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I bought this perfume for my wife at Christmas.
The packaging is quite plain, with just a turquoise horse's head upon the front of the bottle however it is pleasant enough.
Upon testing it out, I was immediately struck by a very strong scent and the scent is always present on my wife throughout the day and night, with just one spray on the wrists in the morning. So whilst, the scent is lovely, it is not a perfume for the subtle as the smell is VERY strong and long-lasting so if you don't have time to top up your perfume in the day then this is perfect!
Due to the strong smell, a 100ml bottle lasts a very long time, and my wife is still using the same bottle now, in July!
The scent itself is fairly floral with jasmine smell and a woody undertone. I had previously bought my wife, the Sunflower's perfume and I feel this a stronger, richer, more classical scent to it, however this does make it last much longer.
Finally, the price is fairly cheap for a well-known, established brand and a long-lasting perfume in a decent sized bottle, which is perfect for someone who likes a strong floral scent which lasts all day, as my wife does.
I've recently been collecting fragrances and being a bit of a vintage junkie I've been collecting ones that are retro in feel or appearance or that take me back to happy memories. Elizabeth Arden's first fragrance Blue Grass falls into the first category.
I'd started noticing the bottle on perfume counters more and more over the last few years and was intrigued, though never asked for a tester. So on a little xmas shopping trip last uear I decided to test - I fell immediately in love with the sophisticated heady yet refreshing fragrance, I treated myself on the spot as Superdrug had fantastic offers on perfume and my 100ml bottle was £11.99.
The packaging is nothing to wtite home about, though I personally love the iconic horse head. It is just a perfume bottle with the turqouise logo on the front.
I can only describe the fragrance as "deep", There are refreshing green and citrus notes with musky jasmine and herbs and "old lady" florals such as hyacinth, geranium and rose. I however do not feel like this is an "old lady" aroma, just classic and heady, the way I like 'em. Also lasts all day with just a few sprays and a pleasure to put my scarf on a few days after wearing and still smell it.
Even when not on offer this is so reasonable and excellent value for money at around £20 for 50ml. It smells so much more expensive and reminds me of glamorous, powerful women.
It may be too retro and heavy for some but to me it's a timeless classic and one that I will definitely re-purchase, even if my Mum did laugh when I bought and said she wore it as a teenager in the 70s.
I feel one of its main attractions is its versatility, day, night Summer and Winter. The only time I wouldn't wear it is at my job in a junior school as it may be a little overpowering for young children in close proximity.
I have always loved this perfume since I was a teenager. It has a beautiful soft powdery smell, not at all modern, but at same time very wearable and light. I have fallen in love with it again, lately, maybe because so many perfumes smell of ozone- which I hate.
It has very good sillage, and it seems to last all day on me. Its drydown is generally powder, gardenia and tuerose.
It has a very romantic nostalgic air, reminiscent of summery floral days, with a wonderful moss rose undertone, a dusty dryish smell, a bit like a dry Martini!
This gives it its classic, yet unusual edge, not unlike a cut price Chanel No. 5.
In fact you would probably appreciate this is you like No. 5, as it has a similar retro feel. I must say, the modern formulations of No. 5 do not last on the skin as long as Blue Grass.
It's nearest cousin though is actually Je Reviens, which is also lovely but a little too elderly for me most of the time.
The thing I like about Blue Grass is that it is not at all cloying and sickly which it could be with its topnote scents of freesia and lavender- it is the little bit of aldehyde in it, and also the dusty smell of sandalwood.
I am someone who loves male scents and so anything with a woody/vetyver/ soapy smell appeals to me, as does this in a most feminine way.
It does not however have the chypre which would sharpen it and make it more kickass.
It does have a slightly leathery smell and certainly is rather softly soapy and creamy.
In fact I sometimes think Blue Grass is like is like a female aftershave type scent, fresh and apres-bain.
My dear mother who is very chic, used to wear this when I was very small and so for me it has the lovely memory of my beautiful Mum. Nothing reminds as well as the olfactory senses, and Blue Grass certainly brings back the past for me- in a very positive way.
It is not sexy except in an understated chiffony girlish way. It does seem to work exceptionally well on my skin- I love anything which is vanillin or musky and soft.
I wear Shalimar if I want something a bit sexier.
I like romantic retro clothes and long hair, so this kind of suits my style. I am not sure if a modern business lady type would adore it as much, maybe it would not be cutting edge and sharp enough.
I was bought this for Christmas last year and it is still going strong even though I wear it most days as I love the scent of it.
You can buy it from Boots chemists for £22.45 for a 50ml spray and you can also buy it online at Amazon usually for £16 but it is on offer for £6.03 for a 50ml bottle if you want to try it at the discount price.
I have ordered some more as i like it and mine is well over half way down the bottle now and needs to be replaced.
The bottle is a simple design of a clear glass so you can see the eau de parfum inside the bottle and can then know when you need to get soem more.
There is a picture of a blue horses head on the fron of the bottle and it has a silver top the packaging is the same design as the bottle but is a white cardboard box.
You only need a little of the spray for it to be detected all during the day as it has nice scented tones that last.
the Top tones ar of rose, jasmine, orange blossom, lily, geranium and lavender, so you get a nice flowery scent the minute you spray this onto your skijn.
To smell the scent in all it's glory it is best to used the spray about three inches from the wrists or neck, then leave it on for about one minutes before smelling this gives the tones time to develop on the skin.
The top tones are very flowery and fresh which gives it a nice light scent then the middle tones develop.
The middle tones are Vetiver, Clove and Laurel which give it a rich scent then the bottom tones of sandlewood, musk and cedar give the eau de parfum it's staying tones these are deep and heavy and you can smell the bottom tones the longest.
I always think sandlewood is a heavy scent and it is used as a bottom tone in lots of other perfumes the same as musk. I liek the scent of musk as this lingers a long time on the skin and is sublte but has staying power for a scent.
Each of the tones mingle well to make up a nice flowery rich deep scnet that lasts.
I like this one and would be happy to recommend it to you.
The price is good and it has value for money as like I said I use this one most days and since christmas I have used it a lot but still have about an inch of eau de parfum left in the bottle. I just find that one spray on each wrist and another small spray on the neck will be enough for me to keep getting wafts of the eau de parfume all day.
This is something you can use everyday or on specail occassions and for evenings out.
it gets my 10 out of 10 vote.
I like a few of the Elizabeth Arden Perfumes. My favourites are Sunflowers and Green Tea. I have been using them off and on for years, and it was only when I went to buy a bottle of Sunflowers that I spotted this one. The good thing about the Elizabeth Arden scents it that the price for them is pretty good. I had never tried this scent before, but figured that since I like the other ones thten I figured that I would probably like this one.
This Perfume has been out for years. After looking online for this I see this has been out since 1935. So if you can still get it thesedays then that seems quite an achievement!
I've only seen this in a 100ml bottle and it cost me £9.99. Pretty good price I would say and although Elizabeth Arden is a brand name it isn't a huge designer price on a well known name.
The box is quite simple. It is a cream coloured box and a rectangular shape and the lettering on the box is light blue. It has a slight ribbed effect on the box as well, and it does the job, but doesn't look that exciting. The bottle is simple as well. It is a clear glass bottle which has the lettering in light blue on it as well. The lid is a simple silver lid.
So how does this smell? According to the website it states "A classic, the first fragrance from Elizabeth Arden. Blue Grass was inspired by the field of blue grass surrounding her home in Virginia. This rich floral bouquet fragrance blends cool floral with woody and spicy undertones into fresh fragrance. Doesn't really sound that nice does it, and to be honest it sounds boring. It isn't in the same league for me as my 2 favourites, but it made a nice change, and smells Crisp and clean. I would say this is quite a woody scent, and it doesn't smell Grass like as such, but there is a grass tinge to it. I think this smells fresh and clean and pretty simple.
This lasts a good lenght of time. Although the initial spray of this smells quite strong, once it settles down and warms to the skin and leaves a nice and lingering scent which you can smell for a good few hours later.
That bit different than other Perfume and I can assume that this won't be to everyone's taste, but if you like fresh, crisp, airy and perhaps I would say slightly aquatic scents then this is worth a try. A good size for a good price.
Amongst the many fragrances I have tried is Blue Grass by Elizabeth Arden. I bought a small bottle of this for a very good price which was considerably less than it often sells for. As I hadn't tried this before I was unsure how I would get on with it. I had been told it was rather an old fashioned kind of scent, but at the time I wanted to see why the fragrance was still going strong after all these years and give it a try. I am still pleased that I did try it out on my skin.
The bottle that Blue Grass comes in is very plain and understated with simple clean lines and nothing to jar the senses. The EDT spray is easy to use and offers up a light mist of scent when you press down on the applicator. It can be sprayed onto your pressure points like the wrists and the neck or into the air for you to walk into for a lighter effect. Both have worked well for me but I favour the first with this scent.
My bottle of Blue Grass came in a light box with a pale turquoise blue horse head on the front, this matched the bottle. It looked understated and pretty. I had a good amount of scent for the £6.50 I paid as my bottle contained 100mls of Blue Grass within it. The scent inside the bottle has a very light golden amber colour to it which was clear and light.
Blue Grass has been around for many years since the 1930's and had a late 1980's re launch. I do feel that the fragrance is a little stuck in the past in terms of what is available from many other perfume ranges right now. However I was pleased to have had some to try as you don't know how well a scent will work until you have worn it on your skin.
When I think about how the fragrance smells when its hits my skin I need to consider what is in the blend that makes it. It has been described as being a woody but fresh floral scent, but I also feel it has a powdery smell to it that reminds me of dusting powder. The effect of that is light and very clean but has a spicy undertone that adds more to it.
Within the Blue Grass scent there is a definite hint of Jasmine and orange, but the mix also includes lavender and geranium which adds a floral top note that is what you get from it initially. The powdery smell is there when the fragrance dries down on my skin and is very pleasant. Strength comes from a good base of musk which is long lasting and there is also sandalwood with a hint of cedar for a woody undertone.
I feel the whole mix is very clean slightly powdery and floral with some spice. I like it to a certain extent but it is a rather dated scent and not one I would be raring to pick if there were a number of others I could choose from instead. I think this is best suited to an older lady and would not be of much interest to a younger fragrance wearer.
Over all I found that Blue Grass was a long lasting scent that I didn't need to use to heavily in order to get a nice long lasting result from. I am very pleased I bought it as I had often wondered what it was like and I may buy again if the price is right. As far as rating Blue Grass goes I feel its very pleasant but it doesn't wow me. With everything in mind I feel this ought to get 4 stars.
Blue Grass is a lovely, understated perfume. The bottle looks elegant and classy, if a little old-fashioned - but that is part of its classic appeal. The perfume smells like a cross between clean sheets and talcum powder with a slight hint of spiciness added. It is difficult to define, but it makes a wonderful day to day perfume.
I have loved this perfume for a long time and it is readily available at perfume counters, as well as on-line (Fragrance direct, CheapSmells, etc). As I live in a small town, I cannot buy it at local shops, but usually larger stores stock it. However, I normally buy on-line as the price is much cheaper!
Unfortunately, I think that the packaging might well put younger women off buying it or trying it. This is a shame, because I am sure that if they gave it a try it would become a favourite fragrance.
Elizabeth Arden Blue Grass Eau de Parfum
This perfume is an all time favourite of mine. It is available to buy from all Elizabeth Arden Beauty Counters worldwide and it is also available to buy online from stores like Fragrancedirect and Cheapsmells.
50mls of Elizabeth Arden Blue Grass Eau de Parfum costs around £10 from online stores and around £18 from Elizabeth Arden Beauty Counters. The perfume come in a sealed box. The perfume bottle fits the box well and when removed from the box the bottle is in perfect condition.
The perfume bottle is made of clear glass, it has a spray to dispense the perfume at the top of the bottle and a silver metal type lid to protect the spray nosel. The name of the perfume is written on the bottle along with the Blue Grass logo and the maker's name Elizabeth Arden.
Blue Grass has a very stong scent that is easily recognised. Blue Grass was first introduced in 1950 and has been around ever since. It is one of the most famous fragrances Elizabeth Arden has produced and it is used by millions of women worldwide.
When you first apply Blue Grass it smells woody and spicy, it does not smell at all like grass! It is a very heavy floral scent with a distinctive smell of Rose and Jasmine - two of my favourite scents.
Blue Grass has top notes of Rose, Jasmine, Lily, Lavender, Geranium and lastly Orange Blossom although I can smell no hint of the Orange Blossom within this fragrance.
It has middle notes of Vetiver, Clove and Laurel and base notes of Virginia Cedar, Sandalwood and Musk. The Musk is easily identified within this perfume and this is what makes the perfume smell spicy.
It's a really lovely fragrance, it is mood lifting and sensual and the fragrance is heavy and hangs around for ages.
It is perfect to wear any time of the year and for any occassion. When you wear it you can be assured that you are in good company because as I said before it is worn by millions of women worldwide.
Definitely 5 Dooyoo stars for this Eau de Parfum - it smells lovely and the cost won't break the bank. Nice to give as a gift!
Blue Grass was originally launched by Elizabeth Arden in 1934 and then relaunched in 1989. This feminine scent possesses a blend of fresh cut flowers, wood and spices and is suitable for everyday wear.