Great Perfume Houses Part 19

Great Perfume Houses Part 19

Our exploration of great the perfume houses from around the world continues. This week we’re going to take a look at the perfectly polished brand that is Davidoff

The Zino Davidoff Group, named for its founder, is a Swiss-based family business that produces luxury goods for a sophisticated customer. Zino Davidoff himself shaped everything the Davidoff brand represents to this day. His artistic eye and appreciation for the finer things in life helped create a truly refined company that produces products of the finest quality. Whether we’re talking Davidoff accessories or leather goods, cognac or fragrances— whatever the product, you can be sure that it will be of superior quality and complete reliability. The Davidoff philosophy is simple: Perfection.

Davidoff fragrances are held to the same high standards of their other goods. Since the launch of the first Davidoff fragrance in 1984, the brand has become one of the most iconic fragrance brands in the world. In 1988, Davidoff introduced one of the most successful fragrances ever: Cool Water Cologne. Cool Water was referred to as a “new freshness,” and it has been said to capture “strength, nature and purity” in a bottle.

Since the introduction of Cool Water, Davidoff has released many more delightful fragrances such as Champion Cologne and Cool Water Perfume for Women. You can find these, and many other Davidoff fragrances, at great prices on Lily Direct.

Take a Walk on the Lighter Side

We get it, heavy perfumes and colognes aren’t for everyone. But just because you are turned off by the Escada- Desire Me perfumes of the world, that doesn’t necessarily mean you dislike all fragrances. You may be surprised to learn that not all fragrances are so overpowering that they give you a headache, but it’s true. Chances are you just haven’t found the right light fragrance that tickles your fancy; but maybe we can help you with that! Below are some of our personal favorite light fragrances:

Au Thé Blanc by BVLGARIBVLGARI’s White Tea unisex perfume is known for its reinvigorating, antioxidant properties. Both men and women will appreciate its fresh, clean scent.

Clean Eau de Parfum: As the name suggests, Clean’s light and lovely line of fragrances offer a plethora of scents that will leave you smelling like a fresh breath of air. Clean stays away from irritating ingredients and uses hypoallergenic formulas in all of its fragrances.

Demeter Clean Skin Unisex Perfume: It’s probably safe to say that anything that has the word “clean” somewhere in the title is going to be a good option when you’re looking for non-perfumey fragrances; and Demeter’s Clean Skin Unisex Perfume is no exception. All of Demeter’s fragrances are less concentrated and free of any artificial color, extenders and preservatives.

These are just a few of our favorite fresh scents here at Lily Direct; but there are plenty of other fragrance options out there for those of you who prefer a lighter, less “perfumey” scent. And don’t forget, we have all of your favorite discount fragrances and then some!

Great Perfume Houses Part 18

So we meet again fragrance lovers. For this week’s installment of our bi-weekly exploration into the great perfume houses from around the world we are going to take a look at the man, the myth, the legend—Tom Ford

Thomas Carlyle Ford, born on August 27, 1961 in Austin, Texas, is not your typical fashion designer.

He did not grow up dreaming of designing clothes or mixing perfumes like most other big names in fashion did. Rather, Ford has always been a true Renaissance man; he spent his formative years jumping around from college to college and career to career. It was his year spent as an intern in Chloe’s press office that finally sparked Ford’s love of fashion.

With very little hands-on experience in the fashion world—and a degree in architecture—Ford cleverly talked his way into a position within the Gucci organization. In 1994, within just a couple years of getting a job with the fashion house, Tom Ford was promoted to Creative Director of Gucci where he remained until 2004. During his tenure with the company, Gucci acquired the house of Yves Saint Laurent and Ford was creative director of that label as well.

Once he parted ways with

 Gucci, Ford launched his own line that would eventually include clothes, beauty products, eyewear and accessories. But Tom Ford first struck out on his own by introducing his inaugural fragrance, Black Orchid which became an instant classic among fragrance lovers everywhere. This launch was followed by a series of successful Tom Ford fragrances for both men and women. Some of our personal favorite scents include, Tom Ford Noir Cologne and Tom Ford White Patchouli Perfume.