First Perfume

First Perfume

First Perfume by Van Cleef & Arpels, This fragrance was created by the house of van cleef & arpels with perfumer jean claude ellena and released in 1976 . A timeless aromatic floral bouquet so impressive it is considered a classic. A complex blend of notes create this moving perfume. This bouquet is bold and luscious in its presentation. The top notes are bergamot, aldehydes, mandarin, peach, black currant and raspberry. The heart notes are lily of the valley, ylang ylang, tuberose, turkish ... Read More

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First By Van Cleef & Arpels
 
4.8

(based on 253 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (220)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great smell (176)
  • Draws compliments (138)
  • Long-lasting (132)
  • Great value (113)
  • Clean & fresh (77)

Cons

  • Overpowering (9)
  • Doesn't hold (8)
  • Too expensive (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (108)
  • Anytime (100)
  • Evening (89)
  • Signature fragrance (89)
  • Special occasions (78)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (169), Natural style (44), Adventurous style (17)
    • Fragrance Type:
    • Floral (139), Oriental/spicy (58), Woody/earthy (42), Fresh/aquatic (33), Powdery (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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...Read complete review

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 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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I Did NOT Like it

I Got a headache and broke out in a rash wherever the perfume was sprayed..I do not like this ..I used First many years ago in the 80s I dont think its...Read complete review

I Got a headache and broke out in a rash wherever the perfume was sprayed..I do not like this ..I used First many years ago in the 80s I dont think its the same formulation...

Reviewed by 253 customers

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5.0

chic sent

By yael

from Ashdod Israel

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Value
  • Sensual

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Evening Use
    • Signature Fragrance
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about First By Van Cleef & Arpels:

    Chic sent

    • Fragrance Type:
    • Powdery
     
    5.0

    First

    By Jack

    from Dorset, UK

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Draws Compliments
    • Great Smell
    • Great Value
    • Long-Lasting
    • Not Overpowering

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime
      • Signature Fragrance

      Comments about First By Van Cleef & Arpels:

      I have used this perfume for many years and am still in love with it!

       
      5.0

      Exact Fragrance From Years Ago

      By GFHBDL

      from Richmond NSW Australia

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Draws Compliments
      • Great Value
      • Long-Lasting
      • Sensual

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime

        Comments about First By Van Cleef & Arpels:

        Very pleased with this fragrance, it is exactly the same as the bottle that I have been saving from the U.S. purchased 30 years ago. Great price too - no need to get O.S. travellers to bring this back to Aussie anymore.

        • Fragrance Type:
        • Floral, Powdery

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it!!

        By Sharon

        from Saint Cloud FL

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clean & Fresh
        • Draws Compliments
        • Great Smell
        • Sensual

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime
          • Daily Use
          • Signature Fragrance
          • Special Occasions

          Comments about First By Van Cleef & Arpels:

          Used First years ago but couldn't find when I needed it. Now that I've found a place to order it I won't be without it again. I get a lot of compliments when I wear it.

          • Fragrance Type:
          • Floral, Oriental/Spicy
           
          5.0

          I LOVE the Van Cleef and Arpels "First" perfume!!!!

          By Julia

          from Huntsville, AL

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clean & Fresh
          • Great Smell
          • Great Value
          • Long-Lasting
          • Not Overpowering
          • Reminds me of my mom

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime
            • Elegant !!!!!!!
            • Signature Fragrance

            Comments about First By Van Cleef & Arpels:

            I love fragrances that are a cut above the ordinary and trendy.
            First is one of my all time favorites !!!!

            • Fragrance Type:
            • Floral, Powdery
             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Brooklyn Steve

            from Brooklyn NY

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Draws Compliments
            • Great Smell
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about First By Van Cleef & Arpels:

              Daily.

               
              4.0

              Yes very happy

              By Ana

              from Obidos, Portugal

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about First By Van Cleef & Arpels:

                Yes, I like it, will buy again

                • Fragrance Type:
                • Floral, Fresh/Aquatic
                 
                5.0

                Elegant and Beautiful

                By Michelle Marie

                from Indianapolis, Indiana

                About Me Adventurous Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Draws Compliments
                • Great Smell
                • Great Value
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anytime

                  Comments about First By Van Cleef & Arpels:

                  First is a classic scent that exemplifies what excellent perfumery is all about. It is a rich and elegant and exemplifies the ornately beautiful composition of the famous french florals. It is not "fresh" or "girlish" but rather a scent for a sophisticated woman who expresses her impeccable sense of style with a very beautiful fragrance. A must for anyone who wants to smell gorgeous!

                  • Fragrance Type:
                  • Floral

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I love this perfume.

                  By Sharon

                  from Saint Cloud FL

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Draws Compliments
                  • Great Smell
                  • Sensual

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anytime
                    • Special Occasions

                    Comments about First By Van Cleef & Arpels:

                    Don't have any negative issues with this product. Will order again.

                    • Fragrance Type:
                    • Floral, Fresh/Aquatic
                     
                    5.0

                    FragranceX is THE place to buy my favourite FIRST!

                    By Bairbiegirl

                    from Ireland

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clean & Fresh
                    • Draws Compliments
                    • Great Smell
                    • Great Value
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Not Overpowering
                    • Sensual
                    • Sexy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anytime
                      • Can't live without it!
                      • Daily Use
                      • Evening Use
                      • Signature Fragrance
                      • Special Occasions

                      Comments about First By Van Cleef & Arpels:

                      FIRST by Van Cleef and Arpels is my favourite perfume. Makes me feel special

                      • Fragrance Type:
                      • Floral, Sophisticated, Woody/Earthy

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