Coty Inc. Receives High Honors at the 36th Annual FiFi(R) Awards

Daisy Marc Jacobs & David and Victoria Beckham Fragrances Named Award


May 21, 2008, 01:00 ET from Coty Inc.

    NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Coty Inc., a leader in global beauty
 and the world's largest fragrance company, took home five prestigious
 fragrance industry awards, including Fragrance of the Year Women's Luxe and
 Men's and Women's Popular Appeal, at The Fragrance Foundation's 36th annual
 FiFi Awards held on May 20th.
Fragrance winners for Coty included: -- Daisy Marc Jacobs, Fragrance of the Year -- Women's Luxe -- David and Victoria Beckham Intimately Beckham Women, Fragrance of the Year -- Women's Popular Appeal -- David and Victoria Beckham Intimately Beckham Men, Fragrance of the Year -- Men's Popular Appeal -- Daisy Marc Jacobs, Best Packaging -- Women's Prestige -- David and Victoria Beckham Intimately Beckham Men, Best Packaging -- Men's Popular Appeal "The FiFi Awards are the highest honor a fragrance company can receive and we are truly honored to be recognized by the industry for the Marc Jacobs and David and Victoria Beckham fragrances," said Bernd Beetz, CEO of Coty Inc. "We at Coty are extremely proud of our hard working and talented team. They are critical to the success of our company and our portfolio." The Fragrance Foundation also honored Coty partner Vera Wang, who was inducted into the FiFi Hall of Fame. Working with Coty, Vera Wang has launched seven successful fragrances including Vera Wang Princess and Vera Wang Signature. "Vera Wang is an ideal honoree to be inducted into the FiFi Hall of Fame," said Beetz. "Our partnership with her has been fruitful, and we look forward to further building the Vera Wang business." Coty's strategic partner Puig Fashion and Beauty S.A. won the Women's Nouveau Niche award for their Prada Infusion d'Iris, which Coty distributes in the United States and Canada. 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 the world's largest fragrance company and a recognized leader in global beauty with annual net sales of $3.5 billion(1). 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 91 markets worldwide. The Coty Prestige brand portfolio is distributed in prestige and ultra-prestige stores and includes Baby Phat, Calvin Klein, Cerruti, Chloe, Chopard, Davidoff, Jennifer Lopez, Jette Joop, Jil Sander, JOOP!, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenneth Cole, L.A.M.B. fragrance by Gwen Stefani, Lancaster, Marc Jacobs, Nautica, Nikos, Phat Farm, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vera Wang and Vivienne Westwood. The Coty Beauty brand portfolio is more widely distributed and includes adidas, Aspen, Astor, Celine Dion, Chupa Chups, David and Victoria Beckham, Desperate Housewives, Esprit, Exclamation, Halle Berry, Jovan, Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, La Cross, Miss Sixty, Miss Sporty, N.Y.C. New York Color, Pierre Cardin(2), Playboy, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Shania Twain, Stetson, Tim McGraw, Tonino Lamborghini and Vanilla Fields. 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 Comme des Garcons in the United States and Canada.
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