ArdenBeauty is what you would call a "pleasant" fragrance. Not jaw droppingly divine in the way Thierry Mugler's Angel is(I'm ducking for cover here as I know many will disagree with me) nor is it striking, unusual, haunting and stunning in the way Guerlain Mitsouko is.
It's not sexy,voluptuos and enveloping the way Agent Provocateur is nor even a bit smokily sexy yet warm and familar the way LouLou by Parfums Cacherel is.
Yet all the same and for all my intense love of "statement" perfumes this is no Britney Spears "Curious or Gucci Rush 2. It doesn't smell of soap and the top note which I believe is the "living rice flower"(is it just me or do they just make this stuff up?)gives it enough of a contrast with the floral/ fresh base to make this perfume far more interesting in a restrained Chanel No19 sort of a way except of course that No19 is a masterpiece in restrained elegance and this one is definately an undergraduate student. A clever talented undergraduate student granted but this scent doesn't rock my world intensely or anything. It doesn't make me love it or hate it with passion. But it does intrigue me a little, arouses my interest way more than most of the generic soapy or fruity smelling clones they are currently churning out of late.
To my mind this one does have a slight oriental kick to it but not in the way of traditional "orientals" if I had to put this one in to a category then I would label it a light marine floriental if that makes any sense at all.
I cannot imagine this one possibly offending anyone.
I got the 50 ml Eau De Parfum spray and while I like it fine the bottle will probably last me for ages so I have to say I probably wouldn't repurchase this one again when it does finally run out as it hasn't bowled me over. The packaging is beautiful though.
It's not bad, but it's not waw either. Unnoticeable, nothing special.
I used to like this soooooo much!!!! But I donīt know what happend - I donīt like it anymore, it is way to flowery and nothing else than flowery, it brings me headache. I give 4 lippies, just because it is not such a long time when it was my FAVOURITE scent and everyone loved it on me :)
if i want Sunflowers, i'd buy Sunflowers. and this... is ... SUNFLOWERS. the packaging gets a 10--LOVE the bottle. the fragrance itself... well... read my review for Sunflowers. it's like the mean mall girls couldn't quite let go of Sunflowers, but wanted to brag that they don't JUST wear Sunflowers, so they got Sunflowers in a different bottle.i just re-read my review for Sunflowers. LOL! i guess the mean mall girls grew up. :-) continued >>
This doesn't work for me. It's not floral, just peppery. I don't even know if pepper is a note, but that's all I can smell. I know I have a pretty acidic Ph., maybe that's why. In any case, it's not for me.
Love this perfume. Nice floral. Not in your face, but quite noticeable. Cute pink hued glass bottle. Would definitely buy again. Good for fall/early winter. Update: I now hate this perfume...don't know why. Won't be buying again.
I agree with many of the reviews: Beauty is youthful and sophisticated, stylish, almost innocent, somewhat intoxicating--at first. I purchased a bottle when it was first released. I used it up and tossed the empty bottle, forgetting all about it until now. INGREDIENTS: Living rice flower, italian bergamot, green notes, blue lotus flower, living gingerlily, rubrum lily, golden sunset orchid, sandalwood, white amber, skin sensual musk
Ooohhh i love this one. it smells fresh, feminine, pretty and sweet without being candy-ish. just the kind of scent that i really like. suprizingly cheap, 13.90 for a 30ml eau de parfume so im not sure if this is categorized as high end but who cares? i love it and i can see my self wearing this regularly.
A great scent -- alluring without being "in your face." I really feel sexy when I wear this (and it goes over well with my significant other, too).
What a deal I got at TJMaxx! $7 for the 1.7 fl. oz Eau de Parum! Having no idea of the scent, I was pleasantly surprised. I agree with some of the scent descriptions below, however, here's my 2 cents: fresh, flowery yet serious but playful, airy. Just the scent I want to smell after brushing my teeth and showering. Woodsy but not overdone. Youthful yet stylishly mature. I can't describe scents as eloquently as some on the fragrance board, but, I hope I've given you a good visual. After all, aren't scents also a visual experience?