Product Type: Yardley fragrances
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A sweet green soapy scent
Yardley Honeysuckle Eau de Toilette
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Yardley Honeysuckle Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Makes a lovely air freshener
Disadvantages: Not all that long lasting
~ Tell me all about it! ~
Yardley are a good old fashioned fragrance brand that market a mixed group of floral based single themed fragrances which have undertones of other ingredients thrown into the mix. Amongst the fragrances that I have tried is the Yardley Honeysuckle EDT, which I found to be an interesting soapy sweet green smelling scent that won't be to many modern day tastes, but may still provide an alternative to the very sickly sweet fragrances that are still en vogue.
The Honeysuckle fragrance is one you will either love or hate from the moment it hits your nostrils and it may be too old fashioned for younger fragrance wearers to consider at all. The last time I had a bottle of this was some time ago and whilst I wore it to finish up the bottle, it certainly was never a favorite fragrance amongst the many that I would happily return to time and time again.
~ Bottle, box, design? ~
The box that my last bottle of the Honeysuckle fragrance came in was rather old fashioned and outdated when I compare it to more up to date fragrance box designs. The motif was of course a honeysuckle flower which sat centre front with a pale background and toning honeysuckle amber yellow border running along the edge of the box. The Yardley name was prominent and was displayed at the front amid another splash of amber yellow and I feel the whole effect was rather dated and not particularly aimed at younger fragrance buyers.
The bottle that the fragrance came in was more pleasing to my eyes and came in a clear glass look that was complemented by a gold toned lid. Again the label on the fragrance was something that dated the look of the plain bottle a little but wasn't out of context at all with the box. I feel that the whole effect of both the box and the bottle was simple yet a little out of touch with modern trends and it wouldn't appeal to anyone who favours the bold and interesting bottles and boxes that many of the more fashionable fragrance houses choose to use.
~ How much? ~
Last time I bought a bottle of the Yardley Honeyscukle EDT it was just under £5. I was able to purchase it as a 50ml spray top bottle. I found the spray applicator easy to use and it delivered a good hearty amount of fragrance direct to my skin. Prices can range from £6.49 upwards although you may be lucky enough to be able to find it for less if you shop around. I feel its always worth looking around to see what offers are available.
~ Top, middle, base notes? Oh just tell me how it smells!~
The Honeysuckle scent is as I mentioned earlier a rather soapy sweet green fragrance with musky undertones that may not appeal to everyone. There is some depth to it but it feels in no way as complex or well rounded as other honeysuckle fragrances can be. I feel the fragrance with its sweet green honeysuckle entrance and peony, lilac and jasmine middle notes does feel light and wearable only if I am in the mood to wear it.
Honey and musks form part of the base notes in the fragrance and they do add pleasing musky tone which I found would soften as the fragrance dried down on my skin. The longevity of the fragrance was to my mind rather lacking and I feel it stayed put on my clothing for longer than it did on my skin. As with some of the other fragrances within this range I do feel that there is a touch of air freshener about the fragrance and I often used it to brighten and lighten rooms with a swift spritz of the spray here and there.
~How do you rate it?~
I feel that this Yardley Honeysuckle fragrance is pleasant but dated. As with a few of the other fragrances in the range it could do with a revamp to update it and give it a more modern twist. The fragrance does dry down to a more pleasing musky scent over time, although longevity is rather compromised when its on your skin.
I don't feel that the look of the product will in any way appeal to a younger fragrance buyer and I wouldn't consider it to be a young womans fragrance at all. In summary I feel that the Yardley Honeysuckle fragrance would be best worn as a day time scent that you will need to renew throughout the day to keep the initial green sweetness going and as such it gets just 3 stars.
Summary: Slightly old fashioned
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