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A few years ago I was struggling to think of what to get my Mum for her birthday, so I went to Boots and had a look at their perfumes. My Mum likes very light scents like Anais Anais, and prefers classic names so when I saw Elizabeth Arden I went over to try Green Tea. I personally like Red Door but it's a much muskier scent, and when I tried Green Tea I really liked it.
The scent of Elizabeth Arden Green Tea isn't actually that of Green Tea (and a good thing too - it smells awful!), in fact Google cites the scents are made up of top notes 'Caraway, Fruity Rhubarb, Lemon, Orange Zest and Bergamot Middle Notes Cool Minty Peppermint, Green Tea, Sweet Jasmine, Spicy Carnation, Fresh Fennel and Crisp Celery Spice' with base notes of 'Oakmoss, Musk and Amber'.
As you can see from this list, it's a pretty fresh, slightly fruity scent in the same sort of area as Chance by Chanel or Aqua Di Gio by Armani. It's a light Summery scent and I'd say it would appeal to all. It's certainly not too fruity or floral as to be very young in it's appeal, in fact Elizabeth Arden Green Tea is somewhat of a classic scent now, it's been around over 10 years.
In terms of the packaging it's very very simple, the box is green with a leaf on it and the bottle is in green glass with a light plastic lid. This scent has a spray atomiser and it gives a nice, light spray which is very economical on the scent, meaning it will last you, and it also doesn't douse you in an overpowering amount of scent (nor wet you through). So packaging wise, it's a winner, and looks great in any bathroom.
The price makes Elizabeth Arden Green Tea affordable for all, it's available in gift sets and different formats but the 100ml bottle which I bought was £10, which I thought was an excellent price for a branded scent. It would be one I'd buy for Mum, Aunty, Mother in Law and so on, I probably would go for a muskier scent for a younger recipient, not to say that it isn't a lovely daytime scent for all.
Overall I do highly recommend Elizabeth Arden Green Tea, especially for the price, it's a lovely zesty and fresh scent sure to appeal to most people and available widely for a good price.
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Scent
I received this from a friend at Christmas, so unfortunately I don't know how much was paid for the perfume.
The package was clean yet simple design, a mottled green box, and on the front the name of the perfume and a picture of a leaf, this was a design of two halves, the lower half a full leaf, the top a open green leaf, with the size of the bottle being a 30ml.
This made me more intrigued to get to the perfume, as I had never heard of the fragrance before now.
The bottle was a clear glass, like a semi circle shape, but had a green tint to the glass, it had the picture of the leaf on the bottle, although both sides of the leaf matched and again that it was a EPD and 30ml bottle.
Overall this comes together as a very feminine fragrance, very fruity, yet light and floral.
The top notes of the perfume, included, caraway, rhubarb, lemon, orange zest and bergamot, this was such a beautiful light fruity smell, I could pick out the zest of the orange very easily and the bergamot, while the others blended together, I found that on my skin the top notes lasted about an hour.
This is where the green tea comes into its own, but don't worry it is nothing like the green tea that you are offered in Tunisia and Turkey, it has a mild feel, a lingering background smell, it certainly was not over powering, it also had peppermint, fennel, carnation, celery spice and sweet jasmine. I noticed with this stage of the perfume that I could easily identify the peppermint and the jasmine, but they blended together well, and to me this was the strongest of the smells, not over powering, it reminded me of summer days, relaxing, and a fresh feeling. On my skin I found I noticed the smell for about 3 hours.
The base notes was oak moss, amber and musk, for this stage of the tones to me I could identify the muskiness of the perfume, as this also brought the feeling of the outside to me, even though the weather was bleak, one spray of this and I was instantly transported to a summer day.
Although generally I like a heavy perfume, for some reason the lighter fragrances do not always suit my skin, I know everyone is different, but I have to say that I was impressed with this perfume, as it held its own in terms of smell and a good lasting power.
=Would I buy again=
I would say yes, but this would be dependent on the price. What I would love to see is a body spray of this perfume, as I really liked the fragrance, the mix of the tones and the general freshness of the perfume. Its light and easy to wear. For me it's a day time perfume.
From a lush green world of freshness comes Elizabeth Arden Green Tea, the uplifting fragrance that energises the body, excites the senses and revives the spirit / Key Notes: Top Notes: Caraway, Fruity Rhubarb, Lemon, Orange Zest and Bergamot / Middle Notes: Cool Minty Peppermint, Green Tea, Sweet Jasmine, Spicy Carnation, Fresh Fennel and Crisp Celery Spice / Base Notes: Oakmoss, Musk and Amber /