After meeting in New York, fragrance brand Jacomo was launched in Paris by James Kaplan and Gerard Courtin in the 1960s.

Soon after they created their first men’s fragrance in 1972 called Eau Cendrée, which was closely followed by a feminine counterpart called Chicane.

The most popular of which is Jacomo de Jacomo, released in 2005, proved to be a best seller in the fragrance market.