Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Perfume For the Rich & Famous

Being a perfume lover, I am always at the fragrance counter and the duty free shop in Amsterdam is paradise. Perfume is so personal and people have their favorite scent and can tell you exactly why and when they selected it. For example, ever since I was given Chanel No. 5 for a high school graduation present, it has been my favorite. My sister wears No. 5 too. My good friend ML wears Chanel Cristalle (given to her as a child) and for her 40th Birthday we even found a Chanel shaped bottle invitation and put the word Cristalle on it. My daughters are interested in the new, more trendy brands..B received LAMB for christmas and C received Grace. Most of our perfume is purchased though duty free because there is nothing else to do in the Amsterdam airport for 8 hours. I also love to collect antique crystal perfume bottles, mostly clear or cut crystal with silver tops. Now there are so many beautiful new bottles on the market that look beautiful on a vanity table.

I was doing a little research for my bookstore (because I wanted to include a perfume that Audrey, Grace, Jackie and Coco wore or that was created for them), I came across this little blog, PERFUME SHRINE which illustrates the scents of famous celebrities and dignitaries. Of course most of these stylish women wore more than one scent and here are their favorites:

Audrey Hepburn: A Life in Pictures

Audrey wore: L'interdit (original vintage, made for her), Joy, Chamade, Femme Rochas, Spring Flower Creed (made for her) Le De Givenchy, Aqua di Parma original Colonia, Ivoire Balmain.

Pink Preppy Party Girl Pick:

(made for her by Givenchy)

Givenchy L'Interdit

Grace Kelly Wore: Fleurissimo (commissioned for her by Rainer for their wedding day), Joy, Mrs. Lauder said she gifted her with Private Collection before launching it publicaly because she admired it so much on her, Estee

Pink Preppy Party Girl Pick:

Chanel and Her World

Coco Chanel Wore: Chanel No. 19

Pink Preppy Party Girl Pick:

Jackie Wore: Fleurissimo, 1000 Patou, #5 Chanel, Jill Sanders #4, RI, Bal A, Versailles, Jicky

Pink Preppy Party Girl Pick:

Bal a Versailles by Jean Desprez for Women 0.25 oz Parfum Classic


Kate said...

I am a huge perfume aficianado too:) And to add another preppy icon (of a different sort) Martha Stewart reportedly wears Fracas!

For some reason, your new posts are not showing up on my Bloglines!

Tickled Pink & Green said...

You know those perfume strips in the magazines? Well, I sniff a ton of them and they all seem to smell alike to me, but two recently have stood out and I love them. One of them is Pleasures "Exotic" (for some stupid reason there are several kinds of Pleasures which I find stupid and confusing) by Estee Lauder (I know, I know, how boring) but I reaaaalllly love it.
Also another one that "caught my nose" was Fendi "Palazzo"....I love it too! I just may go buy myself both for a Valentines present to myself.

Normally I wear Coco by Chanel. That's been my scent for awhile. I use to wear Cristalle by Chanel.

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

I love the Fendi too. Did you see the bottle...it was beautiful!

Tickled Pink & Green said...

Yep, I love the bottle too!

Tickled Pink & Green said...

Oh wait, I got that wrong - it's Pleasures "Delights" that I love. Just discovered that this morning.