The Scent Of Which Legends Are Made

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The Scent Of Which Legends Are Made

Post by The Truthinator » Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:12 pm

I was just browsing this forum and sometimes there is someone mentioning a famous person like Cary Grant and informing others that Grant wore Acqua di Parma and a legend like Churchill wore Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet, Visconti liked the smell of Knize Ten etc.

So, I thought to myself, wouldn't it be great, if we just compiled a list with the names of famous people, that we look up to and that are truly legendary like the aforementioned gentlemen and add to their names the names of colognes and after shaves they used?

I think, we should put up the list in the following way:

Cary Grant - Acqua di Parma
Winston Churchill - Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
Lucchino Visconti - Knize Ten

And if someone wants to add a name to the list, he just copies it from the poster above him, writing down the name and the scent, so that in the end we get an overview of every name mentioned.

I hope, this has not been done before, but I could not find any such post.

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Post by bernards66 » Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:59 pm

Stephen, Yeah, for whatever reason, I find such stuff interesting. I've mentioned a fair number of such connections in random posts since I've been here ( and on the old Wetshavers forum ). It's tricky, though. There's a fair amound to misinformation out there, especially from Creed, I've found. BTW, Churchill also bought from Floris and T&H, at the least, and Visconti is generally associated with Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet, not Knize Ten. David Niven was partial to Knize though, it's said.
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Post by The Truthinator » Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:04 pm

Thanks for your reply, Gordon.

I think, I read something about the connection of Visconti and Knize Ten on this forum.

Cary Grant - Acqua di Parma
Winston Churchill - Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet (also Floris and T&H)
Lucchino Visconti - Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet
David Niven - Knize Ten

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Post by Lyrt » Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:19 pm

Many moons ago, I found that list:


*Audrey Hepburn : L'Interdit (vintage)/Joy/Femme Rochas /Spring
Flowers/Ivoire Balmain
*Viven Leigh : Joy
*Brigitte Bardot : Vent Vert Balmain ,Jicky
*Greta Garbo : Vent Vert Balmain
*Sylvana Magano : 1000 Patou
*Angelina Jolie :Carolina Herrera , Black Bulgari
*Colette : Jicky
*Mick Jagger : Cuir de Russie
*Keith Richards : Habit Rouge
*Empress Eugenie de France (wife of Napoleon III): Eau de cologne Imperiale Guerlain
*Grand Duke Orloff : Floris Special No.127
*Queen Victoria : Tabarome Creed , Fleurs de Bulgarie Creed
*Queen Elizabeth : Fleurissimo , Joy
*Queen mother : L'heure Bleue
*Diana princess of Wales : Diorissimo , Passion Goutal , 24 Faubourg ,So pretty Cartier , Bluebell Penhaligon's , Mitsouko (Royal Water Creed was made in her honor after her death )
*Sissi (empress of Austria): Eau spirituelle a la vervaine Guerlain
*Oscar Wilde : Floris Malmaison
*Isabella Blow : Fracas
*Joan Juliet Buck : Narcissus absolute
*Tom Cruise : Gendarme , Eau de Sud
*Jackie Kennedy Onassis : Fleurissimo , 1000 Patou,#5 Chanel,#4 Jil Sander , Replique , Bal a Versailles
*Catherine Hepburn : Vol de nuit , Rive Gauche
*Melanie Griffith : Petite Cherie ,Must de Cartier , CSP Vanille
*Joan Crawford: Youth Dew
*Elizabeth Taylor : Bal a Varsailles
*Debra Messing : Gendarme
*Glen Close : Aromatics elixir
*Madame de Pompadour (to seduce king Louis XV): love potion of 5 drops rose otto,7 jasmine,10 orange, 10 mandarin (recipe provided by Tammy 166)
*Madame de Montespan (to seduce king Louis XIV) : love potion of 8 drops ylang-ylang , 7 patchouli, 4 cinnamon , 4 clove (recipe provided by Tammy 166)
*Nicole Kidman : Angel,Tea Rose,vanilla blends ,Eau de Sud , Coco mixed with CSP Vanille abricot
*Michelle Pfeifer : L'artisan Vanilia, Aqua di Gio , DKNY
*Hilary Clinton : Angel
*Louise Brooks : Narcisse noir
*Gwyneth Paltrow : Coco , Rouge Hermes , Chanel #19 , Pear cassis Fresh
*Brooke Shields : Fragonard de Fragonard EdT, Gendarme
*Kate Beckinsale : L'artisan Fleur de carotte
*Kylie Minogue : Citron Citron Miller Harris , Chakra Aveda
*Jennifer Lopez : China Rain, Glow, Tiempe Passate ,Pheromone Miglin
*Napoleon : 4711 Kollinsch Wasser Muelhens , Houbigant cologne
*Josephine : musc oil ( she also doused the walls of her appartements with it after breaking up with Napoleon , so he wouldn't forget her ...)
*Jean Paul Gaultier : Serge Lutens (?)
*Donatella Versace : Serge Lutens (?)
*Giorgio Armani : Diptyque
*Joan Collins : Shalimar
*Shakeira Caine : Delicious
*Julianne Moore : Intuition
*Kathy Bates : 24 Faubourg
*Annete Benning : Doesn't wear any
*Rod Steward : Gendarme
*James Dean : Knize 10
*Catherine Deneuve : Chanel 5/19/22 (mostly) , L'heure bleue (most favourite), her eponymous scent Deneuve of course ,La chasse aux papillons, Un lys mediteranne , Sacrebleu ,The pour un ete , Nahema , Sables ,Bois d'iris , Datura Noir ,Rose de nuit,Tubereuse Criminelle , Noir Epices
*Isabella Adjani :Tubereuse Criminelle , Ambre Sultan ,En avion , Apres
l'ondee , Fantasia de Fleurs Creed
*Victoria Bechkam : Anna Sui
*Sonia Braga : Eros Aveda
*Grace Kelly : Fleurissimo Creed
*Jane Mansfield : Arpege, My sin
*Rita Hayworth : Arpege, Shalimar
*Alanis Morissette : Douce Amere , A la nuit
*Shania Twain : Happy
*Faith Hill : Happy
*Britney Spears : CSP Vanille abricot , D&G original
*Whitney Houston : Bulgari pour femme
*Toni Braxton : L'eau d'Issey
*May West : Shocking ( she inspired also the bottle of Femme Rochas )
*Isabella Rossellini : Tresor , Manifesto
*Heather Graham : Rush Gucci , Mure et Musc L'Artisan
*Cameron Diaz : Happy , Monyette
*Charlize Theron : Ginger Grapefruit Izzy Sayan
*Mena Suvari : Sage oils
*Jennifer Love Hewitt : Lalique edp
*Alyssa Milano : Happy
*LeeLee Sobieski : CSP Vanille abricot
*Shirley Manson (Garbage): Nahema
*Gwen Stefani : Monyette
*Courtney Love : Fracas
*Mary J.Blige : Blonde Versace
*Renee Zelwegger : Angel
*Kate Hudson : Alchera scents , Angel
*Brad Pitt : LV Musc
*Jennifer Aniston : Anais Anais ,LV Musc ,Octave Dr.Hauschka
*Lisa Kudrow : Bulgari pour femme
*Courtney Cox Arquette : L'eau de l'artisan , Tomato Demeter ,Premieur Figuier
*Calista Flockhart :So de la Renta
*Catherine Zeta Jones : Coco
*Penelope Cruz : Hierbas de Ibizas
*Josephine Baker : Joy
*Marilyn Monroe : Chanel #5, Joy
*Jean Harlow : Mitsouko ( her husband commited suicide wearing it )
*Charlie Chaplin : Mitsouko
*Leon Tołstoj :Houbigant cologne
*Richard Wagner : 4711 Kollinsch Wasser Muelhens
*Gina Lolobrigitta : Shalimar
*Jayne Mansfiled : Schocking Schiaparelli
*Sophia Loren : Diva
*Edith Piaf : Le Cinq de Molyneux
*Juliette Binoche : Cristalle
*Kristin Scott Thomas : L'ombre dans l'eau , Eau de Dolce Vita
*Susan Sarandon : Cashmere mist
*Jacqueline Bisset : Arpege
*Nastasia Kinski : Tubereuse indiana
*Gloria Swanson : Youth Dew , Narcisse Noir , Cabochard
*Winston Churcill : Tabarome
*Ronald Regan : Gendarme
*Bill Clinton : Gendarme
*George Bush : Gendarme
*King of Spain Huan Carlos : Vetiver Guerlain
*Queen Sophia of Spain : L'air du temps
*Errol Flyn : Bois de cedrat
*Francois Mitterand : Eau d'Hadrien
*Karl Lagerfeld : Mouchoir de Monsieur Guerlain , Serge Lutens
*Frank Sinatra : Bois du portugal*Harrison Ford : Millesime imperiale
*Clint Eastwood : Dirt Demeter
*Ian Mc Kellen : Ambre Sultan
*Sean Connery : Jicky
*Roger Moore : Jicky
*Cary Grant : Acqua di Parma ,Eau Imperiale Guerlain,Green irish tweed,a bespoke Creed with oakmoss
*Gary Cooper : Epicea
*Paloma Picasso : Paloma Picasso original
*Natalie Wood : Jasmal Creed
*Mylene Farmer : Femme Rochas , Coco , L'heure bleue
*Winona Ryder : Eau de touch Tocca
*Nelly Furtado : Green tea Arden , Angel
*Arnold Schwarzenegger : Brut faberge
*Ozzy Osborne : Green irish Tweed , Czech and Speake #88
*Pamela Anderson : Les belles de Ricci Liberty Fizz
*Sarah Michelle Gellar : Blu Bulgari
*Cher : Vanisia Creed , Uninhibited , Dolce & Gabbana original Frangipane Chantecaille , L'artisan Vanilia , CSP Amour de Cacao
*Julia Roberts :Spring Flower Creed , Joy , Tangerine Lychee Fresh index
*Hilary Swank : Hemut Lang
*Tiffany Amber Thiesen : Child perfume oil
*Ava Gardner : Acqua di Parma colonia original
*Coco Chanel : Chanel #19
*Martha Stewart : Fracas
*Vera Wang : Tiffany , Vera Wang
*Patricia Arquette : L'heure bleue , Sui Dreams
*Rosanna Arquette : Grand Amour , Gardenia Passion , Jo Malone cologne
*Carmen Electra : Pilar and Lucy I
*Celine Dion Chanel 5
*Claudia Carlos Tresor

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Post by drP » Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:23 pm

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Post by Big Swifty » Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:24 pm

Wow!
now thats a list!
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Post by Lyrt » Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:53 pm

Again, that list should be taken with a bowl of salt. As pointed out by Gordon, Creed is full of horse manure. Also I find it weird that three American presidents use the same perfume, Gendarme. For those who ignore it, a gendarme is a sort of police officer in France, except he is affiliated with the army, not the Ministry of the Interior.

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Post by Austin » Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:53 pm

I'm sure most is marketing fodder perpetrated from the fragrance houses themselves.

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Post by bernards66 » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:13 pm

Yes, rather. Here's a real one for your list, however. Frank Sinatra: Yardley English Lavender ( for men, obviously ), and when that disappeared, Puig Lavende. Prince Charles is said to be fond of Trumpers Limes and Floris No 89 ( as well as, probably, some bespoke stuff that Floris does for him ). Charles Boyer liked Knize Ten also. And, of course, Napoleon insisted on a light eau de cologne of the 4711/Jean Farina type,(as did Richard Wagner ), as well as being nuts for Brown Windsor bath soap.
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Post by DEF » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:17 pm

George Washington: Caswell-Massey No. 6

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Post by Gareth » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:59 pm

bernards66 wrote:Prince Charles is said to be fond of Trumpers Limes and Floris No 89
Another allegedly famous wearer of Floris No. 89 is of course a certain Mr J. Bond....... :wink:

Seriously though, I believe that Fleming was a great fan of the fragrance himself, hence the reason why Bond is supposed to wear it.

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Post by bernards66 » Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:10 pm

Gareth, There is no mention of Floris No 89 in any of the Ian Fleming Bond novels or short stories, believe me, I've checked ( chuckle ). Floris bath products are mentioned in two or three cases, but not cologne. In fact, Bond is never mentioned as having a personal cologne choice, although Lentheric A/S is provided by Dr. No in the posh prison cell that Bond finds himself in. However, Ian Fleming himself patronized the Floris shop, and may conceiveably have worn No 89, as it was first offered in the early 1950s, but I don't know that for a fact. That business about No 89 being 'the cologne of James Bond' ( or another version has it as Eucris....which didn't even exist as a cologne at that time ) is all over the internet, but it's NOT in the actual books. Still, I rather fancy that No 89 would be pretty much his style, if anything specific was mentioned.
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Post by tonyespo » Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:04 pm

Tony Esposito Knize 10

I'm a legend in my own mind.... :lol:
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Post by EL Alamein » Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:27 pm

Ronald Reagan's favorite is published as the now discontinued Royal Briar.

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Post by Austin » Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:38 pm

tonyespo wrote:Tony Esposito Knize 10

I'm a legend in my own mind.... :lol:
Yep.

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Post by Chaps » Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:40 pm

Danny A.K.A. Chaps - Aqua Velva Ice Blue

I'm a legend which will last a lunch time...

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Post by bernards66 » Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:51 pm

Chris, So they say, and it's still available, or was very recently, at any rate. I have a bottle in the hall closet. Not bad stuff, although I'm told it's not quite as punchy as it was years ago.
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Post by bjrn » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:00 am

Wow. I would have thought a lot more of the celebrities would get bespoke scents.

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Post by EL Alamein » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:27 am

bernards66 wrote:Chris, So they say, and it's still available, or was very recently, at any rate. I have a bottle in the hall closet. Not bad stuff, although I'm told it's not quite as punchy as it was years ago.
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Gordon, I went to order another bottle and Chapman said it had been discontinued, at least here in the US. I got their last bottles. Carrol and Co sell their own version of it but they don't give out samples. I wonder how close to the original it is.

If it's still available in Europe still I'd be inclined to try it.

Speaking of discontinuation and Atkinsons has anyone noticed that their English Lavender is now very scarce? One website in Europe (I think) shows an altogether different bottle design of it and has it listed as discontinued. Chapmans doesn't carry it anymore and the 8 oz version seems unobtainable anymore. Someplace it time still has some but only the 4 oz version. I'm beginning to think it's disappearing but am not quite sure.

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Post by Figaro » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:27 am

arnold schwarzenegger "brut" by faberge

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