Hello bright sparks!! I don’t know about you, but I am a fan of Elizabeth Arden’s fragrances. There is something so distinctly feminine and royal about them. So when I walked into the perfume store the first thing that attracted me to ‘Pretty Hot’ – was the name – for a brand known for its lady-like scents, I wanted to know what were they offering that was ‘pretty’ and ‘hot’ at the same time. And yes, the bright red packaging made a statement too. And what did I find? Read on Elizabeth Arden Pretty Hot EDT Perfume Review to find out…
Claims for Elizabeth Arden Pretty Hot EDT
Here is how the manufacturer describes this fragrance – ‘The perfume offers irresistible notes of red currant, fresh mandarin, blood orange, red apple, freesia, peony, pimento blossom, Petalia, Georgywood, amber, white patchouli, tonka bean, sandalwood and musk Cosmone..’
Benefits of Elizabeth Arden Pretty Hot EDT
The airy fragrance makes it an ideal perfume to use in the day.
Ingredients of Elizabeth Arden Pretty Hot EDT
Red currant, Blood Orange, Juicy Mandarin, Freesia, Red Apple, Red Peony, Belle de Nuit (Queen of the Night) Scentrek, Pimento Blossom, Petalia, Georgywood.
How to Use
Apply it in on the pulse points.
Price of Elizabeth Arden Pretty Hot EDT
Rs. 3000 for 100ml.
In Detail Elizabeth Arden Pretty Hot EDT Perfume Review and My Experience
Pretty Hot, as its predecessor, is signed by Givaudan perfumer Claude Dir, who was utterly inspired by Belle de Nuit, also known as Queen of The Night, a flower that blooms and develops in hot summer nights under the moonlight. Its fiery petals and captivating aroma are embodied in this mystical, intense, hot and seductive fragrance. Pretty Hot is hypnotic, sexy and feminine just like tropical flowers, juicy red fruits and exotic spices.
The composition opens with red currant, fresh mandarin, blood orange, red apple and freesia. Queen of the night dominates perfume’s heart, followed by peony, pimento blossom and Petalia and Georgywood (cedar and amber) molecules. Long-lasting power and intensity is provided by the base made of amber, white patchouli, tonka bean, sandalwood and musky Cosmone molecule. So essentially, at first it smells so sexy and luscious, yet clean and sweet – but then, it dries down to a pepper-y smell.
The perfume bottle is of the same shape as that of its predecessor – Pretty, except that it is a bright and fiery pomegranate colour with a flat flower-shaped stopper at the top. It is rather pretty.
Composition of Elizabeth Arden Pretty Hot EDT
Top Notes: Red currant, Blood Orange, Juicy Mandarin, Freesia, Red Apple.
Middle Notes: Red Peony, Belle de Nuit (Queen of the Night) Scentrek, Pimento Blossom, Petalia, Georgywood.
Dry Down: Sensuous Amber, White Patchouli, Tonka Crystals, Sandalwood, Cosmone.
How I Use it
Before applying it on my pulse points, I make sure to dab some vaseline and then spray the EDT on the dab of vaseline – I have noticed it makes the scent last longer.
I have been using Pretty Hot for a month now, and on my skin it smelt rather fruity and potent. The blood orange and the apple notes tend to really stand out. I had a few compliments, yet I felt it was a tad too safe and girlish for me.
The peony, without fail, is always a bold floral note in every composition I’ve tried with this ingredient. In Pretty Hot peony features quite strongly, with subtle hints of pepper and patchouli, which attempt to make this fragrance more grounded and dark.
Pros of Elizabeth Arden Pretty Hot EDT
• Not too strong – so a perfect day wear fragrance too!
• Subtle fragrance makes it ideal for those who are allergic to strong scents.
Cons of Elizabeth Arden Pretty Hot EDT
• The lasting power is not good – may be around two hours
• Not a strong enough perfume to smell a foot or two away – this is the kind of fragrance that must announce its arrival from afar! They should have made it stronger! What a waste of a beautiful scent.
Spray a little EDT around your hair too – the fragrance then becomes a sort of ‘aura’ that you carry with you.
4/5 (Loses out because not too long-lasting)