The black pearl of Tahiti is at the heart of French Polynesia's economy but is now highly vulnerable to climate change, its fragile existence underlining what is at stake in UN climate talks starting in Paris this month.
Perfume maker Coty will buy the personal care and beauty business of Brazilian consumer goods maker Hypermarcas for about $1 billion in cash, three months after agreeing to buy 43 similar brands from Procter & Gamble.
Pumpkin Spice is taking the beauty industry by storm this fall. Not only is the popular Starbuck's latte making its presence felt in the world's coffee cups, but it has also sparked an autumnal hair trend.
As contactless payments are about to become ubiquitous, Visa Premier and the Central Saint Martins School explored the type of cleverly designed, wearable devices which could replace current payment methods.
Japan's Kosé has partnered with Saks for the exclusive and distribution of skin care brand Decorté in North America beginning in spring 2016. In addition, Kate Moss will be face of Decorté under a multi-year partnership.