More than 2,000 new perfumes were launched all around the world in 2016, a high figure that mirrors the progress observed over the past few years. Among them, 41% come from niche perfumery, and 34% from the selective network – a significant shift since 2015. It should also be highlighted that the share of women and men’s perfumes is declining, to the advantage of the “mixed” or “non-positioned” types typical of niche perfumery, which has become the prevailing genre: it now represents 43% of the offering, compared to 17% in 2006.
— Isabelle Ferrand of Cinquième Sens on 2016 fragrance launches. Read more at More launches in niche perfumery than in the selective network in 2016 at Premium Beauty News. (Note that while her figures may not be directly comparable to those of Michael Edwards, his 2015 numbers were not really all that different — he had attributed about 40% of the 2000+ fragrances introduced in 2015 to the "artisan" category, up from something closer to 25% in 2012.)