10 Head-Turning Clive Christian Perfumes That Guarantee Compliments
Luxurious and rare are two of the most commonly used words when describing Clive Christian perfumes. The opulent brand understands how to create fragrances that will linger and delight the senses of the ladies who wear them.
While the Clive Christian brand was officially launched in 1999, it used to go by a different name before its rather recent acquisition – the Crown Perfumery Company, which dates back to 1872 and has a rich heritage serving multiple British royals, including Queen Victoria. To this day, you can find Queen Victoria’s crown decorating every perfume bottle.
As you could expect from a perfume house with regal history, Clive Christian perfumes use the finest ingredients and oils to create timeless, exotic scents that have amazing lasting power and great projection. While all Clive Christian perfumes are slightly on the expensive side, the scents are very potent and concentrated, meaning a bottle will last for a while. It’s a worthwhile investment!
We’ve put together a list of the best Clive Christian perfumes for ladies, which will lead you in the right direction next time you’re looking to add a new bottle to your collection.
The Best Clive Christian Perfumes For Her
1. No. 1 Feminine Edition
Previously recognized as the world’s most expensive perfume by the Guinness World Records, the No.1 Feminine perfume is floriental fragrance made with the rarest, most luxurious ingredients for an utterly incredible scent experience.
The complex fragrance leads with creamy ylang-ylang, sandalwood, iris, and vanilla notes. At the first whiff, you’ll catch top notes of bright pineapple, cardamom, apricot, plum, and white peach that give it a touch of fruity sweetness.
Later on, floral middle notes including ylang-ylang, jasmine, carnation, and rose take center stage, while a woody, amber base adds more opulent layers to the fragrance.
As it is quite a heavy fragrance with sophisticated warm notes, it’s best for evening wear in the fall and wintertime. It’s perfect for the woman who has it all – it’s bold, classy and regal.
2. Original Collection X For Women
The X For Women fragrance from the Original Collection is wildly exotic and was inspired by the passion between Mark Antony and Cleopatra. If you’re a history buff, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about!
The chypre-floral fragrance mixes prominent top notes of ripe peach, pineapple and rhubarb with creamy tuberose, abundant Egyptian jasmine, orris and rose at the heart. The base notes introduce prominent sweet rum, vanilla, cashmeran musk, and patchouli which give the fragrance its passionate, seductive character.
The X For Women perfume is very potent, but can be worn around the clock, year-round, making it a great candidate for a signature scent.
3. Original Collection 1872 Feminine
If you want to smell like money, 1872 Feminine is for you. It’s a bright everyday fragrance that is refined and luxurious yet fresh, clean, and unisex-leaning at the same time. If you’ve been trying to follow the #ThatGirl trend, this perfume is exactly what you need to top off your look to give off the vibe that you have your life together.
It has clean and crisp citrusy top notes of bergamot, lemon, and tangerine, which mix with prominent floral heart notes of lily-of-the-valley, rose de mai, powdery iris, freesia and osmanthus that create a wonderful combination that is somewhat familiar. At the base, you’ll notice oakmoss, Virginia cedar, and musk, which give the fragrance a prominent clean, woody base.
1872 Feminine is best worn during the day, during the spring and summer months, as it leans citrusy with a touch of woodsy and floral notes.
4. Crown Collection Crab Apple Blossom
This delicious scent is from the iconic Crown Collection from Clive Christian. It’s a blend of 151 ingredients, ensuring that it is the perfect formula, which brings an energizing aquatic and citrusy scent once spritzed.
Since the Crown Collection Crab Apple Blossom perfume spray isn’t overly feminine, it’s suitable for both men and women. This fragrance was released in 2020 and centers around notes of mojito, salty sea notes, zesty bergamot, lush apple blossom and rhubarb, making it perfect for summer or tropical holidays abroad.
At the base, you’ll find driftwood and sandalwood, which enhance the unisex character of the perfume. Because it’s not super fruity or floral, it’s great for ladies who want a scent that’s a little more beachy but still sophisticated.
Clive Christian’s Matsukita is part of the Crown Collection and has an irresistible smell that’s hard to forget.
The scent was inspired by a Japanese princess who amazed the British royal court with grace and elegance, captivating those around her. As the fragrance is inspired by Japan, Matsukita has mate tea, bergamot and oakmoss accords, making it suitable for both men and women.
At the opening, bergamot mixes wonderfully with fresh, spicy notes of pink pepper and nutmeg, which immediately give the fragrance a bit of a mysterious nature that isn’t overpowering.
In the middle, the true star of the show, mate tea, is revealed, which instantly transports you to a Japanese tea ceremony. The mate mixes beautifully with Guiac wood, another note that is reminiscent of the Japanese culture, mainly its temples and accompanying smoky incents; as well as jasmine notes, that give the perfume a beautiful white floral core.
If you love perfumes that are based on tea, you’ll love this mysterious, complex scent that is completely unique.
6. Queen Anne Cosmos Flower
The bottle of Queen Anne Cosmos Flower is a work of art, and if you’re a bit edgy, you’ll undoubtedly want to put it on display.
Inspired by the rich, chocolatey aroma of the Cosmos flower, this fruity gourmand fragrance blends mouth-watering caramel, cocoa, plum, and mandarin with deeper, seductive layers of rum, benzoin, amber, and leather. To enhance the decadence, you’ll also find a bouquet of flowers in the middle, like intense ylang-ylang, sensual jasmine, osmanthus and violet.
As it is a rich, chocolatey perfume, it’s best for the colder months of fall and winter but can be worn in both the daytime and evenings.
7. Jump Up and Kiss Me Ecstatic Feminine
If you’re playful and flirty and are eager to find a scent that reflects your adventurous side, look no further than this Clive Christian creation. It was inspired by William Shakespeare’s book “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and instantly brings a rush of confidence once applied.
Its main accords include powerful tuberose, symbolizing dangerous love, orange bigarade and creamy sandalwood; however, the complex fragrance has over 219 ingredients altogether.
The opening of Jump Up And Kiss Me is quite tart with its prominent orange bigarade, ginger, mandarin and ylang-ylang, which then give way to the heart of the perfume; tuberose, orange flower, jasmine, and more. The perfume is rich, dense, and mainly centered around white florals, layered on a soft sandalwood base.
8. Art Deco Blonde Amber
Like Queen Anne Cosmos Flower, Art Deco Blonde Amber’s bottle is also a gothic dream, with a black crown top. This fragrance was inspired by the Art Deco era and is perfect for ladies who don’t hesitate to make a bold statement.
It’s smoky, warm, and spicy – ideal for wear in the holiday season, especially at night. Like many of Clive Christian’s luxurious perfumes, this one is unisex, which means you can share it with everyone when you’re all getting ready to go to a party or special event.
Mellow tonka bean, dried fruits, white tobacco, cardamom and tuberose are its main notes.
9. Rococo Magnolia
Inspired by the Magnolia flower that was discovered and loved throughout the Rococo movement of the 1700s, Rococo Magnolia is sweet and delicate, with main accords of magnolia, cassis, and oakmoss.
The femininity of the magnolia is further enhanced by tea rose and tuberose, which echo the light-hearted nature of the Rococo period. This can be worn during the day and at night – whenever you want to smell drop-dead gorgeous.
10. Water Lily
There’s something so incredibly feminine about the smell of fresh lilies, and this perfume perfectly captures that smell. Like Art Deco Blonde Amber, this fragrance was inspired by an art movement: Art Nouveau, with its romantic and flowing styles.
This perfume is vibrant, fresh, floral, and delicate, making it a fantastic match for ladies who have a wardrobe filled with beautiful dresses, pastels, and even lace. It has a very natural green, uplifting scent, and you’ll notice notes of tuberose, sparkling aldehydes, water lilies, and cashmere musk as you spray on the perfume.
Water Lily is mostly a daytime perfume, but it can be worn year-round, particularly in the fall and spring.
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