Clive Christian was established in 1999 when the English designer of the same name acquired Crown Perfumery, the celebrated perfume house established in London in 1872, and so named after being granted the use of the royal crown by Queen Victoria as a sign of quality and excellence. Clive Christian Perfume is a UK-based independent luxury perfume house which sells products through its online store, at Harrods, Selfridges, and Fortnum & Mason in the UK as well as globally throughout America, Europe, Russia and the Middle East.