Dita Von Teese Fragrance Update

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Scent of a woman: Dita Von Teese talks about her first fragrance.

After revealing to Women’s Wear Daily that the mother of her beau (Count Louis-Marie de Castelbajac, son of fashion designer Jean-Charles) also favored her go-to scent, we think it's safe to say that Dita Von Teese may be her namesake fragrance’s own best customer:

“My signature fragrance that I’ve been wearing since I was 14 is Quelques Fleurs, and I had to stop wearing it because my boyfriend’s mother wore it,” Von Teese told the paper.

So, aside from not smelling like Mommie Dearest, what was the inspiration behind the star’s fragrance?

Well, herself, actually. “A scent needs to reflect all the different facets of my personality,” says Von Teese in a press release.

“It had to be elegant, glamorous, sophisticated, sexy, dark, and mysterious.”

She goes on to describe the elaborate development process of her perfume, of which she was closely and passionately involved. “I doubt the perfumers in Paris imagined that I would be in their shop almost every day for an entire year,” she reveals. “I wanted it to be perfect, and threw out many previous compositions and refined them.”

And refined it is. The timeless scent opens with fresh peonies, fizzy bergamot, and spicy Bourbon pepper, and has a heart of Bulgarian rose, Tahitian Tiaré petals, and fresh jasmine. The base features the warm scents of patchouli, musk, and smoky Gaiac wood and sandalwood.

The seductive blend is housed in a gorgeous 1930s-style black glass bottle—much like those Von Teese has been collecting from an early age.

From the perfume, which hits stores in mid-October, to the packaging, it seems that Dita Von Teese, the fragrance, fully captures the burlesque beauty’s scents of style.