Work and Play

By Jo Phillips

The magazine Playboy first appeared in the USA in December 1953. A lifestyle title directed towards men and was notable for its nude centerfolds and semi-naked images of women. Yet lesser known is the fact it also covered hard news and published creative writing with some of the best names of the day included. Find out a bit of news from the brand here in work and play

The publication has a long history of publishing short stories by internationally renowned novelists such as Arthur C. Clarke, Ian Fleming, Vladimir Nabokov, Saul Bellow, Chuck Palahniuk, P. G. Wodehouse, Roald Dahl Haruki Murakami, and even Margaret Atwood. 

The pages also featured monthly interviews of notable public figures, such as artists, architects, economists, composers, conductors, film directors, journalists, novelists, playwrights, religious figures, politicians, athletes, and race car drivers.

As well as heavy hitters in politics were interviewed with an extensive discussion between a notable individual and an interviewer including legends such as  Martin Luther King Jr.; Malcolm X One of the magazine’s most notable interviews was a discussion with then-presidential candidate Jimmy Carter in November 1976 issue. Other interviews also include  John Lennon and Yoko Ono who appeared in the January 1981 issue.

Over the years the magazine turned from a mere publication in an international brand with many offshoots.

Recently the brand has just launched two perfumes

 Created by award-winning French perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin, the men’s fragrance  Make the Cover for Him opens with notes of crisp green apple, citrusy bergamot and aromatic cardamom entice and invigorates the senses. This evolves into a clean, refined sensation featuring a heart of lavandin water and violet leaves. As the fragrance settles, woody and resinous notes of tonka bean, amber and patchouli add depth to the elegant composition. 

 Make the Cover for Her was designed by perfumers Roxanne Kirkpatrick and Louise Turner and is a bright fragrance with floral, fruity and woody notes. The scent opens with an uplifting blend of zesty bergamot, succulent peach and tropical pineapple notes for an initial, hit of vibrancy. This melts into a luminous floral bouquet of rose, lily of the valley and jasmine for a sensual yet modern feminine experience. Finally, warm and woody tones of cedarwood, ambrofix and sandalwood complete the alluring signature. 

Playboy, one of the most iconic brands in history, and reaches a global audience with a diverse portfolio of consumer products, gaming and hospitality and content offerings. Six and a half decades after it started what began as a smart, sophisticated and playful men’s magazine has evolved into a global, purpose-driven lifestyle brand that drives more than $3 billion in annual retail sales of Playboy consumer products across 180 countries

Find out more at Playboy Fragrances and buy exclusively at Superdrug