Top Notes: Final Bow … Parfums De Coeur Move … Luxe Scent …
FINAL BOW: Martin Gras, a senior perfumer in Paris at fragrance supplier Symrise, has retired. Gras had been with the company and Dragoco — the firm that merged with Haarmann & Reimer to form Symrise — for 23 years. During his...
FINAL BOW: Martin Gras, a senior perfumer in Paris at fragrance supplier Symrise, has retired. Gras had been with the company and Dragoco — the firm that merged with Haarmann & Reimer to form Symrise — for 23 years. During his career, he created such scents as Cerruti 1881 pour Homme, Lapidus pour Homme, Bleu Marine for Pierre Cardin and Boudoir for Vivienne Westwood.
PARFUMS DE COEUR MOVE: Roy Sowers has resumed the position of vice president of sales for Parfums de Coeur. Sowers had held the post from 1990 until 1999, when he moved to Florida. Since then he had remained with the Connecticut-based company as regional sales manager. Sowers succeeds Robert Carlino, who left in January for a sales position with Puig, N.A. Sowers, who reports to Mark Laracy, president, will remain in Florida and travel as necessary to the company’s headquarters.
LUXE SCENT: British luxury label Asprey is introducing its first fragrance, a unisex eau de cologne called Asprey Purple Water. The scent features olfactory accords of citrus and spice and will be priced at $215 for a 300-ml. bottle. Asprey Purple Water is expected to launch in late spring at the company’s stores in New York and Beverly Hills, as well as at its planned store on London’s Bond Street, slated to open April 28.
CARTHUSIAN EXPANSION: Carthusia, the fragrance collection produced on the Italian island of Capri using the same traditions as the Carthusian monks, will introduce two fragrances in the U.S. this spring. Carthusia is launching Aria di Capri, a fruity-citrus blend for women, at Barneys New York in April. Additionally, Carthusia is launching its first men’s fragrance in the U.S. — Carthusia Uomo, a mix of rosewood and kelp notes — at Barneys in May. Both scents will come in 50-ml. versions for $58 and 100-ml. versions for $90. There are 12 Carthusia scents in all, four of which are currently distributed in the U.S. by Intertrade Europe, a division of Padova, Italy-based Herbarium. Carthusia’s limited U.S. distribution network of 50 doors includes Barneys, Takashimaya, Aedes de Venustas, Louis Boston and Studio at Fred Segal.BIG APPLE BATH: Christopher Stanley, who launched bath and body care brand Tipton Charles in 1996, has created New York Soap, a 33-item collection of vegetable-based bath, body and hair care products, including soaps, bath salts, body balms, shampoos and a conditioner. The collection, which divides products into four scented groups — Pomegranate, Apricot-Basil, Creamsicle and Acqua Blue — ranges in price from $7.50 for bar soap to $20 for body scrub.
TRISH TANNING: Air-Brush Tanning is now being offered at the Dr. Ronald Sherman/Trish McEvoy Skincare Center. A skin technician sprays on the Trish McEvoy self-tanning formulation, which is available in light, medium or dark, from head to toe, providing an instant bronze tint that’s formulated to stay on the skin as a tan develops within eight hours. The color is designed to look natural and to last up to five days. It is available in a half-body treatment for $50 or for the whole body, which costs $100.
BEST IN BEAUTY: Cosmetic Executive Women hosted the 2004 Beauty Awards Product Exhibition and Demonstration on March 11. The event, held for the first time at the Metropolitan Pavilion, attracted 2,000 CEW members who were on hand to test and evaluate which products should be awarded most innovative across 23 categories. The results of their evaluations will be presented at the 10th annual CEW Beauty Awards ceremony on May 21 at The Waldorf-Astoria.
MARTHA ON THE LIPS: Too Faced has created a limited-edition lipstick, named Save Martha, in support of the domestic diva. The shade is champagne mixed with pink and brown and retails for $15. It is available at toofaced.com.
PUREBEAUTY BUILD UP: Purebeauty has added another eight lines to its upscale merchandise mix. StriVectin-SD, 24/7, B. Kamins Chemist, Passport, Lola, Z. Bigatti, I.C.O.N. and Enjoy now can be found at the company’s 60 stores.
“As always, we’re excited to share these new lines with our customers,” said Elaine Mac Neil, vice president and general merchandise manager. “StriVectin, B. Kamins and 24/7 are highly desired by our clients and we are committed to delivering upon our promise to provide them with the most exciting, most unique and most effective beauty products for their ever-changing regimen.”
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews