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Syrian perfumer needs 'one whiff' to mimic luxury brands

Syrian perfumer needs 'one whiff' to mimic luxury brands

One whiff of a fragrance is all Syrian perfumer Mohammad al-Masri needs to recreate the scent of a luxury brand -- without the label and for a fraction of the cost.
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Beauty and fashion key to Debenhams Christmas TV campaign

Beauty and fashion key to Debenhams Christmas TV campaign

The rollout of Christmas ads from major retailers continues apace. Friday saw Debenhams.com debut its offer, again maintaining the warmth of family and tradition as the chosen theme for 2022. 
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The Bradery: Edouard Caraco talks Showroomprivé, premium positioning and new "lifestyle" offer

The Bradery: Edouard Caraco talks Showroomprivé, premium positioning and new "lifestyle" offer

After ShowroomPrivé's acquisition of The Bradery, its co-founder talks about his strategic ambitions, the development of the lifestyle offer, and above all his desire to increase the selectivity of the premium website.
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Hugo Boss success story rolls on as brand refreshes pay off in Q3

Hugo Boss success story rolls on as brand refreshes pay off in Q3

​Hugo Boss released its Q3 figures on Thursday, and talked of “strong momentum” as it raised its full-year guidance. It also reported currency-adjusted group sales up 18% on the year and up 27% compared to 2019.
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Estee Lauder cuts forecasts on China curbs, tightening inventories

Estee Lauder cuts forecasts on China curbs, tightening inventories

Estee Lauder Cos Inc cut its full-year forecasts ahead of the holiday season, blaming lockdowns in China and American retailers cutting stocks of its cosmetics and fragrances on worries of a slowdown in demand.
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Skincare masks, perfume among first luxuries UK women will cut - Clarins report

Skincare masks, perfume among first luxuries UK women will cut - Clarins report

Beauty Daily by Clarins surveyed 2,000 UK consumers and found that out of all beauty products, face masks are the first product British women would ditch from their beauty routine if money was tight.
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Instagram looking into issues after user complaints

Instagram looking into issues after user complaints

Meta Platforms Inc's Instagram said on Monday it was looking into an issue preventing thousands of its users from accessing the photo-sharing application.
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Harrods set to match pre-Covid sales this year after reporting return to profit

Harrods set to match pre-Covid sales this year after reporting return to profit

​Harrods’ results for the year to the end of January, showed the company recovering from the pandemic, despite ongoing issues related to the global health crisis during the period.
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Bankrupt Revlon says it is entertaining sale offers

Bankrupt Revlon says it is entertaining sale offers

Revlon Inc's bankruptcy attorneys said in court on Thursday that the cosmetics company is engaging with possible purchasers as a way to exit from Chapter 11 as quickly as possible.
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Confident Fragrance Shop maintains growth plan in post-Covid era

Confident Fragrance Shop maintains growth plan in post-Covid era

The Fragrance Shop has enjoyed a post-pandemic bounce with annual sales and profits both rising as the retailer looks forward to further growth alongside moving to a new combined HQ and fulfilment centre near Manchester.
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Unilever beauty ops make progress in Q3 as it benefits from price rises

Unilever beauty ops make progress in Q3 as it benefits from price rises

​Unilever’s Q3 trading statement on Thursday revealed “another strong quarter of growth”, with its sales guidance raised. It came as underlying sales growth accelerated to 10.6% and price growth stepped up to 12.5%.
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Philipp Plein announces plans to open 300 Plein Sport stores

Philipp Plein announces plans to open 300 Plein Sport stores

Present at the High Point furniture fair in North Carolina, German entrepreneur Philipp Plein presented his new interior design collection and announced the opening of 300 Plein Sport stores in the next three years. 
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Meta, L’Oréal join forces to support metaverse start-ups

Meta, L’Oréal join forces to support metaverse start-ups

Meta and L'Oréal have joined forces to launch a start-up incubator programme focused on creativity in the metaverse, hosted by the Station F start-up campus in Paris.
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Inter Parfums posts record third-quarter sales on U.S. operations, newer brands

Inter Parfums posts record third-quarter sales on U.S. operations, newer brands

Fragrance giant Inter Parfums announced on Monday a 7% uptick in third-quarter sales for the three months ended September 30, on the back of double-digit growth in the company's U.S. operations and newer brands.  
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Douglas names ex-Action executive Sander van der Laan as CEO

Douglas names ex-Action executive Sander van der Laan as CEO

German perfumery group Douglas, owner among others of French chain Nocibé, has recently appointed as CEO Sander van der Laan, former boss of Dutch hard-discount retailer Action, succeeding Tina Müller.
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Britain's Boots to recruit 10,000 workers for Christmas period

Britain's Boots to recruit 10,000 workers for Christmas period

British health and beauty retailer Boots said on Monday it planned to recruit more than 10,000 temporary workers, as competition for staff for the Christmas trading period heats up.
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