Grace Kelly has inspired many over the years, throughout her short life, and following her tragic death in 1982. In honour of Grace Kelly’s extraordinary beauty, Henri Giboulet created a perfume in 1955 for Lubin (the same year Grace Kelly starred in To Catch a Thief and met her soon to be husband, Rainier III, The Prince of Monaco). The perfume was named after one of the popular cocktail’s sold at that time in ‘American Bars’ in Paris, ‘Gin Fizz‘.
Lubin has now re-released this soft floral fragrance so that we too can enjoy the spirit of the ’50s and evoke the style and elegance of Princess Grace. With notes of bergamot, lemon, mandarin, juniper berry, iris, galbanum, orange blossom, rose absolute, jasmine, lily, benzoin, vetiver, oak moss and white musk – Gin Fizz is a timeless fragrance that will continue to be a favourite of those who wear it (including me).
Lubin‘s Gin Fizz is now available at Peony Melbourne in 50ml and 100ml bottles.
Get a taste of the ’50s with Jamie Oliver‘s recipe for Gin Fizz:
Rub lemon slice around the rim of tumblers and dip into sugar. Add two generous shots gin, juice of two lemons, 2 tsp super and 1 egg white with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake, shake, shake. Pour into glasses, top up with soda and garnish with lemon slices.
Recipe from Jamie Magazine, Issue 3 May/June 2009