Behind The Scent Of The World’s Most Iconic Luxury Fragrances

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By Guest Styler | 23rd August 2022

Unravel the secret meanings and hidden stories behind some of the world’s most iconic luxury fragrances.

Fracas by Robert Piguet 

Year created: 1948

Created in: Paris

Fragrance notes: Peach, tuberose, musk.

Worn by: Madonna, Courtney Love and Carolina Herrera, to name a few!

Fun fact: Fracas is a 1948 perfume created by perfumer Germaine Cellier for French fashion designer Robert Piguet. A landmark fragrance, it has spawned many imitators and as of 2021 has been in production for more than 70 years.

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Fleurissimo by Creed 

Year created: 1956

Created in: Paris   

Fragrance notes: Bergamot, tuberose, violet and Bulgarian rose. 

Worn by: Her Royal Highness the Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly. 

Fun fact: This delicate scent was created by Olivier Creed specifically for Hollywood-starlet turned Princess for her royal wedding day. It’s romantic, floral scent is reminiscent of a wedding bouquet.

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Black Jade by Lubin

Year created: 2011, original date unknown. 

Created in: Paris 

Fragrance notes: Rose, patchouli, vanilla. 

Worn by: the original formula was donned by the Queen of cakes (and France), Marie Antionette herself!

Fun fact: Entrusted to her faithful courtier, the Duchesse de Tourzel received the precious last vial of Queen Marie Antionette’s perfume. After surviving the revolution, the duchess published her memoirs and spoke of the shiny black vial as a talisman. Over the generations, it became known as “jade noir,” or black jade.

Buy from Myer here


No. 89 by Floris 

Year created: 1951

Created in: London  

Fragrance notes: Bergamot, iris, cedarwood.

Worn by: Ian Fleming, author of James Bond.

Fun fact: No. 89 was created in the sub-basement at 89 Jermyn Street, the home of Floris fragrance. It was traditionally and affectionally known as ‘The Mine’ and is where all our fragrances were created up until the late 1970s. Devoted wearers of No. 89 include Cary Grant, Sir Alec Guinness, and Ian Fleming.

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1872 by Clive Christian

Year created: 1999

Created in: London  

Fragrance notes: Spicy citrus and woods. 

Worn by: The British Aristocracy. 

Fun fact: The 1872 fragrance pays tribute to the year the original company was founded, when Queen Victoria recognised its contribution to British excellence by granting the use of her crown, still seen atop every bottle to this day. 

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