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I have quite a few Elizabeth Arden fragrances, but my favourite so far was “Green Tea.” For Valentine’s Day this year, I received “Pretty” by Elizabeth Arden gift set from hubby dearest. I thought my husband did not buy anything for me and was quite upset. However, he presented this set to me only at night after making me wait the whole day in anticipation. I was so happy that he picked this one up and not any of the other Elizabeth Arden fragrances. This is because I feel Red Door and Provocative Woman from AR are more apt for mature women. I had an eye on “Pretty EDT” for ages, but it was quite pricey, so I ended up buying “Green Tea” as it was cheaper. When I asked hubby why he bought this, he said he first wanted to buy it because of the name.
Back to the product, it has a 100 ml shower gel, 100 ml body lotion and 100 ml EDT. It comes in a cute pink box and all the packaging is in pink colour as well. The lids of the shower gel and body lotion is made from soft plastic, which is kind of cute to touch. The lid of the EDT is a pretty flower, which is supposed to be a pressed flower. Looks quite pretty when it sits on my dressing table.
About the Fragrance “Pretty”:
Irresistible, Charming and Feminine are the key words to describe this fragrance. Pretty, a spirited floral fragrance of exceptional charm with a floral heart surrounded by a melange of fruits, wrapped in a well rounded background of serene woods. And its core is a premiere ingredient Petalia. Petalia is a new floral molecule, called a captive molecule and is basically an artificial floral scent used exclusively for “Pretty.”
Top Notes: Mandarin, Orange blossom, Peach nectar.
Middle notes: Petalia, Pink Iris, Jasmine, and White Peony.
Base notes: Fluffy musk, Creamy Amber, Jacaranda wood.
Received as a gift but it will cost around $80-$90 in Australia.
My Take on Elizabeth Arden Pretty EDT Gift Set:
Everything about this product is pretty. Compared to most other Elizabeth Arden fragrances, this is quite a “young” fragrance. It smells exactly as it sounds. The staying power is good and works even better when layered with the shower gel and body lotion. In addition to the shower gel and body lotion, this range also contains a powder, but that is not part of the gift set. The shower gel lathers adequately and is not drying on the skin. The body lotion moisturises enough and is easily absorbed by the skin.
The fragrance is good for work, parties and for romantic evenings out. It has that soft, floral, feminine effect without being overpowering, falls into the romantic floral category. The floral and fruity note to it will definitely uplift your mood. The staying power is quite good when layered and the need to reuse/reapply often does not arise. I would say this is a spring/summer fragrance. According to a quote from Chanel “Fragrance is the best accessory,” I might actually choose this as my signature fragrance. I would like people to know it is me before I walk in to a room :dance:
What I Love about Elizabeth Arden Pretty EDT Gift Set:
- I love the floral, romantic fragrance. I’m more into feminine fragrances than musky ones.
- The packaging is quite attractive, especially the pressed flower lid.
- Quite a “young” fragrance compared to others from Elizabeth Arden.
What I Do Not Like about Elizabeth Arden Pretty EDT Gift Set:
- I don’t find this fragrance overpowering, but it might be for people who want really subtle fragrances.
- Quite pricey compared to some of the other fragrances such as Green Tea and Red Door.
Will I Repurchase Elizabeth Arden Pretty EDT Gift Set?
This bottle will last me quite a while as I own and rotate quite a bit of fragrances, but I will definitely repurchase this.
Now, my favourites from Elizabeth Arden are Pretty and Green Tea.
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