First by Van Cleef & Arpels Perfume. If you are looking for a sophisticated scent, try First by acclaimed jewelers Van Cleef & Arpels. Created in 1976 by master perfumer Jean Claude Ellena, this fragrance was made to be truly timeless and romantic. It is composed of floral notes of hyacinth, jasmine, rose and amber. Finally, it is finishes with tangy touch of blackcurrant buds that add a lightness to the blend, making this scent perfect for a night out on the town.