Elizabeth Arden is an American fragrance, skincare and cosmetics company
started by Canadian entrepreneur Florence Nightingale Graham in 1910. Graham
used Elizabeth Arden as her professional name as well as the name of her
company. The company's initial focus was on skincare and cosmetics, and they
opened the first Red Door spa in Manhattan, soon expanding to major cities
around the world as their empire grew.
Elizabeth Arden was an innovator in the field of women's cosmetics,
introducing eye makeup to American women and pioneering the
"makeover." The company's first fragrance was Blue Grass, introduced
Elizabeth Arden remained at the helm of the company until her death in 1966.
In the last part of the 20th century, the company changed hands several times,
finally landing with FFI in 2003, who then adopted the prestigious Elizabeth
Arden company name as their own.
The company continues to produce cosmetics and skincare, but has changed its
focus to fragrances, issuing a long list of scents under its own name brand, as
well as scents under the brand names of designers and celebrities. Many Red
Door spas continue to operate today, and the company paid tribute to this
important piece of its history with the introduction of Red Door fragrance in
Designer Elizabeth Arden has 50 perfumes in our fragrance
base. Elizabeth Arden is an old perfume house. The earliest edition was created
in 1938 and the newest is from 2014. Elizabeth Arden fragrances were made in
collaboration with perfumers Ann Gottlieb, Olivier Gillotin, Marypierre Julien,
Yann Vasnier, Antoine Lie, George Fuchs, Francis Kurkdjian, Rodrigo
Flores-Roux, Claude Dir, Edmond Roudnitska, Carlos Benaim, Loc Dong, Jean-Marc
Chaillan, Claire Cain, Laurent Bruyere, Clement Gavarry, Sophie Labbe, James
Krivda, David Apel and Sophia Grojsman.