Making a Scent

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Last month’s FGI event featured and Fragrance Experience by Thierry Mugler Les Exceptions (a new collection of five unique creations that revisit the main classical blends, reviving tradition, savoir-faire and Haute Perfume) sponsored by Hudson’s Bay and a panel discussion moderated by Jim Hicks, Publisher of Cosmetics Magazine (retired).

The Panelists:

  • Heather Josey, Prestige Fragrance Buyer, Hudson’s Bay
  • Deborah Fulsang, Journalist, Founder of the Fulsang Company and Creator of The Whale and The Rose.
  • Sandy Silva, Canadian Fashion & Beauty Industry Analyst, The NPD Group
  • David Titheridge, General Manager, LVMH Fragrance Brands Canada Ltd.

About FGI:

Founded in New York City in 1930 by former VOGUE Editor-in-Chief Edna Woolman Chase with founding members including Elizabeth Arden, Julia Coburn, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helena Rubinstein, Lilly Dache, Edith Head, Mary Brooks Picken, Claire McCardell and Tobé Coller Davis to promote and benefit the fashion industry.

Starting as a women’s only luncheon organization based in NYC, FGI has now grown to over 5000 members with 33 chapters worldwide!

The FGI mission is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design and to help its members become more effective in their careers. To do this, FGI provides insights on major trends in person, online and in print; access to business professionals and a gateway to the influence fashion plays in the marketplace.

FGI members must be involved in in the fashion industry (including apparel, accessories, beauty and home) for at least three years and be approved by the main chapter in New York.

Fashion Group international strives to advance professionalism in fashion and its related lifestyle industries, provide a public forum for examination of important, contemporary issues in the business of fashion, present timely information regarding national and global trends that have an effect on the fashion industries, attain greater recognition of men’s and women’s achievements in business, encourage men and women to seek career opportunities in fashion and related industries and to provide activities and programs which enhance networking skills and encourage interpersonal contacts so as to further the professional, social and personal development of members.

For more information on memberships, upcoming events and press opportunities, please contact

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