5th Avenue edp by Elizabeth Arden review

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5th Avenue edp by Elizabeth Arden

When it comes to perfume and fragrances I usually prefer unique scents with a story and a name behind. This is why I have walked over and completely converted to selective and niche perfumery during the last couple of years. I’ll be making a post (or maybe even a few) about selective perfumes where I’ll explain why they’re the real perfumes compared to regular high-end and designer scents. I never buy those anymore.

However, I still get regular fragrances as presents. My godmother has given me 5th Avenue edp by Elizabeth Arden. I have quite a bad experience with Elizabeth Arden perfumes – I find most of them have a simple “flat” scent and a bad staying power. 5th Avenue was a nice surprise. I tried it and the staying power was great, and so was the complexity of it (at least, for a perfume of this range). I have a pretty good “nose” when it comes to scents and I can smell citric notes, like mandarin or lime, amber and sandal. A little spicy and grown-up. After wearing it a couple of hours I can mostly feel the flowers – rose, some white flowers like magnolia or lily or jasmine. This makes the perfume quite feminine, mild and not overpowering. Musk is listed as one of the top notes, but I can’t smell it, even though I’m very much into musky perfumes.

Overall, 5th Avenue is a nice perfume. Not the sexiest I own (it’s positioned as seductive and sexy), but definitely likable and lady-like. Men like it and women do too. I got three compliments wearing it yesterday.

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9 Responses to 5th Avenue edp by Elizabeth Arden review

  1. Patricia says:

    I prefer musky scents too!

  2. Marta says:

    I’m looking forward to your posts about real perfumes! I love how informative your blog is.

  3. Joanna says:

    I’ve never had a good “nose” for perfumes so I always bring someone that I trust to help me. Or, if I’m on my own, I usually go for their best sellers. Can’t go too wrong with that, can you? =) I’m currently wearing Amor Amor by Cacharel, and I hear that it’s a lovely scent for me!

  4. Lisa says:

    That’s a very nice present to get, I’m so jealous of you, Antonia! But I’m also happy for you=)

  5. Katie L says:

    You’re so knowledgeable! I like how you manage to describe the different perfumes, you should write for a perfume magazine=) Or just a perfume column in any magazine. Looking forward to hearing about those “real” perfumes!
    Cheers

  6. Georgia S says:

    I get curious about your bad experiences with Elizabeth Arden perfumes! I love all of them, especially Red Door and Green Tea!
    love

  7. Elizabeth Wong says:

    Wow… you really have a good ‘nose’ and I agree with what you describe this EDP. ^^

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