First by Van Cleef & Arpels is a rich and intricate blend. Released in 1976, this scent is aptly named as it was the companyâ€™s introduction into the world of fragrances. The floral middle notes include carnation, hyacinth, orchid, tuberose, jasmine, orris root, narcissus, lily-of-the-valley, Turkish rose, and ylang-ylang. Ylang-ylang is said to provide a soothing, delicate scent and can be an aphrodisiac. Oak moss, vanilla, honey, musk, sandalwood, civet, tonka bean, amber, and vetiver complete the perfume as a marriage of sweet and creamy base notes.