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I got a miniature of Elizabeth Arden's 5th Avenue perfume a few years ago in a miniatures gift set.
I have used Elizabeth Arden's Sunflowers perfume previously, but I feel that this perfume gives Elizabeth Arden a completely different image.
Sunflowers is cheap, doesn't smell great and the bottle looks fairly cheap as well, but I see this perfume as a classic, must have, with quite a sophisticated image.
~ Bottle ~
It comes in a fairly plain, tall, rectangular shaped glass bottle with a gold coloured square shaped lid on the top. The perfume itself is a yellowy colour.
The lid has a smaller square where it meets the bottle neck and a larger flat square on top.
I really like the lid of the bottle.
The front of the bottle has a white square shaped label with 'Elizabeth Arden 5th avenue' written on. Although I am usually drawn to more beautiful perfume bottles, I really like the simplicity of this bottle and I think the lid really completes the design.
~ Price and availability ~
5th Avenue is available to buy from Boots, Superdrug, The Perfume Shop, Debenhams and most other department stores.
The Perfume Shop are currently selling 30ml of the eau de parfum for £16.99 (Recommended Retail Price £30.00) or 125ml for £29.99 (RRP £55.00), but I suspect the price will creep up shortly once the sales are over.
~ Scent ~
The perfume has top notes of lilac, linden blossom, dewy magnolia, mandarin and bergamot.
The heart notes are violet, ylang-ylang, jasmine, Indian tuberose, peach, carnation and nutmeg.
The base notes are amber, Tibetan musk, sandalwood iris and vanilla.
To me, it smells very floral and feminine, but the musky base is also very evident.
It is a pleasant scent and there aren't any sharp or harsh florals in it.
It is described on The Perfume Shop's website, www.theperfumeshop.com as being a spicy scent, which I would completely disagree with. I often find spicy scents too harsh and dislike them, but I can't detect any spiciness in this fragrance. It perhaps has a slight oriental scent to it, but it is clearly a light, floral, feminine fragrance and I find 'spicy' an inaccurate description of it.
I really like this perfume, but haven't worn it very often as I can't usually be bothered with miniatures, but if I had a full size bottle it would probably be a more regular choice.
I have found that the scent does last on my skin and is still evident a good 8 hours after applying.
I'd say it is more of a day time scent rather than one I would choose for nights out or special occasions.
~ Conclusion ~
I really like this perfume. I like the simple bottle design and the lovely gold square shaped lid to give the bottle an identity.
The fragrance is lovely. It is floral and feminine - a real classic.
The scent is long lasting and it is available at a reasonable price.
I would consider buying a full size bottle of this perfume. It has been on my list for quite a while. I think it would make a nice addition to my dressing table.
I buy big bottles of this, as it is very inexpensive- the last one was 100ml at £20.
It is not my favourite scent, but it is light and bright and youthful without being over- sweet or sickly/girly.
I can easily wear it to work, and its freshness mellows down to a pleasant floral. I always feel quite professional wearing this, it is not at all cloying and has a slight sharpness which I like.
Initially, it was a very long lasting scent, but I fifnd the newer bottles do not have the sillage of when it fisrt appeared on the market.
The packaging is a sort of Chanel No.5 rectangular classy look. I think this was a clever move for one of the cheaper scents on the market. It makes it look quite chic, and it definitely is a slightly urban scent.
The top notes are Lilac, Linden Blossom, Magnolia, Muguet, Mandarin, Bergamot so you get a light bright sparkling spritz to start with.
Middle notes are Rose Violet, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Indian Tuberose, Peach, Clove, Nutmeg- so sort of velvety and rich after 1/2 an hour.
Eventually you get warm earthy scents like Amber, Musk, Sandalwood, Iris and Vanilla which is the slightly more conventional kick.
I always think 5th Avenue starts smelling a bit like dry white wine or champagne, and mellows down to a floral warmth- it is never sickly which is quite delightful.
I think it is for any age group, which is most unusual in a scent. I think almost anyone could wear this from 16- whenever.
I do think it is very feminine, though, so maybe not one for the guys.
I would not wear this to dinner, it is definitely a day perfume.
I like Elizabeth Arden Perfumes, but then again I like most brands of Perfume. This one is 1 of the more expensive scents in the range as they all can't be as cheap as Sunflower or Blue Glass. Then again the bottle looks a lot more fancy for this one, so perhaps it is regarded as a more expensive high end Perfume.
It may be a bit cheesy but I ended up buying this on 5th Avenue in New York, which is where the name for this Perfume came from. I don't know how much this cost as it was actually Hubby that bought me this. I had never tried it before now, but he knew how I liked Elizabeth Arden scents and thought when in New York, but a New York scent.
The bottle and box looks quite old fashioned I would say. It isn't a modern looking one in my view. It all looks very yellow and shiny. There is the odd gold splash on here, but I can't make my mind up if this looks cheesy, or more expensive for it. The label is small and I suppose this looks alright. To look at it I would say that this probably looks more for women say over 40, but I never like to put an age on Perfume as I like younger and older ones.
So how does this smell? It smells a bit different than I was expecting it to smell. There is lots of different notes in here and some of them are Lilac Linden, Mandarin, Violet, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Vanilla and Musk. So a few different kind of notes in here than the usual ones. Not sure what Lilac Linden is, so not sure if I can actually smell that part.
This lasts such a long time in my view. I think because it is generally a more expensive scent then I would have expected it to as well. After this warms to your skin you can smell the mix of notes and although there is a lot of heavy notes in here which I was expecting, there is the lighter, sweeter and slight fruity tang in here.
I still have a little bit of this left and I don't wear it every day. It's not a special occassion scent, but it reminds me of my great holiday when I spray it. Would I buy it again? No. It's not that I don't like it, it's just that there is other Perfumes out there that I like better and they are also cheaper.
IF you get the chance to try this then I would recommend. It's a classic.
I used to love Red Door by Elizabeth Arden. But when I happened to sniff this Elizabeth Arden Fifth Avenue Eau De Parfum Spray, I fell so much in love with it. It has a floral scent with white tuberose accent that delivers a perfectly feminine fragrance. It is a very elegant perfume and the scent is not overpowering.
Elizabeth Arden Fifth Avenue Eau De Parfum Spray has the notes of Linden blossom, Ylang-ylang, Dewy Magnolia, Bergamot, Mandarin, Bulgarian Pink Violet, Peach, Nutmeg, Carnation, Iris, Tibetan Musk, Vanilla, Sandalwood and Jasmine. The scent is so fresh and soft with woody and cedary hints.
Elizabeth Arden Fifth Avenue Eau De Parfum Spray has a very soft floral scent that is ideal to wear during the daytime. But a little more spray than usual will be perfect for a romantic evening wear. The fragrance stays long on my skin, longer on pulse points and the longest when sprayed on my dress.
Elizabeth Arden Fifth Avenue Eau De Parfum Spray is indeed a great perfume. When I wear it, I get so many compliments on how great I smell. I couldn't forget one day when I was in a convenience store's cashier counter, the woman next to me stared at me for I guess about 2 minutes, then shyly asked "What is that you are wearing? It really makes you smell gorgeous". Well, it's Elizabeth Arden Fifth Avenue Eau De Parfum Spray.
Dewy Magnolia, Linden blossom, Ylang-ylang, , Bergamot, Mandarin, Bulgarian Pink Violet, Peach, Nutmeg, Carnation, Iris, Tibetan Musk, Vanilla, Sandalwood and Jasmine.
Price: £11.79 for a 75ml bottle
I used to wear this perfume about 4 years ago. I loved it then but then got bored. I was shopping around and smelling all the new scents- as you do! I then remembered this one and thought i'd have a spritz. Well to my surprise the memories of me wearing this all came back to me. Why did i stop wearing this i thought!!!!!!! I am home now and have washed my hands TWICE and can still smell the beautiful floral, yet very fresh and classy scent. I will definitely purchase this one again. I am sick of all the ghastly overly sweet perfumes that are way too unclassy for me.
5th Avenue is my most sentimental perfume as it is the first gift that my husband ever bought for me (following the advice of his sister!). 5th Avenue has a very distinctive fragrance that is fresh and sweet. It is definitely a perfume to use during the day ('After 5" , also from Elizabeth Arden, has a stronger fragrance for evening use) and I use it at least twice per week.
Its packaging design is simple, but stylish: a rectangular glass bottle with a gold spray nozzle set on top of a square base, and a square gold lid with an opaque inset on top. The packaging is like the perfume: practical rather than fussy.
The only slight negative is that I find that after a few hours the fragrance fades and I need to spray on a bit more to last the whole day.
This is definitely one of my favourite perfumes with the added advantage that my husband loves it.
I don't shop around when it comes to perfumes. I have my favourites and they're what I wear - I've always liked the idea of a signature fragrance and I tend to just stick to one or two. The only perfumes on my dressing table are Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle (my unchallenged all-time favourite) and Elizabeth Arden's 5th Avenue.
While it may only be my second-favourite perfume, I'll say now that I'm hugely fussy about scent. Of all the perfumes in the world, I like very, very few of them. And I like 5th Avenue very much.
**History of the product**
5th Avenue is a relatively new perfume, introduced by Elizabeth Arden in 1996. Since then it's become a classic fragrance, one that most women have heard of and many women know.
**How much is it?**
Eau De Parfum 125ml is £48.
**What's the packaging like?**
When designing the bottle, the designers were inspired by the New York skyline. As such the bottle is tall, fairly thin and clear, with a square gold lid and a small, square label. The box is also very understated and classy, a plain gold box with, again, a small square label bearing the name 5th Avenue.
**Generally, what's the fragrance like?**
In terms of formal perfumery, 5th Avenue is classed as a floral/oriental fragrance. (There are 3 main types of fragrance: oriental, floral and chypre, and 5 other sub-genres: woody, musky, aquatic, spicy and fruity.) Like all perfumes, when first sprayed it smells strongly of alcohol, but this soon settles down and the individual scents can be distinguished. All perfumes contain different combinations of oils, giving the fragrance its distinctive scent. 5th Avenue contains lilac, linden and mandarin, which gives it a mildly oriental twist but not enough to make it heavy, as some oriental perfumes are.
**What are the top notes in 5th Avenue?**
Top notes are the scents you smell first when you spray the fragrance. 5th Avenue's are, as mentioned, lilac, linden and mandarin.
Heart notes are different scents which develop after the perfume has been on the skin for a little while and has "settled down", typically 10 minutes to 1 hour. Here they are violet, ylang-ylang and jasmine.
These form the basis for the fragrance and are the last scents to develop, about 30 minutes after you spray the perfume. 5th Avenue is based on amber, musk and vanilla.
**How do YOU define it?**
I'd say that it's definitely floral, definitely has a hint of oriental about it but above all has a fresh, clean scent. There's nothing obvious about 5th Avenue and it definitely smells classy! It's not cloying or over-sweet, and the balance between the floral and the musk has been well judged, making 5th Avenue a well-rounded, balanced and understated fragrance.
**Is it overpowering?**
Absolutely not. I'd be sparing with the spray, as a little lasts a fairly long time (which is good), but as it isn't a heavy perfume, unless you really go for it and spray yourself a LOT, you won't smell overpowering!
**When can you wear it?**
Personally, I'd say that 5th Avenue is suitable for wearing at any time, day or night. It's fresh enough to wear in the daytime, and sensual enough to wear in the evening. Perhaps it's not a jeans and scruffy T-shirt kind of perfume, but I don't know...I think it might even be up to that if you really loved it! Above all it's adaptable and can be worn at lots of different times.
This perfume was a present from my boyfriend, I think I have had it for a couple of years now. Yep, the same one. I think it is because I use it sparingly and probably a bit sentimental so I am not in a rush to finish it off and buy something new. Anyway, 5th Avenue is a wonderful fragrance which is light and sophisticated at the same time. I can't really put my hand on which flowers or scents that make up the perfume, enough to say that it is wonderfully pleasant and also distinctive. I would say it is a little bit musky and floral and a teenie bit citrus-y. The fragrance is in essence of capturing (and named after) the sophistication, luxury, style and energy of New York's Fifth Avenue. A little bit usually goes a long way and a lot of people have told me that they liked the scent a lot! And my boyfriend..it melts him everytime!
I recently bought a five sample perfume gift pack from Boots. The first one I tried was Elizabeth Arden's 5th Avenue. I had not tried this one before, but I like Elizabeth Arden perfumes so I was sure that I would not be disappointed, and I was right. It comes in a smart, classic rectangular bottle with an equally impressive gold top. the first thing that strikes you is how crisp and fresh it smells. It is floral but not at all sweet or sticky. It shouts out "quality". I would say that it can be worn with a suit during the day or equally well when dressed-up at night. It is too classic for "t-shirt & trainers" though... All in all, a very delightful fragrance for the more discerning woman.
I first discovered 5th Avenue by Elizabeth Arden a few Christmases ago when I was given a bottle as a gift. I have never even looked at Arden fragrances before, but I really like this one. It’s light enough to wear during the day, but good enough to carry over into the evening. I like the fruity, fresh fragrances which are popular now and this has hints of that, while managing to smell like a classy fragrance too. I like this one. I believe that it costs around £20 for a 30ml bottle, although I bought my last bottle duty free.