Hello you enthusiastic snoopers! I'm back again and today I come to a fragrance that was probably dedicated to the most expensive street in the world (especially in terms of renting shops): 5th Avenue by Elizabeth Arden. I don't know if everybody knows the scent, but most people should know the street in New York, after all, there are all kinds of shops of the most famous brands and of course much more. And it's supposed to be quite expensive there, but I can't say anything about that for the time being, as I've never been to the USA, although I'd love to go to New York.
As for the scent here, I was once again begged by a perfuma,... uh, I meant of course, to test it. Well, it took a while until I got to the scent, because first I was in Turkey before, then came the current crisis with the corona virus and so on, but then I got a sample of another dear perfuma, so that I could test the scent in peace and above all in safety (both from the virus and from the women, he he) extensively.
Well, what can I say: It is a very nice scent, even if I didn't find it so spectacular! But that's not because the fragrance contains an extremely large number of floral notes and I, as a botanical expert, can only identify a few of the fragrances with detailed fragrance lists, but because these many floral notes are simply too many,... well... flowers... :D
The beginning smells of lime trees and general green notes. There are also floral scents, especially from plants with white flowers. Sweet notes come from jasmine and lily-of-the-valley, and I also smell ylang-ylang, which will probably become even stronger and which already gives the fragrance a classically mature aura. The lime trees are quickly fading. In the background there are light, fruity scents, these are the peaches, but without looking in the fragrance list I almost didn't notice them. The scent becomes more and more flowery and there my problems to distinguish all these scents start :D
Due to the powdery aura I would guess violets and iris, a little bit roses, maybe even tuberoses, but a little later I would hardly be able to distinguish the few things I just recognize, because after ten minutes the fragrance now seems to mix all the floral scents together too much. However, it also smells quite beautiful and feminine, and the stuffy, as so many flowers can sometimes smell together, I smell for the time being only from the background, i.e. quite faint.
A little later, especially the weakly radiating flowers mix so much that I only perceive them as a whole. The Ylang-Ylang is still quite intense, which I can still recognize well. As for the sweet notes, I continue to tip for a mix of jasmine and lily of the valley, the powdery one should still come from the violets and iris.
Also at the end it smells mainly of Ylang-Ylang, only then the other already mentioned flowers come. The fragrance is generally gentle and not really heavy, even if ylang-ylang should have a sultry aura as always, but I would have liked it better if the fragrance had no ylang in it at all. But this is only my opinion, because I don't like ylang ylang in general. Otherwise a nice scent that you can test.
The Sillage and the durability:
The sillage isn't that strong in itself, but because of some slightly opulent looking scents like ylang-ylang you don't have to get that close. Nevertheless, it quickly weakens again, which also has an effect on the durability, as after five or at most six hours you hardly notice the scent on your skin anymore. At least this was the case with me.
The bottle is rectangular, tall and has a solid, gold-plated neck on which the spray head sits. The cap is gold-plated and reminiscent of Tom Ford's columnar caps, while the lower part of the cap is milky transparent. Everything may seem a bit simple at first glance, but there is also something noble about it. All in all, the bottle is therefore quite nice.
Soo, now what can I say about this scent? In contrast to the expensive-sounding scent name (i.e. 5th Avenue), I don't think that the scent smells expensive or very noble. It's just very flowery, of course it smells quite nice, so that especially flower lovers could be very fond of this scent, as it is not very heavy despite scents like ylang-ylang and leaves more of a spring-like impression. So it is a fragrance that one could wear very well right now.
Because of its gentle sweetness, it is actually suitable for going out, even if I would recommend it more for the day. In general the scent is quite nice, you ladies will probably like it even more than I do, but it is just that this is my personal opinion that the scent is not so spectacular. It lacks a little bit of recognizable features, although this is very difficult, especially nowadays (no, I don't mean the corona crisis, but the oversaturation of the market with at least 1 million different scents) and meanwhile every scent smells very similar to many other scents. Surely this was still a little different in 1996 when this fragrance appeared, but today it seems to me just as just described. But as mentioned before, I don't want to say that a scent can't be beautiful just because it doesn't look spectacular anymore.
Well, that makes this fragrance worth testing, especially because of its very reasonable price. I'm sure that you ladies might like it, maybe even every "age group"... :DD
Yes, it might sound clichéd if I think that ladies might like flowery scents very much... on the other hand, my cat got fish for dinner today... and not just any cat food with fish in it, no he got some of my dinner. And even though cats and fish sound clichéd, he swallowed everything and licked his plate so empty that it looked like freshly cleaned :DD That means that clichés can be true, so test the scent, you will surely like it :))
Soo, and that's it. Have a nice evening, everybody, and see you!