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Cosmetics & Fragrances

About this guide

image of Students in the Fragrance Labimage of cosmetic company logosThis guide covers mostly business and scholarly aspects of the study of cosmetics and fragrances: history, popular culture, business and marketing, aesthetics, and more. 

mage left courtesy FIT's graduate  CFMM program                                                                        Image right courtesy FIT's undergraduate CFM program

Many popular works on makeup and style are listed in OneSearch, the FIT Library's online catalog; search physical materials for the phrase "beauty personal" .                                                                                                                                                          nsb 1/22/20                    

Selected databases: see subject pages for more suggestions

                                                                                           sample statista page

sample e-marketer page

"How to Have Lovely Nails" (1924)

"The History of Modern Nail Polish"
       Women painting her nails on a catalog cover, 1924               image of old ads, Cutex nail polish and nail care sets, $1-$3
(courtesy Hagley Museum and Library)

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