Smelly Sunday | Green Tea Camellia

Today I have another edition of Smelly Sunday! Before I get into the perfume, I wanted to remind everyone that GFC (Google Friend Connect) will presumably be no longer on the 1st of July. There are quite a few rumours circling about the fate of GFC, but I believe Google is trying to push everyone to use Google Plus. To keep up to date with my blog, I highly recommend following me with Bloglovin'. I have the link in my sidebar or you can click here. It's very easy to create an account, and it is a very efficient way of following and reading blogs! Onto the fragrance today, I have the Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Camellia perfume.

The original version - Green Tea - was released in 1999 and since there have been many renditions of the scent, Camellia being one of them.
Elizabeth Arden describes it as:
"Delicate. Graceful. Intriguing. Discover the world of Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Camellia. Renowned for its rare beauty and revered for its use in the traditional tea ceremony, the camellia brings an intriguing floral scent to the crisp freshness of the original green tea fragrance. Inspired by ikebana, the ancient art of Japanese flower arrangement, this luxurious fragrance reveals the delicate grace of a single perfect blossom as it unfolds petal by petal." 

Also according to Elizabeth Arden, these are the key notes:
Top Notes: Caraway, Fruity Rhubarb, Lemon, Orange Zest and Bergamot
Middle Notes: Cool Minty Peppermint, Green Tea, Sweet Jasmine, Spicy Carnation, Fresh Fennel and Crispy Celery Spice
Base Notes: Oakmoss, Musk and Amber

I find it is a very light, refreshing scent perfect for daytime wear and during the warmer months (though I've been wearing it quite frequently now, during Winter). I can definitely pick up the floral and citrus notes with the slight lingering of Green Tea.

The packaging is nothing special, being a sort of oval shaped, teal-tinted bottle. It is simple but practical. 
I find the scent lasts on the skin really well for an Eau de Toilette - I can still smell it on the skin 10 hours later. 

As I said, I really love this scent for easy, daytime wear and have been wearing it almost on a daily basis. This perfume is really affordable and can often be picked up for $15 or less from Chemist Warehouse or Priceline. It contains 100mL so it's definitely good value for money. 

Have you tried or own any of the 'Green Tea' scents? Which do you like best?


  1. Ooh, I love green tea. I might check this out soon!
    It's so affordable!
    I'm not really a fan of Elizabeth Arden, but we'll see.

    Thanks for an informative review!
    If you have time, please check out my blog!
    It's quite new haha


    Thanks! xx

    1. It is very cheap and I don't really think that it matters what the brand is if it's a lovely scent!

  2. I love that this is so inexpensive, but I wasn't a fan of the original to be honest. Although, a 10 hour staying power has me intrigued! Will check it out!


    1. Compared to the original I much prefer this one. For such a good price I think it's definitely worth at least a sniff!

  3. Thanks for this review! Looks awesome, never heard of this before!! Would loveeeee if you could check out my blog if you get a chance, keep up the good work!
    Penny Rose