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Former Gawker blogger Josh Stein guests at The Moment today with a piece on a fragrance luncheon for the relaunch of Banana Republic's perfume Classic: “'The brand has come a long way,' Banana Republic’s general manager for personal care Laure De Metz told the crowd. 'We’re no longer so colonial. We’re global.' She was, she told us, wearing Classic. Back in the safari-jacketed days of 1995, she explained, Banana Republic Classic was an eau de toilette. De Metz was very excited to be able to announce that today’s Classic was a more concentrated eau de parfum. The editors clapped politely." [The Moment]