Sunday, August 5, 2012
Red Door by Elizabeth Arden
Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, Carnation, Honey, Orchid, Jasmine, Muguet, Freesia, Wild Lily, Rose.
Heliotrope, Benzoin, Cedar, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Amber, Musk.
Depending upon how much someone applies this and at what stage of development you happen to encounter Red Door, it can either come across as crass and slightly overbearing or an extremely clean and penetrating feminine. I say that because I have smelled this over the years on various women. On some of them I enjoy it immensely and on others.......well........not so much.
Red Door opens with a strong surge of citric fruit. The Blossom anchors this cacophony and in no time, an assertive floral array inserts itself into the accord. It's a heady brew for sure and if applied too heavily, it's cloying and overwhelming. Sprayed with a deft touch however, proves to be a successful tactic.
Lightly applied, Red Door is better than the reviews give it credit for. Sillage is very good and longevity is 6 hours plus. I don't love it, but it deserves a thumbs up regardless.