Thursday, January 9, 2014

Nuts & Bolts Colognes

From 1969 to about 1972, a man could get an unusual cologne called Nuts & Bolts, manufactured by the Colton Company who also made the Nine Flags and My Islands colognes.

The bottles for Nuts and Bolts were designed by Massimo Vignelli.

So what does it smell like? It was described as a spicy, woodsy fragrance for men.

From a 1969  newspaper ad:
"Nuts and Bolts cologne and after shave lotion are two items in a new line from the Colton Company. The spicy fragrances come in orange glass and plastic nuts and bolts bottles".

Another 1969 ad reads:
"NUTS AND BOLTS What a nutty idea, it's about time someone came up with a line of grooming aids for the rugged individualist. Now there's NUTS AND BOLT. Five new super-virile products which come in man sized orange nuts and bolts containers. There's just about every grooming aid a man needs to make him feel like a man. A vigorous Cologne...a zesty After Shave...a biteless After Shave Conditioner...a strong-arm Deodorant Stick...and a couple of rousing Nut Shaped Soaps that help prevent bacteria odor...Available separately or any of three gift combinations. NUTS AND BOLTS from $2.50 to $9.50"

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