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Monday, August 6, 2018

White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor c1991

White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor: launched in 1991. Created by Carlos Benaim. (created by Sophia Grosjman of IFF).

Elizabeth Taylor fashioned a fragrance inspired by her well-known love of fine gems: White Diamonds.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as aldehydic floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, Italian neroli, orange and Amazonian lily
  • Middle notes: violet, Turkish rose and jasmine, ylang-ylang, Egyptian tuberose and narcissus
  • Base notes: Italian orris, oakmoss, patchouli, musk, sandalwood and amber


The bottle was created by New York designer Susan Wacker of Parfums International and George Utley, who crafted the final prototype.

Reflecting Taylor's glittery presence, the round glass perfume bottle sports a golden bow adorned with simulated diamonds.

Fate of the Fragrance:

White Diamonds has had consistent sales for over 20 years and is generally thought of as a classic women's scent. White Diamonds was named Best Women’s Fragrance and was inducted into the Fragrance Foundation’s Hall of Fame in 2009.

Over the years, several flanker scents were created based on the success of the original White Diamonds perfume: the spicy oriental floral Diamonds & Rubies features peach, lavender and rose (1993), the fruity floral Diamonds & Sapphires features amber, sandalwood, musk and vetiver (1993), the oriental floral Diamonds & Emeralds features gardenia, water lily and jasmine (1993), the soapy floral Sparkling White Diamonds (1999), the floral aldehydic Brilliant White Diamonds (2001), and the fruity floral White Diamonds Lustre (2014).

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