Mother's Day Fragrance Musings:
I grew up surrounded by Estee Lauder junkies. My mother and Aunt Frances loved Lauder fragrances and skincare. My mother's holy grail fragrance is Knowing. There is no other. I tempt her with Bonds and other niches but she will not budge. It is her holy grail and that is final.
My Estee HG was a toss up between Private Collection(this is quite possibly the best green fragrance ever produced) and CP Perfectionist(skincare). That was until yesterday when I tested Pure White Linen.
This is an updated version of the Lauder classic. It shares the original's main notes of aldehydes, rose and crisp greens but stirs in fruits such as grapefruit, italian mandarin, raspberry, pear and granny smith apple. These additions make the scent effervescent and bright. The fragrance also has my beloved note of cardamon along with white ginger, iced rose tea (finally! Someone has heard my pleas concerning rose tea scents. Make more of them!), white freesia, red tulips, honeysuckle, gardenia petals, jasmine, iris, osmanthus and a touch of tuberose. This is a lovely mix for the mid notes. The drydown consists of white cedarwood, patchouli and white heliotrope. I have been falling under the spell of heliotrope. I find myself loving anything with the note.
This is a perfect spring fragrance. Just lovely and feminine.
It would make a great Mother's Day gift....if you do not snag it first or pretend to lose it so you can keep it.
1 oz/30 ml EDP $35, 1.7 oz/50 ml EDP $45 and 3.4 oz/100 ml EDP $65
Do you have a favorite Estee Lauder fragrance? Let me know in the comments.
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