Monday, April 10, 2017

Sun Moon Stars by Karl Lagerfeld c1994

Sun Moon Stars by Karl Lagerfeld: launched in 1994. Created by Sophia Grojsman of IFF.

Karl Lagerfeld was inspired to create the perfume by his love of high quality paper. He states that "Sun, Moon and Stars smells of wet paper, I love the smell of good paper, which comes from wood. Not fax paper, of course."

At an opulent dinner to celebrate the debut of the fragrance, hosted by Lagerfeld at his villa, the assembled journalists were given a bottle of the perfume and a navy blue satin wrapped scroll that announced that a star had been officially named for each of them. Lagerfeld sat at the head table in the center of the room surrounded by the likes of Princess Caroline and Prince Albert of Monaco, famous photographer Helmut Newton and his wife Alice Springs, as well as late INXS singer Michael Hutchence and his then girlfriend, sultry model Helena Christensen. The event was heralded by a special display of fireworks.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a fresh fruity floral-oriental fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: mandarin orange, pear, pineapple, peach, bergamot, freesia, water lily and white cloud rose
  • Middle notes: gardenia, carnation, orchid, orris, lily of the valley, heliotrope, orange blossom, narcissus and jasmine 
  • Base notes: vanilla, cedar, sandalwood, amber and musk  

Sun Moon Stars was available in the following products:

  • Parfum
  • Eau de Toilette
  • Perfumed Deodorant Spray
  • Perfumed Body Lotion
  • Perfumed Bath & Shower Gel


Presented in a midnight-blue spherical frosted glass bottle embossed with stars, designed by Karl Lagerfeld in conjunction with Susan Wicker and made by Pochet et du Courval.

The vintage version's glass is frosted and was distributed by a division of Elizabeth Arden, the newer versions are not frosted glass and the boxes and labels display the Coty Prestige name.

The images below are to show you the difference in the glass surface, frosted vs. shiny. Notice the grooves on the original version's cap.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

1 comment:

  1. I so wish they hadnt discontinued this -it is the only perfume which suits me -does anyone know of anything similar?


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