By  on January 18, 2008

INTER PARFUMS MOVE: Inter Parfums Inc. has named Andy Clarke president of the specialty retail division of Inter Parfums USA LLC, which encompasses the firm's Gap, Banana Republic, New York & Co. and Brooks Brothers personal care businesses. Clarke, who joined Inter Parfums in 2001, was most recently chief operating officer of the same division, which has 30 employees. "Naming Andy to this newly created position is indicative of our commitment to and faith in our specialty retail business with both existing retail partners and new ones," Jean Madar, chairman and chief executive officer of Inter Parfums Inc., said in a statement.

BENDELS BASH: Hairstylist Ken Pavés is helping designer Kelli Delaney relaunch Members Only at Henri Bendel in a makeshift salon in the store's atrium Tuesday. Pavés and his team of stylists are scheduled to give demos of his hairdo Clip-In Extensions there from 5 to 8 p.m.

INEKE DEAL: Niche fragrance marketer Ineke LLC has signed a European distribution deal with Paris-based Quatre S Cosmetics. The agreement, which widens Ineke's distribution "in much of Europe," the firm stated, includes France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Ineke is distributed in Italy by Morris Profumi and the Benelux countries by International Brand Services. "We have worked with many emerging innovative brands," Emmanuel Teste, managing director of Quatre S Cosmetics, said in a statement, "and we see Ineke as being very successful at all our points of sale — including the newest and trendiest cosmetics concept store, which opened last fall in the Marais district of Paris: The Beauty Lounge." Ineke, which was founded by perfumer Ineke Rühland, also has distribution in Los Angeles, New York and London.

BOTANECO HIRE: Personal care manufacturer Botaneco has named Daria Long director of sales and marketing. The firm, which is based in Calgary, Canada, markets a branded line of botanically based products that employ protein-protected seed oils. In her new post, Long, a 15-year veteran of the personal care product industry, will develop and implement sales strategies and evaluate new business opportunities, Botaneco said.

JELLY STORE: Jelly Pong Pong has a new pad. The cosmetics brand, which is based in London, officially unveiled its first flagship Jan. 11 in tony Covent Garden. "It had to be in London," said founder Susan Chyi, who lauded the city's eclectic vibe. "Our name tells people that we're quirky, so we wanted a retail environment that shows that edginess." Synnøve Fredericks was tapped to design the 500-square-foot space, where tree branches seem to sprout from antique furniture, which doubles as the boutique's fixtures. The brand is present in department and specialty stores in Europe and the U.S. It's also sold in South Korea and will make its debut in Kuwait next month.

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