Estee is my absolute favorite! Lasts all day and is so recognizable by others as YOUR signature scent! Highly recommend Pure over the super cologne - the Pure Fragrance Spray lasts longer and takes less. This fragrance changes my whole attitude! lol
I started wearing ESTEE when I was 23 years old and never wore any other fragrance. I absolutely love it. Compliments all the time. Unfortunately, I now lost my sense of smell. I still use it. I am 62 years old.
Estee Pure Fragrance spray has to be the best smelling spray I've ever used. I get so many compliments when wearing Estee and everyone asks which one I'm wearing. They always say I smell so fresh and clean.
This is not the same fragrance that I wore back in the 70s. I had purchased a bottle of Azuree, and it was as wonderful as I had remembered. So, I purchased Estee thinking it would be just as good. Not so!! This is not the same fragrance, and I don't know what they've done to it!! I am very disappointed. Youth Dew and Cinnabar were recently purchased and they were great. No changes there. So..Azuree, Cinnabar, and Youth Dew..fantastic. Estee..not so much!!
Can't believe I actually spent money and bought a 1.7 oz bottle of this perfume! Couldn't wait it throw it away honestly.
While the top notes are truly lovely, it is the base notes that hit later, that makes me smell really awful! You will likely smell good for the first 15 mins., and then the base notes linger all day, that actually have masculine notes to them - be warned.
Even their ultra-strong youth dew perfume turned out to be less dis-likable than this one.
Best For awakening the senses and evolving one's soul
Ever since I was thirteen years old...I have always loved Estee...by Estee Lauder.
I remember it like it was yesterday. The first thing I remember while walking into my sister's building was....the smell.
For some unknown reason, the housing projects didn't smell of defeat, and/or "de-feet" of several smelly men. It didn't smell like dinner carefully and lovingly created from the hearts of several single working mothers and/or fathers trying to maintain a healthy balanced meal for their children.
It didn't smell like the sweat of a hard working person, dragging their tired bones into the building...keeping up their strength until they can put the key into their locks and pass out a few feet from their threshold. This time it smelled...rather incredible.
My sister lived on the second floor, and it never dawned on me that it could have possibly wafted from my sisters apartment. Her home always smelled like love and determination, but this was different. Then again....what did I know...I had no idea what it was in the first place.
Walking into the front door of my sisters apartment. The sweet smell of flowers mixed with love was in the air as far back as the elevator. The corridors were riddled with the scent, and i was hypnotized.
I was a tomboy. Perfumes, and girly stuff never EVER interested me...not like tackle and two-hand touch football. But for some reason, this scent kidnapped my nose hairs, and wrapped itself deep underneath my skin. I had no choice but to surrender.
I had to find out what it was. When she opened the door, the smell ran up to me, tenderly cupped its arms around my entire body and embraced me. It was the warmest feeling I ever encountered.
I followed my sister as she returned to whatever it was she was doing. As I walked towards the back of her apartment, the smell grew, and I had to ask her..."Bo...what is that smell?"
She looked at me and smiled at me with her eyes. Probably because that was not the sort of thing i was ever into, and i guess the idea of her sister finally becoming a girly girl thrilled her to no end.
She opened her closet and pulled out a small glass bottle. The label said Estee. A word I would never ever forget. She opened it and placed a dab behind both of my ears...and I was immediately transformed.
I longed for fashionable skirts, scarves, white gloves, and lace frilly things. I wanted to go to the nearest store and buy a couple of high heeled shoes. I wanted to shop for makeup, jewelry, pantyhoses, and matching bra and panty sets.
I wanted to do my hair in girly styles, and throw out all of my caps. I wanted to dit dainty and cross my legs. I was awake. The woman inside of me was up and walking out of me, leaving that tomboy behind.
Here I am 49 yrs old....and my family knows me by my scent. They can always tell when I was at their home,even if I had long since gone. It has been lovingly termed..Reba's smell...by all who know me and know of me.
I thank you ESTEE LAUDER for giving me the chance to grow. For allowing the inner spirit that was dormant inside of me to awaken at first whiff...
Thank you Estee Lauder....for changing my childhood for the better.
My grandmother wore this when I was growing up, it always smelled good on her. When she died I decided to start wearing it, to carry on the tradition. It smells wonderful on me and folks ask me now if it is still sold in stores!!
Love the sent- briight and and light and great for summer. I have been using it since I was a teen. My Uncle would purchase Estee Lauder kits for my aunts and mother every Christmas. When I was 14, he started buying them for me. I have loved Estee Lauder products ever since! This lasts well and is very light.
For years, this was my Mother's summer fragrance. I loved it as well, but wanted the scent to be her's alone. When my mother died, she still had her Estee on her dresser. It took a few years, but I decided I would now use it as my summer fragrance. It still evokes sweet memories, and gets many compliments when I wear it. I am so pleased it is still available!
Ladies, there was a 2-3 year time period that Estée was tweaked. I stopped buying because of the headache I'd get. I called EL in NYC and they confirmed changes had taken place to align with worldwide standards. Then in 2010, EL began taking some of their oldies and trying to make them smell like the original creations. Those of you who don't like it, need to look at the letter and two numbers stamped on the bottom of the bottle. It is called the batch code. Batch codes can be found online by using google. I bought two bottles of A31=America, March, 2011. The tester bottle was still old and stinky but I made sure I had a good batch code. Ordering directly from the company (with free shipping and guarantees on returns) will be the best way to get the most recent formulation. Though it's not exactly like I wore for decades (till 2007), it smells good and soapy and garners compliments again. GIVE IT ANOTHER TRY AND CHECK THE BATCH CODE!!!!
I have been wearing Estee for 33 years and I adore it, I have dozens of bottles of perfume that I try but I always come back to Estee. It has been my signature scent, however I must say you have changed it and it isn't the same. I no longer get compliments and I always use to and the fragrance just doesn't last. Please, please go back to the original formulation, there is nothing else like it! In addition it is very difficult to find gift sets and we would all love it if you made a purse spray in this scent. This is her namesake Estee, she and the fragrance, deserve to stay true to their original beauty.
Estee perfume is a older fragrance. My Mom wore it in the 1970's. I had a bottle in the late 70's early 80's. I have not had any since I used it up years ago. Now at 54 years old, I Just bought a new bottle and it still smells wonderful and I can smell it all day!