Perfume: Van Cleef & Arpels ‘First Rosée D’ Or’

Perfume Van Cleef & Arpels First Rosée D’ Or

Van Cleef & Arpels First Rosée D’ Or

First, created in 1976 and one of today’s timeless perfume classics, was the first jeweller’s fragrance. The unique Aldehydic Floral accord, created by Jean-Claude Ellena, is legendary. Its fragrance leaves an elegant trail, whose facets are individually expressed on the skin, subtly revealing the woman wearing it.


Top Notes: Bergamot, Aldehydes

Heart Notes: White Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine

Base Notes: Vanilla, Blond Woods, Musk

My Thoughts

Van Cleef & Arpels First Rosée D’ Or is a modern twist on the classic fine floral fragrance. I love the classic, so when I heard about this new limited edition version, I know I wanted to find out more! First of all, the classic bottle has had a metallic pink make-over, it looks fabulous enough for a modern day Marie-Antoinette! As for the fragrance, it still has the signature aldehyde accord, but this time it’s delicate and blended with pink and white florals and fresh citrus. At the top of the fragrance, the bergamot is clean and zesty, it also has some slightly green notes which also help lift the perfume. As for the florals, they are delicate florals like jasmine and peony. The original fragrance, First is heavy, heady and fabulous. First Rosée D’ Or is softer, prettier and more contemporary. Personally, I am still a huge fan of First as I love the unashamed glamour and luxury, however, if I was buying it as a gift, I would buy First Rosée D’ Or as it’s more modern and accessible. If you love the original, you will want to smell this, if you love a fresh and fabulous floral, but First isn’t your thing, I recommend you try First Rosée D’ Or as it is a stunner!

Van Cleef & Arpels First Rosée D’ Or is available at Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Harrods.

Perfume Van Cleef & Arpels First Rosée D’ Or fragrance

PS. Van Cleef & Arpels First Rosée D’ Or is limited edition, so don’t wait too long, it will sell out before you can say ‘OMG, how is it December already?!’