Renowned actress Elizabeth Taylor was the first celebrity to build her own fragrance empire after released her first fragrance Passion in 1987. Elizabeth Taylor’s love of fine jewelry inspired most of the 20 perfumes she would launch with Elizabeth Arden. Her legacy lives on long after her passing in 2011.Elizabeth Taylor paid as much attention to the decorative bottles that held her perfumes as the perfumes themselves and each are affordable works of art.
Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds, composed by Carlos Benaim in 1991, is the best selling celebrity scent of all time. Whether by design or as a respite from her dramatic personal life, White Diamonds is a clean, soft white floral a little green and although oakmoss is listed in the notes along with lily, rose, narcissus, jasmine, tuberose; and a base of oakmoss and sandalwood; it smells like a happy fragrance and bit like an expensive soap you save for special occasions. White Diamonds won a Fragrance Foundation Award in 2009.
She was a perfumista and it was rumored she wore Tuvache’s Jungle Gardenia during the filming of the famous film Cleopatra; perhaps it was the basis for Elizabeth Taylor Gardenia which was launched in 2003. Light and fresh florals meld with green notes and an intoxicating gardenia that smells as if it was plucked from the stem. The bottle is magnificent, just as a gardenia’s growing shape, the gold nozzle like the flower’s center. Elizabeth Taylor was quoted as saying that it was of her most personal fragrances, and gave her a sense of bliss and perfectly captured the essence of a bright and sunny morning in her garden. This is a great perfume for day and casual wear but is sensual and long lasting; perfect for a summer evening out.
Elizabeth Taylor Diamond and Sapphires sparkles with sweet sophistication. This aquatic fragrance opens with a cool melon that is dewy and fresh. Peach is the power flower in this fragrance. Spice, powder and vanilla sugar then set like a jewel into a huge bouquet of gardenias, lily of the valley, pale roses and jasmine. Light and bright with green spring nuances, this is a lovely fragrance for any occasion.