We Discovered the French Perfume That Jackie Kennedy Wore in the 1960s

Updated 05/31/19
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Jacqueline Kennedy is remembered far and wide for being one of the chicest style icons of our time. But what's not so often discussed is Jackie O's elevated taste in perfume. We suppose it's hard to earn the reputation as a fragrance icon since only the people who had the privilege of meeting Jackie O would know what she smelled like. But according to information from publicist Marie-Laure Fournier, we know exactly which perfume Jackie used to wear every day. It is, indeed, iconic. And better yet, it's still available today.

Want to channel the olfactory experience of Jackie O? We don't blame you. Keep scrolling to discover her favorite perfume from the 1960s (and pick up a bottle of it yourself)!

Jackie Kennedy's Favorite Perfume

Krigler Lovely Patchouli 55 $385
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Jackie's fragrance of choice came from the legendary perfume brand House of Krigler. The Krigler dynasty has been creating unique luxury perfumes since 1879. The brand continues to produce new fragrances today and still sells some of its oldest, most classic perfumes, including Jackie's pick: Lovely Patchouli 55.

This spicy-sweet fragrance was created in 1955 and quickly became Jackie's signature. Described as provocative and sensuous, the perfume is centered around a bold amber chord with supporting notes of patchouli, bergamot, and leather. The richness of the scent complemented Jackie's strong sense of style for many years.

Because of its spicy quality, Lovely Patchouli 55 makes for an especially stunning winter fragrance. If you have any Jackie lovers in your life, consider picking up a bottle as a holiday gift. It's pricey, but would you expect anything less from Jackie O?

Jackie O's Greatest Fragrance Hits

An icon is never one note, and so, of course, Jackie O had a few other beloved scents up her sleeve. Here are some of her greatest hits.

This exclusive fragrance was originally made for Grace Kelly to wear at her wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, so the story goes. Jackie O reportedly loved it, too. This delicate floral blend rests on iris and violet and is as elegant as both women were.

It's ironic that Jackie shared a predilection for her antagonist's scent; Marilyn Monroe also favored this classic rose and jasmine mix by French couturier Jean Patou. Joy is a festive celebration of graceful floral aromas and the seal of good taste.

Mille (pronounced "meehl") was worn by Jackie in the 1970s when married to Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis. A chypre fragrance composition with coriander, osmanthus flower, and patchouli was evocative of the countryside on the private Skorpios island and its secluded beaches.

Next up, find out the signature perfumes of Gigi Hadid, Emma Stone, and other celebs.

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