Marcella Cacci Resigns at Burberry PARIS — Marcella Cacci, president of Burberry fragrances, has resigned for personal reasons, according to the brand's licensee, Inter Parfums SA.
Cacci will leave the company on June 30.
She had held her current position since March 2005. Prior to that, Cacci spent five years as Burberry's vice president of global licensing.
The Burberry brand is the star of Inter Parfums' scent constellation, which includes such names as Christian Lacroix, S.T. Dupont and Paul Smith. The Burberry fragrance business rang up retail sales of about 400 million euros, or $507.5 million at average exchange, in 2005. Inter Parfums SA forecast that figure could spike to between 600 million and 650 million euros, or $769 million to $833.2 million at current exchange, by 2008.
"Marcella's contributions to the development of the Burberry fragrance business have been significant," said Philippe Benacin, Inter Parfums SA's president and chief executive officer, in a statement. "She will leave Inter Parfums with having strengthened the distribution network, accelerated our marketing strategies and further developed the product offer, including the launch of the new Burberry London line. I and the team at Inter Parfums would like to thank her for all her efforts."
No successor has been named to replace Cacci.
Vaishaly Unveils Skin Care Line LONDON — Spa owner Vaishaly Patel might have created her own treatment line, but she's no product-blending debutante.
Patel, renowned for her facials, has been tweaking products used in her Vaishaly salon in the tony Marylebone neighborhood here for years.
"I used to add essential oils to products to make them more active," she said. "It was a natural progression to introduce my own products, partly because I never found a range that I was totally happy with."
So she came up with Vaishaly, a seven-unit line of skin care staples meant to simplify treatment rituals. "My whole philosophy has been to keep it simple," she said.
Patel constructed the line around two skin types — dry-sensitive and normal-combination. All products are made with natural ingredients, many of which are organic and include active ingredients for antiaging.
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