Scott Kerr sits down with Laura Azaria, general manager of couture brands at L’Oréal which oversees designer portfolios like Prada, Valentino, Mugler and Victor&Rolf. Laura discusses last year's surge in prestige beauty sales and why the fragrance category generated the most growth. She also talks about the re-branding strategy behind Valentino Beauty, why Lady Gaga and Adut Akech were chosen as brand ambassadors, how consumers shifted their fragrance habits during the pandemic, where TikTok and livestreaming commerce fit into the marketing mix, and new competition from DTC fragrance brands. Plus: Is there a metaverse opportunity for fragrances?
Featuring: Laura Azaria, General Manager of Couture Brands at L’Oréal USA (loreal.com)
Scott Kerr, Founder & President of Silvertone Consulting
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The Luxury Item is a podcast on the business of luxury and the people and companies that are shaping the future of the luxury industry.
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