The Bogart Group is an independent family business which fully owns or produces under license 9 fragrances and cosmetics brands. Over the same period of time, the Group has also developed a network of own name stores (157 in 2017) as part of a vertical integration strategy.

A 40-year success story

  • 1975 Creation of the first BOGART fragrance, distributed in selective perfumeries
  • 1980 Launch of the world's first skincare range for men
  • 1981 Appearance of BOGART's second fragrance, ONE MAN SHOW
    Establishment of a new perfume production unit
  • 1983 Signature of the operating licence for TED LAPIDUS fragrances
  • 1986 Purchase of BALENCIAGA Couture and Fragrances
    Introduction of Jacques Bogart SA on the list of medium-sized companies on the Paris Stock Exchange
  • 1992 Signature of the worldwide operating licence for CHEVIGNON fragrances
  • 1993 Purchase of the skincare company Méthode Jeanne Piaubert from the L'Oréal Group
  • 1994 Acquisition of a majority interest in the luxury goods company Fairtrade, operating under the licence of FAÇONNABLE fragrances
    Purchase of the cosmetics company Stendhal and its make-up and skincare products factory
  • 1998 Purchase of Ted Lapidus SA
  • 2001 Sale of Balenciaga
  • 2004 Launch of a network of own name stores with the purchase of April Cosmetics & Perfumes Chain Stores Ltd, a retail distribution company for fragrances and cosmetic products in Israel
  • 2005 Signature of the worldwide operating licence for NAF NAF and BUGATTI fragrances
  • 2008 Purchase of Athénaïs, owner of 8 perfumeries in the south of France
    Signature of the worldwide operating licence for LEE COOPER fragrances
  • 2010 Purchase of the CARVEN brand's fragrances and cosmetic products
  • 2012 Purchase of Rose de France, owner of 2 perfumeries in the south of France
  • 2015 Purchase of 23 perfumeries by April SAS, a wholly-owned subsidiary created in late 2014
  • 2016 100% acquisition of the HC Parfümerie Group, major distributor in Germany, with a network of 87 stores.
    The Bogart Group owns to date 157 stores in total.
  • 2018 Groupe Bogart acquires Distriplus Group, a leading retailer in Belgium with a network of 200 sales outlets