“ Brand: Liz Earle / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Parfum / Gender: for women „
I love Liz Earle's range so gave this scent a go thinking I would love it but was so disappointed.
Perfume is a very personal thing and especially with scents like this which can smell different on each person who uses it. So I do not think it's a bad thing to say I personally do not like it, just being honest.
It comes in a beautiful glass bottle which I would have kept after using all of the scent if I liked the product.
But when I first sprayed this on it smelt so strong and overwhelming to me but I knew perfumes settled down and mellowed out after about 30 minutes which this does.
I was hoping to smell the rose ingredient but its just not there swamped by some others I could not even recognise.
So this is one of very few Liz Earle products I disliked so much I returned it for a refund.
Disappointing to say the least I was so hoping this would be the 'one' for me.
Liz Earle Botanical Essence Eau de Parfum
I really like Liz Earle products and my favourite is the Hot Cloth Cleanser, fantastic product, great results and great value. I did not really know what to expert when I bought Liz Earle Eau de Parfum.
The eau de parfum comes in a white cardboard box, the box has the Liz Earle logo on the front of the box and the name of the fragrance. The box is not at all fancy, it is just quite practical and descriptive of the content.
The fragrance comes in a thick glass bottle, the bottle holds 50mls of fragrance and it has a spray to disperse the fragrance. When you remove the fragrance bottle from the cardboard box the bottle and fragrance are in perfect A1 condition, the box does it's job well. The cardboard box can be recycled after use.
When you first spray the fragrance it smells very like rotten flowers, this is not a good smell, it is too strong and not at all pleasant. I begin to wonder if this fragrance has in some way gone off!
When the fragrance calms down, about 30 minutes after applying, the smell is not as awful as I first thought. I can smell lavendar but way too much for my liking. I can smell hints of rose, I love the smell of rose and I think this fragrance would have been nicer if they had added more rose. The only other thing I can smell in this fragrance is spice, I think this contributed to the rotten flowers smell I first encountered as by my taste there is too much spice and I am really not sure if spice goes with lavender as lavender is a strong distinctive scent on it's own without adding spice.
After having a long look on the Liz Earle website I find the ingredients of this fragrance:
This unique fragrance has been lovingly crafted using some of the most precious botanicals from around the world. High-altitude lavender from France, damask rose from Turkey, Italian bergamot, and spicy patchouli from Indonesia are just a few of the ingredients in this complex blend.
Well to be honest I don't like this fragrance at all, it is just not me, my usual taste in fragrance is light and floral. This could be termed as this on the Liz Earle website but it really is not so. It may be 98% botanical but every time I spray this perfume initially I still get the rotten flower smell. Not pleasant and does not suit me at all.
I only give this fragrance 2 Dooyoo stars, but as fragrance is such a personal thing you might agree with me or disagree!
Liz Earle Botanical Essence No 1, Eau De Parfum
When I had learned that Liz Earle had produced their first fragrance I was intrigued to try it, I love their skin care products so it wasn't hard to imagine that I would love their fragrance. It was my husband who bought me a bottle of this after having the same idea, that he was onto a sure bet buying a fragrance from Liz Earle as a gift for me.
I wasn't able to find the exact notes that make up this perfume. However, I did find Liz Earle's description of the fragrance... "This unique fragrance has been lovingly crafted using some of the most precious botanicals from around the world. High-altitude lavender from France, damask rose from Turkey, Italian bergamot, and spicy patchouli from Indonesia are just a few of the ingredients in this complex blend. I hope you love our vibrant, naturally active fragrance as much as we do."
Liz Earle claims that over 98% of the components that make up the perfume are directly derived from natural ingredients, which creates the floral and botanical scent. When I first sprayed this I was really quite surprised at how strong and a bit unpleasant the scent was. It does need a few minutes to settle and then it becomes a much more pleasant but heavily floral smell. I think that this perfume would be more suited to my Gran than me, it is pleasant but with the heavy rose and lavender scents it just isn't a very modern smelling fragrance.
The longevity of this is pretty average, being an eau de parfum I would have expected it to stay around longer but it does last for a few hours and in my opinion it does smell better when it begins to fade a bit.
Usually it is only the bottle that I consider when I think about the packaging, however, I rather like the box that this bottle comes it (in fact it might be nicer than the bottle). The box is a white study design with a little ribbon at the side that lets you pull out the inner box revealing the bottle, which is rather plain and simple. The bottle does fit in with Liz Earle's simple packaging design.
This is a rather pricey perfume, retailing t £39.50 for a 50ml bottle when purchased from Liz Earle online or in the store.
--My overall impression--
I am going to give this three stars out of five. I own this now and I do quite like the smell after it has had time to settle, but I very much doubt that I will rush out to buy another bottle of this when it runs out. Overall, in my opinion this is a good perfume but not a great perfume.
I would be hesitant in recommending this to other people, however, I would recommend that if you are thinking about this one definitely try to test it out before you buy.