When I Pass Someone Wearing White Diamonds

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I know, I know–a lot of Baby Boomers love them some White Diamonds. There’s just something about the scent that makes me cringe. I could be innocently shopping at TJ Maxx or standing in line for coffee at church, and then WHOOSH! the stench of White Diamonds infiltrates my personal space and sticks to my clothes and hair, and nine hours later, there it is, wafting on the wind as I try to snack on cashews or flip through Southern Living magazines. It is in-escapable.

People often say the first thing they notice about Oprah is how great she smells, but you never hear anyone saying that about Liz Taylor. Why? No, not because she’s dead. White Diamonds, friends. White Diamonds.

CricketKitty wrote on http://www.basenotes.net:

I really wanted to like this fragrance out of respect for Liz Taylor, but try as I might, I couldn’t. I occasionally got whiffs of coconut, but it’s not listed in the notes. The rest of it is plastic and screechy synthetic notes.

Nukapai said:

This perfume has the odour of an old wig that’s been in heavy use, perfumed, powdered and seldom washed.

Debbie R. agreed:

This is one of the most vile fragrances ever created. Harsh, shrill and cheap-smelling. It’s for someone pretending to have money. 

I see I am not alone in my assessment.





  1. I don’t know White Diamonds. I will need to have a whiff of it some time and then see if my nose can detect it out in the wild. My Gran was a fan of Opium perfume, which I think was a Liz Taylor fragrance, though I may be misremembering. For a long time, any time I caught a smell of that I would remember my Gran but I have not smelled it in a long time. I guess they stopped selling it.

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  2. I don’t think I have ever encountered “White Diamonds”. I have seen the ads on TV and always thought it was geared for a more “mature” audience (boomers). I think smells are more evocative than vision. At least they act faster. That isn’t always a good thing. I may have to go somewhere and check out their fragrances.

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