Originally Posted by Ruggles
FYI guys: Ungaro is a French company. Emanuel Ungaro is of Italian ancestry but was born in Province, France and his business is and always was based in Paris. I worked with his company in the mid-80s for about 4 years.
... and the Acqua di Parma
brand is a late 20th century revival of a pre WW2 family enterprise. I doubt the Cologne is now only half as popular within Italy
than the first twelve colognes of Santa Maria Novella
have been between Firenze and Napoli in the south, or Torino and Trieste in the north - for a whole century. The effective owner of the ADP brand is Louis Vuitton
, and the better part of colognes was probably born outside of Italy. The Assoluta
had two creators: J C Ellena and Bertrand Duchauffour
. Smilarly , Francis Kurkdjian and Francoise Caron
signed for Iris Nobile.
As to the best (beyond SMN): how about The Domenico Caraceni 1928
And whatever devil may have ridden the most famous perfume critic (of Italian origin !) when he wrote about that master in Firenze - Lorenzo Villoresi
definitely deserves being named among the best! I also trust there is no doubts about his italianita...