SCHAFFNER EXITS: Eugene Grisanti, chairman, president and chief executive officer of International Flavors & Fragrances, has confirmed recent reports that Tim Schaffner has resigned as vice president and area manager of fragrances for North America. Schaffner, who joined IFF in 1993, declined comment on reports that he is joining Haarmann & Reimer as president, succeeding Brian Schmalz, who left.
NEW INGREDIENTS: Ingredients.com has announced that Monica Bernstein, formerly a senior editor with Woman’s Day, will be editor in chief of its online magazine.
Rebecca Nelson, who has worked at Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Woman’s Day, was named beauty and style director of the magazine.
Ingredients.com is set to launch in late October. As reported, it will feature an exclusive line of bath and body products based on scents and ingredients that are recognized for their healing, detoxifying and de-stressing properties.
FRESH FACED: Fresh is expanding its makeup collection beyond lipstick and nail polish with a new product called Eye Shines. Applied with an applicator similar to a lip gloss wand, this creamy liquid eye shadow comes in 12 shades like Clementine Peel, Moroccan Mint Tea and Mission Fig.
The Eye Shines are available for $16 apiece at Fresh boutiques, Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York.
GLOSS ON FILM: As part of their sponsorship of Women in Film, Gloss.com founders Sarah Kugelman and Deanna Kangas presented the nonprofit organization with a check for $350,000 at a ceremony in Las Vegas Sept. 1. Accepting on behalf of Women in Film was Catherine Deneuve.
Women in Film provides educational programs, networking services and creative seminars for women in the entertainment industry. Kugelman said Gloss.com, a beauty e-tail site, is sponsoring the organization because both entities “were created to help women achieve their highest potential.” Gloss.com is scheduled to launch Sept. 27.
HORSING AROUND: Nicoletta Heidegger, the daughter of Kiehl’s chief executive officer Jami Morse von Heidegger, is the company’s muse. As an infant, she was the inspiration for the cult treatment company’s baby line.
Now, as a prize-winning young equestrian, the eight-year-old is responsible for the creation of Kiehl’s new Equine Line.
“Horses are judged on how they jump and how they move, but also on what their coats look like,” explained von Heidegger. “It was important for my daughter that the horses she rides look as good as they possibly could.”
The line, consisting of three products — a shampoo, conditioner and essential-oil packed grooming aid — will be sold in Kiehl’s shop in the East Village.
BEAUTY ON BOARD: There’s no mistaking the Tommy Hilfiger Color Bus for mere public transportation. The colorful vehicle is decorated with pictures of Hilfiger’s new cosmetics line, and features TVs that pop out of the exterior and an interior worthy of a touring rock band. The bus, which has already visited Boston and New York, pulls into Philadelphia today, then continues on to Washington, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The bus makes a series of stops in each city, where members of Hilfiger’s national street team distribute makeup samples.