Employment Agreement - Avon Products Inc. and Charles R. Perrin



                             EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT


     THIS AGREEMENT, by and between AVON PRODUCTS, INC., a New York 
corporation (the 'Corporation'), and CHARLES R. PERRIN (the 
'Executive'), dated as of this 11th day of December, 1997.

                               W I T N E S S E T H:

     WHEREAS, the Corporation desires to recognize the Executive's
commitment to the Corporation and to confirm the right of the Executive
to certain employment, compensation and severance benefits; and

     NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises and mutual
covenants herein contained, and other good and valuable consideration,
the Corporation and the Executive do hereby agree as follows: 

     1.  Employment.  The Corporation shall employ the Executive and the
Executive agrees to serve as an executive of the Corporation, in such
capacities and upon such conditions as are hereinafter set forth.

     2.  Term.  The Executive shall be considered an at-will employee
and his employment may be terminated by either party subject to the
obligations of the parties upon such termination as may be set forth
hereinafter.

     3.  Position and Duties.

         (a)  Position.  The Executive shall serve as Vice Chairman and
Chief Operating Officer, effective January 5, 1998.

         (b)  Business Time.  The Executive agrees to devote his full
business time during normal business hours to the business and affairs
of the Corporation and to use his best efforts to perform faithfully and
efficiently the responsibilities assigned to him hereunder, to the 
extent necessary to discharge such responsibilities.  The Executive's
continuing to serve on any boards and committees on which he is serving
or with which he is otherwise associated immediately preceding the date
hereof, or his service on any other boards and committees of which the
Corporation has knowledge and does not object, in writing, within thirty
(30) days after first becoming aware of such service, shall not be
deemed to interfere with the performance of the Executive's services to
the Corporation.

     4.  Compensation.  The Executive shall be entitled to the following
compensation for as long as the Executive remains an employee of the
Corporation; 



       (a)  Base Salary.  The Executive shall receive a base salary (the
'Base Salary') payable in equal bi-weekly installments at an annual rate
of $750,000, effective as of January 1, 1998.  The Corporation shall
review the Base Salary periodically and in light of such review may 
increase (but not decrease) the Base Salary taking into account any
change in the Executive's responsibilities, increases in compensation of
other executives with comparable responsibilities, performance of the
Executive and other pertinent factors, and such adjusted Base Salary
shall then constitute the 'Base Salary' for purposes of this Agreement.
Neither the Base Salary nor any increase in Base Salary after the date
hereof shall serve to limit or reduce any other obligation of 
the Corporation hereunder.

          (b)  Annual Bonus.  

               (I)  In General.  For each fiscal year of the Corporation
during which he is employed by the Corporation the Executive shall be
eligible to receive an annual bonus ('Annual Bonus') under the
Corporation's Management Incentive Plan or successor annual incentive
award plan.  Such Annual Bonus shall be determined on the basis of an 
annual target bonus opportunity of at least seventy percent (70%) of the
Base Salary paid the Executive with respect to such fiscal year, which
annual target bonus opportunity may be increased but not decreased
except for annual reductions of up to ten percent (10%) that apply to
all officers of the Corporation.  Each Annual Bonus (or portion thereof)
shall be paid in cash in February of the year next following the year
for which the Annual Bonus (or prorated portion) is earned or awarded,
 unless electively deferred by the Executive pursuant to any deferral
programs or arrangements that the Corporation may make available to the
Executive. 

               (ii)  Change of Control.  Notwithstanding the foregoing,
the Annual Bonus awarded to the Executive for each fiscal year of the
Corporation ending during the period commencing on the Change of Control
Date and ending on the third anniversary thereof or during the pendency
of a Potential Change of Control, shall not be less than the largest
bonus earned by or awarded to the Executive for any the of three fiscal
years of the Corporation ending before such Potential Change of
Control or Change of Control Date, as applicable, or for the fiscal year
in which such Potential Change of Control or Change of Control Date
occurs.  For a fiscal year of the Corporation that commences but does
not end before the third anniversary of a Change of Control Date, the
Annual Bonus earned by or awarded to the Executive for that portion of
such fiscal year shall not be less than a ratable portion (based on the
total days elapsed in that fiscal year) of the Annual Bonus that would
have been payable to the Executive had that entire fiscal year ended
before the third anniversary of a Change of Control Date.
 
         (c)  Incentive and Savings Plans; Retirement and Death Benefit
Programs.  The Executive shall be entitled to participate in all
incentive and savings plans and programs, including stock option plans
and other equity-based compensation plans, and in all employee
retirement, executive retirement and executive death benefit plans on a
basis no less favorable than that basis generally available to
executives of the Corporation holding comparable positions or having 



comparable responsibilities who become an elected or appointed officer
of the Corporation on or after the date on which the Executive first 
became an elected or appointed officer of the Corporation. The Executive
is entitled to a death benefit under the SLIP of $750,000. 

         (d)  Other Benefit Plans.  The Executive, his spouse and their
eligible dependents (as defined in, and to the extent permitted by, the
applicable plan), as the case may be, shall be entitled to participate
in or be covered under all medical, dental, disability, group life, 
severance, accidental death and travel accident insurance plans and
programs of the Corporation and any Affiliated Companies at the most
favorable level of participation and providing the highest levels of
benefits available to him and his dependents.

         (e)  Other Perquisites.  The Executive shall also be entitled
                to:

               (i)  prompt reimbursement for all reasonable expenses
incurred by the Executive in accordance with the policies and procedures
of the Corporation providing the highest level of reimbursement on the
least restrictive basis available;

               (ii)  paid vacation and fringe benefits in accordance
with the most favorable policies of the Corporation; and

               (iii)  all forms of other perquisite benefits made
available to senior officers of the Corporation not specifically
mentioned herein.

         (f)  Effect of Change of Control on Benefit Plans and Other
Perquisites. Without limiting the generality of Sections 4(c), 4(d) and
4(e) hereof, during the pendency of a Potential Change of Control or
during the period commencing on a Change of Control Date and ending on
the third anniversary thereof, the benefits provided for in such
Sections may not be diminished from the highest level previously
provided or available to the Executive immediately prior to the
Potential Change of Control or within the ninety-day period prior to the
Change of Control Date, as applicable.

         (g)  Enhanced Retirement Benefits.  If the Executive continues
to be employed by the Corporation until July 1, 2004, he will be
provided with a special enhanced retirement benefit commencing at
retirement on or after that date.  Details concerning retirement
benefits will be determined in accordance with the terms of a separate
agreement, but in the event of retirement at or after July 1, 2004, the 
benefit would approximate 50% of the sum of his salary and annual bonus
averaged over the last three years of his service with the Corporation,
the present value of which will be reduced by the sum of the present
values of all retirement benefits accrued or paid with respect to his
previous employment with other companies and all retirement benefits
derived from other retirement programs maintained by the Corporation.
The Executive will not participate in the Corporation's SERP.

     5.  Termination.

         (a)  Disability.  The Corporation may terminate the Executive's



employment after having established the Executive's Disability, by
giving to the Executive written notice of its intention to terminate his
employment, and his employment with the Corporation shall terminate 
effective on the 90th day after receipt of such notice if the Executive
shall fail to return to full-time performance of his duties within
ninety (90) days after such receipt.

         (b)  Voluntary Termination by Executive.  Notwithstanding
anything in this Agreement to the contrary, the Executive may, upon not
less than thirty (30) days' written notice to the Corporation,
voluntarily terminate employment for any reason (including retirement
under the terms of the Corporation's retirement plan as in effect from
time to time), provided that any termination by the Executive pursuant
to Section 5(d) on account of Constructive Termination shall not be
treated as a voluntary termination under this Section 5(b).

         (c)  Termination by the Corporation.  The Corporation at any
time may terminate the Executive's employment for Cause or without
Cause.

         (d)  Constructive Termination.  The Executive at any time may
terminate his employment for Constructive Termination.

         (e)  Notice of Termination.  Any termination by the Corporation
for Cause or by the Executive for Constructive Termination shall be
communicated by Notice of Termination to the other party hereto given in
accordance with Section 14(c).  For purposes of this Agreement, a
'Notice of Termination' means a written notice given, in the case of a
termination for Cause, within ten (10) business days of the
Corporation's having actual knowledge of the events giving rise to such
termination, and in the case of a termination for Constructive
Termination, within 60 days of the Executive's having actual knowledge
of the events giving rise to such termination, and which (i) indicates
the specific termination provision in this Agreement relied upon, (ii)
sets forth in reasonable detail the facts and circumstances claimed to
provide a basis for termination of the Executive's employment under the
provision so indicated, and (iii) if the termination date is other than
the date of receipt of such notice, specifies the termination date 
of this Agreement (which date shall be not more than fifteen (15) days
after the giving of such notice).  The failure by the Executive to set
forth in the Notice of Termination any fact or circumstance which
contributes to a showing of Constructive Termination shall not waive any 
right of the Executive hereunder or preclude the Executive from
asserting such fact or circumstance in enforcing his rights hereunder.

         (f)  Date of Termination.  For the purpose of this Agreement,
the term 'Date of Termination' means (i) in the case of a termination
for which a Notice of Termination is required, the date of receipt of
such Notice of Termination or, if later, the date specified therein, 
as the case may be and (ii) in all other cases, the actual date on which
the Executive's employment terminates. 

     6.  Obligations of the Corporation Upon Termination.  Upon
termination of the Executive's employment with the Corporation, the
Corporation shall have the following obligations (including the 
obligation to pay the cost of all benefits provided by the applicable 



benefit plan to the Executive and the Executive's family under this
Section 6 except normal employee contributions required by the
applicable benefit plan of other participating executives 
with comparable responsibilities), provided, however, that any item paid
or payable under this Agreement shall be reduced by any amount paid or
payable to the Executive and the Executive's family with respect to the 
same type of payment under the Severance Plan.  For this purpose, any 
payment under this Agreement or the Severance Plan made over time shall
be discounted to present value at the Interest Rate before reducing any
payment under this Agreement by any amount paid or payable to the
Executive under the Severance Plan.

         (a)  Death and Retirement.  If the Executive's employment is
terminated by reason of the Executive's death or on or after the
attainment of age sixty-five (65), this Agreement shall terminate
without further obligations to the Executive's legal representatives
under this Agreement other than payment of the Accrued Obligations.
Unless otherwise directed by the Executive (or, in the case of a
Qualified Plan, as may be required by such plan) all Accrued Obligations
shall be paid to the Executive, his beneficiaries or his estate, as
applicable, in a lump sum in cash within thirty (30) days of the Date of
Termination.  In the event of the retirement of the Executive, he and
his family shall be entitled to benefits generally available upon
retirement to executives with comparable responsibilities or positions
and their families.  In the event of the Executive's death, his family
shall be entitled to receive benefits generally available to the 
surviving families of executives with comparable responsibilities or
positions.

         (b)  Disability.  If the Executive's employment is terminated
by reason of the Executive's Disability, the Executive, the Executive's
spouse and their eligible dependents (as defined in, and to the extent
permitted by, the applicable plan) shall be entitled for a period of two 
years after the Date of Termination (or, if the Date of Termination
occurs within three years after a Change of Control Date, until the
earlier to occur of the Executive's 65th birthday or the third 
anniversary of the Change of Control Date, if later) to continue to
participate in or be covered under the benefit plans and programs
referred to in Section 4(d) or, at the Corporation's option, to 
receive equivalent benefits by alternate means, at least equal to those
described in Section 4(d). Executive (or, in the case of any Qualified
Plan, as may be required by such plan), the Executive shall also be paid
all Accrued Obligations in a lump sum in cash within thirty (30) days of
the Date of Termination.  In addition, the Executive and the 
Executive's family shall be entitled to receive disability and other
benefits generally available to executives with comparable
responsibilities or positions.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the 
event that the Date of Termination occurs during the pendency of a
Potential Change of Control or during the three year period commencing
on a Change of Control, the benefits provided to the Executive and his
family shall not be less than the benefits generally available to
executives with comparable responsibilities or positions immediately
prior to the Potential Change of Control or within the ninety-day period
prior to the Change of Control Date, as applicable.

         (c)  Termination by the Corporation for Cause and Voluntary
Termination by Executive.  If the Executive's employment shall be


terminated for Cause or voluntarily terminated by the Executive (other
than on account of Constructive Termination), the Corporation shall pay 
the Executive the Accrued Obligations.  The Executive shall be paid all
such Accrued Obligations in a lump sum in cash within thirty (30) days
of the Date of Termination and the Corporation shall have no further
obligations to the Executive under this Agreement, unless otherwise
required by a Qualified Plan or specified pursuant to a valid election
to defer the receipt of all or a portion of such payments made in
accordance with any plan of deferred compensation sponsored by the 
Corporation.

         (d)  Other Termination of Employment If Not Related to Change
of Control or Potential Change of Control.  If the Corporation (I)
terminates the Executive's employment other than for Cause or
Disability, or the Executive terminates his employment for Constructive 
Termination, and (ii) the Date of Termination occurs during a period
which is not during the pendency of a Potential Change of Control or the
three year period commencing on a Change of Control Date, the
Corporation shall pay or provide to the Executive the following:

             (A)  Cash Payment.  The Corporation shall pay to the
     Executive in a lump sum in cash within fifteen (15) days after the
     Date of Termination the aggregate of the following amounts (other
     than amounts payable from Qualified Plans, non-qualified retirement
     plans and deferred compensation plans, which amounts shall be paid
     in accordance with the terms of such plans):

                   (1)  all Accrued Obligations plus, in the case of 
         termination without Cause, two weeks of Base Salary in lieu of
         notice; 

                   (2)  the present value, discounted at the Interest
         Rate as if paid monthly from the Date of Termination in arrears
         of the lesser of (I) thirty-six (36) months of the Executive's
         Base Salary at the rate in effect on the Date of Termination,
         and (II) the Executive's Base Salary (at the same rate) through
         the end of the month in which the executive attains age sixty-
         five (65); 

                   (3)  a bonus equal to the Executive's target annual
         bonus for the year of termination; and

                   (4)  if the Date of Termination is on or after August
         1st of the year of termination, a prorated bonus based on 
         earned salary for that year (not to exceed the Executive's
         target bonus award for such year and, if the Executive's bonus
         is subject to the discretion of the Board, in the discretion of
         the Board).

             (B)  Benefit Continuation.  The Corporation shall provide
     for the continued participation of the Executive, his spouse and
     their eligible dependents (as defined in the applicable plan), 
     the case maybe, for a period of two years after the Date of
     Termination, in the plans described in Section 4(d) on the same
     terms as described in Section 4(d).

         (e)  Other Termination of Employment Occurring Within Three
Years Following Change of Control.  If the Corporation (i) terminates


the Executive's employment other than for Cause or Disability, or the
Executive terminates his employment for Constructive Termination and
(ii) the Date of Termination occurs during the three (3) year period
commencing on the Change of Control Date, the Corporation shall pay or
provide the Executive the following:

             (A)  Cash Payment.  The Corporation shall pay to the
Executive in a lump sum in cash within fifteen (15) days after the Date
of Termination the aggregate of the following amounts (other than
amounts payable from Qualified Plans, non-qualified retirement plans and
deferred compensation plans, which amounts shall be paid in accordance
with the terms of such plans):

                    (1)  all Accrued Obligations; 

                    (2)  a cash amount equal to three (3) times the sum
             of

                         (I)  the Executive's annual Base Salary at 
             the greater of the rate in effect as of the date when the
             Notice of Termination was given or the Change of Control
             Date; 

                         (II)  the greater of the (x) Annual Bonus 
             earned by or awarded to the Executive for the last fiscal
             year of the Corporation ending prior to the Change of
             Control Date or (y) the Annual Bonus earned by or awarded
             to the Executive for the fiscal year of the Corporation
             which includes the Change of Control Date; and

                         (III)  the present value, calculated using 
             the Interest Rate, of (without duplication) the annualized
             value of the fringe benefits described under Section 4(e)
             of this Agreement,

            provided, however, that in no event shall the Executive
     entitled to receive under this clause (2) more than the greater of
     (I) product obtained by multiplying the amount determined as
     herein above provided in this clause by a fraction, the numerator
     of which shall be the number of months (including fractions 
     of a month) which at the Date of Termination remain until the
     Executive attains age sixty-five (65) or if earlier, the third
     anniversary of the Change of Control Date and the denominator of
     which shall be thirty-six (36) and (II) an amount equal to the cash
     payment that would have been payable under Section 6(d)(A) hereof
     had the Change of Control not occurred.

                    (3)  a cash amount equal to the difference between
     (I) the sum of the maximum payments the Executive would have
     received for all awards (or other similar rights) outstanding at
     the Date of Termination and granted to the Executive under any
     long-term incentive compensation or performance plan of the
     Corporation if he had continued in the employ of the Corporation
     through the earlier to occur of the third anniversary of the Change
     of Control Date or the Executive's 65th birthday and the
     Corporation had met its maximum performance goals under each suc


     award and the maximum amount payable under each such award was paid
     and (II) any amounts actually paid under any such plan with respect
     to such awards.  The cash amount payable pursuant to this paragraph
     shall include the maximum payment value of all outstanding
     Performance Units awarded the Executive under the Corporation's
     1997 Long-Term Incentive Plan reduced by any amounts actually paid
     or payable under such plan with respect to such units;

                    (B)  Other Benefit Continuation.  The Corporation
     shall provide for the continued participation of the Executive, his
     spouse and their eligible dependents (as defined in the applicable
     plan), as the case may be, for a period equal to the greater of two 
     years after the Date of Termination or until the third anniversary
     of the Change of Control Date, in the plans described in Section
     4(d) on the same terms as described in Section 4(d).  In lieu of
     continued participation in medical and life insurance programs
     referred to the foregoing, the Executive may elect by written
     notice delivered to the Corporation prior to the Date of
     Termination, to receive an amount equal to three (3) times the
     annual cost to the Corporation (based on premium rates) of
     providing such coverage.

         (f)  Other Termination of Employment Occurring During Pendency
of Potential Change of Control.  If the Corporation (i) terminates the
Executive's employment other than for Cause or Disability, or the
Executive terminates his employment for Constructive Termination and
(ii) the Date of Termination occurs during the pendency of a Potential
Change of Control, the Executive shall be entitled to the payments and
benefits set forth in Section 6(d) hereof.  In the event that a Change
of Control occurs before the expiration of the pendency of the Potential
Change of Control during which the Date of Termination occurred, the
Executive shall also be entitled to such additional cash payments as
would have been made under Section 6(e) hereof as if the Date of
Termination had occurred immediately on the Change of Control Date, in
excess of the amount of the cash payment made to the Executive under
Section 6(d) hereof.  In addition, in the event that a Change of Control
occurs during the pendency of the Potential Change of Control during
which the Date of Termination occurred, the Executive shall also be
entitled to benefit continuation provided for under Section 6(e) in
excess of the benefit continuation to which he was entitled under
Section 6(d) hereunder.  The Executive shall have an additional thirty
(30) days after the Change of Control Date to provide a written election
to the Corporation for a cash payment in lieu of those benefits for
which the Executive has the choice under Section 6(e) between continued 
coverage and a cash payment.  The cost (based on premium rates) of the 
period of coverage previously provided to the Executive before such
election shall be subtracted from any such cash payment. 

         (g)  Discharge of Corporation's Obligations.  Subject to the
performance of its obligations under Sections 6, 7, 8 and 11, the
Corporation shall have no further obligations to the Executive under
this Agreement in respect of any termination by the Executive for
Constructive Termination or by the Corporation other than for Cause or
Disability.



     7.  Cash-Out of Stock Options and Restricted Stock. 

         (a)  In General.  The Executive shall be entitled to receive a 
cash out of all of his outstanding restricted stock, stock option and
other equity based awards upon a Change of Control in accordance with
the terms of the Corporation's plans under which such awards were 
granted.  To the extent that such awards are not cashed out pursuant to
the terms of such plans, they shall become fully vested as of the Change
of Control Date.

         (b)  Effect of Termination During Pendency of a Potential
Change of Control. If (i) the Executive is terminated during the
pendency of a Potential Change of Control under circumstances giving
rise to payments pursuant to Section 6(f) hereof, (ii) such termination
results in a forfeiture of any of the Executive's restricted stock,
options or other equity based awards under any of the Corporation's
plans, and (iii) prior to the expiration of the pendency of that 
Potential Change of Control, a Change of Control occurs, the Executive
shall thereupon be entitled to a cash payment equal to the amount the
Executive would had received under such plans with respect to such
restricted stock, options and other equity based awards as if he had 
remained in the Corporation's employ until the Change of Control Date.
Such cash payment shall be made at the same time and in the same manner
as payment would have been made under the applicable plans had the
Executive remained in the Corporation's employ until the Change of 
Control Date.

     8.  Certain Further Payments by the Corporation.

         (a)  Tax Reimbursement Payment.  In the event that any amount
or benefit paid or distributed to the Executive by the Corporation or
any Affiliated Company, whether pursuant to this Agreement or otherwise
(collectively, the 'Covered Payments'), is or becomes subject to 
the tax (the 'Excise Tax') imposed under Section 4999 of the Code or any
similar tax that may hereafter be imposed, the Corporation shall either
pay to the Executive or contribute for the benefit of the Executive to a
'rabbi' trust established by the Corporation prior to the Change of 
Control Date, at the time specified in Section 8(e) below, the Tax
Reimbursement Payment (as defined below).  The Tax Reimbursement Payment
is defined as an amount, which when added to the Covered Payments and
reduced by any Excise Tax on the Covered Payments and any federal, 
state and local income tax and Excise Tax on the Tax Reimbursement
Payment provided for by this Agreement (but without reduction for any
federal, state or local income or employment tax on such Covered
Payments), shall be equal to the sum of (i) the amount of the Covered
Payments, and (ii) an amount equal to the product of any deductions
disallowed for federal, state or local income tax purposes because of
the inclusion of the Tax Reimbursement Payment in the Executive's
adjusted gross income and the highest applicable marginal rate of
federal, state or local income taxation, respectively, for the calendar
year in which the Tax Reimbursement Payment is to be made.

        (b)  Determining Excise Tax.  For purposes of determining
whether any of the Covered Payments will be subject to the Excise Tax
and the amount of such Excise Tax,


               (i)  such Covered Payments will be treated as 'parachute
payments' within the meaning of Section 280G of the Code, and all
'parachute payments' in excess of the 'base amount' (as defined under
Section 280G(b)(3) of the Code) shall be treated as subject to the
Excise Tax, unless, and except to the extent that, in the opinion of the 
Corporation's independent certified public accountants, which, in the
case of Covered Payments made after the Change of Control Date, shall be
the Corporation's independent certified public accountants appointed
prior to the Change of Control Date, or tax counsel selected by such
accountants (the 'Accountants'), such Covered Payments (in whole or in 
part) either do not constitute 'parachute payments' or represent
reasonable compensation for services actually rendered (within the
meaning of Section 280G(b)(4) of the Code) in excess of the 'base
amount', or such 'parachute payments' are otherwise not subject to 
such Excise Tax, and

               (ii)  the value of any non-cash benefits or any deferred
payment or benefit shall be determined by the Accountants in accordance
with the principles of Section 280G of the Code.

         (c)  Applicable Tax Rates and Deductions.  For purposes of
determining the amount of the Tax Reimbursement Payment, the Executive
shall be deemed:

               (i)  to pay federal income taxes at the highest
applicable marginal rate of federal income taxation for the calendar
year in which the Tax Reimbursement Payment is to be made,

               (ii)  to pay any applicable state and local income taxes
at the highest applicable marginal rate of taxation for the calendar
year in which the Tax Reimbursement Payment is to be made, net of the
maximum reduction in federal income taxes which could be obtained from
the deduction of such state or local taxes if paid in such year
(determined without regard to limitations on deductions based upon the
amount of the Executive's adjusted gross income), and

               (iii)  to have otherwise allowable deductions for
federal, state and local income tax purposes at least equal to those
disallowed because of the inclusion of the Tax Reimbursement Payment in
the Executive's adjusted gross income.

         (d)  Subsequent Events.  In the event that the Excise Tax is
subsequently determined by the Accountants to be less than the amount
taken into account hereunder in calculating the Tax Reimbursement
Payment made, the Executive shall repay to the Corporation, at the time
that the amount of such reduction in the Excise Tax is finally
determined, the portion of such prior Tax Reimbursement Payment that has
been paid to the Executive or to federal, state or local tax authorities
on the Executive's behalf and that would not have been paid if such
Excise Tax had been applied in initially calculating such Tax
Reimbursement Payment, plus interest on the amount of such repayment at
the rate provided in Section 1274(b)(2)(B) of the Code. Notwithstanding
the foregoing, in the event any portion of the Tax Reimbursement Payment
to be refunded to the Corporation has been paid to any federal, state or
local tax authority, repayment thereof shall not be required until
actual refund or credit of such portion has been made to the Executive,
and interest payable to the Corporation shall not exceed interest
received or credited to the Executive by such tax authority for the


period it held such portion.  The Executive and the Corporation shall
mutually agree upon the course of action to be pursued (and the method
of allocating the expenses thereof) if the Executive's good faith claim
for refund or credit is denied.

         In the event that the Excise Tax is later determined by the
Accountants to exceed the amount taken into account hereunder at the
time the Tax Reimbursement Payment is made (including, but not limited
to, by reason of any payment the existence or amount of which cannot 
be determined at the time of the Tax Reimbursement Payment), the
Corporation shall make an additional Tax Reimbursement Payment in
respect of such excess (which Tax Reimbursement Payment shall include
any interest or penalty payable with respect to such excess) at the time
that the amount of such excess is finally determined.

         (e)  Date of Payment.  The portion of the Tax Reimbursement
Payment attributable to a Covered Payment shall be paid to the Executive
or to a 'rabbi' trust established by the Corporation prior to the Change
of Control Date within ten (10) business days following the payment of
the Covered Payment.  If the amount of such Tax Reimbursement Payment
(or portion thereof) cannot be finally determined on or before the date
on which payment is due, the Corporation shall either pay to the
Executive or contribute for the benefit of the Executive to a 'rabbi'
trust established by the Corporation prior to the Change of Control
Date, an amount estimated in good faith by the Accountants to be the
minimum amount of such Tax Reimbursement Payment and shall pay the
remainder of such Tax Reimbursement Payment (which Tax Reimbursement
Payment shall include interest at the rate provided in Section 
1274(b)(2)(B) of the Code) as soon as the amount thereof can be
determined, but in no event later than forty-five (45) calendar days
after payment of the related Covered Payment.  In the event that the 
amount of the estimated Tax Reimbursement Payment exceeds the amount
subsequently determined to have been due, such excess shall be repaid or
refunded pursuant to the provisions of Section 8(d) above. 

     9.  Non-exclusivity of Rights.  Nothing in this Agreement shall
prevent or limit the Executive's continuing or future participation in
any benefit, bonus, incentive or other plan or program provided by the
Corporation or any of its Affiliated Companies and for which the 
Executive may qualify, nor shall anything herein limit or otherwise
prejudice such rights as the Executive may have under any other
agreements with the Corporation or any Affiliated Companies, including,
but not limited to stock option or restricted stock agreements. Amounts 
which are vested benefits or which the Executive is otherwise entitled
to receive under any plan or program of the Corporation or any
Affiliated Companies at or subsequent to the Date of Termination shall
be payable in accordance with such plan or program.

     10.  Full Settlement.  Except as provided in Section 12(b), the
Corporation's obligation to make the payments provided for in this
Agreement and otherwise to perform its obligations hereunder shall not
be affected by any circumstances, including, without limitation, any
set-off, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which the
Corporation may have against the Executive or others whether by reason
of the subsequent employment of the Executive or otherwise.  In no event
shall the Executive be obligated to seek other employment by way of 
mitigation of the amounts payable to the Executive under any of the
provisions of this Agreement. In the event that the Executive shall in


good faith give a Notice of Termination for Constructive Termination and
it shall thereafter be determined that Constructive Termination did not
take place, the employment of the Executive shall, unless the
Corporation and the Executive shall otherwise mutually agree, be deemed
to have terminated, at the date of giving such purported Notice of
Termination, by mutual consent of the Corporation and the Executive and,
except as provided in the last preceding sentence, the Executive shall
be entitled to receive only those payments and benefits which he would
have been entitled to receive at such date had he terminated his
employment voluntarily at such date under this Agreement.

     11.  Legal Fees and Expenses.  In the event that a claim for
payment or benefits under this Agreement is disputed, the Corporation
shall pay all reasonable attorney fees and expenses incurred by the
Executive in pursuing such claim, provided that the Executive is
successful as to at least part of the disputed claim by reason of
litigation, arbitration or settlement.

     12.  Confidential Information and Noncompetition.

          (a) The Executive shall hold in a fiduciary capacity for the
benefit of the Corporation all secret or confidential information,
knowledge or data, including without limitation all trade secrets,
relating to the Corporation or any Affiliated Companies, and their
respective businesses, (i) obtained by the Executive during his
employment by the Corporation or any of its Affiliated Companies and
(ii) which is not otherwise publicly known (other than by reason of an 
unauthorized act by the Executive).  After termination of the
Executive's employment with the Corporation, the Executive shall not
without the prior written consent of the Corporation, unless compelled
pursuant to an order of a court or other body having jurisdiction over
such matter, communicate or divulge any such information, knowledge or
data to anyone other than the Corporation and those designated by it. 
In no event shall an asserted violation of the provisions of this
Section 12(a) constitute a basis for deferring or withholding any
amounts otherwise payable to the Executive under this Agreement.

          (b)  Upon termination of the Executive's employment for any
reason whatsoever prior to a Change of Control, the Executive shall not,
without the prior written consent of the Corporation, during the two-
year period following the Date of Termination (i) accept employment or
enter into a consulting or advisory arrangement with Amway Corporation,
Sara Lee Corporation, Premark International, Inc., Mary Kay Cosmetics,
Inc., or any of their affiliates; or (ii) directly solicit or aid in the
direct solicitation of any employees of the Corporation or an Affiliated
Company to leave their employment.  In the event the Executive 
violates the terms of this Section 12(b), all benefit continuation
coverage that the Executive and/or his family members are then receiving
pursuant to the terms of Section 6(d) shall cease. Also, in the event
that this Section 12(b) is determined to be unenforceable in part, it
shall be construed to be enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by
law.

     13.  Successors.

     (a)  This Agreement is personal to the Executive and, without the


prior written consent of the Corporation, shall not be assignable by the
Executive otherwise than by will or the laws of descent and
distribution.  This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be
enforceable by the Executive's legal representatives.

         (b)  This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be
binding upon the Corporation and its successors.  The Corporation shall
require any successor to all or substantially all of the business and/or
assets of the Corporation, whether direct or indirect, by purchase, 
merger, consolidation, acquisition of stock, or otherwise, by an
agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Executive, expressly
to assume and agree to perform this Agreement in the same manner and to
the same extent as the Corporation would be required to perform if no
such succession had taken place.

     14.  Miscellaneous.

         (a)  Applicable Law.  This Agreement shall be governed by and
construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, applied
without reference to principles of conflict of laws.

         (b)  Amendments.  This Agreement may not be amended or modified
otherwise than by a written agreement executed by the parties hereto or
their respective successors and legal representatives.

         (c)  Notices.  All notices and other communications hereunder
shall be in writing and shall be given by hand-delivery to the other
party or by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested,
postage prepaid, addressed as follows:

     If to the Executive:         at the address listed on the last page
     hereof

     If to the Corporation:       Avon Products, Inc.
                                  1345 Avenue of the Americas
                                  New York, New York 10105-0196
                                  Attention:  Secretary

(with a copy to the attention of the General Counsel or to such other
address as either party shall have furnished to the other in writing in
accordance herewith). Notice and communications shall be effective when
actually received by the addressee.

          (d)  Tax Withholding.  The Corporation may withhold from any
amounts payable under this Agreement such federal, state or local taxes
as shall be required to be withheld pursuant to any applicable law or
regulation.

         (e)  Severability.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any
provision of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or
enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement.

         (f)  Captions.  The captions of this Agreement are not part of
the provisions hereof and shall have no force or effect.

         (g)  Entire Agreement.  This Agreement expresses the entire
understanding and agreement of the parties regarding the terms and
conditions governing the Executive's employment with the Corporation,


and all prior agreements governing the Executive's employment with the
Corporation shall have no further effect; provided, however, that except
as specifically provided herein, the terms of this Agreement do not
supersede the terms of any grant or award to the Executive under the
1993 Stock Incentive Plan, any Long Term Incentive Plan, Management
Incentive Plan and any other similar or successor plan or program.

     15.  Definitions.

         (a)  'Accountants' shall have the meaning set forth in Section
               8(b).

         (b)  'Accrued Obligations' shall mean (i) the Executive's full
Base Salary through the Date of Termination, (ii) in the case of death
or retirement, the product of the Annual Bonus paid to the Executive for
the last full fiscal year of the Corporation and a fraction, the
numerator of which is the number of days in the current fiscal year of
the Corporation through the Date of Termination, and the denominator of
which is 365, (iii) any compensation previously deferred by the
Executive (together with any accrued earnings thereon) and not yet paid
by the Corporation and any accrued vacation pay for the current year not
yet paid by the Corporation, (iv) any amounts or benefits owing to the
Executive or to the Executive's beneficiaries under the then applicable
employee benefit plans or policies of the Corporation and (v) any
amounts owing to the Executive for reimbursement of expenses properly
incurred by the Executive prior to the Date of Termination and which are
reimbursable in accordance with the reimbursement policy of the
Corporation described in Section 4(e). 

         (c)  'Affiliated Company' shall mean any company controlling,
controlled by or under common control with the
Corporation.

         (d)  'Annual Bonus' shall have the meaning set forth in
Section 4(b).

         (e)  'Base Salary' shall have the meaning set forth in
Section 4(a).

         (f)  'Board' shall mean the Board of Directors of the
Corporation.

         (g)  'Cause' shall mean (i) an act or acts of dishonesty or
gross misconduct on the Executive's part which result or are intended to
result in material damage to the Corporation's business or reputation or
(ii) repeated material violations by the Executive of his obligations
under Section 3 of this Agreement which violations are demonstrably
willful and deliberate on the Executive's part and which result in
material damage to the Corporation's business or reputation and as to
which material violations the Board has notified the Executive in
writing.

         (h)  A 'Change of Control' means:

             (A)  the acquisition by any individual, entity or group
     (within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or 14(d)(2) of the
     Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the 'Exchange Act'))
     (a 'Person') of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule



     13d-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act) of voting securities of
     the corporation where such acquisition causes such person to own
     20% or more of the combined voting power of the then outstanding
     voting securities of the Corporation entitled to vote generally in 
     the election of directors (the 'Outstanding Corporation Voting
     Securities'); provided, however, that for purposes of this
     Subsection (A), the following acquisitions shall not be deemed to
     result in a Change of Control:  (i) any acquisition directly from
     the Corporation, (ii) any acquisition by the Corporation, (iii) any
     acquisition by any employee benefit plan (or related trust)
     sponsored or maintained by the Corporation or any corporation
     controlled by the Corporation or (iv) any acquisition by any
     corporation pursuant to a transaction that complies with clauses
     (i), (ii) and (iii) of Subsection (C) below; and provided, further,
     that if any Person's beneficial ownership of the Outstanding
     Corporation Voting Securities reaches or exceeds 20% as a result of
     a transaction described in clause (i) or (ii) above, and such
     Person subsequently acquires beneficial ownership of additional
     voting securities of the Corporation, such subsequent acquisition
     shall be treated as an acquisition that causes such Person to own
     20% or more of the Outstanding Corporation Voting Securities; or

             (B)  individuals who as of the date hereof, constitute the
     Board (the 'Incumbent Board') cease for any reason to constitute at
     least a majority of the Board; provided, however, that any
     individual becoming a director subsequent to the date hereof whose
     election, or nomination for election by the Corporation's
     shareholders, was approved by a vote of at least two-thirds of the
     directors then comprising the Incumbent Board shall be considered
     as though such individual were a member of the Incumbent Board, but
     excluding, for this purpose, any such individual whose initial
     assumption of office occurs as a result of an actual or threatened
     election contest with respect to the election or removal of
     directors or other actual or threatened solicitation of proxies or
     consents by or on behalf of a Person other than the Board; or

             (C)  the approval by the shareholders of the Corporation of
     a reorganization, merger or consolidation or sale or other
     disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the
     Corporation ('Business Combination') or, if consummation of such
     Business Combination is subject, at the time of such approval by
     shareholders, to the consent of any government or governmental
     agency, the obtaining of such consent (either explicitly or
     implicitly by consummation); excluding, however, such a Business
     Combination pursuant to which (i) all or substantially all of the
     individuals and entities who were the beneficial owners of the
     Outstanding Corporation Voting Securities immediately prior to such
     Business Combination beneficially own, directly or indirectly, more
     than 60% of, respectively, the then outstanding shares of common
     stock and the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting
     securities entitled to vote generally in the election of directors,
     as the case may be, of the corporation resulting from such Business
     Combination (including, without limitation, a corporation that as a
     result of such transaction owns the Corporation or all or
     substantially all of the Corporation's assets either directly or
     through one or more subsidiaries) in substantially the same



     proportions as their ownership, immediately prior to such Business
     Combination of the Outstanding Corporation Voting Securities, (ii)
     no Person (excluding any employee benefit plan (or related trust)
     of the Corporation or such corporation resulting from such Business 
     Combination) beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, 20% or more
     of, respectively, the then outstanding shares of common stock of
     the corporation resulting from such Business Combination or the
     combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of
     such corporation except to the extent that such ownership existed
     prior to the Business Combination and (iii) at least a majority of
     the members of the board of directors of the corporation resulting
     from such Business Combination were members of the Incumbent Board
     at the time of the execution of the initial agreement, or of the
     action of the Board, providing for such Business Combination; or

             (D)  approval by the shareholders of the Corporation of a
     complete liquidation or dissolution of the Corporation.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Change of Control shall be deemed to
have occurred for purposes of this Agreement (i) by reason of any
actions or events in which the Executive participates in a capacity
other than in his capacity as Executive (or as a director of the
Corporation or a Subsidiary, where applicable) or (ii) if prior to what
otherwise would have been a Change of Control Date, the Executive is
demoted below the position described in Section 3(a) hereof and the
Board provides written notification to the Executive, no later than
thirty (30) days thereafter, that a Change of Control will not be deemed
to occur with respect to the Executive.

         (i)  'Change of Control Date' shall mean the date on which a
              Change of Control shall be deemed to have occurred.

         (j)  'Code' shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as
              amended.

         (k)  'Constructive Termination' shall mean any of the
              following:

               (A)  Reduction in Base Salary.

               (B)  Reduction in annual target bonus opportunity
         (excluding annual reductions of up to 10% that apply to all
         officers of the Corporation).

               (C)  A change of more than twenty-five (25) miles in the
         office or location where the Executive is based.

               (D)  (1)   General.  With respect to any period not
         within the three year period following a Change of Control Date
         and not during the pendency of a Potential Change of Control, a
         demotion to a position below that of Vice Chairman.

                    (2)  Change of Control.  With respect to any period
         during the pendency of a Potential Change of Control and the
         three year period following a Change of Control Date, unless


         with the express written consent of the Executive, (I) the
         assignment to the Executive of any duties inconsistent in any
         substantial respect with the Executive's position, authority or
         responsibilities as contemplated by Section 3(b) of this
         Agreement, or (II) any other substantial change in such 
         position, including titles, authority or responsibilities from
         those previously held by the Executive prior to the Potential
         Change of Control or Change of Control Date, as applicable.
         The Executive's position, authority and responsibilities shall
         not be regard as not commensurate with previous position,
         authority and responsibilities merely by virtue of the fact
         that a successor shall have acquired all or substantially all
         of the business and/or assets of the Corporation.

               (E)  (1)  In General.  With respect to any period not
         within the three year period following a Change of Control Date
         and not during the pendency of a Potential Change of Control,
         any material reduction in any of the benefits described in
         Sections 4(c) through 4(e) hereof (excluding, in each case,
         reductions that apply to all officers of the Corporation).

                    (2)  Change of Control.  With respect to any period
         during the pendency of a Potential Change of Control and the
         three year period following a Change of Control Date, any
         failure by the Corporation to comply with any of the provisions
         of Section 4 of this Agreement, other than an insubstantial or
         inadvertent failure remedied by the Corporation promptly after
         receipt of notice thereof given by the Executive.

                    (F)  Any failure of the Corporation to obtain the
         assumption and agreement to perform this Agreement by a
         successor as contemplated by Section 13(b), provided that the
         successor has had actual written notice of the existence of
         this Agreement and its terms and an opportunity to assume the
         Corporation's responsibilities under this Agreement during a
         period of ten (10) business days after receipt of such notice.

              (l)  'Covered Payments' shall have the meaning set forth
                   in Section 8(a).

              (m)  'Date of Termination' shall have the meaning set
                   forth in Section 5(f).

              (n)  'Disability' shall mean disability, which would
                    entitle the Executive to receive full long-term
                    disability benefits under the Corporation's long-
                    term disability plan on terms substantially similar 
                    to those of the long-term disability plan as in on
                    the date of this Agreement.

              (o)  'Excise Tax' shall have the meaning as set forth in
                   Section 8(a).

              (p)  'Interest Rate' shall mean the interest rate payable
                   on one year Treasury Bills in effect on the day that
                   is 30 business days (days other than Saturday, Sunday
                   or legal holidays in the City of New York) prior to
                   the Date of Termination.



              (q)  'Notice of Termination' shall have the meaning as
                   set forth in Section 5(f).

              (r)  'Potential Change of Control' shall be deemed to have
                    occurred if: 

                     (A)  the commencement of a tender or exchange offer
              by any third person (other than a tender or exchange offer
              which, if consummated, would not result in a Change of
              Control) for 20% or more of the then outstanding shares of
              common stock or combined voting power of the Corporation's
              then outstanding voting securities;

                     (B)  the execution of an agreement by the
              Corporation, the consummation of which would result in the
              occurrence of a Change of Control;

                     (C)  the public announcement by any person
              (including the Corporation) of an intention to take or to
              consider taking actions which if consummated would
              constitute a Change of Control other than through a
              contested election for directors of the Corporation; or

                    (D)  the adoption by the Board, as a result of other
              circumstances, including circumstances similar or related
              to the foregoing, or a resolution to the effect that, for
              purposes of this Agreement, a Potential Change of Control
              has occurred.

A Potential Change of Control will be deemed to be pending from the
occurrence of the event giving rise to the Potential Change of Control
until the earlier of the first anniversary thereof or the date the Board
determines in good faith that such events will not result in the
occurrence of a Change of Control.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, no
Potential Change of Control shall be deemed to have occurred for
purposes of this Agreement (i) by reason of any actions or events in
which the Executive participates in a capacity other than in his
capacity as Executive (or as a director of the Corporation or a
Subsidiary, as applicable) or (ii) if prior to occurrence of an event
that would have given rise to a Potential Change of Control, the
Executive is demoted below the position described in Section 3(a) hereof
and the Board provides written notification to the Executive, no later
than thirty (30) days thereafter, that a Potential Change of Control
will not be deemed to occur with respect to the Executive.

              (s)  'Qualified Plan' shall mean an employee benefit plan
qualified (or which is intended to be qualified) under Section 401(a) of
the Code.

              (t)  'SERP' shall mean the Supplemental Executive
Retirement Plan of Avon Products, Inc.

              (u)  'Severance Plan' shall mean Avon Products, Inc.
Severance Plan, or any successor thereof.

              (v)  'SLIP' shall mean the Supplemental Life Plan of Avon 
Products, Inc.


              (w)  'Subsidiary' shall mean any majority owned subsidiary
of the Corporation.

              (x)  'Tax Reimbursement Payment' shall have the meaning
set forth in Section 8(a).



     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Executive has hereunto set his hand and the
Corporation has caused this Agreement to be executed in its name on its
behalf, and its corporate seal to be hereunto affixed and attested by
its Secretary, all effective as of the day and year first above 
written.

                                 AVON PRODUCTS, INC.

                                 By:/s/ Marcia L. Worthing
                                        Marcia L. Worthing
                                 Title  Senior Vice President
                                        Human Resources & Corp. Affairs
ATTEST:
         /s/ Ward M. Miller, Jr.
Title:   Senior Vice President,
         General Counsel & Sec.
         (CORPORATE SEAL)
                                         EXECUTIVE:

                                             /s/ Charles R. Perrin

                                          Address:
                                                80 Pumping Station Road
                                                Ridgefield, CT  06877