Hi loves, happy Sunday! Recently my birthday just passed (I’m 24 now!) and I decided to grab a new perfume so I have a perfume that will always spark memories of my 24th birthday. Perfumes are very effective in triggering memories, and since I was going to create some beautiful memories I wanted a perfume that would always remind me of them. I thought I would type up a quick post on the perfume I chose, which was Elizabeth Arden Untold Absolu.
Untold Absolu is a deeper sensual take on Elizabeth Arden’s Untold perfume, and as it was a more stronger perfume it was one I automatically gravitated towards. My perfume taste definitely favors headier perfumes, and this one triggered images of a glamorous evening to me. It smells quite dark, and intoxicating and helps me conjure up images of a mysterious woman to me so it definitely is quite a sexy scent. I tried quite a few perfumes before deciding which one I wanted to wear for my birthday and this was one I repeatedly went back to smell.
Looking at the basic notes of the perfume there was nothing in there which were my favourite notes so I couldn’t figure out why it appealed to me so much but when I looked further into the perfume it all made sense. The brief description of the perfume told me that it had floral absolutes, red plum and blackberry accepts with an amber base. Those were notes I was not previously familiar with, as they didn’t appear in my favourite perfumes so I wanted know exactly what other notes were in the perfume. This is what I discovered:
Top: Red Plum, Ginger Extract LMR, Black Raspberry, Italian Bergamot
Mid: Egyptian Jasmine Absolute LMR, Rose Water Essential LMR, French Narcissus Absolute LMR
Base: Brazilian Tonka Absolute, Cashmere Woods, Tahitian Vanilla Bourbon Absolute, Benzoin Resinoid
If you know my favourite perfumes, you’d know anything with Jasmine might as well have my name on it. I adore Jasmine especially combined with Rose. I also adore woody perfumes and I love the depth Cashmere Woods has added to this perfume. I haven’t come across another perfume that smells similar to this, and as it isn’t as mainstream as my favourite Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, so I am less likely to bump into someone wearing the same perfume as me. I love wearing this perfume in the evening as it is definitely more of an evening fragrance and I love how it lingers the next day if I sprayed it on my coat or scarf the night before.
The size I have is a 30ml which I think is the perfect size to trial a perfume and also chuck in your bag and carry around. I love the shape of the perfume bottle, if a bottle is aesthetically pleasing it is always a plus! I usually carry perfumes in my Travalo decanter however I do feel much more glamorous taking out a pretty bottle when refreshing my perfume. I’m really glad I ended up choosing this perfume to be my birthday scent, although I suspect it will quickly become my 2015 scent. I look forward to spraying it in the future and bringing back special memories that I’ll create this year. If you’d like to find out what the fuss is all about, you can find this perfume at your local Elizabeth Arden counter. Or you could pick it up here for £40.
I hop you enjoyed this post, let me know what your favourites are. Speak to you soon, Tanzina x