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Avon Debuts Signature Men's Scent - Patrick Dempsey Unscripted

PRNewswire
NEW YORK
Jul 22, 2008

Avon Products, Inc. today announced the debut of Patrick Dempsey Unscripted, the signature men's fragrance the company created with award-winning actor Patrick Dempsey. The unveiling of the fragrance took place at an exclusive cocktail party hosted by Avon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Andrea Jung at The Skyloft Penthouse in Tribeca. The debut of the fragrance follows the announcement of the multi-year partnership agreement Avon made with the actor in May 2008. The fragrance tagline, "Follow Your Passion," captures the true essence of Patrick and his belief that each individual should develop and write their own script for life. Patrick Dempsey Unscripted will launch in November of 2008 in the U.S., with a global launch following in 2009.

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Dempsey played a leading role in the development of Patrick Dempsey Unscripted and was intimately involved with the concept, name, package and olfactive notes. The end result is a true reflection of the man behind the fragrance.

"Patrick is one of the most respected, talented and successful actors of our generation, and we are so excited to offer consumers around the world a glimpse into Patrick's passion for life through this new premium fragrance," said Claudia Poccia, Global President, Avon Strategic Alliances and mark. "Patrick Dempsey Unscripted is his first foray into the fragrance industry and we're extremely proud of the result. Together we created a fragrance that embodies his philosophy to follow your passions -- to develop your own life story."

"Collaborating with Avon to create Unscripted has been such an exciting journey for me," says Dempsey. "I enjoyed the opportunity to play a different creative role by working on this fragrance from start to finish. Unscripted is about loving what you do and doing it in your own unique way."

Patrick Dempsey Unscripted, developed by International Flavors and Fragrances, is a Woody Green scent that expresses the freedom of the open road with fresh, aromatic cardamom and invigorating cracked black peppercorn. At the heart, a sensual mix of fig and crisp lavender enrich the experience with a warm, sophisticated texture. The drydown reveals an unusual twist -- a bold blend of exclusive leatherwood and patchouli heart wrapped in earthy vetiver and rich musk for an authentic, adventurous finish. Patrick Dempsey Unscripted is housed in a simple yet iconic bottle. The outer packaging contains sharp, classic lines that are both modern and masculine. The unique colors of the carton, a rich textured gradient with orange accents, convey Patrick's overall vision -- original and unexpected.

Patrick Dempsey Unscripted will be featured in the company's brochure, which is distributed to over 5 million representatives around the globe, and will be supported by print advertising. The fragrance will be available for $32.00 in the U.S. beginning in November 2008.

Patrick Dempsey is the most recent partner to join the company's premier fragrance portfolio; Avon's other partners include U by Ungaro, Bond Girl 007, Jennifer Hudson for Imari, Cynthia Rowley, Derek Jeter and Christian Lacroix Parfums.

About Patrick Dempsey

One of Hollywood's most sought after and respected actors, Dempsey has won a Screen Actors Guild Award (2007) and People's Choice Award (2007) for his role as Dr. Shepherd on the ABC television super hit, Grey's Anatomy. Dempsey is also actively involved in his movie career, and was last seen in the romantic comedy Made of Honor, which opened around the world this past spring. Dempsey was also recently seen in Disney's Academy Award-nominated Enchanted opposite Amy Adams, and the critically acclaimed Freedom Writers alongside Hilary Swank. Dempsey was born and raised in Lewiston, Maine, and recently returned to his home state to open the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Maine.

Dempsey's wife, celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey, has worked with Avon since July 2006 as their Global Creative Color Director.

About Avon Products, Inc. and the Avon Foundation

Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with almost $10 billion in annual revenue. As the world's largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through 5.4 million independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon's product line includes beauty products, fashion jewelry and apparel, and features such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, Avon Naturals, and Mark. Avon is also a leader in corporate responsibility and philanthropy. In addition to Avon's heritage of women's empowerment, the Avon Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is the largest corporate foundation for women, with more than $580 million raised worldwide for breast cancer, domestic violence and emergency disaster relief. Learn more about Avon, its products and programs at www.avoncompany.com .

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