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.



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…)