Every season, new fragrances proliferate at an alarming rate, leaving many of us feeling completely overwhelmed. Luckily, though, many of the names are familiar, thanks to popular scents that have myriad spin-offs, known in the industry as flankers. Says Jenine Guerriero Ocasio, director of fine fragrance marketing for Givaudan, flankers bring attention and freshness to a brand. “A new version of an existing scent may be targeted at a younger woman,” she says. “Other customers may want something new, and this keeps them loyal and not searching elsewhere.” Flankers also help remind devotees of the original and how much they love it. “It can bring renewed interest and an increase in business to the classic,” says Karyn Khoury, senior vice president of corporate fragrance development for the Estée Lauder Cos. Sister scents tend to employ the most salient notes of the original, then add or subtract others to create a new yet similar feeling. For example, Lauder’s Pleasures is joined this spring by Pleasures Exotic. “Both contain notes of muguet, peony, black lilac and bay rose, but we added Tahitian gardenia, cassis, bergamot and bougainvillea to capture an exotic feeling,” says Khoury. Chanel’s Chance has also been reworked, with Chance Eau Fraiche, a brighter, zestier offspring. “It has many of the same notes but is more noticeably citrusy,” says Laurie Palma, senior vice president of fragrance and Internet marketing. Others joining the flanker fray this spring include Calvin Klein, Lancôme, Ferragamo and Anna Sui, to name a few.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.