FRESH & CRISP
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?