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Polo Sport Launch Makes Seattle Jump

SEATTLE -- Pacific Northwest retailers have been recording robust men's fragrance increases and expect strong sales through the rest of the year.

At The Bon Marche, the Seattle-based division of Federated Department Stores, volume in the men's...

Major Launches Push Midwest to High Gains

CHICAGO -- Men's fragrances are having a blockbuster season in the Midwest, with retailers reporting sales gains in the double-digit percentage range.

New products like Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren and Escape for Men by Calvin Klein are helping...

New Goutal Strategy: One Scent at a Time

NEW YORK -- Annick Goutal is carving a separate identity for each of its 16 scents.

Based on the success of a promotion last year for Gardenia Passion, the company has adopted a new marketing strategy that will focus on a different brand every...

Prescriptives' Runway Bow

NEW YORK -- The connection between cosmetics and fashion is often more assumed than realized. But Prescriptives has been working backstage during the just-concluded New York collections to prove that beauty has a place on the...

Philip Kingsley to Put his Hair Care on TV

NEW YORK -- After taking his hair care line out of the department store market, where it flourished in the mid-Eighties, Philip Kingsley is moving to a new venue -- television.

Kingsley has teamed up with Infomercial Retail Management, which...

Skin Care for Men: No Longer Taboo

NEW YORK -- Men are once again the object of desire in beauty firms' eyes.

The men's skin care market has historically been an exceedingly tough category to crack, but new efforts are being made to turn the traditional tide of reluctance and...

New Scents Will Bloom at Cosmoprof

MILAN -- Italian fragrance and cosmetics firms are thinking young and international in anticipation of the Cosmoprof fair in Bologna April 22-25.

Cosmoprof, an international show that last year attracted almost 120,000 visitors, is expected to...

At the Counter

NEW YORK -- When Aramis launched Lift Off in January, the company hoped to carry the momentum of alpha-hydroxy acid skin care, still the rage in the women's treatment market, into the men's...

Houbrigant Posts Operating Profits

NEW YORK -- Houbigant, the 219-year-old fragrance maker operating in Chapter 11 since November, had operating earnings of $450,970 for the 10 weeks ended Jan. 31, on sales of $4.6 million.

The company, based in Ridgefield, N.J., said in filings...

West Coast Reaps Gains of up to 30%

LOS ANGELES -- Sophisticated classics and sporty newcomers are making for steady gains in men's fragrances among West Coast retailers. Even treatment products for men, always a tough sell, are on the rise.

At San Francisco-based I. Magnin,...

L'Oreal Taking Direct Control Over Cosmair

PARIS -- Lindsay Owen-Jones, chairman and chief executive officer of L'Oreal, said Thursday that the group would take over its U.S. licensee, Cosmair Inc., thus ending an awkward arrangement that has endured since Cosmair was founded back in the...

Elf Sanofi Sales Gain 12% in First Quarter

PARIS -- Elf Sanofi, the health and beauty division of France's Elf Acquitaine, said consolidated sales in the first quarter rose 12 percent to $1.03 billion (5.97 billion francs) at current exchange rates. If company structure had not changed, sales...

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