First by Van Cleef and Arples Eau de Toilette for Women 3.3 oz.
First by Van Cleef and Arples Eau de Toilette for Women
Brand Name: Van Cleef and Arples
Item Type: EDT
Made in: France
Size: 3.3 oz.
Year Introduced: 1976
Fragrance Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Blackcurrant, Aldehydes, Jasmine, Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Hyacinth, Vetiver, Vanilla, Amber, Cive
Acclaimed jewelers Van Cleef & Arpels were thinking of issuing a fragrance for discerning women with high-class taste who were enamored with their magnificent gem designs. At the time, no jewel brand had ever tried this, so this was a first. It was also a first in perfumery terms, as Jean Claude Ellena, the master perfumer who composed this truly timeless, romantic scent, chose to use the tangy touch of blackcurrant buds in order to add a lightly catty whiff to the blend. The note compliments the intensely floral heart and supports the fine base vibrating with a creamy, animalic piquancy. The name choice was therefore easy: First! And after all those years, no other perfume from a jeweler has taken that placement in our hearts...
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Van Cleef & Arpels is a French jewellery, watch, and perfume company that was founded in 1896 by Salomon Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef. They opened their first boutique in 1906 at 22 place Vend�me, Paris. Van Cleef & Arpels are renowned for their expertise in precious stones and have won particular acclaim for a groundbreaking gem-setting procedure known as the Mystery Setting.
In 2009, the company released a line of luxury perfumes called Collection Extraordinaire, comprising six fragrances.
In 2010, launch of a new high jewellery collection during the Biennale des Antiquaires called Les Voyages Extraodinaires de Jules Verne. Van Cleef & Arpels is owned, through Richmont, by the South African Rupert Family.
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