I received this recently as a gift from my grandmother, who apparently remembered that I wore it during college. After politely spritzing a bit in front of my grandmother, I went home and SCRUBBED it off. Uggh, I can't believe I used to wear this. Way too strong and flowery for me now.
I really used to like this when it first came out 15 years ago. It didn't seem quite as intense and floral then as it does now. A little teensy spritz lasts all day. It is easy to overdo it. I only wear it now once in a great while. A so-so perfume.
YECK!!! Several words come to my mind..."Beautiful" is not one of them PS: Chineseopera you are awesome! :)
Ugh... this is terrible. while i was searching for a fragrance for my wedding, i stumbled upon this... i smelled it on the card, it was ok... i bought it because my dh said it smelled nice... i care what my sweetie thinks and at the time i had no qualms with it, so i bought it. i walked out into the mall, took it out, sprayed some on my wrist, walked around, walked back into the store and returned it. not for me. very heavy, very cloying, very mature. it would have ruined my day :P
Hairspray. Try Beautiful Sheer, it's a vast improvement over this junk.
The only difference between this stuff and Aquanet is the holding power.
Beautiful is such a lovely scent, and it has amazing staying power. It was my mom's signature for years, and I remember her coming home from work smelling as gorgeous as when she left. I have worn it at times too, but at the moment I'm am playing with other scents. It's floral, feminine and bold - a true classic.
Beautiful is a heavy florally very feminine fragrance. I like it, but it should be used in moderation.
This is a review of EL Beautiful parfum, which is surprisingly well blended and well behaved if only one small touch is used. More quickly becomes overwhelming. While Beautiful is a complex floral bouquet,
I pick up rose and orange blossom predominantly, vetiver, and something like leather in
the basenotes of the drydown that I like a lot. EL could have gone lighter on the vetiver IMO.
i was hoping to like this scent, but instead, it was a little too pungent for my nose. almost smelled like a man's cologne!