Hey, guys, how you doing? I hope you're all well! Anyway, here's another one of my comments. About a scent that I have to use to correct a little mistake of mine :D
When I wrote my commi to Elizabeth Arden's "5th Avenue" (EDP) a short time ago, I wrote that a lovely perfume company had asked me to comment on this fragrance. Unfortunately I had mixed up the scents, because she never said 5th Avenue EDP, but the scent "My Fifth Avenue", so this scent here. And when I published the commi for 5th Avenue, she was really bitching at me, so I have to correct the mistake!
Well, I don't remember if she really bitched, because there are so many perfumes here bitching at me or threatening to behead me that I'm already losing track :D Which is strange, because I don't write so many raunchy things or insult you like I used to, right? But of course you are never satisfied and don't even realize that I can be nice sometimes, you are all stupid! DD
But okay, let's get to the scent. Again, of course, New York is the center of attention, or more precisely the famous (and expensive) street 5th Avenue. More than ten fragrances by Elizabeth Arden have been released for this location, so it's no wonder that I mixed up the scents! Apart from that, as already written at that time, the aim here is to capture the essence of this New York street with all its luxury, charisma, beauty, elegance and, as one often and gladly expresses with such things, with all its energy (... energy... the only thing missing is that it is said that the crackling energy is present and felt everywhere... just like the power in Star Wars, mu ha ha ha ha :DDD).
Okay, enough chatter. I'm going to make sure I've got the right scent in my hands and spray it on!
The fragrance begins citric with lemons and tangerines. But also flowery scents seem to be present from the very beginning. I'm guessing violets, as I perceive their soft and slightly powdery scent, as well as lotus. Yes, I don't know much about plants, but I think I recognize the lotus because it was also contained in the Rituals Tam Dao products I used to use and therefore the scent seems so familiar to me (so in case you were wondering where I know lotus from... :D). But the lotus scent is a bit weaker here, no matter, it still smells nice. Jasmine gives off its nice sweetness and smells more authentic here than in many other scents, where Jasmine can sometimes radiate too much sweetness (in general I find that Jasmine can sometimes radiate quite differently, or is it just me?)
In any case it remains fresh and citric, whereby the citric now comes more from the mandarin. To be exact, I would even say more "tangerine peel", because the scent smells like a slightly bitter peel (from the inside, i.e. when you have peeled the fruit). The sweetish scent of jasmine, which was not very strong anyway, is more and more replaced by the "darker" sweetness of musk. In the background there is a slightly fruity scent, which could be a pear, but I have to admit that I would never have come up with the pear if I hadn't read that there should be pears in here, too.
A little later, the fragrance becomes much more floral, with the scent of blooming flowers, while the citrus notes slowly disappear. What exactly you smell now, well, I can't describe it very well, but I would still say jasmine, which now starts to smell more intense again. Because of the floral notes, which smell more intense, the scent gets a slightly sultry note (for you ladies this might be different and more pleasing, it's just my perception of floral scents), at least until the amber/musk mix brings a slight sweetness. Nevertheless, I find the base a bit simple, but still nice.
Only very late, i.e. in the late base (after a few hours) the scent starts to smell a little suffocatingly pure for flowers, which I then like less.
The Sillage and the durability:
The Sillage is okay and is in the average range. So it can be smelled, if you don't stand too far away. I also liked the shelf life of about eight hours.
The bottle! The bottle is rectangular and tall. At first glance, it may look like a normal, tall standard bottle, but it was deliberately designed to be tall, as it is meant to remind us of the high-rise buildings in New York. A nice bottle, simple but good.
Soo, good, with that I have now tested the right scent. Just check the database on Parfumo to see if it's the right scent and... ho ho,... there are apparently 352 scents with "5th Avenue" in the name... argh :D But since I got the sample or bottling from the Parfuma itself, I assume that it was the right scent :))
Anyway, I liked the smell already. It's fresh and sweet and floral. I like the fact that the citric scents don't fade away too quickly and the floral scents don't get stuffy too quickly. Only the base is a little bit unusual, because it still smells nice, but for me it looks like a (well done) 0815 floral scent. If you don't like that, you can still spray yourself, because the top note and the middle part smell really good. I just don't like the late base, because the scent was a bit too stuffy, which I don't like at all with such scents.
Apart from that the fragrance is fresh, as I said, and fits very well now into the summer, as a nice day scent. You can test it, as it is a daily companion that always goes. A fast, uncomplicated scent, which smells nice and where you don't have to think about it for a long time, if you don't know what to spray on :)
Well, that's it. Have a good evening to you all, and see you later :)