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The main objective of this website is to chronicle the history of the Coty fragrances and showcase the bottles and advertising used throughout the years.

However, one of the other goals of this website is to show the present owners of the Coty perfume company how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back these fragrances!

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the fragrance, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories, what it reminded you of, maybe a relative wore it, or you remembered seeing the bottle on their vanity table), who knows, perhaps someone from the current Coty brand might see it.

Ernest Coty

The Parfums et Produits de Beauté of Ernest Coty, was a Parisian perfume and cosmetics firm established in 1917 by Ernest Coty and a M. de Bertalot who had just before established Ramses, another perfume company.


Original shop established by M. de Bertalot at 8 bis, rue Martel, Paris in 1917; Ernest Coty and his wife with financial support from the perfume exporters Orosdi-Back acquired the business; managed by Leon Orosdi.


Intentionally traded on similar lines, even down to the packaging as Francois Coty, who took them to court; this ruined business although Ernest Coty produced his own fragrances and cosmetics under own name till the mid 1930’s



Ernest Coty was not related to Francois Coty or the perfumery firm of the same name, however, Ernest traded under the Coty name to bank on the reputation that Coty's perfumes had built up so successfully. Francois Coty had filed a lawsuit both in the United States and France and M. de Bertalot was imprisoned. As a result, Ernest Coty's fake Coty perfume business Parfums De Grande Luxe, Inc. was dissolved but he still continued to trade under the name Ernest Coty well into the 1930s. Ernest Coty was enjoined from using "Ernest Coty" for perfumes and toilet preparations unless accompanied with "Not connected with the original Coty." Coty, Inc.


The defendant, Parfums de Grand Luxe, Inc., is a corporation organized under the laws of the state of New York, and claims the agency for similar articles manufactured in France by Ernest Coty under a contract with him dated November, 1922.









2 comments:

  1. I would dearly love to be able to find IRON cologne foe men or for you to start making it again.

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  2. I would love to be able to get Truly Lace. Was it released under a different name? It should definitely be re-released, every time I tried to buy some it was sold out.

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