Sunday, October 14, 2018

Perfume Glossary: Jessica McClintock - L'Air du Temps

Jean Patou
Jessica McClintock. The first Jessica McClintock women’s perfume was launched in 1988. The name sake women’s fragrance, designed by Roure Bertrand Dupont, was a light twist of lemon citrus, basil, rose and jasmine. Notably, the fragrance was not licensed to a fragrance or cosmetics company, but instead produced by the company itself.

Jil Sander No. 4. The Jil Sender No 4 perfume was created in 1990. Composition opens in roses along with floral notes of geranium, fresh fruity peach, plum and bergamot notes interlaced with air anise. Heart is floral due to the notes of rose, violet, jasmine, tuberose, heliotrope and ylang-ylang; aromatic due to tarragon, myrrh and nutmeg. The rich base is also made out of various components: amber, sandalwood, oakmoss, patchouli, vanilla, musk, coriander, civet, cedar and tonka bean.

Jimmy Choo. In the early 1990s, a shoemaker named Jimmy Choo, who operated out of the East End of London, caught the eye of several celebrities, including Princess Diana. After several years of mounting notoriety, he launched his first perfume for women. In 2001, Jimmy Choo released its first, self-titled women's scent. Boasting sweet toffee caramel and Indonesian patchouli notes, this fragrance placed the fashion house into the global fragrance realm.

Joop. Joop! was launched in 1987. Joop is a long lasting fragrance so you will get the best bang for your buck, according to lifelong users. he nose behind this fragrance is Michel Almairac. Top notes are aldehydes, coriander, fruity notes, bergamot and lemon; middle notes are orange blossom, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and rose; base notes are sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, patchouli, musk, civet, oakmoss, vanilla and cedar.

Joy. Joy by Jean Patou is packed with floral notes. Released in 1929, Jean Patou set out to make the most elegant floral fragrance possible, by doubling ingredients and going bold with florals. Joy was created as a reaction to the 1929 Wall Street crash, which had diminished the fortunes of Jean Patou's wealthy American clientele. Despite its elevated price and the depressed economic environment, Joy became a success and has remained Jean Patou's most famous fragrance. Joy is composed primarily of a combination of jasmine and rose; 10,000 jasmine flowers and 28 dozen roses are required to create 30ml of the parfum, contributing to its high retail price, but when you buy it from us, it’s the same price as all the rest!

Juicy Couture. The Juicy Couture line of fashion developed its first women’s perfume in 2006. Juicy Couture is a lovely floral fruity fragrance designed by Harry Fremont. The top notes reveal the pleasant freshness of watermelon, mandarin, pink passion fruit, green leaves, water hyacinth and marigold flowers. The heart brings with it charming notes of tuberose, lily, and wild rose, while the base unites notes of caramels, powdery vanilla, creme brulee, patchouli and woods. The fragrance is truly multifaceted—light yet not naive, fresh but not in the just-got-out-of the-shower way and sexy without being too suggestive.

Knowing. Knowing by Estee Lauder is a sophisticated and elegant fragrance. When on a holiday trip in the south of France, Evelyn Lauder, was intrigued with a floral scent that wafted through the garden below her balcony. She searched for the source and found that it was the pittosporum flower, which she immediately knew could be the floral center of a wonderful fragrance. Knowing became that fragrance, with top notes of Rose, Tuberose, Mimosa, Plum and Pittosporum. Middle Notes include Jasmine, Patchouli, Orange Flower and Base Notes:
Oakmoss, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Amber.

L'Air du Temps. L'Air du Temps was created in 1948 by Nina Ricci. The timeless fragrance Ricci house became and remains until today one of the greatest fragrance creations. L'Air du Temps was created due to the great passion of the Nina Ricci's son Robert for fragrances and the art of the master perfumer Francis Fabron. The fragrance was launched after the World War II, in 1948, and the dove on the top is a symbol of peace. The floral-spicy note of the carnation is in centre of its composition. Bergamot and rosewood support the development of the carnation theme, refined with the notes of rose and jasmine. Violet and iris give a powdery nuance, and create a harmony with the woodsy notes of cedar and sandal, while sensual musk and amber add the final feminine accord to the composition.

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