Perfume can tell more than wardrobe, makeup and hair. They reflect personal taste, create a mood and are associated with the person who chose them. We tell you what scent Audrey Hepburn wore, what Princess Diana preferred and what perfume Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Middleton and other celebrities choose today.
The woman ranked third on the list of the 100 Greatest Britons in history preferred Quelques Fleurs Jardin Secret Extrait by the Parisian perfume house Houbigant. Created in 1913, this perfume was a breakthrough in perfumery: the fragrance combined several aromatic elements in a bouquet, in contrast to standard monochromatic compositions. By the way, in 2017, an updated version of toilet water was released. It still contains notes of musk, ambrette and sandalwood in the base, and opens with a trail of orange blossom, jasmine, iris, ylang-ylang and bergamot.
In an exclusive interview with Harper's Bazaar, Nicole stated that she prefers to create her own perfume by mixing essential oils. But sometimes she still prefers ready-made fragrances from well-known brands. Angel by Thierry Mugler from Clarins became the favorite of the owner of the named star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The bottle is made in the shape of a star, and the fragrance itself was awarded the FiFi Awards and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of The Fragrance Foundation, the founder of the award. It belongs to the group of oriental gourmands and is saturated with notes of sandalwood, amber, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, patchouli, rose, lily of the valley and apricot. The top notes of honey, peach, orchid, cotton candy, coconut, pineapple and jasmine give the Angel a special sweetness.
The acclaimed style icon, actress, model and Oscar winner for Best Actress has been a loyal fan of Givenchy. In 1957, Hubert de Givenchy created the floral-aldehyde L'Interdit for Hepburn. The base of ambergris, musk, benzoin and vetiver is supplemented with spicy notes of orris root, rose, bergamot and spices, while the top notes contain strawberry, lime, mandarin orange and aldehydes. In 2018 Givenchy created a new version of the perfume that became oriental floral, bringing together the sweetness of vanilla, caramel, orange blossom, tuberose and cherry.
The actress and producer is also involved in fashion design. In 2008, she and her sister Mary-Kate published a fashion book Influence, which included interviews with Diana von Fürstenberg and Karl Lagerfeld. Ashley loves modern style and prefers unisex fragrances. Her choice is the chypre Dior Bois d'Argent with middle notes of myrrh and base notes of resin, musk, vanilla and amber. In the trail of perfume, you can hear iris, juniper berries and cypress. The celebrity alternates this perfume with the fruity scent of L'Artisan Mûre et Musc, which captures bright accents of basil, blackberry, red berries, amalfi lemon and mandarin.
The Duchess of Cambridge, future wife of the Duke of William, walked down the aisle in 2011, applying Illuminum's White Gardenia Petals fragrance to complete the look. Eau de toilette is based on noble tree species and amber; the middle notes contain lily of the valley, ylang-ylang and delicate jasmine, which gave the name to the fragrance, while the top notes reveal the scents of black currant leaves, bergamot and lily flowers. The Illuminum masterpiece has been described as a resounding, crystal-clear scent associated with a snow-white bouquet in the hands of a bride. White Gardenia Petals is a niche product and is only sold in perfumery boutiques.
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The actress and fashion model is the face of the advertising campaign for Gucci Eau Première. This composition of accords of orange blossom, bergamot and vintage champagne is positioned by Gucci as "the scent of the red carpet." Blake also uses Victoria's Secret Shimmering Fragrance Mist Perfumed Body Mist. In it, the actress is attracted by the floral notes and scents of coconut, raspberry and red currant.
The Oscar winner for his role in the film La La Land prefers the light floral scent of Chanel Gardénia. It features a trail of green and orange blossom notes. In the middle of the pyramid are pear, jasmine, tuberose and gardenia, and at the bottom are vetiver, patchouli, coconut, vanilla, musk and sandalwood. Emma says that perfume is always with her, and she especially loves to spray it on her pillow before bed. Perfume critics assess the fragrance as delicate, persistent and revealing with the greenery of a sunny morning.
The sex symbol of the 50s became the standard of femininity and seduction. The carefully selected image needed no less bright and bold scent, and the legendary Chanel No. 5 became it. In one of her interviews, the actress said that she wears only a few drops of this perfume at night. So eau de toilette became associated with Marilyn. It is still one of the world's most popular fragrances of the floral-aldehyde group, with juicy notes of neroli, lemon, bergamot, sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, peach, rose, ylang-ylang and oakmoss. Although the perfume created by Ernest Beau was the perfect complement for the actress, 33-year-old Monroe ordered Rose Geranium from Floris, which are no longer available, for filming "There are only girls in jazz".
In an interview with Marie Claire, the Oscar-winning actress admitted that she could not imagine how you can leave the house without a drop of your favorite perfume. For her, that was Lancôme's Trésor. For the first time this fragrance was given to Penelope by her parents for her birthday at the age of 13, and in 2010 a celebrity became the face of the brand. Six years later, the oriental gourmand fragrance was re-released. Now its base is made up of orchid, sweet patchouli, tonka beans, white musk and vanilla, almond blossom and damask rose are added to the heart, and the pyramid is revealed with the smells of bergamot, lychee, pink pepper and raspberry. Before the release of the fragrance, Penelope starred in a romantic advertising film directed by Johnny Green, where she played a sensual woman in love, an integral part of whose image was Trésor eau de toilette.
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Sarah Jessica Parker
The style icon, who played Carrie Bradshaw in the television series Sex and the City, decided not to dwell on her acting career, which brought the actress four Golden Globes. Sarah has created her own perfume line, which includes 13 fragrances: for women, for men and unisex versions. The scents are different, but for each of them the favorite notes of the actress are taken as the basis: chocolate, pink and black pepper, martini, lavender, violet, sage, apples and citrus. The celebrity loves to experiment with other scents, so he sometimes uses Comme des Garçons Incense Avignon Eau de Toilette, mixing it with body oil and musk. The fragrance itself is suitable for both sexes, its composition includes notes of ambrette, vanilla, rosewood, myrrh, incense, patchouli, spices, oakmoss, cedar and chamomile.
Inscribed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most commercially successful performer, Madonna prefers persistent head-spinning scents. She wears Dior's Hypnotic Poison perfume, which is "meant to bewitch."
Dior promises instant seduction with a base of sandalwood, almond, vanilla and musk. The top notes of the perfume reveal the aromas of plum, coconut and apricot, while the middle notes add the sweetness of lily of the valley, jasmine and tuberose.>