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Ella (2016)
by Arquiste


Ella information

Year of Launch2016
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 15 votes)

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PerfumerRodrigo Flores-Roux

About Ella

Ella is a feminine perfume by Arquiste. The scent was launched in 2016 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux

Reviews of Ella

Effortless retro chic

Ella is a casual yet chic, ultra-femme, retro-green fragrance. Opens with a satisfying hit of galbanum that's balanced with a smoky, welcoming, ever so slightly animalistic warmth that blooms nicely on the skin.

It's what I wished the Tom Ford vert series was, but in comparison, the Fords are simply trying too hard. If Ella is on the Studio 54 guest list and dancing languorously on quaaludes, Vert de Fleur is still preening outside in a loud dress, hoping she'll get in this time.
07th September, 2019
High, bright, frisky and pretty. A cross between a girl and a woman. A kind of classic/70’s floral chypre-ish type.

Its ethos reminds me of Diorella (though not it’s construction or genre), that playful irreverence. Ella is a more floral fragrance, more sensual, a bit of a tease. I appreciate its lack of powder - when I wear this outside in cool air (32°F), which always highlights powder in a fragrance, Ella stays clear and bright (its floral accord is heightened by the thinning in cool air). So there’s a certain lightness to it that beguiles and creates a more youthful quality. This isn’t created by citruses, but by its clearness. A swirl of cigarette smoke adds to this fun.

Not heavy, or serious, something the more hot vanillic fragrances of the 70’s were. I think Ella just has too much air in it to qualify, though really this fragrance can go anywhere it wants. Ella escapes a big woody-amber-musky drydown, so for me it stays true to its ethos. It’s sensual more than sexy, though sexy is in there too. I really enjoy wearing this fragrance - it’s very pretty, not a diva or self-serious, and I like it’s sense of fun.
08th April, 2019 (last edited: 09th April, 2019)
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United States
Where have I smelled this gorgeous scent before? Why, in the 1970s, of course! Arquiste gets this part just right--it IS a throwback scent but not to the thumping beat of a glitter ball-bedazzled disco. Aviance, Magie Noir and Babe had that sewn up. No, this is a ladylike floral--rose, jasmine--with some obligatory funk in the form of Civet and a swirl of cigarette smoke. Ella evokes the "nice girl" scents of that time--the Anais Anaises and Chloes and Rive Gauches of the day, with freshly washed hair and a ciggie in the ashtray of the VW Golf (don't tell Daddy!). Just as the house's masculine counterpart El smells great, but misses the sweaty gyrations of the discotheque, so too does Ella only halfway deliver on her promise. Pero, no importa--this is great stuff, a quality niche fragrance from another time, right on trend for today.
04th February, 2019
Aldehyde notes mixed with floral notes and tobacco. Meant to invoke memories of 70's disco's. The aldehydes are very sparkling together with the bright florals, but the cigarette is bracing and I would have liked something that acts like a bridge between them more.

I think you can find more 'pretty' tobacco in ELDO Jasmin et Cigarette, but personally I prefer ELDO Putain des Palaces. It's more dry and smoky and less cigarette. Both are smoother and blended nicer ( better bridge between the pretty and cigarette)
22nd December, 2017

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