Public Figure Profiles

François Coty

François Coty was a French perfumer, businessman, newspaper publisher, politician and patron of the arts. He was the founder of the Coty perfume company, today a multinational. He is considered the founding father of the modern perfume industry.

In 1904, his first success, fragrance La Rose Jacqueminot launched his career. He soon started exporting perfumes from France, and by 1910 he had subsidiaries in Moscow, London and New York. During the 1917 Russian Revolution, his assets in Moscow, which consisted of stocks and funds were confiscated by the Soviet government, making him a lifelong enemy of Communism.

By the end of World War I, his financial success made him one of the richest men in France, allowing him to act as patron of the arts, collect works of art, historic homes and seek to play a political role.

In 1922, he gained control of daily newspaper Le Figaro. To check the growth of socialism and Communism in France, he founded two other daily papers in 1928.

In 1923 he was elected senator of Corsica, and was mayor of Ajaccio from 1931 to 1934.

Fearing the spread of communism, he subsidized various right-wing movements. In 1933, faced with a political class that he considered incapable, he published a reform of the State and founded his own movement Solidarité française, which became more radical after his death.

At the time of his death, at age 60, his fortune was greatly diminished as a result of his divorce, the high cost of running his press empire and the repercussions of the economic crisis of 1929.

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Some of their strengths

François Coty has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Strong, Honest, Imaginative, Creative, Generous, and Bold.

Strong and Diligent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, François Coty is someone who is a strong, diligent, and trustworthy person who approaches life with honesty and perseverance, but who is also physical, sensual, and artistic. A person who is known for being diligent and strong.

Constant and Serious

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know François Coty well know them as someone who can be determined, unmoving, and firm, like a rock or a high mountain.

Ambitious and Forceful

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe François Coty as someone who is ambitious, hard-working, determined, and intelligent.

A person who has a knack for identifying opportunities, has amazing concentration and focus, who can work independently, who likes starting new things, and who is somewhat of an intellectual.

Influential and Dynamic

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, François Coty is someone who tends to be focused on spreading ideas, information, and activities.

They are also someone who is active, giving, optimistic, and cheerful, and who possesses a charisma that attracts friends and admirers.

Patient and Compassionate

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, François Coty tends to be someone who approaches life with grace and compassion, and who has a powerful and commanding personality. Who can be analytical, patient, and deliberate, avoiding risks and seeking out stability instead.

Some of François Coty's challenges

While François Coty has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, François Coty can be Stubborn, Idle, Impulsive, Careless, Relentless, Inflexible, and Worrying.

Stubborn and Idle

One of François Coty's key challenges is that they are someone who can be seen as stubborn and, at times, lazy.

François Coty must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Relentless and Inflexible

François Coty is someone who can be relentless, obsessive, and inflexible, who can be confrontational with work colleagues, can have difficulty communicating feelings and be somewhat reclusive, and who can be self-destructive, overindulgent, and extravagant.

Materialistic and Aggressive

Finally, François Coty also can be materialistic, emotional, aggressive, stubborn, inconsistent, and be prone to big temper outbursts.

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