Monthly Archives: December 2011

Balmain Fragrances – French Perfection

Pierre Balmain was born in St Jean de Maurienne, Savoie, in 1914. After the end of the war, in the autumn of 1945, having studied under the greatest couturiers of the time, Molyneux and Lucien Lelong, he opened his own … Continue reading

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Perry Ellis Fragrances – A True American Spirit

The NYU master of retailing began his fashion career at Miller Rhodes  department store in Richmond, Virginia as a buyer and merchandiser. Only-child  Perry Edwin Ellis fashioned his women’s sportswear label—Portfolio—in 1975, a  few years later launching his namesake company, … Continue reading

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Fred Hayman Fragrances – Hollywood History is His Story

Fred Hayman was born in Switzerland in 1925. Today he is known for being a luxury retailer and as The Father of Rodeo Drive. The designer moved with his family to America and grew up in New York City. He … Continue reading

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Bill Blass Fragrances – American Icon

In 1940, when Bill Blass left Indiana for New York’s Seventh Avenue, fashion designers were hidden behind the closed doors of the manufacturers’ studios where they produced designs for suits and dresses that would never carry their own names. But … Continue reading

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Gloria Vanderbilt Perfume – Priviliged Heiress

Gloria Laura Vanderbilt (born February 20, 1924 in New York City, New York) is an American artist, actress, heiress, and socialite most noted as an early developer of designer blue jeans. She is a member of the prominent Vanderbilt family … Continue reading

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Niki de Saint Phalle Perfume – Inside Art

Born at Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1930, the painter and sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle grew up in New York. At only eighteen she married the US writer Harry Matthews. After their divorce she lived with sculptor Jean Tinguely from 1960, through him she … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Beene Fragrances – True to His Fundamentals

True to his fundamentals, fashion designer Geoffrey Beene—Louisiana-born Samuel Albert Bozeman Jr.—retains his artistic vision. He was honored with a plaque on New York’s 7th Avenue Fashion Walk of Fame in 2000. A pre-med student turned by the lure of … Continue reading

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Adidas Cologne – Fresh Energy

In 1925, in a small German village, the world got it’s first taste of Adidas. It was there, in a village by the name of Herzogenaurach, located 12 miles to the north and the west of Nuremberg, that those simple … Continue reading

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True Religion Fragrances – If it Fits Right

Jeffrey Lubell founded True Religion in 2002 with the intention of redefining premium denim. His vision was to make quality, American-made, authentic, timeless, great fitting, 1970’s inspired jeans wear, with a trendsetting appeal for today’s consumer. Today, True Religion Brand … Continue reading

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