Diamonds and Sapphires

This is a typical Elizabeth Taylor fragrance (Elizabeth Taylor 1993), in my opinion, in that it almost overwhelms you but doesn’t quite and then you’re left smelling something ambery, vanillic and a little smoky in a very 1980’s/90’s style. The green heliotrope and musky melon add more depth, density and interest. And rhubarb adds even…

Forever Elizabeth

With its bright and charming fruity floral notes, Forever Elizabeth (Elizabeth Taylor 2002) is lush, sumptuous and romantic.  Forever is fresh and a bit sweet with strong notes of apple, blackberry, tiare flower, and orchid.  It hints at spring rains and verdant green gardens. It’s lovely… Top notes: blackberry, apple, italian mandarin and green notes. Middle…

White Diamonds

White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor (Elizabeth Taylor 1991) starts with a retro, strong aldehydic burst and then gradually warms into a gummy, sweet cocktail of floral notes, oak moss and a strong hint of musk and sandalwood.   As it continues tuberose, jasmine, rose, ylang ylang and neroli are the strongest with special emphasis on the…

Passion

I heard about Passion by Elizabeth Taylor for years.  Similarly to any other iconic fragrance Passion manages to find itself in literature.  It was in a book I read in junior high school.  There was this very colorful female character who wore clothes that were much too small for her, false eyelashes, fake nails, a…