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Rowley Launches Beauty With Birchbox

Cynthia Rowley
An eye shadow palette.

Designer Cynthia Rowley and Birchbox have announced a partnership to launch Cynthia Rowley Beauty—a collection comprising three long-lasting, easy-to-use items: Liquid Eyeliner, an Eye Shadow Palette and a Gilded Canvas cosmetic bag.
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December 2, 2013


Allure Revamps Mobile Site

Allure has launched a mobile-optimized version of allure.com—due to booming growth of mobile traffic (211.4%) over the past year.
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November 26, 2013


Dr. Hauschka To Enter CVS

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care has announced a partnership with CVS/pharmacy to join the Healthy Skincare Center—a curated collection of international and dermatologist-recommended skin care lines within 65 stores throughout Southern California.
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November 26, 2013


Loftus Honored at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala

Don Loftus
Don Loftus

Parlux president Don Loftus was honored by the Dramatists Guild Fund—the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America — during its annual gala held on October 21 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.
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November 21, 2013


CEW, Meredith Announce Partnership

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) has announced an exclusive media partnership with the Meredith Corporation beginning with the organization’s 20th Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards.
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November 20, 2013


DSM Taps Beauty Consumer Mindsets

DSM
Ilona Haaijer

Holland-headquartered DSM—a multi-national science powerhouse and creator of skin care, sunscreen and vitamin products—is aiming to hone its focus on the mindset of beauty consumers everywhere.
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October 24, 2013


Zappos CEO Will Kick Off PCPC 2014

Zappos
Tony Hseih

Zappos CEO Tony Hseih will offer a keynote address dubbed “Delivering Happiness” at the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) 2014 meeting—to be held from February 23 to 26 at The Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
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October 23, 2013


MAC, Proenza Schouler Announce Collab

MAC and Proenza Schouler will collaborate on a spring color collection slated to arrive in-store and online globally next year.
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October 23, 2013


Town & Country Fêtes October Men’s Style Issue

Last month, Town & Country celebrated its October Men’s Style Issue with a cocktail party held at the Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store.
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October 22, 2013


Jack Black Taps Alison Rubinson

Alison Rubinson
Alison Rubinson

Dallas-based grooming brand Jack Black has named Alison Rubinson marketing manager. She will be responsible for digital marketing, retailer relations and product development/marketing.
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October 22, 2013


“Lips of Luxury” Makes Stateside Debut at Makeup in New York

For the first time in the United States, the “Lips of Luxury” exhibition debuted at the third annual MakeUp in NewYork trade show—which is dedicated exclusively to makeup industry suppliers—last month.
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October 22, 2013


Coppola to Direct Jacobs Campaign

Marc Jacobs announced via Facebook that Sofia Coppola will direct the television campaign for Daisy Marc Jacobs, debuting this fall.
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October 21, 2013


Demsey Celebrates Elle Décor Fashion Issue

Elle Decor
John Demsey of The Estée Lauder Companies (2nd l.) with Elle Décor’s Barbara Friedmann, Michael Boodro and Cynthia Frank.

John Demsey, group president of The Estée Lauder Companies, fêted the Elle Décor fashion issue during a party at his private residence—alongside the magazine’s editor in chief, Michael Boodro, and publisher, Barbara Friedmann.
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October 21, 2013


Birchbox and
Liz Earle Partner

Discovery retail company Birchbox has partnered with cult British beauty brand Liz Earle to bring its subscribers the famed Cleanse & Polish cleanser in their October boxes. Birchbox.com will also serve as Liz Earle’s exclusive online retailer in the states for a wide selection of its products.
October 18, 2013


Rihanna Greets Fans in Hong Kong

On September 15, Rihanna visited the MAC Elements store in Hong Kong where she was greeted by a sea of fans.
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October 16, 2013


Bloomingdale’s Thinks Pink

Little Pink Bag
$2.00 from the sale of every Little Pink Bag ($20.00) has been earmarked to fight the cause.

Bloomingdale’s is fighting breast cancer this October with exclusive merchandise, special events and unique promotions in partnership with: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), The Cancer Vixen Fund at Beth Israel Hospital and The Tutu Project, benefiting The Carey Foundation.
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September 27, 2013


Kurkdjian at Luxe Pack Monaco

Kurkdijan
Francis Kurkdjian

For its 26th edition, Luxe Pack Monaco will welcome this year the famed perfumer Francis Kurkdjian as its guest of honor. Kurkdjian will offer a discussion entitled “Behind the Walls of Creation: Two Decades Dedicated to World of Perfume” on the afternoon of October 23.
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September 10, 2013


Oscar Blandi Big in Brazil

During a two-day event hosted by Sephora Brazil and Oscar Blandi, the renowned stylist spoke to local editors as well as made an in-store appearance in support of his namesake brand, which launched in Brazil exclusively at Sephora last year.
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September 9, 2013


Ungerer Shanghai Unveils Facility

Ungerer Shanghai celebrated its 10th anniversary in May and also unveiled a new, larger Asia Pacific Headquarters facility equipped with full flavor and fragrance R&D and manufacturing capabilities.
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September 6, 2013


ZIRH at the 2013 ESPY Awards

Ray Allen
Ray Allen

Premium grooming brand ZIRH was on-site at the 2013 ESPY Awards’ official gifting lounge, providing hundreds of VIPs with complete skin care regimens. Recipients included ESPY winners Ray Allen of the Miami Heat, Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings and the San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick—among others.
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August 20, 2013


Isaac Mizrahi Hearts Tweezerman

Tweezerman has partnered with Isaac Mizrahi for its 2013 Limited Edition Designer Series Collection—an annual partnership that has, in the past, included Betsey Johnson, Cynthia Rowley and Harajuku Lovers.
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August 20, 2013


Kux Rejoins Firmenich Board

Barbara Kux has rejoined Firmenich’s board of directors, effective July 1.
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August 20, 2013


Ungerer Forecasts Sophisticated Gourmands

UK-based Ungerer Limited—the supplier of fragrances, flavors, essential oils and aroma chemicals—has forecasted that food and beverage scents inspired by the British tradition of afternoon tea will be a key trend for fragrance development in 2014.
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August 20, 2013


CEW Teams with Birchbox

Birchbox has partnered with Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) to create two limited edition boxes featuring winners of the organization’s famed 2013 Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards.
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August 19, 2013


Spiro to Enter Circle of Champs

Spiro
Art Spiro

Elizabeth Arden’s executive vice president of global fragrance innovation, Art Spiro, will enter The Fragrance Foundation’s renowned Circle of Champions on October 8 at the St. Regis Hotel in New York.
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August 15, 2013


Sephora Taps Aaron de Mey

De Mey
Aaron de Mey

Internationally-renowned makeup artist Aaron de Mey has joined Sephora in the newly-created position of artistry ambassador. In this role, de Mey will hold a variety of educational workshops and creative consultation sessions, as well as collaborate with the Sephora PRO team of elite makeup artists to further advance the company’s overall artistry expertise.
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August 15, 2013


Inter Parfums Expands its Reach

Inter Parfums USA is expanding fast: the company has signed exclusive licensing agreements to create fragrances for the leading Chinese luxury brand Shanghai Tang and London-based luxe lingerie maker Agent Provocateur.
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August 13, 2013


AHAVA Names Drell Szyfer Global CEO

Ahava
Elana Drell Szyfer

AHAVA’s board of directors has appointed Elana Drell Szyfer group chief executive officer of the company globally — effective September 1. Formerly the North American CEO of AHAVA, Drell Szyfer replaces Yacov Ellis, who will move on after a successful 10-year tenure with the company.
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August 12, 2013


Cargo Taps Jason Hoffman

Jason Cargo
Jason Hoffman

Seventeen-year-old Cargo Cosmetics has announced the hire of Jason Hoffman as global director of artistry and education. With over fifteen years of industry experience, Hoffman most recently held the role of national lead trainer at NARS, and has also previously worked for shu uemura, Laura Mercier and Trish McEvoy.
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July 24, 2013


Rakity Joins Takasago

Fred Rakity has joined Takasago as director of fine fragrance business development. Rakity will report to Frederic Jacques, the vice president of Takasago’s fine fragrance New York gallery.
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July 24, 2013


Unilever Launches Global Leadership Development Center

Unilever has announced the opening of Four Acres Singapore, the company’s second-ever global leadership development center—following the establishment of Four Acres London over 60 years ago—whose aim is to develop leaders with a “purpose-driven” approach to business and therein an awareness of society’s broader needs.
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July 22, 2013


Nivea, Minkoff Partner for “Style, Uncapped” Campaign

Nivea
Personalized caps, including Minkoff’s design (c.)

Nivea has partnered with designer Rebecca Minkoff to launch the “Style, Uncapped” campaign—in which consumers can digitally purchase customized containers for its beloved lip balms.
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July 22, 2013


Ripa, Robertson to Host QVC Charity Broadcast

QVC’s Lisa Robertson and Live with Kelly and Michael star Kelly Ripa will host a charity broadcast out of the Hamptons on July 27 at 2:00 PM entitled “Super Saturday Live.”
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July 22, 2013


Clarins Reorganizes Western Hemisphere

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Jonathan Zrihen

Clarins Groupe has announced the reorganization of its subsidiary in the Western Hemisphere to create one region: Clarins Groupe Americas—comprising the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America and Travel Retail Americas.
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July 10, 2013


 



 

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Elizabeth And James
Nirvana

NirvanaCategory: Fragrance
Launch: January 2014
Claims: A duo of fragrances—one white, one black—developed in partnership by the Olsen twins’ Dualstar Entertainment Group and the Kendo division of Sephora. Ashley and Mary-Kate provided creative direction alongside Batallure Beauty, with a juice by Firmenich.
Ingredients: White—peony, muguet and musk. Black—violet, sandalwood and vanilla.
Packaging: Each flacon’s architectural lines, rich gold accents and distinctive texture were stylistically inspired by vintage jewelry and designed by the twins themselves.
Stats: 1.7 oz. EDP, $75.00; 1.0 oz. EDP, $55.00; and a 0.34-oz. rollerball, $22.00.

December 2, 2013


Jay Z
Gold

Jay ZCategory: Fragrance
Launch: November 2013
Claims: Fragrance debut from the entrepreneur, music legend and philanthropist developed alongside Firmenich’s Ilias Ermenidis and debuting at major department stores throughout the U.S.
Ingredients: Sicilian bergamot, ginger, cardamom, vetiver, teak wood, pink pepper, amber, myrrh and bourbon vanilla.
Packaging: Pure white matte flask designed by Jay Z himself with the logo etched in gold and the words Power, Pride, Confidence, Strength, Success and Courage engraved upon its gilded cap.
Stats: 3.0 oz. EDT, $70.00; 1.7 oz. EDT, $55.00; and 1.0 oz. EDT, $39.00.

November 25, 2013


Dr. Brandt
Do Not Age (DNA) Collection

DNA shotCategory: Skin care
Launch: October 2013
Claims: Targets DNA mistakes and malfunctions—and the alteration of cells’ oxygenation that occurs with age—to stop lines, wrinkles, sagging, dullness and loss of volume.
Ingredients: Juvenessence + Complex strengthens the mitochondria, protects telomeres and decreases the production of progerins.
Collection: DNA Transforming Pearl Serum—1.4 oz., $150.00; DNA Time Reversing Cream—1.7 oz., $130.00; DNA Triple Peptide Eye Cream—0.5 oz., $80.00; and DNA Firming Neck Cream—1.7 oz., $65.00.

November 22, 2013


Dr. Brandt
Extend Your Youth (XYY) Collection

DR BrandtCategory: Skin care
Launch: October 2013
Claims: Provides powerful antioxidant protection, defends skin cells against oxidative stress and inflammation, and protects against moisture loss to keep skin looking young and healthy.
Ingredients: Antioxidant Tri-Blend (green tea, white tea and grape seeds); Dermashield (RedRoseWine complex and osmanthus flower + pro-taurine); and an Exotic Moisturizing Cocktail (murumuru butter, shea butter and kokum butter).
Collection: XYY Dual Fusion Water—3.4 oz., $32.00; XYY Face Cream—1.7 oz., $59.00; and XYY Eye Cream—0.5 oz., $45.00.

November 20, 2013


Monteil Paris
Elixir Métamorphose Instant Facelift Serum

MonteilCategory: Skin care
Launch: October 2013
Claims: An innovative serum that provides an immediate and visible lifting effect to fine lines around the mouth, eyes and forehead—as well as increases skin elasticity and refines pores.
Ingredients: Easyliance (a complex of two natural polymers), wild pistachios and hyaluronic acid, with a fine web that engulfs the skin to smooth over wrinkles.
Application: Consciously relax face muscles and apply to moist skin, thereby activating a lifting effect within five minutes that lasts for several hours.
Stats: 1.0 oz., €69.00

October 25, 2013


Em Cosmetics
The Life Palette Mini—Winter Life: Ice Bunny Edition

EM CosmeticsCategory: Makeup
Launch: October 2013
Creator: As the second most-subscribed female on YouTube and top “beauty guru” on the entire network, Michelle Phan has introduced a 250-SKU beauty line in collaboration with L’Oréal Luxe.
Claims: A limited edition, magnetic, refillable palette from Phan’s holiday collection that comprises six eyeshadows, two lip colors and one blush.
Inspiration: Icy blue and grey hues and a soft kiss of pink evoke winter romance and bundling up to play outside in the snow.
Stats: 0.18 oz., $35.00

October 21, 2013


Nyakio
Giant Fig Body Scrub

NyakioCategory: Skin care
Launch: October 2013
Creator: A beauty collection for all skin types, ages and ethnicities inspired by founder Nyakio Kamoche Grieco’s Kenyan family secrets—medicine men, farmers and educators—in collaboration with Gurwitch Products.
Claims: Envelopes the senses while removing dull skin and hydrating, providing antioxidant benefits and leaving skin with a glow.
Ingredients: South African mongongo nut oil, fig extract and exfoliating sugars. Formulated without parabens or sulfates.
Stats: 10.5 oz., $39.00

October 16, 2013


Bottega Veneta
Bottega Veneta Pour Homme

Bottega VegaCategory: Fragrance
Launch: September 2013
Claims: Fresh, understated scent composed by master perfumers Daniela Andrier and Antoine Maisondieu.
Ingredients: Calabrian bergamot, Siberian pine, Balkans juniper, Jamaican pimento, Canadian fir balsam, Mediterranean clary sage, Indonesian patchouli and a leather accord.
Bottle: Softly-curved flacon inspired by Venetian glasswork and the traditional Italian carafe. Smoky color scheme features black metal cap, collar and signature screw that secures its leather strap adornment—all offset by a platinum logo.
Stats: 1.7 oz. EDT, $80.00; 3.0 oz. EDT, $110.00; 6.7 oz. After Shave Balm, $70.00; 6.7 oz. Shower Gel, $43.00

September 27, 2013


Lolita Lempicka
Elle L’Aime

Lolita LempickaCategory: Fragrance
Launch: August 2013
Claims: An enchanting new scent—Lolita Lempicka’s biggest U.S. launch in over a decade—that radiates femininity and love, housed in a gold, totem-shaped bottle and debuting exclusively at Neiman Marcus.
Notes: Bergamot, neroli, lime, coco essence, jasmine, ylang-ylang, vanilla, myrrh and sandalwood.
Stats: 2.7 oz., $100.00

September 9, 2013


Azzaro
Chrome United

ChromeCategory: Fragrance
Launch: August 2013
Claims: Clean, authentic and long-lasting scent created by perfumer Richard Ibanez of Robertet with a linear composition of three pillars—rather than top, middle and bottom notes.
Ingredients: Bergamot, coriander, ceylon black tea and cedar wood.
Audience: A tech-savvy generation in search of authentic and unique items.
Bottle: Deep blue juice is housed in a sleek, rectangular flacon, accented by a herringbone pattern on its square cap and glass base.
Stats: 3.4 oz. EDT, $76.00; 1.7 oz. EDT, $56.00; 2.5 oz. After Shave Balm, $36.00.

September 6, 2013


Make Up Forever
Artisan Brush Collection

Makeup ForeverCategory: Makeup
Launch: September 2013
Claims: Seventy-six cutting-edge, synthetic brushes—ranging from everyday ‘must-haves’ to highly customized tools intended to create intricate artistic effects.
Technology: Synthetic fiber technology—both wavy and straight fibers depending on required use; bristle softness achieved via use of tweezers; and fibers fixed into place with a ferrule made from a gunmetal barrel. Beech wood handles have beveled ends for product retrieval and faux lash application.
Stats: $9.00 to $55.00

August 20, 2013


Shiseido
Future Solution LX Total Regenerating Body Cream

ShiseidoCategory: Body care
Launch: October 2013
Claims: Rich formula that moisturizes, firms, smoothes, boosts skin’s metabolism and promotes microcirculation.
Ingredients: Patent-pending Skingenecell 1P, angelica root extract, houttuynita cordata extract, super yeast, star fruit, okra, ononis extracts and uji green tea extract.
Stats: 6.7 oz., $130.00

August 19, 2013


Kenzo
Flower In The Air

KenzoCategory: Fragrance
Launch: September 2013
Claims: Fresh floral luminous scent created by Firmenich’s Alberto Morillas that aims to capture the scent of a resolutely modern rose.
Ingredients: Bergamot, pink pepper, rose, cedarwood and musk.
Stats: 1.7 oz., $78.00; 3.4 oz., $99.00

August 14, 2013


NARS
Eye Paint

NarsCategory: Makeup
Launch: September 2013
Claims: Multi-purpose pot of high-impact pigment that serves to line, define, highlight and shade. Weightless gel formula is available in ten total hues—from modern mattes to icy metallics—that deliver long-lasting color.
Stats: 0.08 oz., $25.00

August 13, 2013


bareMinerals
Frame & Define Brow Styler

Bare MineralsCategory: Makeup
Launch: August 2013
Claims: Ultra-fine pencil infused with minerals and formulated without preservatives that instantly defines brows—available in two universally flattering shades. Spooley brush on tail end can be used to shape and grooms.
Stats: 0.003 oz., $15.00

August 12, 2013


Calvin Klein
ck one powder eyeshadow

CK OneCategory: Makeup
Launch: August 2013
Claims: A long-lasting wet and dry formula that is customizable for both dramatic and natural looks. Swivel compact packaging is inspired by a modern contrast of black matte and white gloss. Available in 12 total shades.
Stats: 0.04 oz., $15.00

July 24, 2013


bareMinerals
Complexion Perfection Palette

bare mineralsCategory: Makeup
Launch: September 2013
Claims: Sleek and portable palette containing, foundation, touch-up veil, bronzer, luminizer, concealer and two brushes—and available in eight shades.
Stats: $49.00

July 23, 2013


Marc Jacobs
Daisy Hot Pink Edition

DaisyCategory: Fragrance
Launch: October 2013
Claims: Jacobs’ signature Daisy fragrance repackaged in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a hot pink cap, classic gold hardware and a sleek black bottle.
Ingredients: Wild strawberry, violet petals, gardenia, jasmine, white woods, birch and cedar wood.
Stats: 1.7 oz., $79.00

July 23, 2013


Clé de Peau Beauté
Le Sérum

Cle de Peau BeauteCategory: Skin care
Launch: August 2013
Claims: Luxurious, concentrated anti-aging serum that awakens cellular activity to deliver radiance and protect skin from future damage.
Ingredients: Dermal motivator, yeast, chai hu, inositol, cabbage rose, peony, clematis, water lily and an illuminating complex.
Distribution: Bergdorf Goodman and select Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue locations.
Stats: 1.3 oz., $325.00

July 22, 2013


Chanel
Le Blanc Immediate Brightening Oil-Gel Makeup Remover

ChanelCategory: Skin care
Launch: August 2013
Claims: Anti-dullness makeup remover that whisks away even the most resistant makeup and skin-dulling pollutants to yield an exquisite radiance, luminosity and evenness of tone.
Ingredients: Pearl protein and licorice extracts.
Distribution: Specialty stores and chanel.com.
Stats: 5 oz., $60.00

July 22, 2013


Calvin Klein
Downtown Calvin Klein

CK DowntownCategory: Fragrance
Launch: September 2013
Claims: A floral, woody juice with an unexpected edge to yield a confident and modern signature.
Ingredients: Italian cedrat, bergamot, Tunisian neroli, green pear, watery plum, pink peppercorn, violet leaf, gardenia petals, Texan cedarwood, incense, vetiver and velvet musks.
Packaging: Curved, light pink bottle is topped with a hollow silver and fuchsia-accented cap.
Advertising: Black-and-white campaign stars Rooney Mara and was shot by David Fincher (television) and Jean-Baptiste Mondino (print). Set in New York, it portrays the story of a young woman breaking away from the expected.
Stats: 1.0 oz. EDP, $45.00; 1.7 oz. EDP, $65.00; 3.0 oz. EDP, $80.00; 6.7 oz. Body Lotion, $43.00; 6.7 oz. Body Wash, $38.00; 5.0 oz. Body Mist, $27.00

July 18, 2013


One Direction
Our Moment

One DirectionCategory: Fragrance
Launch: August 2013
Claims: Debut fragrance from the world’s biggest pop band, inspired by and dedicated to its fans. One Direction was involved in every step of the year-long development process, working closely with Firmenich to create a vibrant and playful fruity floral juice.
Ingredients: Pink grapefruit, wild berries, redcurrants, jasmine petals, freesia, frangipani, musk, woods and white patchouli.
Packaging: Ornate glass bottle topped with an intricate crown lid that houses a mesh pink flower—hinting to the fragrance’s floral notes.
Distribution: Prestige and specialty beauty retailers stateside.
Stats: 0.33 oz. EDP Rollerball, $20.00; 1.7 oz. EDP, $49.50; 3.4 oz. EDP, $59.50; 5 oz. Body Lotion, $21.00; 5 oz. Shower Gel, $15.00

July 18, 2013


 


 


Features


CEW Fêtes Giving At Annual Luncheon

CEW Giving

CEW’s Carlotta Jacobson with Vogue’s Susan Plagemann and L’Oréal’s Carol Hamilton.

 

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) hosted its annual  Beauty  of Giving luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria on December 13.

This year, CEW’s philanthropic arm, Cancer and Careers, honored L’Oréal USA.

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December 30, 2013


CEW Fêtes Honorees at Annual Luncheon

CEW Achievers

Maybelline’s Carolyn Holba, QVC’s Claudia Lucas, Revlon’s Julia Goldin, Sniffapalooza’s Karen Dubin, Clinique’s Agnes Landau and MAC’s Karen Buglisi-Weiler.

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) hosted the 2013 Achiever Awards luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria. Not only does the annual luncheon celebrate achievement and connect friends and colleagues, it funds a year’s worth of networking, industry intelligence and professional development programs for future leaders in the beauty industry.


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December 3, 2013


Suppliers Dazzle at Luxe Pack Monaco

Luxe pack Monaco

The Grimaldi Forum

A total of 400 exhibitors showcased the latest and greatest in packaging design at Luxe Pack Monaco 2013, said the show’s executive director, Nathalie Grosdidier.

7,439 visitors this year totaled a 6% increase in attendance over 2012. Visitors represented a total of 77 countries, including 46% from France, 19% from Italy, 28% from other European countries and 7% from the rest of the world.
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November 26, 2013


A Dynamic TFWA 2013

TFWA photo

The Opening Conference

6,303 delegates from 2,917 companies in the global duty free and travel retail industry attended TFWA World Exhibition 2013, held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. Exhibiting companies numbered 470.

TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen called this year’s show dynamic—“in that there is a much better sense of working together in the industry; in that passenger numbers are growing; in that exhibitor and visitor numbers keep increasing.”
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November 25, 2013


PUIG’s TRAVEL RETAIL PUSH

Puig photo

Javier Bach

It was a busy week at TFWA for Puig, the family-owned fashion and fragrance company, said its COO, Javier Bach, in an exclusive interview with Cosmetic World.

“Puig is currently the sixth-ranked player in prestige fragrances globally. Our goal is to enter the top five with a ten percent market share in coming years. Puig has consistently gained share over the past nine years, and expects to grow in terms of sell-out at more than twice the speed of the markets in 2013,” Bach said.
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November 22, 2013


L’Oréal USA’s Tenth Year Celebrating Women in Science

L'Oréal women in science

2013 Fellows Anisa Ismail, Mary Caswell Stoddard, Arpita Bose, Robin Evans Stanley, and Luisa Whittaker Brooks.

On October 24, L’Oréal USA celebrated its tenth year of the Fellowships For Women in Science program by honoring five post-doctoral female scientists at the American Museum of Natural History. Since its inception in 2003, the program has supported the advancement of women in science by funding up to $60,000 for scientific research, as well as helping to build networks with successful female leaders in the scientific, corporate, governmental and academic fields.
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November 20, 2013


Fashion Group International Fêtes 30th Annual Night Of Stars

FGI Night of Stars

Marc Jacobs with Miley Cyrus and Robert Duffy.

Fashion Group International (FGI) celebrated its 30th annual Night of Stars gala—themed “Galaxy”—at Cipriani Wall Street last month among a star-studded list of honorees and presenters in the worlds of fashion, beauty, interior design, media and humanitarianism.

Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy received the Superstar Award from presenter Miley Cyrus. In beauty, Bare Escentuals creator Leslie Blodgett was honored by celebrity chef Michael Chiarello, while Gilles Andrier accepted the Sustainability Award for Givaudan from presenter Steve Birkbeck.
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November 20, 2013


Belk Pilots Scent Finder Program

Belk

Caroline Fabrigas of The Scent Marketing Institute.

In order to adapt in an evolving retail climate and solidify its place as a premier fragrance destination, Belk has partnered with New York-based Scent Marketing Institute to develop the Belk Scent Finder.

Currently being piloted in six of Belk’s 302 stores, the iPad application identifies five scent profiles and fragrance brands for consumers based on their answers to a set of six questions. (In the process, it also captures the e-mail address of each participant.)
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November 4, 2013


Lucky’s Chen Curates Mag’s 6th FABB Conference

Lucky

Lucky’s Eva Chen and Gillian Gormon Round (r.) with Kate Bosworth.

Lucky magazine’s sixth-ever Fashion and Beauty Blog (FABB) conference also marks the first event curated by its newly-minted and social media-savvy editor in chief, Eva Chen.

The event, Chen said, aims to educate and launch the next generation of bloggers as well as inspire attendees with success stories and instill the belief that creativity and personal style know no bounds.
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October 28, 2013


Mane, Crafting Beauty Give “Taste of France”

Mane

Mane’s Westly Morris and Michel Mane with François Damide of Crafting Beauty.

Beauty industry innovators Mane and Crafting Beauty came together for the second annual Taste of France show held from September 28 to 29 in New York’s Bryant Park. The largest French showcase ever organized was attended by over 100,000 visitors, and highlighted the best in French food, wine, tourism, fragrance and beauty.
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October 25, 2013


Second Tru Blooms Scent Mines Rose

tru blooms

Tru Blooms Fountain of Roses

Chicago-based boutique fragrance developer Tru Fragrance has announced the release of Tru Blooms Fountain of Roses.

The limited edition scent is a result of the Tru Blooms initiative—currently in its second year—in which the company has partnered with the city of Chicago to plant flowers in public spaces for use in its fragrances.
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October 23, 2013


Macy’s Unveils New Dior Counter

Dior counter at Macys

The new Dior counter at Macy’s.

Customers from all over the world flock to Macy’s—so it’s no surprise that the iconic store is positioning itself as the premier luxury shopping destination by continually showcasing the latest in counter display technology.

A ribbon cutting ceremony fêted the new Christian Dior counter on September 25.
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October 22, 2013


SAKS’ Fragrance Floor Gets Makeover

Saks Fifthe Avenue

Deborah Walters

In late September, Saks Fifth Avenue—one of the world’s most pre-eminent specialty retailers—unveiled its revamped fragrance floor to beauty editors, and fêted the occasion with a performance by the American Ballet Theater. The reimagined space creates a new world of exploration for fragrance aficionados, where customers can interact with various brands in an open and engaging environment.
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October 21, 2013


2013 BCA Campaign Stresses Action, Togetherness

BCA poster

The 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign.

The Estée Lauder Companies has announced its 2013 global Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign, whose theme is, “Let’s Defeat Breast Cancer. We’re Stronger Together.”
Aiming to shift the public focus from awareness to action, this year’s campaign intends to raise $5 million to support research, education and medical services worldwide.

“This year, we feel it is vitally important that we encourage people to move beyond awareness by taking actions that we know can help save lives,” stated William Lauder, the company’s executive chairman. “My mother, Evelyn Lauder, believed that no one could defeat breast cancer alone—this spirit of unity is at the heart of our campaign.”
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October 18, 2013


Arden’s Spiro Enters Circle of Champions

Circle of Champions

Elizabeth Arden’s Art Spiro with Elizabeth Musmanno of The Fragrance Foundation.

Art Spiro, Elizabeth Arden’s executive vice president, global fragrance innovation, entered The Fragrance Foundation’s coveted Circle of Champions during a roast ceremony held on October 8 at the St. Regis Hotel here in New York.

Selected by the Foundation’s board of directors for his extraordinary impact on the fragrance industry, roasters included: Givaudan’s executive vice president, Cos Policastro; IFF’s group president, Nicolas Mirzayantz; Bath & Body Works’ president of brand merchandising, Camille McDonald; Ann Gottlieb Associates’ president, Ann Gottlieb; and roastmaster Donald Loftus, president of Parlux.
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October 17, 2013


Baxter, Vittoria Fêted at 29th DreamBall

DreamBall 2013

Du Jour’s Jason Binn with Goldie Hawn and Cosmetic World’s John Ledes..

LVMH’s Pamela Baxter and Firmenich’s Jerry Vittoria were honored at the 29th annual DreamBall—the primary source of funding for the Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) program, which has helped over 850,000 cancer patients manage the appearance-related side effects of treatment since its founding.
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October 16, 2013


Making ‘Our Moment’: A Firsthand Account

One Direction

Dana Kline (3rd l.) with One Direction.

On a plane to London late last August, the beauty executive Dana Kline was literally charged with excitement.

She was en route to visit One Direction—as boyband du jour, arguably five of the hottest stars on the planet today—for their very first fragrance development meeting.

“After twenty-two years in this business,” she told Cosmetic World exclusively, “it felt like a pivotal moment—like an opportunity to demonstrate all of the skills I’d cultivated, and even ones I didn’t know I had.”
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October 7, 2013


Shiseido’s Manheimer, Bloomingdale’s Gould Grace CEW Newsmaker Forum

Newsmaker

BPI’s Patrice Béliard, Shiseido’s Heidi Manheimer and Louis Desazars of NARS.

Two beauty industry gurus—Bloomingdale’s chairman and CEO, Michael Gould, and Shisiedo Cosmetics America’s CEO, Heidi Manheimer—discussed “Strategies for Profitability” at a Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Newsmaker Forum on September 19.

In a panel led by CEW chairwoman and newly-named senior vice president of philosophy and Coty Prestige Skincare, Jill Scalamandre, Gould and Manheimer discussed creating and maintaining successful partnerships between retailers and brands, and how each of their respective companies has evolved in a digital marketplace.
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September 30, 2013


Allure Ordains Beauty’s Best

Allure

Allure’s Linda Wells and Agnes Chapski.

Self-proclaimed ‘Beauty Expert’ Allure magazine announced the winners of its 17th annual Best of Beauty Awards during a cocktail reception at Lincoln Center on September 9.

The magazine’s editors rigorously tested tens of thousands of products alongside leading dermatologists, makeup artists, hairstylists and chemists, and then identified the most effective and innovative. Results are published in Allure’s October issue, on newsstands now and featuring “more ad pages than ever before,” said publisher Agnes Chapski.
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September 16, 2013


Aerin Lauder to Introduce Fragrance Quintet

Aerin

Gardenia Rattan

After her namesake brand has spun off to include categories as varied as home décor, shoes and jewelry, lifestyle mogul Aerin Lauder is honing her beauty roots this fall with the launch of a brand new fragrance collection.

The “modern wardrobe” of five scents aims to encapsulate Lauder’s most intimate memories via the “finest ingredients,” Aerin said.

The line’s packaging echoes the feminine and modern aesthetic of its founder. Each rectangular bottle is topped with a pastel stone and each outer carton is adorned in an exclusive Aerin for Lee Jofa design that reflects the fragrance within.
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September 10, 2013


La Prairie Multi-taskers Tackle Lips and Eyes

La Prairie

Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Contour Cream

La Prairie is taking an innovative approach to anti-aging this fall with two multi-tasking launches targeting eyes and lips. Skin surrounding these features is the most susceptible to environmental damage, La Prairie said, as well as the most prone to volume loss and wrinkle formation.
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September 9, 2013


Marc Jacobs Redefines Beauty

Marc Jacobs

Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer in Blue Velvet and in Desire gives a wet-look finish that mirrors 30 coats of lacquer.

The rule-breaking fashion designer Marc Jacobs has stepped into the cosmetics category with a new, eponymous line, Marc Jacobs Beauty. The 120-SKU collection is exclusively available at Sephora and select Marc Jacobs stores.

“I always loved color,” Jacobs said.

“I wanted to get into makeup because I’ve always loved the ritual of a young woman enjoying creating her look, getting ready for her night out, or her night after her night out.”
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September 6, 2013


Bliss Gets Pitched On AMC

Bliss ad

The Winning ad

The cheeky and cheerful Bliss brand made a star turn on the silver screen last August 22 on AMC’s reality show competition, The Pitch.

The hour-long series pits two advertising agencies against one another—each devising campaigns for a specific brand and vying for new business.

Bliss’ episode, starring president Mike Indursky, featured its just-launched ‘Fuzz’ Off, a facial hair removal cream. Indursky briefed competing agencies that the company sought “provocative and attention-grabbing” imagery to “take readers’ relationship with the brand to the next level.”
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August 27, 2013


Tablet Leader Cosmopolitan Activates Shopping Feature

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan’s September issue.

As a leader in the tablet magazine market—with over 350,000 current monthly readers—Cosmopolitan is pioneering new technology that will allow consumers to shop its pages with a single tap.

The global titan, which publishes 64 total editions in 100 countries, has partnered with leading tech firm Shop Advisor to make the editorial pages and ads within its tablet edition shop-able—via a linear and intuitive process that doesn’t take readers out of the magazine’s shell.
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August 19, 2013


CVS’ Essence of Beauty Charters New Fragrance Depths

Essence of Beauty

The Essence of Beauty Fine Fragrance Collection Body Mists.

This fall, CVS/pharmacy is delving deeper into the world of perfumery via its proprietary fragrance and body care brand, Essence of Beauty, which launched in 2002. CVS—the operator of more than 7,400 stores stateside—has invited four master perfumers to create signature scents for its forthcoming Fine Fragrance Collection, each inspired by distinct themes.
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August 19, 2013


CEW, QVC Partner for Awards Broadcast

CEW QVC

QVC’s Claudia Lucas and Sandra Bennett with MOOR’s Kelly Gasspari and Dr. Dennis Johnson.

Winners of the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards were featured during a QVC broadcast last July 19, showcasing a handful of the most innovative and prestigious launches on the market. CEW president Carlotta Jacobson appeared on-air to inform viewers about CEW and offer insight into the industry.
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August 14, 2013


Top Editors Convene at Saks for LGFB

Look Good Feel Better

Christian Dior’s Terry Darland with LGFB’s Louanne Roark and Deborah Walters of Saks Fifth Avenue.

In an unprecedented and cross-industry gesture of solidarity, 31 of the nation’s top beauty editors assembled on Saks Fifth Avenue’s storied cosmetics floor last August 1 for the second annual Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) Beauty Editors Day.

The charitable event benefits LGFB, a program designed to help women battling cancer address the appearance-related side effects of treatment. For $30.00, consumers can make an appointment with their favorite beauty editor—each of whom is stationed at a specific counter.
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August 13, 2013


L’Oréal USA Recognizes Women in Digital

Loreal

JOYUS’ Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, L’Oréal USA’s Rachel Weiss, Olivia Munn, 72Lux’s Heather Marie and Kelsey Falter of Poptip.

L’Oréal USA’s Women in Digital program—which recognizes the achievements of women in digital marketing, technology and IT functions—announced the winners of its second annual NEXT Generation awards on July 17 in New York alongside guest hostess Olivia Munn.

“I am so honored to be part of an event that’s giving female digital rock stars the opportunity to shine,” Munn said.
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August 12, 2013


Spotlight on: Olivia Bransbourg

Olivia Bransbourg

Olivia Bransbourg

French niche magazine ICONOfly is fastening the ties that bind with the launch of Attache-Moi 55—its second fragrance, whose name translates, roughly, to “Tie Me Up.”

The seven-year-old publication is the brainchild of art world luminary Olivia Bransbourg and was born out of her fascination with the history, art and craftsmanship of fashion accessories.
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July 25, 2013


IFF Scents Kid Koala Show at Luminato Festival

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IFF’s Celine Barel and Anahita Mekanik (r.) with DJ Kid Koala.

Canadian scratch DJ—and literary and visual artist—Kid Koala partnered with International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) to incorporate scent into his performance at the Luminato Festival in Toronto last month.

Perfumer Celine Barel created five different scents alongside Kid Koala at IFF’s New York labs, which were inspired by Space Cadet, his graphic novel and live show of the same name.
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July 25, 2013


Conair Spills Revolutionary Curl Secret

Conair

Conair’s Curl Secret and MiraCurl from Babyliss Pro.

With a revolutionary device several years in development, Conair is slated to transform the way women curl their hair, said the company’s president, Ron Diamond.

Its newest creation—an at-home curling tool dubbed Curl Secret—draws hair into a tourmaline ceramic chamber, whereby strands are wrapped, held and heated from all angles, explained Robin Linsely, Conair’s vice president of marketing—“like surround-sound heating.” After a timer signals, the perfect curl—shiny, long-lasting and three-dimensional—is released.
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July 24, 2013


Maybelline Talks Risk Reward at CEW

Maybelline at CEW

CEW’s Carlotta Jacobson with Maybelline’s David Greenberg and Carolyn Holba

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) took guests at its Women & Men in Beauty Series behind the closed doors of beauty powerhouse Maybelline during a wide-ranging panel discussion entitled “Beauty Risk-Taker” on June 25 at New York’s Harmonie Club.

Panelists David Greenberg, president of Maybelline New York, Garnier and essie, and Carolyn Holba—senior vice president of marketing for those brands—discussed the cutting-edge products and innovative technologies that have solidified Maybelline’s place as a leader in the mass beauty space.
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July 23, 2013


GlamGlow: Love Story Turned Blockbuster Brand

GlamGlow

Glenn and Shannon Dellimore.

You know what they say: build a better mud mask and the world will beat a path to your door.

Consider the case of GlamGlow, founded by the Hollywood-based husband and wife team, Glenn and Shannon Dellimore. Launched roughly four years ago, the brand is on track, they say, to do at least $22 million in 2013, $75 million in 2014, and well into nine figures thereafter.
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July 23, 2013


Fabrizio Freda, Rose Marie Bravo Chat at FGI

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The Estée Lauder Companies’ Fabrizio Freda, FGI’s Margaret Hayes and Rose Marie Bravo.

The Estée Lauder Companies’ chief Fabrizio Freda sat down with noted Burberry exec (and Lauder board member) Rose Marie Bravo at the 21 Club on Tuesday, July 10. The “rare and provocative” exchange was part of Fashion Group International’s (FGI) Tastemaker Series, said the organization’s president, Margaret Hayes.
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July 22, 2013


Elizabeth Arden’s Untold Story

Untold

The Untold bottle and carton.

Elizabeth Arden, Inc. is spilling the juice with its first flagship fragrance launch in decades, Untold.

Following the announcement of an all-encompassing revamp of its legendary Elizabeth Arden brand last year, Untold represents the initial olfactory component of the effort “to shepherd this great brand back to its original glory,” said Kathy Widmer, Elizabeth Arden’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
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July 22, 2013


Arcade Marketing Fêtes Summer Solstice!

Arcade Boat house

Serge Jureidini, Veronique Gabai-Pinsky, Stephane de la Faverie

Leading sampling solutions provider Arcade Marketing hosted its annual Summer Solstice Party at New York’s Central Park Boathouse on June 27.

Employees, friends and colleagues gathered to celebrate the season and enjoyed the event’s sprawling and much-beloved ‘surf and turf’ buffet.
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July 18, 2013


 

 


 

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