Soren Larson

Fashion Features

Simmons Raps with Revlon on Phat Farm Scent

NEW YORK — Revlon may be going hip-hop.

According to rap music and fashion impresario Russell Simmons, the cosmetics giant is talking to him about possibly developing a fragrance under his Phat Farm apparel brand.

A Revlon spokeswoman…

clock December 2, 1994Soren Larson

Financial

Shiseido Gets a Makeover in Macy’s Flagship

NEW YORK — Shiseido has revamped its selling space at Macy’s Herald Square flagship with the goal of becoming the top skin care brand at the store.

The redesigned area, which features more open space, brighter lighting and computers to analyze…

clock September 23, 1994Soren Larson

Beauty Features

Aramis Decides Havana Can Wait

NEW YORK — The current immigration crisis with Cuba has put the U.S. launch of a Cuban-inspired fragrance on hold.

Havana, a men’s scent from Aramis, was slated for an October introduction in around 150 doors. But with some 28,000 refugees…

clock September 16, 1994Soren Larson

Financial

Flore Off to a Fast Start

NEW YORK — Carolina Herrera’s new women’s fragrance, Flore — launched on Sept. 4 at Saks Fifth Avenue — is on track to far exceed its sales plan for this month.

“Flore has been phenomenal; it’s a wonderful launch,” said Steve Bock, senior…

clock September 16, 1994Soren Larson

Fashion Features

Parade of Launches Keeps N.Y. Afloat

NEW YORK — Newness and exclusivity are still the buzzwords for retailers here when it comes to the fragrance business.

A strong group of recent launches, accompanied by individualized in-store promotions, has led to growth in both the women’s…

clock September 9, 1994Soren Larson

Beauty Features

Fragrances Foundation Schools the Spritzers

NEW YORK — The fragrance industry has long had a problem on the front lines — beauty advisers, who often provide a vendor’s only direct contact with consumers, tend to move to greener pastures before too long.

Now the Fragrance Foundation has…

clock September 9, 1994Soren Larson

Fashion Features

Krizia Aims High with Spazio

NEW YORK — Gary Farn Ltd. will launch the Spazio Krizia men’s scent at Bloomingdale’s on Saturday with the intention of scoring a big hit within a tiny distribution.

The new item, Krizia’s third men’s fragrance and sixth overall, will be sold…

clock September 2, 1994Soren Larson

Beauty Features

Saks to see First Buds of Herrera Flore

NEW YORK — Carolina Herrera is building her fragrance business in three-year intervals.

After the launches of her signature women’s scent in 1988 and Herrera for Men in 1991, the designer is now set to introduce Flore, her second women’s…

clock June 24, 1994Soren Larson

Beauty Features

Nicole Miller Aims Above the Neck

NEW YORK — With a women’s fragrance launch under her belt, designer Nicole Miller is set to introduce her first men’s scent.

The new item, called Nicole Miller for Men, will enter stores in mid-October, one year after the launch of the…

clock June 17, 1994Soren Larson

Beauty Features

Iman Times QVC Bow with Penney Launch

NEW YORK — Actress and model Iman has signed a deal with QVC Inc. to sell a signature line of makeup and skin care on television.

Her first TV appearances will coincide with the launch of her products in 200 doors of J.C. Penney do. early next…

clock June 17, 1994Soren Larson

Beauty Features

Arden Ready to Add Treatment to Spa

NEW YORK — Elizabeth Arden is set to expand its Spa brand into a fourth category — treatment.

With the mid-August launch of Spa Skincare With Vitamins and Minerals, the company feels it will round out a youth-oriented brand that already…

clock June 10, 1994Soren Larson

Beauty Features

The Beauty Begins to Lighten Up

NEW YORK — In new efforts to reach reluctant consumers, prestige fragrance firms are experimenting with lighter, less-expensive scents, as well as seasonal items with limited availability.

A case in point: Elizabeth Arden’s Sunflowers, a…

clock June 10, 1994Soren Larson

Retail

Candles Ripen Sales at Seasons

NEW YORK — Seasons, a Little Rock, Ark.-based home fragrance firm, is letting its candles light the way to growth.

The 10-year-old company launched a line of botanically based candles in January and has since then has been enjoying an overall…

clock June 10, 1994Soren Larson

Beauty Features

Fragrance Firms See the Light

NEW YORK — Light isn’t just for beer, cigarettes and cuisine anymore.

In a bid for price-conscious and younger consumers, as well as women who may shun heavy or highly concentrated scents, fragrance firms have been introducing lighter products…

clock June 10, 1994Cara Kagan and Soren Larson

Beauty Features

Mary Kay Rebuilds Foundations

NEW YORK — Mary Kay is about to overhaul its foundations.

After two years of research, including use of a computer program to categorize the range of human skin tones, Mary Kay has come up with a line it says will match up accurately with…

clock June 3, 1994Soren Larson

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