Come and meet Clive Christian’s new slightly exotic fragrance. As one of the most famous of the Crown Perfumery Company’s products, this delicate perfume was first created in 1886. The original scent was inspired by the blossoming crab apple tree that grew outside the Crown Perfumery Company founder’s home in Kensington, London. He was the first perfumer to capture this visionary scent ingredient. First launched in 1886 by 1894, over half a million bottles were sold annually. Today, the new Crab Apple Blossom contains this signature in the top notes and used for the very first time in a Clive Christian fragrance.
What it smells like? If poetry was a perfume I wouldn’t be surprised if it would smell like this. Think Marine Bergamot, Lemon Tree, Apple Blossom, Mandarin, and Citrus wood fusion. When you’ve wrapped your head around the cocktail of these top note ingredients hold this thought. Now slowly add the floral and fruity notes in the heart, containing green rhubarb and fresh mojito fusion.
In the base, you’ll find one of my favorite ingredients: sandalwood. It’s a soft and more creamy version than you might be used to which I like, as it lingers on the skin for a very, very long time. Clive Christian only uses 50-year-old aged sandalwood, as part of their dedication to using the finest ingredients available. You will also find musk, amber, and Kashmir wood, a composition that brings out the feeling of a breath of “sunny side up” fresh air. When all these ingredients come together on my skin all I can think about is a tropical holiday. It’s a refreshing and sparkling perfume with a concentration of 25% that lasts and the skin and has a complexity of 151 ingredients that will surely bring you in a happy joy-joy mood.
The perfume comes in a beautiful coffret with the signature crown stopper, a sign of perfume prestige since 1872. Good to know that all Clive Christian perfumes are sold by the world’s most prestigious retailers such as Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Net-A-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue to name a few. Happy Christmas shopping. (50 ML | € 400)