New York native Lana Del Rey first rose to popularity in 2011 with her most ‘stanned’ debut album, Born to Die.
The enigma that is Lana Del Rey has become an icon in her own right as a musician in the past decade of her reigned fame.
Her breathy classical voice overlayed on alt-pop tracks in conjunction with her vintage-inspired getup has made her one of the most streamed females globally on Spotify and Apple Music.
Hysteria arises when fans or ‘stans’ are in the presence of Lana, seeing her as a sort of religious mother, Madonna, or Goddess-like figure to her listeners. She’s worshiped more greatly than the American National Anthem itself by her stans.
If you don’t know who Lana is now, you will with a glimpse into the adored musician’s signature fragrance of choice.
Lana Del Rey’s signature scent is said to be Creed’s Spring Flower, which was initially formulated for the late Audrey Hepburn. The fragrance is very on brand for Lana with notes of Melon, Jasmine, and Musk, its 1960s glamor fashioned into a bottle.
Lana’s Signature Scent
Whisper on the street goes Lana wears what is described as “an attempt to bottle the glamor and fashion from Hollywood’s golden age,” Spring Flower by Creed.
First created for thee Audrey Hepburn in the mid-80s, the noses behind the scent were Olivier Creed himself and perfume partner Pierre Bourdon. The prestigious perfumery wanted to create a fragrance that capsulated Hollywood’s golden age of glamor and fashion. Mrs. Audrey Hepburn was symbolic of that era.
This wasn’t the first time Creed curated fitting perfumes for Hollywood royalty or even regal-throned aristocracy.
Creed’s establishment began in 1760, gaining notoriety over many centuries for formulating specific fragrances for those with high distinction, such as King George III, Napoleon III, Sir Winston Churchill, and John F. Kennedy, including celebrity icons by the likes of Grace Kelly.
Over recent decades, Creed has made its perfumes more accessible to the general public by launching their once-handcrafted fragrances made for royalty and Hollywood stars to us commoners.
Audrey’s once signature scent, Spring Flower, released three years after her death in 1996, opens with fresh spring cut flowers adorned in freshly harvested honeyed fruits. Enchanting Jasmine and Rose surface more prevalently within the thirty-minute mark, and the finale finishes with a smokescreen lifted into Musk.
The Top Notes are youthful Apricot, Apple, Bergamot, Melon, and Peach; The Heart Notes of timeless Jasmine and Rose; The Base is classical Musk.
Your skin becomes bleached in sweet syrupy florals with what is said to be moderate projection and longevity. Its mixed reviews correlate to the saddening conclusion that it’s not a compelling fragrance worthy of its price. Although many deduce the scent to be classical, timeless, and undoubtedly old Hollywood, it has yet to age well, with many of its fruity floral counterparts being cheaper and smelling better.
This fragrance’s shocking ‘wow’ factor only sinks in once you see the price of 425 USD for a moderate-sized bottle of 75 mL.
Lana had the idea to create her own fragrance “for fun,” as Elle Canada’s Suzan Michael Galway interviewed in March 2019. Just weeks later, Gucci asked Lana to be the face of Gucci Pour Femme Eau de Parfum, so she took it as a sign and signed off on the endorsement.
Campaign counter-signer, Jared Leto, posed for covers of ads and videos for the 2019 fragrance. Photographs to videography of the two screamed Lana Del Rey’s fashion-forward 70s style.
Described in Lana’s own words, Pour Femme “makes you feel bold…and feminine” while giving “a spirit of adventure.”
The fragrances Italian blend of peppy Pink Pepper, Citruses, delicate Florals, and sappy base notes create a perfume accumulation of Gucci Guilty in its new reborn chapter.
Expressive Pink Pepper, Mandarin, Orange, and Bergamot spritz first as the Top Notes, then its oriental floral composition lies heavy into the Heart Notes of Lilac, Violet, Geranium, and Rose. Simple Base Notes of Patchouli and Amber finish last.
A bottle of this poignant Eau de Parfum ranges from 118 USD for 50 mL or 149 USD for a 90 mL bottle.
Lana’s pinup-alt-pop music and timeless beauty mirror her fragrance sense.
No smells of Cherries, Wine, Rosemary, or Thyme. Still, our Pepsi-Cola-tasting Beauty Queen unquestionably has a fondness for those timeless floral Old Money, Violets for Roses-like fragrances that are as smooth as Blue Velvet and most certainly don’t ruin all her peaches.