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Diamonds & Rubies (1993)
by Elizabeth Taylor

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Diamonds & Rubies information

Year of Launch1993
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityDiscontinued
Average Rating
(based on 26 votes)

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HouseElizabeth Taylor

About Diamonds & Rubies

Diamonds & Rubies is a feminine perfume by Elizabeth Taylor. The scent was launched in 1993

Reviews of Diamonds & Rubies

This is a smooth and elegant rose/orchid scent with a wisp of bitter greenness: petals and stems overlaying a milky-powdery sandalwood base. It is really quite pleasant but it's been done much better elsewhere at about the same price point - If you like this but can't find the original make, try vintage Nicole Miller for Women for a richer formula of the same structure plus a ripe plum, or try Perry Ellis f for a stronger rose/cinnamon take.
All in all a solid scent, but the current version lacks the creamy, come-hither warmth of the original.
19th June, 2014
Not an overly complex oriental. websites list the notes as lilac, rose, peach, orchid, amber and vanilla. I also detect a spicy note of carnation as well as lower hints of oakmoss and musk at the base. The peach and lilac seems the most evident, while the rose is more powdery and subdued with a touch of green from the orchid.

Rich and sophisticated, the scent begins with a wooded and ambered floralcy with a spicy edge, it got me excited. I thought I would've enjoyed the smell of this a lot more, but as it develops, it loses its fire and there is an ennui about it, much like Guerlain's Mitsuoko with its peach and oakmoss facets, but lacks the woody strength, spicy ferocity and boldness of Mitsouko. Heavens no, they do not smell alike, I was just comparing the notes, folks.

There is a dark mystery about it, which will fit the woman who seems to see straight into your soul. Pass on this if you're looking for romantic, fresh, and/or bubbly.
08th December, 2007

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