Frida Kahlo was one of the greatest painters to hail from Mexico. She claimed to have been born the same year as the Mexican Revolution, she was born three years earlier but it might as well have been true as she remained a communist all her life.
When she was impaled in a bus accident in 1925, she was bedridden for a year. Her parents put a mirror above her bed and gave her an easel. During those long hours in bed she taught herself to paint by painting the subject she knew best - herself.
Frida Kahlo was long eclipsed by her husband Diego Rivera who was the more famous painter during their lifetimes. Now she is considered an icon in her own right. Her favorite perfume was Shalimar by Guerlain. This perfume was inspired by her signature scent and her colorful life.
Learn all about Frida’s life, loves, and perfume collection in our series on Storical Podcast.
Ingredients: Jojoba Oil, fragrance oils, essential oils