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Saks’ Kate Oldham Joins the Circle of Champions

Kate Oldham is obsessed with Instagram.
The senior vice president and general merchandise manager and general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue recently began building up her presence on the social media platform, according to friends and colleagues who lightly roasted her at The Fragrance Foundation’s Circle of Champions celebration Thursday.
Oldham, who was described as a “master of GSD” (getting s–t done) by Nicholas Munafo, president North America, LVMH fragrance brands and Givenchy Beauty, is the latest member of the fragrance community to be inducted into the Circle of Champions. On Thursday, former honorees and other members of the community, including Nicolas Mirzayantz, divisional ceo of scent at International Flavors & Fragrances; Cos Policastro, formerly of Givaudan; Annette Green, who had a 40-year fragrance career, and Pamela Baxter, co-ceo of Bonafide Beauty Labs, plus Oldham’s son, Luke, turned out to celebrate.
“Fragrance is one of the most intimate and personal categories at Saks. It’s vitally important as a way to connect with our loyal customers, but also the aspirational customers. Sometimes it’s the first time they’ve bought a fragrance. When fragrance is working, the whole store is working,” Oldham said.
She took the crowd through her years at Saks and how the commitment to fragrance

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