For my birthday in December I was lucky enough to get Grace Kelly’s perfume as a birthday gift and I have been in love with it ever since. The perfume is called “Fleurissimo” by Creed and it was commissioned for Grace to wear on her wedding day to Prince Ranier of Monaco. I had been wanting that perfume for a really long time and I have not been disappointed with it. It has quickly become my favorite.
Now that I have Fleurissimo, I have another perfume that I am going to put on the top of my wish list: Audrey Hepburn’s. Her favorite perfume also happens to be by Creed, one of the best perfume houses in the world.
So first and foremost, let me give a brief description of Creed perfumes in general. I have written about perfume a lot on my blog. So many of you will know that I get migraines so I have to be careful about what perfume I wear. As a result, I have an interest in doing research on various perfumes in an effort to find ones that I can wear without triggering a migraine. Creed is a very old, historic perfumery. It was established in the 18th century and was Queen Victoria’s favorite perfume house. Queen Victoria suffered from headaches and migraines herself, so when I learned that she was able to wear Creed perfume comfortably in spite of her headaches I decided that I would try to find one for myself, too. It was at this point that I realized that some of my favorite royal ladies and movie stars wear Creed. First on my list was Grace Kelly and her iconic wedding perfume, Fleurissimo. Here is a picture of Fleurissimo and a link for where you can find it. It is a floral, powdery scent. The main notes that I can smell when I wear it are bergamot and tuberose.
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After I got Fleurissimo as a gift, “Spring Flower” by Creed quickly went to the top of my wish list because I had read that it is one of Julia Roberts’ favorite perfumes. But when I did more research, I realized that “Spring Flower” was actually first created to be the signature scent for Audrey Hepburn in the 1980s. That made me want it even more, because as you guys can tell from my reference to “My Fair Lady” in the name of my blog, I am a HUGE Audrey Hepburn fan. Creed first created this scent for Audrey and Audrey alone. They wouldn’t sell it to anyone else out of respect for her. It wasn’t until after she passed away that “Spring Flower” became available to the public in 1996, and since then many Hollywood stars and royal women from throughout Europe have worn the scent. Audrey Hepburn was the epitome of the word “ladylike” after all, so it makes sense that so many famous women would want to emulate her. I have read that besides Julia Roberts, Princess Caroline of Monaco also wears this scent. I think that’s quite interesting considering that she is Princess Grace’s daughter. A love of Creed perfumes must run in the family! Gwyneth Paltrow also loves “Spring Flower” as well as the model, Naomi Campbell.
Spring Flower comes in a gorgeous pink bottle with a little floral bow. For people who love collecting scents this perfume is a must-have simply for the bottle alone, in addition to its historical significance as Audrey Hepburn’s favorite scent. But besides that, the description of the notes in this scent sounds very appealing to me.
Top notes for “Spring Flower” include peach, melon and apple. The middle or ‘heart notes’ are jasmine and rose and the base notes are musk and Creed’s signature ingredient: ambergris. “Fleurissimo” also includes ambergris as well as most of the very best perfumes in the world. This scent is best classified as a fruity-floral perfume. I am so happy to see that Audrey Hepburn wore a perfume with jasmine in it. I absolutely LOVE Jasmine. It’s one of my favorite scents. And it is delightful that this scent includes peach as well. Princess Diana loved peach scents, too. It sounds like such a feminine scent. Here is the beautiful “Spring Flower” and a link for where you can find it.
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I decided to write this little post about “Spring Flower” for those of you who are looking for a nice Spring scent for Spring/Summer 2016. But Audrey wore this scent all year long. So maybe you would like to make it your signature scent, too?
The Frugal Lady