Many women have a signature perfume, one that they prefer above all others. My mother loved Chanel No. 5, while my sister-in-law adores Arpège. Up until now I have never really given the subject much thought, but having recently discovered that Elizabeth Taylor had created quite an extensive selection, and I am starting to believe I may have been missing something all these years!
Everyone is familiar with her White Diamonds perfume. Introduced in 1991, it is a light floral fragrance which includes hints of lily, neroli, rose, jasmine, amber, oakmoss, and sandalwood. It is still the best-selling celebrity fragrance of all time. Sparkling White Diamonds, a fresh floral fragrance, came out in 1999. Brilliant White Diamonds from 2001 is a light citrusy floral. Her very first fragrance, launched in 1987, is called Passion. An oriental fragrance with floral and musky scents, it is not for everyone, but many like its bold statement. Black Pearls, introduced in 1996, is a spicier floral scent, while Forever Elizabeth (2002) has a fruitier floral fragrance. From 2003, Gardenia is a strong sweet floral based, as the name implies, upon the gardenia scent. A trio of diamond and gem scents were also introduced in 2003 -- Diamonds and Emeralds (bold floral), Diamonds and Rubies (oriental floral), and Diamonds and Sapphires (fruity floral). Elizabeth Taylor's most recent fragrance, introduced in 2010, is called Violet Eyes. It is a more modern floral based on a much simpler blend of peach, jasmine, rose, peony, amber, and cedar scents. Passion for Men from 1989 rounds out the Elizabeth Taylor collection of perfumes.
With such a wide selection to choose from, I will be hard pressed to decide upon a favorite. Fragrances tend to be highly personal, however, and I have a feeling that one of them will stand out from the rest for me. Thanks to Elizabeth Taylor, I may become one of those women with a signature fragrance yet!