Coty, Inc. is a global beauty products manufacturer founded in Paris, France in 1904. Its main products are fragrances, color cosmetics and skin & body care products. It is known for its cooperation with designers and celebrities for the creation of fragrances.Coty is privately owned by Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH, the German holding company that manages the interests of the family of Johann A. Benckiser. Coty was acquired in 1996 to operate its fragrance and cosmetics businesses. The company was a subsidiary of Pfizer from 1963 to 1992. Coty acquired Unilever's fragrances division (UCI) in May 2005. Coty, Inc. became a publicly traded company in 1925 and acquired a majority interest in the five European Coty companies in 1929.