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Marilyn Monroe beauty secret uncovered


Marilyn Monroe may have died almost 50 years ago, but new beauty secrets of the star continue to come to light.

Prompted by the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death in August 1962, and the opening of the Marilyn exhibition at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence (running until January 2013), British perfume house Floris dipped into its customer archives and made an exciting discovery.

ABOVE: The previously unreleased receipt for Monroe's Floris order

The Floris team came across a previously unreleased receipt from Monroe (then Marilyn Monroe Miller), who ordered six bottles of Floris Rose Geranium eau de toilette in 1959 under the false name of a Miss Dorothy Blass, Monroe’s personal secretary.

ABOVE: Floris' iconic sent is still available to buy now

The perfumes were to be sent from the Floris shop in Jermyn Street, London to the Beverly Hills Hotel in California, where Monroe stayed after filming one of her most famous movies, Some Like It Hot. A gorgeous interplay of rose, geranium, citronella and cedarwood, we can just imagine Marilyn spritzing herself with Floris’ sumptuous floral scent.



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