Saturday, 6 December 2014

Anne Klein Perfume Review

The début perfume from American fashion designer Anne Klein was launched a decade after the label’s founder died. Created by Parlux Fragrances, Anne Klein for women is a rich and assertive fruity-floral.
Uniting the two themes is a lactonic bridge, the milky peachiness of C14 aldehyde (so-called) blending with a  salicylatey, creamy white floral complex. The latter includes jasmine and ylang-ylang, hinting at banana, while lily of the Valley odorants and galbanum cast a green hue over the composition.
As the perfume settles, a notable ambered, animalic facet develops out of the labdanum fond, though as usual, I find this much more pronounced on skin than on paper.
Best worn with Dynasty-style shoulder pads.

Nose: Unknown
House: Anne Klein
Release date: 1984
Notes (per Fragrantica): Aldehydes, galbanum, bergamot, hyacinth, neroli, cassis, jasmine, gardenia, tuberose, lily of the valley, ylang-ylang, orchid, fruit, sandalwood, vetiver, musk, civet, benzoin, amber, vanilla.


  1. I believe that the 1976 Blazer was AK's debut scent, although it was made by Helena Rubenstein?

  2. Hi,

    Yes, it seems you're correct; first produced by Anne Klein, later distributed by Helena Rubenstein. Not sure of the year, though.
    Well spotted!