The Mainstream Monday: Sniffing A Popular Fragrance
I like the freshness of Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea cologne. It is fresh and zesty. Elizabeth Arden Green Tea is a light wearing fragrance, comparable to a body spray. Elizabeth Arden as a woman and a company has always been very competitive. This fragrance was launched in 1999 to compete with such popular mall fragrance/body product shops as Bath and Body Works and The Body Shop. Hence, the light wearing fragrance to be worn all over the body with a lower price point than other department store fragrances.
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea is not as “green tea” as other green tea fragrances on the market. This means it is less earthy than actual green tea. If you are looking for a “real” green tea fragrance, this is not it. If you are looking for a refreshing, light fragrance than this will do. I mainly get beautiful, feminine citrus from this fragrance. I get a heavy dose of bergamot. This is good for me since I love bergamot. The bergamot is complemented by other generic citrus accords with a wee bit of fruity rhubarb.It reminds me of a delicious summer sorbet. It has floral bergamot, jammy rhubarb, and orange zest. This is very refreshing. The fragrance has a certain coolness. It is ever so slightly minty. I really do think of it as a rhubarb and citrus sorbet with a garnish of mint. The zesty notes fade but you still are left with citrusy bergamot and tart rhubarb. That mainstream green tea is faintly there as well, just like that garnish of mint. The green tea adds a green sweetness to the heart. The dry-down is a bit softer than the heart. It smells muskier but in a clean musky, citrus way. The dry-down manages to be musky, green, and fresh.
The bottle isn’t exciting. It is very, very plain and it does remind me more of a drugstore fragrance bottle. At least it is glass and not in a plastic spray bottle making it more desirable than a B&BW spray.
It is not a long-lasting fragrance and it doesn’t claim to be. It wears slightly longer than a body spray. I guess it is meant to be “sipped” throughout the day just like a few cups of green tea. I do find it very refreshing. I like it for spring and summer.
Give this a try if you like pretty bergamot fragrances or green tea perfumes. Or perfumes like Bvlgari Thé Vert, L’Occitane Thé Vert, Tocca Bianca, CK One, Fresh Hesperides , Creative Universe The Cologne, and/or Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine-Basilic.
Notes listed include: caraway, fruity rhubarb, lemon, orange zest, bergamot, cool minty peppermint, green tea, sweet jasmine, spicy carnation, fresh fennel, crisp celery spice, oakmoss, musk, and amber.
Green Tea comes in a few sizes with the 1.7 oz bottle retailing for under $30 at Elizabeth Arden and Perfume.com.
2 thoughts on “Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Perfume Review”
My mum and my aunt are big fans of citrusy fragrances and it’s usually my job (as daughter and niece, they say 😆 ) to give them as gifts or buy them fragrances.
When I received my first paycheck I went looking for a nice summer scent for my aunt and after smelling and sniffing around, I decided on Green Tea. Why? It’s really refreshing, minty, cooling and has just the right amount of citruses.
On my aunt, it smells more like a luxurious soapy scent while on me, the bergamot is stronger. I’ve read it’s not that long lasting, but on my aunt it lasts the whole day. Another good thing is the price (of course) and here in my country is not a popular scent, so my aunt says she has received many compliments.
I think it’s a great value scent. I think it smells more expensive than it is. If I lived in a warm climate, I’d wear more stuff like this. It’s citrus but more. But, I live in a cool, rainy place and find myself craving heavier, cozier things.
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