Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Helietta Caracciolo by Caracciolo c1981

Helietta Caracciolo by Caracciolo: launched in 1981.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a fresh floral fragrance for women. It begins with a fresh, green, fruity top, followed by a radiant light floral heart, resting on a subdued, powdery floral base.
  • Top notes: bergamot, lemon, galbanum, aldehydes, fruity accord
  • Middle notes: jasmine, lily of the valley, rose, cyclamen, lily
  • Base notes: sandalwood, civet, musk, oakmoss

Country Life, 1980:
"With parties and presents in season, perfume is in the news, with new names appearing on cosmetic counters. The most exciting new scent I have tried is called Helietta, the creation of Italian Princess Helietta Caracciolo, who is already internationally known as a designer of jewellery. This small, romantically-inclined woman, who stands just 5ft 2in, has put together a heady, subtle perfume with a rich, floral bouquet that lingers on long after you have forgotten you have applied it. Blonde and very pretty, the Princess, who was born in Pisa, told me when we met how she still ...Princess Helietta has designed, in the shape of spinning tops, the fine bottle that contain her perfume, some swirled and sculptured with gold and mother of pearl and inspired by pieces of antique Murano glass owned by by the Caracciolo family. Helietta, a new perfume by Princess Helietta Caracciolo. Available at Harrods, and at Atkinson, 26 Conduit Street, Wl."


A cute presentation is the perfume pendant,  made up of a clear glass flacon imprisoned inside of a gilded cage, from which a goldtone necklace is suspended. The tiny flacon holds 9ml of parfum de toilette concentre.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

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