5th Avenue Uptown NYC (2017)

5th Avenue Uptown NYC by Elizabeth Arden
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5th Avenue Uptown NYC is a perfume by Elizabeth Arden for women and was released in 2017. The scent is floral-fresh. It was last marketed by Revlon.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSicilian petitgrain, Pink pepper, Prosecco
Heart Notes Heart NotesJapanese cherry blossom, Magnolia, Cyclamen, Ivy
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla, Tonka bean, Sandalwood, Musk

Ratings

Scent

7.6 (9 Ratings)

Longevity

6.6 (9 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (9 Ratings)

Bottle

7.1 (16 Ratings)
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8.5
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
9
Bottle
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"Madama Butterfly" at the Met Opera in NYC
I know the brand Elizabeth Arden for a long time since I was a kid. I remember my father had a perfume and soap in a red box with depicted a knight on horseback, the name was Arden for Men Sandalwood, and even now I remember the creamy scent of sandalwood if only I close my eyes. However, that memory has nothing to do with 5th Avenue Uptown NYC, which was a great blind buy and positively surprised me. Why did I buy it? Because of the shimmering and boozy note of the Italian Prosecco, sparkling white wine with lively elegance, fruity and floral aromas. I am fond of Prosecco from Valdobbiadene and the Prosecco DOCG Superiore di Cartizze - this is the correct denomination - represents the most exclusive version, the qualitative pinnacle of the world of Prosecco. It is a crù characterized by complex scents that recall apples and pears, citrus fruits, aromas of peaches and apricots and hints of roses, along with a note of almonds in the aftertaste. Due to its exclusivity, it is infrequent to find, and only selected clubs, restaurants and wine bars offer some Cartizze labels on their menu. Hence, can you figure out a fragrance smelling that way? A chimaera, just a will-o'-the-wisp.
About the 5th Avenue Uptown NYC fragrance, the Eau de perfume is said to be a woody musky floral composition. I fancy Puccini's Madama Butterfly soprano celebrating her successful performance at the Met Opera in Lincoln Center Plaza uptown Manhattan. She has a glass of Prosecco in one hand, surrounded by Japanese cherry blossom petals still on stage, a redolent bouquet in her arm and a generous floriental scent that exudes from his heated skin. Uptown NYC is all about that. As for the other flankers in the 5th Avenue collection, I do not get any similarity with the original. Still, the atmosphere sounds familiar to me, and I'm sure I have another perfume in my wardrobe that smells like it. Right off the bat, it reminds me a lot of the gourmand tone of CH Good Girl, but much softer with creamy and fat Big Mama tuberose buds replaced by candy citrus-honey magnolia tepals.

Just sprayed, Uptown NYC unveils with a velvety citrus note of petitgrain, intermingled with mellow pink peppercorn. This zesty and tangy accord is soon joined by a scintillating crisp Prosecco, so peachy and copious in fruity apple and pear notes. Of course, it is an aromachemical accord, but the result is outstanding indeed. The opening is fresh and warm at the same time.

The heart features Japanese cherry blossom, with a very faint and sheer lilac and rose qualities, accented with creamy vanilla and soft, almond-like aromas. You might be surprised to learn that only some varieties of cherry blossoms give off a scent that their petals are not able to turn into an essential oil. Instead, perfumers use aromatic chemicals to recreate a cherry blossom accord. Shortly, a more vigorous and honeyed note of magnolia stands up and dominates the heart. Perhaps, the green, white petals overcome the frail cyclamen and the green ivy, or maybe I simply cannot notice them. I was expecting a vine akin to Nature Homme by Yves Rocher, where the feeling is just like if you were to take a leaf and smash it up to get all the juices and smell out. Ivy scent is a very natural-smelling aroma, reminiscent of walking through the forest on a warm, humid day, or a visit to a botanical greenhouse, but I am dropping it. The middle stage is all about flowers, which is a trademark in 5th Avenue fragrance collections.

And then comes the base, which is alluring and rests on vanilla and roasted tonka bean, with plenty of creamy sandalwoods, and velvety musk. Uptown NYC reaches the final stage too quickly and becomes an intimate perfume in a matter of hours. However, the sweet hints of vanilla and tonka create a pleasant sensation that continues for a while.

The legerity and delicacy of this fragrance make it suitable for warm seasons like Spring and Summer. I do not see any problem wearing it at work, it is inoffensive, or at a party, or during summer evenings out, when a soft breeze caresses the senses. The projection and the longevity are moderate, not too heavy and perhaps e refresh is required for covering a whole day. Surprisingly, there are not many reviews for this lovely fragrance, and I believe its affordable price is what keeps it from being far more respected. Uptown NYC is enchanting to me; it's creamy and easygoing, a soothing perfume for sure. Also, a very inoffensive and safe everyday scent and a pretty safe blind buy.

This review is based upon a 75ml bottle I blindly bought.

-Elysium

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ElysiumElysium 38 days ago
8.5
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
9
Bottle
It's enchanting to me, elegant creamy and easygoing, a soothing perfume for sure. Also, a very inoffensive scent and pretty safe blind buy.

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