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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

First by Van Cleef & Arpels c1976

First by Van Cleef & Arpels: launched in 1976. Created by Jean-Claude Ellena of Givaudan.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral aldehyde fragrance for women. It begins with a fruity aldehydic top, followed by a elegant precious floral heart, resting on a sensual, feminine base.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, peach, raspberry, hyacinth, bergamot, blackcurrant buds and mandarin
  • Middle notes: carnation, lily of the valley, orchid, tuberose, orris, Italian jasmine, narcissus, aldehydes, Bulgarian rose, Turkish rose, rose de Mai, Comoros Islands ylang-ylang and cloves
  • Base notes: castoreum, patchouli, civet, honey, oakmoss, vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla, musk, tonka bean and amber


Presented in a diamond shaped bottle with a pendant stopper designed by Jacques Llorente.

First is available in the following products:

  • Parfum 
  • Eau de Parfum
  • Eau de Toilette
  • Summer Body Oil
  • Milky Body Mist
  • Solid Perfumed Stick
  • Light Essence Natural Spray (Alcohol Free)
  • Soap
  • Body Lotion
  • Shower Gel
  • Body Cream
  • Bath Salts

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