Penhaligon's • Elizabethan Rose • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I sampled this at Saks in beverly hills and wasn't blown away by it. However, over the next few days I kept getting wafts of it from the little scented piece of paper she sprayed. It smelled amazing and really different and unique from the other rose scents that I wear. (Sa Majestie le Rose by Serge Lutens, red roses from Jo malone and Le Ombre from dipqyque). Its very light, very clean and smells the closest to what an acutual rose smells like of any perfume I have come across. I bought this to wear on my wedding day which is in a few days! I have been wearing it non-stop since I bought it though and have gotten many compliments. The store manager at Jimmy Choo on rodeo drive loved it. I was also wearing Jo malone orange blossom lotion so I think the mix of the two was rather divine. Will definitely purchase this again when it runs out!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is an excellent pure tea rose scent, the soapy kind that lingers on your hands after washing with expensive English rose scented soap or handwash. Reminds me of the English brand Crabtree & Evelyn.
It's very linear with a touch of sandalwood and musk. My colleague asked me where was the potpourri fragrance coming from, ha. Perfect for layering!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Already went through several bottles of this fragrance. It is important to know that I normally do not enjoy fragrances - I don't use them very much and heavy smelling ones cause me headaches and cause my allergies to act up.
This fragrance, however, is different. Rose scented products are my absolute favourites because I love roses and their fresh scents. This one smells like fresh roses! It is very light and barely there, only the subtle scent of roses.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Oh Dear Jesus, this is one of the most atrocious musty old rose perfumes ever. I guess I am just not a fan of this brand at all. I thought they all smelled like cheap drugstore perfumes that have been sitting in a drawer for the past two decades. This smell almost reminds me of a funeral parlor or something like that. I prefer well blended florals that smell more airy and luxurious.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love geranium and before I smelled Elizabethan Rose, I had no idea that geranium would go so well with roses! It is simply divine. The other rose scent by Penhaligon's is Victorian Posy. While VP is complicated and exotic this is sweet and delightful (imagine orange blossom honey kind of sweetness, not those overly sticky corn syrup sweet if you know what I mean). Both scents are lovely on their own and because they smell so nice together (I held one cap in each hand to one nostril) I have tried mixing the two and the outcome is equally amazing. Many reviewers had commented that the lasting power is poor, well may be because I live in a cold country I can still smell it on myself 5-6 hrs day later. And when combined VP with ER I can still smell it from my wrist 24 hours later. YMMV. Top note: Geranium // Middle note: Rose // Base note: Sandalwood
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I smelled this at a Penhaligon's in London and couldn't get the scent out of my head, so of course this is a positive review. On my box, it is printed that the top note is geramium; the middle rose; the base sandalwood. It's not a really attractive reading to me; I prefer lighter things, like Ralph Lauren's Romance in the winter and Clinque's Happy in the spring. Penhaligon's Elizabethan Rose, however, smells, at first, very sweet and ultimately youthful. The sandalwood is definitely apparent as an afterthought; there's a slight musk, a hint at sophistication, which elevates the rose-y scent above the pure sugaryness of, say, essential oils. It isn't as long-lasting as I would've liked, but I'd get a whiff well on into the night. The packaging is okay; in a simple, clear glass bottle with an antique-looking sticker topped by a glass cap and a mauve-colored bow. It's difficult with fragrances; it'll never smell the same to, or on, two people, but I liked thise one best out of Penhaligon's choices (their Ellensia was rather nice too, but as I went back specifically for this, I had to get the Elizabethan Rose.)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Lovely fresh TEA rose smell, very girlie, linear, rather fleeting on my skin, but quite realistic, much like the actual pink McCartney roses in my garden! I also like Jo Malone's Red Roses and Creed Fleur de The' Rose Bulgarie as smelling very much like dewy, fresh roses. Sweet, slightly wine-like when wet, clear, lightly fruity without being 'jammy'. There is none of that dried petal or potpourri smell that you get from some other products in the drydown.
It's fragrance is much less *In Your Face* than Crabtree & Eveyn's "Eveyn" IMO, tho THAT is a very good repro of the actual David Austen rose of the same name(I've grown them). What I like best about Penhaligon's Rose is that it smells less like chemicals and more like a living flower, albeit an idealized one. Packaging is very pretty and looks like something a Gibson Girl would have on her dressing table. I also have the Eliz. Rose bath gel, which is quite nice and runs true to scent.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Penhaligon's Elisabethan Rose is frankly disappointing and to me smells like Tea Rose. The drydown is nice enough, but between the price and the opening notes which seem too sour, my recommendation for a good rose scent would be Crabtree & Evelyn's Evelyn Rose or even Jo Malone's Red Roses. Pen's Elis Rose has good staying power on my skin and is definitely rosy, but as those first few molecules do their thing after I spritz it on, well, I just hold my breath. Those notes are like sour rose water. But they do pass. Still, this isn't terrible, but for the price I was expecting something that would knock my socks off, and this didn't do that.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a very simple, true rose scent. Very light and with a touch of green in it. However, it smells like a number of other rose scents I have smelled. Nothing wonderful or unique about it. Nice, but I would pass.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
A very simple, authentic, pretty tea rose fragrance which resembles L'occitane Neroli Rose, another simple rose fragrance I enjoy. Penhaligon's version evokes an English rose garden on a summer day. Despite its loveliness, it vanishes in about an hour, leaving behind no trace. A pity.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Elizabethan Rose is a very light rose soliflore. On me the opening notes are actually quite dry and sharp - the green leaves and stem of a real rose on the bush. There is a slight tinge of tea, but no other notes discernible to my nose. Although it is a very true rose scent, it is not in the same league as, for example, Creed's FdTRB or Annick Goutal's Ce Soir ou Jamais, and it is not nearly as long lasting either - only an hour on my skin.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Can I say "I LOVE YOU PENHALIGON'S"??? If I could I would scent my silk sheets with the Elisabethan Rose...it's light, no granny rose smell, and it doesn't ever seem to overwhelm anybody standing next to me. I love this stuff and I want more Penhaligon's stuff, not just the fragrances!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a true rich rose scent.Much better staying power than Jo Malone's Red Rose.It's like smelling a fresh cut rose.Not powdery.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Elisabethan Rose is not your typical sweet scent. That is, rather than smelling like 'fake rose' (in the same way fake grape never smells like the real thing) or like real tea roses, Elisabethan Rose reminds me of roses and honey in one sweet confection. The honeyed notes that I detect balance the rose and make it heady rather than sickly sweet. If I had to use one word for it, it would be 'heady'. It's a warm day in summer, surrounded by lots and lots of roses, something you wear with a wide brimmed straw hat and a fluttery chiffon dress
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Many rose perfumes turn musty on my skin but I can wear Elizabethan Rose. I find it to be as fresh on me as when I first put it on all day. It's a bright, fresh rose soliflore, similar in feel to L'Occitane Rose, another favorite.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Neutral Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am not the 'Rose' fragrances best friend - it's not really my favorite - but if one likes the fragrance of rose, this one has to be the TRUEST representation of what a real rose smells like that I have ever smelled. It does not smell like rose fragrance - but like a rose outside in the garden... ( Chrysler Imperial, in fact) For that alone I give it 5 lippies !
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
A very typical tea rose scent. This is way too delicate a scent for me. It is stuffy. If it were a person it would wear long sleeve heavy cotton floral dresses with stiff lace peter pan collars, even in the summer. Feh.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
No wonder that the first two reviewers used the word delicate to describe Elizabethan Rose--it is, indeed, well...delicate for the lack of a better term. :-) A rose solifloral, it portrays a bashful English rose with its faint, greenish aroma. It is rather pleasant layered with vanilla, sandalwood or musk for more warmth and complexity, but personally, I prefer the chaleur of roses in full bloom--the exotic, ravishing beauties of Turkey, Morocco and Bulgaria to this pale, melancholic flower from the misty Albion.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Normally I have major issues with rose scents, but this one is very pretty on me. It is a fresh and delicate rose scent. Unfortunately, it doesn't last as long as I'd like. The bath/body items are nice, though, and they help extend the lasting power of the scent.