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Everyone has a favorite actor / actress, someone who manages to inspire you and speak to you through the screen. Some people who mastered this skill are the icons of the Golden Age of Hollywood. They were the greats that helped carve modern Hollywood. Here are a few people whose names have managed to remain iconic to this day and for generations to come, people who helped define a craft.  

The craft they created was the craft of beautiful cinema. Classic cinema is striking, especially when viewed through a lens overtaken by CGI, fast-paced action, endless superhero franchises and sexual abandonment that leaves nothing to the imagination.

Recall the perfectly coy, flirty and smart exchanges between Jimmy Stewart or Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. The delivery. The affectation. The wit. Their poise, their ease, and pardon the pun, their grace, seems like a relic of days gone by.

Then, of course, there is the clothing. In fact, in many of these films the costumes are just as much a character as the stars themselves. Find a woman who has not tried to emulate Grace Kelly’s rolled-up black Capri pants look. The iconic outfit of halter-neck beach top with black-edged drawstring tie, calf-length skirt, white straw wide-brimmed hat, high-wedge sole sandals and large white beach tote, for example.

This was the time when it was fashionable to be cool, charismatic and of course, to ooze class!.

Let us not forget about what Steve McQueen did to the Persol 714. He was, and still is, the undisputed “King of Cool”.

Yet throughout that Era, a “Golden” couple stood out on screen, a couple whose presence on screen together burns it way into your memories by the sheer strength of their performances. Who else could do that but John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.

Wayne was a cultural given, a man whose fame and physical stature made him something of his own Mount Rushmore.

His voice and manner are so easy to parody, it can take a while to grasp that he was a marvelous, canny screen actor. At his most ambitious, as in Red RiverRio GrandeThe Searchers and Rio Bravo, he could act brilliantly. Yet even in routine pictures, he dominated the screen as few stars ever have, often by appearing to do nothing. A master of silence, he knew the camera, was the best reactor this side of Cary Grant and did not fear emotion. Wayne let you feel his deep affection for his screen soulmate, Maureen O'Hara, who brought out his tenderness and middle-aged rue.

America's Duke was tough, honorable, and ready to laugh and share a drink, and always ready to do what men had to do in order to see justice done. He did not ask you to like him. He asked you to live up to him.

On seeing his work today, one cannot fail but be moved by his film's portrait of an America whose confidence had yet to be shaken and driven by his un-cynical ability to embody virtues that are well worth preserving. The contempt for pettiness and love of hard work; the courage to be lonely in pursuing your goals; the respect for individuals in all their cussedness; and above all, the willingness to fight and die for a cause bigger than yourself.

All of that is John Wayne, and it is neither male nor female, conservative nor liberal. What it is, and always was, is American.

Even if the Golden Age of Hollywood is just pure nostalgia at this point, it does not mean we cannot still embrace the best parts of it to make our lives more interesting.

The Product range’s you find here, finely crafted with a thorough nod to this by-gone era of true icon’s is designed to bring you back to these days, the days of glamour and style, of natural beauty and poise and the beginning of the legends who are as alive in our minds today as they were on screen then.

These ranges are out tribute to them – we hope you like them.

Come back for more exciting news on future launches.

The team at Iconic Fragrances.

Delivery Information

UK Delivery Charges

We use DPD for our delivery services. We have found them to be efficient and above all reliable. We Offeer Free UK Mainland Delivery, please allow 2-3 working days for delivery.


Highlands 

£5.00 delivery 3-5 working days.

Ireland 

Free Delivery 3-5 working days

Europe

We offer DPD delivery service at £10 GBP with 5-7 Working Day Service

USA

Delivery service at £10 GbP please allow 7-10 Working Days Delivery

Privacy Policy

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

·         name and job title

·         contact information including email address

·         demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

·         other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

·         Internal record keeping.

·         We may use the information to improve our products and services.

·         We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. 

·         From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

·         whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes

·         if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at [email address]

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to [address].

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect

Terms and Conditions

Iconic Fragrances Terms and Conditions

Our Terms and Conditions will apply to all transactions placed through Iconic Fragrances website are set out below in full. Before placing your order please read through these Terms and Conditions carefully and print a copy for your reference. We would also request that you read our Privacy Policy with regards to the personal information that you provide to us through this site.

Please note that we may change these terms from time to time without notification to you. These changes will apply to any subsequent orders that are placed.

We will email you notification as soon as is possible to confirm receipt of your order and a further order to confirm the order details. Please note that acceptance of your order will only take place when we dispatch your order to you.

Deliveries will require a signature on receipt by an adult aged 18 year or over.

Delivery charges and estimated timescales are given in detail in the Delivery section. We do make every effort to ensure we deliver your goods within the estimated timescales, however occasionally delays are inevitable. We shall be under no liability for any delay or failure to deliver the goods within the estimated timescales.

All items are subject to availability. In the unlikely event that we are unable to supply the goods that have been ordered, we will endeavour to inform you as soon as possible. A refund will be actioned where you have already paid for the goods.

We try to ensure that the prices quoted on the site are correct and that all the items are accurately listed on our website. However, our orders will only be accepted if there are no errors in the price or the description of the goods displayed on the website. If an error is discovered we will inform you as soon as possible and give you the option to reconfirm your order based on the correct price or description. You may of course at this time cancel the order. If we are unable to contact you within 48hours, we will cancel the order and inform you by email of this action.

All price reductions are reductions against our own previous pricing unless otherwise indicated.

Payments can be made by and method that is specified in the Payment Section. We do take all reasonable precautions to keep the details of your order and your payment secure. Unless we are negligent we cannot be held liable for any losses that have been caused as a result of unauthorised access to the information you have provided.

We will file details of orders placed with ourselves. Please read our Privacy Policy for further details of how these can be obtained.

You may cancel your order in accordance with your rights under the Consumer Rights Act.

Promotion codes obtained for a discount on the price of your order should have been issued to you personally. If not, we reserve the right to reclaim the discount from you. Please note that only one promotion code is applicable for each order.

All designs, graphics and text are the copyright of Iconic Fragrances Limited or content providers. Any use, without prior written consent of Iconic Fragrances Limited is strictly prohibited. By using this site, you agree not to alter, adapt or to create any derivative work from the content on this site.

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Returns Policy

If you wish to return your order we do offer a full 30 days return policy. Please notify our customer services by email at customer.services@iconicfragrances.co.uk  Please retain all original packaging for use to return the goods to ensure safe carriage.

Due to the person nature of our products all seals and cellophane (if applicable) should not have been broken, if opened we cannot replace or refund unwanted items.

We strongly recommend that you retain a proof of posting until you receive the credit for your return. We regret that we cannot be held responsible for non-delivery of returned items.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Fragrances:

  • What is the difference between Perfume, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, and Eau de Cologne?
  • Why do some fragrances seem to last much longer than others?
  • Why do fragrances smell different on different people??
  • How can I make my fragrance last longer?
  • What is the difference between a splash and a spray?
  • Why do some men wear Cologne, and others prefer to wear After Shave?
  • Why does fragrance contain alcohol?
  • What are the differences between After Shave lotion, After Shave Gel, and After Shave Balm?
  • What is shower gel?
  • What is a fragrance note?
  • How can I keep my fragrance from going bad?
  • What are the Fragrance Abbreviations?
  • What is a fragrance tester?
  • What does "unboxed" fragrance mean?

What is the difference between Perfume, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, and Eau de Cologne?

The difference between types of fragrance is the amount or concentration of the oils in it. These oils are commonly referred to as "juice". The higher the concentration of "juice" the longer your fragrance will last and the less you need to apply.

Perfume (or parfum) has the highest concentration of juice, causing the scent to be released over a longer period of time in a series of notes

The second highest concentration is found in Eau de Parfum which has a touch lighter smell to it than perfume.

Next is Eau de Toilette, whose scent is lighter still, so it is fit to apply liberally.

Lastly, Eau de Cologne is the most subtle version of fragrance; however Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne are generally interchangeable, particularly in Men's fragrances. After Shave has the least amount of oils.

Why do some fragrances seem to last much longer than others?

If you find yourself asking "Why doesn't my perfume last?" the answer may be in your skin. People with dry skin usually find their perfume or fragrance fading faster than those with oily skin because oily skin has more natural moisture to hold in the fragrance. 

PH levels (amount of acidity in our skin) vary slightly from person to person. Our individual levels of PH will determine how each ingredient in a fragrance will react and last.

Fragrance holding time can also be affected by the concentration of the scent. Those with higher concentrations will retain their aroma much longer.

Why do fragrances smell different on different people?

Body chemistry is unique. An individual's body chemistry will affect how different fragrance notes react to a person's skin. Skin has a natural smell and can be altered by things like hormonal changes, stress, mood, diet and medications.

How can I make my fragrance last longer?

Fragrance lasts longer on some people than on others because of differences in our skin (oily or dry) and in our PH levels. The easiest ways to achieve a longer effect are by moisturizing and/or layering your fragrance. Try using the fragrance bath gel, (if the company offers one), then the moisturizer or powder, and finish off with the Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum or Eau de Cologne. 

Applying your fragrance after a shower can help it last longer, as well as spraying it low on the body, behind your ears and on your neck, so that the scent rises. A light spritz on the hair can last all day.

What is the difference between a splash and a spray?

There is absolutely no difference in fragrance between a splash and a spray. While a spray bottle may have a longer shelf life as it is ostensibly sealed, the only actual difference is in the application making the choice between splash and spray a matter of personal preference. 

Why do some men wear Cologne, and others prefer to wear After Shave?

Some men prefer cologne because its fragrance will generally last much longer than After Shave. Others prefer After Shave because of the added cooling and soothing ingredients. Many men choose to wear both because they can use less of each and the fragrance will last longer while also getting the facial benefits.

Why does fragrance contain alcohol?

Alcohol makes the fragrance emanate from your skin and brings out the notes. It helps keep the ingredients blended together, and as it evaporates, it lifts the scents into the air. Without alcohol, you would be the only person who knew you were wearing any fragrance at all. 

What are the differences between After Shave Lotion, After Shave Gel, and After Shave Balm?

After Shave Lotion will sometimes sting as it usually contains an antiseptic to reduce irritation of the skin. This will moisturize the face and help close the pores after shaving.

After Shave Balm is soothing to the skin and creamier than After Shave Lotion. After Shave Gel also soothes, as well as cools the skin, and relieves razor burn.

What is shower gel?

Shower gel is soap in a different form. It is manufactured for use by both men and women, foams up well and leaves your chosen fragrance on the skin. The use of shower gel cleanses the body and enhances your cologne or perfume making the fragrance last much longer.

What is a fragrance note?

Fragrances are comprised of many different scents. These scents are called "notes." 

You will immediately smell the top notes, which are very light and last just 5-10 minutes, dispersing to make way for the middle notes. Middle notes become apparent about 15 minutes after application and evaporate from your skin slowly, making them the most memorable smells of your Fragrance. Finally, the bottom notes are the heavier ingredients, which stick to your skin for several hours leaving a long-lasting essence. To learn more about fragrance notes.

How can I keep my fragrance from going bad?

To avoid your fragrance going bad, keep all fragrance bottles in a cool, dry area, and away from windows as sunlight can unbalance the various ingredients - An opened bottle should be kept in its box to ensure a longer shelf life.

What are the Fragrance Abbreviations?

EDT: Eau de Toilette
EDP: Eau de Parfum
Col: Cologne
C/S: Cologne Spray
A/S: After-Shave
Spy: Spray
Sp: Spray
B/L: Body Lotion
Bdy: Body
B/P: Body Powder
D/P: Dusting Powder
Dust: Dusting
Pwdr: Powder
B/C: Body Cream
B/G: Bath Gel
Conc: Concentrate
P/S: Purse Spray

What is a fragrance tester?

Testers are authentic, fresh and 100% original. They are mainly used by department stores and travel retail stores, to promote a particular fragrance and therefore are the same quality as the retail product. Testers may come in a plain box or without the fancy cap. 

All testers are new and unused. Because there is no decorative packaging, we can purchase these items for less and pass the savings on to you (Subject to availability).

What does "unboxed" fragrance mean?

Unboxed items are authentic, fresh and 100% original. Unboxed items are the best way to save. Bottles can become scratched and boxes can get damaged in transit and are therefore removed. For this reason, we can purchase them for less and pass the savings on to you. 

Unboxed items always contain the same original fragrance as the boxed versions.