Icons with style and their favourite signature scents…
Floris Rose Geranium – Marilyn Monroe
Monroe was fan of Chanel No 05, but also she had a secret penchant for Floris Rose Geranium. She delivered the perfume during the filming ” Someone Like it Hot”. The Featuring notes of rose, geranium, citronella and sandalwood, the British eau de toilette has been discontinued and its scent is now only available as a bath essence.
2. Joy by Jean Palou – Jackie Kennedy
One of the Jackie’s favourite perfumes was the classic “Joy ” by Jean Patou, known for years as the most expensive perfume in the world. It cansists of heavily floral scent, more than 10,000 jasmine flowers and 28 dozen roses are required—a risky business decision, especially since the scent was created in 1929 at the start of the Great Depression. The aura of uber-luxury and prestige worked, because Joy become one of the most succesful fragrances of all time.
3. Creed Fleurissimo – Grace Kelly
When Grace Kelly become Princess Gace of Monako walking down the aisle of Cathédrale Notre-Dame-Immaculée in front of guests including Cary Grant and Ava Gardner,she was wearing Creed Fleurissimo.The fragrance, from the esteemed family-owned fragrance house, was commissioned specially by Prince Rainier for his bride to compliment her wedding bouquet and contains notes of bergamot, tuberose, Florentine iris, and Bulgarian rose.
4. Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles – Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor was a pioneer when she launched her revolutionary perfume empire, spanning blockbuster scents like White Diamonds, Forever, and Passion. (To this day, White Diamonds remains the bestselling celebrity fragrance of all time.) Liz wore Jean Desprez Bal à Versailles, an oriental scent with notes of rosemary, orange blossom, sandalwood, and vanilla created in 1962.
5. Jungle Gardenia – Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood wore Jungle Gardenia—first given to her by Old Hollywood star Barbara Stanwyck while filming The Bride Wore Boots in 1946. Known as “the most exotic fragrance in the world,” the original juice contained notes of bitter orange, tuberose and heliotrope, and was famously reimagined—as an unsuccessful flop—by Coty in the 90s. Today her daughter in honor of her mother designed a perfume simply called ” Natalie”.
6. Tabu by Dana – Dorothy Dandridge
Dorothy Dandridge the first black woman / actress nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress wore Tabu by Dana, a sexy fragrance that was supposedly created by perfumer Jean Carles with the risqué instructions to make a scent that a prostitute would wear. (Its tagline was “Tabu—the forbidden fragrance.”) Notes include bergamot, clover, oriental rose, amber, moss, musk, patchouli, sandalwood, and vetiver.
7. Givenchy L’Interdit – Audrey Hepburn
This perfume was created especially fo Audrey Hepburn. L’Interdit means something “forbbiden”and was created in 1957 in France. , L’Interdit’s notes include bergamot, rose, jasmine, iris, violet, narcissus, and sandalwood. In later years, Audrey wore Creed Spring Flower, another scent created just for her.
8. Diptyque L’Ombre Dans L’Eau – Lauren Bacall
The sultry half of one of Hollywood’s greatest love stories was a fan of French luxury perfume house Diptyque Paris, wearing its blackcurrant and Bulgarian rose-scented L’Ombre Dans L’Eau and Opone (a woody Chypre featuring saffron, cumin, leather, and smoke).