Alison Garwood Jones

Rimmel Underground

Originally published in June 2007 in Cosmetics Magazine

(Originally appeared in The Coty Trends Report — special supplement to Cosmetics Magazine) When Coty launched Rimmel Underground this past February it closed one of its most important real estate deals to date. Several recent failures in colour cosmetics—namely, L’Oreal’s HIP line of intense shades for ethnic consumers and Revlon’s Vital Radiance for women over 50—opened up […]

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The celebrity fragrance trend

Originally published in June 2007 in Cosmetics Magazine

The Coty Trends Report (special supplement to Cosmetics Magazine, Rogers Media) Summer 2007 Five years ago you would have been hard-pressed to find a celebrity striking a deal with a fragrance house. “Celebrity fragrances were viewed as commercially non-viable,” says Catherine Walsh, Coty’s senior vice president of licensing for the Americas. It’s no secret, the […]

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Coty history

Originally published in June 2007 in Cosmetics Magazine

(Originally appeared in The Coty Trends Report — special supplement to Cosmetics Magazine) François Coty had a sense of destiny so strong it practically radiated from his pores. In 1908, the 34-year old former haberdasher and journalist with the Rudolph Valentino gaze opened his first perfume shop in Paris in the fashionable Tuileries Quarter. To […]

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