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Estee Lauder Beautiful
This is a perfume that my Grandma wears and I just find it so comforting whenever I smell it on somebody. I would most definitately say this is a perfume for the older lady. Not in a bad way it just has that scent that wouldn't smell right on a woman in her twenties.
The fragrance is musky, rich and romantic and has such a warm feeling about it. It is quite intense and I know the bottle lasts a long time. The main scent I get from it is floral. Its one of the classier fragrances on the market. I also love the Estee Lauder brand, I feel they represent great quality.
To me the bottle and its box is quite plain and if I didn't already know the perfume and brand it wouldn't stand out to me at all on the shelf.
Boots do some lovely Beautiful gift sets around Christmas time, last year I purchased a box set with lotion and perfume for one of my aunties and received a free tote bag as well as gaining a load of loyalty points.
- This review is also posted on ciao under the name grouchy1 -
If anyone took a look at my fragrance collection, the most used product in it is Beautiful by Estee Lauder. I discovered this product just a couple of years ago at Macy's counter. After smelling over 30 perfumes, the salesclerk gave me this to try. Right off the bat I was hooked with this smell. It was enchanting and something different. I have never really smelled anything like this.
Whenever I put on this perfume I get a compliment by every single person that is near me. All my friends are always saying how good I smell. It really boosts your confidence. When you first smell this product its has this musky romantic aroma to it. Its really something that you might imagine a queen or princess wearing. Whats amazing about this product is its ability to stay on all day! Even after I take a shower at night I can still smell it on me. It seem like it seeps into your skin, which is not a bad thing for this amazing perfume!
I absolutely love the packaging of this product. Its simple yet very sophisticated. The gold cap and this sort of yellowish liquid really make the bottle seem like it cost you hundreds of dollars. When really you will probably only spend about $80 for the full size bottle. Whether you want a fragrance for everyday, or if you have a romantic dinner with your guy this product is great.
I received a huge 75ml bottle of Beautiful a couple of years ago at Christmas - not just any bottle, but a special edition really camp chunky bottle with an over the top giant pink atomiser puff.
As first looks go, I was bowled over - such a fab gift, that the smell of the perfume was almost beside the point.
When I made that first puff of the atomiser, a gorgously floral scent emerged - possibly more richly floral than any other fragrance I have used. When applied to the skin, the floral scent warms nicely and the base notes of amber and sandalwood do their job and the fragrance becomes a rich warm one rather than an overly sweet one.
The notes of the fragrance are as follows:
Top notes: rose, mandarin, lily, tuberose, marigold
Middle notes: Orange flower, muguet, jasmine, ylang ylang
Base notes: Sandalwood, vetiver, amber
Now don't get me wrong - this very floral fragrance won't be for everyone's taste - I love florals, but even this is too much for me some days. However, when the sun is shining and I want to wear a long floaty dress and feel feminine, this is the fragrance for me.
The fragrance feels and smells a quality product and after applying in the morning, I can still smell the fragrance, but then I would expect nothing less from an Estee Lauder product.
The price for 30ml from the Estee Lauder website is £32, but you can find it for under £30 in some of the cheaper on-line outlets. If you like your florals then this could be for you, but DO try it first, as it may be that little too much for some people.
Estee Lauder Beautiful is a very sexy, fragrance created in 1985 using over 2,000 flowers Estee Lauder Beautiful is a serious contender as one of the finest fragrances in the world and is still one of the world's best selling perfumes to date.
Packaged in a simple oval shaped clear bottle with a gold top boxed in a deep pink and gold carton this fragrance makes an ideal gift.
Rose, Mandarin, Lily, Tuberose, Marigold
Orange Flower, Muguet, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang
Sandalwood, Vetiver, Amber
As you would imagine made with over two thousand flowers this is a very floral fragrance and on first spray this is apparent, however as it settles down the overpowering floral tone are calmed down by the sandalwood and you are left with a deliciously heady scent which on me smells of lilies with the underlying scent of Jasmine, with a slightly wood edge, sometimes I detect a hint of citrus as well.
The fragrance is strong and long lasting, but still suitable for day time as well as evening; in fact I can't think of a situation that you would not be able to wear this perfume. One spray before you go to work should be sufficient to see you through the day, or one spray before you go out in the evening should last all night.
People have commented when I have been wearing this saying you smell beautiful so it certainly lives up to its name.
You can buy Estee Lauder Beautiful from some Chemists and Department Stores at around £30.00 for a small 30ml bottle or £65.00 for 100ml. Not at the cheaper end of the fragrance scale but the delicious smell and longevity of the scent on the skin sells it for me.
My friend and work colleague used to wear the perfume Beautiful by Estee Lauder every day and she always had a lovely smell. However, I had never tried this scent myself until my Mum bought it for me for Christmas together with the body lotion.
The smell of the perfume is like sniffing a bouquet of different kinds of flowers, its overwhelming scent is floral and that makes it very feminine. Some people may think it a little old fashioned now because of this but I think it is timeless. A little of the perfume goes a long way as it is quite strong but this is good as it lasts all day and I can still smell it on myself at the end of the day, something that doesn't happen to me with a lot of other perfumes.
The bottle itself is a simple design, an oblong shape with slightly curved sides and a gold lid. It doesn't have the funky look of many other perfume bottles but, again, I think this makes is classic and timeless. Estee Lauder first brought this perfume out in 1985 and the fact that it is still around and selling well must say something for its appeal.
It is reasonably priced at £30 for 30ml bottle so within most peoples price range as a treat as well as a present.
It is nice to use the body lotion as well to build up a really "Beautiful" smell.
One little tip - I sometimes spray a little of the perfume onto my Hoover's paper dust bag so that I get a lovely smell in each room when I vaccum.
I would recommend this perfume to anyone who likes a long lasting perfume with a mainly floral smell.
Usually taken for as a fragrance for the 'older woman', Beautiful is actually a rather romantic, sweet and elegant perfume. With its sprightly citrus notes, the fragrance has a bright, fresh, sunshine quality about it. Perhaps it is because it has been around for a long time and has not been marketed towards younger women (unlike coco mademoiselle), this fragrance remains much undiscovered by the younger population. Beautiful comes in a slightly curvaceous bottle, in clear glass, with clean, simple lines that echo its clean, bright layers of scent. It is a happy, sprightly fragrance that deserves more recognition. Much brighter, cheerier and more sophisticated than Clinique's Happy, you can pick out the Ylang Ylang and Orange blossoms within the fragrance. If you like the smell of flowers, this is the fragrance for you as all its top and heart notes are of flowers (i.e. ylang ylang, orange blossom, rose, lily, jasmine), combined with the sophisticated and denser base notes of sandalwood and amber.
Being a member of a beauty site online, I was invited to play their winter sweepstakes. Never being very lucky in these things, I still gave it a try. After trying daily for a couple of weeks, imagine my surprise when I actually was an instant winner of the fifth place prize! A gift pack of Estee Lauder's Beautiful perfume. I was so excited at winning that I couldn't wait to smell my prize.
I have always been a fan of Estee Lauder's perfumes and own several of them. I am also a perfume junkie and own dozens and dozens of bottles. I never get tired of perfume.
When I finally received my gift pack, I was thrilled at the large bottle of Beautiful in it. It was a 2.5 ounce bottle and also included the body wash. The bottle is attractive with a large gold cap and is easily removed. The first spray was heavenly and sweet. It is lush and floral and warm. All at the same time. I love floral perfumes and this certainly fits in that category.The scent is intense and as the name says, beautiful. It felt like being surrounded my some of my favorite flowers and scents. Rose, iris, lily of the valley, marigold, orange blossom, jasmine, tuberose and one of my very favorites, ylang-ylang. It also contains wonderful warm notes of sandalwood, frankincense, myrrh and tonka bean. Vanilla is also present in the warm and lovely scent. Imagining all of these wonderful scents in one bottle is intoxicating in itself. I was in love with my prize!
I waited to see if my boyfriend noticed when he came home and he hadn't got in the door good before he was saying how great I smelled.That was with one spritz of Beautiful. He loved it and so did I!
My next compliment came from my doctor when I walked into his office."What is that perfume you're wearing?" Yes, it was an attention grabber and very feminine, warm and lovely. I have received so many compliments, I am wondering how I ever missed this one!
I have found it only takes one or at the most two spritzes of this perfume to last all day. I could smell it the next time I put my blouse on. It lasts and lasts. The bottle will last forever so if you buy it, it is well worth the price because a little goes a long way. I find that you get the best deals around holidays such as Valentine's Day(hint), Mother's Day and Christmas. Usually the gift pack comes at a very nice price and includes two or more products such as the perfume, body wash, body lotion or powder. I usually pick up my favorites at these times or my son or boyfriend will give them as gifts.
So, if you are looking for a lush, warm floral perfume, Estee Lauder's Beautiful will make you feel, well......Beautiful!
Beautiful is another one of the perfumes that I received as part of a gift package, hence I have been able to try it out but am not necessarily pre-disposed to like it because I've already spent loads of money on it!
Packaged in a very simple bottle with a gold lid, Beautiful looks classic and elegant but certainly doesn't jump off the shelf at you. If the scent matched this appearance it could be something that I would use. As it is though the fragrance of Beautiful I find in fact anything but.
Estee Lauder describe the fragrance as 'a thousand flowers warmed with woods and spices'. They got the thousand flowers part right at least. Don't start imagining fields filled with fresh flowers and bright sunlight though, this fragrance is more like being trapped inside a sealed box with 1000 flowers slowly suffocating you. Even taking a gentle sniff at the bottle is enough to make me swoon. I perservered though - sometimes the smell on the skin is different.
Upon first spraying the perfume on my skin, the rose and mandarin jump to the fore. This is actually quite a pleasant mixture and is indeed quite bright and freshly floral. Then the freshness seems to die a very quick death and the heaviness of the mid-notes come storming up to assault my delicate sense of smell. I simply find the ylang-ylang and jasmine combined with the rose far too sickly sweet and cloying, especially because all traces of the fresh mandarin seemed to have disappeared at this point.
The smell isn't bad, as such (but then let's face it, what top quality perfume really does smell BAD), but it's just far too extreme, even when sprayed in very small amounts. To me this is the fragrance that a woman stepping out of the soap Dynasty or The Bold and the Beautiful would wear. It would go perfectly with an 80s power bitch suit. For a modern, young woman on the other hand I just find this far too heavy and sweet with not nearly enough sassiness.
If you like your perfume to really LAST throughout the day though, this one will certainly have you covered on that front. I cycle to and from work everyday and even with that workout and being in the office all day I could still smell this on myself at the end of the day without even lifting my wrist to my nose. For me that's actually not a good sign as it means that at the beginning of the day I was probably stinking out the whole office with my choice of perfume. Not particularly neighbourly, I think you'll agree.
In the meantime, I will try gifting this onto a much older relative perhaps as I think it might suit them better. For me it's just way to OTT.
~* BEAUTIFUL *~
~* Beautiful Eau de Parfum by Estee Lauder *~
The Estee Lauder pioneering cosmetic Company was founded in 1935. The Estee Lauder brand specialises in quality make-ups and perfumes designed to bring out the woman in us. 'Beautiful' is one their many gorgeous perfumes. The Estee Lauder brand really does have the most wonderful selection of fragrances. One of its early, huge successes in the perfume line way back in the 1960's was 'Youth Dew', which is still around and selling well today.
Their perfumes are quite diverse and their appeal is broad. Beautiful was first released for sale in 1985 and was an extremely popular addition to their ever expanding collection. It is now one of the top selling perfumes in the World. The perfume was created by perfumer Sophia Grojsman and its composition is made to convey that whoever wears the 'Beautiful perfume will feel the 'loveliest woman in any room'. The scent is rich and romantic and cloaks you in the fabulous fragrance which lasts and lasts. -
~* Beautiful Eau De Parfum Spray 75ml/2.5oz *~
Beautiful is a stunning fragrance and it comes to us in a curved, tall bottle which tapers at the neck. It sports a gold lid and across the front of the bottle it bears the signature perfume name of 'Beautiful' and beneath this the brand name of Estee Lauder written in white lettering. I have the 75ml bottle which was a gift and which cost £50.00. I absolutely adore this perfume and like the name, the perfume truly is 'Beautiful'. The bottle is quite simplistic in design yet still bears the feel and look of quality. If you go for the 100ml bottle, it comes in a lovely, square ridged glass, dressing table display bottle with attractive glass lid and it is absolutely gorgeous. This will set you back £65.00, but this perfume does last really well so I feel that its not too high a price to pay. Beautiful possesses a really sensual scent and one which oozes an air of confidence and calm. It has a lovely rose and jasmine fragrance with a rush of carnation and a zing of citrus. Beautiful is a sunny garden of mixed bloom. A head rush of flora in a mixed bouquet. The thing about Beautiful is that the blend is chaotic yet presents itself perfectly. It's very hard to pinpoint the various notes, but as far as I am concerned, the parts of the sum add up to a complete and perfect solution. -
~* THE TOP NOTES *~
Marigold, Rose, Mandarin, Lily, and Tuberose.
~* THE Middle Notes *~
Orange Flower, Muguet, Jasmine, and Ylang-Ylang.
~* Base Notes *~
Sandalwood, and Vetiver.
~* SUMMARY *~
Beautiful is quite simply, just that! A fantastic cacophony of flora set off by musk's of sandalwood and green vetiver. It really is a delight. This is a perfume that doesn't need over applying. Too much will smell overpowering. Spray lightly and not too often. Beautiful will hold and sustain its fragrance. It is suitable for wearing at anytime really and whenever I wear it, it is always complimented on. It's a very sensual scent, so go easy;) This is such a complex blend that it is very hard to pick out single notes from the perfume. Just enjoy it for what it is. An exciting, exhilarating, floral arrangement, which is set off by the tangy citrus and warmed by woods and spices; Beautiful; A truly stunning and lovely fragrance that will bring out the woman in you. -
75ml Beautiful Eau de Parfum Spray: £50.00 as quoted from the Estee Lauder Website
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