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on 11/27/2005 10:10:00 AM
More reviews by KarenCG
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I have a confession: I NEVER used to like Beautiful, but after receiving a bottle, I decided I would give it a try, and now I LOVE it. Funny how things work that way. I thought it was too strong and florally on me before, but the dry down is SOOOOO nice and not strong at all. I recommend that if you try this, don't go by the inital scent or spray, but let it dry down awhile. I have been putting it on before going to sleep, and when I wake up in the morning, the lovely scent still lingers (in a good way).
on 11/26/2005 2:24:00 PM
More reviews by simplebeauty
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I thought it was just me! Something has changed about this scent...I LOVVVVVED this when I received it as a gift in the 80's. It was my favourite scent for many years. I recently bought it again after not using it for a couple of years and was very disappointed; I thought that I had bought an old, expired bottle! It had an overbearing, strong, bitter scent that was very different from the soft, complex scent that I remembered. What a shame! I wish they would change it back to the original - I would rate that a 5+. EDIT: I just bought a small 1oz bottle which seems to have the orginal scent and I love it again! I don't get it...do they use different ingredients for different sizes? Anyway, I'm happy that I have my perfume back again! I'm changing my rating from a 3 to a 5.
on 11/21/2005 1:14:00 PM
More reviews by FashionHound
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Smells wonderful on other women, but horrid and overbearing on me!
on 11/12/2005 8:01:00 PM
More reviews by maggiegault
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Word to starchild, who observed that the formulation has changed somehow over the years. While I still love this fragrance, it isn't the absolute orgasmic delight that it was in the 80s and early 90s. I remember that my old boyfriend Pete saved his money to buy me a bottle of Beautiful one summer while we were doing the long-distance thing; I was in total heaven, and I smelled like total heaven, too. The relationship with Pete did not last, but my relationship with Beautiful did; in fact, I wore it on my wedding day to my husband. This afternoon I picked up a 2.5 ounce bottle at Costco; it was a total impulse buy. I can smell the scent as I type this and I sprayed it over six hours ago. It's still terrific, and I will wear it constantly, but it is no longer the scent that would lead me to stand for half and hour at the Lauder counter, inhaling Beautiful from the sample bottle.
on 11/12/2005 4:09:00 PM
More reviews by AnnP30
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
I really like the scent of "Beautiful," but won't buy it again b/c it's overpriced, like most of Estee Lauder's beauty products. Their skincare line is very ineffective, IMO.
on 11/1/2005 2:04:00 PM
More reviews by starchild1166
Loved this when it came out in the 80s. For some reason, the smell was so much better back then; I had received a sample of a mini bottle with free lipstick to sweeten the pot;-) That smell was incredible. Today, it seems to have lost its appeal, but it is indeed recognizable. Something is lost in translation, though; seems to go stale on the skin. The formulation has changed over the years; it's missing something it had when it was first introduced. Maybe if they got it back. Still, the smell is pretty, but again, something is missing...
on 10/20/2005 1:27:00 AM
More reviews by Jade716
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
This smells like an old woman. Ewwww this is way to strong
on 9/28/2005 9:44:00 AM
More reviews by gracerose
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I too have worn this off and on for years, having got my first bottle from my mom when I was in my late teens (that was some time ago). It's unique and a bit sharp at first but dries down to a beautiful, very feminine, lingering scent. As a side note, I don't care for the shower gel, while it smells gorgeous, it doesn't seem to lather very well and left my skin very dry. I'm not a perfume expert obviously, I just know what I like and that's all that matters to me. If others don't like it for whatever reason, that is their prerogative, just as it is mine to like it. I think reviews should be based on the product itself, not responding to another's unfavourable review - their review is based on their personal taste and experience.
on 9/28/2005 8:27:00 AM
More reviews by nicca3610
i got this in the 2.5oz. the scent is very strong but not cloying. it truly embodies the name-beautiful. it lasts a long time so a little spritz in the morning carries me through the entire day. it's the kind of scent that you can make into a signature one. it is memorable. this is one of EL perfumes that i will keep in my boudoir.
on 9/7/2005 10:01:00 PM
More reviews by MyBuddy
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I have worn Beautiful for years, and I don't find it the least bit strong or overpowering. I'm confused when women say it is heavy and outdated, then happily spray on Pleasures Intense, Angel or Gucci Rush, which leaves a trail whenever I enter an office or elevator. I love these too, and I have them, but what is "heavy and dated" is in the eye of the beholder. The increasing amount of asthma cases are mainly due to better diagnosis and early treatment, plus a thinning in the ozone layer and more pollution in our cities. Perfumes aren't going to increase allergies any more than pet ownership, or a prolonged ragweed season does. It makes sense to use Beautiful in moderation like any other perfume. This is a complex floral bouquet that suggests springtime, and it is a refreshing change from all the girly/sweet/tutti-fruiti/soap-and-water stuff out there.
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