I've been saying this since I came to perfume chat sites over two years ago -- today's Youth Dew is not the same. I knew it.Ford noted that some ingredients in the original mix have themselves changed over the years. "For instance, the patchouli — which is a major part of this fragrance — that is used today is much lighter than what was used in the Fifties. But it was important to keep it in the fragrance because it's part of the [Lauder] heritage."
I love the fabulous, glamorous look of the whole Amber Nude line and I'll be counting the days until its arrival -- especially Youth Dew Amber Nude. But... magnolia, ginger, tea, grapefruit, chocolate, patchouli... I don't know. We'll see.