Glamor is synonymous with Hollywood movie stars, but they are newcomers to the world of perfume, which dates back a long time. The perfume is thousands of years old.
The use of herbs and flowers to perfume the air was how the love for fragrances began. It was common for people to wear a flower garland, hang fragrant plants indoors, and add aromatic plants to sweet-smelling reeds scattered on the floor.
One of the oldest uses for perfumes comes from the burning of incense and aromatic herbs used in religious services, often scented gums, frankincense, and myrrh, collected from trees. And the word “perfume” comes from the Latin per fume, which means “through the smoke.”
The Egyptians were the first to incorporate perfume into their culture, followed by the ancient Chinese, Hindus, Arabs, Greeks, and Romans. The Egyptians invented glass and perfume bottles were one of the first common uses for glass. The oldest use of perfume bottles is Egyptian, dating back to 1000 BC. C. That’s right, people have been rubbing their earlobes for over 3,000 years.
Since the 9th century, the large volume of trade between Byzantium and Venice brought perfumes to Europe. There was much trade within Arabia, bringing perfumes from Baghdad to Muslim Spain.
Arab perfume was a highly developed art. With ancient formulas of the Persians, they used ingredients from China, India and Africa, producing perfumes on a large scale. They had been using distillation since before the 9th century.
“Al-Hawi”, a book by Rhazes, who lived in the 9th or early 10th century, contained a chapter on cosmetics. It was translated into Latin in France in the late 12th century.
That was roughly the time, 1000 years ago, when musk and floral perfumes were brought to northwestern Europe from Arabia, through trade with the Islamic world and with the returning Crusaders. The perfume trade was also related to the spice and dye trade.
So there’s so much more than “Ooo la la” to that next whiff of French fragrance! The exotic factor dates back thousands of years and Hollywood is buying it.
For 240 years, the Anglo-French House of CREED has been the choice of celebrities, royalty, and connoisseurs of the delicacy around the world. He still employs techniques largely abandoned in the perfume industry and manufactures his own infusions from the finest botanicals and the most precious essences the world has to offer.
CREED’s new creation, Love in White, debuted in 2005. It was the first to be released in the United States, and among the first to receive a bottle was actress ANGELINA JOLIE because she and the new fragrance share a bond with the Nations. United. . Sales of CREED’s Love In White support in part the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It is also the first time that a CREED fragrance has supported a charity, and actress Angelina Jolie is a UN goodwill ambassador working on refugee issues.
CREED Jasmal was supposedly created just for NATALIE WOOD, and was the favorite scent of the charming classic Hollywood star. Natalie’s warmth and mystery seem to match the fragrance notes of Italian and Moroccan jasmine.
CREED Fleurissimo is a floral fairy tale of tuberose, roses, violets and irises. A thoughtful groom once gifted his bride the beautiful bouquet in an elegant glass bottle. The bride was GRACE KELLY, and the late Prince Rainier of Monaco commissioned Creed to develop a fragrance especially for his princess.
The fragrance was also a favorite of JACEQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS art and culture lovers.
In 1954, Hollywood partnered with CHANEL by accident. The screen goddess, MARILYN MONROE, was asked what she wore to bed at night and she gasped, “Just a few drops of the number 5.” As an icon of seduction, he popularized the fragrance,
inspiring then-Chanel advertising director to start casting the world’s most impressive actors to keep Chanel No. 5 alive in people’s imaginations. ALI MACGRAW and CATHERIN DENEUVE and most recently NICOLE KIDMAN are among the chosen beauties.
Today, MADONNA, JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT and GOLDIE HAWN are among the icons of the pop world who also relish the roots of tradition, all sharing a love for CREED’s Tuberose Indiana fragrance.
In January 1957, GIVENCHY created the L’Interdit fragrance especially for the charming screen star AUDREY HEPBURN, and allowed Hepburn to wear it exclusively for a year before being released to the public next December. After all, it was Hepburn who, at the height of her fame, convinced the producers of the film Sabrina to let her use the creations of the promising young designer Hubert de Givenchy.
The tradition of Hollywood beauties associated with perfumes continues but, unlike Hepburn, today’s actors are generally not the inspiration for the fragrances they endorse, rather they are chosen for the way they embody the spirit of the fragrances.
Today, Lord of the Rings fairy princess LIV TYLER is the face of Givenchy’s new fragrance, Very Irresistible.
One of the latest to be the face of Calvin Klein’s fresh new Eternity Moment fragrance is new star SCARLETT JOHANSSON.
But do those faces really wear the fragrances they endorse? Ignited by the spontaneous innocence of Marilyn Monroe, successful marketing campaigns have launched a million bottles.
One would say, yes, the scents have been used as advertised at least once. But there are fragrances for every season, for day and night, and today’s celebrities are launching their own.
So what do they wear behind the billboards? Here are some boudoir moments of who’s wearing what.
As movie stars walk the red carpet looking gorgeous, they smell gorgeous too, and that makes Zents common!
In preparation for the night of the Oscars. CHARLIZE THERON, ANGELINA JOLIE, JADA PINKETTT-SMITH, SHARON STONE and KATIE HOLMES cast one of the newest on the scene, ZENTS. The fragrances are created entirely by hand in the same tradition as in Paris at the beginning of the century.
UMA THURMAN was the first person to receive the “Fresh” Zents scent after its creation.
LAURA DERN loves Fresh. The delicate simplicity of the heliotrope, linden blossom, cucumber, and green apple are innocent and pure, in contrast to Dern’s other pick from the line, Fig, which is a warm and spicy blend of Himalayan cedar wood, vetiver, balm, cinnamon, pepper berry – warm, invigorating and sensual.
Some other fans of the line include JULIA ROBERTS, who loves Ore, a deep, spicy and seductive blend of iris, bay leaf, coriander, jasmine, and patchouli. The style is described as sexy, fiery, and euphoric.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA uses Zents Concreta solid balm on her hair, which is the line of fragrances in pomade form.
Every year perfume designers launch new creations and compete for the attention of the public and the stars that intrigue the world. Some are past favorites, and some classics still reign supreme.
The tuberose charm of Robert Piguet’s Fracas Parfum was appreciated in the 1940s by the legendary diva MARLENE DIETRICH, and is appreciated today by MADONNA and KIM BASINGER.
CHARLIZE THERON and KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS are said to love the blend of magnolia, rose, cinnamon and peach that rises from the base notes of vanilla and sandalwood of DOLCE VITA, created by Christian Dior 1996.
And who can dispute some of these options that reflect the qualities of those who wear them?
EXOTIC and SWEET
GWEN STEFANI, OPRAH and CAMERON DIAZ are among the celebrity clients who bet on exotic flowers, including gardenia, at Monyette Paris. The scent is created using only the purest perfume oils without alcohol or cologne base, making it long-lasting and adaptable to the wearer. The easy-going CAMERON is also said to like HAPPY from Clinique.
FRESH, FRUIT and QUIET! “Pass me the perfume, sweetie!”
SARAH JESSICA PARKER and MATTHEW BRODERICK are a celebrity couple who have used BRANDY Parfums. The unisex appeal of this fragrance is fresh and elegant with top notes of apple and peach, and herbaceous heart notes that help reduce stress. Other famous users of this fragrance for each season are NATALIE PORTMAN, JUDI DENCH, GOLDIE HAWN and TOBY MCGUIRE.
CHOCOLATE SPICE WITH HONEY!
Today’s Hollywood divas KATE HUDSON and RENEE ZELLWEGER adore ANGEL perfume, designed by THIERRY MUGLER in 1993. Pop star BRANDY and poetic princess VANNA BONTA are also known for taking this winged journey of scent-exploring perfume. of honey, chocolate and caramel and is mixed with notes of vanilla, patchouli and sandalwood. It seems that these fragrances give perfect wings to these beauties of the page and the screen.
Much-talked about Hollywood writer VANNA BONTA is faithful to ANNICK GOUTAL’s Poetic Fragrances of France, who came to perfume making after an award-winning career as a pianist. One of Bonta’s favorites is the airy Eau du Ciel, a subtle rendition of innocence in rosewood, violet, Florentine iris and lime blossom. Goutal’s description is “delicate as the trembling of an angel’s wing.”
BONTA pampers her favorite earthly signature flower, pure white gardenia, with Gardenia Passion by Goutal, a fragrance famous for its natural and faithful reconstitution of this wild flower.
NICOLE KIDMAN is also a fan of ANNICK GOUTAL’s Eau du Sud, an invigorating unisex blend of orange, mint and basil blend.
PERFUMES ADAPT TO THE WEATHER
After all, fragrances are created to meet the demand for moods, rain, sun, day, night, cold, heat, and on any occasion.
The seductive blends of amber and incense are perfect for winter, the warm cold months. VANNA BONTA is a customer of the famous Santa Maria Novella apothecary, run by monks, in Florence, Italy, and of the Profumi di Firenze. Both lines use fragrance recipes that are hundreds of years old, some originals unchanged since the Renaissance Medici family commissioned them in the 1300s.
Summer highlights citrus and vanilla-tropic attacks, and COMPTOIR SUD PACIFIQUE is a celebrity favorite for its vanilla variations in pineapple, apricot, lime, and milk. A refreshing pineapple favorite is ARTISAN Annanas Fizz.
MICHELLE PFEIFFER loves Acqua di Gio, and fresh marine notes with seaside floral scent reflect the fresh and refreshing charisma of this beautiful star.
Fans of singer diva WHITNEY HOUSTON and famous Friend LISA KUDROW are fans of BULGARI pour Femme.
MIRA SORVINO and THORA BIRCH love Coco by Chanel, and CALISTA FLOCKHART looks beautiful in So de la Renta.
THE DIRT OF THE STARS
Pilar & Lucy’s new fragrance, Tiptoing Through Chambers of the Moon, was a hit with some stars this year, as was The Exact Friction of Stars, unsurprisingly a VANNA BONTA pick, if only in name. . Reportedly a huge fan of vanilla, Bonta was a customer of the cosmic friction of vanilla, coconut, and orange intertwined with the warmth of clove.
And the dirt on SHARON STONE, always at the forefront of invention, is that he loves DEMETER fragrances, especially Dirt, which is also a supposed KATE MOSS favorite. In fact, Dirt is one of the most popular, fresh, clean scent of potting soil with the citrusy scent of fresh grass. The Demeter library of food, drink and nature scents catalogs scents of comforting and familiar and less alien pleasures, such as Russian Leather, Play-Doh, Laundromat, Grass, Thunderstorm, Ocean, Cotton Candy … Ahhh. We could go on.