Association François Coty

Presided by Véronique Coty, the association’s mission is to make known the work of its forefather François Coty. In order to transmit the man’s fascinating story, expose the beauty of his creations and honour its memory as a great perfumer, the association is working through two main axes, one dedicated to general public, the other to perfumer-creators in perfume industry.

“François Coty – A life of Fragrance” is Véronique Coty’s own personal collection. She’s continuously seeking the great piece to present it more and more complete to the public. A chronology of olfactory creations, from the first centenary perfume bottles signed René Lalique, to Coty creations after François Coty. Places for the exhibition are chosen to reflect part of the history or the perfumer’s attachment to French art and expertise.

The François Coty Award is an event produced by the François Coty Association. It gathers together the actors of the perfume world by annually rewarding the work of a perfumer-creator that recalls the audacious spirit of François Coty’s fragrances.

Véronique Coty

Her grandfather Henri Coty, François Coty’s grandson, co-founded the François Coty Award in 2000. By his side, she learns about the family history and realizes how highly respected is François Coty among perfumers. In 2017, she’s finally free to preside the François Coty Association and re-launches in 2018 the François Coty Award, 12th edition. She commits as well, along with her husband Nicolas Gandilhon, to form a private collection of François Coty’s creations. That collection, called François Coty – A lifetime of Fragrance, is made to be exposed worlwide to an audience sensitive to the history of luxury french-style.


Véronique Coty, president

Mathilde Le Chatelier,
general secretary

Ghislaine Picchiottino, secretary

Nicolas Gandilhon, treasurer