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Fragrance Sales Bounce Back

In a tough year, scent sales were a bright spot for beauty.

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Terry Darland

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Master Class: Terry Darland

The veteran beauty executive looks back on a storied career on the eve of being honored at the Look Good Feel Better Dream Ball.

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Douglas Little

Beauty Features

Douglas Little: Fragrance’s Agent Provocateur

Douglas Little is bringing some good, clean fun to the fragrance category.

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Michael Edwards Discusses Luxury Fragrance History, Niche Fragrance’s Future

Luxury always needs to evolve and “keep itself relevant.”

clock November 21, 2019Pete Born

The Body Shop

Beauty Features

The Body Shop Goes Back to Naturals and Activism to Find Growth

More than 40 years ago, The Body Shop was a leader in natural and sustainable beauty products. Under new ownership, the brand has found itself again — and simultaneously discovered how to please the financial community.

clock October 28, 2019Pete Born and Allison Collins

From the top left:Men'sGiorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Absolu Eau De Parfum; $135 for 4.2-oz.; Perfumer: Alberto Morillas for FirmenichDior Sauvage Eau de Parfum; $120 for 3.4-oz.; Perfumer: Franois Demachy for Christian DiorJohn Varvatos JVxNJ; $94 for 4.2-oz.; Perfumer: Harry Fremont for FirmenichBoss The Scent Private Accord for Him; $87 for 3.3-oz.; Perfumer: Bruno Jovanovic for IFFAzzaro Wanted by Night; $92 for 3.4-oz.; Perfumer: Michel Girard and Quentin Bisch for GivaudanVersace Dylan Blue Pour Femme; $120 for 3.3-oz.; Perfumer: Calice Becker for GivaudanWomen'sChanel Coco Mademoiselle Intense; $145 for 3.4-oz.; Perfumer: Olivier Polge for ChanelDior Joy; $130 for 3.0-oz.; Perfumer: Franois Demachy for Christian DiorJo Malone London Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne; $136 for 3.3-oz.; Perfumer: Anne Flipo for IFFMarc Jacobs Daisy Love; $104 for 3.4-oz.; Perfumer: Alberto Morillas for Firmenich

Beauty Features

Fragrance Foundation: The Fashion Effect

Logo-loving Millennials are driving a new generation of growth in the designer fragrance category.

clock June 5, 2019Pete Born

Chanel’s Saks Fifth Avenue Fragrance & Beauty department in New York.

Beauty Features

Analyzing 2018 Beauty Sales: Gains Driven by Skin Care and Brick-and-Mortar

A renaissance in brick-and-mortar helped bolster beauty sales during the holiday period.

clock January 29, 2019Pete Born

Jean-Paul Agon at the L'Oreal office in Hudson Yards, New York.

Beauty Features

CEO Talks: Jean-Paul Agon Charts L’Oréal’s Future

The ceo is doubling down on digital initiatives and China to reinforce the company’s position as the largest beauty firm in the world.

clock November 26, 2018Pete Born

Leonard LauderLeonard Lauder Photographed by Weston Wells for WWD

Beauty Features

Leonard A. Lauder: In the Game — and Teaching It

The chairman emeritus of The Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. is the recipient of WWD’s John B. Fairchild Honor.

clock October 30, 2018Pete Born

The Smell Test: Miyako by Auphorie


The Smell Test: Miyako by Auphorie

Described as “drop-dead wonderful” by one judge and “an insult to perfumery” by another, this scent had the panel split down the middle.

clock June 12, 2018Pete Born

Beauty Features

Fragrance Sales Are on the Upswing

After three years of sluggish growth, scent sales are starting to pick up as Millennials discover the appeal of the category.

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The Natura fragrance collections developed with the US

Beauty Features

Is Brazil’s Beauty World Bouncing Back?

After three years of recession, there are signs the beauty market in South America’s largest economy might be turning around.

clock May 16, 2018Pete Born

The Armani Box pop up shop in Soho.

Beauty Features

Beauty Lessons: What Holiday 2017 Taught the Industry

The sector saw a strong holiday season, but worked hard to register the gains with everything from pop-ups to launches.

clock January 23, 2018Pete Born

Dubai's skyline.

Beauty Features

‘The Scent’ Exhibition in Dubai Aims to Spotlight Niche Fragrances

The event will be held from January 23 to 25 in Jumeirah Emirates Towers in the center of Dubai.

clock December 14, 2017Pete Born

A Shiseido outpost at Bloomingdale's.

Beauty Features

Louis Desazars Said to Have Exited Shiseido

He had served as president and chief executive officer of Shiseido Group EMEA since Sept. 1, 2015.

clock November 2, 2017Jennifer Weil and Pete Born

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Amazon car sales. File photo dated 25/11/15 of an Amazon sign, as the company is weighing up plans to pursue a corporate partnership that could see it begin selling cars to UK consumers on its website after whetting its appetite in European markets including France and Italy. Issue date: Thursday June 15, 2017. It would see the online retail giant team up with a vehicle manufacturer to offer promotions and receive orders for new cars from UK customers through Amazon's platform, the Press Association understands. See PA story CITY Amazon. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire URN:31703724


Amazon’s Rough Week

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