Van Cleef & Arpels Perfume & Women's Fragrance

Van Cleef & Arpels is an esteemed French jewellery house which is also noted for it's excellent perfumes. The story of the brand is a true love story and begins when Alfred Van Cleef, a Dutch man travelling in France, met Estelle Arpels. When it turned out that Estelle's father sold diamonds, sapphires and other precious stones while Van Cleef came from a family of diamond-cutters, it was clear that it was a perfect match. The young couple married shortly after, in 1895, and the year after their families were in business together. In 1906, after Arpels sadly passed away and Alfred opened the first Van Cleef & Arpels boutique in her memory the same year.

The two families kept working together and soon their exquisite creations were the talk of Paris. The were specialized in making bespoke jewellery for the rich and famous and their jewellery adorned some of the most famous couples of the early 20th century. The Duke of Windsor went to Van Cleef & Arpels for the beautiful sapphire and diamond bracelet he gave Wallis Simpson on their wedding day, the scandalous union that tore apart the British royal family and forced the Duke to abdicate. Other illustrious clients include Jackie Onassis, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor.

It wasn't until the 70's that clients could enjoy Van Cleef & Arpels perfumes. The very first release was, fittingly enough, First for Women (1976), a deep and complex feminine blend of florals and fruits. First has been very popular and has been released in several versions, including First Edition Blanche (2013). The self-titled Van Cleef is a oriental perfume with floral notes released in 1993. Feerie (2008) is a gorgeous fragrance in an equally beautiful bottle decorated with the titular fairy. Feerie is built on heavy notes of violet and blackcurrant blended with green notes and roses on a woody vetiver base.

While the original Van Cleef and Arpels may be long gone the brand is bigger than ever and with new stores opening in the US and the Middle East we'll keep seeing their lovely jewellery and fantastic fragrances for many years to come.

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Van Cleef & Arpels Timeline

1975
2016
2015
2015
COLLECTION EXTRAORDINAIRE AMBRE IMPERIAL

Collection Extraordinaire Ambre Imperial by Van Cleef & Arpels is...

Feerie Rubis
FEERIE RUBIS

Feerie Rubis by Van Cleef & Arpels is a floral fruity fragrance...

Reve Enchante
REVE ENCHANTE

Reve Enchante by Van Cleef & Arpels is a floral fruity fragrance...

2014
2014
Rêve Elixir
RÊVE ELIXIR

Rêve Elixir by Van Cleef & Arpels is a floral fruity fragrance...

2013
2013
COLLECTION EXTRAORDINAIRE ROSE VELOURS

Rose Velour by Van Cleef & Arpels is a floral fragrance from the...

Feerie Spring Blossom
FEERIE SPRING BLOSSOM

Feerie Spring Blossom by Van Cleef & Arpels is a floral and...

First Edition Blanche
FIRST EDITION BLANCHE

First Edition Blanche by Van Cleef & Arpels is a floral fragrance...

Rêve
RÊVE

Rêve by Van Cleef & Arpels is a floral and fruity fragrance for...

2012
2012
Aqua Oriens
AQUA ORIENS

Aqua Oriens by Van Cleef & Arpels. This perfume contains pear,...

First Intense
FIRST INTENSE

First Intense by Van Cleef & Arpels This is a floral scent,...

2011
2011
COLLECTION EXTRAORDINAIRE PRECIOUS OUD

Collection Extraordinaire Precious Oud by Van Cleef & Arpels is a...

Feerie Rose des Neiges
FEERIE ROSE DES NEIGES

Feerie Rose des Neiges is a clean, pure and delicate fragrance of...

Un Air de First
UN AIR DE FIRST

Un Air de First by Van Cleef & Arpels, The composition...

2010
2010
Oriens
ORIENS

Oriens by Van Cleef & Arpels is a sweet Chypre Floral fragrance...

2009
2009
COLLECTION EXTRAORDINAIRE ORCHIDEE VANILLE

Collection Extraordinaire Orchidee Vanille by Van Cleef & Arpels...

2008
2008
Feerie
FEERIE

Feerie by Van Cleef & Arpels The top notes of Feerie offer you...

2004
2004
Les Saisons Ete
LES SAISONS ETE

Les Saisons Ete was launched in 2004 by Van Cleef & Arpels. It is...

Les Saisons Printemps
LES SAISONS PRINTEMPS

Les Saisons Printemps was launched in 2004 by Van Cleef & Arpels....

2001
2001
FIRST SUMMER LIMITED EDITION

First Summer Limited Edition, also known as Pour l'Ete, by Van...

1994
1994
Miss Arpels
MISS ARPELS

Miss Arpels by Van Cleef & Arpels is a Floral Fruity fragrance...

1993
1993
Van Cleef
VAN CLEEF

Van Cleef by Van Cleef & Arpels is a Oriental Floral fragrance...

1976
1976
First
FIRST

First by Van Cleef & Arpels is a floral fragrance for...

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