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on 12/20/2005 4:54:00 PM
More reviews by ayala
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
With its dark juice and dense composition, the name Youth Dew seems a bit out of place - unless the dew drop smells of civet, and adorns a wild narcissus in the middle of winter. The opening of Youth Dew reminds me tightly knotted woolen yarn, soft, warm and inviting - yet you can’t find the end/beginning and start knitting yet!As it settles on the skin, it starts opening up, one bit at a time. As the citrus wears off and the spices soften by woody undercurrent, bit by bit the floral heart starts to emerge until reaching a peak – where narcissus and ylang ylang dance to the indolic rhythm of the civet base – sexual to a degree that borders on the impolite, so you need to hold on with self-conviction and dignity. But even the luscious of flowers decompose and return to earth, this time made of muddy puddle of earthy patchouli and vetiver which gradually softens and mellows until finally reaching a delicate dry down phase that is vanillic and surprisingly reminiscent of Chanel no. 5. This is the review for the pure parfum – a limited edition in a beautiful, frosted flacon with a delicate frosted flower stopper, filled with the almost black juice this leaves an unforgettable impression!I find Youth Dew to be very suitable for winter, and can’t imagine wearing it in any other season and being able to keep my olfactory bulb intact. The indolic heart and the earthy base surprisingly reminds me of sticking my nose into a narcissus, inhaling the scent that smells so delicate from afar, and so deadly from nearby; inhaling it along with the some rare raindrops that clanged to the petals; All this after spending the whole afternoon jumping in puddles after the rain stopped…Top notes: Citrus and Spices Heart notes: Narcissus, Ylang Ylang, Cloves, RoseBase notes: Civet, Patchouli, Vetiver, Vanillap.s. I am giving it only 3 lippies because I don't think it is as original as it is considered to be. Tabu by Dana preceeded it by 20 years; And a similar famous perfume - Opium (20 later) is superior to it in composition. I do appreciate it highly for its breakthrough in American perfumery and the impact it had on women. I am not sure I would buy it again, as there are other scents out there with a similar effect that I prefer.p.s.s. The price for the pure parfum is outrageously cheap - only $78 CAD for the 1/4 oz in a most beautiful bottle!
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 12/17/2005 1:44:00 PM
More reviews by PookiePie
i love Youth Dew. Its my favorite Lauder scent. it lasts forever i can tell you that. i could smell it on anything i touched too. i like the strength of it. my mom says its for older women but i've owned it and worn itsince i was 17. so it lasts and is timeless on the right person.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 12/10/2005 10:49:00 PM
More reviews by mwms1967
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
on 11/20/2005 1:03:00 PM
More reviews by elvedon
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I like, but don't love, Youth Dew. Spicy, heavy scents generally agree with my skin, and to be honest within a few hours of wear even Youth Dew mellows to a powdery incense rather than remaining particularly powerful. But it's definitely a scent only for those with the right chemistry and presence to carry it off.NOTE: The type of bottle does affect the scent. The aqua-covered hourglass atomizers contain a much gentler, more evocative and I feel more successful version of Youth Dew. I have heard older ladies claim that the perfume in the aqua plastic-wrapped bottles smells more like the "real" Youth Dew from days of yore. I don't know why it is, but the clear ribbed glass bottle with the gold bow has a much harsher, less 'blended' initial feel on the skin. Unfortunately, I haven't found it sold in the aqua bottles for years. continued >>
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 11/18/2005 4:19:00 PM
More reviews by moogiemyer
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Boy,this parfum version is some strong stuff!About 5-7 minutes into it I smelled rose. I thought this can't be right! I love rose but now I started to wonder if there was something wrong with me as I seem to detect rose in almost everything. Well, I looked up the composition notes and rose was listed as a note so I'm not imagining things. The next remainder of the notes are spicy, a little woodsy and a tad sweet. If you enjoy Opium or Cinnabar I would think this would also be enjoyable.
on 11/3/2005 3:12:00 AM
More reviews by dinazad
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
Feeling lonesome? Unloved? Nobody to talk to? Wear Youth Dew! Feel neglected? Overlooked? Not taken seriously? Wear Youth Dew! It precedes you wherever you go, brings up the rear and flanks you on both sides. Instant entourage! Beautiful, dark, complex, and very, very strong, a genuine power scent. I'm not sure I can take this much entourage regularly, but every now and then this is perfect!
8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
on 11/2/2005 10:43:00 PM
More reviews by ac1d8urn
"Dark...earthy.....brings to mind the catacombs.., BLEH!"This is what I LIKE about it! But then I'm a creepy, creepy person. Seriously though, this is not a bad scent at all, in fact I'm thinking about buying it. No grandmas of mine ever wore it, but I do think it's a grandmotherly scent. WHICH IS NOT BAD!!! How many people have negative thoughts when they think about how Grandma smells? I'd for sure wear Youth Dew over some watered down, "clean-smelling" offal like Happy or Tommy Girl. I like my scents to be multi-layered, deep, down & dirty. And YD definitely fits that picture.
on 11/2/2005 10:01:00 PM
More reviews by shishilala
Age: 56 & Over
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
It took me years to come home again to Youth Dew. I'll tell you why: It was my weddding perfume, we went to Spain for our honeymoon, I unpacked my suitcase and stood my perfume etc on the bedside table, my new (foool) husband opened his suitcase and let the lid fly back swiping everything off MY bedside table........there were shards of glass EVERYWHERE! and the scent of Youth Dew permeated the air for the full 2 weeks. I wanted to kill him.Youth Dew and I made friends again last year, I still love it. That dark richness. There's NOTHING else quite like it.
on 11/1/2005 2:09:00 PM
More reviews by starchild1166
My what a classic and classy scent this is! If you go easy on the atomiser, just a gentle, easy does it sprite, it smells like lace would smell like if lace had a smell. I think everyone's Grandmom wore this hence the comfort of the scent; it's a 'hug you' scent. It's a little strong at first, but let it linger and it's a soft and pretty classic smell.
on 10/23/2005 11:37:00 PM
More reviews by pinkiepie
I think that the name of this really throws people off- it is not a fragrance for "youth", meaning it does not smell like Love's Baby Soft or those other favorites of kids. It is far too sexy smelling for that. I love the spicy smell- it is a winter fragrance and reminds me of Christmas. Like the others have mentioned, you need to use a very light hand with this one, otherwise it will overpower, and there is NO scent that smells good when you are drifting in a heavy cloud. Use just a little touch. It smells very vintage, and very 60's.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
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