Created in 1920, this long term vintage perfume from Yardley has had a new update and is now a contemporary classic alongside April Violets.
The packaging has also been updated and it now bears artwork of lily of the valley flowers and leaves. The bottle is a sleek and simple rectangular affair.
Opening note: Pear.
Middle notes: Lily of the valley and freesia.
Base note: Musk.
The sweetness of the pear overrides the classic beauty of the lily of the valley at first, but given a little time the florals come and a pleasant perfume arrives, with a powdery-soapy side. It is nice for the price, nothing amazing, and longevity is poor.
Occasions: Casual daywear.
Rating: Bronze medal.