ROYAL SALE: The Five Star Fragrance Co. has purchased the Royal Copenhagen fragrance business from Tsumura International. Along with the acquisition of the U.S. and Canadian franchises, which had been Tsumura’s, Five Star negotiated an international licensing agreement with Royal Copenhagen A/S of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jeffrey Dame, president of Five Star, based in Bohemia, N.Y., said a new women’s fragrance is already in the works, slated for a worldwide introduction in spring 1999.
Five Star was created earlier this year and has already picked up the Norell and Vicky Tiel fragrance businesses.
ROLLESTON’S NEW ROLE: Ron Rolleston, former executive vice president of global marketing at Elizabeth Arden, has joined Paul Sebastian Inc. as co-chairman and president. Alan S. Greco, the former president of the Ocean, N.J., fragrance manufacturer, continues as chief executive officer.
Rolleston said he is concentrating on operations and finance, as well as looking for overseas opportunities. There is ample room for growth in Europe, South America and to a lesser extent Asia, he said, noting he will first focus on Australia, New Zealand and markets in Asia and Japan.
Apart from the U.K., where Klein was already established, Rolleston had put Calvin Klein Cosmetics on the map in Europe. During his tenure from September 1989 to October 1994, Rolleston was Klein’s general manager of Europe.
He started his career in 1978 at Jovan, then moved to Chanel a year later and jumped six months later to Warner Cosmetics, where he stayed for 10 years, through the company’s acquisition by Cosmair Inc. Then came Klein and Arden.
BAXTER PROMOTED: Pamela Baxter, vice president of sales and national sales manager at Aramis, has been promoted to senior vice president and added marketing to her duties. The post is new, and she will continue to report to Robert Nielsen, Aramis president.