Originally formulated in 1772, Number Six is considered America's first fragrance and the third oldest in continuous production. In 1780, America's first president discovered it at our Newport apothecary, becoming a repeat customer and gifting it to several of his friends, including the French aristocrat and American Revolutionary War commander, Marquis de Lafayette. One of the compendiums in the Caswell-Massey archive notes, our forefathers traveled by stagecoach with a flask of Number Six handy.