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Tiffany (1987)
by Tiffany

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Tiffany information

Year of Launch1987
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 45 votes)

People and companies

HouseTiffany
PerfumerFrançois Demachy
PackagingPierre Dinand
Parent Company at launchWertheimer > Chanel > Fragrances Exclusive

About Tiffany

Tiffany is a feminine perfume by Tiffany. The scent was launched in 1987 and the fragrance was created by perfumer François Demachy. The bottle was designed by Pierre Dinand

Reviews of Tiffany

A scale-weighed, almost too pretty balancing of rich fruits and botanically-correct classic florals, at first Tiffany's proportions are too perfect and near unobtrusive. Then the rich texture of nectar and pollen recall nature's excesses and flirtations. Things are just barely scuffed up with a rare case of black currant not reading as sour cat urine but instead simulating a cleaner and more herbal civet.

The patina is charming but contrived like shabby chic: taif roses in a vase, iris-scented empty powder tins, and herb planters on strategically distressed-mismatched furniture. Reined-in classicism reigns. It's the mood of English country cottages, but the inhabitants have big 80s perms (the kind that actually looked good) and full romantic makeup. An 80s powerhouse gone softer and dreamy. I would wear this to traditional weddings, houses of worship, tea parties, and with more than a little arched brow at Tiffany's matchy-matchy appropriateness, that is if I ever went to places like that. This is probably more for elegant or traditional types who would like jewelry from Tiffany & Co. I'm the wrong audience and don't even like to wear any jewelry! Otherwise, those who play propriety and classicism to contrast with a more modern personality could do Tiffany justice; this could benefit from a slight clash to make things more interesting.
08th October, 2012
This is beauty and sophistication in a bottle. This is one of the classiest perfumes I have ever worn.
19th August, 2010
My first whiff of TIFFANY was a pleasurable clean, almost-laundered floral scent which is unisex in appeal, and a touch of green over a summery breeze hinting at orange blossom, rose geranium, and white flowers. I sense some aldehydes in here but the harmonious and masterful blending never allows any single accord to overpower another, resulting in an elegantly classy floriental which would have fit right in with other classics from Chanel, sitting somewhere between Coco and Mademoiselle - hardly surprising considering the perfumer Francois Demachy had Henri Robert (No.19 creator) as mentor and was a long time collaborator of Jacques Polge in Chanel.

Notes from fragrantica.com
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Top: blackcurrant, Italian mandarin
Middle: iris, orange blossom, jasmine, Damask rose, violet leaf, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley
Base: sandalwood, amber, vanilla, vetiver, (and a little civet - to my nose)
18th December, 2009
I purchased this because I had worn it and liked it in the past, and I heard that it was going to be out of production soon. The opening is much more ORANGE than I remembered; the drydown is a pretty floral which doesn't last on my skin. This is not the scent that I remember from the 80's. That scent was long lasting and had a metal note which I really liked. And that scent was all about the florals, not all about the orange. OK, but disappointing.
18th June, 2009
This gem would be staid at best (and downright prim at worst) were it not for the gorgeous fruit notes that lift it up and away from many other traditional, woody florals of the same type.

Polge did a wonderful job here balancing the fruity and the floral, and, in doing so, managed to create a lovely frag. That said, it pales in comparison to Tiffany for Men which, IMHO, ranks as one of his greatest creations ever.
03rd April, 2008
At first, Tiffany is quite fruity—I think the pineapple gives a little bit of an off note, but then, I don’t usually like sweet tropical fruit in fragrances. As the fruity notes recede, the florals from the middle rise up and it becomes a much better fragrance IMO. As floral as it is, it does not seem at all flowery—and it’s an elegant rather than sensual floral accord, and it’s also very refined, extremely complex, and quite strong. I can pick out the orris, the rose, the jasmine, and the tuberose: An accord this clear in presenting the individuality or the floral notes bespeaks expertise and artistry. I don’t think this floral heart is necessarily feminine, but it certainly is sophisticated and smooth. Then, after an amazingly long duration of the floral middle, the base notes begin to float up into the florals: First a whiff of civet, then amber, then cedar—all occurring individually and delicately into the floral bouquet. The vanilla is kept very discreet and the musk and patchouli provide more of a luxurious texture rather than olfactory content to the basenotes. This classic floral EDP is so much more sophisticated than most of the scents I’ve tested…truly, truly a superior fragrance.
07th November, 2007

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