Join Us at The Finalists' Luncheon #TFFAwards

Join Us at The Finalists’ Luncheon #TFFAwards



The New Fragrance Academy Launches

The New Fragrance Academy Launches



The Fragrance Foundation 2017: Our Biggest and Best Year Yet

The Fragrance Foundation 2017: Our Biggest and Best Year Yet

Top Notes: Under $100, Macy’s, Millennial Men, Wal-Mart and Oscar Eats

This is the news you can’t afford to miss…Your Daily Digest from The Fragrance Foundation

• Dollars and Scents InStyle picks the best new scents under $100. InStyle

• The Way Forward In his final earnings call as ceo of Macy’s, Terry J. Lundgren acknowledged challenges and touted successes – including apparel and fragrance – while talking future strategy. WWD

• Men Hold the Key? Marketing intelligence agency Mintel believes that millennial men are the future of the American fragrance market. Mintel

• Stepping Up Wal-Mart’s online sales rose 29% in the fourth quarter as they lowered prices and improved the web experience in a bid to compete with Amazon. The Los Angeles Times

• Oscar Eats Vogue gets the inside scoop on what the stars will be eating following this Sunday’s Academy Awards. Vogue


Top Notes: #TFFNotables, Cologne, SnapChat, Global Trends, Retail Shakeup and Presidents Day

This is the news you can’t afford to miss…Your Daily Digest from The Fragrance Foundation

The Notables 2017
The Notables class of 2017 was féted at a champagne cocktail celebration at the LVMH Magic Room on Thursday evening. See all of the highlights from the evening HERE  and read words of wisdom from the future of the industry HERE. 

• Keep it Fresh Has your favorite cologne started to smell a little “off?” Here are some reasons why. Gentlemen’s Quarterly

• SnapChat’s Influencer Conundrum Why SnapChat misses the mark with influencers, for now. Digiday

• Global Trends Perfumer Lisa Hoffman looks at the future of global fragrance in 2017. Beauty Packaging

• Retail Shakeup As traffic to brick and mortar stores continues to decline, retail growth consultant Steven Dennis looks to what may lie ahead. Forbes

• Skinny Dipping with John Quincy Adams In honor of Presidents Day, a collection of surprising facts about each of our nation’s leaders. Seattle Times

The Notables 2017: What I’ve Learned in Five Words or Less

The ten young executives féted at The Notables on Thursday evening were asked to boil down what they’ve learned so far to five words or less.

Read on to get inspired by these exceptional talents.

“Passion. Perseverance. People. Product. Potential.” – Alexandra Hardyment, Executive Director, Aerin Beauty with Jane Hertzmark Hudis

“It really takes a village.” – Jacklyn Lee, Fragrance Marketing Manager, Christian Dior Parfums with Tennille Kopiasz

“Scents and sensibility matter most.” – Jessica Luc, Marketing Manager, Fine Fragrance and Specialty Bath, Symrise with Doreen Bucher

“Simplicity: keynote of true elegance.” – Sophia McLoughlin, Marketing Manager, Women’s Fragrance, Chanel with Ava Huang

“Sky is never the limit.” – Lorraine Miche de Malleray, Consumer Science Senior Manager, IFF with Dionisio Ferenc

“Always do good science!” – Christine Tilghman, Project Leader of Product Integrity, MANE with Franck Lucia III

“Innovative ideas come from anywhere.” – Jacquelyn Ward, Group Project Manager, Signature Collection Brand Development, Bath and Body Works with Soyoung Kang

“You are weird. Stay weird.” – Justin Welch, Marketing Director, Firmenich with Jerry Vittoria

“Follow your nose.” – Galliane de Wendel, Senior Manager, US Marketing, Ultra Luxury Fragrances, Coty, Inc. with Laurie Labesque

“Adapt quickly. Laugh daily. Innovate.” – Anna Wilk, Marketing Director, Interparfums Luxury Brands with Marina Mamakos


The Fragrance Foundation’s 3rd Annual Notables Reception honored the future leaders of the fragrance industry over cocktails at the LVMH Magic Room on Thursday evening.

The class of 2017 comprises a wide spectrum of young executives from leading firms in the industry including Chanel, IFF, Symrise, Coty, Inc., Bath and Body Works, Firmenich, AERIN Beauty, Interparfums Luxury Brands, MANE and LVMH.

It was an evening of heartfelt words and champagne toasts.

-Steve Johnson for The Fragrance Foundation

Photos: Billy Farrell Agency