Product Review: Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Scent Spray

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Name: Green Tea fragrance
Brand: Elizabeth Arden
Size: 1.7 fl.oz.
Price: $29.50

What I liked:
– fresh, citrusy tea scent
– light and refreshing, it is ideal for hot summer days

What I didn’t like:
– smells more like lemon than green tea
– bland and inoffensive
– poor staying power

On those scorching summer days, when the heat is so unbearable that you can hardly breathe, I like to sit down under a tree in my garden, and sip an iced lemon tea. Refreshing and zesty, it is a lovely way to get some relief. That’s exactly the moment and atmosphere Elizabeth Arden Scent Spray captured in their Green Tea fragrance, although the folks who created it must have had their teas mixed up. This scent doesn’t have any of the earthiness and slight bitterness of green tea.

Instead, it smells like lemon tea, and that’s how I think it should have been called. Although Lemon Tea EDP doesn’t really have the same appeal, does it? I wouldn’t recommend this scent to those looking for a “true tea” perfume, but if you want something light, inoffensive and fresh that slightly reminds you of tea and works well even in the most humid environments, you may want to give it a try.

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Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Scent Spray opens with a loud and zesty lemon note. The lemon per se is not overpowering, but it does overpower all the other top notes. You can still smell hints of fresh mint, rhubarb and bergamot, but these are just whiffs trying, and failing, to get your attention. The minty rhubarb accord, however, will linger on into the heart of the scent, where it mixes with tame jasmine and subdued oakmoss notes. The tea note is present here too, which gives a certain sweetness to the scent.

The drydown is the most inoffensive part of the fragrance. Clean musks blends with tea and amber, softening the scent rather than deepening it. All the time,  Green Tea Scent Spray stays very close to the skin, so it could be worn anywhere without giving offense. You’ll have to bathe in it to give it some longevity though. Otherwise, it’ll linger on your skin for about 6 hours, like a cologne. Overall, the scent, just like its bottle, is bland and unexciting, but it’s nicely-done for the summertime.

Available at: Amazon, Superdrug and Ulta

Summary
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Scent Spray is a light and refreshing summer scent that smells more like lemon than green tea. Although it is nicely-done, it is also bland, and has poor sillage and staying power.

Rating: 3.5/5

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