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Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 9:01pm
In short, there is no such thing as an amber essential oil. The concept of “amber” — fossilized tree resin hardened into a golden stone — is a late 19th-century olfactory invention typically comprising vanilla, benzoin and labdanum. Combined, these rich ingredients impart a... read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 9:01pm
PARIS — Sexy sells — especially to Millennials — and so Gucci is refreshing its fragrance master brand Gucci Guilty with steamy new advertising. Starring Jared Leto along with models Julia Hafstrom and Vera Van Erp, the film campaign was shot by Glen Luchford in a baroque... read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 9:01pm
The unseasonable cold, gray and drizzle outside on this late June day does nothing to dampen the excitement glowing inside a factory near Orléans, a city in central France. From its metal walkway suspended dozens of feet above a sprawling linoleum floor, the view stretches on... read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 9:01pm
For the seventh consecutive season, VFiles will champion its next class of emerging designers in a biannual, “Project Runway”-esque fashion show — albeit, more offbeat than what’s seen on Lifetime’s reality television series — during New York Fashion Week. The event, set to... read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 9:01pm
L’Atelier Blanc’s new, larger home was busier than ever in the days leading up to the Givenchy men’s show. Why? A pack of models were getting their hair bleached to Riccardo Tisci’s specifications. “It was really cool,” said John Kolic, one model who went white blond. “I liked... read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 9:01pm
I confess: I like to be in charge. I prefer driving to taking the train, for example. And I’m hardly alone. As we are all ceding control to technology, we’re harnessing it to intensify control as well. We have become diagnosticians through Google, exercise authorities via... read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 9:01pm
For every trend, there’s an antitrend. And contouring—the ultradimensional sculpting craze—is no exception. This fall, it’s all about the “no-makeup makeup” look known on the blogosphere as “nontouring.” It’s about playing up skin’s natural luminosity with sheer coverage and... read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 9:01pm
It was the first day of L’Oréal’s move into its new headquarters at 10 Hudson Yards, the behemoth rising from the desolate construction zone on Manhattan’s West Side, and Xavier Vey was standing in his brand new office on the 29th floor. The floor-to-ceiling glass-walled corner... read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 9:01pm
He could not believe his ears. As usual, Stephane de la Faverie was ultraprepared for his weekly status meeting with his boss, Jane Hertzmark Hudis—group president of The Estée Lauder Companies, and global brand president of Estée Lauder. What he could not have been ready for... read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 9:01pm
The smallest detail is sometimes telling. Tamara Rogers—Unilever USA’s new executive vice president of Personal Care—lists at the bottom of her LinkedIn page that she attended The University of Edinburgh. That also happens to be the alma mater of her hard-charging boss, Alan... read more

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