Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Realm by Germaine Monteil c1975

Realm by Germaine Monteil: launched in 1975 as a men's collection of fragrances for bath and John Street, president of Germaine Monteil claimed that it was a "masculine fragrance for the man who never before found a fragrance he liked." The name Realm was chosen "to indicate that these grooming aids are a part of a man's world, his own realm."

Realm was available in the following products:
  • Cologne
  • Aftershave
  • Soothing Tonic
  • Head and Body Shampoo

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as an aromatic fragrance for men, crisp and citrusy, full of herbs with smoky, spicy undertones.

  • Top notes: citrus, chamomile
  • Middle notes: clove, hyssop, ginger, balsam, marjoram
  • Base notes:  vetiver, olibanum, sandalwood, musk, oakmoss, tonka, vanilla

House and Garden, 1976:
"There's something new in the air for men, too: from Germaine Monteil, Realm, a masculine fragrance full of herbs and spices— hyssop, marjoram, camomile, sandalwood, ginger, and cloves. It smells good enough to eat. "

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

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