Explore the heritage of the house of Clive Christian
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Perfume and the practice of perfuming is thousands of years old. The first actual “factory” dedicated to the production of perfumed oils dates back 4000 years on the island of Cyprus. In the 19th century synthetic aroma chemicals, called aldehydes, were first discovered and the fragrance industry became what we know it to be today – a great spectrum of different and diverse scents and not just for royalty and nobility as it had been in the past. Over 1000 new fragrances are launched every year.
Fougere means ‘fern-like’ in French and describes one of the main fragrance families that also include Floral, Oriental, Woody, Chypre, Gourmand, Fruity and Citrus. Fragrance families are ‘parent groups’ of scents that have been categorised based on their scent. Fragrances are classified by their dominant accord, which gives them their principal character, and then further subdivides their more nuanced components.
When applying fragrance you probably don’t think about the fact that you are about to embark on a truly sensorial journey across the world; but captured inside your bottle of perfume there might citrus fruits that transcend the Italian sun, blooming flowers like Egyptian Jasmine, exotic traces from Ylang-Ylang or vibrant notes like Pink Pepper from Peru.
So often perfumes take us on a journey – to far away destinations, to distant memories or on a heart racing adventure. Take your favourite Clive Christian perfume on all of life’s great adventures.
Discover our top spring perfumes that perfectly transcend blossoming gardens with their bright, sparkling and citrus-heavy ingredients, making you feel uplifted and refreshed.
Each of the perfumes in the Noble Baroque collection symbolise the beauty, decadence and profound presence of this culturally rich and romantic era of Russian history.
If you wear Clive Christian Perfume you truly know and understand the art of fine perfumery, you fall in love with it and you form an emotional connection. It is only natural that you would want to gift your loved ones the same captivating experience.
Be prepared to be taken on an adventure with Clive Christian Perfume back in time to an era of exuberance, frivolity and passion through four new striking perfumes.