When I first smelt Crabtree & Evelyn's Rosewater Eau de Toilette, I loathed it. I thought it was an overly sweet, yet somehow insipid little scent that disappeared after an hour. I tried it a couple of times then the sample rolled to the back of the drawer and I forgot about it. But, of course, that was during the winter.
Then this glorious, hot, sunny summer came along and I was looking for a light perfume to wear so I thought I might as well give it another go.
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Well, what a difference a season makes!
In the heat, it didn't seem sweet, it smelt appropriate, like an English country garden - fresh, light and more importantly, not too overpowering. Heavy perfumes in summer actually make me feel slightly nauseous. Weirdly it seemed to last longer too. I kept getting very faint whiffs throughout the day.
Great perfume but choose carefully when you're going to wear it.