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Marionnaud Said Sold To Firm in Hong Kong

PARIS — Marionnaud Perfumeries reportedly has been sold.

The ailing French perfumery chain was acquired by A.S.

Beauty Beat: Marionnaud’s Much-Awaited Results … White Named Deputy GM of Lancôme

Following months of delays, Marionnaud Parfumeries published its first-half net results, which came in with…

Beauty Beat: Joop Seeks Jump From Men’s Scent … Lauder Sings New Mellody … Takagi Named President of Zirh

PARIS — What’s meant to jump-start the next era of Joop’s fragrances for men? Jump, a scent that’s due in the…

Perfumery Price Wars Erupt in Europe

European holiday favorites in women’s scents included Dior’s Pure Poison, YSL’s Cinema, Lacoste’s Touch of…

Hermès Adds a Blossom to Its Garden

PARIS — Hermès’ olfactive garden keeps on growing.

The venerable French leather goods, apparel and fragrance…

L’Oreal Net Surges 20% Against 2000

PARIS -- French beauty behemoth L'Oreal posted nearly a 20 percent increase in net profits in 2001, the 17th y

Ethnic, Antique Key In Paris

PARIS -- Ethnic jewelry, fringed handbags and antique looks were among the items that headlined the action at…

Lancome, Vichy Show Some Skin

PARIS -- Skin is in at L'Oreal, with two of the French beauty giant's brands -- Lancome and Vichy -- gearing u

A Day At The Beach For Coty

NEW YORK -- The time may be right for a little touch of Club Med.

So hopes Coty Beauty, which is evoking the su

L’Oreal Reports 8.4 Percent Sales Gain

PARIS -- French beauty giant L'Oreal posted consolidated sales for 2001 of $12.09 billion, up 8.4 percent over

Sephora Markdowns: The Deepest Ever Fueling Sale Talk

PARIS -- A Chanel powder at 29 percent off. An Estee Lauder lipstick at 32 percent off.

Such bargains and more…

Beiersdorf Sales Up 14%

PARIS -- Beiersdorf Group's Cosmed division racked up double-digit growth in 2001, according to preliminary re

Guerlain Set to Announce Retirement

PARIS -- Jean-Paul Guerlain, among the most illustrious names in fragrance, is retiring, WWD has learned.

An an…

Slim is In At Groupe Clarins

PARIS -- Groupe Clarins claims to have the ultimate skinny on slimmers.

With its latest skin care product…

Lancome Targets Mature Skin With Absolue

PARIS -- Lancome's latest skin care product, Absolue, is meant to tap into the 55-plus set and become the…