The Davidoff brand started off in 1911 as a tobacco shop in Geneva founded by Henri Davidoff. His son, Zino Davidoff, expanded the business, then sold the tobacco line to The Oettinger Group (now the Oettinger Davidoff group) in 1970. Zino Davidoff passed away in 1994. The trademark for Davidoff cigarettes was sold to Imperial Tobacco in 2006.
The Davidoff name is also used for leather goods, fashion accessories, coffee and fragrance; these "lifestyle" items are now marketed separately from the tobacco products under Zino Davidoff Trading AG.
Perfumes are produced under arrangements with Coty, Inc, and include the popular Cool Water for men (1988) and Cool Water Woman (1996). Other well known fragrances include Good Life and Echo.
Recent pillar fragrances from Davidoff
Recent releases include Silver Shadow (2005), Davidoff Adventure (2008), Hot Water (2009), Champion (2010), The Game (2013), Leather Blend (2014), Agar Blend (2015), Horizon (2016), Amber Blend (2016).
Recent flanker fragrances from Davidoff
Recent releases include...
2016: Cool Water Exotic Summer, Cool Water Ocean Extreme
Where to buy
The Davidoff line can be found at department stores and online fragrance discounters.