Van Cleef & Arpels is a luxury French jewelry, watch and perfume company, founded by Charles Arpels and his brother-in-law Alfred Van Cleef in 1896. The pair opened their first shop in prestigious Place Vendôme, Paris, in 1906. They gained notoriety for their use of precious stones and their expertise and innovation in stone-setting techniques. Beautiful Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry has adorned the bodies of royalty, prominent political figures, socialites and numerous actresses and entertainers.
Maison Van Cleef & Arpels first foray into fragrances came with First for Women, in 1978, a beautiful floral aldehyde scent. First has remained a popular choice and inspired a number of flankers over the years. And now the French Maison will present a new flanker to its famous perfume Oriens for Women. Aqua Oriens is due for March 2012 and will have a pure oceanic aroma full of graceful notes and grandiose design. Its turquoise color and turquoise stopper like a precious stone will tempt any woman to try it. Van Cleef & Arpels Aqua Oriens is fresher and energetic, a lasting and modern scent.
Van Cleef & Arpels Aqua Oriens was created by perfumer Nathalie Feisthauer as a woody/floral/fruity perfume. It blends fresh notes of pear, lime zest along with orange blossom, honeysuckle and amber accords.
Flacon of the new fragrance Aqua Oriens has taken over the form of the original Oriens and reminds us of blue lagoon from Tahiti, hidden and pure, pristine. The stopper is created like a blue-green gem, while the flacon is colored in light green shade, suggesting freshness and aquatic/refreshing topic of this edition. Outer carton is white, with illustration of a gem on the front side of packaging.
Van Cleef & Arpels Aqua Oriens will be available in 50 ml Eau de Toilette.