No. 1 for Women (2001)

No. 1 for Women by Clive Christian
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No. 1 for Women is a popular perfume by Clive Christian for women and was released in 2001. The scent is floral-powdery. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Patricia Choux

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPineapple, Apricot, Bergamot, Cardamom, Paprika, Peach, Plum
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnation, Iris, Jasmine, Orchid, Rose, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Benzoin, Musk, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Vanilla, Cedar

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Scent

8.4 (112 Ratings)

Longevity

8.1 (90 Ratings)

Sillage

7.4 (90 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (91 Ratings)
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Rajudaph

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Rajudaph
Rajudaph
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The one and only No.1
I got the No.1 here in the souk from a super nice perfume. The scent was not present for me before. Until I randomly tested him.

This is a flowery aldehyde fragrance with the greatest madness you can imagine.
No. 1 is a sweet-sour pineapple praline made from the fluffiest mousse that has been put into your mouth, and you have no choice but to taste it. It is not a realistic pineapple, but a mixture of apicosis, bergamot and weak plum.
After this opening, light creamy ylang-ylang creeps in to soothe the fruit explosion and deepen the odor. The rose jasmine chord has a very distinct aroma, with a sweet and musky flair. There's a hint of carnation in No. 1.

No.1 is a really intense decadent fragrance. As soon as you smell it, you will never forget it - whether you like it or not.
Perfumed pineapple, a "funky" rose jasmine thread and a soft sandalwood cushion is No.1.
The shelf life with me is "24 hours", ingenious.
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DonJuanDeCat

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Greatly helpful Review    17
Really the number one?
Hello guys (and snoopers! :D)
As you are already used to, I'm coming back today with a new comment and tell you my opinion about Clive Christians No. 1 for Women, a fragrance that belongs to the luxury brands and is therefore very expensive (about 450-650 Euro for 30-50 mL). No wonder that there were also extremely limited "Special Editions", which were sold for over 200.000 Euro (of course the bottles were covered with gold and precious stones and there were only 10 bottles in total, but nevertheless... :D). And these editions should be even more expensive now, because they are no longer available.

So, No. 1 for Women, what I'm testing here isn't a special edition now (but even if it was, the content would have been the same). But for this it seems to be the orderer of this fragrance brand. It is said that No. 1 for Women is said to be the most precious perfume in the world (not to be confused with "the best", because the most precious can actually exist in terms of production, costs and so on, but "the best" never exists because tastes are ALWAYS different). Because in the smell here over 200 natural smell materials and/or "ingredients" are to be contained, whereby not a single smell material is to be synthetically manufactured. The perfumers were allowed to use anything, regardless of cost, which is the reason why the fragrance No. 1 was called (and costs that much).

Under such circumstances one expects something almost grandiose. Then many will also complain that amateur snoopers like me would have no idea what I would smell if I made my judgement on it. But no matter. I smell and test the fragrance as always without being influenced by the value of a fragrance. I found the 3000 Euro Roja fragrance very good, but not overwhelming, just as an example that a very high price doesn't necessarily mean a great perfume, apart from that I would personally spend the 3000 Euro for something much more meaningful, like a gold-plated cat figure as paperweight or something like that... :DD
But let's get to the scent!

The fragrance:
The fragrance begins fresh and floral, as well as slightly fruity and powdery. From the flowery scents I immediately notice the heavier Ylang-Ylangs, which as so often also leave a somewhat sultry impression. The background is citric fresh through the bergamot. The powdery scents clearly come from the iris and vanilla, although the vanilla is not yet strong. From the fruits I smell apricots, some plums and a little pineapple. Also in the background green and bitter green cardamoms seem to be.
And somehow this combination of scents has something to do with tea! Only slightly, but if you smell exactly at the sprayed spot, then there is a very light tea scent, or at least that's how it seems to me. Anyway, the tea scent as always of course provides a few bonus points, he he :D
From the heart note on the Ylang-Ylangs lose a little of their sultriness, and I hope it stays that way. From the other flowers I still smell jasmine and a little carnation, as well as roses. A little later the fragrance, which is already powdery and soft due to the iris and vanilla, becomes even softer and more beautiful due to resins such as benzoin, even if the Ylangs Ylangs in the base should gain strength again.

The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is okay. No firecracker, but for a while it is good to smell one through the nice scent of the fragrance bearer. The shelf life is very good because the fragrance lasts ten hours, I think even more.

The bottle:
The bottle is of course also in the "normal edition" very high quality. It is rectangular with slightly rounded edges and gilded with a dark golden hue. There is no label on the front, you can see the name and logo of the fragrance also in gold directly attached to the bottle. The lid is also gold-plated and represents a crown. It is said that the crown was a gift from Queen Victoria to this fragrance house in appreciation of her great fragrances. Yes, the bottle has become quite beautiful and in spite of the many gold-plated areas I find it more noble than showy.

Soo, since one could sometimes confuse precious with "the best", I now ask whether the fragrance has also become the best fragrance in the world, if it is already so precious? Well, no one can actually answer that. As long as one does not belong to these self-obsessed idiots, who regard all their own opinions as pure gold, then it is the case that tastes as already written here at the beginning are all different. Something quite wonderful could be the greatest disgust of all for some, while for others it could be the most wonderful thing in the world. And that's a good thing, because that's exactly why, in order to meet so many different tastes, there's so much variety in so many things, without which it would otherwise have been all too boring, isn't there? Yet it is an abomination to put coriander in scents!!! :DDD He he he, lucky that there was no coriander in this fragrance, brrrr...!

But my opinion about this fragrance here is very good. Even though I am sure that the fragrance would have scented quite well even with less ingredients (and therefore a lower price), I find the fragrance very successful, because it is complex and therefore in the course of the fragrance many scents are to be smelled, most of which however as so often more in the top note emerge and then gradually evaporate, while some little then solidify from the heart note and give the fragrance its character. First and foremost flowery scents and powdery notes.

The fragrance is very pleasant and soft and you can wear it at any time for yourself or to go out. To cuddle and love and so it is suitable due to the soft, powdery notes exactly well, as if you want to come across even times particularly feminine or sexy. Fortunately (for me) the Ylang-Ylangs didn't turn out to be that difficult, which I personally always find disturbing, but even if it had been like that, I'm sure that most of you ladies would have liked the scent anyway... you see, tastes are different :)

A test is worthwhile in any case, the only question is whether the fragrance is also the 450-650 Euro value, because there are similar fragrant fragrances for much less, where you would not smell any existing synthetic (or this would not be perceived as disturbing). Well, everyone has to know for themselves.

That's it then again and yes,... all have a nice evening :)
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Rosie88

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Angelic likeness
I have already tested the fragrance several times, but have not yet dared to write a comment on it... Because... No 1 is already something very special.... (the price times hidden)

I would like to share my personal impressions with you:

Immediately after spraying on, a very intense spicy note yelps at me first, which I probably attribute to the cardamom... (I don't really like that) - but the spice disappears quickly and the fragrance becomes a little more fruity...
Apart from the bergamot, I can't define exactly which fruits have made themselves comfortable here... it is simply a round composition which is difficult to define :)

The fruits are still lightly spicy, but never hot or biting, but rather discreetly spiced and also for those who don't like "spicy" - like me - good to wear. Normally I don't like spices at all, but here in this combination it even feels very interesting... how funny (?)

After about 30-40 minutes the fragrance becomes very creamy and slightly sweet... I guess the jasmine and the ylang appear... Later, I believe, I was able to catch a shy rose... not long, unfortunately, but she was there...

I can't (fortunately) perceive anything woody during the whole process.
Musk and vanilla, on the other hand, are actually represented in very fine form and simply fit perfectly into this composition.

After about 3 hours the angels will come...!!!

No 1 gets really tender with me powdery-flowery-creamy... just heavenly !!
I can hardly get enough of the many angels that surround me.... It is simply a dream - my dream fragrance par excellence :)

I am glad to have No 1 in my collection and to see the angels whenever I feel like it :)
Thank you Clive for this angel kiss...!
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Duftsucht

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Very helpful Review    10
My new mantra: noble - noble - noble - noble...
The price of the water alone makes me almost freeze in awe. What do I expect from this fragrance? But at least a zack-wow-boom effect, right?
And what do I get? An elegant floral scent that comes out of every pore "Noble! Perfect!" shouts! Certainly one of the most harmonious fragrances I have ever had the honour to wear.
A perfume for a true lady, ladylike, but by no means madamic.
The pyramid is almost overflowing - and while I would have flinched from it a few months ago, such descriptions have had a magical attraction to me since my love for old Guerlain classics has fully awakened.
This time I make it easy for myself and explain what I DO NOT smell: No pineapple, no apricot, no pepper, no peach, no plum, no bergamot and no cardamom in the top note: Oops, there is nothing left! What's that smell? Nobly fruity, absolutely natural, but not a single note recognizable to me. After that it doesn't smell like carnation, nor like jasmine, iris, orchid, rose or ylang-ylang, but elegantly floral with exactly the right dose of sweetness. The words EDEL and ELEGANT, by the way, were created precisely for this perfume, you can't repeat them too often. In the base I don't smell vanilla or tonka, amber, benzoin, musk, sandalwood and cedar - I think you've all understood what I'm getting at - but elegant softness and gentle grace. Yes, I can believe that the iris is responsible for the wonderfully powdery creaminess, that the rose lends elegance to the perfume, musk and amber in the base are responsible for this fluffy cloud, but it is pointless to ponder about it, because everything builds on each other, supports each other, affirms and withdraws, steps to the foreground or discreetly to the back - a perfectly rehearsed choreography, conceived only to flatter all noses.
It's strange that this fragrance still doesn't arouse any desire in me, rather a desire: Yes, I would always be able to wear it, even on days when I can't decide otherwise. It would always stand out as a perfect, particularly high-quality fragrance, but it would never even touch in the slightest.
It would make me look like a perfect lady. The only question that remains unanswered is: Am I really this perfect lady? - and more importantly, do I even want to be her?
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Isabelle1

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A good perfume...
This is a good perfume but there are better and I have better....it is certainly not worth it's price...But overall a good perfume .
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this has so grown on me that I just bought a back up bottle of 50 ml, I really like it a lot now....and more one does not smell it often on others, it has a kind of uniqueness .'.
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Gold

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Gold
Helpful Review    1
High quality
This is labelled "the most expensive perfume in the world"! Is it worth all the money you have to cash out for it? My husband gave this to me for my birthday and I had a chance of indulging in a blind test before getting the actual present. I wore "Clive Christian No. 1" for an entire day without any bias, without even knowing if it was French, English, Italian - and I immensely enjoyed it from the very first minute I sprayed it on. It smells lush, opulent and grand. Your nose will tell you that it is made from top ingredients. It's a gorgeous woody floral with an ultra-elegant, beautiful vibe to it. Not very innovative or modern, but a great perfume in the classic mould. Nevetheless, over-priced.

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