Some people bleed purple and gold. Others just want to smell like it. (Think magnolia, jasmine and cypress, not hot tar, summer sweat and stale beer.) Perfumer Katie Masich is trying to catch that LSU essence in a bottle and will have it on sale by late spring or summer, 2009. Her company, Masik Collegiate Fragrances, concocts the elusive fragrance of college campuses and markets it for $60 for a 3.4-ounce for men’s cologne and womens eau de parfum. So far the 30 year old entrepreneur has created a scent for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Pennsylvania State University. Next year, the company will unveil the perfume of the universities of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Auburn, as well as LSU. Masich is looking for notes that invoke the school colors. “There’s the purple and gold,” she told the Times-Picayune, “so we want aromatics that are royal, regal. There’s lavender and violet. For the gold, you think about amber, honey, bourbon.” Bourbon — she got that one right.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.