Jacomo has its origins in the late 1960s. American James Kaplan and Frenchman Gerard Courtin met in New York, on 5th Avenue. Both men had a great love for art, music and design. Pooling their common interests, they created the fashion brand “Jacomo” (taking the “Ja” from James, the “Co” from Courtin, and the “Mo” being added to give the name a musical touch) and opened a boutique where they offered their designs to the chic trendsetters of New York.
Their first fragrance launch, Eau Cendrée for men, was launched in 1970, in a distinct geometric package, to great success. Eau Cendrée’s female companion, Chicane, was launched just one year later.