LONDON — Paris-based Inter Parfums SA reported a 13.4 percent rise in its first-quarter sales to 88.9 million euros, or $126.2 million, compared to sales of 78.4 million euros, or $111.3 million, in the same period last year. Dollar figures have been calculated at average exchange rates for the period.
The company said sales were driven by “solid performances” from its main fragrance brands, which include Burberry, Paul Smith and Lanvin, along with strong demand for Jimmy Choo’s debut fragrance and Montblanc fragrances.
While sales of Lanvin fragrances, which now comprise three different lines, rose 35 percent to 14 million euros, or $19.8 million during the period, Jimmy Choo achieved sales of 7 million euros, or $9.9 million since its debut in January.
Burberry fragrances generated 48.7 million euros, or $69.2 million in sales during the period, an 8 percent decline compared to the same period last year due to tough comparisons with the first quarter of 2010, when the Burberry Sport line launched.
Inter Parfums noted that the worldwide launch of a major women’s line for Burberry fragrances in the fall would boost second-half sales.
By region, Inter Parfums said it “consolidated” its market positions in North America, Asia and Eastern Europe, while sales grew 16 percent in France and 97 percent in South America.
Inter Parfums noted it renewed its license with S.T. Dupont through the end of 2016.