Coty Beauty Introduces Beyonce Pulse Feel the Power of the Newest Scent in the Beyonce Parfums Portfolio

16-Time Grammy Award Winning Icon to Release Electric New Fragrance

NEW YORK, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coty Beauty, a leading global beauty company, announced today the launch of the highly anticipated newest scent in the Beyonce Parfums portfolio – Beyonce Pulse. Debuting in September 2011, Pulse will join the globally successful Heat and Heat Rush collections. Reflective of Beyonce's incredible energy and powerful femininity, the fresh notes in Beyonce Pulse intermingle to create a unique citrus, floral gourmand, anchored by Beyonce's favorite flower, the orchid.

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"I believe my music makes women feel strong, and Pulse is all about finding that power inside," said Beyonce about the inspiration behind her newest fragrance.

The launch of Pulse will be supported with substantial global integrated sales and marketing activity including a dynamic print and TV ad campaign starring Beyonce, to be featured in over 60 countries. Additionally, social media and online programs will speak to Beyonce's robust global fan base via e-commerce, Twitter and Facebook. Pulse TV ads will begin airing August 2011.

"We are excited to follow the success of Beyonce Heat and Heat Rush with the launch of Pulse, sure to be another star fragrance for Beyonce Parfums," said Steve Mormoris, Senior Vice President, Coty Beauty. "Like Beyonce herself, Beyonce Pulse is powerful, feminine and one-of-a-kind. The woman who wears Beyonce Pulse is impossible to ignore."

At the heart of Beyonce Pulse is the enticing Bluebird Orchid, renowned for its curvaceous shape, distinctive blue-indigo color and enchanting scent.  The mysterious, unique orchid has never before been featured in fragrance, and is displayed to perfection in Beyonce Pulse.

Sparkling top notes of Pear Blossom, effervescent Blue Curacao accord and frosted Bergamot give way to Bluebird Orchid, delicate Peony and fragrant Midnight Blooming Jasmine. Finally, Pulse is anchored by powerfully sexy, irresistible base notes: warm, opulent Madagascar Vanilla, seductive Musk and sensual precious Woods.

"Pulse truly is a game changer in the category," said Mormoris. "We have been able to for the first time meld citrus and gourmand for a truly innovative product. That coupled with Beyonce's signature energy and style makes Pulse distinctive in every way. It's sure to become an iconic fragrance."

The Beyonce Pulse experience doesn't end with the fragrance itself. Packaged in an inverted chrome bottle, Pulse makes a visual statement.  "I'm very proud of the Pulse packaging," says Beyonce. "I wanted to do something completely out of the box and modern, so we created the upside down, faceted bottle that highlights the blue juice inside. The chrome cap is inspired by my stage costumes, which I love because it incorporates fashion into the overall design... and I love fashion!"

The Beyonce Pulse Collection will be available September 2011 at select perfumery chains and fine department stores across the globe.

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About Coty Inc.

Coty was created in Paris in 1904 by Francois Coty who is credited with founding the modern fragrance industry.

Today, Coty Inc. is a recognized leader in global beauty with annual net sales of nearly $4 billion. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, passion, innovation and creativity, Coty Inc. has developed an unrivaled portfolio of notable brands and delivers its innovative products to consumers in 90 markets worldwide.

The Coty Prestige brand portfolio is distributed in prestige and ultra-prestige stores and includes Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Cerruti, Chloe, Chopard, Davidoff, Jennifer Lopez, Jil Sander, JOOP!, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenneth Cole, L.A.M.B. fragrance by Gwen Stefani, La Voce by Renee Fleming, Lancaster, Marc Jacobs, Nikos, philosophy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood and Wolfgang Joop.

The Coty Beauty brand portfolio is more widely distributed and includes adidas, ASTOR, Baby Phat, Beyonce Knowles, Celine Dion, Chupa Chups, David and Victoria Beckham, Esprit, Exclamation, Faith Hill, GUESS?, Halle Berry, Jovan, Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, La Cross, Lady Gaga, Manhattan, Manhattan Clearface, Miss Sporty, Nautica, N.Y.C. New York Color, Nicole by OPI, OPI, Pierre Cardin(1), Playboy, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Stetson, Tim McGraw, TJoy and Tonino Lamborghini.

Coty and Puig Fashion and Beauty S.A. have a strategic partnership for the distribution of the perfume lines of Nina Ricci, Carolina Herrera, Prada, Paco Rabanne, and Antonio Banderas in the United States and Canada.

For additional information about Coty Inc., please visit www.coty.com.

(1) Not available in North America

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