Clive Christian presented “V” Perfume, the second release from the Private Collection, which debuted a year ago with the perfume “C” named after Clive himself. New “V” fragrance, named after Clive’s eldest daughter, Victoria Christian who having shared her father’s passion for perfume from an early age and served as Ambassador for the Clive Christian Perfume House since its renaissance in 1999. “V” for Men and “V” for Women, are perfumes that bear the concentration and complexity associated with the House and brim with absolute masculinity and with utter femininity.
“V” for Women – Orange blossom, traditionally associated with joy and betrothal, is embraced by rose and jasmine and entwined with soothing chamomile and bright lavender to impart the spirit of a romantic perfume.
“V” for Men – Frankincense, the most important aromatic incense since antiquity, leads the hallmark intensity of precious woods and resins which underline the pink, white and black pepper interlocked at the core, to evoke the ardent vitality of a brave perfume.
“One of my favorite things about V for women is the scent of orange blossom, one of the fragrance’s heart notes. It’s a very clean, bright, determined, and distinct note. In the Victorian language of flowers, it was the symbol of first true love and indeed the flower that Albert gave to the young Victoria at the moment [they became engaged to be married]. It is so happy, so joyful–I just love it. It’s a truly romantic fragrance. It’s something you want to be wearing the moment when you meet your soul mate—and that could be any day couldn’t it?! I think that’s why I love it so much–it’s enchanting, for the hopeless romantic I suppose”, Victoria Christian explained why “V” is so special.
The Private Collection Perfumes are presented in the customary pressed glass bottle in a deep amber colour which pays tribute to the original apothecary bottles from the perfumery uniquely crowned by Queen Victoria in 1872 as a mark of British excellence. Each will set you back $405 for a 50ml bottle.