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scents have turned heads since Francois Coty offered his first perfume, La Rose Jacqueminot, in 1904. Today, Coty is the world's leading maker of mass-market fragrances for men and women. Its boudoir includes moderately priced scents sold by mass retailers and prestige brands found in department stores. Coty's brands include Aspen, !ex'cla.ma'tion, Jovan, adidas moves, Rimmel, Stetson, Vanilla Fields, JOOP!, Vivienne Westwood, and Manifesto (created with actress Isabella Rossellini). The company also offers Calgon bath products, as well as aromatherapy, foot care, and sun care products.
The California Perfume Company, Inc. of New York filed their first trademark application for Avon on June 3, 1932 with the USPTO. Part of the description for goods and services provided to the USPTO included "perfumes, toilet waters, powder and rouge compacts, lipsticks", and other toiletry products. First use and commercial use for Avon by the California Perfume Company was on September 1, 1929. Registration was granted on August 30, 1932.
Avon sells products in over 140 countries. Brazil is the company's largest market, passing the United States in 2010. Avon entered the Chinese market in 1990, but legal changes in 1998 forced Avon to sell only through physical stores called Beauty Boutiques. The company received China's first license for direct selling in 2006.
Avon purchased Silpada, a direct seller of silver jewelry, in 2010 for $650 million. In May 2012, perfume company Coty
offered $24.75 a share for Avon, which was nearly 20 percent above Avon's stock price at the time. While Fox Business Network reported that Avon delayed the process and Coty withdrew its offer, earlier reports revealed that Avon actually rejected the bid, stating "At the time, the board concluded, and it still believes, that Coty's indication of interest is opportunistic and not in the best interest of Avon's shareholders."DE-Delaware Consumer Products Beauty Products Cosmetics Under $10 Under $5 Allegorical Featured Nude Subject Cherub Subject Bird Featured