"The Clive Christian perfume house was established in 1999, when Clive Christian purchased the Crown Perfumery Company. The Crown Perfumery had been founded in 1872 and was granted the use of the royal crown by Queen Victoria, but had come upon hard times, with declining profits and a fall in the quality of its products. The first release by the newly purchased company was the Original Collection, which featured the fragrance pairs ‘1872’, ‘X’, and ‘No.1’. The new millennium brought a re-launch for this collection, along with the release of a new family of perfumes."