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How Art Basel Miami Beach Became a Major Draw for Marketers

Every winter, the fashion crowd—bloggers, editors, well- heeled customers—descends on a certain American city for a week of seemingly nonstop parties, many hosted by top-tier luxury magazines and sponsored by big-name designers. No, we’re not talking about New York Fashion Week.

How the Perfume Business Lost Its Class

In the old days, celebrity perfumes were plush, rarified things—scent couture, if you will. The lucky fan might get a whiff of the magic scent, but the juice wasn’t for sale. Today, of course, every celebrity has a perfume, and all it takes is a call to the Home Shopping Network to buy it. Ever wonder how this part of Western civilization devolved in this manner?