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Estee Lauder Pleasures Delight Eau de Parfum

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Brand: Estee Lauder / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Parfum / Gender: for women

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      29.11.2010 08:56
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      Pretty but not quite as good as I hoped

      ~Whats so delightful about this Estee Lauder fragrance?~
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      Estee Lauder produce a mix of fragrances that include the Pleasures Delight EDP. Having worn a good number of the range of fragrances on offer from this perfume house it was only a matter of time before I got around to trying this one. The fragrance is billed as being a warm, playful and irresistible fragrance and Estee Lauder say there is a 'playful side of Estée Lauder pleasures that's simply irresistible'. I cannot say that I found it to be all that irresistible when I wore it and it had a lack of longevity when compared to other similar floral blends.

      The fragrance does look very pretty sat safely within its pretty tall and elegant clear glass bottle. The colour of the EDP is a soft and warm pink and I feel it looks rather inviting in a 'spray me on I am very pretty' kind of way. The bottle can be a little prone to tipping due to its tall slim and slightly elliptical shape, although the thick base does give a certain amount of steadyness to this which will protect against all but the most severe knocks. The spray applicator works well and a quick press on that will spray on a good amount of fragrance when and where needed. I feel the lid is a good fit and stays securely in place when it is placed on top of the bottle.


      ~Ok it looks pretty, but how does it smell?~
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      I must say that as pretty as this appears to be and as nice as it would look displayed on a dressing table, what it really needs is a little more definition and substance as a fragrance. The initial fruity floral scent that the fragrance gives is a slightly sharp one that may have benefited from a little more depth. I find that from the outset I am greeted by a sweet almost edible fragrance that reminds me of a summer fruit dessert with a sharp edge over a sweeter base. I feel that the so called whipped strawberry meringue ingredient, as listed by the fragrance house must be the overwhelming influence for my thoughts about the fragrance being almost dessert like on the first spray.

      The fruity notes in this fragrance do give a sweet edge yet it seems just a little short of being similar enough to the original to be marked as a Pleasures fragrance. I feel that when on my skin this fragrance has very little staying power and is a short lived fragrance that fades all too quickly into nothing. I cannot say its not pretty as it does have a certain element that is very attractive, however as this is an Estee Lauder fragrance I feel it ought to have been a little better than it actually is.

      Estee Lauder list the top notes that arrive with the first spritz of this as being Pomegranate, Fresh Greens, Freesia and Strawberry Meringue. I do get a fruity feel with this as mentioned but more of a dessert type sell than anything else. The heart of the fragrance includes White Peony, Lily, Muguet (Lily of the Valley to us mere mortals) and Heliotrope and again its very floral for a brief moment but does not last and has a sharpness not in keeping with its desired effect. Strength comes from Sugared Rose Petals which sound very pretty yet are not all that apparent, there is also Caramel, Marshmallow, Vanilla and Patchouli in the mix.


      ~Summary and Price~
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      Over all I was rather disappointed with the fragrance and feel it was not all that much of a pleasure to wear. It didn't delight me and I felt it was an expensive fragrance, due to the fact that to be able to smell it in any way I had to spray on a little more all too often. The 30ml bottle I had will cost £32 and for that I certainly expected a little more longevity from the fragrance which sadly it could not deliver. A larger 50ml bottle can be as much as £43 and for that kind of money I do expect a longer lasting scent for my pennies. As such I feel that whilst this is not unpleasant and does have a certain pretty side to it, it is not worthy of a 4 star rating and should sit at 3 1/2 stars. As I cannot use that option here, I feel its more than fair to give the fragrance a 3 star rating. Had the fragrance lasted longer and not had such a sharp opening tone to it, it may have received a slightly better product rating.

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        04.11.2010 22:22
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        Knowing my obsession with perfumes, my Mum happily gave me her bottle of Estee Lauder Pleasures Delight after discovering that perfumes gave her headaches. I am not one to turn down free perfume so was more than happy to accept!

        Estee Lauder: Pleasures Delight is a spin off scent from the popular Pleasures perfume. It retails for anything from £32-£68 depending on which size bottle you buy. It comes in three sizes which are 30ml, 50ml and 100ml.

        As my Mum gave me this perfume, I do not have the box and I don't actually know what it looked like. My Mum is like me and doesn't keep the boxes to perfumes and displays them so unfortunately in this case (and a couple of others I will review) I cannot comment on the box of the perfume.

        The perfume bottle is very pretty. It is simple but has a look of femininity and delicateness. It is very curvy and rounded and has an almost oval shape to it with a flat base so that it stands upright. It is made of solid glass. The glass of the bottle has a pinky colour to it which makes it look girly and a bit powdery in the girly sense. The lid of the bottle is silver and looks a little like a door knob as it is rounded and quite chunky. On the body of the bottle it says "Estee Lauder: Pleasures Delight" in gold printed font which is curvy and delicate looking, much like the perfume is supposed to be.

        The perfume has notes of pomegranate, fresh greens, freesia, strawberry meringue, white peony, lily, muguet, heliotrope, sugared rose petals, caramel, marshmallow, vanilla and patchouli. It is described as a fruity floral scent but I find it much sweeter than either of those could have you believe and I feel it is a sweetie scent, much along the lines of Aquolina's Pink Sugar.

        As soon as I sprayed this perfume the beautiful, true to life scent of strawberries hit me. Nothing about the strawberry scent was fake, it really smells like proper strawberries in a tub - a little sharp at first but terribly sweet after a minute or so after biting into them. I found the strawberry scent toned down quite quickly though not leaving my skin completely to reveal the caramel, marshmallow and vanilla scents. It is absolutely gorgeous. It is a creamy and warming scent and makes me think of eating toffee apples at the fun fair. It is just yummy. Plus it is really girly too.

        I honestly love this perfume and I am very pleased my Mum gave it to me. I find it to be more of a winter scent and perfect for day to day wear. It has a good strength to it. I don't personal find it too heady and it is nice and easy to wear. It lasts very well on the skin - a good 8 hours which is perfect for me.

        Highly recommended.

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        02.11.2010 15:32
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        Estee Lauder: Pleasures Delight, Eau de Parfum comes in a small simple designed bottle, not the usual one i go for as I collect the unusual designs but after going to town today and finding this in TK Max on the reduced shelf for £12 I thought I might get it as it says this is for day wear and I like to wear perfume during the day.

        Estee Lauder is a well known brand and to be honest I was looking forward to a good subtle girlie perfume from this, but instead it seems to be a strong flowery one.
        I wasn't really impressed and am glad I only paid £12 instead of the £32 that this eau de parfum retails at, although you can buy it from sites like cheapsmells.com for around £20.

        So really I should have tried this before buying as with most perfumes you can use the tester before your purchase but because it was on the reduced shelf there was no testing available, but I should have known really as only the left over things get put on the reduced shelf in TK max shops anything worth buying usually gets sold quickly.

        The tones of this parfum are fushia which I always think of as a small but strong smelling flower, there is strawberry which doesn't really come through and pomegranate which is supposed to give it a refreshing tone but the flowery tones overpower the other scents used in this parfum.
        The middle tones are lily and peony which are also string smelling flowers. Then the base tones are vanilla, rose petals, caramel and marshmellow.

        Altogether this just gives the parfum a strong flowery scent which is a mixure of all the tones and nothing comes through as subtle and refreshing.
        It is spoiled by the overpowering scents of the strong mixture of flowers and I would have liked it to be more of a strawberry scent. Mixing the whole tones with vanilla just makes it a sickly scent and I will be giving this to whichever of my friends likes it, as i won't be wearing it or buying it again.

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          21.10.2010 15:42
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          A fragrance too sweet to stand, it's a good job it doesn't linger.

          I was first tempted to have a try of this perfume after the bottle caught my eye whilst out shopping.

          The bottle is simple but very feminine looking with lots of curves and rounded corners making it feel rather soft and beautiful. It is a sort of ovel shape with a pale pink colouring. The top is silver and has the same curves as the bottle.

          The description of this perfume is:

          Life is sweet. Treat yourself to something delicious... a playful side of pleasures that's simply irresistible. This floral confection blends notes of juicy pomegranate, whipped strawberry meringue and tempting caramel with a sprinkling of sugared rose petals, dewy freesia, white peony and fresh greens. How can you resist?

          I wasn't able to distinguish the different smells and it felt really jumbled and strong as well as sickly sweet that I really didn't expect.

          The perfume doesn't linger either is barely there and would not be something ou could apply in the morning and expect to smell throughout the day.

          All in all it's not the best perfume I've ever smelt and the £21 odds for the 50ml would be purely for the beauty of the bottle.

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          05.07.2010 22:12
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          Yawn. Next?

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          The fragrance
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          PLEASURES DELIGHT opened nicely; I love the scent of strawberries, and they're certainly here. In abundance. Sadly it just went downhill from there.

          I had already fallen for PLEASURES DELIGHT after the opening, and awaited the pretty florals, then a sweet and creamy dry-down... Instead, all I got from there onwards were sharp florals. At least I'm guessing they're meant to be florals. I was unable to identify them; it was just a jumble. The only note in the base I could seperate was the dreaded patchouli.

          The fragrance started of so well. It just imploded on itself; as if someone had gone around mixing up several testers.


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          Scent notes
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          Pomegranate, freesia, wild strawberry, lily, peony, heliotrope, lily-of-the-valley, patchouli, marshmallow, vanilla, caramel and rose.


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          The bottle is the simple simple design as the other fragrances in the 'Pleasures' series.

          The bottle's base is quite small, so don't put it close to the edge of your dresser.


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          For an EDP from a world reowned brand I found the staying power to be pretty bad: It goes close to the skin within two hours and after three I struggle to smell anything.

          The strawberries are the key note; such a stereotypically summer fruit really limits when and wear you can wear this. It's something which I'd class as a warm weather fragrance. It's something that some people may not think is serious enough for work and it's too quiet for evening.


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          This is a flat entry from Estee Lauder and I really expected more; The perfumers are award winners and the brand can afford to use the best ingredients. If you like strawberries try this, but I wouldn't want to get your hopes up.


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          RRP
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          30ml: £32
          50ml: £43
          100ml: £63

          There is also a scented body lotion available from larger retailers; £30 RRP for a 250ml bottle (same shape as perfume bottle).

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