LOS ANGELES – Johnson Products, makers of Ultra Sheen and other African-American haircare products, will again be an independent company. Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) announced the sale of its Johnson Products Company to a company named RCJP Acquisition, Inc., a newly formed independent entity comprised of Los Angeles-based privateMORE HERE

I recently became aware that a longtime heritage brand, Colgate Shave Cream, manufactured by a heritage company has been discontinued. This leaves them with only the Mennen aftershave lines Afta and Skin Bracer. Colgate-Palmolive continues to produce tubes of Palmolive shave cream in several foreign markets.The traditional aerosol shave creams (notMORE HERE

Still wondering about our old deodorant friend Tussy That staple of 1970s tub time, Mr. Bubble, has found a new home at Minnesota-based The Village Company. Mr. Bubble was part of the consumer products portfolio of Princeton, NJ-based Ascendia Brands, which went bankrupt in August 2008. Mr. Bubble was partMORE HERE

Pfizer’s Wyeth purchase includes remnants of the old A.H. Robins company RICHMOND – The merger between Wyeth and Pfizer got us thinking about the legacy of the Albert Hartley Robins company, better known as A.H. Robins. While the name A.H. Robins is gone, the Robins influence shows in the highlyMORE HERE

PALM BEACH – Those search for defunct colognes and perfumes often have a hard time. An essay in The Wall Street Journal By André Aciman tells of his search for Aria Di Palma, a cologne his father wore at a New York store called Battaglia. Aciman found the cologne, afterMORE HERE

NEW YORK – We have had a number of requests for information on Georgette Klinger, the New York salon brand. It closed down, and we wrote that the family is in the process of rebuilding the company in a post called Georgette Klinger is Back. During this brand hiatus, BrandlandUSAMORE HERE

NEW YORK – There is something great about a brand that has not only survived a long time, but is still owned by the original company. Such is the case with Cashmere Bouquet, a soap that dates to 1872, and for the whole time, has been made by another Uber-brand,MORE HERE

We were cleaning up and realized we had TWO brands of spray starch in the house. Two. Is there room in the market for TWO brands of this stuff? A can lasts all year, doesn’t it? And what a funny thing to actually sell, as spray starch is really justMORE HERE

We 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 theMORE HERE