Hi my lovelies, a new perfume to talk about today. I am a hoarder when it comes to perfumes and in my constant lookout for my favourite fragrance, I bought Elizabeth Arden Mediterranean-Eau de Parfum .
(Eau de Toilette contains 5-9% of perfume oil, Eau de Parfum contains usually 8-14%. Eau de Parfums last longer and smell more intense.)
Mediterranean by Elizabeth Arden is a Woody Floral Musk fragrance for women. It was launched in 2007. The nose behind this fragrance is Claude Dir.
About the brand:
Elizabeth Arden, Inc. is a major American cosmetics,skin care and fragrance company founded by Florence Nightingale Graham who went by the business name Elizabeth Arden, As of September 7, 2016, the company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Revlon. The company is located in Miramar, Florida, a suburb of Miami. The company offers make-up sets, as well as an extensive line of skin care products and treatments.
The outer pack is a holographic carton design reminding of the blue in the sea and sky of the Mediterranean.The base has silver detailing echoeing the bottle cap.
A blue,feminine,simple,transparent, oval shaped, elegant glass bottle carries this perfume with a hammered silver cap.It has a click lock system .
One you remove the cap,you find a small pump to spray the perfume.
Celebrating sunshine, clear blue skies and a warm ocean breeze, sensual floral combine with creamy woods to reflect the whispering waters and rich textures of the Mediterranean.With refreshing notes of peach nectar sorbet, Sicilian mandarin, star magnolia and amber, Meditteranean captures the ease of spirit and the pure natural beauty of Capri, Italy.
Alcohol Denat., Parfum/Fragrance, Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool
Directions to use:
Open the cap and press the pump to get a good sprinkle of perfume.
Top notes are Sicilian mandarin, plum and peach.
Middle notes are magnolia, orchid and wisteria;
Base notes are sandalwood, amber and musk.
It does have fruity undertones though, but not fresh fruit .Its more of faded smell of an orange peel.
It has moderate sillage and non offensive to people smelling it on you.The longetivity is moderate too and it lasts for 4- 5 hours on the skin.
362 AED/ 3500 INR for 100 ml
3 years from the date of opening.
1. The fragrance is radiant, sensual and captivating.
2. It is Pleasant, soft, musky, sweet, aquatic all at once, and perfect for wearing in the summer heat.
3. It has good sillage but not offensive to your team members in office.
4. The quantity of the product is good making it long lasting on your shelf.
1.After a few times wearing it, it becomes a little boring .
2. It is not an all year round perfume as it is too soft for cooler weather.
3. It is not a fun perfume, so it might be challenging to be accepted by young women.Its a mature sweet scent based on fruit and florals.
4. The bottle has got a lot of weight on its own without the perfume,so not very travel friendly.
5.The cap of the bottle doesnt fit it properly and you need to rotate it for perfect lock.
So in a nutshell,I bought this one looking for a fresh, summery fragrance hoping it would be cool and refreshing for the hot humid days in Dubai. And it is a lovely fragrance but I think it only works well in the summer. And also after using it for a while,i feel it to be little cloying and you start needing something lighter, fresher and more zingy. And there is nothing citrus about this scent. So I think I will opt for something else next time.
So that was my take on this perfume. Do let me know your experience.
Thanks for your time.