By  on August 30, 2007

With more and more artists jumping into the beauty business, it sometimes feels like companies and pop stars are pairing off in an industry game of musical chairs. Here, a rundown of the year's more notable beauty deals:

Jennifer Hudson
Avon's Imari Seduction
Price: Imari Seduction will retail for $22.50 for 1.7-oz.
Launched: This month through Avon's more than 650,000 sales representatives.

Gwen Stefani
Scent: L, a L.A.M.B. Fragrance by Gwen Stefani, with Coty.
Price: Eau de parfum in two sizes for $55 and $70, and a solid perfume compact, $42.
Launches: After a July debut at Nordstrom, L rolls out to 2,000 department and specialty store doors next month.

Scent: 3121, with Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics Inc.
Price: 3121 will range from $31.21 to $70, depending on bottle size.
Launched: July at Macy's.

Scents: Usher for Men and Usher for Women, with Liz Claiborne Cosmetics.
Price: The women's lineup will include an eau de parfum in two sizes, for $52 or $68, and a 0.5-oz. parfum, $120. The men's eau de toilette is $50 and $65. A concentrated eau de toilette will retail for $95.
Launches: September at department stores nationwide.

Kylie Minogue
Scent: Darling, with Coty.
Price: Packaged in three sizes, the eau de toilette is priced at £19.50, £26 and £32.50 (or $39.26, $52.35 and $65.44 at current exchange).
Launched: Available since November in Australia, the U.K. and Ireland, Darling hit shelves across Europe this spring.

Christina Aguilera
The singer inked a deal with Procter & Gamble in January, but details about the forthcoming fragrance were still unavailable at press time.

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