Crowning Glory

By Jo Phillips

A symbol of fertility and a forager’s delight. Crab apple trees are associated with love and marriage and its small, hard fruits make an exquisite, jewel-colored jelly as well as being the most British of trees. Unsurprisingly the delightful white blossom so abundant in any British spring played an early part in the history of perfume company Clive Christian. Now the original scent crab apple blossom has been reimagined, a fragrance that first came to life in 1886, is here with a refresh, read more here In Crowning Glory.

The Crown Collection from Clive Christian Perfume is revisiting and bringing back to life archive scents, reimagined for the modern-day with the first being Crab Apple Blossom. This respected British perfume house was beloved by the aristocracy, politicians, artists, and actors of the Victorian era and beyond. 

Arguably one of the most famous of Crown Perfumery products this delicate perfume was initially bought to life in 1886. A very personal scent as it was inspired by the crab apple tree that grew outside the Crown Perfumery’s Founder house in Kensington.

The new take on this authentic scent of Crab Apple Blossom contains an opening note of spring flower combined with exotic marine bergamot with a heart of green rhubarb and fresh mojito fusion enhanced by creamy sandalwood and aquatically aromatic driftwood in the base for a fresh, energising citrusy yet soft scent that trails on the skin like blossoming branches in the spring sunshine. 

This is no shy perfume with its concentration being 25% and made up of a whopping 151 Ingredients it sits firmly in the Citrus Aquatic family giving it a fresh uplifting facet.

At the top find Marine Bergamot, Lemon Tree, Bitter Yuzu, Apple Blossom, Mandarin, Citruswood fusion

Then move to the heart for Osmanthus, Neroli, Apricot Blossom, Water Lily, Green Rhubarb, Mojito Aromafusion

At its base to pull the whole scent together find Sandalwood, Moss, Musk, Driftwood, Amber, Kashmirwood fusion

 As in keeping with the unique symbol of the brand is the delicate golden signature crown stopper, a sign of perfume prestige since 1872. 

Crab Apple Blossom is available now at clivechristian.com and harrods.com