I became a fan of Natalie Wood ever since watching Splendor in the Grass for the first time as a teenager. Natalie Wood’s emotionally raw performance perfectly captured the hopes, disillusions, and pains of growing up in this beautiful yet heartbreaking love story. Many are still enamored with classic Hollywood stars like Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe, but Natalie Wood holds a special place in my heart since I believe she was one of the most underrated actresses. Her effervescent spirit lives on in other performances, including West Side Story, Rebel Without a Cause, and Love with the Proper Stranger.
Natasha Gregson Wagner created Natalie Fragrance in honor of her late mother, Natalie Wood. The Natalie Fragrance ($25 – $95) is a fragrant tribute to the legendary 1960s Hollywood star and movie icon. Gardenia became Natalie’s signature scent shortly after starring in The Bride Wore Boots with Barbara Stanwyck. Barbara gifted Natalie with a bottle of the original Jungle Gardenia as a parting gift. When others complimented her on the fragrance, Natalie remembered Barbara’s generosity and sent them a bottle. Those who knew her associated Natalie with the scent of gardenias — her photographer noted that when she walked into a room, “it changed color” due to her charisma and her “delicious” gardenia fragrance.
Natalie Fragrance is very symbolic since it is a modern-day version of Natalie Wood’s favorite fragrance, Jungle Gardenia. Natalie Fragrance is a perfect balance of natural luxury and timeless sophistication. I have always loved the smell of gardenias and this gardenia-based blend beautifully captures the smell of lush white gardenias in full bloom. This fragrance is also harmoniously composed of top notes of freesia and orange flower and warmed by French vanilla and musk base notes. It is worth noting that it is 90% natural and 10% craft.
The 50 ml bottle can be purchased for $95. You can also purchase the Natalie Eau de Parfum Purse Spray for $32.50 or the Natalie Eau de Parfum Roll On for $25. In addition to the perfume, you can transform your living or working space into a sanctuary with the Natalie Scented Candle ($55). For $85, purchase the Natalie Wood: Reflections on a Legendary Life to learn about the unforgettable legend. This book, signed by Natasha Gregson Wagner, Courtney Wagner and Manoah Bowman, features the story of Natalie Wood and also comes with an exclusive bookmark and postcard. You can save 10% on all purchases over $10 when you apply coupon code 10OFFNF at the online checkout.
For Natalie Fragrance, this is the beginning of a broader plan to release more products influenced by Natalie’s other endearing passions, such as butterflies, jewelry, and linens.