Ultraluxury Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle acquired by Estée Lauder

The Estée Lauder Companies to Acquire Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle.

Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, the storied fragrance brand established by the iconic perfumer Frédéric Malle, will enter The Estée Lauder Companies’ portfolio. While the acquisition is expected to close in January 2015, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle offers a collection of exclusive, ultraluxury fragrances crafted by some of the world’s most talented perfumers and personally curated by Malle, whose selections provide a range of timeless perfumes and home environment products. The combination of Malle’s exacting approach and the distinct personalities of each perfumer have resulted in the creation of original, perfectly balanced fragrances.

“Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle represents the epitome of elegance,” said Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Estée Lauder Companies. “Malle’s uncompromising dedication to pure perfumery has established him as the most sought after collaborator by the world’s most talented perfumers. He has created a true luxury brand that augments our portfolio of prestige beauty products, and we are thrilled to welcome him to our Company.”

“The Estée Lauder Companies has great respect for the art of perfumery and for the creativity, dedication and mastery required to create truly exceptional fragrance experiences,” said Editions de Parfums founder Frédéric Malle.