Monthly Archives: March 2012

Gourmand Fragrances – Almost Good Enough to Eat

The Gourmand fragrances are a relatively new category, with the concept of basing fragrances on edible notes. A gourmand scent may contain notes such as spices, honey, vanilla, chocolate, amber and cinnamon. Gourmand scents are usually “comfy” and delicious and … Continue reading

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Natural Perfumes – Giving a Gift that’s All the Rage

Perfume is such an ironic gift: Perfect pretty little bottles with perfect pretty little names, filled with sweet smelling petrochemicals. Did you know that 95 percent of the chemicals used in perfume are derived from petroleum, many of them quite … Continue reading

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Faconnable Cologne – Celebrating Luxury

In 1961 in the South of France, Albert Goldberg took over his father’s classic tailor shop, introducing his own elegant sportswear collection. He called it Faconnable, from the word “faconner” meaning “to create”. A rich colorful palette inspired by the … Continue reading

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Borsari Perfume & Cologne – Infused with Italian History

Borsari 1870’s history is embedded in the Italian perfume industry and the collection is housed in the Palazzina Borsari, which is open to the public. The presence of the Borsari 1870 collection in Parma documents the major stages in the … Continue reading

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Lanvin Colognes & Perfumes – The First

Lanvin is Paris’ oldest fashion house, founded in 1889 at 22, Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré by 22-year-old Jeanne Lanvin. Marguerite, known as the gifted opera singer Marie-Blanche de Polignac, assumed charge of Lanvin on news of her mother’s death … Continue reading

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Claude Montana Cologne – Sometimes too Bold

Fashion Designer Claude Montana was born in 1949 in Paris to a German mother and Catalanian (Spanish) father. At an early age, he traveled to London (1971) and began his career by designing papier-mache jewelry encrusted with rhinestones. He soon … Continue reading

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Old Spice – As it Should Be

Old Spice Cologne is a decidedly masculine scent that possesses a blend of: citrus, flowers and vanilla. A rich, classic scent. This is available in aftershave (6.37 oz).    

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Guy LaRoche Cologne – Simple, Talented and Unaffected

At 15, he sold sketches at Yves Saint Laurent; at 17, he assisted Dorothée Bis. Guy Laroche studied ready-to-wear manufacturing in the United States and returned to Paris to open his first fashion house in 1957. Laroche—the king of Bermuda … Continue reading

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Marc Ecko Cologne

MARC ECKO Born Marc Louis Milecofsky in Livingston, New Jersey at Saint Barnabas Hospital on August 29, 1972. He is a twin; he was born 5 minutes after his twin sister Marci. His journey began in the mid-80s working from … Continue reading

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