Friday, September 30, 2022

Noir by Fashion Fair c1973

 Noir was renamed Ebone in 1979 due to Parfums Weil filing a trademark infringement suit against Fashion Fair for the name Noir, which was already trademarked by Weil.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Maroussia by Zaitsev c1992

Maroussia by Zaitzev: launched in 1992 in association with Soreal, a joint venture between L'Oreal and a Russian company. The fragrance was developed in Grasse for L'Oreal by Martin Gras for Russian fashion designer Viacheslav "Slava" Zaitzev.

The name is derived from the Russian name Maroussia, Marusja (Maria).

Sweet Revenge by La Palma International c1992

Sweet Revenge by La Palma International: launched in 1992. The fragrance was specially created for author Sugar Rautbord by Givaudan-Roure in association with La Palma International who launched the perfume.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Incognito by Noxell c1992

Incognito by Noxell: launched in 1992 in association with Cover Girl, a division of the Noxell Corp. Procter & Gamble was looking to expand its portfolio and bought Noxell in October 1989 and in turn now owned Cover Girl. The name Incognito was originally filed for a trademark in 1989 by the Noxell Corp. and granted a trademark in 1990. 

Monday, September 19, 2022

Prince Douka by Marquay c1951

Prince Douka by Parfums Marquay: launched in 1951. Originally named "Parfum Douka" when it was first released in 1949.

The name refers to Douka, Tieghemella africana, also called Makore wood, sometimes used in place of African Mahogany (Khaya spp.), and has been sold under the trade name Cherry Mahogany, though the wood is not closely related to any of the species or genera in the mahogany (Meliaceae) family.

Chicago Tribune, 1949:
"Parfum Douka, a newcomer from France by Marquay, It is exotic, gala and wonderful for furs. $17.50 and $35."

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Marilyn Monroe by East West Bottlers c1983

 Marilyn Monroe by East West Bottlers: launched in 1983 in association with Colorkit and the Estate of Marilyn Monroe. Created by the perfumers at Givaudan.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Clandestine by Guy Laroche c1986

Clandestine by Guy Laroche: launched in 1986, in association with L’Oréal. Created by Daniel Molière from Givaudan.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Trump Fragrances

This post is a response to one of my readers who wanted to know why I didn't list any of the Trump branded fragrances. I will be honest, I am not a supporter of the Trump family and over the years have weighed against adding this brief guide on the Trump Fragrances due to this personal feeling, however, when it comes to fragrances themselves, it is important that I continuously remain objective in posting about the brands. I am not here to tell you to wear or not wear this fragrance, that is your choice. All I can advise is that you make your choice at the voting booths :)

Monday, August 22, 2022

Vison by Robert Beaulieu c1986

Vison by Robert Beaulieu: launched in 1986. The name Vison is French for "mink", which was an apt name for the first perfume of the Parisian furrier. The fragrance was created by Yves Tanguy.


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