Alexandre Choueiri Promoted to Global President, Ralph Lauren Fragrances

Alexandre Choueiri has been appointed global president of Ralph Lauren Fragrances. The promotion comes after Choueiri, who has been with L'Oréal since 2000, spent about seven years with the company's International Designer Collections division, where he is currently president of the U.S. business. Before IDC, Choueiri spent time at Lancôme, Helena Rubinstein and Kiehl's. The Ralph Lauren job elevates Choueiri […]

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Nest Fragrances Names New CEO, Maria Dempsey

Nest Fragrances has a new chief executive officer. Today, the fragrance brand announced Maria Dempsey, a beauty executive with more than 25 years of industry experience, as its new ceo. Dempsey joins Nest from Crabtree & Evelyn, where she was a project management and operational marketing consultant. She succeeds Nancy McKay, who stepped down as ceo in October 2018. "I […]

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Prestige Fragrance Sales Increase During Holiday Season

During its most important selling period, prestige fragrances are experiencing an increase in sales for the holiday season. In a report released by the NPD Group, sales for prestige fragrances increased 8 percent year-to-date through October. This year, fragrances have generated $2.7 billion in sales, growing at a faster rate than the previous year. The report indicates the fragrance market […]

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The Smell Test: Gabrielle Chanel

The Score: 4.2 The Verdict: Chanel’s first new fragrance pillar in 15 years, meant as a Millennial answer to No. 5, failed to fully impress our panel of exacting judges. While the scent was immediately recognized for its luxurious blend of ingredients—or, as one judge put it, for smelling “like money” and a few found it “elegant” and “delicate”—the general […]

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