Frag. Foundation Swings The Vote 

For the first time ever in The Fragrance Foundation’s history, the organization is opening up voting for Fragrance of the Year to all attendees at its Finalists Breakfast on April 19 at 8:30 AM. Everyone at the breakfast may cast a ballot and “swing the vote”—with 10 individual votes amounting to one corporate vote. For additional information, contact awardsbreakfast@fragrance.org.

Owen-Jones Resigns From L’Oréal Board 

L’Oréal’s honorary chairman, Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, has written a letter to the company’s chairman and CEO, Jean-Paul Agon, announcing his resignation from its board of directors.

Virginie Morgon, executive board member and chief investment officer for Eurazeo, is slated to be named board director at the company’s next annual general meeting on April 26.

Maybelline DEBUTs Monthly Blog 

Maybelline New York has unveiled CITY, its first monthly fashion and makeup blog, featuring contributions from a trio of experts, including: designer Erin Wasson, makeup artist Gabriel Almodovar and fashion icon Louise Roe.

“Maybelline New York is not only continuously on the cutting edge of beauty’s emerging technologies and top trends, but it also retains a deep understanding of how the amplification of current and relevant topics fuel social media conversation,” said the brand’s senior vice president, Carolyn Holba.

The site was created alongside interactive agency Code & Theory and can be found at Maybelline.com/CITY.





Mark Murphy Joins Drom

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Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy has joined drom fragrances USA as senior account manager. Based out of the company’s Towaco, NJ offices, Murphy will be tasked with strengthening drom’s expanding personal, hair and home care segments. He has previously held positions at IFF, Givaudan and Symrise.

Glamour Targets Latina Beauty Lover 

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Glam Belleza Latina

Glamour magazine announced the launch of a new quarterly title, Glam Belleza Latina, which celebrates Latina culture and its passion for beauty with text that interweaves English (90%) and Spanish (10%). Its digest-sized debut issue will feature cover star Jennifer Lopez, as well as editorial contributions from Natalie Morales and Narciso Rodriguez.

“Our readers are beauty-obsessed, and Latina millennials are such a large part of our readership,” stated the book’s editor in chief, Cindi Leive, who also serves as editor in chief of Glamour. “I’m so proud of the authentic, sophisticated, aspirational magazine that Veronica [Chambers, editor] and Sarah [Vinas, art director], have created.”

Grossman to Emcee Mother Awards

The National Mother’s Day Committee will honor four women who balance thriving careers with the ongoing demands of motherhood at the 35th Annual Outstanding Mother Awards, to be held at noon on May 9 at New York’s Pierre Hotel.

Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, will serve as mistress of ceremonies, presenting awards to Debra Messing, Arianna Huffington, Sephora’s senior vice president of merchandising, Margarita Arriagada and Dottie Mattison of Guggenheim Partners.

Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit Save the Children’s U.S. Programs, a not-for-profit dedicated to making positive changes in the lives of poverty-stricken children. For tickets, call (212) 594-6421 or visit www.momanddadday.com.

Gurwitch Products TAPs Melanie Dir 

Melanie Dir has joined Gurwitch Products as director of global product innovation for Laura Mercier. Dir possesses experience across multiple channels and categories, and has previously held positions at Coty Beauty, L’Oréal and, most recently, Bond No. 9. She has worked on brands including Stetson, Tom Brady, Celine Dion, Redken, Limited Too and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Dir graduated from FIT and studied documentary photography at the International Center of Photography. “I have had the pleasure of working with her in the past and am delighted to have the opportunity again,” stated Regina Maguire, Gurwitch Products’ senior vice president of global product innovation.