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
"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
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
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.
For additional information about Coty Inc., please visit www.coty.com.
1. Includes most recent annual net sales of Del Laboratories, Inc., which
Coty acquired on December 31, 2007.
2. Not available in North America
SOURCE Coty Inc.