First Perfume By Van Cleef & Arpels for Women

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First Perfume by Van Cleef & Arpels, With top notes of aldehydes, mandarin orange, black currant, raspberry, bergamot, and peach, First by Van Cleef & Arpels is a rich and intricate blend. Released in 1976, this scent is aptly named as it was the company’s introduction into the world of fragrances. The floral middle notes include carnation, hyacinth, orchid, tuberose, jasmine, orris root, narcissus, lily-of-the-valley, Turkish rose, and ylang-ylang. Ylang-ylang is said to provide a soothing, delicate scent and can be an aphrodisiac. Oak moss, vanilla, honey, musk, sandalwood, civet, Tonka bean, amber, and vetiver complete the perfume as a marriage of sweet and creamy base notes.

Van Cleef & Arpels began in France in 1906 but later expanded to the United States, settling on New York for its initial boutique. The bottle of First shows the regency the company is known for with its jewelry. The refined, feminine bottle still embodies the classic beauty of the fragrance it holds. All products are original, authentic name brands. We do not sell knockoffs or imitations.
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Hey, everyone. It's Sarah. And today I'll be reviewing First by Van Cleef and Arpels. Now, this was released in 1976, and is truly a timeless perfume. Some of the notes include bergamot, French jasmine, rose, hyacinth, vanilla, and sandalwood. And what I like about this perfume is that it's very elegant. It's almost regal. So I would recommend this for the refined woman who enjoys being the center of attention. All right, ladies, it's time to go. If you want to see more reviews on our favorite products, please subscribe to our YouTube channel. And be sure to keep in touch with us through Facebook and Twitter.
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Attribute Name Attribute Value
Brand Van Cleef & Arpels
Fragrance Family Bergamot
Fragrance Name First
Fragrance Classification Perfume, Sample, Body Cream, Gift Set, Pure Perfume, Body Lotion, Soap, Solid Perfume, Mini, Shower Gel
Volume Available in 2 ml, 5 ml, 8 ml, 15 ml, 21 ml, 25 ml, 30 ml, 50 ml, 60 ml, 90 ml, 100 ml, 104 ml, 195 ml and 200 ml
Top Notes Bergamot, Mandarin, Blackcurrant buds (Cassis)
Heart Notes Jasmine, Lily of the Valley (Muguet), Narcissus, Rose (Turkish, Ottoman), Ylang-ylang, Clove, Aldehydes
Base Notes Sandalwood, Amber, Musk, Tonka bean, Vanilla
Gender Women
Year Of Launch 1976
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Most Liked Positive Review
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More special than words can describe!

I was given First by my husband when it first came out and we were living on the East Coast. I have never found another fragrance to equal it - I absolutely love it - and hope I will never be without it. The cream/lotion/perfum etc. are all equally great! I have had a problem finding it recently
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and was thrilled that my daughter found FragranceX.com so that her Dad could do his usual "First" Christmas gift. We BOTH love it!
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Strong old school classic

Very strong, long-lasting classic, you can feel the old school of perfumery, but it's too serious and heavy for me, more appropriate for an elderly ladies. The pyramid is so complicated, but, after a loud start of something and everything, I smell mostly Lilly-of- the-valley and Johnson and Johnson
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baby lotion or powder. Not a safe blind buy.
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393 Reviews
5

Hard to find fragrance

bought this for my mum for Christmas as it is her all time favourite. Could not find it anywhere in the uk. Was hesitant to buy from so far away but shipment was on time and no issues.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Lincoln, uk
5

I would buy this again again

I love it smells really good

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Barstow ca
5

I would but this again and again

Excellent product

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Uk
5

One of my ALL-TIME favorites!!!!

I discovered this fragrance when a friend of mine was wearing it one day. She told me it was "First" by Van Cleef & Arpels. I went right out to the store and bought a bottle, the rest is history! This is one of my totally favorites and such a value!

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Jacksonville, FL
5

yes, would buy again...

everday uplift scent

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From colorado
5

Love it!

The smell is elegant, classy and sophisticated. It evokes memories of warm, fragrant, summer evenings, filled with the perfume of night flowering jasmine and syringa. It makes me think of a night at the opera, dressed up in black velvet and pearls, sipping sherry or sparkling wine with friends. It makes me think of Mozart and Puccini. I definitely don't agree that this is an old lady perfume although I can't see a teenager wearing this. This perfume is as sophisticated as an embassy ball in Paris. It's been discontinued in my country and I was overjoyed to find it here. I first smelled it and loved it as a child and could never afford it, just to find it discontinued when I was a old enough to buy my own perfume.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Pretoria, South Africa
5

I love this product

I love this fragrance. In my view it's a one off and gives me a real lovely feeling anytime of the day or night. Improves my mood quicker and better than anything else.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From UK
5

I would buy this fragrance again and recommend it

I have been using First for more than 40 years. It is my signature fragrance. I just love it and have no plans to ever use any kther.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Friday Harbor
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Strong old school classic

Very strong, long-lasting classic, you can feel the old school of perfumery, but it's too serious and heavy for me, more appropriate for an elderly ladies. The pyramid is so complicated, but, after a loud start of something and everything, I smell mostly Lilly-of- the-valley and Johnson and Johnson baby lotion or powder. Not a safe blind buy.

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No, I would not recommend to a friend.

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From Adelaide, SA
5

Lovely!

I have worn this perfume since 1983 and I am so happy to have found this site to be able to buy it at a reasonable price. This perfume is never copied. Classy and original I love it.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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