CARGO SPACE ONLINE: Canadian cosmetics company Cargo has launched its first Web site. At cargocosmetics.com, customers will be able to shop, get tips and find out the latest celebrity and cosmetics gossip. The site also features the company’s start-up story as well as a store finder.
LINKING UP: Cosmeticmall.com, the cosmetics and beauty Web site, has some new brands to add to its repertoire. The site, which boasts more than 5,000 products from 200 brands now has exclusive online links to Orjene, a natural skin, hair, and body care line; Essence of Vali, a theraputic aromatherapy line, and Tweezerman, a beauty tool company.
AND THE SURVEY SAYS: The most popular beauty items selling on Urbanfetch.com are Benefit Benetint and The Philosophy Cookbook Set, according to an Urbanfetch spokeswoman. For five months, Urbanfetch has displayed a beauty tab dedicated solely to a large array of products from sephora.com. Users receive products in less than hour. The average order for beauty products from Sephora through Urbanfetch is just under $40. Friday afternoon is the busiest time for Sephora orders, the spokeswoman noted.
SPECIALIZED SCENTS: Reflect.com has opened a “Fragrance Creator” service at its Web site that lets shoppers participate in creating a signature scent. Shoppers are asked to answer some questions and choose a few pictures that “will tap into your spirit and capture your imagination,” according to the site’s fragrance master, Don Donovan. He then creates a fragrance and sends three versions of it to the shopper. Creating the samples costs $5, which is credited toward the purchase of a $40 purse spray. Customers can even choose a name for their scent, which Reflect.com will engrave on the bottle. During October, the site is offering to make the sample for free with the purchase of any customized Reflect.com products.