Product Type: Yardley fragrances
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Yardley Orange Blossom Eau de Toilette
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Yardley Orange Blossom Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Easy to wear summer scent
Disadvantages: May not suit all tastes
~ Tell me all about it! ~
Yardley produce a good number of fresh floral based fragrances including this sweet yet spiced and zingy Orange Blossom fragrance. This Orange Blossom fragrance is one of the Yardley range of single themed floral scents that I have tried and in this case rather liked. The fragrance wasn't listed here but as it has now been added to the Dooyoo database I am able to share my thoughts about it.
The Yardley Orange Blossom EDT spray is an orange and floral scented fragrance that I have worn in summer time. I have found it easier to wear than the Hyacinth fragrance from the same range but it does lack a certain amount of finesse when I compare it other orange based fragrances that I have tried. In 2009 the scent won the Pure beauty Award for the 'best new self scented fragrance' and I felt that was a good recommendation when I looked into purchasing it. The look of the fragrance has been updated as has the fragrance itself and I feel that it has a summer floral scent that wears well.
~ Bottle, box, design? ~
The Orange Blossom theme of the fragrance has been toned down when it comes to the box and the bottle that the fragrance comes in. The box is simple, light and rather understated. The heavy floral motifs of old are long gone and the over all look is of a fresh modern product, not a dowdy old ladies fragrance. The Yardley name is set in the centre of the pale toned box amid a small panel that is a riot of bright and bold peachy orange. The trim detail that runs around the edge of the box is in the same zingy colourway which makes the box stand out well.
The bottle has had a very slight revamp and shows off a much more understated look, the floral label is gone which leaves the bottle looking more in keeping with the new box. The simple clear glass bottle allows you to view the fragrance within easily and a plain gold toned lid completes the look. The fragrance can be applied to the skin via the simple spray applicator which I have found was very easy to use and required just a light pressure.
~ What might it cost? ~
The Yardley Orange Blossom EDT ranges from £6.49 to £9.99 for a 50ml sized bottle of fragrance. I feel this makes it affordable and attractive to fragrance buyers who are looking to buy an easy to wear day time fragrance that is not overly expensive to buy. Many stores stock the fragrance and it can also be bought online if required so ought to be easy to source.
~ Top, middle, base notes? Oh just tell me how it smells!~
As with anything the beauty of a specific item is often in the eyes of the beholder. In this case its in the way the fragrance reacts with the oils in the skin of each person who becomes acquainted with it. The top notes within the fragrance are cognac, petit grain and orange and although I cannot pretend to smell the first two, the orange scent it present in abundance and offers up a lovely zesty burst when its first spritzed on. I rather like its invigorating and fresh feel, although it does fade all too quickly.
The heart notes in the fragrance have an orange blossom tone that is very pretty and easy to wear. This is combined with geranium, clary sage, caraway seeds, violet, coriander, lavender and jasmine. These inclusions add a floral yet mildly spiced tone to the fragrance that is more subtle than the ingredients might suggest. Strength and longevity come from the additional base notes of warm amber which adds a little more much needed depth, sandalwood and musk. These help the fragrance to soften and yet remain for a number of hours before fading away.
~How do you rate it?~
I feel that the Yardley Orange Blossom fragrance is pretty and easy to wear. It offers a certain amount of longevity when worn over a number of hours but it certainly will not last a whole day without another spritz of the fragrance on your skin to refresh it. The orange themed scent is attractive and inviting but cannot compete with some other orange based fragrances that I have tried. I feel that this is to be expected as the fragrance is set within the budget price range and as such it cannot be expected to perform like a premium fragrance might. Over all this is a very pretty summer scent that offers good value and I feel it ought to get a 4 star rating.
Summary: Floral summer fragrance
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