Sales: $1.6 billion (estimated)
Key Personnel: Christine Courtin-Clarins, president of the supervisory board; Olivier Courtin-Clarins, managing director; Philip Shearer, chief executive officer.
Major Products: Clarins skin care and cosmetics, ClarinsMen and My Blend skin care, Azzaro, Mugler and Swarovski fragrances.
New Products: Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, Sun Care Oil Spray SPF15, Azzaro Chrome Limited Edition 2014, Azzaro Pour Homme Limited Edition 2014, Swarovski Edition 2014, Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Wood, Thierry Mugler Alien Eau Extraordinaire, Thierry Mugler Angel Eau Sucree. To be launched: Clarins Ladylike Fall 2014 color collection (August).
Comments: Clarins is global beauty house powerhouse. The privately-held company derives about 68% of sales from skin care and 32% comes from the sale of fine fragrances, according to company statistics. On geographical basis, 63% of sales come from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Americas accounts for 19% of sales and Asia-Pacific the remaining 18%. Although Clarins is best known for its skin care offerings, it is is fine fragrance business that is experiencing the most change. That’s because Zadig & Voltaire recently announced plans to move over to Beauté Prestige International (BPI), signing a 15-year licensing accord. In other news, Clarins has parted ways with Porsche Design Group too.
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 to 1997.
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.