Hello lovelies, today I will be discussing Natalie Woods favorite perfumes, including the perfume called Natalie that was created by her daughter Natasha. I sent Natasha a message on Instagram because I was curious about the beauty products Natalie Wood used, and Natasha said that Natalie loved the perfume Fracas. I found this to be very interesting because there isn’t a lot of information online about Natalie Woods favorite perfumes. When you search her favorite scent, the main one that comes up is Jungle Gardenia which was first introduced in 1932 by the original Tuvache’ company, which no longer exists. Natalie fragrance is inspired by Natalie Woods favorite flower and scent the Gardenia. Below is how the Natalie fragrance started. It all started when five-year-old Natasha Nikolaevna Gurdin (née Zacharenko), the daughter of Russian immigrants, first stepped in front of a movie camera in 1943. The film was Happy Land, the director was Irving Pichel, and the rest was history. Hollywood re-christened her Natalie Wood, and she became a beloved child star in classics like Miracle on 34th Street. In 1946, Natalie appeared in the comedy The Bride Wore Boots, playing the daughter of screen legend Barbara Stanwyck. Stanwyck’s signature scent was gardenia—sumptuous, floral, yet distinctively sexy—it was considered the most exotic fragrance in the world.
Barbara sent her young costar a bottle of gardenia perfume as a gift, and when Natalie was old enough to wear it, she adopted gardenia as her signature scent as well. When others complimented her on the fragrance, Natalie remembered Barbara’s generosity and sent them a bottle. The teenage Natalie Wood blossomed into a glamorous starlet and was nominated for an Oscar at age sixteen for her 1955 role opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause. Successfully maneuvering the near-impossible transition from child to adult on screen, Natalie was ready to take Hollywood by storm.
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