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The International Fragrance Association North America took a break from its higher-stakes advocacy work Nov. 1 to give lawmakers and congressional staffers a "scent experience." Perfumers from six of the group's biggest members were on hand with "Scents of Home," joined by Monell Center researchers to educate attendees on the mechanics of scent and the important role it plays in people's lives.
NSF International has put its cosmetic product verification program on ice due to lack of interest since its launch in April 2017. Meanwhile, more than 1,000 products from 75+ brands have earned the "EWG Verified" mark, and the NGO says interest is higher than ever following Walmart's announcement in September that it will begin pushing vendors to pursue the verification.
Alexandra Kowcz is the Personal Care Product Council's new executive VP for science, effective Jan. 29, 2018. She brings to the trade association extensive experience from R&D and manager roles at Beiersdorf and P&G, as well as drug firms and cosmetic ingredient supplier Centerchem.
"It's as easy as snapping a picture, tapping a color, and creating your own custom, high-quality nail polish named to reflect your sense of humor, fashion or mood," says Alex/Tay founder and CEO Paul Wolff. The digital app and direct-to-consumer sales platform are slated to launch in January.
Parent company founder Ulrike Hager offers perspective on Feminista, touted as both a scent for all genders and a platform to promote gender and sexual equality by raising awareness and supporting related projects in various fields. Fragrantica's community of fragrance lovers has reacted with mixed views to the launch.
A Q&A with Laura Brett, four months into her new role as director of the National Advertising Division.