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White Shoulders (1945)
by Elizabeth Arden (originally by Evyan)


White Shoulders information

Year of Launch1945
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 96 votes)

People and companies

HouseElizabeth Arden
Originally byEvyan
Parent CompanyElizabeth Arden Inc
Parent Company at launchElizabeth Arden

About White Shoulders

White Shoulders is a feminine perfume by Elizabeth Arden. The scent was launched in 1945

White Shoulders fragrance notes

Reviews of White Shoulders

this was my favorite aunt's favorite perfume. because of her i started wearing it when i was 10 in the late 50s when it was evyan and have worn it almost exclusively since then...wandering away to other scents upon occasion but always returning to W S.
the perfume is my preference for its softness and longevity.
i also love the powder and body cream.
it is the one fragrance that inspires many inquiries because people (male and female, bank tellers, clerks in stores, business associates, clients, friends, family et al) love its scent.
i've worn pricey brands, too...and i am delighted that my favorite is so reasonable.
04th June, 2015
Oviatt Show all reviews
United States
Before reformulation, this was a wonderful scent--a sweet, indolic white floral caress. Like the caress of form-fitting cashmere, this is a sweater girl fragrance: sweet, innocent but watch out if that sweater ever comes off! Once worn by Doris Day, this was the American perfume to put France in its place and--along with Elizabeth Arden, Norell and some others--put American fragrances on the map (sorry, Revlon, you were what they were working to overcome). Vintage perfume, if you can find it, is wonderful and so is White Shoulders powder. Sweater girls of the world, whether vintage icons like Lana Turner or modern day coeds, I salute you! Keep the sweaters coming and if you can find vintage, wear White Shoulders, too!
28th May, 2015
This is one of those fragrances where you must buy the perfume rather than the cologne or toilette to appreciate it. Cologne, even after dry down, has a cheap and biting fragrance. The perfume is a different story. After the dry down it turns very soft and feminine.
12th July, 2014
This review is for the original Eau de Cologne by Evyan.

The initial phase is an indolic jasmine & tuberose, very similar IMO to Crabtree & Evelyn's Gardenia; perhaps a touch more powdery. After thirty minutes, it settles into a prettier, but still sultry white floral, & in the heart l detect something like honeysuckle. The base is sweetly animalic, with musk, amber & a little sandalwood. lt's still going softly after nine hours.
A likeable fragrance, not as innocent as it appears, but still a little too "pretty" in the drydown for my personal taste.
04th April, 2014
Always loved this scent because my mother loved it so much. As a token of remembrance of her I wear this especially on her birthday and the anniversary of her death.
16th March, 2014
Have adored this since a teenager in the 1970s. I admit it has an almost grandmotherly scent quality to it, but Ive worn it on and off since about 1972 . It is beautifully feminine ....and as a flower gardener I ESP enjoy it.
I have gardenias and moonflowers in my garden and I cannot ever get enough of that sort of sweet yet fresh scent. And, on me, White Shoulders has staying power.
01st March, 2014

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