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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.