“It is true that the integration has not been successful. We were scared that the company culture was so different, and we didn’t want to destroy its value.” — Jean-Paul Agon, chairman of L’Oreal.
“There’s a situation of uncertainty; there is a fear that after Western sanctions there could be sanctions on the Russian side.” — Duccio Campagnoli, president of BolognaFiere and Cosmoprof, on uncertainty in Russia impacting the beauty industry.
“I’m the oldest person here, I think. Part of me is a little bitter that it’s getting more accessible in America because it’s been my secret go-to.” — Cameron Silver, the owner of Decades, at a party heralding Swedish retailer COS opening in L.A.
“Licorice is what makes this special twist.” — Antoine Delgrange, global marketing director, Proctor & Gamble Prestige, on Lacoste’s latest men’s fragrance called Live.
“We’re trying so hard to modernize and bring a youthful energy to the brand. It’s not about in this season, out tomorrow.” — Ann Taylor creative director Lisa Axelson on their line for fall.
“It’s one thing in New York…if you don’t go up, you go down, so let’s go yup.” — Julien Farel on his new flagship salon and spa in the Loews Regency Hotel on Park Avenue.
“With Dear Rose, I am creating my story and my daughter’s.” — Chantal Roos on her new line of fragrances.
“He promised he would show up, but with him you never know.” — Thierry Frémaux about the elusive Jean-Luc Godard on returning to the Cannes Film festival.