EVIAN, France — The blistering heat during the first few days of the WWD Beauty CEO Summit here may have wilted some spirits, but it gave keynote speaker Leonard Lauder other ideas.
"This may be my last speech here because I have decided to change careers. I’m going to go into the air conditioning business and sell air conditioners to the French hotels," he said, to laughter from the group — all of whom were staying in the (unairconditioned) hotel complex at the resort here. "It may be better than the fragrance business."
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