Originally Posted by Rosehavn
In the book Perfumes:The Guide
, Luca Turin gave Beyond Paradise for Men a rating of 5 stars (A Masterpiece). What do you think of this Estee Lauder fragrance?
Ahh, not on a man. But - it is a masterfully rendered concoction. I would have liked Tommy Girl more if it wasn't that laden with an aquatic (?) something that comes out after a while and spoils the balance. BP is in its development a far better performer. In both the Becker accord swings loud and clear. I get it as a fully synthetic Jasmine*Rose of some depth. Insofar the description by Turin seems plausible to me. The rating, mhh? Jasmine Et Cigarette, Encens Et Bubblegum both have gotten 4. Vent Vert would have gotten 5. I think, it's o/k with the 5 for BP. Kenzo Flower falls a bit short for 5. TG and BP are perfect synthetics.
Alas, the meaning of the fragrances is to be only one of all those hidden utilities in the wardrobe of a woman, decidedly female. They are not as classic yet to be worn by men too.