Thursday, May 15, 2008

Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers

Sunflowers might be found in your local drugstores now, but back when it launched in 1993, it was a prestige fragrance that captured the 1990s relaxed and natural mood, influenced by the New Age and Eastern spiritual trends of the time. Minimalist and cross-gender compositions were popular, and many perfumes were fresh and aqueous Marine scents like this one. Marine or Oceanic (Water) scents are among the newest fragrance families, thanks to modern technology. Melon was a most popular marine note, and in Sunflowers, it's used very well in combination with peach and an apricot-like osmanthus note, just enough to round out the soft and lively floral bouquet. Similar fragrances include Marc Jacobs Daisy (violet leaves, strawberries, jasmine, gardenia), Les Parfums de Rosine Rose d'Ete (rose, melon and peach), Creed Spring Flower (apple, melon, peach and rose-jasmine), Hermes Osmanthe Yunnan (osmanthus, apricot, tea (marine)) and Givenchy Fleur d'Interdit (violet leaves, melon, peach, raspberry, floral (gardenia, sunflower, rose, iris)). Sunflowers is an easy scent to like being a clean and spa-fresh floral with a sunny disposition.

The Fragrance Shop ( lists these notes:
Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers (1993)
Created in response to all things natural, this fragrance can be worn by woman of all ages.

Top notes: bergamot, melon, peach
Middle notes: jasmine, cyclamen, tea rose, osmanthus
Base notes: sandalwood, musk, moss