Yardley Lily of the Valley

Yardley Lily of the Valley eau de toilette and body fragrance


Yardley is a classic favourite. Lily of the Valley was originally launched in 1920 and a contemporary version was released last year as a part of Yardley’s Contemporary Classics range. The notes of this fragrance are:
Top note: Fruit pear
Heart note: Lily of the Valley, freesia
Base note: Musk

There are a range of products released from perfume to body lotion to talc. Here I have the Eau de Toilette and the Deodorising Body Fragrance to test and review.

With the blend of the notes, the eau de toilette is like spring in a bottle and has that classic English feel. It is a clean and crisp scent and that initial pear note is lush upon that first spray. The white florals do come through straight away and then the musk, both settling close onto the skin nicely. A light, feminine, day time fragrance but it is weak. It didn’t leave a scent trail nor did it last long which is very unfortunate!

I found the deodorising body spray smelling powdery when sprayed initially, similar to a generic deodorant. It will die down leaving signature Lily of the Valley scent. I did find the the scent getting lighter and lighter quickly, resorting to a faint scent on my skin. I didn’t find the scent long lasting unfortunately, about 15 minutes but I did get the tiniest hint when sniffing my skin. There is alcohol in this so I would skip this if you are quite sensitive to it. This is great if you need that quick, sudden fix of scent. It’s light and easy to travel with and is only 75ml so you can bring it on board with you in your hand luggage.

I think if these were used in conjunction with the rest of the range, the scent would last longer. This scent is different and something I wouldn’t initially go for but it is always refreshing to try something that isn’t you and you like it.

Have you tried Yardley?


  1. LaaLaa Monroe
    15th September 2016 / 7:04 am

    I've tried the Yardley brand before, it's a classic and it says a lot about a brand that's been around for so long x

  2. Lubka Henry
    15th September 2016 / 7:34 am

    These products look so lovely. Thanks for the thorough review.

  3. Stella Olojola
    15th September 2016 / 7:37 am

    No I haven't but I have heard a lot of good things about it. Fab review.

  4. Nicola Murdock
    15th September 2016 / 1:04 pm

    I have had the pleasure of trying a few Yardley fragrances too recently and they have really modernised them. Prices are fab and the little body mists in Rose & Lavender I just love for at home daily wear.

  5. Claire
    15th September 2016 / 2:18 pm

    I love a bit of talc – so nice to use after a bath!

  6. Caffeinated Reactions
    15th September 2016 / 2:27 pm

    The scent sounds fantastic! Shame the deodrant fragrance didn't last very long but i'm sure the lovely smell was worth it

  7. Love and Other Awesome Stuff !
    15th September 2016 / 3:26 pm

    It's so unfortunate that the scent didn't last very long! I always used to think of Yardley as an older woman scent (probably because my grandma always had their stuff on her dressing table) but I think it's great that they are trying to modernise!

  8. Our Little Organic Life
    15th September 2016 / 7:43 pm

    I love the smell of lily of the valley. We had a field of them outside our house growing up and in May the smell was so heady and my favourite smell ever.

  9. Rhian Westbury
    15th September 2016 / 8:37 pm

    This sounds amazing, I love the smell of fruits and pear top notes x

  10. Melanie Ed
    15th September 2016 / 9:35 pm

    This sounds like it would be perfect for me and it's reasonably priced which is great.

  11. Amy Deverson
    16th September 2016 / 8:58 am

    Ooh this sounds absolutely lovely – very light and delicate x

  12. Francesca Nelson
    16th September 2016 / 9:49 am

    I've not tried this brand before or even heard of them actually but I love how simplistic it looks and the products sound quite alright!

  13. 16th September 2016 / 11:33 am

    I like the heritage of Yardley and love the Daisy scent, it has a younger, fresher feel.

  14. La French Connection
    16th September 2016 / 3:14 pm

    I have never heard of that perfume before. But I guess I'm not the best customer when it comes to perfume because I don't use them (and when I have one, it lasts yeaaaars!)

    Mika | http://www.la-french-connection.com

  15. Amelia Larsen
    16th September 2016 / 5:28 pm

    I love the lily of the valley scent, I've never tried it from Yardley before though!
    Amelia | ameliamaryx

  16. Melissa Zia
    16th September 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Not tried Yardley before but this perfume sounds very nice! I love floral perfumes 🙂

  17. Jessica Ayun
    17th September 2016 / 3:17 am

    The perfume looks refreshing though never tried yardley yet.

  18. beautyqueenuk
    17th September 2016 / 9:38 am

    I am quite a fan of a the brand, what you see is most definitely what you get and the perfumes are much nicer than I expected x

  19. Hannah Heartss
    17th September 2016 / 9:38 am

    I haven't tried anything from this brand before but the scent sounds like something I would like!

  20. Cattitude & Co.
    17th September 2016 / 11:39 am

    I have yet to try this brand, looks great though!

  21. Samantha Jeffery
    17th September 2016 / 7:24 pm

    I know a lot of people do not like Lilly of the Valley, but I love the scent!

  22. Dannii Martin
    18th September 2016 / 6:12 pm

    That sounds lovely! It's a shame that the deodorant didn't last very long though.

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