According to ancient Polynesian legends, what does
the word “noa” mean?
Fragrance. According to Polynesian legend, the
dawn of creation was heralded by the gods’ first work,
creating noa, or fragrance. The French Polynesian island
of Bora Bora was believed to be the residence of these gods.
Cacharel also introduced a fragrance called Noa.
Where does the word “cologne” come
The word “cologne” is derived from
the name of a German town. The fresh, bracing formulation
was conceived by an eighteenth-century Carthusian monk.
What is yuzu?
A Japanese fruit. Sometimes used in perfumery,
yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit with a unique, sharp scent.
Which legendary French couturier inspired Japanese designer
What does the word “pheromone” mean?
An organic scent signal used to communicate. From
the Greek pherein (to carry) and hormon (to excite). Marilyn
Miglin produces fragrances for women and men called Pheromone.
Which Caribbean Sea island does Oscar del la Renta
What indispensable modern accoutrement did Cartier
create for an aviator?
Wristwatch. Louis Cartier created a wristwatch
for renowned aviator, Alberto Santos-Dumont. Today, Cartier
has a Santos line of fragrance and watches.
Kenzo: Is it the designer’s first, middle,
or last name?
In what sport did bridal designer Vera Wang participate?