October 24, 2012

Women love Jimmy Choo, Montblanc, and Dior fragrances the most


Even if the economy is still uncertain, the luxury market continues to have high performances. Inter Parfums Inc., a New York-based fragrance distributor, reported a rise in total sales for the third quarter compared with the same quarter a year ago, that reflects an improvement in sales for Jimmy Choo, Montblanc and Lanvin fragrances.

According to the company, sales rose by 8.6 percent at current exchange rates to 118.9 million euros from 109.5 million euros in the prior year. Jean Madar, chairman and CEO of Inter Parfums, said: “Many of the brands in our portfolio performed extremely well during the third quarter. Third quarter sales of Lanvin fragrances rose 12% with continuing gains by the Eclat d’Arpège line and the launch of the Jeanne Lanvin Couture line. Montblanc fragrance sales were 67% ahead of last year’s third quarter due in great part to the continued success of the men’s line, Legend. Jimmy Choo fragrances also showed robust gains, up 44% versus last year’s third quarter based upon the signature scent that launched in 2011.”

Other brands that also reported big sales were Burberry, Anna Sui, S.T. Dupont and Boucheron, with the re-release of Jaipur Bracelet.

LVMH group also does well concerning perfume industry. For the first nine months of the year cosmetic and perfume revenues increased by 8 percent. The company said that its growth was driven by the continually increasing brand Christian Dior, and by Guerlain’s success fragrance, La Petite Robe Noir.

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