TABAC Original Aftershave

1979 commercial for TABAC Aftershave.

Tabac is a brand of fragrance that was created by Mäurer & Wirtz in 1959. It is said to have a floral fragrance and contains a blend of bergamot, neroli, lavender and is accented with tobacco, oakmoss and vanilla. It is available as eau de toilette, cologne and aftershave, although the fragrance reportedly differs a little between them- being more floral in the eau de toilette.

In addition to cologne, Tabac is also offered as a high quality shaving soap much favored by wetshavers. The soap is Tallow based and has the same fragrance as the aftershave.

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BRUT

1980 ad for BRUT, the mens aftershave. “Nothing Beats It”

Brut is the brand name for a line of men’s grooming and fragrance products first launched in 1964 and currently ranked among the top 3 men’s fragrances sold in mass. Original Brut, which now includes aftershave balms and deodorant, was first introduced by Fabergé. Packaged in a green glass bottle with a silver-coloured medallion, it was viewed as a prestige product, and is still sold in France as such.

In 1968 a budget range was marketed as Brut 33 because it contained 33% of the fragrance of the original product[2] and was packaged in cheaper plastic bottles. (more…)