Breaking News

Harry Slatkin Honored as an ASP Legend

November 30, -0001

On May 7, Harry Slatkin—president and founder of Slatkin & Co. Home Fragrance and president of Limited Brands, Home Design—received the coveted Legends Award from The American Society of Perfumers (ASP).

The award honors a person “who has distinguished him or herself over the years with their body of creative work, their contribution to the fragrance industry and also their contribution to society,” according to ASP. Past honorees include Oscar de la Renta, Gianni Versace, Karyn Khoury and Estée Lauder.

Mr. Slatkin has been called the “king of home fragrance” by The New York Times. A former Bear Stearns director, he created Slaktin & Co. in 1992. Launched at Saks Fifth Avenue, the brand was quickly picked up by other luxury retailers including Neiman Marcus and BergdorfGoodman, In 2005, Limited Brands purchased Slatkin & Co. and Mr. Slatkin was named president of Home Design.

“It’s a great honor, although I always thought a legend award comes at the end of one’s career, but don’t count me out just yet, I still have a lot of sniffing left to do,” he quipped.

He also thankedthe perfumers in the room for educating him and being a part of the great success that Slatkin & Co. candles have achieved, and paid tribute to his wife of 18 years, Laura Slatkin, who co-founded Slatkin & Co.

Mr. Slatkin and his wife serve on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including Autism Speaks, Henry Street Settlement House, The New England Center for Children and New York Center for Autism (NYCA), which the couple founded.
  • Skin of Color Society Connects Experts

    Skin of Color Society Connects Experts

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor||January 16, 2017
    Dermatologists from across the nation share information and ideas.

  • Erasa

    Erasa's New Evangelist(a)

    January 9, 2017
    Impressed by the performance of its hero SKU, supermodel Linda Evangelista joins the company in a hand's on role.

  • Discourse on Disclosure

    Discourse on Disclosure

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director||January 6, 2017
    Transparency impacts the cleaning industry.

  • Hitting the Right Notes

    Hitting the Right Notes

    January 6, 2017
    Agilex Fragrances is the leader in the middle market fragrance category.

  • The Smell of Clean in 2017

    The Smell of Clean in 2017

    January 6, 2017
    Changing consumer lifestyles and demographics are impacting the scents found in the household cleaning category.

  • On the Edge

    On the Edge

    January 6, 2017
    Expanding beauty brands to watch in 2017