Dries Van Noten, Fashion’s Favorite Mix Master, Lends His Singular Vision to a Debut Beauty Line

For most designers, perfume and cosmetics are a right of passage; they waste little time getting into the lucrative businesses. But not Van Noten. For over three decades, he has been one of fashion’s rare independent operators who made his name not on licenses, but on clothes. And yet the 63-year-old is probably better suited to these things than many of his peers. “I said I wanted a rose perfume that is kind of a punch—really not a sweet, beautiful, feminine thing. It had to be something that men could easily wear. That was kind of the symbol of how we started to work,” he says of his fragrance lineup, which also includes Neon Garden, one of the scents the designer himself has taken to wearing that pairs the freshness of mint with powdery iris, and Jardin de l’Orangerie, which blends traditional orange blossom with sandalwood for a grounded, earthy

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3 women arrested in $1K perfume theft from Ulta Beauty at Fresno mall

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A brazen beauty store theft ended in three arrests Tuesday night, according to the Fresno Police Department.

Around 7:40 p.m., officers responded to a report of a theft at Ulta Beauty at the Fashion Fair Mall.

Police say surveillance cameras captured two women walking into the store and loading up perfume into small bags. After grabbing the items, officers say the women ran out of the store and jumped into a getaway car that was waiting nearby.

Three suspects were arrested in a parking lot near Olive and Cedar avenues following the theft.

Witnesses provided officers with a description of the car, which was found a short time later in the area of Olive and Chestnut avenues. Officers say they also found over $1,000 worth of stolen perfume inside of the

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POLICE: Five arrested after stealing over $2,000 in perfume from Ulta Beauty

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Police have arrested four men and one juvenile after stealing over $2,000 in perfume at Ulta Beauty near Riverpark Shopping Center, Fresno police officials say.

Around 7:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Ulta Beauty on North Blackstone regarding three male juveniles stealing over $1,000 in fragrances.

Officers say while investigating the incident they developed information on the suspect’s whereabouts and they along with CHP airplane officials were able to locate four male juveniles walking towards the Ulta Beauty store at Fashion Fair Mall.

According to police, as officers approached the area, the four ran back to an awaiting vehicle.

Authorities say a traffic stop was then initiated and the vehicle stopped in the Chick-Fil-A parking lot, but the driver and two passengers from the vehicle fled the scene while two others stayed inside of it.

Fresno police officials say the three who fled were quickly

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Chanel Buys Up More Jasmine Fields to Safeguard Famous No. 5 | The Business of Beauty

Chanel No. 5. Shutterstock.

Wary of disappearing flower crops used in its best-selling perfumes, fashion and beauty firm Chanel has bought up more land in southern France to secure its supplies of jasmine and other varieties, harvested by hand in a delicate annual ritual.

The luxury group said it had bought up an extra 10 hectares (100,000 square metres) of land, adding to the 20 hectares it already exploits in partnership with a local family near the town of Grasse, known for its surrounding flower fields.

On a sunny late August morning before the heat reached a peak in nearby Pegomas, dozens of workers were busy with this year’s jasmine harvest, the key ingredient for Chanel’s 100-year-old No.5 perfume, created by late designer Coco Chanel.

Chanel struck a deal with the Mul family in the late 1980s to anchor its production of five flowers in the region. Some local producers

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