One of the most recognized scents within the Clarins
stable, Thierry Mugler’s Angel, has a new face—Georgia May
Jagger. Her mother, Jerry Hall, was the face of Angel from 1995
This year, Clarins Group will inaugurate its new building in
Paris. The building is said to combine cutting-edge technology
and environmental awareness with features such as automatic
lighting, low consumption heating and air conditioning systems and rainwater collection.
SALES: $1.6 BILLION
Key Personnel: Marc Puig Guasch, chairman and
chief executive officer; Manuel Puig Rocha, vice-chairman; José Manuel Albesa, chief brand officer;
Javier Bach, chief operating officer; Eulalia Alfonso,
chief human resources officer; Joan Albiol, chief
Major Products: Fine fragrances, beauty
products and toiletries. Brands include
Comme des Garcons, Prada, Valentino,
Paco Rabanne, Carolina Herrera, Nina
Ricci, Payot, Vitesse Heno de Pravia,
Anouk, Azur, Quorum, Pacha,
Agua Brava, Sportman, Adolfo
Dominguez, Massimo Dutti,
Mango, Victorio & Lucchino,
Antonio Banderas, Shakira, Heno
de Pravia, Lavanda Puig and
New Products: Carolina
Herrerra 212 VIP Rosé and 212
Surf, Antonio Banderas King of
Seduction and Cocktail Seduction,
Comme des Garcons Serpentine,
Wisteria Hysteria (with Stephen Jones)
and Wonderoud, Paco Rabanne Lady
Million Eau My Gold!, Shakira Aphrodisiac Elixir,
Comments: The fashion-fragrance connection runs deep at
Antonio Puig, with some of best known names in fashion—think
Valentino, Carolina Herrera and Prada to name just a few—all
under its umbrella. These boldface names craft haute couture and
lust-worthy apparel and have significant scent collections too.
Fashion not only inspires the fragrance business, it also impacts
the bottom line, accounting for about 20% of corporate sales.
Puig describes its“hybrid model” as unique in its sector, say-
ing the structure shapes the images of its brands through fashion,
then translates them successfully into the world of perfumery. To
what level of success? The company contends it is the sixth-rank-
ing firm in the international selective perfumery sector, with an
8.6% share of that market. And Puig hopes to raise that to 12%
and occupy the No. 3 spot by 2020.
Pretty lofty goals, but Puig is riding high during this
milestone year. Two thousand fourteen represents its
100th anniversary. It marked the occasion with inauguration of the Puig Tower, the company’s new Gold
LEED-certified corporate headquarters in Barcelona.
“The tower is the recognition of all we have done
for the past years and at the same time a platform
that allows this company to go forward. It stands in
the middle of the past and the future,” said chairman and CEO Marc Puig.
24.POLA ORBIS JAPAN
SALES: $1.9 BILLION
Key Personnel: Satoshi Suzuki,
president and chief executive officer; Naoki Kume, vice
president, finance; Yutaka Den,
chief global business officer.
Major Products: Skin care,
cosmetics, personal care and
fragrance. Companies and
brands include Pola, Orbis,
Jurlique, H20 Plus, PDC Inc.,
Future Labo, Medi Labo, Decenia,
Acro and Three.
New Products: Pola—Signs Shot, Apex
(relaunch); Orbis—Orbis=U; To be launched— Jurlique Nutri-Define Collection (September), Red B.A. anti-aging skin care
Comments: Cosmetic sales rose 7% last year. The Pola brand
accounts for 56% of sales, while Orbis represents 27% of sales.