The Iconic Fragrance Southern Women Love Just Turned Thirty
And it hasn’t aged a bit.
We gasped when we learned that ‘Friends’ is celebrating its quarter-century anniversary this year. We were floored when we heard ‘Runaway Bride’ hit theaters two decades ago. And now we have one more reason to ponder where the time goes as we celebrate 30 years of one of the most iconic fragrances to hit shelves, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Eau de Parfum.
The Red Door of today isn't a mirror image of what came to market 30 years ago. The newly redesigned bottle is meant to honor the heritage of the original Red Door Spa located on New York's 5th Avenue, which happens to be (not surprisingly) the home of the brand's flagship red door. No matter how many pretty little glass objects pepper the beauty counter, Red Door stands out like a siren. Inside the scent is just as captivating today as it was decades ago.
The scent story starts with floral notes of lily of the valley, wild violets, and freesia before opening up to a sophisticated blend of rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, and orange flower. The grand finale takes it all home with warm notes of honey, sandalwood, and oak moss. Reviewers call it warm and romantic, the perfect scent for a night out.
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If you find your fragrance fading a little too soon—it can happen to the best of us—we have a little trick to help. To extend the life of your perfume just add a dab of Vaseline on your pulse points where you’ll be applying the perfume. The jelly grabs ahold of the scent and keeps it locked onto your skin for longer than if you were to just apply it straight to your wrists and neck.