By and  on April 4, 2007

PARIS — Beauty executives here said the departure of Chantal Roos as president and chief executive officer of YSL Beaute marks the end of an era of trendsetting fragrance marketers who put their personal stamp on the industry.

Christian Courtin, president and ceo of Groupe Clarins, described Roos as a grande dame. “Chantal is someone who knows fragrances, but the world of fragrance has changed to become a universe of marketing,” he said. “It’s somewhat disappointing.”

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