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Judy Garland's daughters launch a fragrance to celebrate what would have been her 100th birthday


Judy Garland’s daughters Liza Minnelli, 76, and Lorna Luft, 69, launch a fragrance to celebrate what would have been their mother’s 100th birthday

Judy Garland’s daughters have launched a fragrance in honor of her 100th birthday.

The legendary actress’ children Liza Minnelli, 76, and Lorna Luft, 69, have created a limited-edition fragrance to honor what would have been her centenary on June 10, 2022.

The performer, who is best remembered for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz as well as her iconic torch song Over the Rainbow, died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 47 in 1969.

Making the move: Judy Garland's daughters have launched a fragrance in honor of her 100th birthday; she is seen in 1950

Making the move: Judy Garland’s daughters have launched a fragrance in honor of her 100th birthday; she is seen in 1950

Liza, 76, spoke to People and told the media outlet that it was her 69-year-old sister who first thought of creating a perfume based on their mother’s taste.

She stated: ‘Lorna came up with the idea for creating a fragrance to honor my mom on what would have been her 100th birthday.’

The performer also noted that she was particularly impressed with her younger sister’s efforts.

‘I entrusted Lorna with the many details necessary but she kept me informed, and when the time came to smell the final unisex fine fragrance, it definitely smelled like Mama,’ she said.

Fine-tuned: Liza, 76, spoke to People and told the media outlet that it was her 69-year-old sister who first thought of creating a perfume based on their mother's taste

Fine-tuned: Liza, 76, spoke to People and told the media outlet that it was her 69-year-old sister who first thought of creating a perfume based on their mother’s taste

The two sisters have teamed up with renowned cosmetics designer Vince Spinnato to create the fragrance and he went on to explain he has always been a ‘big fan’ of their mother and wants to ‘preserve [her] memory’ with the new fragrance.

He said: ‘I have always been a big personal fan of Judy Garland, and to develop a fragrance for her with her children is beyond the rainbow!’

My goal was to respect Judy Garland’s memory, help preserve her legacy, and hopefully introduce her to a new generation of fans.   

He concluded by stating: ‘It’s been a wonderful, unique, collaborative effort between Ms. Garland’s family, estate and myself. I am honored to be entrusted with this responsibility.’

Working hard: The two sisters have teamed up with renowned cosmetics designer Vince Spinnato to create the fragrance and he went on to explain he has always been a 'big fan' of their mother and wants to 'preserve [her] memory' with the new fragrance; they are seen in 2004

Working hard: The two sisters have teamed up with renowned cosmetics designer Vince Spinnato to create the fragrance and he went on to explain he has always been a ‘big fan’ of their mother and wants to ‘preserve [her] memory’ with the new fragrance; they are seen in 2004

Luft went on to note that fragrances were a large part of her late mother’s life.

‘At 5 years old I can actually remember what she smelled like! Her clothing and her bedroom stand out the most to me,’ she recalled.

The performer made a point of expressing how impressed she was with Spinnato’s final product.   

Fond memories: Luft recalled that at five years old 'I can actually remember what she smelled like! Her clothing and her bedroom stand out the most to me'

Fond memories: Luft recalled that at five years old ‘I can actually remember what she smelled like! Her clothing and her bedroom stand out the most to me’

‘When the time came to smell the final unisex fine fragrance, it definitely smelled like Mama,’ she said.

Presented in a ruby red bottle, Judy – A Garland Fragrance was launched with a glitzy event that was live-streamed on Instagram on Thursday and is described as a ‘unisex fine fragrance’ based on what she would have worn herself.

It contains hints of the Judy Garland Rose with ‘the addition of Dark Orchid, Coriander and a medley of sultry Gourmand and spice notes.’

Doing it right: Luft also said that 'when the time came to smell the final unisex fine fragrance, it definitely smelled like Mama'; she is seen with Minelli in 1991

Doing it right: Luft also said that ‘when the time came to smell the final unisex fine fragrance, it definitely smelled like Mama’; she is seen with Minelli in 1991

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