“ Brand: Elizabeth Arden / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Parfum / Gender: for women „
I was luck enough to have this purchased for me a a present. The perfume itself is a light mixture of flowers, two of the more unusal ones are baie rose and karo karundi, the first from the reunion island the second from a west africian shrub. It is these that give the perfume a slight peppery tone. The main scents to be found are of lily and violet leaf, leading to less powerful undertones of the fragrances of lilac,peony,pink,jasmine,rose,karo-karundi and the baie rose . Yet further still to enrich the stunning fragrance is added sandelwood and patchouli. The sandelwood and patchouli are long lasting odours and are used as a type of fixative. Estee lauder pleasures perfume was created by firmenich perfumers in 1995 and it was the first Estee lauder fragrance fronted by elizabeth hurley.It is obtainable in most cosmetic type areas of shops neatly contained in a glass, slightly frosted bottle with a stopper.Then gift wrapped in a pink box with gold writing. As the perfume is so light and floral it can be worn all through the day and it does last very well you only need a small drop,which will linger on your skin for about 4 to 6 hours. The fragrance can be further enhanced with other items in the range e.g. lotions. The prices vary but a small bottle of about 50ml was £17.50 in debenhams store. Obviously the price goes up as the size does. In all I find that it is a good perfume to wear and is not overpowering.It's like walking amongst a field of flowers sprinkled with morning dew. Just after the raindrops have fallen.
Estee Lauder Pleasures actually does smell like freshly cut grass and reminds me of romantic summer days (I can dream, can't I!). It has a nice gentle sweet floral smell without being overpowering and sickly. Just a small amount on the wrists and neck gets noticed and complimented. I wore "Pleasures" on my wedding day , but I had bought it long before. It just seemed like the perfect perfume for a wedding because you associate it with romance and flowers. Now every time I smell it, I have such wonderful memories. I'm hoping my husband reads this and buys me some for our anniversary because I've run out!
I first tried Pleasures from Estée Lauder ,when I was given a bottle for christmas,the family were fed up buying me the same perfume (Anais Anais) year after year,the scent is wonderful,its a floral fragrance with hints of White Lily, Black Lilac, White Peony and Violet Leaves, not heavy and overpowering like some perfumes. Pleasures was introduced in the 1990's and its success led to the introduction in 1997 of Pleasures for Men, These are the prices in a couple of stores at the moment (July 2000) for Pleasures, eau de Parfume. Boots.. 30 ml = £25.00 50 ml = £33.50 100 ml = £48.00 Superdrug 15 ml = £16.95 30 ml = £22.95 50 ml = £33.50 100 ml = £45.00 Beware when comparing prices that you do not confuse the eau de toilette with the eau de parfume,the eau de toilette does not last as long on the skin as the eau de parfume.... Superdrug's price of £16.95 for a 15 ml bottle is an excellent price for giving it a try. I was told years ago that if you cannot smell the perfume you use,then it suits you,how true that is I dont know,but I cannot smell this when I have used it...mind you,I used to work in a Dental Surgery,and people where always commenting on the smell of the surgery,I couldn't smell it though..:-))
I love all different purfumes and I have got a dressing table full of them at home. Out of all of the different purfumes I have got the best one of all has got to be pleasures. I first smelt it when I was in Florida a few years ago. It is not to strong, and it doesnt wear off after just a couple of hours. As soon as I smelt it I knew that it would be one that I will always have indoors. You can wear it for casual as well as wearing it if going out somewhere special for the night. Whenever I have worn pleasures I have always had comments from people at work telling my how nice it smells which makes me feel even better. Go on go try it.