Ellen Tracy Bronze

 Ellen Tracy Bronze


9 reviews

88% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$


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on 10/27/2015 4:20:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I am forever on the search for a replacement for my favorite discontinued fragrance, L de Lolita. ETB comes very very close to being a spot on companion. Both have citrus and powdery finishes. The silage of ETB works with my chemistry and I still get a strong projection 7-8 hours later. Which is unheard of for me, usually my body drinks in fragrance its gone before you know it. The price cannot be beat either, Marshalls carries 3.4 oz bottles for under $10. This is an amazing steal ladies. You can bet I will be buying again, and again, and again!

Top notes: Sparkling Lemonade & Green Apple, Middle Notes: Orange Blossom & Violet leaf, Base Notes: Vanilla & Orchid.

on 11/14/2014 11:53:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

An opening notes of bergamot, sweet "lemonade" (smelling of lemon juice with lots of sugar) and mandarin are quickly followed by a blending of apple with a vivid, high-pitched note of candied violet (being reminiscent of Choward's Violet candies).

In the heart phase -- is the lingering accord of apple + sweet violet, plus the introduction of honeysuckle, rich muguet, and a bit of freshening green from a note of orange blossom. A distinct woodiness from cedar is noticeable starting here, and Bronze turns distinctly powdery, ambery, and vanillic by this point as well.

In the base -- amber, soft "cherry pie" and almond tones from a blending of heliotrope with coumarin and vanilla orchid, lend a smooth gourmand aspect . The note of coumarin takes over after a while, giving off an aroma of warm hay . The fragrance then begins to turn intensely ozonic from its not of violet leaf.

In the drydown -- the fragrance is less powdery now, while still noticeably ozonic and becoming grassy / mildly herbaceous. Cedar and amber are evident here, along with coumarin, a more toned down heliotrope, and a trace of vanilla.

As to projection, my version of Ellen Tracy Bronze is an EdP rollerball, and being such, needs to be applied generously in order to achieve projection, which actually is excellent at that point.

[This is predominantly a sweet lemon, violet & heliotrope fragrance rather than a beachy / suntan scent, and was not inspired by Estee Lauder Bronze fragrances, but rather was named for the Ellen Tracy clothing collection, "Bronze", which has a bronze label .]

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on 8/21/2014 7:25:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I found this in a 4-pack of roller balls for $7.99 at TJ Maxx....I couldn't sample them because the box was sealed, but I figured it would be worth it because I would at least like one of them...! Well, I really love all of them, so what a steal!!! I was thinking Bronze Goddess when I saw this one...It doesn't really remind me of that, but it's still a great scent!! Someone mentioned that it's similar to VS Heavenly. I would agree. It is very light and pretty. A little soft and powdery maybe? If you like VS Heavenly, you would probably love this scent! And the lasting power is great too....so probably much cheaper AND longer lasting than the similar VS scent!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

every positive comment here nailed it. purchased it at marshalls for 12.95 including the perfume, rollerball for my purse and lotion. i am SOOO in love with this scent. love love love it!

on 11/7/2013 2:01:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

Bronze is quite a nice surprise. I love that it has no incense notes like EL Bronze Goddess which dries to a ashy smell and not a clean one like Bronze. I have the roller ball version and I'd love to try a spray. I appreciate that it dries down to almond vanilla cookie. It reminds me of Dana O'Shee by BPAL so much so that I did a double take on what I actually put on this morning.

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Bronze blew me away. I never expected this perfume to be as wonderful as it is. I purchased a set of four rollerballs which included Ellen, Ellen Tracy, Tracy and Bronze. I figured a great way to test four of Ellen Tracy's Eau de Parfum's at a great price. Out of the four, I absolutely love Bronze, adore Ellen Tracy and Ellen and find Tracy a very interesting perfume. These are perfumes that I am surprised are relegated to the discount stores. They should not be.
My first impression of Bronze was Lemon Meringue Pie. Don't ask me why, but that was the image that came to mind. From the top note down, every whiff is absolutely delicious. Creamy vanilla mixed with woods-a lovely scent that can be worn year-round. Wait for the drydown and the nuttiness comes through.
So nice to have another note announce its presence during the different stages of a perfume. This is what a perfume is about-discerning the variables that a perfumer puts into their mix, and Bronze has its diverse notes, too, and really, they all smell wonderful.
Sometimes when we wear a perfume we feel we must get through the top or middle stage because it's unpleasant, not so with Bronze. Each layer is one to enjoy. You stop to take time and discern the notes. Into the middle the sweetness barely lingers as the sandalwood woodiness embodies the heart of the fragrance.
Now Bronze is becoming one with the wearer, a skin fragrance, a scent that mixes with your body chemistry, a little salt tossed over your shoulder for good measure. It becomes heady at this point, you're lying on the sands alone in a cove, the air is moist and damp, the tall grasses are blowing around you. It is seasonless, it is just you, the clean hills of sand around you, the whispering tall grass marshes blowing. The sun is warm.
Bronze seems to address many needs as a fragrance for its wearers. It's a soft perfume, it's a gourmand, it's a light oriental. Pick how it suits you, as it wears on you for hours. This can be a meditative fragrance or one for yoga. Bronze can fulfill a Sunday afternoon reading The New York Times in bed or one when you spend the day with your friends at home as a Girls Night In. It's possibilities are endless.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Amalfi Lemon, Mandarin Orange, Granny Smith Apple.
Middle Notes: African Orange Flower, Honeysuckle, Lily-Of-The-Valley, Violet, Violet Leaf.
Base Notes: Musk, Virginia Cedar, Amber, Heliotrope, Orchid, Coumarin, Oakmoss, Moss.

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on 1/18/2013 2:38:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I love this fragrance- it reminds me of my beloved Pucci Sabbia (which I can not find any more). Very soft, warm and powdery- a soothing scent to my nose. I found a few 3.3 oz. bottles at Marshalls yesterday for under $20- a steal in my book!

on 1/5/2013 8:06:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Fragrance is so subjective. I don't get Bronze Goddess notes in this at all. I really am not a fan of this stuff, it smells so much like a cosmetic product (makeup, lipstick or something) - The drydown is a but more likeable but reminds me vaguely of VS Heavenly. In theory, I should love this based on the notes, but I just don't think the scent matches the notes or the vibe it's going for. You could put this in a celeb scent bottle and it would seem more appropriate.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Gorgeous, clean and beachy scent. Like a softer version of EL Bronze Goddess or Azuree Soleil. I could wear this all summer long and be quite content.

From Fragrantica:

Ellen Tracy Bronze is a luxurious and feminine fragrance, launched in 2011. It is signed by perfumer Pierre Negrin. Top notes of bergamot and sparkling lemonade are fused with green apple and mandarin, introducing mystery and exoticism to the composition. Lily of the valley, honeysuckle, orange blossom, violet and violet leaf form the elegant heart. The base notes are vanilla orchid, musk, heliotrope, cedar, and coumarind.

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