Clinique was established by Estee Lauder in 1968 with the intention of formulating a cosmetics line that is allergy-tested and dermatologist-driven.The name "Clinique" is derived from the French word for "clinical," and their minimalistic approach reflects in their fragrances as well. Aromatics Elixir, the first Clinique fragrance, was introduced in 1971 and it is touted as one of the most popular signature fragrances among women. However, the company scaled new heights with the launch of Happy in 1997. A sparkling citrus-floral scent, it has inspired many flankers over the years. Clinique has collaborated with revered perfumers like Sophia Grojsman, Raymond Matts, Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Christophe Laudamiel, and Olivier Polge, amongst others.
Clinique Perfumes’ most popular fragrances include Aromatics Elixir and Clinique Happy.