White Diamonds Perfume…Stand Apart From The Crowd.

Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds.

Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds.

A multitude of flowers, tempered by creamy Egyptian Tuberose immediately brings to mind a bath of scented oils. White Diamonds reminds me of the strong power fragrances of the ’80’s-ladies who wore suits with shoulder pads, short skirts, high heels and big hair and weren’t afraid to say no, because they knew who they were, what they wanted and where they were going. Oh, how I remember those days!


I recently met a woman in the fragrance department of a store who told she only wore this perfume and was constantly on the look-out for others to no avail. We had a lively discussion over the old-time perfumes and I suggested some new ones for her to try. We parted happily after our discussion, two mature women, of  eras passed, where perfumes were once delicate and feminine, then turned to a heavier insidious oilier vibe-the musks, the patchoulis, the vetivers, then on to the powerhouses of the ’80s’.

We’ve enjoyed our true gourmands, our real vanillas, our basics. But now we see the insipid fruity blends. The mixes that are the flash-in-the-pans, the slap their names on and call a designer perfume. And we wonder what will become of this younger generation when they mature? What will be their baseline to cull information from?


Not so with Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds. The aldehydes, of course, immediately hit you, but so does the bergamot, taming the bright florals of lily, carnation, jasmine, and ylang-ylang. But you expect this. The citrus of neroli, violety resemblance of orris root, light spices of cinnamon, hints of Turkish Rose, the hypnotic headiness of narcissus are all blended so well it’s no wonder this fragrance is becoming a classic. Amber powders the mix well, while the oakmoss and patchouli give it its mysterious undercurrent. A light musk and a bare inkling of sandalwood all combine to make White Diamonds a perfume definitive unlike any you’ll smell and one you’ll always remember. This is a love/hate relationship perfume. It is for the experienced wearer, for the lover of perfumes that understands and appreciates the correlation of notes as they are applied.

 
Slapping her sobriquet on a bottle wouldn’t have made Liz happy. She needed to make the perfumes work. She was successful in her goals. As with all of her fragrances, sillage is strong, as is the longevity. There is so much going on from start to finish, it is a joy to experience. This is a daytime or nighttime fragrance to wear, one to make you feel and experience strength.


I can understand falling in love with this perfume, and why someone would make it their signature perfume. It is complex. It’s warm and surrounding. There are quite a few in the Elizabeth Taylor line to sample, and if you have the opportunity, give as many as you can a test. They are fascinating perfumes.

So who can really wear this perfume? Are you too young to wear it? Is it only for the more mature wearer? It’s for a person who truly appreciates fragrances. It’s a perfume for someone who is ageless and classic, a daring soul who really doesn’t give a damn about what advertisements are telling society to wear today. It’s for the person that wants a lingering scent with gusto that wants to be remembered and wants to stand apart from the crowd. It’s price point is user friendly today as is most of her line and that’s what Elizabeth Taylor wanted. She wanted her perfumes to be used by all, not a select few.

White Diamonds, a floral aldehyde,  is available as an Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum with accompanying lotions and shower gels. They are available in major department stores, Sephora, discount department stores and online.’

Top Notes: Aldehydes, Orange, Lily, Neroli, Bergamot.

Middle Notes: Italian Orris Root, Carnation, Cinnamon, Egyptian Tuberose, Jasmine, Turkish Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Narcissus.

Base Notes: Amber, Patchouli, Musk, Oakmoss, Sandalwood.

Peace.

Sorceress.

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