Summary: Love this scent! Mind you, it's not for everyday. When I first ran into this fragrance, it was in my grandmother's bathroom which was full of Penhaligon's products. The top of the counter and then underneath the cupboard was packed...LOL. I smelled every single one until I decided which was my favorite at the time. This was one of them. Smells prim and proper and also of an English garden.
Summary: I've wanted to try Bluebell ever since I read about it in an interview with Rosamund Pike - I love bluebells, but not this fragrance. Luckily I bought a sample off of eBay and not an entire bottle, though the lovely bottle and pretty blue of the fragrance may be worth it for collectors. This is a simple floral overwhelmed by a spicy note that reminds me of cinnamon and then the entire scent quickly disappears like air freshener.
Summary: Cannot believe I have not reviewed this before as it is one of my 'go to' Spring scents. On some people it is actually very sweet but not on me. I find it very wet and green, just the thing for Spring/Summer. On a pedantic note, this is NOT Scottish Bluebell which has little or no scent. But in England Bluebell/Wild Hyacinth are interchangeable and this is a wild hyacinth scent - very pretty and won't scare the horses!
Summary: Like Estee Lauder's Private Collection, Bluebell is a powerful but ethereal fragrance that uncannily evokes the smell of freshly cut leaves and stems from a garden dripping with dew. But there's a twist-- once you get past the first thirty seconds of intense greenness, a floral note begins to emerge, sweetening the overall composition while the green notes slowly step back.
Summary: This is a clean scent, as others have said, like a spring garden. The problem with it was twofold. First, it lasted only minutes, then couldn't be detected either by me or anyone else I asked. And secondly, my airways closed up completely a few minutes after I sprayed some on my wrist.
Summary: LOL I love the old vase water description and that very thought ran through my head when I first spritzed this on. After a few moments, I started to smile and wondered "What IS this potion?" I find it so hard to describe but impressions such as cold, formal, old, young, bitter, restrained, stuffy, embalmed, inhibited, fresh, haunting, spring, subdued, proper, and ladylike ran through my head.
Summary: i know this is awful but this was what wwent through my head when i tried Bluebell on: "Princess Diana wore this?! No wonder Prince Charles cheated on her! I would if my wife wore this. It doesn't matter if you're uncannily beautiful, if you smell sin you can't be near the smell!" That said, I absolutely adored Princess Diana and cry every time I think of her. My lip is even quivering a little right now! But truly, this did NOT smell good.
Summary: I was really hoping to like this, but unfortunately, this scent does not like my skin at all and just becomes a chemical spill. Instead of a crisp floral with a bit of a spicy dry down, like I was expecting, all I get is a really strong, uniformly unpleasant smell, like bathroom cleaner. The only good thing is that this is a terribly weak scent, so I did not suffer long.
Summary: I love this floral with crisp green notes. Reminds me of a clear spring day. I'm also partial to the robin's egg blue tint to the perfume. Lovely. Too bad my boyfriend isn't a fan of this one; too heavy for his liking (he prefers the Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue).