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Yardley Honeysuckle Eau de Toilette
Member Name: brittle1906
Yardley Honeysuckle Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Light floral fragrance.
Disadvantages: Smells of cheap disinfectant!
Review of Yardley Honeysuckle Eau De Toilette
Yardley are one of the oldest English perfumers around. The House of Yardley was born in England in the mid-seventeenth century, during the reign of King Charles 1.
A young man named Jonathan Yardley obtained a royal warrant for the provision of all the soap to City of London. The main ingredient was English lavender. The first recipes from the Yardley Company were lost in 1666 during the great fire of London; however the company kept going and survives to this day.
==Yardley Honeysuckle Eau de Toilette==
I received a gift set containing six Yardley floral eau de toilette fragrances last Christmas. The fairly plain glass bottles are all spray types with a gold coloured pull off lid over the spray mechanism. The bottles bear an image of the flowers they represent on their label.
To be honest I had always associated Yardley fragrances with old ladies and was not really expecting a great deal from my scents. I was pleased and surprised to find most of the fragrances were very good. I discovered some truly lovely fragrances thanks to this present; however the subject of this review, the Honeysuckle fragrance, is my least favourite scent of the set.
The eau de toilette is a pale lemony colour and it looks quite attractive in the bottle.
The fragrance is a light floral and it has green top notes with honeysuckle, middle notes of Peony, Jasmine, Lilac and base notes of Honey and musk. At first sniff, this is a fresh, pleasant floral, however it soon fades to a rather non-descript and weak scent which quite frankly reminds me of a cheap disinfectant! The fragrance does not last very well on my skin either and an hour or so after using this, I can no longer detect any scent at all. Of course, scents do vary from person to person, so this may well last longer on someone else.
Yardley offer a wide range of matching products for all their floral scents, soaps, talc, body lotion and body sprays are all available, making the range ideal for layering your scent.
Obviously I have no idea of the price paid for my gift set as it was a present, but a quick web search brought up prices from £3.99 to £10.00 on various web sites, for a 125ml bottle of Eau de Toilette, so it is worth shopping around if you want to try this.
==My Thoughts and Conclusion==
I no longer use this as a scent, I use it as a bathroom spray which is probably a terrible waste, but as I won't wear it as fragrance, it seems the best thing to do with it!
I quite liked the initial fragrance, but as the scent settled and matured, I'm afraid it was not to my taste. It really does have a slightly odd smell to my nose and whilst I certainly wouldn't object if it were the scent of a household cleaning product, I don't particularly want to be smelling like a cleaner, so this fragrance is one I will avoid in the future!
I have fairly wide tastes in fragrance and do like some florals, but sadly this is not one for me. I am awarding this a 2* rating, as even had I liked the fragrance, the staying power is rather short.
Thank you for reading
İbrittle1906 October 2012
N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same user name
Summary: A flroal scent from a well established company
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