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Bain Entry Blocks Sun, Adds Tan

NEW YORK -- Bain de Soleil is targeting its latest product, SPF + Color, to consumers who want protection and a tan.

Although the market has a few sunless tanners with low SPF levels, SPF + Color is the first sunless tanner to offer SPF 30,...

Sanofi Beaute Powering Up U.S. Launches

NEW YORK -- When Elf-Sanofi SA of France acquired Yves Saint Laurent Parfums last year, the move abruptly transformed its U.S. subsidiary, Sanofi Beaute Inc., into a major player in the American fragrance market.

Now Sanofi Beaute has entered...

Hear Lagerfeld Scent To Get Fall Launch

NEW YORK -- Karl Lagerfeld's first women's fragrance in more than a decade is expected to be launched in Europe in the fall.

As noted, the new scent will be called Sun, Moon and Stars, and it will be launched first in the major European markets...

P&G Phasing Out Clarion Line

NEW YORK -- Five years and several relaunches later, Procter & Gamble Co. has given up trying to resuscitate its Clarion cosmetics and treatment line. The company said Tuesday it has already begun to phase out the line in the U.S. and Canada and...

Networking: Arden Angles Toward TV ... Assessing Her Assets ... Stargazing

ARDEN ANGLES TOWARD TV: The fragrance industry uses QVC and the Home Shopping Network primarily to sell off older scents, saving the newest launches for department and specialty stores.

But Elizabeth Arden has been...

Monde Nouveau: Kitch and Sell

PARIS -- With the backing of Clarins, an upstart French brand called Un Monde Nouveau is aiming to capture the 25-and-under crowd with a fragrance line set apart by kitschy packaging.

"I've been intrigued with the way that young people have...

Cardin Adds Auchan Hypermarkets to His Outlets

PARIS -- Pierre Cardin, who shocked the French beauty industry last year by expanding distribution of his prestige fragrances and cosmetics to the Carrefour hypermarket chain, is making another foray into the mass market.

He signed a deal last...

Arden's Game Plan For Alpha-Ceramide

NEW YORK -- Elizabeth Arden has such ambitious sales expectations for Alpha-Ceramide, its upcoming skin care introduction, that it has given the product a nickname: The White Diamonds of skin care.

With an unusually large advertising and...

Beauty Casting for a Security Net

NEW YORK -- The mass beauty industry is looking for a better way to handle the thorny problem of pilferage, especially of high-ticket prestige fragrances and skin care.

The search is on for a universal technology that will take the pressure off...

Egoiste Platinum Polished For Bow

NEW YORK -- When the high-decibel 1991 U.S. launch of its men's fragrance Egoiste fizzled in less than a year, Chanel had to decide whether to write off the estimated $9 million it had spent promoting the brand or try to cash in on the hype it had...

Lamia Out as Revlon VP

NEW YORK -- Joseph S. Lamia, executive vice president of sales at Revlon North America, has left as part of a management streamlining.

"Joe's position was eliminated in an effort to bring management closer to our retail accounts," said a Revlon...

L'Oreal Taking Aim At P&G

NEW YORK -- Cosmair is making its first major attempt to loosen Procter & Gamble's grip on the hair care category with a new shampoo and conditioner called Hydravive Performance.

The effort by Cosmair -- the New York-based licensee of...

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