Hot summer days are here, pretty cherry blossoms bloom while birds chirp delightfully in the garden. How satisfying it is to take a bite into the juicy flesh of nectarine. Hear the ice cubes clink onto the surface of your drinking glass and sip on the cold green tea. What a fantastic way to quench a thirst under the hot summer sun. Sounds like a perfect picnic party in a girl friend’s backyard, yes? I imagine us girls in our summer dresses prancing about on the green grass giggling happily. Oh but my lovelies, it is the wondrous scent of Elizabeth Arden’s new eau de toilette vaporizer spray. Flirty, refreshing and effervescent, Green Tea Nectarine Blossom captures the spirit of summertime and eternal friendship in one bottle.
Upon the first whiff, I instantly felt energized and awake. Citrus notes accompanied by notes of green tea filled my mind. Indeed, top notes include bergamot and extract of green tea which contribute to the effervescent quality of the fragrance. Sweet peach-y notes imparts fruitiness to the top notes and a flirty vibe on the wearer. The delightful composition of middle notes include our star ingredient, nectarine. Its juiciness spills over, draping onto the green tea leaves. Peach floral blooms beautifully in the heart of the fragrance, giving the fragrance a tender feminine quality that is irresistible. Last but not least, soft musks at the base notes bestows a lingering softness at the end of the day…
I like that the top notes lasts about half an hour, which is a rather long time considering it consists of citrus and green tea notes. After about two hours of application, fruity nectarine notes are still prominent. Although it is an eau de toilette, I think it comes off rather intense especially at the start for a citrus fruity floral fragrance. However, sillage is moderate and longevity ____ Overall, the fruity notes are most outstanding, at least on my skin. It is a very girly fragrance and perfect for a girls’ day out i.e. shopping trips and brunches. The only sensory experience I didn’t enjoy was actually the appearance of the packaging used. Let me explain. I liked the colour (orange) and the embossed images of cherry blossoms on the box. However, I felt that the glass bottle capped with an orange plastic cap did not do the contents justice. The fragrance is a sophisticated one, but I felt that the packaging did not match its quality. Priced at SGD 85 for 100ml, perhaps a transparent glass cap would be more appropriate? The fragrance is now available at all Elizabeth Arden counters.
Complementing the eau de parfum is the Green Tea Nectarine Honey Drops Body Cream. Qiyun loved how it feels on her skin and so did I. What struck me were the minute orange beads which melt onto the skin with the rest of the cream. I believe those are the “honey beads”, teehee! Oh the cream had a gorgeous silky milk colour and indeed, it looked buttery and rich. Surprise surprise, it was moisturizing but not oily or uncomfortable at all. Instead, it absorbs into the skin really quickly. There is a slight calming effect on the skin and it also leaves a subtle fragrance which lasts for a several hours. I really like it actually. It is priced at SGD37 for 250ml a jar, I’d say it is worth it. It will be available in the market when September 2016 rolls by.
While this is a sponsored review, opinions and suggestions are truthful and purely my own.