"Do you know what "fluffy musk" is?
Well, neither did we until a few days ago when we were treated to an exclusive preview of the new Elizabeth Arden fragrance, Pretty, at the famed fragrance headquarters of Givaudan.
It turns out that this "fluffy musk", plus a floral molecule that Givaudan & master perfumer, Claude Dir, created called "Petulia" are two of the keys to creating what is not only truly a pretty fragrance, but one that really is memorable. We predict this will be a runaway success with women.
The fragrance started off with a crisp burst of citrus and peach notes, and then blended seamlessly into the beautiful Petalia element (which on it's own* smelled interestingly enough to me like a light Vodka, which I happen to like!), and the other white flowers like Star Jasmine and White Peony. This combination was really lovely on it's own. But where it got very interesting for me was the dry down.
The fluffy musk was so warm, powdery, with a sexy feel -- yet so light on my skin, I just could not stop sniffing my wrist! This is really one of the nicest expressions of musk in a fragrance that I have experienced in a long time.
The bottle is pattered after a lovely glass flower bud vase and is so elegant. It is shaped to fit perfectly into your hand when applying it. The cap has a top view of a beautiful pink flower as well.
This is a perfect springtime fragrance and I can definitely see this also working during the day in the office or for a nice Sunday outing. As you can see, it's "pretty" versatile!" :) - RLB
*During the Givaudan presentation of the fragrance with Claude Dir we were able to smell each individual element of the perfume on it's own.
Top Notes – Italian Mandarin Orpur, Orange Blossom, Peach Nectar
Middle Notes – Star Jasmine, Petalia, Pink Iris, White Peony
Dry Down – Fluffy Musk, Jacaranda Wood, Creamy Amber
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