Think perfume, think Estee Lauder. Fragrances made byEstee Lauder are a little on the pricey side, but having one in your collection is worth it. This brand is know for producing some top notch scents that last for hours. All you need is just one spray that goes a long way. Here are some of their best perfumes.
Best Estee Lauder Perfume
Estee Lauder Beautiful
Beautiful is one of the older offerings from Estee Lauder, created way back in 1985. The aroma is a bouquet of flowers, combined with fresh citrus top notes andwarm woodsy base notes.It starts out on a floral overture comprising ofroses, mandarins, lilies, tuberose and marigold for a very fresh scent. The heart is sweet, and comprises of orange flower, jasmine, ylang-ylang and mugabe- which is a clone of the lily of the valley flower. Warmth is added through the base consisting of sandalwood, amber and vetiver.
loud, yet classy, warm and feminine, good sillage and staying power
Moderate projection, powdery finish
Beautiful is as floral as it gets – and we think that when they marketed it towards brides, as they wanted it to be a bridal fragrance. And it makes sense too, as this is a literally a romantic take on flowers. We’re reviewing the newest formula, as so many perfumes have gone through reformulation and its only fair to review this version as its readily available.
This revisitation is of Beautiful is the definition of ‘perfumey’ but in a good way and some people might find it a bit screechy or harsh. Butwe personally think its elegant enough without its being stuffy – again, this is something that only Estee Lauder seems to get right and portrays a classy, elegant lady. To us, smelled golden and its somewhere between a white floral and a yellow floral.The main things we smell at first is some kind of stemmy greenery, a mixture of tuberose and lilies and then this strange tone of the marigold.
So anything that’s rose is pushed to the back as white florals tend to dominate. Marigold gives this tone to fragrances that almost golden-green, and it feels like there are a lot of fruity tones in it as well where it could just be pushing over in the floral-fruity category. So you have that going on, the flowers also have this syrupy feel to it that’s nice and we appreciate it for what it is and what they were going for when they made this.
Estee Lauder Knowing
Knowing is the brain child of Jean Kerleo and was made in 1988. This has more of a woodsy profile but is still beautifully blended out with floral notes like jasmine, rose – all smoothened out with a touch of sandalwood. It starts out on fresh floral top notes mimoza, pittosporum, sweet rose and tuberose.This has been given a fruity touch with the addition ofplum and melon. The heart is composed out of sweet woodsy note of patchouli and iris and spicy clove and laurel. The base is chypre and has sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli,oakmoss and civet.
A warm and elegant woodsy scent, suited for the colder months, superb sillage and longevity.
Its dry and dusty, too heavy to a point where it’s almost metallic.
Knowing is one of those timeless, mature scents and very musky and is a combination of earthy, sour and soapy notes – and this sweetness that comes from the amber and white flowers mix. This isn’t some pinky, floral designed for brides, younger girls but for mature, cosmopolitan women who are bold, passionate and have presence. The current formula has been reviewed here and we think that its good, but just softer than the original, and one of the first perfume to have the mimosa accord.
Strangely, this takes on a rich, golden honey effect on some people, and this is probably why people want the vintage version.As of now, its deep, rich and clean and meant to be used sparingly. It does feel dry and bitter like Paloma Picasso. The top notes are desert dry like crushed stones, and we get a lot of the jasmine, patchouli and rose.
Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise
Beyond Paradise was made in 2003 as a fragrant dream that captures feelings is composed primarily of exotic flowers, rare fruits and woods. The top notesare mainlyEden mist, which is a special blend that lends this tropical wet effect, mixed in with that iswhite florals that is mostly orange blossom and blue hyacinth.
Estee Lauder had also added this Jaboticaba berry fruit note and underlying spice. The heart is this burst of exotic flowers of lily, honeysuckle and Japanese mahonia dominate, as the fruits move to the background.The base notes are Natal plum blossom, golden melaleuca, zebrano wood and ambrette seed.
a fresh, but reasonably sweet, floral, great sillage, long lasting.
somewhat on the strong fragrance, a sour aquatic, very synthetic smell
From the fragrance to the bottle aesthetics, we realize how Beyond Paradise stands apart from most Estee Lauder’s offerings. We get loads of gardenia, abstract white florals, humid air notes and a smidge of banana.The perfume reminds us of warm jungle flowers loaded into a green house, and is lovely, feminine and fresh. Some people have mentioned how they’ve mixed or layered Beyond Paradise with other scents for a delicate, freshly powdered scent for after showers.
They have changed the bottle through, and this has to do with the facts that the addition of a certain ingredients in their earlier perfumes caused the older formulas to go bad. So, its possible that Beyond Paradise might smell different now, but is still classic.
Estee Lauder Sensuous
Sensuous is an intriguing, sexier experience from Estee Lauderfrom 2008 and has notes of amber, black pepper, sandalwood, magnolia, and ghost lily. Sensual lily notes, magnolia and jasmine petals form the top notes and this sandalwood note stays strong throughout, right down to the wood notes in the base.All notes are pulled together in this thick, sweet, amber honey envelope, and rounded out with peppery spicy heart and lots of floral undertones.
Warm, luminous and feminine, long lasting, suitable for day as well as night wear
doesn’t project too much,
This perfume has been described as a warm, luminous, feminine, woody amber fragrance and it is exactly what they say it is. When first sprayed it feels strong as you get that pepper, sandalwood. Within ten to fifteen minutes, that strong peppery scent disappears and you’re left with a very creamy, soft, powdery scent and does stay with you.
It doesn’t project too much and is almost like a skin scent, and what’s left is very soft and surprisinglylong lasting. The name fits this fragrance as its very sensuous. We can’t recommend wearing it to the gym as its too warm – we see this as a scent for a casual night out, its also great for the office, work. If you’re not too familiar with woody scents and would like to try one, thenEstee Lauder’s Sensuous is a good way to try, because it’s not too woody and gives you an idea of what this scent profile is like. Beautifully balanced and blended, and that goes for the floral, sweet notes too.