Diana Vreeland Parfums

Thursday 28th May 2015

Diana Vreeland (1903 – 1989) was the charismatic, outspoken and fabulously eccentric editor that insisted on challenging convention and whose legacy is still felt to this day.

Indeed, there are many sites devoted just to Diana Vreeland quotes.

Some of my favourites include:

“Where Chanel came from in France is anyone’s guess. She said one thing one day and another thing the next. She was a peasant—and a genius. Peasants and geniuses are the only people who count and she was both.”

“Un-shined shoes are the end of civilisation…”

“A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste—it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical. I think we could use more of it. No taste is what I’m against.”

“The first rule that a geisha is taught, at the age of nine, is to be charming to other women…Every girl in the world should have geisha training.”

With a life took her from Belle Epoque Paris to Studio 54 and a career that included columnist and fashion editor for US Harper’s Bazaar (1936 – 1962), editor-in-chief for US Vogue (1963 – 1971) and later consultant to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, her life’s work was immortalised a couple of years ago in that wonderful fashion documentary, The Eye Has To Travel.

But that wasn’t to be the end of it…

Diana Vreeland Parfums has launched a line of fragrances inspired by her life.

“When you were in her presence, you felt a sense of possibility,” says Alexander Vreeland, the editor’s grandson and the creative force behind Diana Vreeland Parfums. “We wanted these fragrances to capture that mood of fearlessness.”

With rich blends of nutmeg, Tunisian orange blossom, fresh crushed leaves, amber, bourbon vanilla and currant buds to name but a few, they all come together to create the prettiest line up of heady, genderless scents.

Keen to know more?

Follow the link below for all the captions and info…

1. Diana Vreeland Parfums ‘Perfectly Marvelous’ eau de parfum 100 mL, $339.80
2. Diana Vreeland Parfums ‘Extravagance Russe’ eau de parfum 100 mL, $339.80
3. Diana Vreeland Parfums ‘Smashingly Brilliant’ eau de parfum 100 mL, $339.80
4. Diana Vreeland Parfums ‘Outrageously Vibrant’ eau de parfum 100 mL, $339.80
5. Diana Vreeland Parfums ‘Absolutely Vital’ eau de parfum 100 mL, $339.80

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