Clive Christian V Perfume From the Private Collection

Clive Christian V Perfume From the Private Collection

Clive Christian presented a new perfume, the second one of their Private Collection, named “V” after Clive Christian’s eldest daughter, Victoria Christian. The Private Collection debuted a year ago with the perfume “C” named after Clive himself.

Clive Christian chose the Esxence event of artistic perfumery to introduce the perfumes to the public before they come to stores. As done a year ago, we gathered at the luxury Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan on first day of the Esxence exhibition. We were entertained by beautiful live classical music in the ballroom illuminated by candles.

The event participants included the General Consul of Great Britain with his wife, and renowned perfume writers Michael Edwards and Roja Dove. The event was opened by Steve Cowling, the managing director of Clive Christian, who then introduced and passed the word to Clive Christian’s charming ambassador, Victoria Christian.

Perfumes “V” are sophisticated compositions, rich in details and classic in their character. The feminine perfume is based on the alliance of floral and aromatic notes. Lavender and chamomile give a little masculine nuance to the classy floral heart.

“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.


peach, neroli, bergamot, jasmine, carnation, ylang-ylang, rose, gardenia, orange blossom, pink and black pepper, chamomile, lavender, liatris, heliotrope, coriander, honey, sandalwood, ambrette seed, benzoin, amber, oakmoss, patchouli, leather, frankincense, labdanum and musk.

Frankincense is a leading note in “V” for men. The fragrance is beautifully balanced, with spices and resins enhancing its warmth and the deep woody quality of the core ingredient.

“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.


elemi balm, citrus notes, pink pepper, black pepper, white pepper, nutmeg, iris, amber, cedarwood, amberwood, frankincense, vetiver, vanilla and agawood.

The Royal College of Music created a special piece on the Clive Christian perfume house’s 10th anniversary. We listened its beautiful chords while smelling perfumes in the atmosphere. Victoria sprayed the perfumes, one after another, in the air and waved a fan to fill the room with their aromas. It was a beautiful performance which we enjoyed with all our senses.

Bottles for the Private Collection are made in the amber color, a traditional way to protect their content from daylight. The bottles are crowned with caps whose design recalls the crown of Queen Victoria. The concentration of the juice is pure perfume, the richest fragrance form.

Source: fragrantica