Fragrance Review: Yardley English Blazer Royal

Yardley English Blazer Royal EDP

When I first received the slightly garish purple press box for Yardley English Blazer Royal, my initial reaction was snooty to say the least. I had to quickly put my inner snob back in its own box. After all, I should know better. Yardley is a heritage brand and has a number of classics to be proud of. Yardley English Lavender EDT is still a big seller more than a century after it was launched.

You can never have too many blazers…

The Yardley English Blazer range was originally launched in 1991 with English Blazer EDT and its after-shave tones. This was followed by English Blazer Black EDP, English Blazer Sterling EDP, English Blazer Green EDP, English Blazer Gold EDP, English Blazer Premium EDP and English Blazer Red EDP. I have not tried all of these Yardley English Blazer fragrances. However, those that I have tried have impressed me with their English gentleman-on-a-budget vibe.

Yardley English Blazer Royal EDP

So what does Yardley English Blazer Royal smell like?

This woody-fruity-ambery fragrance opens with notes of bergamot, apple and lemon. It’s slightly sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. The heart of Yardley English Blazer Royal is all florals with notes of jasmine, cyclamen and rosewood. I can’t get enough of florals, so mmm and mmm again… The base has a fairly standard sensual structure, with notes of cedarwood, patchouli and musk.

On my skin, Yardley English Blazer Royal fades quite quickly, so this EDP needs regular top-ups when necessary. And at the price, spray away… I have been wearing it during the day to gym and to work (thanks for the compliments, colleagues!). It’s also very capable doing the after-hours thing.

So Yardley English Blazer Royal is a chic cheapie. And like any modern royal, it’s accessible and relevant.

Yardley English Blazer Royal Deodorant

Oh, before I forget, Yardley English Blazer Royal is also available in a 50ml roll-on anti-perspirant deodorant and 125ml spray deodorant. Both of these are worth checking out. I am not usually one for mass-market spray deodorants (oops, there goes my not-so-inner snob again). But Yardley English Blazer Royal Deodorant is not bad at all, as it takes its cue from the EDP.

Yardley English Blazer Royal EDP (R269.95 for 50ml and R329.95 for 100ml), Yardley English Blazer Royal Deodorant (R30.95 for 125ml) and Yardley English Blazer Royal Anti-Perspirant (R21.95 for 50ml) are available at Dis-Chem, Clicks and Edgars stores nationwide.

What about some other worthwhile cheapies? Read more here.

2 Replies to “Fragrance Review: Yardley English Blazer Royal”

  1. Never judge a ‘book by its cover’ eh! Happens to us all, the inner snob attack. It happened to me recently with a fragrance, turns out I love it and can’t stop spritzing it on! the bottle is so tacky… I love the name Yardley have given this fragrance, the notes sound gorgeous. Great review X

    1. Yip, we have to keep an eye on that snob, especially when it prevents us from discovery so many surprising treasures. You have to tell me the name of this tacky bottle fragrance. Although this Royal is fairly conventional, it’s a bargain and smells better than some much pricier designer equivalents. R

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