DOVE MOVES: Philippe Harousseau has been named marketing director for Dove skin and masterbrand in the U.S. He replaces Peter Waxman, who moved to Unilever’s food group late last year. Harousseau most recently was director, relationship marketing innovation center, which included direct and interactive marketing responsibilities for Unilever.
This story first appeared in the January 23, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
SUAVE TAPS A STYLIST: Suave has signed Harry Josh, a stylist at Space Salon in Manhattan’s SoHo district, to be the brand’s first spokesperson. While Josh will be enlisted to help promote Suave’s full product assortment during the next year, his initial agenda will focus on the introduction of styling aids within Suave’s Professionals collection. This spring, the Unilever-owned brand plans to introduce nine products within the Professionals lineup, which currently includes eight stockkeeping units. Josh will also provide the brand with professional advice, including trend analysis and direction, as part of the so-called Suave Squad, a newly introduced team including other professionals in the field. In addition to having a celebrity clientele, Josh’s background includes editorial shoots for major fashion magazines in the U.S. and Europe.
GLAMOUR PUSS: Umberto Giannini has expanded its presence outside of Rite Aid and is now selling its ûber successful Gloss Cloth on drugstore.com. The hair company from the U.K. has also hired a financial director, Ian Savage, and an international business manager, Mark Thomson, to grow its business outside the U.S. Umberto Giannini is currently bringing its most innovative and glamorous hair care line yet to the U.S. Under the new Giannini Glamour brand, there’s a volume mousse that’s designed to give hair a golden, shimmery glow. Gold Glimmer Hair Spray and Silver Glitter Spray provide intense sparkle, as well as hold, to hair. There’s even a hair powder puff that gives hair an iridescent shine. Giannini Glamour is packaged in pale pink metallic containers and features elegant illustrations. The line will be available in March and retails from $2.99 for glitter sprays to $9.99 for the hair powderpuff.
COAST TO COAST: Er’gocandle has launched a new candle line, Er’goSPA, one that’s designed to emit a subtle fragrance to enhance — not interfere with — a spa experience. The candles, which ship to Henri Bendel and Fred Segal this month, have 20 to 30 percent less fragrance than the company’s other candle collections, but still include more than 30 essential oils to create each scent. White Flower, Nectar and Grove round out the line’s 50-plus fragrances, which sell for $22.
HOME FREE: The Caldrea Co., maker of aromatherapeutic household cleansers, is launching a fragrance collection to include white clover and white tea, called The White Collection. Each line will include an all-purpose cleaner, counter top spray, dish soap, hand soap, stainless steel spray, liquid laundry detergent, liquid fabric softener, stain remover, linen spray, drawer liners, home fragrance and a candle.