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More than 70 new perfume and cosmetic brands coming up at Changi Airport duty free

South Korea's Shilla Duty Free moved into Changi on Wednesday, after ousting incumbent Nuance Watson in a bidding contest. -- PHOTO: SHILLA DUTY FREE
South Korea's Shilla Duty Free moved into Changi on Wednesday, after ousting incumbent Nuance Watson in a bidding contest. -- PHOTO: SHILLA DUTY FREE
South Korea's Shilla Duty Free moved into Changi on Wednesday, after ousting incumbent Nuance Watson in a bidding contest. -- PHOTO: SHILLA DUTY FREE
South Korea's Shilla Duty Free moved into Changi on Wednesday, after ousting incumbent Nuance Watson in a bidding contest. -- PHOTO: SHILLA DUTY FREE
South Korea's Shilla Duty Free moved into Changi on Wednesday, after ousting incumbent Nuance Watson in a bidding contest. -- PHOTO: SHILLA DUTY FREE
South Korea's Shilla Duty Free moved into Changi on Wednesday, after ousting incumbent Nuance Watson in a bidding contest. -- PHOTO: SHILLA DUTY FREE
An artist impression of a double-storey store at Terminal 3, which will also house a cafe. -- PHOTO: SHILLA DUTY FREE
An artist impression of a double-storey store at Terminal 3, which will also house a cafe. -- PHOTO: SHILLA DUTY FREE

SINGAPORE -More than 70 new perfumes and cosmetics brands will soon be available to travellers at Changi Airport. It will take until end-January for all the new products to be in.

The items, including cle de Peau, Burberry Cosmetics, Cosme Decorte, Urban Decay, Vichy and La Roche Posay, are being brought in by South Korea's Shilla Duty Free which moved into Changi on Wednesday, after ousting incumbent Nuance Watson in a bidding contest.

In all, about 190 brands will be on sale at its stores across the three terminals, Shilla said in a media statement.

Apart from new products, duty free shoppers can also look forward to prices that are up to 40 per cent cheaper than outside the airport.

By the time the stores are refurbished and completely stocked up, Changi will house the largest collection of duty free perfumes and cosmetics items in any airport in Asia, Shilla said.

At Terminal 3, travellers can expect a double-storey store which will also house a cafe.

It will be shopping as usual as the stores are progressively renovated.

To celebrate its arrival in Singapore, Shilla is giving away Etude facial masks, as well as free skincare product sample kits from Lancome, Kiehl's or Biotherm.

Customers also can expect more gifts and benefits depending on how much they spend.

"Singapore has a strong tourism market and we see the tremendous opportunity here... , said Shilla's Duty Free head, Jeong-Ho Cha.

Changi Airport Group's senior vice-president (airside concessions), Ivy Wong, said: "In the coming months, passengers can look forward to a suite of beauty stores boasting a brand new look and offering an elevated experience complete with an exciting range of brands, as well as the world's first airport beauty duplex."

Ms Wong added: "We will continue to deliver strong retail value propositions and an unrivalled retail experience for our shoppers from around the world."

Sales from perfumes and cosmetics, as well as liquor and tobacco, amount to more than $900 million a year at Changi Airport.

This is about half of the airport's total annual receipts from shopping and dining.