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Casmir's Lauch a Record at Saks

NEW YORK -- The pungent elephants performing outside the entrance of Saks Fifth Avenue Monday night could have used a dab of Casmir behind their ears, but to the retailers and Lancaster executives inside, everything smelled like roses.

By the...

Pesin Maps Pavion's Fragrance Debut

NEW YORK -- Just a little over a month has passed since Pavion Ltd. named Lawrence Pesin executive vice president and president of its new fragrance division, but already the company has laid the groundwork for building a business.

Pavion,...

H2O Draws a Bead on Men

NEW YORK -- Following the success of its Mariel women's scent last year, H2O Plus will now make waves in the men's fragrance market.

Waves, the company's first men's scent, will be introduced early in June, in time for Father's Day, June...

Shift to Spring Seen Helping Exclusively HBA

CHICAGO -- One of the hottest topics at the recent Exclusively HBA show was whether the event would be viable now that it has been rescheduled from fall to spring.

Judging by remarks from manufacturers and retailers, the health and beauty aids...

Baker Succeeds Hormer at Halston

NEW YORK -- Halston Borghese Inc. has undergone another change at the top.

David Horner, who had been president for North America since May 1993, said this week he has completed his contractual term and has stepped down. Horner will continue...

Executive Changes

The Body Shop USA, the subsidiary of the British-based manufacturer and retailer of bath and body products, has named Melisse Shaban vice president and general manager of retail. Shaban was previously general manager of the Minneapolis-based Aveda...

German Firms Deal with Hard Times

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Prestige fragrance manufacturers here are wrestling with a tough market.

The high-flying double-digit growth of the late Eighties nose-dived during the last two years into the mid-to-low single digits, as the European...

A New Heavyweight Lands in Manhattan

NEW YORK -- With one bold move, Woolworth Corp.'s Rx Place Drug Marts has become Manhattan's third-largest drugstore chain.

On Tuesday, 10 new Drug Marts were opened in former Woolworth general merchandise units.

Sizes of the units range...

Costa Resigns as Manager of Revlon Infomercial Unit

NEW YORK -- Steven Costa has resigned as vice president and general manager of the new business development division at Revlon. The division was formed to create infomercials, among other things.

The company said Costa resigned to pursue other...

Spotlight on Jennifer Balbier: Coming Through With Flying Colors

NEW YORK -- You wouldn't guess it by looking at her, dressed as she is in black from head to toe, but Jennifer Balbier is known for her keen eye for color.

"They call her the queen of color," said fragrance consultant Ann Gottlieb. Gottlieb...

Mary Kay's AHA Formula Showing Breakaway Sales

NEW YORK -- Mary Kay Cosmetics' entry in the alpha-hydroxy skin care game has turned out to be the biggest launch in its history.

Skin Revival System, a two-part AHA-based anti-aging regimen, racked up over $40 million at wholesale in the six...

Retailers Hungry for New Fragrances

NEW YORK -- Mass market retailers have been grumbling lately when presented with a bevy of new products.

Space is at a premium, they've been saying, and it's costly to reset the shelves to make room for a range of introductions.

But...

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