l've never been fond of Youth Dew, as most of the women l've smelled it on have doused themselves in it, & it is VERY strong, although very distinctive & unique. The landlady of one of our local pubs wears it however, & on her it smells quite different, almost like Magie Noire! l'm guessing she has learned to use just the right amount, but l can't imagine wearing it myself.
l remember sniffing some others in the '80's/'90's; Cinnabar l found too hot & spicy for me at the time, although l think l might appreciate it more now. White Linen & Beautiful weren't really me either, probably because of the aldehydes.
l was disappointed with Beyond Paradise after reading Luca Turin's high praise; on me it smelled rather like a plastic flower, & didn't last well.
l do, however, ADORE Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia, a radiant beauty which is one of my very favourites. lt was also the one that started me on a more serious fragrance journey, & led me to basenotes!
l also tried & liked Amber Ylang Ylang; a very elegant & soft amber, & Jasmine White Moss; again an elegant, crisp fragrance with a beautifully soft jasmine at its heart.
l'm currently loving Bronze Goddess, which l only discovered recently. Although it is reminiscent of suntan lotion, l find it way more sophisticated than the usual "beachy" scents. On me it has a warm & enticing woody feel, which l find very comforting on a not-so-warm day here in England.
l've never tried Pleasures, but l am curious about it.
On the whole l agree that EL's fragrances are generally good quality, & way more elegant & sophisticated than most of the mainstream dept. store fodder. l also appreciate that their marketing style is far classier than the typical over-sexualised ad material commonly seen nowadays, & l respect them for that.