Perfumes of Old Hollywood Actresses
Ava Gardner: Acqua di Parma Colonia, Fracas, Tabu, Jungle Gardenia, was photographed with Mitsouko; Reporter recalled her perfume being intoxicating, French and exotic (smells like Fracas, no?); She would also spritz perfume in a pathway leading to her room after fights with Frank Sinatra to let him know she was ready to make up.
Anouk Aimee: Guerlain Apres L’ondee
Vivien Leigh: Joy by Jean Patou (was said to stop to pick up a bottle while touring; gifted perfume by Dior.
Marilyn Monroe: Chanel N5, Joy by Jean Patou, Fracas; was said to take ice baths with drops of perfume.
Elizabeth Taylor: Femme Rochas, Bal a Versaille, Givenchy L’interdit (in honor of friend Audrey Hepburn), White Diamonds (and her other fragrances, presumably), said she liked to mix several perfumes before she came out with her own line; Colin Farrell said “Violet Eyes” smells as he remembers her smelling.
Rita Hayworth: Shalimar, Arpege, Fracas; collected perfume.
Brigitte Bardot: Jicky by Guerlain, Vent Vert by Balmain, Fracas.
Catherine Deneuve: Chanel N5, N19 and N22, Guerlain L’Heure Bleu and Chamade, Frederic Malle Iris Poudre, Carnal Flower, Eau de Magnolia, and Lipstick Rose, Serge Lutens Fleur d’Oranger, Un Lys, and Rose de Nuit, Annick Goutal Sables, Francis Kurkdjian Lumiere Noire for Her (originally created for her).
Grace Kelly: Creed Fleurissimo (made for her wedding, inspired by her bouquet), Jean Patou Joy,
Claudia Cardinale: L’Air du Temps
Claudette Colbert: Vol de Nuit
Audrey Hepburn: Givenchy L’interdit (created for her), Creed Spring Flower (created for her), Guerlain Chamade, Acqua di Parma Colonia, Femme Rochas, Ivorie Balmain (original)
Gloria Swanson: Joy, Youth Dew, Narcisse Noir
Ingrid Bergman: Guerlain Mitsouko
Jane Russell: Chanel Coco
Jayne Mansfield: Lanvin My Sin, Arpege, Shiaperelli Shocking
Jean Harlow: Mitsouko by Guerlain
Joan Collins: Guerlain Shalimar and Jicky
Joan Crawford: Youth Dew, Jungle Gardenia
Lana Turner: L'air du Temps
Lauren Bacall: loved Diptyque scents, especially L'Ombre dans L'Eau
Marlene Dietrich: Fracas, Tabac Blond, Bandit, Vole du Nuit
Mary Pickford: Crepe De Chine, Joy, Patou
Olivia de Havilland: Joy
Sophia Loren: Irisia, Diva (I also read she wore Shalimar)
Natalie Wood: Jungle Gardenia by Tuvache (her favorite flowers were gardenias)
Last Updated: 4/14/16 12am