So far, Pretty Petals is my fifth blind buy of an Ellen Tracy perfume without disappointment. An alluring and sensual fragrance, Pretty Petals doesn't hold many notes, but the few it does blend well to create a warm lemony feel that lasts for a few hours.
I almost get a tea-like sense of bergamot, but it's not in the notes. This is an office-friendly perfume, a daytime scent, one that couldn't possible offend a soul.
Ellen Tracy makes fragrances I find at my local TJMaxx/Marshalls at under 10USD, which is quite the bargain for a scent that I really enjoy.
Moroccan Rose, responsible for its citrus opening and powdery quality; Amber giving it warmth; Jasmine lending an animalic narcotic feel; and Musk deepening this fragrance just enough to give it oomph without darkness. Soon after lightly sweetened florals barely there bounce to the surface intermittently occasionally.
I compare Ellen Tracy perfumes to any department store fragrances with their quality. The bottle of the EdP is embossed with colorful flowers and the name instead of a sticker label. It's a heavy, chunky, rectangular piece, easy to hold and pretty to display.
A good year-round scent for all ages. Lasts for quite a few hours with good sillage. A definite good buy for a few bucks.