Crown Collection

A new collection brought to life to celebrate a unique and prestigious perfume history spanning nearly two hundred years.

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ABOUT THE COLLECTION

The new Crown Collection from Clive Christian Perfume will bring to life archive and historic scents, reimagined for the modern day perfume connoisseur.

Searching through the Crown Perfumery Company archives Clive Christian Perfume has researched some of the most infamous scents from this revolutionary British perfume house; loved by the aristocracy, politicians, artists and actors of the Victorian era and beyond.

New fragrances inspired by the archives will be bought back to life, reinventing timeless fragrances that shook the world of perfume as far back as 1872, whilst remaining true to the Clive Christian traditions of concentration, complexity and a dedication to using the finest ingredients.

CELEBRATING A PERFUMED PAST

A striking red jewel has been created for a regal and British finish reflecting the perfume houses origins. The presentation case explains the unique history, with an archive image hidden for discovery beneath each bottle. The symbol for this new collection is none other than the delicate motif of the Crown Perfumery Company, a symbol guarded by the perfume house as a sign of excellence and perfume quality. As with all Clive Christian perfumes each bottle is topped with our signature crown stopper, a sign of perfume prestige since 1872.

Arguably one of the most famous of the Crown Perfumery Company’s products this delicate perfume was first created in 1886. The original scent was inspired by the blossoming crab apple tree that grew outside the Crown Perfumery Company founder’s home in Kensington, London and he was the first perfumer to capture this unique ingredient’s illusive scent. First launched in 1886 by 1894, over half a million bottles were sold annually. Today, new Crab Apple Blossom contains this signature spring flower in the top notes, used for the very first time in a Clive Christian fragrance. An exquisite ingredient which provides a mesmerising smell like a delicate kiss of spring.

TOP NOTES

Precious apple blossom is combined with sparkling marine bergamot, a reviving take on the bitter orange tree with just a hint of salty aquatic -a very rare ingredient in the world of perfumery. Together with bitter yuzu and cedarwood fusion, these delicate top notes provide an energizing and zest opening for a burst of freshness.

HEART NOTES

A fruity floral character is revealed in the heart offset against modern notes of sharp green rhubarb and a fresh mojito fusion, accompanied by delicate neroli and powerful floral notes of Osmanthus for a vibrant and invigorating heart.

BASE NOTES

A sophisticated but powerful base is enhanced by creamy sandalwood, a sumptuous ingredient used in many of the Clive Christian perfumes. Clive Christian only uses 50-year-old aged sandalwood, as part of our dedication to using the finest ingredients in the world.  Enriched by salty and aromatic driftwood, the base of Crab Apple Blossom forms a fresh, energising citrusy yet soft scent.  Combined with musk, amber and kashmirwood fusion, this olfactory composition will bring out the oceanic wood, making this scent reminiscent of rolling sea waves.

PAIRING PERFUMES

Delving into the Crown Perfumery Company archives Clive Christian Perfume has researched some of the most infamous scents from this revolutionary British perfume house; loved by the aristocracy, politicians, artists and actors of the Victorian era and beyond.

The Crown Collection

Clive Christian Perfume honours its unique provenance in the Crown Perfumery Company by reimagining key perfumes from the archives, starting with Crab Apple Blossom