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Elizabeth Arden Provocative Interlude Eau de Parfum

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Brand: Elizabeth Arden / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Parfum / Gender: for women

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      06.07.2010 17:34
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      A must-try

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      The fragrance
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      It does seem light and bubbly when first applied and the berries make it champagne-like.

      I can seperate the rose out of the floral heart. This adds a feel of softness to the fragrance, as well as a sweetness as it mingles with the other florals and the berries.

      The chocolate centered base wasn't as heavy as I anticipated and the lingering florals add a hint of powderiness, giving the sweetness a more mature feel.


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      Scent notes
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      Champagne, white berries, guava leaf, sunset orchid, rose petals, mango flower, white chocolate, Cashmere musk and redwood.


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      The bottle
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      This is a flanker to Provocative Woman so the tall bottle is the same, only this time the bottle has a purple lace pattern embossed to it's sides.

      This perfume is only available in a 50ml bottle.


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      PROVOCATIVE INTERLUDE has an average lasting power of 5/6 hours, all though it does go close to the skin within 3 hours.

      This is another example of a good all-rounder; The bubbly champagneiness is great for the festive run up, yet I first started wearing this in 2009 on one of the hottest days of the year, yet it wasn't sickly or cloying.

      It's sweet enough for a nice casual fragrance, yet the classic rose and powder base make it sophisticated enough for work. The sparkle and bubbliness make this a good choice for a night out too.


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      My opinion
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      PROVOCCATIVE INTERLUDE is always mentioned as a grown up version of Britney's Fantasy or Thierry Mugler's Angel: I do get the Fantasy references, but the sweet notes lend comforting warmth, minus the sugar rush I was expecting; PROVOCATIVE INTERLUDE knows where to draw the line between pleasantly 'come closer' sweet and 'child's first perfume' syrupy sensory overload.


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      The shops don't seem to stock PROVOCATIVE INTERLUDE any more, but try smaller chains like Superdrug, who don't update their fragrance section as much.

      It is still easy to find on many online retailers and a 50ml bottle of EDP is only £15 - £20. Or do what I did; pick up a slightly used bottle on Ebay for under a fiver.

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    • Product Details

      Created by Carlos Benaim and Loc Dong Provocative Interlude is described as a modern oriental with gourmand accents.The top notes are a blend of Champagne and white berries, highlighted with guava leaf. These lead to a heart of sunset orchid, rose petals and mango flower. The base features a white chocolate accord, teamed with cashmere musk and redwood.