Ungerer Shanghai Unveils Facility

The anniversary and housewarming ceremony.

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. The nearly 50,000 square foot location will employ 45 and is located on the coast of Shanghai.

The Mayor of Feng Xiang County presided over the formal opening ceremony alongside Ungerer president Ken Voorhees III and Jim Ding, Ungerer Shanghai’s general manager. Festivities included drumming, lion dances and a ribbon cutting.

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.

Adrian Peterson
Colin Kaepernick

“The ESPY Awards is an event we look forward to every year,” said Brian Robinson, president of TPR Holdings, which owns ZIRH. “As a brand that is deeply vested in performance, having a presence among this group of high-performance individuals is a natural fit.”


Isaac Mizrahi Hearts Tweezerman

The Slant Tweezer in the Splatter Paint pattern, and Mini Slant Tweezer and Filemate Nail File in Candy Buttons.

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.

The brand’s latest collection, dubbed Isaac Mizrahi Loves Tweezerman, will be exclusively available this month at Sephora and sephora.com.

The brand’s Slant Tweezer ($25.00) and Mini Slant Tweezer ($15.00) will be available in two limited edition, Mizrahi-designed patterns: Splatter Paint and Candy Buttons. Tweezerman’s Filemate Nail File ($5.00) will also be available in the Candy Buttons pattern.

“I’m so excited to be designing fun tools that easily elevate a woman’s look,” Mizrahi said. “I love the idea of making it fun and being involved in her process.”

Added Dr. Conny Wittke, president and CEO of Tweezerman International: “Isaac Mizrahi’s designs radiate pure happiness and beauty, perfectly representing Tweezerman and this highly collectible special edition series.”

Kux Rejoins Firmenich Board

Barbara Kux has rejoined Firmenich’s board of directors, effective July 1, after having had to step down for three years between May 2008 and October 2011 due to her role with the managing board of Siemens AG.



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.

“[Aaron] brings not only his exceptional skill, but a relatable and engaging personality to our artistry program,” stated Lina Kutsovskaya, Sephora’s vice president and executive creative director. “Our PRO Team is excited to bring this new expertise into stores and share it with our clients, and we are looking forward to weaving his take on the next wave of global beauty trends into our creative vision.”

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.

The company has created a Hong Kong subsidiary dubbed Inter Parfums USA Hong Kong to manage the 12-year Shanghai Tang agreement, with first fragrances slated to launch next spring.

“China is a strategic priority for Inter Parfums,” stated its chairman and CEO, Jean Madar, who described the maker of apparel, accessories and home collections as “a truly unique brand with exceptional potential to become a global beauty brand in the luxury segment.”

Inter Parfums’ 10-and-a-half-year agreement with Agent Provocateur will debut with new fragrances in 2014, and distribution of selected fragrances within the existing brand’s portfolio will continue.

Agent Provocateur additionally sells swimwear, bridal and accessory products globally in nearly 80 total doors within 26 countries.

AHAVA Names Drell Szyfer Global CEO

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.

Having joined AHAVA two years ago, Drell Szyfer repositioned and re-launched the brand, resulting in double digit stateside growth. Accordingly, last January, all marketing activities for AHAVA worldwide were moved to the U.S. under her direction.

Prior to AHAVA, Drell Szyfer held several top-level global marketing roles, including positions at Estée Lauder, Lancôme, Avon and Chanel.



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.

To that end, Ungerer has created a capsule collection of fragrances for air care and toiletries entitled “English Picnic,” inspired by a pastel color palette and the holiday season.

“Our trendspotting activity incorporates in-depth research into retail, packaging and fragrance,” said Jacqui Hughes, the company’s marketing manager. “Our forecast predicts that we will move away from indulgent chocolates and fruit smoothies towards light, sweet jams and jellies and refreshing beverages such as herbal tea or sparkling fruit juices for 2014.”

CEW Teams with Birchbox 

The limited edition Mass Appeal and Prestige Headliners boxes.

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.

Launched July 23, there are both Mass Appeal ($12.00) and Prestige Headliners ($18.00) boxes available, featuring products from Revlon, L’Oréal Paris, Nivea, Olay, Julep, It Cosmetics, Living Proof and Elizabeth Arden.

“For twenty years, the CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards have been the beauty industry’s highest honor,” stated Birchbox co-founder Katia Beauchamp.

“Through our partnership with Birchbox, we’re thrilled to be able to share this curated collection of our award winners with consumers,” added CEW’s president, Carlotta Jacobson.

Spiro to Enter Circle of Champs

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. Selected by the Foundation’s board of directors for his extraordinary contributions to the fragrance industry, Spiro—the 14th total recipient of the award—will be roasted by Parlux president Donald Loftus.

“Few executives are as hands-on and benevolent as Art,” stated Elizabeth Musmanno, president of The Fragrance Foundation. Added Spiro: “The beauty industry is comprised of so many talented and innovative people, and I feel as if I have just been awarded a membership to the inner circle.”

For tickets and additional information, contact Kracciato@fragrance.org.