Reviews and Problems with Elizabeth Arden Red Door
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SunflowerSue, Elizabeth Arden
11 February 2014
Excerpt: This has been my signature scent for the past 20 years. Today i bought a new bottle and it is not the same. Please bring back the scent i used just yesterday. This one will be returned. Is the older scent still available, and if so, where? I have not been without my "Red Door" for 20 years and i feel like i have lost a good friend!
Summary: I don't get all the hate for this fragrance. Yes it is quite a dated scent, but applied sparingly is is just a sweet powdery fragrance. Not a sugary sweet like so many perfumes you can get today, but some sort of floral sweetness. It is quite cloying but it is not as offensive as Estee Lauder's Youth Dew (which catches in the back of the throat and can be smelled from several rooms away).
Summary: Several years have passed since I bought a gift set of Red Door perfume & spray cologne for my Wife, and we both enjoyed the fragrance of both of those products, so I decided to buy her the big bottle of the spray cologne for Mother's Day.. She wore it to Church on Mother's Day, and I couldn't hardly stand it. They either changed the formula, or I need nose work. I hope she doesn't wear it too often in the future. Gordon S.
Excerpt: I thought maybe it was just my smeller until I read some of these reviews. I am not talking about the new fragrance, "Aura." The original parfum does not smell the same. The Aura smells to me like a very watered down version of the parfum. If you have changed the original formula please consider changing it back. I have worn the parfum for at least 20 yrs. and really don't want to start looking for a new fragrance. Thanks for your consideration.
Summary: This sweet and powdery floral perfume is inoffensive, but hasn't become a real favorite of mine. Red Door seems somewhat generic, and, I hesitate to even say it, a little cheap. I find this impression odd based on the perfume's composition. It is made with many individual notes I love, like rose, lily, orchid, jasmine, freesia, lily of the valley, anise, peach, plum, orange blossom and honey.
Summary: The repackaged Red Door bottle is an improvement over the original. This is a very overpowering scent, but it does smell nice on the right person. I agree with others who say to use it sparingly. Less is more! Still, it's not a favorite though I will admit it's nice on the right woman.