FUSION MOVE: New York-based Fusion Brands Inc., which markets the Clean and FusionBeauty brands, has formed a fragrance business unit, called the Luxury Fragrance Division, and has named 20-year industry veteran Dana Kline president of the division. Caroline Pieper-Vogt, Fusion Brands Inc.’s chief executive officer, said one method of fragrance brand creation within the new division “could be through licensing.” Moreover, she indicated the company is close to announcing a deal to become the sales agent for a “well-known, luxury fashion house and their fragrance.” She added that initially the new division might include three to five brands. In her new post, Kline, who joins Fusion Brands Inc. from Icon Beauty LLC, a sales and marketing division of Gemini Cosmetics she created three years ago when she joined that firm, reports to Pieper-Vogt.
KORS, USHER TO GET FIFIS: The Fragrance Foundation will present Michael Kors with its Hall of Fame Award during the group’s FiFi ceremonies on June 10, according to foundation president Rochelle Bloom. In addition, Usher will receive the Male Celebrity Fragrance of the Year award. The fragrance award event will be held at the Downtown Armory in Manhattan.
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