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Pleasures for Men (1997)
by Estée Lauder


Pleasures for Men information

Year of Launch1997
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 172 votes)

People and companies

HouseEstée Lauder
PerfumerPierre Wargnye
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Pleasures for Men

A fresh male fragrance from Estée Lauder, launched to capitalise on the success of the original Pleasures for Women. Very good for the summer.

Pleasures for Men fragrance notes

Reviews of Pleasures for Men

Lauder closed brackets on the nineties with this watery bubblegum for himbo's; a rehash of their Aramis pong that launched a thousand aquatics - New West for Him.

All of which goes to show that once Pierre Bourdon had nailed it with Cool Water everything else was just trimming the sails.


Decant swap
06th September, 2019
Pleasures for Men was one of the first fruity aquatic fragrances from the late 90’s.

It inspired many other houses to follow suit in the masculine market.

Synthetic but pleasant with average longevity.

Thumbs up!
03rd February, 2019
Really classy citrus fresh cologne from Estee Lauder!

First of all, I found a REALLY close resemblance here to Davidoff's Cool Water cologne; both are scents that have a nice aquatic, aromatic citrus-spice-wood solidity and are genuinely great wears for men even today.

Smelling it today, my mind gets instantly transported to the late 1980's and 1990's, when I was just getting a handle on my newly established fragrance hobby. I wasn't appreciative of Pleasures for Men in its time, but now I can see myself sporting this for a casual, informal day or night occasion without feeling sickened by it. It can be too heavy a presence if discretion isn't had with the spray!

After all these years, I still tip my hat to this marvelous, fresh scent from Estee Lauder! :-)
08th December, 2018
as some reviews stated already, pleasures is very overpowering ! i just can't realize why they came up with the intense version !
09th May, 2013
When this one first came out i was kindly surprised by lauder and quite addicted to the scent: fresh and quirky, totally summer feel and pleasant with a signature; sounds like it's a CK product but it's not, i always has the feel it tries to be something between eternity and escape from CK.
When i purchased it lately to remember the essence i felt there was something quite urinal in there, while testing after shave balm conclusing it's not a bad scent and reasonably liked it back daze.
05th May, 2013
This is a pale offering that very nearly reached great heights but lost footing shortly before the peak. The airy, mossy atmosphere exuded by Pleasures is accompanied by a peppery, semi-sweet tang and smoothed out by a dry sage-like accord, all of which would be exceptional were it not for an irritating metallic aroma they create. This effect is akin to the sickly metal- soap that ruins fragrances like FCUK Men for many, and it certainly prevents Pleasures from being wearable for me. Moreover, its performance is underwhelming. I am a little bothered; this could have been really good.
09th May, 2012

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