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April 18 2014

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Jackie O’s Majestic Class, Just A Spritz Away

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Style icon, beloved philanthropist, patron of the pillbox hat. You can call Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis a lot of things, but until this month, “fragrance inspiration” was missing from her long list of attributes. Enter the house of Creed, which, with the debut of their new violet-Oriental scent, pays homage to the woman who kicked off 50-plus years of oversize-sunglasses popularity. With “Love in Black,” sixth-generation perfumer Olivier Creed documents places and pastimes that were dear to the former First Lady’s heart: Virginia cedar, reminiscent of where she rode her beloved horses; night-blooming wildflowers from the Greek isle where she wed Aristotle Onassis; irises from Florence, a city that she visited frequently; and French blackcurrant, evocative of her heritage and passion for things Gallic. While Jackie was undeniably one of a kind, Creed has gotten impressively close to bottling the special brand of chic for which she is so fondly remembered.

Photo: Kennedy Library Archives/Getty Images

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