It's been unbearably hot this week in Southern California (expect fires to pop up at any second!), somehow the heat makes a real "fragrance" just seem incredibly wrong and oppressive. I've been riffeling through my fragrances trying to find something light and fresh that seemed "right" but somehow everything seemed just "wrong"! Thank goodness Elizabeth Arden came to my rescue with their new Green Tea Lotus!
Created by Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Green Tea Lotus was inspired by flowers traditionally used for teas in India, Japan and China. In particular the Lotus Blossom! Balanced with fruit notes, the result is a slightly green but also faintly fruity scent. In the bottle I smell primarily the Musk and Green Tea notes. However, the Cherry Blossom, Jasmine and Yuzu (a fragrant Japanese citrus fruit similar to grapefruit) come out more on me with time as the initial warm fruity musk fades away and the more powdery musk comes out.
Top Notes: Ume Plum, Cherry Blossom, Yuzu, Mandarin
Middle Notes: Aglaia, Blossoming Lotus, Green Tea, Osmanthus, Jasmine Tea
Base Notes: 2 Musks and White Birch
The end result is a light fragrance that is not at all oppressive and just seems to fit well with the heat.
Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea Lotus Fragrance