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de la Renta's Oscar Premiere

NEW YORK -- The 16-year-old Oscar de la Renta women's fragrance will make a second debut Monday night during the Academy Awards telecast.

It will take a bow with its name shortened to a more colloquial Oscar and a sexy new ad campaign...

At the Counter

ATLANTA

The idea of aging freaks me out a little. OK, a lot. So I dragged Pamela, my close friend and colleague, to the mall to check out the hype on Elizabeth Arden's Alpha-Ceramide four-step treatment, the newest cure for...

CTFA at 100: Ample Reasons for Celebration

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- An air of quiet confidence characterized last week's Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association convention here -- the organization's 100th such gathering.

Many cosmetics and fragrance manufacturers said retail results for...

Arden to Sponsor Women's Singles at '94 U.S. Open

NEW YORK -- Elizabeth Arden will sponsor the women's singles at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships this fall at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park here, the company said Wednesday.

Arden did not disclose financial details, but industry sources...

Payne Resigns Cosmetics Post at Federated Unit

NEW YORK -- Patty Payne has resigned as vice president of cosmetics at Federated Merchandising, effective March 31.

No successor has been named.

Payne, who has served in the post since 1991, said she wants to spend more time traveling...

Raley's Aims to Stretch Out in Bath Area

NEW YORK -- Raley's, a West Coast supermarket chain, is exploring the possibility of featuring an expanded bath category, something traditionally shunned by supermarkets.

Late last year, the Sacramento, Calif.-based chain created extensive bath...

One-Season Scents Get a Shot

PARIS -- In an industry that hungers for the longevity of a Chanel No. 5 or a Shalimar, a new concept is emerging -- a one-shot scent meant to last only a season.

Escada snared the attention of European retailers last year with a novel...

Executive Changes

Richard W. Blossom has been named executive vice president of Revlon International. He also was appointed president of the company's Asia-Pacific region, a new post. Blossom will report to Paul J. Block, chairman of Revlon International. Blossom was...

CDMA Grapples With New Product Flood

CHICAGO -- How to handle the increasing abundance of new beauty products flowing into mass market chains was a hot topic last week at a retail forum held here by the Chain Drug Marketing Associates.

About 50 buyers from discount and drugstore...

Klinger Adds to Alpha-Hydroxy Line

NEW YORK -- Georgette Klinger is rounding out her alpha-hydroxy acid regimen with three new products.

They join Klinger's Skin Refining Extract, an alpha-hydroxy product that was launched last May, to form the Skin Refining...

Aiken Staying in U.S. at Request of Sanofi

NEW YORK -- Lawrence J. Aiken, president and chief executive officer of Sanofi Beaute Inc., said Wednesday that he has canceled plans to relocate to Paris at the request of executives at his French parent company, Elf-Sanofi.

He will remain...

Claude Saujet is out at Sanofi

PARIS -- Claude Saujet, who had been chairman and chief executive officer of Sanofi Beaute SA since 1991 and oversaw last year's integration of Parfums Yves Saint Laurent into the group, has apparently been forced out of the company, confirming a...

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