Spotlight

Writing about fragrance is no easy task. True to their mission of encouraging and supporting creative fragrance writing, the Perfumed Plume’s unique and special event last night at The Society of Illustrators called on an expert panel of fragrance journalists to talk about what inspires them to create the award-winning scent stories they write. With wit, humor and exceptional skill, they each displayed their highly developed talent for writing about such an ephemeral subject to an enthusiastic audience. Panelists and audience participated in a fascinating blind-smelling and word association writing

Influencer Issues

The Prickly Subject of PNR: Paid Negative Reviews

All eyes are on the beauty industry to see how they handle the latest influencer flare up because it could portend how influencer marketing is handled going forward.  It might also provide some needed case studies about how not to do things.  We’ll have to see how this all shakes out… The latest flap to roil an already turbulent influencer industry came from an unlikely source.  It was sparked by Marlena Stell @MarlenaStell –a beauty influencer who has been building her own influence and credibility for the past ten years in

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Coty Announces New CEO & Board Members

This week, Coty Inc. announced the resignation of its CEO Camillo Pane –citing family reasons, and appointed Pierre Laubies –former CEO of Jacobs Douwe Egberts, effective immediately. Laubies has a wealth of operational and financial experience in the consumer packaged goods industry gained from his time at both Mars and JDE –a leading player in the global coffee category. At JDE, he successfully integrated the ex Mondelez coffee business fully realizing the associated synergies and reducing the debt burden of the JDE company. Additionally, Peter Harf is taking over the Chairman’s role from

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Givaudan collaborates with Coveteur on #BehindtheBottle campaign

As pioneers of the fragrance world for more than 250 years, Givaudan combines creativity and innovation to design beautiful fragrances that touch billions of lives every day. The company and its incredible team of world-class perfumers are the creative force behind some of the most recognizable fragrances today working closely with the fashion world, niche brands and lifestyle influencers. Yet, most of the public have never heard their name. For the first time, through a partnership with Coveteur , Givaudan will bring their brand to life directly with consumers. This

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COVERGIRL receives Certification from Cruelty Free International

COVERGIRL announced this week that they’re officially Leaping Bunny Certified. As the biggest makeup brand* to achieve this certification, COVERGIRL is truly making history in the commitment to end unnecessary animal testing across the beauty industry. Cruelty Free International presented COVERGIRL with the internationally recognized gold standard for cruelty free designation.  No other certification program has the rigor that seeks to completely eliminate animal testing from a brand’s supply chain – it certifies that no COVERGIRL products or ingredients are tested on animals, either by COVERGIRL or its suppliers.  At COVERGIRL,

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Perfumer Vincent Ricord joins drom

drom fragrances, the globally successful fragrance house, has announced the appointment of Vincent Ricord as Perfumer. After graduating school, Vincent joined Expression Parfumées in 1999, where he discovered the pleasure of composition. This gave him the chance to obtain numerous qualifications and a large field experience, mainly in Fine Fragrance and Personal Care categories.  

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Beauty Made in Italy Holiday Pop-Up in Miami

The ‘Beauty Made in Italy’ Holiday Pop-Up at La Centrale in Miami celebrated its grand opening with two nights of fun, food and beauty! The celebration kicked off on November 6 with an influencer dinner hosted by President Renato Ancorotti of Cosmetica Italia and Erin Michelle Newberg. The following evening, the ‘Beauty Made in Italy’ Pop-Up welcomed over 100 guests including press and VIPs for an Opening Night Reception. ‘Beauty Made in Italy’ is a new program launched by The Italian Government that promotes the awareness, availability and excellence of

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GET THE LOOK: CHARLIZE THERON AT THE INDIEWIRE HONORS BY DIOR BEAUTY

GET THE LOOK OF CHARLIZE THERON AT THE INDIEWIRE HONORS ON NOV 1ST, BY DIOR MAKEUP ARTIST SABRINA BEDRANI   INSPIRATION: “FOR TONIGHT’S EVENT, I CHOSE TO FOCUS ON CHARLIZE’S EYES.  COMPLEXION: I FIRST PREPPED CHARLIZE’S SKIN WITH DIOR PRESTIGE LA CRÈME AND  DIOR PRESTIGE LA MICRO-HUILE DE ROSE. I EVENED OUT HER SKIN WITH  DIORSKIN FOREVER #030 MEDIUM BEIGE AND DIORSKIN FOREVER UNDERCOVER CONCEALER #020 LIGHT BEIGE BEIGE.    EYES: I UESD TWO COLORS – FIRST I APPLIED THE SHIMMER COPPER SHADE FROM DIOR BACKSTAGE EYE PALETTE #001 WARM NEUTRALS ALL OVER THE LIDS AND ALONG HER BOTTOM

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