Average Rating 3.7/5
Review by Magixz
Well to each their own. I find this to be a very crisp, clean scent. I like it very much actually. Some have said it does not last that long and in fact it really does not last as long as some of my stronger scents. I find this last about 5 hours, or so before I feel like I cannot smell it on myself any longer but yet I can smell it on my clothes. I got this description from fragrantica. Mediterranean by Elizabeth Arden is a Woody Floral Musk fragrance for women. Mediterranean was launched in 2007. The nose behind this fragrance is Claude Dir. Top notes are sicilian mandarin, plum and peach; middle notes are magnolia, orchid and wisteria; base notes are sandalwood, amber and musk. Since I know little about the actual smell of most perfume ingredients, I can only say whether I think they are a good combination to create a wonderful aroma. There is a bit of mint in this fragrance or so my nose tells me, perhaps the combination of some of these create that smell? To me this is a wonderful after shower or before bed kind of perfume, and since it is inexpensive compared to some of my other fragrances, it does not bother me to have to respray if I want to enjoy this fragrance all day and into the night. In fact, I love another booster spray even with my fragrances that cost so much more and last somewhat longer. ;-) I cannot believe the deal I found on not only the large bottle of parfum spray, but the box also has a small bottle of splash on parfum and a small bottle of dusting powder! What a real treat, usually the boxes have a lotion which is great too, but powder...I love it. The bottles are adorable to say the least. The bright marine blue is an amazing color sitting there under the lights of my vanity, and the shape of the bottle is really classy. The small tub of powder has a tiny powder puff, with the same blue container and lovely silver engraved type lid. I do think a fine perfume can be likened to a fine plate of food. The way the food looks is often enough to make us like it even more. The same can be said of a fine fragrance, or a not so fine fragrance. When the bottle is very attractive and soothing to our visual senses, I think I grab that bottle more often. ;-) I would buy this fragrance again, and I am enjoying having it in my collection. I do so love after Christmas mark downs. ;-) I can hardly wait for after Valentine's and after Mother's Day mark downs too. I want to add a few more of the inexpensive fragrances that I know I will like and use. Gives me a chance to experience new smells and I get to save more of my very expensive smells. Update: I still like the scent of this one, but it kind of reminds me of a men's aftershave after a while. ;-) I guess that is ok when I want to feel more manly (like that ever happens!) but maybe if I am doing something I call man's work, like mowing, bring in wood, etc. ;-) Yeah I know women do that stuff too & I use to when I was a lot younger and more able to do so, but now that I am way older, I call it man's work. Especially with two young men (my sons) and a husband at home to do that stuff.