About Cocktail & Gigi
Take one savvy Chicagoan, mix in 30 years of cosmetic and fragrance industry experience, add a splash of an idea and Cocktail the newest, hottest, fragrance is ready to be served!
Gigi Gold, A seasoned veteran in the fields of cosmetics and fragrance sales, has added a twist to the fragrance industry by creating a luxurious perfume that appeals to many different tastes through a careful blend of floral and musk.
"The real secret to my blend of success? Hard work & experience!
I've been in the cosmetic & fragrance industry for over 30 years. I've worked for prestigious beauty companies, such as: Clinique, Borghese, Shiseido, Charles of the Ritz, Tommy Bahama,( I brought the men's scent to being the 7th most popular sold in the store, from not even being on the charts), Ralph Lauren & Giorgio Armani. From cosmetics to Men's & Women's fragrances, my positions have included, sales, counter manager, creative design to launching a new women's fragrance, Flowerbomb! I was the number 1 sales person for 3 years in a row! I love being competitive! I also love talking to my customers & listening to what they were looking for.
When the recession hit, I realized that the average consumer could not afford a high end scent. I said to myself, that's not right! One day I will create a high end fragrance, with the same high end ingredients used by all the prestigious brands, & cost half the amount of money that you would pay at Neiman's, Nordstrom's, Bloomingdale's & Saks. My knowledge from being in the industry, knowing what scents were available & what scents were not & knowing what the customer wanted, I knew what I wanted to create! I went to the same chemist as the top fragrance houses, I tweaked the fragrance 6 different times, because I didn't want the scent to be too musky, too floral or too sweet. One year later...Cocktail is being served!
I'm proud to say... Cocktail Eau De Parfum is infused with gorgeous high end ingredients such as, Jasmine, Violet leaves, Amber, Musk & Patchouli, costs only $56, half the price of what you would pay for a 1.7 oz Eau De Parfum spray at Neiman's, Nordstrom's, Saks & Bloomingdales & as of today, Cocktail will be giving back to a Breast Cancer Awareness & Research charity.
Cocktail is sexy, flirty & positively intoxicating! By popular demand, a body collection was soon created & added to the menu...Bubbletini shower gel & Lotiontini body lotion! Rollertini roller ball joined the party soon after.
Cocktail is being sold in numerous boutiques across the country, including the very exclusive RonRobinson|FredSegal in Los Angeles. I have met with the top beauty editors in New York & because of those meetings, Cocktail has been in numerous beauty magazines & blogs & I have sent video tapes to a major shopping network! Trust me, one day this face will be on TV!
My journey would not be possible without my loving family, amazing boutique owners, wonderful customers and all of the fun & fabulous connections I have made along the way. Thank you for your loyalty & believing in me & Cocktail! I am truly blessed!
Dreams really do come true!
On a personal note:
I have been happily married for almost 30 years, I have 3 beautiful children, a very sexy dog, Tank & a sexy kitten, Lola. Also, we are watching our son's cat, Gob (pronounced Jobe), who is very fluffy & mushy. I am a warrior chick! I can proudly say that I am a 4 month breast cancer survivor! Talk about a mind f*uck! I am a HUGE Springsteen fan. I love to laugh & make others laugh. I think it's vey important to give back & hopefully I have instilled that in my kids. I love LOVE! I love to go to Barnes & Noble and sit on the floor & read business & decorating books. I love my Starbucks grande skinny vanilla latte with 2 equals. I love flowers, walking barefoot, reece's peanut butter cups & butter cream frosting! My wish is to live in California, with the sunshine, ocean, mountains & love I feel when I'm there. And finally, here are the 6 words that I believe everyone should live by: Be Kind, Work Hard & Give Back!