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Live from New York: CEW Hosts Newsmaker Forum

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: August 5, 2008, from the August 2008 issue of GCI Magazine.
From left, Christophe Maubert, Robertet Fragrances; Carlotta Jacobson, CEW; Susan Arnold, P&G;

From left, Christophe Maubert, Robertet Fragrances; Carlotta Jacobson, CEW; Susan Arnold, P&G; Jill Scalamandre, Chrysallis and CEW chair; Mary Murcko, Women’s Health.

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Under the aegis of Steven Gala, executive vice president, Givaudan, the program seeks to restore and invigorate regions and communities in which a variety of natural fragrance substances are extracted and ultimately become part of fragrance compositions.

Kennedy led a discussion on the state of sustainability, touching on the safety and health of waterways, the need to eliminate PCBs and other toxins from the environment and the necessity of harnessing alternate forms of energy.

“Protecting the environment recognizes that nature is the infrastructure of our communities,” Kennedy said. “We’ve got to start protecting our infrastructure, the wildlife and the waterways for the future of our children. We have the technology, the scientific capacity and the economic capacity, but what we need is the leadership. We are fighting for the overarching vitality of all of humanity.”

Camille McDonald Named Living Legend

The American Society of Perfumers (ASP) presented The Living Legend award to Camille McDonald, president, brand development and merchandising for Bath and Body Works, at its 54th annual Symposium on June 2. Pete Born, executive editor, Women’s Wear Daily, presented the award. The Lifetime Achievement award was presented to Lambert Dekker, senior vice president/chief perfumer, Takasago International Corporation, by Gus van Loveren.

Additionally, there was a tribute to Roman Kaiser, research fellow at Givaudan, presented by Cosimo Policastro, executive vice president, fine fragrance, Givaudan.