|Grossmith & Son Ltd., John||
|Perfumers and fine soap makers: Established in London in 1835 by John Grossmith, a descendant of farmers living in the Bishops Waltham area since around 1688. His mother was Mary Lipscomb, daughter of farmers living in Upham, the next village. John Grossmith was married to Lucy Eliza Whitaker. In 1841 he had a wholesale premises at 24 Cannon Street; in circa 1852 moved to 39 Friday Street, then in 1854 to 85 Newgate Street before moving to Piccadilly.
He died in 1867 and his son, John Lipscomb Grossmith, a Grasse trained perfumer in Grasse and ran the business until 1919, innovating and establishing a wide range of classic English perfumes, including Hasu-no-Hana, Phũl-Nãnã and Shem-el-Nessim. A number of the fragrances were sold in Baccarat flacons. Grossmith enjoyed Royal patronage in the late 1800s and early 1900s and held royal warrants from Queen Alexandra as well as from the royal courts of Greece and Spain. Grossmith formulated perfume for Queen Victoria’s Jubilee (Victorian Bouquet), for the accession of King Edward VII (Regal) and for the engagement of the Duke of York and Princess May (Betrothal) who later became King George V and Queen Mary. John Lipscomb Grossmith’s son, Stanley, also Grasse-trained, ran the business until his untimely death (aged 45) in 1924.
Having been out of family ownership in for almost 40 years the house of Grossmith is now owned by Simon Brooke, the great great grandson of John Grossmith. A relaunch of three of the Grossmith oriental floral classics, remastered using the original formulations from the turn of the century, is planned for October 2009 and some of this perfume will be sold in Baccarat flacons made using the original 1919 moulds.
|Grosvener of London||
|Launched Carnation Fragrance|
|Groult, Andre||18 rue Royale, Paris. See Nicole Groult below. Launched Parfum Delvaux, Lilas and Muguet in c1920|
|Groult, Nicole||Established by Nicole Groult: (b1887 to d1967) a couturier at 29-rue d’Anjou, Paris in 1912; Sister of Poiret who married to André Groult. LaunchedMuguet, Le Bleu de Nicole Groult, Le Rose de Nicole Groult and Lilas in c1924|
|Groupement International des Grands Coiffeurs||Established at 16 rue Saulnier, Paris in 1900 to provide luxury perfumes and beauty products for sale at hair salons; acquired by Diamant Bleu, a parfum company in 1912. Launched an un-named fragrance in same year in a flacon by Cristalleries de Baccarat design # 196|
|Groux||Paris; launched Jockey Club, Marie Stuart, Stephanotte, West End and White Rose in c1890|
|Grovers, Frank||Launched Frank|
|Groville Sales||Also known as Grenoville Sales Inc. launched Byzance in 1925, Truyu in 1934|
|New York; c 1925's; renown for blown glass animals|
|Launched Echt Kolnisch Wasser|
|Launched Vanilla Lace|
|Guanera||Launched Lei in c1990|
|Guarnera||Launched Lui in c1890|
|Gucci , Parfums or Les Parfums Gucci||
|Guccio Gucci established a leather factory in Florence in 1904; The
House of Gucci produces a wide range of high-quality merchandise to day.
1995 Maurizo Gucci was shot by assassin hired by ex-wife, the last and bloodiest saga of Florentine family. Investicorp of Bahrain takes over.
In 1999 stock battle between Bernard Arnault of Louis Vuitton-Moet-Hennessey (Chandon) and Domenico de Sole of Gucci for control. De Sole with Francois Pinault of PPR win control. PPR has 40% stake. LVMH still have a 20% holding (2000). Signature fragrance Gucci No1 launched in 1974.
The rebirth of the company as a leading fashion house came about with the appointment of the American Tom Ford as chief designer in 1994 ; he revolutionized the Gucci name by creating hip, modern designs for women and men. Once again, Gucci is one of the world's most coveted brands, and the minimalist Gucci signature can be found on sportswear, handbags, shoes, eyewear, and fragrances.
Fragrances produced in association with Procter & Gamble.
In 2003 Robert Polet signed on as president after the acrimonious departure of Tom Ford and the CEO Domenico de Sole
|Gudunov Perfume Tatiana||
|Elmhurst, Illinois; launched eponymous fragrance|
|Guedj, Patrick||Launched 'Afrique en Parfums', with Véronique Durruty|
|Guelaud||Of Paris; a historic perfumery - no known record of fragrances - 19thc|
|Gueldy||Established by A Sergent and Le Laurin at 370 rue de Faubourg-Saint-Honore, Paris in the 1905; a cosmetic and toiletry company; later joined by de Sergy; acquired by the major toiletry-article company P. Thibaud et Cie, won gold medal in 1925; later acquired by Lever Brothers|
|Guéneaux, Société Les Parfums||Of Asnieres, France and at 168 Regent Street London; launched Aziade, Chypre, Jasmin, Lavande, Lilac, Muguet, Origan, Rose, Violet in c1930|
|Guépard||Established in 1983 in Paris; manufacturers of silk scarves, ties and umbrellas to fine leather belts bags and fine luggage. Guépard has now taken their venture one step further and created a perfume that is commensurate with quality and beauty of their accessory line. (2004)|
|Guerba||Paris; launched Création and Fleurs de Nice in 19499|
|Guerby Raibaud et Cie||48 ave Neuilly, Paris, early use of colouring juice. Parfumerie de l'Epoque in 1872|
|Originally of Russia, established in London, UK in c1917; launched Imperial Russe Trioka Toilet Water in 1917|
|Guerin, Georges||French designer; worked for Grenoville|
|Guerin, Germaine||France; launched Russian Cologne in c1939 and Ecaille in 1950|
|Guerlain, Maison||Also refered to as Parfums Guerlain.
Established by Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain in 1828; a chemist; opened a toiletry shop at 42 rue de Rivoli in Paris, to escape his violent father; moved to 15 rue de la Paix; launched first fragrance 'Lotion de Guerlain' in 1850. In 1864 Pierre-François died; succeeded by sons Aime, a perfumer and Gabriel, the manager. In 1895 Gabriel's son Jacques became chief perfumer, died in 1955, nephew Jean-Paul took over.
Moved to 68 Champs-Élysées, Paris;acquired by Louis Vuitton-Moet-Hennessey in 1994 but still run by Guerlain family; therefore the oldest family 'named' cosmetic and fragrance company in the world and during the last 156 years has produced over 300 fragrances, all having been created by members of the family.
Breaking with tradition in June 2008 it appointed Thierry Wasser as in-house perfumer
|Guerlain, Marcel (Hughes)||A perfumer; established by Marcel Guerlain at 86 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honore,
Paris in 1923; fragrances and toiletries; formed other perfume companies;
signature fragrance was 'Le Roy de Veult'.
Also established various other companies; Parfums Marlaine et Cie in New York, Helen Gys and Marcel & Hughes, Societe de Parfumeurs Parisiens
|Guermantes Parfums||Established by Claude Caron at 24 rue de la Paix, Paris in 1936 where he already had a pharmacy; father of the actress Leslie Caron: launched Allegretto, Cœur Vole, Gardenia, Guermantes, Le Temps Retrouve, Olympe, Swing Time in c1950|
|Los Angeles; launched Lama in 1944 and Ajmir in 1945|
|Jeanswear and fashion house established in California in 1981 by the Marciano brothers. Launched signature fragrance 'Guess Woman' in 1990 in associaton with Fashion & Designer Fragrance Group, which in turn is part of Revlon Inc. In 2009 entered into a licensing agreement with Coty Beauty|
|Guetta, Cathy||Ibiza - launched Pink Power in 2008|
|Guidas||Launched Montpellier in 1914|
|Guidicelli , T||Launched Ambré in 1988|
|Guidry||Launched Violette in c1950|
|Guilbert Perfumer, LA||
|New York. Launched White Lilac in c1920|
|Guilhene, Parfums Corysé||Refer to Parfums Corysé Guilhene|
|Guillandone||Grasse and Paris; concentrates and essential oils, launched Essence Concentre Heliotrope|
|Guillaume, Gillet||French artist; advertisements for Parfums Caron|
|Guillaume, Pierre||Launched Entre Ciel et Mer , Jangala, Long Courrier , Paris Seychelles , in 2015|
|Guilleaumaud, Jeanne||Nice, France; Launched Sorciere in 1939|
|Guillon, Louis Pierre||Irvy-sur-Seine, France; launched Les Parfums de Montfort, Premeditation and Prêtender in c1940|
|Guimard||Oran, France; launched Ibis Bleu and Ibis Rose in 1953|
|Guimard, Hector||Paris (1867-1942) associated with Millot, launched Kantrix in 1900|
|Guimet||Established by Rudolph Storfer in Paris, France; launched Chypre, Guimet, Jasmin, Les Pois de Senteur, Multi Fleurs, Narcisse, Roselle, Sweet Pea, Tout Paris, Valois in the 1920's and 1930's; outlet in New York|
|Guinamand, Jean||Launched Cheverny, Chamois Eau de Lavande, Chypre, Naturelle, Parfum Chypre, Parfum Fougère|
|Guinamand et Cie, J Thomas||Launched Eau de Cologne Viollete, Lord Thomas and Roselaure 2; associated with Claude Galien|
|Socialite, heiress and fashion icon (she has been described as the best dressed woman in the world) Launched her signature fragrance 'Daphe' in 2009|
|Guinness, Lulu||Established her fashion accessories business in London in 1989. Her eponymous fragrance launched in 2003 in association with Riveria Concepts follwed by Cast A Spell, Fairytales, Life's a Bed of Roses, Pink Pearls, Put On Your Pearls Girls|
|Guirlande||See 'La Guirlande' Volume L, chapter 10, page 1 for details|
|Guitry||Paris; launched Fleurette, Gardenia and Suzette in c1950|
|Gummi Baer Fragrances||
|Launched Baer in c1990|
|Gump's, S & G (Gumps)||
|Department store in Honolulu, S.F.; launched Fern Lei, Pikaki Lei, Plumeria Lei and Hawaiian Night in c1936|
|Gund||Leading consumer brand known worldwide for its innovation, top quality and plush toy designs. Entered into an agreement with Parlex Fragrances Inc., to develop, manufacture and distribute fragrances and related products under the babyGUND trademark. (2005)|
|A self-taught society perfumer of the 1940’s; started mixing perfumes in a spare room of her wealthy parents home in Chicago; also perfumed bath oils and other toiletry items; bought out by Lisa Lewis-Manrique in 1966; due to resurgence in interest in vintage clothing in early 2000’s; Mary Black (c1940, relaunch c2000), White Blossom (c1940, relaunch c2000), Wild Fern (c1940, relaunch c2000)|
|Gustin, Henry||Saint Maur, France; launched Montin in 1955|
|Gutcheon||France; launched fragrances under the 'Erte' label|
|Guy, Jean||Launched Beauty 2000 in 2000|
|Guyla, Parfums||Established in 1925 at 49 rue de Paris; Epinay-sur-Seine, France; business was short-lived. Associated with Atelier Martine. Launched Charmes de Toute Heure, Caresse Parisienne, Divine Narcisse and Embuscade du Cœur in c1936|
|Cleveland, Ohio; launched a fragrance in 1944|
|Gydja (pronounced: "gith-e-ya"), meaning Goddess in Icelandic, is a lifestyle brand created by the Icelandic designer and entrepreneur Sigrun Lilja. Gydja Collection strives to inspire people from around the world, using energy and materials which reside in the Icelandic nature. Launched EFJ Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 and VJK Vatnajokull in 2011|
|Gys, Hélène||Established by Marcel Guerlain (c1935) Launched Masque Rouge, Monsieur and Special 3 Étoiles in c1936|