We're always on the look-out for anything about the "Perfume Factory" a.k.a. Compagnie Parento, that used to be located on Brook Street (click on the photo, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society).
So when we came across these bits and pieces about the factory--and its founders or officers--we just had to share.
For those who don't know, COMPARGIE PARENTO is still in existence today.
According to their website, Addington Doolittle, founder of Compagnie Parento, Inc. believed it was time to break the American dependency on imported perfumes and start an American manufacturing operation. Compagnie Parento, Inc. began creating and producing fragrance oils in the United States just after the turn of the 20th century. (Click on the article from 1930 about a film he made after touring perfume centers in France and Bulgaria).
Click on the article about Barton from 1974, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society archives.
You can read more about Compagnie Parento today, their history too (and their subsidiary Flavor Sciences as well) at their website: http://compagnieparento.com/
We also forgot about this 1945 clipping about Eugene Barton speaking before the Croton-Harmon Home Bureau on "THE HISTORY & ROMANCE OF PERFUMES". Click on the image.
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--MORE ON CROTON'S PERFUME FACTORY, 1922, A RARE FIND; AN OLD AD; click here
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