French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy founded his eponymous brand in Paris, France, way back in 1952. The brand had launched a collection of apparel made from raw cotton when it first entered the market. As the brand became famous overnight and made a name for itself in the world of fashion, it diversified its product portfolio over the years, tapping into different market segments other than its haute couture clothing such as cosmetics, accessories and fragrances.
I was fretting a lot about getting something for my better half for his birthday. Finally, after a lot of thoughtful thinking and nail-biting sessions, I decided to get an Armani fragrance. Who does not like their men in Armani? Nobody!
If you have a child, you are probably all too familiar with that experience where your little one grabs a random item off a shelf and refuses to let it go. You end up having to buy the object, which ended up fascinating them so that they do not scream their lungs out. That is how I ended up with a 40 ml bottle of Polo Black by Ralph Lauren. The brand’s logo ended up enthralling my two years old son because he loves horses.
During my lunch hour, I was scouring through various websites to find a new fragrance for myself. I ended up on Tom Ford’s official website, where a picture of the perfume bottle of Oud Wood caught my eye. Going against all my beliefs about not judging a book by its cover, I immediately ordered a 100 ml bottle for myself, entranced by the picture of the intricately crafted bottle.
Our aunt was coming for a visit. We got the news after returning from school. Our aunt on mom’s side was, in all honesty, my most favourite person in the world after our parents. I may be biased. But, our aunt has always been very loving and caring in regards to my brother and I.
The deceased Frenchman, Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent, was an inventive fashion designer who was regarded as one of the greatest personalities in the French fashion industry during the 20th century along with the timeless Coco Chanel. The Frenchman co-founded his eponymous luxurious fashion brand, Yves Saint Laurent (YSL), in 1961 with his fellow compatriot and partner Pierre Vital Georges Bergé.