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Véronique Gautier appointed Armani fragrances’ Director

Sep 1, 2010

The former head of Jean-Paul Gaultier fashion house has joined L'Oréal to take charge of all Giorgio Armani’s perfume, makeup and body care product businesses worldwide.

Giorgio Armani, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Véronique Gautier
Véronique Gautier, Giorgio Armani Perfumes' new Director

Reporting directly to Mark Mesneguen, Vice-President and CEO of Luxury Products L'Oreal, the business women takes over from Jean-Pierre Charriton who will soon take on new responsibilities in L’Oréal’s Luxury Products division, the company said in a statement.

At 49 years old, Véronique Gautier is a prestigious symbol in the luxury cosmetic perfume industry. If she hadn’t have recently replaced fragrance bottles with textile, Véronique would have a clean slate of luxury perfumery experience. She started at Chanel at the age of 27 before going to Paco Rabanne for nearly ten years. In 1995 she became Director of marketing and international development with Cartier perfume and then took on the role as chairman and then joined the Supervisory Board at Hermès perfumes in 2006.

Original by Emilie-Alice Fabrizi. Translated by Rosie Hart

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