I bought a miniature bottle of this today. I think its pleasantly fresh and clean. I smelled it on my friend last month and loved it on her and really wanted at least a small bottle of this for my collection. I think it will be wonderful for spring and summer but I think it also brightens a cold winter day like today!
I really can't work out why Elizabeth Arden named this scent "Sunflowers". "Ocean Mist" might be more appropriate. I was given a gift pack at Christmas and was about to give to a friend who likes some other Elizabeth Arden products (I don't) but decided to have a whiff before passing it along. I must say I'm pleasantly surprised!
The fragrance reminds me of one of my favourite smells - Crabtree and Evelyn have a hand care range they call "La Source", and other companies have used a similar fragrance which they usually refer to as 'sea minerals' or something or other - not what I expected from something called "Sunflowers". Instead it's a very fresh smell - similar to the smell of silk fabric as well as the ocean thing.
Yes the bottle and the colour scheme is really quite disgusting - cannot imagine anyone wanting to buy it simply by looking at it - but the stuff inside is lovely; so there you have it - "Sunflowers" stays!
At first it's too sweet, strong and over-powering, but after it wears off a little, it's really nice and delicious. Lasts well. I wouldn' t wear it everyday, only when I'm in the right mood for it.
I wasn't aware they were even making "Sunflowers" anymore until I saw at at Walgreens. I remember liking this scent when I was in junior high... in the early 90s. Now, not so much.
This was introduced years ago when I was working at my favorite department store, one of those lovely old-fashioned places that are falling by the wayside, so when I wear it I'm reminded of pleasant days gone by. It's a fresh, light scent, a bit floral but not fruity or marine as most light fragrances are these days. I'm not sure if the regular EA counters still carry it - I found it recently at the drugstore. My only complaint is the lasting power which, like most lighter scents, isn't the best.
That being said, I'm not exactly a kid but I'm not a senior citizen, and I'm starting to resent that certain scents that I've used for years smell like "old lady" or worse yet, "nursing home." It's also insensitive (to say the least) to speak that way about older women. There are ways of saying that you dislike something other than resorting to nastiness.
If you care at all for your fellow man/women, you won't wear this. As soon as I smell this, I get an instant headache. Sunflowers don't have a smell-and this alleged perfume smells like bug spray.
This is in your face! Yuck, it's really strong and I don't like it at all. This can give anyone a headache. You have to be a certain person to pull this off. NOT recommending anyone to wear this power house...
Not good for me! Way too harsh and high pitched. I've smelled worse, so 2 lippies, but this is near the bottom. :(
Smells like melon + "cotton-wool" in stalks of sunflowers + hospital. Sour, weird, "aseptic", depressive, it can bring you a headache.
a very pretty, fresh, clean scent, if slightly generic... unfortunately this gave me a red rash on my wrists, and also felt ever so slightly sticky when it was sprayed on my skin.. so i couldn't keep my bottle. also, speaking of the bottle, this one is, IMO too ugly for my dresser!