Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hermès A Part of Fashion History

For Hermès, the foray into perfume began in 1951 with Eau d’Hermès, from Edmond Roudnitska, widely regarded as one of the greatest artistic spirits of the world of perfumery. Ten years later, the launch of Calèche, the luxury house’s first … Continue reading

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Lucky – Yes, we Are

In 1990 in Southern California, longtime pals Barry Perlman and Gene Montesano and sent out their first shipment of Lucky Brand jeans. The jeans with a rock and roll look, with a hint of a vintage feel quickly became the ‘it’ item … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Arden – I’ll Take What’s Behind the Red Door

Elizabeth Arden was originally born Florence Nightingale Graham. She was a late bloomer in the idea that she trudged away at a host of odd jobs before she realized her true profession and mission at the age 30. The young … Continue reading

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Marc Jacobs – Subtle Elegance

Marc Jacobs’ rise to fashion fame was not without its missteps; early on, Oscar de la Renta accused Jacobs of being a “copyist,” and in 2008 he was accused of plagiarism (which was settled monetarily for an unknown amount). Through … Continue reading

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Lalique – Visionary Artist

Rene Jules Lalique was a creative force behind many things…he was a jeweler, an artist, a glassmaker and many say he had imaginative vision. Lalique was born in 1860 in the small village of Ay in the Champagne region of … Continue reading

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Lacoste – Yes, that Alligator

French tennis phenom Jean Rene Lacoste started La Chemise Lacoste in 1933, teaming up with Andre Gillier, president and owner of France’s biggest knitwear manufacturing company. Lacoste’s tennis shirt that featured an embroidered crocodile logo was an immediate success, so were the golf … Continue reading

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Torrente – Pure Gold

A delicate and sophisticated ultra feminine fragrance that has notes of tangerine, pink bays, lichee, kiwi, angelica, absolute coffee cedar on iris and invaluable woods. This is available in glittering perfumed powder (1 oz).  

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Guerlain – Fueled by Tradition

Guerlain is one of the most prominent and historic perfumeries in the world. It has been in business for nearly two centuries. Its unwavering reputation as a standout fragrance house has given them a well-earned and quite enormous customer base. Not to … Continue reading

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DLiSH – The Definition of Clean

  There’s nothing better than that fresh-from-the-shower feeling. You feel invigorated and refreshed all at once, your hair is freshly washed and fragrant, your skin is moisturized and super soft and you smell……fresh. Those ideas were the first motivations for … Continue reading

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Jean Patou – Full of Joy

Jean Patou was born in Normandy, France, in 1880. His father was a well known tanner (leather maker) and his uncle had a fur business which Patou joined in 1907. In 1912 Patou began Maison Parry, a small design salon … Continue reading

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