After reading an article in Vogue about the importance of skin care, Evelyn Lauder shared the article with her mother-in-law, Estee Lauder, who founded the cosmetics line Clinique under Estee Lauder. Clinque’s approach to cosmetics is based on the cleanliness and hygiene of the skin, it was the first cosmetics line to be allergy-tested and dermatologist driven.
Aromatics Elixir was the first fragrance released by Clinique in 1971 and has just celebrated its 40th birthday. While Aromatics Elixir has transcended generations, Happy became one of the brands most successful fragrances released.
Much like their approach to clean and natural cosmetics, the packaging for each of the Clinique fragrances is clean and chic. Aromatics in Black, Beyond Rose and Calyx are particularly stunning pieces of design and warrant the price tag on the design of the flacon alone.