Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ Favorite Fragrance

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Former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, fondly called Jackie O. has remained an American icon for decades since her death. There are many who still wish to recreate the unbeatable poise, beauty, and fashion style that made Jackie O. one of the most recognized and loved former American first ladies. Not long ago, it seemed all we could learn about Jackie was her style and fearlessness. But how would you feel to learn what this iconic first lady smelled like?

Thanks to Jackie O’s surviving daughter, Caroline Kennedy, we now have concrete evidence on all the first lady’s most-loved fragrances, including her number one choice, Lovely Patchouli 55.

Of course, we will spill all the secrets of how Jackie fell in love with such an earthly and unexpected signature scent.

It was all thanks to Aristotle Onassis who proposed to Jackie with a diamond ring and a bottle of Krigler’s Lovely Patchouli 55. This particular fragrance was created to be special as it was the last fragrance made by Albert Krigler before his death. History has it that he personally sourced the highest quality materials to create this comforting and gender-neutral scent.

Krigler’s Lovely Patchouli 55 was described as sensuous and provocative. If anything, this fragrance was a perfect match for Jackie’s unique style and strong personality. Other perfumes on Jackie’s favorites list were revealed to be;

Creed Fleurissimo

The first lady had great taste and her choice of perfumes showed that even more. This Creed Fleurissimo is known for its spot in history as the original scent created for Grace Kelly to wear on her wedding day. She was getting married to Prince Rainier of Monaco and Jackie was attracted to the scent from the very first day. The fragrance is a floral blend of iris and violet, perfectly suited to elegant ladies.

Jean Patou Paris Joy

Tagged as the most expensive perfume in the world, Jean Patou Paris Joy was a close favorite of Jackie O and Marilyn Monroe. The fragrance is a splendid floral mix, daring you to be both delicate and spontaneous.

Jackie O

Jean Patou 1000

This fragrance was already in Jackie’s heart before the Patchouli came along. It is a blend of coriander, osmanthus flower, and patchouli. It was a wilder and stronger scent worn by Jackie for most of the 1970s. A bottle of this perfume is a rare find in recent times.

Jil Sander No.4

Next, to the Patchouli fragrance, this is another big player on this list because of its great significance in Jackie’s life. Jil Sander No.4 was the perfume of her last years. It helped her through the most challenging times and became a part of the end of Jackie’s life story. Jil Sander No.4 was the last fragrance worn by Jackie. It is a bold and rich mix of sandalwood, myrrh, tarragon, and patchouli once again.

You can say it is the best season to wear classic perfumes that remind us once again of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the generations that have worn these scents as well.

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About Irene Michaels

Over the past 25 years I have taken on the roles of a producer, publisher, insider journalist and fundraiser. My artistic interests began early in my teens working as a model and a dancer throughout the U.S. I formed my first modeling agency before I was twenty. While modeling I secured a re-occurring role in the popular daytime TV series General Hospital. Read more...

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