We couldn't pass it up: A luxury lifestyle company offered to send us a list of 'the perfume choices of the super rich'. Don't roll your eyes. Three cost less than a manicure and only one is out of production.
We know that manicures in London are not exactly the bargain they are in other cities in the world (or in New York, anyway). But still. We were quite surprised by the list, which includes nothing released after 1966. It was compiled by Insignia Lifestyle Management, who teamed up with perfume connoisseur, Frederic Malle, and interviewed 100 of its 'super rich' members.
2. Le Chypre – Coty (1917)
For love. A perfume named after the birthplace of Venus. This perfume is made up of oak, moss, iris, musk, labdanum, amber and bergamot
(Ed - No longer available.)
3. Chanel No. 5 – Chanel (1921)
For elegance and classic standards. Key notes include; jasmine rose, ylang ylang, iris, lily of the valley, amber, patchouli and vanilla
(Ed - Read a tale of enduring love in the Telegraph)
6. Emeraude – Coty (1921)
For spice and energy. Infused with jasmine, orange, citrus florals, sandalwood and spices
(Ed - This is the first 'in lieu of a manicure' option.)
9. L’Origan – Coty (1905)
For warmth. This perfume is made up of bergamot, orange, neroli and ylang-ylang
(Ed - And this is the third.)
10. Eau Sauvage – Christian Dior (1966)
For masculinity. Crisp lemon and rosemary with a masculine vetiver base note
(Ed - Finally, back to a price point with which we're comfortable.)
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