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[gallery] Kate Oldham Joins The Fragrance Foundation’s Circle of Champions

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  • Linda Levy, Kate Oldham and Jerry Vittoria, head of fine fragrance worldwide, Firmenich and chairman of The Fragrance Foundation
  • Kate Oldham and Marc Metrick
  • Luke and Kate Oldham

The Fragrance Foundation has named Kate Oldham as its 2018 Circle of Champions honoree.

Oldham serves as SVP, GMM, beauty, jewelry and home at Saks Fifth Avenue, where she has transformed the retail stalwart into a leader in the beauty category, and a headquarter business for cosmetics, luxury skincare, fragrances and wellness. She has spent her entire career at Saks, serving in roles including buyer, divisional merchandise manager in cosmetics and fragrances and regional VP of store merchandising.

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After servicing as vice president, general manager of the New York flagship, she was appointed to her current role in July 2016, adding jewelry and home in 2017. She is also a long-standing member of The Fragrance Foundation’s board of directors.

The award was presented by Marc Metrick, president, Saks Fifth Avenue; Peggy Elsrode, SVP luxury North America, Coty, and Nicholas Munafo, president North America, LVMH fragrance brands and Givenchy Beauty, also shared stories about their time spent with Oldham.

Linda Levy, president of The Fragrance Foundation noted: “Kate is the perfect Champion to celebrate based on her tremendous passion for fragrance and the exceptional relationships she has built within the fragrance community.”