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I got given Langley by Ted Baker as a birthday present and this is the first Ted Baker product I've ever tried. After using it for 3 months now I'm pretty impressed. The fragrance was inspired by the Ted Baker fashion collection and is described as "luxurious, charming and sure to get you noticed, Langley is the epitome of style and elegance and has the breadth to take you effortlessly from day to evening."
--- Price & Availability ---
It is available in two sizes; the smaller 30ml which costs £26 and the larger 75ml (which is the one I have) costs £45. Langley is not overly expensive, especially for a high quality brand such as Ted Baker and lasts for a pretty long time so all in all this a good value perfume. It is available from shops such as Amazon and Debenhams.
--- The Look ---
The perfume is bottled in a pretty and uniquely-shaped triangular glass bottle. Although not the best looking or most eye-catching bottle in my perfume collection, it is still quite pretty. The soft pink fades from a light powdery colour to a deep pink nearer the bottom. This is covered by the logo in a classic gold colour which goes nicely with the pink. The spray nozzle is also gold and covered by a clear plastic lid whose large shape makes it easy to slide on and off.
--- The Fragrance ---
I really like the scent of Langley. Like a lot of the perfumes I own it is very floral and summery so great for the girls. It is also supposed to smell citrusy as well although I think this is smothered a bit by the floral fragrance. It contains ginger, pink pepper and bergamot combined with deeper scents of orange flower, green tea and petit grain on top of a base of cedarwood, vetiver and musk. To be honest I don't know what a lot of these things smell like (petit grain and vetiver?!) but when first spraying it has a soft but fresh scent that is quite flowery and develops into a more musky, woody scent over time. It is strong when first sprayed and stays so throughout the day. The smell is uplifting and light enough to be worn at pretty much every occasion. I've had quite a few compliments while wearing it which is always a bonus!
--- Ingredients ---
The fragrance is comprised of Alcohol Denat., Aqua (water), Parfum (fragrance), Linalool, Benzophenone-1, CI 17200 and CI 42090.
--- Summary ---
Langley is a lovely, pretty perfume that smells floral in a nice bottle. It has made me more interested in Ted Baker and I'll have to have a look at some of their other products. Overall, I would recommend this, especially as a summertime treat.
I don't normally use Ted Baker perfumes but I turned 50 in April and was bought a number of items from the Ted Baker range and Langley for Her was one of them. It has been worn quite a lot over the last few months and a number of people have commented on how nice it is.
It is advertised as a fragrance that can be used for day or night but I must admit that I never keep perfume for just one sort of occasion so I wear it when I feel like anyway.
It has a hint of musk when it first goes on, but before long this seems to diminish although it is hard to describe exactly what replaces it. The ingredients mention orange and green tea, but it is certainly not one of those that are prominent and I have never been able to work out what bergamot is supposed to smell of. There is also ginger and pink pepper - again I have no idea what pink pepper is and why it would be considered suitable for perfume.
The bottle is not the ideal shape to hold and I imagine that someone who had small hands would struggle to hold it. The purple colour is a bit bright for perfume as I am used to clear liquids, but once out of the bottle there are no marks left so I suppose whatever makes it that colour is irrelevant
When it first gets sprayed it will smell quite floral and this is very pleasant. It is definitely a girly smell and I was surprised as I had always thought that Ted Baker target men more than women and that the musk would be prominent.
It is quite strong although at first although it does wear off after a while it is best to just use a small amount and if you feel you need it then top it up later. Having said that I don't have a great sense of smell, so it could be that I am wearing too much, although no one has ever commented on this.
This is probably a bit more expensive than I would pay for perfume to wear during the day as it is £30 for 30 ml, but if I was going to splash out then this is the perfume I would splash out on.
I have never heard of Ted Baker doing perfumes before, so I was surprised when I came across this one and actually really liked it. Ted Baker are a well known British fashion brand and so for them to do a fragrance, seemed only right and it has a really nice design. It is in a purple bottle, what's not to love as well as the fact that it is from a classic brand. I don't buy a lot of Ted Baker items but this has made me think a bit more about looking at Ted Baker products as I like this that much.
This perfume comes in a triangular shaped bottle which has a purple tint to it. The glass bottle has Ted Baker 'Langley' across the front in gold type and in a gold coin shape there is a Ted Baker symbol which is a nice touch. The bottle has an upside down triangular shaped lid and this makes it look almost like a pouch. The gold spray head shows through the glass where the triangly tops meet, almost looking like a gold tie on the pouch which is actually quite a clever idea.
With this 'Langley' perfume, as soon as I sprayed it I was surprised as this had a very fresh scent to it and by looking at the bottle design, I was almost certain that it would be soapy.but the fact it has this lightly floral, refreshing scent to it was a really nice surprise. The scent does strike me as being really feminine right away, and it is another of those kind of fragrances that are just really easy to wear. It could be easily adaptable for any kind of occasion as it has that versatile scent.
I only had to spray this a couple of times when applying it and I think that is just enough as this is light anyway and you really don't need too much on. It is really apparent at first when this scent is sprayed, and then it calms down a little bit and isn't as strong. I find when I wear this perfume that it does stay on really well and I can notice that it is on all day once I have applied it which is nice. It blends in nicely to my skin and I love that every so often, I get a hint of it.
The fragrance is made up of a variety of notes such as top notes of sweet bergamot, with ginger and pink pepper which sounds very exotic and it does work. It then has petit grain, and green tea with orange flower for the heart notes which again seems like a wide variety of unique notes but they seem to be complimentary to one another. For the base notes, it has musk, cedarwood and vetiver, although I really didn't pick up a musky note or a woody note so these must be quite muted.
As a fragrance, I really do like this one a lot and I wear it quite a lot to work as it is quite a casual scent. It brightens up my mood when I wear this and I think it is for all age groups really as it is quite a comforting scent, very clean. I think that I'd definitely buy this perfume again when I run out as I like it that much and also I would look at other Ted Baker perfumes because of this. It is modern and refreshing and a really positive scent which is what I love.
This perfume is available online or in a lot of department stores, Debenhams have this priced at £26 for the 30ml EDT. House of Fraser are selling the 75ml for £40.50 instead of £45.
The official Ted Baker website is http://www.tedbaker.com