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Interparfums FY 2022: record earnings as operating profit soars 33 percent

THE WHAT? Interparfums has reported its results for the 2022 fiscal year. The fragrance giant recorded record earnings for the full year with net income up 40 percent on 2021’s figures and sales rising 26 percent to €706.6 million. THE DETAILS The company noted that it had extended its partnership with Montblanc until December 31, 2030 and, subject to the General Meeting’s ratification, hit its goal of achieving gender parity on its board. THE WHY? Philippe Benacin, Chairman and CEO, commented, “Against the backdrop of a turbulent economic and geopolitical environment, our sales and earnings continued to grow in 2022. In 2023, although many uncertainties still exist, this positive momentum should continue with sales expected to reach €750 million, driven by the continuing appeal of our brands for consumers in a global perfume market that remains buoyant.” The post Interparfums FY 2022: record earnings as operating profit soars 33 percent appeared first on Global Cosme

C is for Celery Citrus Salad

This May, our friend Shae Irving is shutting down her blog, Hitchhiking to Heaven. She has offered up some of her old posts so that they can continue to live and be useful after HtH closes its doors. This Celery Citrus Salad is quick, convenient, and a refreshing respite from the heavier foods that winter has to offer us.


It is spring! That pleases me for many reasons, mostly having to do with the garden and a long list of dirt-digging tasks. But it’s also a perfect day to have this Celery Citrus Salad for lunch. Doesn’t it look like spring in a bowl?

This salad is the “official” entry for my personal veggie challenge, in which I am working my way through the vegetable alphabet and posting a related recipe on the last day of every month. (So far: A is for Artichoke and B is for Bok Choy.)

Last year, celery grew very well for me in a half-wine barrel.  Right now, my celery plants are babies — about 3″ tall — but I’ll be glad to have something new to do with that celery when it’s ready. (When I got caught with too much last year, I enjoyed making ultra-simple Summertime Celery Water, which is a refreshing, mineral-rich drink for hot days.) If you have a favorite way to use celery — something that takes it beyond its unfair reputation for being nothing but boring diet food — would you share in the comments?

The original recipe for this salad came from the free, take-away magazine published by Whole Foods. I like to pick up a copy when I shop there because I often find good, budget-friendly recipes in it. (This, despite the universal understanding that Whole Foods is not the most budget-friendly place to shop. Their large assortment of clear, practical recipes makes the Whole Foods shopping experience more sane.) Whole Foods has a well developed recipe forum on its website, too.

I did make some changes to the original recipe. I cut the amount of celery called for to reflect the amount I had. I replaced regular balsamic vinegar with golden, to keep the color bright. I added flowering miner’s lettuce from our yard and a handful of chopped pecans. This is one of the best things about salads; they invite play.

If I’d had time, I would have followed Kaela’s lead and made honey roasted nuts to top my salad. (She posted those just this morning and I wasn’t quite fast enough to get my head around them, but I will make them sometime soon.) Still, I’m not complaining about the pecans. They added great flavor and enough substance to make the salad act more like a meal.

Happy Spring!

Celery Citrus Salad

Celery Citrus Salad


  • 5 tangerines or mandarin oranges (I used Clementines)
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons golden balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup roughly chopped celery leaves
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 4 cups (approximately 1/4 pound) mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • cracked black pepper


    1. Squeeze the juice from one of the fruits into a large bowl. Add the vinegar and cheese and mix well with a fork, mashing the cheese as you go.
    2. Peel the remaining fruit and separate into segments, removing any stringy bits before adding the segments to the bowl.
    3. Add celery leaves, sliced celery, and salad greens, and toss well. Top with chopped pecans and add cracked black pepper to taste.

This piece was originally published on Hitchhiking to Heaven on March 31, 2011 and was written by Shae Irving.

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