Hermes sells its stake in Jean Paul Gaultier to Puig

by Grant Osborne, 04th May, 2011

Hermes has sold its 45% stake in Jean Paul Gaulitier to Puig. Puig will also acquire some of Gaultier's shares giving them control. Spain-based Puig also owns other fashion houses including Nina Ricci and Paco Rabanne as well as licenses to make perfume for several others.

The perfume license for Jean Paul Gaultier is currently owned by Shiseido's Beaute Prestige International, and the contract doesn't expire until 2016.

Inter Parfums, who create perfumes for Burberry, Paul Smith and Gap; and also own the fashion house of Lanvin, were also said to be interested in acquiring Hermes' stake in Gaultier.

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    • CoL | 4th May 2011 12:34

      Well at least they are going to one of the other best designer fragrances producers IMO!

    • KiatBkk | 7th May 2011 21:13

      Wondering if they'd ever change the Le Male bottle!