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Sunday, April 1, 2018

La Perla by La Perla c1987

La Perla by La Perla: launched in 1987. The perfume was created by Pierre Wargyne, perfumer from IFF in 1987.

Fragrance Composition:

Originally classified as a floral chypre fragrance for women. It begins with a fresh flowery top, followed by a rosy heart resting on a warm woody base.
  • Top notes: bergamot, lemon, green note, coriander, cardamom
  • Middle notes: lily of the valley, jasmine, rose, ylang ylang, carnation, honey, orris
  • Base notes: vetiver, cistus, amber, benzoin, civet, oakmoss, patchouli, sandalwood and musk


The bottle was designed by Pierre Dinand in 1987. It was manufactured by Luigi Bormioli  with plastic components supplied by AMS.

Fate of the Fragrance:

La Perla Body Silk, a flanker scent was launched in 1988. Discontinued.
  • Top notes:  mandarin, Indian clove, camelia, bergamot, osmanthus and freesia
  • Middle notes: gardenia, white lily, Grasse jasmine, Bulgarian rose, coriander, pepper and cardamom
  • Base notes: amber, oakmoss, Singapore Patchouli, Indian Sandalwood, musk

DCI, 1997:
"LPI, formerly called La Parfumerie Inc., has secured the exclusive distribution rights in the U.S. for the fragrances from the upscale lingerie company La Perla, as well as the Fendi fashion house. In a recent interview, DCI asked LPI's president, Francesco Borghese, about his plans for the Italian fragrance lines in the U.S. DCI: What lure, or cachet, does an Italian fragrance house present to consumers? BORGHESE: The popularity of Italian fragrance houses is on the rise. Look at fashion and accessories. Today, 85% of fashion and accessories imports in the US are Italian, as compared to the 15% from France.  The only exception has been fragrances, because they have come from France for so long. However, there is more creativity in Italy than ever before in this market, and we will be seeing more and more Italian fragrances in the future. "

La Perla was reformulated at a later time into a dry floral chypre fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: carnation, freesia, osmanthus and tangerine
  • Middle notes: jasmine, rose, coriander, pepper and cardamom
  • Base notes: oakmoss, patchouli, sandalwood and musk

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