Oscar de la Renta was a master crafter of luxurious beauty that both takes your breath away and appears quite effortless. Launched in 1977 as the premiere fragrance for the Oscar de la Renta fashion line, Oscar perfume for Women is a timeless, sophisticated fragrance that demands to be worn time and time again. This slightly sharp, delightfully floral blend opens with top notes of basil, coriander, peach, orange blossom, gardenia, and galbanum. A bouquet of jasmine, tuberose, lavender, cyclamen, rose, orchid, and rosemary make up the heart notes of the fragrance, while base notes of carnation, lavender, amber, patchouli, opoponax, sandalwood, and vetiver create a woody, musky foundation that brings a harmonious sense of balance. Oscar perfume for Women inspires exotic confidence with a spring in its step and a promise to not only bring out your natural beauty, but also invoke a feeling of envy in everyone you meet.
Oscar de la Renta, the youngest of seven children and the only boy in his family, was born in 1932 to a Dominican mother and Puerto Rican father. He founded his eponymous fashion design house in 1965 after studying the art of painting, sketching clothes for newspapers and fashion houses, and then spending several years working in the haute couture scene. De la Renta also paved the way for other Dominican designers, becoming the first Dominican to design for a French couture house. After various triumphs, like his international recognition as one of Jacqueline Kennedy’s dressers and his collection of awards for both design and philanthropy, Oscar de la Renta went on to become one of the most recognized fashion designers of the 20th and 21st century. He was a kind, hard-working man who lived every day as if it were his last. Today, the brand has over 50 fragrances in its collection, though Oscar by Oscar de la Renta remains a crowd favorite.