Coty Ends a Licensing Deal

Posted on October 25, 2012 @ 09:20 am

Coty has announced that the company has come to a mutual agreement with Karl Lagerfeld to end its fragrance license. Coty has exclusive rights to continue to sell its existing inventory of products within the Karl Lagerfeld fragrance portfolio.

"The working relationship with Karl Lagerfeld and Karl Lagerfeld B.V. has always been built on mutual respect and professionalism," said Jean Mortier, president, Coty Prestige. "It was an honor working with a renowned designer such as Karl Lagerfeld, however, it became increasingly apparent that our companies' respective strategies were no longer a perfect match."

Pier Paolo Righi, president and CEO, Karl Lagerfeld B.V., stated: "We have enjoyed an extremely constructive partnership with Coty for many years and do highly appreciate the many achievements during this period. Coty has always been a great partner."