If you are truly open minded to the perfume, and actually apply it as Estee Lauder originally formulated it to be used, you will discover that it is surprisingly crisp and clean in character... like fresh starched linen. In fact, I wore this regularly the last time we had a really hot summer and it was the only thing I could tolerate in the heat without feeling sticky and dirty. I would apply 1 - 2 drops into a lukewarm bath and that would be my scent for the day. I received many, many compliments on how fresh and crisp / clean I smelled. Yes, it is still womanly and seductive but on a very low key level.
, I believe you. A woman I admired and worked for when I was very young wore Youth Dew and it did have a clean and crisp quality on her. She used a bit of the lotion, that was all. She never wore makeup (but she did have some pretty fabulous diamonds) and just a clean whiff of Youth Dew around her. I always told her how nice she smelled, so she bought a bottle of the lotion for me as well. What a nice lady she was, and I'll always love Youth Dew because of pleasant associations.
I've also used the Bath oil, Mike Perez
, and it does indeed linger for days! I washed a bath towel I'd dried off on after using Youth Dew bath oil with a load of other clothes, and all the clothes came out smelling like Youth Dew as well. Which is not a bad thing unless you like to change your fragrance often.
I'm enjoying this thread. I think I may pick up some Cinnabar
this year. Maybe one of those holiday sets with the lotion. I love the name Cinnabar
. In my scent-memory, it smells like it sounds.