Archive for July, 2013

Fragrance Sales Getting Weak

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fsgwSoftness in fragrance advertising crimped results at fashion and lifestyle magazines in the first half. Fashion pages contributed to many of the gains, but publishing executives said sluggish beauty business at retail kept the numbers down.

They are much more bullish about the second half, when a number of fragrance launches — notably Ralph Lauren’s Romance, Calvin Klein’s Contraction for Men, Estee Lauder’s Dazzling and Lancome’s O Oui — are expected to produce better figures.

As for the first half, In Style, Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, Conde Nast House & Garden and W all enjoyed double-digit gains; Vogue and Cosmopolitan reported slight gains