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White Diamonds (1991)
by Elizabeth Taylor

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White Diamonds information

Year of Launch1991
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 133 votes)

People and companies

HouseElizabeth Taylor
PerfumerCarlos Benaim
PerfumerOlivier Gillotin
Parent CompanyRevlon Inc > Elizabeth Arden Inc
Parent Company at launchUnilever > Elizabeth Arden > Parfums International

About White Diamonds

White Diamonds is a feminine perfume by Elizabeth Taylor. The scent was launched in 1991 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Olivier Gillotin and Carlos Benaim

White Diamonds fragrance notes

Reviews of White Diamonds

This was one of the more perfumed Christmases I've had in a while. On one end of the spectrum, my husband's gift of D.S. & Durga's Durga EDP. At the other, a White Diamonds gift set, purchased by an elderly family friend who admits she knows nothing about perfume but knows that I love it and the "lady at Walmart" said this was very pretty. It was a touching gesture, and after doing some reading I was excited to give it a go.

If you can make it through its aldehydic, intensely soapy opening, you'll be rewarded with an oldfashioned medley of sweet florals with just a hint of carnation-ey spice. Which is fun while it lasts, because the soap eventually reappears about an hour later and stays there for the dry down. At this point, White Diamonds smells not so much like something Liz Taylor wannabes would dab along their decolletage as a means of seduction and more like the kind of squeaky-clean-smelling soap that might be handed out by prim headmistresses at an all-girls boarding school.

Two hours later—poof!—it's gone. Maybe that's because it costs about a buck and some pennies to make but, still, it's an interesting relic of pop cultural perfumery and well worth sniffing while it lasts.
15th January, 2019
Massive top notes. In your face, with only two sprays. Sparkling and intense flower & aldehyde cocktail. Although the tuberose stands out, the flowers in the heart are all well-blended. Still, a very heavy perfume through the middle. This one, has always turned heads. Like Giorgio Beverly Hills from the old days, a little goes a long way. WD is a white floral with attitude.

There is a sheer lipstick accord layer, after time. The tuberose stays all through wearing. The base is somewhat loud, too, with its amber, patchouli, and sandalwood. Longevity is never-ending.
25th December, 2018
This was my signature scent for about 10 years (ages 23-33). I understand this one is widely reviled, but on me it must have been divine ... so many compliments, people wanting to hug and smell me (as strange as that sounds). I sprayed lightly ... hence, I wore the perfume, it didn't wear me. The right chemistry, style and personality are essential to pull it off.

I no longer wear it because it became ubiquitous and boring, but I can't wait to add White Diamonds Night to my collection ... that one is another WOW on me.
09th September, 2017
One of the most iconic fragrances of the late 20th century. This starts with a strong aldehydic opening, then dries down to floral with a tangy note. Classy without becoming an "Old lady"
26th July, 2017
Upon first application two things came instantly to mind. The first was that I recognized this. My late grandmother had worn it. The second was that lily and power combination which is very reminiscent of the now discontinued D&G feminine, which was my go to fragrance of the early 2000's. It's warm and comforting. Unfortunately it's lasting power is not great but it's projection is good.

I wouldn't say the aldehydes were particularly strong but I understand why they stand out to anyone who doesn't like them. It's not a really a modern fragrance and that can instantly put off those more accustomed to fruity floral's and gourmands but it certainly stands miles ahead of most celebrity fragrances out there.
06th September, 2016
A rich, dense, floral bouquet, which smells as though it came from the 1940s, not fifty years further down the road. I didn't care for Ms. Taylor's Passion, nor her Passion For Men, so I was surprised to find that I truly loved White Diamonds.

There are even more florals here than are listed above in the note tree, including ylang ylang. It is quite dense and heavy, beautifully supported by the warm, vanillic base notes, creamy and voluptuous, just as Ms. Taylor was. Turin and I agree that it is the best to come out of her niche line. He also nails its appeal in being of the opinion that it was made to waft upwards from cleavage.

This is a scent for the mature woman, sensual, warm and embracing. It is quite rich in oils, so a little goes a long way. For those into vintage scents, or in this case scents that smell as though they were vintage, this is a must try.
26th May, 2016

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