Clive Christian Furniture Company was renowned in the 70’s for their grandiose, lavish and Victorian interiors. The renowned English designer then acquired Crown Perfumery in 1999, with the intention and desire to bring the same artistic attention and detail to the fragrance world, that had made his interiors so sought after.
Truly a match formed in hedonistic heaven, an empire driven by splendour and British history, Christian acquired the only perfumery given the right by the Queen herself to use the image of her crown for their now world renowned bottle-toppers.
The 2012 New Year Honours List announced Clive Christian as the recipient of an OBE - Order of the British Empire - for his contribution as a Designer to the British Luxury Goods Industry.
In an era of arranged royal marriages in the 18th century, the mutual interest and love between the young Queen and her Prince was highly fortunate and romantic, and not at least admirable to look back at.
After their first meeting as young adults they were introduced to each other by their older family members, and Queen Victoria was swept of her feet by Albert’s many attractive features, and secretly described her love in private diaries.
The relationship kept evolving despite their distance, and the two kept exchanging letters to one another between England and Germany over a long period of time, all of which caused a blossoming romance and the start of a relationship that would turn out to be one of the most memorable in history.
In 1839, the pair were reunited for Albert’s visit to Britain, and after only a couple of days spent together at the Queen’s residential Windsor, Victoria proposed to Albert. Although Albert deeply wished to ask the Queen for her hand himself, he knew he could not do so, but he greatly accepted her proposal.
The couple enjoyed several years together, and became a golden couple to the outside world, symbolic of power, wealth, family values and love. Despite it being a true love match, the couple experienced ups and downs like everyone else, but managed to preserve their passionate love for each other and the royal family.
But as all fairy tales, this royal love story came to an end sooner that wished for, when Prince Albert passed away in 1861, leaving a devastated Queen Victoria behind.
It’s written in the history that the Queen never recovered from her deep sorrow and took a step back from public life, she wore black for the rest of her life, as an ode to her deep mourning of the passing of the love of her life.
This unique and everlasting love story will always be of the most importance to the brand Clive Christian. The Crown Perfumery Company was a historic perfume house that once boasted the patronage of Queen Victoria, who in 1872 graciously gifted the company the use of the image of her crown in perpetuity such was her love for the Crown Perfumery.