Though called Liz Claiborne, this stylish brand was founded in 1976 as a collaboration between four fashion designers: Claiborne, Art Ortenberg, Leonard Boxer, and Jerome Chazen. Before starting Liz Claiborne Inc., Claiborne studied art informally in Europe, then worked in Manhattan for a few different designer companies.
She started Liz Claiborne with the intent to design stylish and affordable sportswear for women at a time when the growing working women's population had few wardrobe options. In 1986, the company unveiled the first in a long line of Liz Claiborne fragrances, simply titled Liz Claiborne, and a Liz Claiborne cologne for men, called Claiborne, followed in 1989.
The company has worked with many high-profile names in the perfume industry, including in-house Chanel perfumer Olivier Polge and New York IFF perfumer Jean-Marc Chaillan, to craft their luxury perfumes and colognes, and the results are apparent in the quality of their line of sought-after Liz Claiborne perfumes. No matter what sort of woman you're shopping for, there's surely a Liz Claiborne perfume for her. Is she a playful sort who's always up for an adventure? Try Bora Bora, reminiscent of salt and sand and fresh breezes. Is she always a lady, graceful and feminine? She might like Lucky You, a light floral with touches of grapefruit and poppy. Do you know someone who loves a night out and draws double-takes wherever she goes? There's a Liz Claiborne perfume for her, too: Try Spark, a sensuous blend of caramel, vanilla, honey, and cedar.
Liz Claiborne cologne for men also has plenty of options to offer, from the exotic and entrancing Mambo to the oriental Lucky Number 6 to the invigoratingly spicy Curve Appeal.