LONDON — Sales at Inter Parfums SA rose 27 percent in the third quarter to 99.2 million euros, or $110.1 million, due to strong momentum from its top sellers Montblanc and Jimmy Choo, according to the company.
Stripping out the boost from currency rates, sales were up 16.8 percent at the perfume-maker, which holds the licenses for brands including Jimmy Choo, Boucheron, Paul Smith, Lanvin, Van Cleef & Arpels and Karl Lagerfeld.
Dollar figures have been converted at average exchange rates from the periods to which they refer.
The brand reported sales in the first nine months were up 10.9 percent to 246.3 million euros, or $273.4 million, with highlights including the Montblanc lines, which contributed nearly 69 million euros, or $76.6 million, in sales and the Jimmy Choo fragrances, with nearly 64 million euros, or $71 million.
By region, the company said that North America generated the most sales in the third quarter, with high demand for Jimmy Choo Man and Montblanc Legend, while the Middle East and Europe responded well to new launches at Jimmy Choo, Boucheron and Paul Smith, and continued to buy fragrances from steady performers Montblanc and Lanvin.
Asia grew 4 percent in the nine months — despite a “marginal contraction” in the third quarter — while South America confirmed a slowdown already noted in the spring.
Chief executive officer Philippe Benacin called the third-quarter performance excellent, but remained concerned about the full year.
“In light of the downturn in the fragrances and cosmetics markets in countries such as China, Russia and Brazil, we remain cautious for the 2015 full year, maintaining guidance for annual sales of 310 million-320 million euros,” or $352 million-$363 million, he said.