Avon Mr. David McConnell founded the “California Perfume Company” in 1886, New York. Actually Mr. David was a salesman. He wanted to sell his books, for this purpose he persuaded women to buy his books with an incentive of a perfume bottle. As a result his perfume bottles got popularity instead of his books. So he left his books business and started the perfume selling business that ultimately turned into the world’s largest skin care and beauty products business.