Elizabeth Arden Went on a ScentTrek to Find Green Tea Camellia Eau de Toilette

Published in: Fragrance, Product Reviews

Like intrepid Indiana Jones types, the perfumers who brought Elizabeth Arden’s new Green Tea Camellia Eau de Toilette ($29 for a 1.7-oz. bottle) into the light went all the way to Sri Lanka to find it.

Their goal was to capture the scent of the camellia sasanqua plant in its natural habitat. Using a doo-dad called ScentTrek, which they attached to the plant, they left with a sample of the plant’s actual scent molecules, which then went toward developing one of the scent’s middle notes.

Neat, yeah?

Typically, perfumers distill the oils from a harvested plant to acquire its scent, but, with ScentTrek, they’re able to grab the true essence of a living plant or flower in its natural habitat no matter where it takes them in the world. The technology not only allows perfumers to keep the ecological balance intact, but it also gives them the opportunity to obtain a more complete scent profile that takes into account the atmosphere surrounding the plant.

Official fragrance notes…

  • Top notes: sheer bergamot, yuzu, sparkling lemon, green tea vapors, ume plum
  • Middle notes: green tea leaves, camellia sasanqua, white peony, chinese magnolia, jasmine petals, mandarin tree blossom
  • Base notes: angelica musk, white birch, moss, touches of sweet spices

Green Tea Camellia was just released with Green Tea Lavender (LOVE!), and the sweeter, softer version of Lavender lasts all day long on my skin (pretty good for an eau de toilette).

I prefer Lavender’s punchy citrus (the fruity elements are toned down in Camellia), but I like both fragrances, and I dig the scent-sory science behind them a lot.

PRICE: $29 for a 1.7-oz. bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Elizabeth Arden counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Nina says:

    another awesome green tea scent!

  2. Heidi says:

    This sounds lovely as well. I’ll have to take a sniff.

  3. Appu says:

    Wow this seems like something I should try…I love the Original Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Scent…it is soo good and lasts really long :D
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  4. Trisha says:

    Whoa, I had no idea they used that kind of technology to make perfume.

    But, neat. I like that the scent is toned down. I don’t always want to smell like a walking perfume shop.
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  5. gio says:

    This sounds lovely. Love the packaging too.

  6. Kim says:

    ScentTrek sounds like a fantastic idea, all around. Is the EDT bottle plastic?

  7. The science behind it is very interesting, good to know that those lovely flowers do not need to be harvest.
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  8. larie says:

    I am really intrigued by this and the lavender – i’ll have to hunt them down and give them a smell!
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  9. Chris25 says:

    My sister’s name is Camilia. She should buy this. I always tell her she should buy Stila Camellia Convertible Color. :D

  10. Tiffany says:

    ScentTrek sounds really cool… Both this and the Lavender sound like great summer scents

  11. ScentTrek sounds amazing! How are they even able to do that?!
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  12. Liz says:

    I think the bottle itself looks a little….cheap. Maybe it’s the font and leaf. I like the color. But these do sound really nice!
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  13. Jen W says:

    Wow the concept of the ScentTrek is intrigueing! I must have a sniff at the perfume soon
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  14. Issa says:

    oh, I love Elizabeth Arden Green Tea!!!! it’s nice they have new variants already!

  15. Gauri says:

    I’ve to try that Green Tea Camellia Eau de Toilette!
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  16. mulberrytea says:

    Wow, I haven’t smelled Elizabeth Arden Green Tea in forever, but now that they’ve added camellia, I totally want it!

    Thanks for sharing the story behind the fragrance, by the way. I love reading this kind of info :)

  17. Sherri says:

    I need to go on a scent trek, amazing. Now I want to try out these fragrances:)
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