The Fragrance Issue

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Overview

How Coty CEO Bernd Beetz is refashioning the fragrance powerhouse into a beauty behemoth.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

At the sources: Roses in Chanel’s Grasse fields.

Beauty Features

Editor’s Letter: Eau de Success

No one is better at creating compelling stories around fragrance franchises than this issue’s cover subject, Coty chief executive officer Bernd Beetz.

clock May 20, 2011Jenny B. Fine

Pete Unplugged

Beauty Features

Being Good to Mama

By reinforcing their core business with aspirational add-ons, savvy marketers aresatiating the thirst for new while protecting the original franchise.

clock May 20, 2011Pete Born

Jacques Polge, master Perfumer, Chanel

Fragrance

Master Class: Chanel’s Premier Perfumer

It shouldn’t be easy to follow in the footsteps of No.5. But in 33 years at Chanel, master perfumer Jacques Polge seems not to have broken a sweat.

clock May 20, 2011Alexandra Marshall

Laura and Harry Slatkin

Fragrance

When Harry Met Laura

Married for close to 20 years, Laura and Harry Slatkin are home fragrance luminaries. Here, how their love bloomed—and why it almost didn’t.

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Iconic Fragrance Créateur Chantal Roos

Fragrance

Catching Up With: Iconic Fragrance Créateur Chantal Roos

A new designer is in her sights: Diane von Furstenberg, with whom she isworking on building a beauty empire.

clock May 20, 2011Julie Naughton

Betsy Olum

Human Resources

On the Move

Betsy Olum has been named general manager, beauty and merchandising strategy for HSN.

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Bobbi Brown

Human Resources

Flash Point

The Dress for Success Worldwide Gala, the March of Dimes Beauty Ball, and the Hot Pink Party.

clock May 20, 2011WWD Staff

Beauty companies are combining transparency with bright colors in their summer launches.

Fragrance

Light, Bright

Come summertime, who wants to be bogged down with weighty issues?

clock May 20, 2011WWD Staff

YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Collection

Products

What’s In Store

A look at the month’s most covetable product launches.

clock May 20, 2011Belisa Silva

Diane von Furstenberg

Beauty Features

An Insider’s Guide to the FiFi’s

From what to drink to who’s wearing what, our definitive guide to this year’s FiFi Awards.

clock May 20, 2011WWD Staff

Sephora in the Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Boulevard

Retail

Miami’s Booming Beauty Scene

Two of the nation’s top shopping centers for sales per square foot are located within a short drive of each other along South Florida’s coast.

clock May 20, 2011Rebecca Kleinman

Retail

Beauty Adviser Confidential: The Art of Selling Fragrance

An anonymous salesperson compares the art of selling fragrance to selling wine.

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Flower Bomb by Viktor & Rolf

Products

What’s Selling Where: Fragrance

From Mexico to the Middle East, a look at the best-selling scents around the world.

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Fragrance

Statistics: The Top 10 Scents in the U.S.

Fragrance sales were up 1 percent in the U.S. in 2010, driven in part by newness.

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Madison Kempf, a 19-year-old art history student at NYU

Products

Shopper Stalker: Greenwich, CT

Who’s buying what – and why.

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Bottles by Marc Rosen Associates

Beauty Features

The Age of Ambivalence

Fragrance sales in the U.S. are up, but the industry must still contend with a category whose usage is shrinking.

clock May 20, 2011Pete Born

Bottles by Marc Rosen Associates

Beauty Features

Smallville

Artisanal brands are finding a welcome reception in Europe’s overly saturated fragrance market.

clock May 20, 2011Kerry Olsen

Bottles by Marc Rosen Associates

Beauty Features

The Power Within

With an exploding middle class who has a natural inclination for fragrance, the Brazilian beauty scene is booming.

clock May 20, 2011Jenny B. Fine

Coty Inc. chief executive officer Bernd Beetz

Beauty Features

The Player

Avid sportsman Bernd Beetz is harnessing his competitive energy to propel Coty into a top-five beauty behemoth.

clock May 20, 2011Molly Prior

Ingrid Jackel during a ballet class at the Academy of Music and Dance in Pasadena, Calif..

Human Resources

Prima Ballerina

Check out the barre scene with ceo Ingrid Jackel.

clock May 20, 2011Rachel Brown

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Emerald Fennell, Regina King, and Chloé Zhao

Eye

Get to Know the Female Directors Making History at the Golden Globes

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Social Studies

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