Beauty Insider Series - New York

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    Jean-Marc Plisson, Fresh Inc.; Terry Darland, LVMH Beauty; Nicholas Munafo, LVMH Fragrance Brands & Acqua Di Parma
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Beauty Insider Series - New York
Fragrance: The Next Chapter
Industry experts will discuss shifts in the fragrance landscape and the critical elements - brands with an authentic story to tell, perfumers with a passion for olfactory innovation and satisfying consumer demand for quality scents - that spell success today and in the future.
Speakers
Raymond Cloosterman Raymond Cloosterman
Founder & CEO,
Rituals Cosmetics
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Raymond Cloosterman is an entrepreneur, brand builder and business economist who enjoyed a thirteen year career at Unilever. At one point during his time there he found himself with a couple of months off between jobs. He used this period to take a journey of discovery in search of new insights in the field of new brand thinking and new business. And so he embarked on an expedition that entailed visiting countries around the world to explore the latest trends in personal and domestic care products, brands and retail concepts. He spoke with experts in a variety of fields. One of the things he came to realize during that trip was that people see their home as an extension of their personality. That wisdom marked the start of everything that has happened since. He developed a new brand that encompassed products for both personal care and home care.

Raymond Cloosterman is founder and CEO from Rituals Cosmetics. From a basement on an Amsterdam canal house in 2000 he worked, together with a small but passionate team, on the opening of the first Rituals store in Amsterdam’s Kalverstraat shopping street. With its unique combination of skin care, body cosmetics, precious mineral make‐up, men’s and home care products Rituals unites advanced technology with ancient Far Eastern rituals to present an exclusive range of affordably priced products that turn everyday routines like bathing and shaving and taking tea into meaningful rituals.

In thirteen years time, this core concept has grown to become an international success story. Rituals aspires to realize 1,000 stores around the world in the next 10 years. The home and body cosmetics brand now has more than 250 stores, around 450 shop‐in‐shops and 5 City Spa’s with 1155 employees worldwide in thirteen different countries.

Raymond Cloosterman lives in Rossum and Knokke (Belgium) is married and has four children.
Camille McDonald Camille McDonald
President, Brand Development and Merchandising,
Bath & Body Works
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When companies turn to Camille McDonald for leadership, they’re not just tapping her versatile experience spanning retail and wholesale, mass and luxury, strategy and operations—they’re tapping McDonald for her reputation as a game changer. Over the course of over three decades in the beauty industry, McDonald has consistently identified the qualities that competitively differentiate the brands she’s steered, accurately matched them to customer targets, and used this integration as a powerful platform for growth. Whether working under the umbrella of product development or advertising, promotion or PR, wholesale or retail, luxury or mass, McDonald has consistently remained, first and foremost, a brand builder.

McDonald began her career after graduating from Smith College magna cum laude, with a degree in American Studies, where she also was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her first position in the beauty industry was at Charles of the Ritz, as a product manager for mass-market fragrances. This position proved to be the first of many in the fragrance world, creating a foundation for McDonald’s industry-changing innovations in the sector. At L’Oréal, where she grew from Director of Marketing to Senior Vice President of Marketing, Creative Services, and Advertising over a 13 year tenure, McDonald grew the business 3 fold. She also conceived and launched the fragrance industry’s first “flanker brand” (Polo Crest), jumpstarting a lucrative industry strategy that has since become standard practice. After a stop at Chanel as Vice President Sales, McDonald went on to become President and CEO of American Designer Fragrances and Givenchy/Guerlain North America for LVMH, where she was instrumental in the early branding of now iconic fragrance brands like Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and Kenneth Cole, as well as for substantially strengthening the presence of LVMH’s French brands in North America.

In 2004, Bath & Body Works tapped McDonald to lead a radical branding transformation of the personal care retailer. McDonald led the development team that applied a luxury lens to the Bath & Body Works’ assortment, effectively repositioning and restaging the brand’s key assets—Signature Collection, Bath & Body Works’ trademark fragrant body care collection, and the Bath & Body Works’ Antibacterial Collection. Both brands enjoy the #1 market share for their respective categories. Highlights during her tenure leading these categories: the 2007 introduction of Pocketbac, which ultimately overtook Purell as the #1 selling hand sanitizer; and the accelerated market leadership of the BBW Signature Collection fragrance portfolio, which includes 11 of America’s top 20 selling fragrances, representing a 60% market share of that powerhouse segment. As a key kick-off to that achievement , McDonald developed Japanese Cherry Blossom in 2006, the company’s first oriental fragrance, which secured the #1 sales rank in the U.S. by 2007, and has held that position ever since.

In 2012 McDonald’s responsibilities expanded to include the Home Fragrance category, which has enjoyed explosive growth over the past three years, recently breaking through to achieve the #1 market share in the specialty store home fragrance segment.

McDonald has been lauded for her visionary, pioneering strategies throughout her career, receiving numerous awards. Her work has been recognized with FiFi (Fragrance Foundation) and CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) product awards as well as magazine editorial awards. In addition, McDonald has personally received an Advertising Age top marketer award, the Beauty Ball Golden Apple, the CEW Achiever Award, the Living Legend Award from the American Society of Perfumers, and the Circle of Champions award from the Fragrance Foundation.

McDonald also serves as a non-executive Director on the Board of Timex Group, Inc, as well as on several not-for-profit boards. She is active as a mentor to students working toward the FIT Master’s Degree in Beauty and Fragrance, and has a position on the Industry Advisory Board for the FIT Master’s Program.

McDonald currently serves as President of Brand Development & Merchandising at Bath & Body Works. She resides in New York City and Wainscott, New York.
Adriana Medina Baez Adriana Medina Baez
Perfumer,
Givaudan
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Adriana joined Givaudan in 1994 after graduating from college. She attended the Givaudan School of Perfumery in Argenteuil after working for Givaudan for six years. She started in the Consumer Product division as a perfumer and in 2005 she joined the Fine Fragrance studio. Adriana has developed impressive successes Fine Fragrances and Specialty products for clients such as Bath and Body Works, White Barn Candle and Company, Victoria's Secret and Avon among many others.
Moderated by Jenny B. Fine, Editor, WWD Beauty Inc
Location Harmonie Club
4 East 60th Street
New York NY, 10022
Schedule

5:30pm - Cocktails
6:30pm - 7:30pm - Program

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