First Perfume by Van Cleef & Arpels

First Perfume

First by Van Cleef & Arpels Perfume. If you are looking for a sophisticated scent, try First by acclaimed jewelers Van Cleef & Arpels. Created in 1976 by master perfumer Jean Claude Ellena, this fragrance was made to be truly timeless and romantic. It is composed of floral notes of hyacinth, jasmine, rose and amber. Finally, it is finishes with tangy touch of blackcurrant buds that add a lightness to the blend, making this scent perfect for a night out on the town.

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4.8
109 Reviews
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4.8
109 Reviews
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94%
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Most Liked Positive Review

5

Have been using this perfume for years.

This perfume I been use it from when I was 20 years old. That means over almost 40 years. And I keep using it. I love it and when I use it always people like it on me. Will always and I did recommend it to my friends. For me there is nothing negative about this perfume. I will always love this perf...

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Most Liked Negative Review

3

I have bought for years but was a bit disappointed

Have bought this for years but, this time, it seems to be rather 'old' It is a much darker colour than normal and seems past its best.

Reviewed by 109 customers

1

Love this have worn it 30 years. Too expensive for me now, i

Can't afford!

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend
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Submitted 12/15/2023
By Mary
From Roanoke, Va
4

I would buy this again, I love it and have used for years.

It is just a really nice scent, not too strong. But has become too expensive. It was nothing like the price it has become.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend
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Submitted 12/11/2023
By Kaz
From Melbourne. Australia
4

I would not buy this product again provided price is right

I use it every day but now cant afford it.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend
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Submitted 10/23/2023
By Brigitte
From Cape Town South Africa
5

I have baugth this product for years I will keep buying it

I use it every day everything good about it

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 10/18/2023
By Star
From iceland
5

I have bought this product for years.

The fragrance.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 10/7/2023
By Pat
From Albany , GA
5

I would buy again and again

Have been using eau de parfum for over 30 years daily - I love it!

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Submitted 8/25/2023
By Pongo
From London, England
5

It's been my First and Favourite since early 70's

My Uncle worked on International Airlines so he used to bring me back fragrances from Paris etc. I'm 60 and got my first refillable Canister on my 15th birthday. I only started experimenting with different scents last year, still, go back to my favourite First. Another one which my husband bought me in Dubai airport was First Love also Van Cleef & Arpels very scares

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 5/1/2023
By Sue
From UK
1

product was too expensive for the small container

product too expensive for such a small container

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Submitted 3/25/2023
By Amy
From McAllen
5

I would buy this again when back in stock

Spritz above and walk into it. I don't want to recommend to friends bc then I have to change my fragrance. Has happened too many times!!

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Submitted 3/13/2023
By Miss Cat
From Ontario Canada
5

I have used First since 1977. I spray on my chest once.

Last all day. Light, not over whelming. Husband love fragrance!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 2/25/2023
By RN MOM7
From Alabama
4

First by Van Cleef &Arpels

Packaging was not brand name but rather a nondescript Perfume.com aerosol so I wasn't sure it was authentic

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Submitted 2/25/2023
By Kathy
From Garden City
5

Fragrance at its best..

I use it on specialnoccasions and in church. I admire the scent, very lady-like8 had been using it for.more than 20 years and never grew tired of it.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 12/27/2022
By Fani
From Sweetwater Ct, Virginia Beach, VA
5

Fragrance at its best..

I've used First perfume by Van and Arpels since 1988 when I was in KSA. When I left I brought 2 bottles with me and they lasted for more than 10 yrs. I seldom used it because I may not be able to afford it after I lost my job. After 25 yrs, i looked for the same perfume here in the US. The fragrance did not change. I'm still a big fan...

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 12/21/2022
By Fani
From Sweetwater Ct, Virginia Beach, VA
5

I will buy this product as long as I can afford it!

It's my favorite perfume. Pretty expensive but when I can afford it to me is worth it.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 12/5/2022
By Life with a Purpose
From Jacksonville
5

One of my super favorite perfumes.

Use for all occasions, always a winner!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 10/9/2022
By Ronela
From South Africa
5

This is my favorite perfume thank you!!

My favorite perfume but it's getting harder to find but not here thank you perfume. Com!!!😀

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Submitted 10/4/2022
By Jaded
From Nevada, Mo.
5

First

When I first got it, I was upset thought it smelled like gasoline but than I shook it up and wore it for a day. I LOVE it.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 8/27/2022
By Cheryl
From Shallowater, Texas
5

My "go to " perfume.

I love this perfume. Fresh, yet with a feminine smell - smells as if you could be sexy if you wanted!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 8/21/2022
By Lizzie
From london
5

I bought this as a gift

My friend loves this perfume and I must admit it smells amazing

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 7/22/2022
By Chez2
From UK
5

I would buy this product again and again! Excellent service

Absolutely love it..looked for it for a long time & finally found it by you. True advertising. Am very happy & would order again for sure.

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Submitted 1/30/2022
By Rachel
From Israel
5

Van Cleef and Arpel is the best

I've used this perfume/cologne a number of years. Wunderbar!!!!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 11/10/2021
By wonder woman
From Roseville, California
5

First is a light perfume. Is from Paris I have about 50 y

Is light. Is fresh

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 10/31/2021
By Ike
From Milton Canada
5

This beautiful fragrance arrived early drama free Happy 😃

Love all the perfumes I purchased nothing bad to say Iam very happy with this company

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 10/28/2021
By Suzy q
From Gold Coast Qld Australian
5

A winner every time!

This fragrance is long lasting. Every time I wear it some one will ask what I am wearing. It has been my favourite perfume since I first bought it in the early 1980's

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 10/26/2021
By MG
From NSW
5

The best perfume I've ever purchased

This perfume is good for special occasions and a night out. Wouldn't recommend using it for school or university.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 10/8/2021
By Amin
From Oman
5

I bought this as a gift

My friend uses it for every day use.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 9/17/2021
By Chez2
From UK
5

The best ever

Just fab perfume been using First for many years .so many compliments just live it

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 9/1/2021
By Beano
From Uk
5

Love this perfume first time I bought it was in 1990

Love it

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 8/4/2021
By Nina
From San Juan puerto rico
5

Yes

the product is good, I have been using it for years

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 6/7/2021
By Mimi
From Montreal, Quebec
5

Yes yes yes ! I will buy this product again ....so so sweet

Love it !

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 6/6/2021
By JR
From Laval Canada
5

I love this parfum. I have worn it for a very long time and

Love it

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Submitted 4/15/2021
By Kaye
From LOUISIANA
5

Just love this perfume. One of my absolute favourites.

This is such a classic fragrance I have worn it for many years. Nothing else compares

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 3/28/2021
By Tishy
From Uk
5

My All-time Favorite!)

I bought my first bottle of "First", while on a cruise in the Caribbean, in Guadalupe. The perfumes we're a great price, so I bought a lot. My aunt always wore First and I loved how great she smelled, so I bought one for myself. When I returned, my mother spotted the bottle of "First" and begged me to let her have it. What could I do but wish I had bought a dozen bottles. Needless to say, I gave it to her. That was over thirty years ago. Last year, when I found this fantastic site, I ordered it. I've been using another brand as my daytime and saving the "First" for special occasions. Not Anymore! Time goes by so fast and I will stick to my favorite, "First", for everything, every day. When I wear it, I feel good and special!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 3/16/2021
By Joanne
From Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

Classy and clean

Love this perfume it is fresh but classy and long lasting, sweet , but fresh, it leaves a beautiful scent behind

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 3/14/2021
By Perfume lover
From Hollywood Florida
5

Would buy again.

I use it every day and it's much admired.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 3/2/2021
By Jo
From France
5

Have been using this perfume for years. I love it

I use this product everyday.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 2/13/2021
By Curly
From Uk
5

I do buy this fragrance every time.

In the early 80s our exchange student from Paris brought 3 bags. The tiny one had his clothes, the two larger ones were filled w/every Parfume and cognac. Seems our boy's grandfathers over saw the perfumes of the country, while the other the cognacs. First by Van Cleef's & Arpel's became my all time, everyday favorite, and remains so to date. It was very expensive so when I ran out, and exchange student grew away, I would save up. I was a single mother, putting myself through college so parfum was a luxury. Every day I was complimented by men, especially the European ones at the university. A few years ago, during W's recession, my S/O asked why I didn't wear my perfume. It was still very expensive then, so I admitted I didn't feel we could afford it. He went to downtown New Orleans to search out a seller. Apparently his mother was so moved by this story when he asked her advice in where to go, that she bought me the largest bottle I have seen as my Christmas gift. I'm not sure why prices have dropped, but the only difference I notice is it doesn't last as long. When I can find the perfume I buy it. Otherwise I buy the parfum and wear more of it. My grandsons grew up loving it, my granddaughter has insisted on a splash after her tub since she could ask. She has her own bottle now nd is probably only li'l girl in New Orleans that does. I cracked up when she insisted her mother buy perfume instead of eau de toilette. The heart knows.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 2/12/2021
By Gramma
From New Orleans
5

I buy this perfume again and again and have done for years

I've used First for years and I love it. I keep it for weekend outings as I think it deserves that respect.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 2/9/2021
By Janie
From Manchester UK
5

Great fragrance which I would buy again.

I have a number of fragrances I use regularly and this is one. A strong fragrance which always gets complementary comments. A classic fragrance.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 1/23/2021
By T
From Staffordshire UK
5

Again ,yes . Again and again I can't guarantee !!

I gave it as a gift . It is much appreciated

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 1/3/2021
By Enrique
From Summerland BC Canada
5

Van Cleef is the best

I've used First many times and just love the ssmell

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 12/25/2020
By Rock chick
From Isle of Wight. U.K.
5

Delicate

One of my favorites!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 12/24/2020
By Culby
From Missouri
5

This and now again a lifetime favourite ❤️

I use it after I shower in the morning and before bed 😊

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 11/25/2020
By Susie Q
From Mississauga Ontario
5

I would buy this product again because it is hard to find, a

I'm 'First' bought this perfume for my teenage daughter while in the Caribbean to introduce her to a classic scent. She still wears it 20 years later!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 11/4/2020
By Tina
From Carmel Ca.
4

Simply elegant

It's a mild fragrance. Not overpowering. I wore this a long time ago and liked it very much. It doesn't quite seem the same, the initial top scent us different.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 10/4/2020
By Red
From Lewisville, TX
5

I would buy this product again

I love this product

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 9/3/2020
By Murie
From Ontario, Canada
5

This is my favourite fragrance.

I use it every day. It does not matter that is was a tester, the actual product still smell the same!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 8/16/2020
By Renata
From London
5

Yes

Get a lot of complements when I use It!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 7/19/2020
By Maha
From Canada
5

I would buy this perfume for the rest of my life!

I use First almost every day! It is my most favorite perfume ever! Please don't discontinue it!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 7/7/2020
By Jody
From Texas
5

Yes would buy again

It is the first time I've bought it but love it, it's classic smells expensive, I get comments all the time. I like the timeless fragrance.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 6/24/2020
By n/a
From England