Fragrance File: Love & White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor

Now I’m not one who would usually go for an Elizabeth Taylor scent, but this one is actually worth a mention… or a whiff!

Love & White Diamonds is the newest scent bearing the name of the iconic actress… the original queen of diamonds!

“You can’t cry on a diamond’s shoulder, and diamonds won’t keep you warm at night, but they’re sure fun when the sun shines.”
Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor herself was a true romantic who never gave up on love. Her most famous romance, with Richard Burton, began on the movie set of “Cleopatra” and started an unforgettable relationship that captivated the world. Their union was the fiery and passionate love story of Hollywood’s most glamorous individuals.

In addition to his heart, Richard Burton gave Elizabeth Taylor the most fabulous diamonds. The Krupp Diamond and The Taylor-Burton Diamond made global headlines when they ended up on Elizabeth Taylor’s finger making her synonymous with diamonds ever after! For her, as with many of us, jewellery was emotional and always connected to the person who gave it to her. In many ways fragrance can do the same – I remember every fragrance I’ve been gifted by someone, and am always reminded of them whenever I wear it!

Elizabeth Taylor captured the essence of why women love diamonds and florals when she created the original White Diamonds scent – a fragrance she wore every day, just as she did the Krupp diamond.

Now, a dazzling new fragrance, Love and White Diamonds has been launched, inspired by Elizabeth Taylor’s two great passions, love and diamonds

The Scent

This new fragrance is a sensual floral scent that invites the wearer to embrace their romantic side…

Created by Master Perfumer Carlo Benaim, who worked closely with Taylor on the original White Diamonds scent, Love & White Diamonds is about passion and love.

The fragrance is a ‘heartfelt’ accord of beautiful flowers, Tuberose, Gardenia, Jasmine Sambac and a touch of Rose, with freshness on top, through Petitgrain, Mandarin and Neroli, and a sheer, musky, woody background including Sandalwood.

The Bottle

The Love & White Diamonds bottle was inspired by Elizabeth Taylor’s timeless style and her excitement for romance and glamour.

The blush-toned bottle exudes femininity and features a pave-like rose gold diamond collar that captures light much like a radiant jewel.

Staying true to Taylor’s classic style, the packaging features a matte rose gold finish with white and metallic flowers accented by diamond detailing, adding a glamorous wink to the overall design.

Who Wears Love & White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor?

Love & White Diamonds is a fragrance for a passionate woman who is a romantic at heart, someone who indulges in scent as an experience and embraces epic love – in all it’s ups and downs!

This rich, heady scent with a hint of musk will suit older women who want to feel feminine and sensual.

My thoughts

Elizabeth Taylor’s Love & White Diamonds is far from stuffy (as one might have assumed), in fact it’s rather a surprise as it’s fresh and rather youthful!

With white floral and citrus top notes this is an easy-going day time fragrance that will add a hint of seduction to your day!


Name of Scent: Love & White Diamonds

Fragrance House: Elizabeth Taylor

Type of Scent: Eau de Toilette

Scent Family: Floral Woody Musk

Top Notes: Neroli Tunisia, Mandarin Oil, Petitgrain

Mid Notes: Jasmine Absolute Sambac, Turkish Rose, Tuberose, Gardenia

Base Notes: Sheer Musk, Cedarwood, Sandalwood

Price: R695.00* (3.3oz/100ml)

Stockists: Available at selected department stores and pharmacies


As part of Elizabeth Taylor’s courageous commitment and fearless leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS, she directed that a portion of sales from White Diamonds and her other House of Taylor fragrances go to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.



*All prices are suggested retail prices.


Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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