GIVAUDAN APPOINTMENT: Givaudan Fragrances has named James Krivda as vice president of perfumery for the firm’s New York Fine Fragrance Creative Center. He reports to Cosimo Policastro, executive vice president for Givaudan’s Fine Fragrance division. Krivda, a 20-year veteran of the fragrance industry, most recently worked for Fragrance Resources.

ARCADE MOVES: Arcade Marketing Inc. has appointed two executives to its personal care, food and beverage and over-the-counter pharmacy businesses. David Richardson was named senior director of consumer packaged-goods sales. He was most recently director of agency-advertiser sales in the eastern region for Taylor Nelson Sofres Media Intelligence/Competitive Media Reporting. Additionally, Lisa Wolf was appointed marketing communications manager at Arcade. She previously served as a marketing communications professional at liquor distributor Schieffelin & Co.

ALSTER APPEARANCES: Dr. Tina Alster, Lancôme’s dermatological consultant, made her first New York appearances for the brand at the Lancôme counters of Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman on Jan. 26. The PAs were the final of several recent invite-only department store appearances in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, where Alster is based. At the New York events, Alster educated customers about the brand’s recently launched Resurface Peel Restructuring and Soothing System, which she helped develop. Alster’s appearances have averaged between 40 and 50 attendees, according to the company, and resulted in about $25,000 in sales a day, according to industry sources. Alster’s next appearance is planned for Lancôme’s Short Hills, N.J., boutique. A date has not yet been set.

BRANDT OPENS IN TAIPEI: Dermatologist skin care brand Dr. Brandt opened its first store in Taipei, Taiwan, last month. Located in a district that is home to Hugo Boss, DKNY, Giorgio Armani and Shu Uemura boutiques, among others, the 1,000-square-foot Brandt store features stark marble and glass interiors to showcase the minimalist black and white products. Dr. Frederic Brandt himself is scheduled to make an appearance at the Taipei location in early March.

This story first appeared in the February 4, 2005 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.