Elizabeth Musmanno helms The Fragrance Foundation as President, focusing on creating new, strategic alliances and exclusive business initiatives for its members. Ms. Musmanno will also continue to oversee the operation of the marketing communications firm, the Musmanno Group.
Perfumania Holdings Inc. has tapped Linda Levy to be Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer overseeing the Perfumania retail stores, Five Star Fragrances’ and Parlux Fragrances’ marketing departments. Ms. Levy was formerly Vice President of Marketing for Cosmetics and Fragrances at Macy’s Inc. She is joined by Holli L. Westby as Senior Vice President of Sales, Diana Espino as Vice President of Marketing and Brand Development and Pat Werblin as Vice President of Advertising, Public Relations and Social Media. William (Bill) Graham has been named President, General Manager of Beiersdorf North America, which includes leadership of both the United States and Canadian business units. In his new role, Mr. Graham will focus on the profitable development of the NIVEA, Eucerin and Aquaphor brands throughout North America. Brad Pitt is the new face of CHANEL Nº5. It is the first time that a man is featured in the advertising campaign for the fragrance, which was launched by Coco Chanel in 1921. “What I see as being the Brad Pitt appeal of this campaign is it goes beyond the abstract of emotion or beauty to evoke what is timeless: a woman’s spirit,” Mr. Pitt declared. Joe Wright directed the advertising campaign.
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Barbara Zinn-Moore, Group Vice President for Cosmetics and Fragrances at The Bay * Lord & Taylor, joined her Lord & Taylor family and friends to walk along the Manhattan waterfront at South Street Seaport to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). A secure online donation to LLS can be made by visiting http://pages.lightthenight. org/nyc/Manhattn12/BZinn-Moore. Ms. Zinn-Moore has successfully fought her own battle with LLS. L’Oréal USA’s Senior Vice President Diversity and Inclusion, Angela Guy, has been selected as one of the African-American women executives to be featured in Savoy Magazine’s 2012 Top Influential Women In Corporate Diversity and Inclusion. Angela Guy
Leslie Blodgett, creator of bareMinerals and Executive Chairman of Bare Escentuals, has given $100,000 to the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) to establish the Leslie Blodgett Endowed Scholarship, which provides financial assistance to students in the Jay and Patty Baker School Leslie Blodgett o f B u s i n e s s a n d Te c h n o l o g y. Ms. Blodgett is a 1985 graduate of FIT’s Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing program.
Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has launched Skin Smart™, a new video series encouraging safe sun practices. The series gives in-depth coverage to the role sunscreens play as part of an overall safe sun routine. Christopher Diienno
George Friedman passed away on October 7 at the age of 77. Mr. Friedman was a Founder of Warner/Lauren Cosmetics with Warner Communications, which launched fragrances named for Designers such as Ralph Lauren, Paloma Picasso and Gloria Vanderbilt. After the company was sold to Cosmair, L’Oréal’s American division in 1984, Mr. Friedman and Robert Ruttenberg formed Gryphon Development, a joint venture with the Limited. NOV EMB E R 2 0 1 2 /
Perfumer Christopher Diienno has joined the creative team at drom’s New York Fragrance Design Studio in Tribeca. Mr. Diienno has over 29 years of experience in fragrance houses including Roure, Quest and Givaudan, where he worked on a broad spectrum of products from personal care to fine fragrances.
The National Safety Council honored Firmenich with the 2012 Robert W. Campbell Award, the highest safety award any organization can achieve globally. The award was presented to Firmenich at the opening session of the National Safety Council’s Congress & Expo. The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO announced the five women scientists who will be honored as the 15th 16
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American Media, Inc.’s Chairman, President and CEO, David J. Pecker, has tapped Cheryl Kramer Kaye to be Executive Beauty Director of Women’s Lifestyle and Entertainment Groups. Ms. Kramer Kaye will contribute her beauty and style expertise to Shape and Star magazines.
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