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Perfume maker helping COVID-19 survivors recover their sense of smell

Right now, there are still many Americans with long-term COVID-19 symptoms.

According to Johns Hopkins University those long-haul symptoms don’t follow a pattern, age group or how severe someone had coronavirus.

Coronavirus can affect cells in the nose, leading to a lost sense of smell or taste entirely.

For some, their taste came back with things smelling bad or strange.

For about of quarter of people, the problem resolved in a couple of weeks.

Johns Hopkins doctors say there’s a 60 to 80 percent chance these people will see improvement in smell within a year.

There’s a wide range of therapy suggested from medication to doctors visits but some are trying to help in outside-the-box ways.

Perfume maker Sue Phillips has decades in the fragrance industry and is based out of New York City.

She is helping people around the country, nearly 40 so far, regain their smell after losing

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Does Chanel’s Stance on E-Commerce Make Sense? | This Week in Fashion, BoF Professional

The pandemic hit fashion’s biggest luxury players hard. But it hit Chanel worst of all, according to figures released by the French luxury giant this week.

The company’s sales sagged 18 percent last year, slightly under-performing LVMH and Kering and significantly lagging accessories powerhouse Hermès. It’s the first time the privately held Chanel has failed to record double-digit growth since it started publishing financial results four years ago. Operating profit plummeted 41 percent.

Like its luxury rivals, the company suffered as stores closed in key markets and normally high-spending international tourists were grounded. Chanel was particularly vulnerable because a comparatively large proportion of its business is driven by sales of cosmetics and perfume that were hard hit by the decline in travel retail.

But the company faced another handicap: unlike brands such as Dior, Louis Vuitton and Gucci, Chanel doesn’t sell its core fashion and accessories products online, so when

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Saturday June 19, 2021