Reviews and Problems with Elizabeth Arden Red Door
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20 August 2013
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.
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.
Summary: Like other women I have been wearing Red Door perfume for years. I started wearing it on my first holiday to Athens and I've adored it since then. However, recently, Arden have changed the bottle to their "Anniversary" edition and I feel as if they have changed the perfume too and not changed it for the better. I am distraught because I now have to find an alternative perfume because it's definitely not as nice as it once was.
Summary: Thank God I never bought this. The packaging is the tip-off ladies! Old school in the worst possible way. The fragrance is hot and heavy and would certainly give me a headache if I wore this for any period of time. Other fragrances in this genre, in my mind anyway, would include Dior's Poison and YSL's Opium. Thank God these perfumes fell way out of favor many years ago. The underlying message was if you want it hot and steamy, wear this. Don't!
Summary: The problem with this scent is that its getting WEAKER AND WEAKER BY THE YEAR!!!!!!! I have to apply this three times a day now where back in the nineties I only had to apply it once and that was it. Im not spending my hard earned money on something that I have to use 3X as much to get the same effect of what used to be. Im not the only one who is noticing this WEAK AND WATERED DOWN VERSION OF PERFUME these days.
Summary: I don't ever really buy perfume but this was given to me at christmas by my aunt. Although I do use it everyday, the fragrance isn't that great, and after about 20 or 20 minutes I can't even smell it on me anymore. I don't think I would buy this.
Summary: I wanted to like this perfume because I love the people who gave me the bottle for Christmas, but crikey. It's not good... and it's strong. It smells of dust and grape Dimetapp. There's also a mysterious "flower" quality to it. I will say that it's kind of pleasant on the person who gave it to me. Maybe my body chemistry brings out the worst in Red Door, but reading these reviews, I see I'm not alone in that...