Davidoff Cool Water models: Joe Gogol and Brian Buzzini

Article: US dives into Cool Water.
(Lancaster Group USA; Davidoff Cool Water, men's fragrance)
Article from:Cosmetics International Article
Date: September 25, 1991

Lancaster Group USA, a division of Lancaster Group AG, will begin an aggressive US push in upscale cosmetics and fragrances this fall with the introduction of Davidoff Cool Water, its popular European men's fragrance line.

The company will spend about $5 million to introduce the scent in late September, using a combination of print advertising, fragrance sampling through miniatures and vial cards, in-store displays, direct mail pieces and a pair of distinctive Christmas promotions. These include a boxed gift set of a Davidoff watch and 1.3oz Cool Water eau de toilette for $100.00 and a Davidoff Executive Refrigerator stocked with

1991 ad using the original 1988 image, model Joe Gogol

Print ads that Lancaster Group is running in American publications to introduce a men's fragrance called Davidoff Cool Water show a muscular, undressed young man in artfully cropped and shadowed poses. These ads, Mr. May said, are the same ones that Lancaster A.G. has run in Europe in the three years since the brand went on sale there.

Print ads, 1992/1993 model: Joe Gogol

Getting behind Cool Water. (marketing the men's scent at Macy's)
Article from: WWD
Date: November 1, 1991

Macy's Herald Square may have chosen to run the edited version of the sensual promotional video for Davidoff Cool Water at the launch of the fragrance on Monday, but that didn't stop several hundred shoppers from lining up to have their pictures taken with Brian Buzzini, the sultry model who heats up the screen.


Davidoff Cool Water, Censored american version, 20 seconds
Model: Brian Buzzini
Director: Jean Paul Seaulieu


Richard Hartigan, president of Davidoff's fragrance licensee, Lancaster Group USA, said half of the 18 launch accounts requested that a nude scene - a shot of Buzzini's derriere as he runs along a beach sans bathing suit - be deleted from the in-store video promoting the men's scent.


Davidoff Cool Water, European version, 30 seconds
Model: Brian Buzzini
Director: Jean Paul Seaulieu


While Macy's and Lancaster executives would not comment on sales figures, Cool Water reportedly racked up $5,000 Monday in the Herald Square flagship store. The scent first hit the counters of most Macy's metropolitan area stores over the weekend - prior to the appearance of a New a New York Times ad Sunday - and sales in those locations hit a combined total of about $25,000, according $25,000, according to market sources.


Full video, 4 minutes, 24 seconds!


AngelLover said...

Oh my.... Oh my.... Oh my....

Why didn't I watch that last video earlier !!!

:op :op :op

Johec said...

it's fabulous! =)

Anonymous said...

There is a group devoted to Brian Buzzini in Yahoo!


Johec said...

yes, I know that nice group!


princedeligne said...

This video clearly shows why he was so successful. He looks like a greek statue that you would see in a museum. I remember seeing him in many an issue of GQ- What ever happened to him?

Johec said...

you can find him in facebook, he's very friendly ;)


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