Where Does Wolff Freres Cologne Sleep?

Wolff Freres CologneWe had a request from a BrandlandUSA reader to find Wolff Freres, A Man’s Cologne.

Luckily, we had an old Esquire 35th Anniversary edition from October of 1968, and that magazine had an image of the bottle in an advertisement. But we wondered what happened to the cologne and the company, as our reader wants a bottle, perhaps to give dad for Christmas.

We looked on Ebay, and there was none. There were a couple of antique bottles, but that won’t do.

We know the company was headquartered in New York City and New Preston, Conn. and was called Wolff Freres, Inc. They do not have a trademark on the name, though the company did file a trademark for a lotion called Arctic Lotion in 1964.

Ebay seller Cleopatra’s Boudoir mentions a handful of products also sold by the company, including:

  • 1948 Ambiance
  • 1948 Bathsheba
  • 1948 Frisky
  • 1948 My French Cousin
  • 1948 The Song of Songs
  • 1949 Crisance

If any readers know anything about the brand, please leave a comment below and help our reader find the perfect stocking stuffer.

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14 Comments


  1. Just bought a 5 cologne gift box on ebay, it was from the estate of Jay Fiondella, movie star and owner of Chez Jay. There is one bottle called Persian Lime cologne from Wolff freres, Heavenly!!! I’ve tried so many lemons and lime colognes, Just amazing. Hope, I could find it somewhere.

  2. While cleaning out my in-laws OLD house, I found an unopened package of Persian Lime Cologne. Original box and unopened bottle. If anyone is interested, give me a shout.

  3. I have an old bottle of Carmel Myers London Lyme cologne for men and it has a great scent. It is obviously no longer available but I would like to know more about its history. Who manufactured it?

  4. I’m trying to find a source for London Lyme, men’s cologne. Sole distributor: Carmel Myers Inc. It was wonderful – bought it for my husband years ago. He died, but I kept the bottle I liked it so much. Now he is gone and so is the fragrance. Darn, on both occasions. Any clues as to where I might find it? Thanks in advance for your help…. LG

  5. Rick // Jul 4, 2009 at 9:46 am – Hello! I just came across your find today. I remember the blocky bottle and the product was featured by a now defunct clothier in Buffalo, NY. I would be interested in it if you still have it.

  6. Rick // Jul 4, 2009 at 9:46 am – Hello! I just came across your Persian Lime Cologne find today. I remember the blocky bottle and the product was featured by a now defunct clothier in Buffalo, NY. I would be interested in it if you still have it.

  7. Did anyone ever discover a source for Wolff Freres cologne?

  8. I would be interested in anything pertaining to the formula for Persian lime cologne by Wolff Freres. I would pay a handsome price for someone to formulate that wonderful scent.

  9. I’ve been looking for Persian Lyme for years.
    I’d love to buy a bottle if anyone has one.
    I discovered it in High School. My girlfriend just
    loved it as I did.

  10. We have two bottles of Persian Lime Cologne and After Shave Lotion. They are each 8 fl. Oz. size new in the original zippered case for sale. If anyone is interested they can contact by e-mail nowitsbether@hotmail.com.

  11. I have 2 bottles of Wolff Freres 8 oz 95% full. one has a red circular label, black cap. Smells very good. The other has a black label, After Shave Lotion on the label. Also have brown furry holder with a brown strap with buckle. Will be up on Ebay 072915.

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