The beginnings of Picot Laboratories are currently lost in time but we do know a bit about some of the fragrances they once created and marketed, and we do know a bit about how the Picot name came to an end.
Picot Laboratories was one of the last creative perfumery houses in the U.K. and it was famous for its use of (expensive) natural materials. In the 1970's, Picot was owned by Scott & Bowne, manufacturing chemists, with roots in 19th century America.
Scott & Bowne, marketers of Scott's Cod Liver Oil, sold Picot to SmithKlein Beecham sometime before 1980. Picot's popular fragrances, Pagan and Pagan Man, were ultimately acquired by Jovan and marketed under the Mayfair and Lentheric brands.
Known Perfumes By Picot
|Le Train Bleu (194?)|
|Pagan Man (196?)|
|Lily of the Valley in Bloom (196?)|
|Fiesta (196?)||An answer to Chanel's No.5, an aldehydic floral, discontinued in the late 1970's.|
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