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Elizabeth Taylor’s perfumes have become the best selling celebrity perfume range of all time. The extensive range of fragrances on the whole have a similar Amber DNA. In more recent years (the perfumes continued to be released after Elizabeth’s death) their scents have become lighter, adapting with the times. This article explains what every Elizabeth Taylor perfume smells like, and links to where you can get them, including the discontinued fragrances!

PerfumeReleaseFragrance Notes
Passion1988Incense, Spices, Leather, Aldehydes
Passion For Men1989Lavender, Spices, Cinnamon, Amber, Nutmeg
White Diamonds Parfum1991Aldehyde, Ylang-ylang, Narcissus, Cloves, Cinnamon
White Diamonds1999Aldehyde, Tuberose, White Floral, Amber
Diamonds and Emeralds1993Peach, Apricot, Gardenia
Diamonds and Rubies1993Rose, Spices
Diamonds and Sapphires1993Melon, Lily of the Valley, Rhubarb, Galbanum
Black Pearls1996Peach, Amber
Sparkling White Diamonds1999Neroli, Lily, Gardenia, Narcissus, Jasmine, Musk
Brilliant White Diamonds2001Aldehyde, White Florals
Forever Elizabeth2002Green Apple, Tiare Flower
Gardenia2003Gardenia, Geranium, Lily of the Valley
Violet Eyes2010Cedar, Peony, Peach
White Diamonds Lustre2014Raspberry, Pear, Orange Blossom, Jasmine
White Diamonds Night2016Apricot, Resin, Peach
Love & White Diamonds2017Neroli, Petitgrain, Jasmine, Gardenia
White Diamonds En Rouge2019Raspberry, Pink Pepper, Rose, Orange Blossom, Vanilla, Patchouli
White Diamonds Legacy2021Amber, Honeysuckle, Gardenia, Jasmine, Orange Blossom

Table of Contents

Elizabeth Taylor Passion

Elizabeth Taylor Passion is a dark, sexy, 1980s fragrance along the same lines as Dior Poison and YSL Opium. Incense, Spices, Leather and Aldehydes combine to make a heavy fragrance which had lots of that Elizabeth Taylor 80s presence! I can imagine a lady from Dynasty wearing this perfume! Originally, it used a fragrance note called Civet which came from a small animal, nowadays the fragrance has been reformulated as this ingredient is no longer used in perfume.

Elizabeth Taylor Passion For Men

Elizabeth Taylor Passion For Men, her only male fragrance, is a relatively unique combination of Lavender, Spices and Cinnamon. Amber and Nutmeg create an edible and slightly gourmand feel to the dry down of Passion For Men. Like the female version of Passion, this is a strong fragrance which is sexy and again has quite a 1980s feel to it.

I have to say I do find the advert for Passion For Men quite humorous; it looks like Elizabeth Taylor’s head is floating, and then there’s the hair…!

Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Parfum

Elizabeth Taylor originally brought out White Diamonds in a parfum edition, which was more concentrated than the now famous White Diamonds Eau de Parfum. It’s a strong Aldehyde fragrance, reminiscent of Chanel No5. Ylang-ylang and Narcissus keep the fragrance feminine, while Cloves, Cinnamon and Oakmoss create an oriental, Amber undertone.

Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds

I believe Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds is the best selling celebrity perfume of all time. It’s an affordable, accessible, classic scent which like the Parfum version, has echos of Chanel No.5.

White Diamonds is not a light perfume so I don’t really recommend it for hot weather. It’s sharp Aldehydes and classic Hollywood white florals mix together to make a scent which lasts well and feels cosy and sophisticated.

Elizabeth Taylor Diamonds and Emeralds

White Diamonds And Emeralds is a fruity floral which is lighter than the original White Diamonds perfume. The main floral note is Gardenia which is a much fresher floral note than the ones used in White Diamonds. Peach and Apricot also add to the freshness of the perfume. The White Diamonds signature DNA is still very much present but the removal of the Aldehyde note keeps the fragrance less sharp.

Elizabeth Taylor Diamonds and Rubies

Elizabeth Taylor Diamonds and Rubies is a spicy Rose perfume. It feels a bit like a more affordable version of YSL Paris and the original Lancôme Tresor; both fragrance from a similar time.

If you’re a fan of Rose perfumes, check out my article on the Best Rose Perfumes.

Elizabeth Taylor Diamonds and Sapphires

Diamonds and Sapphires is a lighter fragrance than its predecessors. Melon and Lily of the Valley give the perfume some similarities to Dior J’adore. A sharp Rhubarb creates the opening note whilst Galbanum adds a greenness to the fragrance mist.

Elizabeth Taylor Black Pearls

A sweet Peach combines with Amber to create a unique fragrance in Elizabeth Taylor Black Pearls. Its often likened to the scent of the original Barbie Dolls or other plastic toys from the past.

Elizabeth Taylor Sparkling White Diamonds

Sparkling White Diamonds really is all about the ‘white’ fragrance notes, white florals to be precise. A bouquet of Lily, Gardenia, Narcissus, Jasmine and Musk are introduced by a crisp Neroli citrus top note which creates a refreshing start to the scent. I think Elizabeth Taylor Sparkling White Diamonds would be an ideal summer perfume for lovers of the original White Diamonds.

Elizabeth Taylor Brilliant White Diamonds

Elizabeth Taylor Brilliant White Diamonds
Eva Longoria for Elizabeth Taylor Brilliant White Diamonds

Launched after Elizabeth Taylor had passed away, Elizabeth Taylor Brilliant White Diamonds was fronted by Eva Longoria. It’s a fresh floral fragrance which unfortunately has a chemical feel to it which I think has put quite a few people off.

Elizabeth Taylor Forever Elizabeth

Elizabeth Taylor Forever Elizabeth has quite a different feel to all its predecessors. A clean Green Apple makes up the majority of the fragrance alongside a tropical Tiare Flower. It reminds me of that clean shampoo smell you can get; refreshing and summery.

Elizabeth Taylor Gardenia

Elizabeth Taylor Gardenia is a very ‘green’ perfume. Gardenia is indeed the main note, which is a fresh and light, Lily of the Valley and Geranium then add a kind of traditional garden feel to the fragrance.

Fans of ‘green’ perfumes like Chanel No.19 are likely to be the best suited to Elizabeth Taylor Gardenia.

Elizabeth Taylor Violet Eyes

Elizabeth Taylor Violet Eyes is a light, fresh Cedar and Peony fragrance with a little bit of a hint of Peach.

Violet Eyes is probably the lightest perfume from Elizabeth Taylor, so its appropriate for work and hot weather.

Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Lustre

Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Lustre is brighter and more modern than a lot of the other Elizabeth Taylor fragrances. An Orange Blossom note combines with Jasmine to create the kind of scent we saw released by designer houses in the 2010s and 2020s. White Diamonds Lustre has Raspberry and Pear top notes which are slightly sweet and refreshing.

Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Night

An Apricot top note and Resin base notes make Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Night warm and cosy, while night blooming jasmine creates a unique and intriguing floral heart. There is also a slightly Violet feel to the fragrance which makes it very feminine.

Elizabeth Taylor Love & White Diamonds

Elizabeth Taylor Love & White Diamonds has a green and fresh Neroli and Petitgrain top note which creates a natural citrus top note.

Jasmine and Gardenia create a heart note that echos some of the previous Elizabeth Taylor perfumes. Again, being a more recent release I find that Love & White Diamonds feels modern.

Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds En Rouge

Raspberry and Pink Pepper, combine with Rose and Orange Blossom to create my personal favourite perfume from Elizabeth Taylor in her White Diamonds En Rouge. A Vanilla and Patchouli base means that the fragrance has some similarity to Armani Si.

Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Legacy

Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Legacy celebrates 30 years since the release of the first White Diamonds perfume. The signature Amber DNA of the range is present, but with lighter tones of Honeysuckle, Gardenia, Jasmine and Orange Blossom.

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Sophie is the perfume enthusiast behind Soki London. She reviews the latest perfumes and entire perfume ranges on her YouTube channel and website.