Well, I believe it's a totally different scent from sensuous or sensuous noir. On me the dominant note is coconut and remains dominant from beginning to the end. As time goes by, sandalwood and musk become more apparent, but still- coconut is what I get most. It's not a foody coconut smell though, more ''grown-up'' I'd say, like coconut milk.
The whole thing didn't impress me though, seems too watery and shy, I feel like something is missing here, not enough personality I guess. I waited to see if it would develop into something more interesting but no hope, after a couple of hours it dissapeared leaving no trace. I think it could be a nice one for people who like the escada vacation/casual vibe but are looking for something more sophisticated.
I was never interested in original Sensuous... not that it was bad, it was just too spicy and woody to me. I also am not a fan of sugarsweet fragrances... When I smelled Sensuous Nude, i actually really liked it! its not as spicy and woody as Sensuous with a a little sweetness to it, but in a really nice way.
I like this fragrance, its very lovely, however I am a bit disappointed in the longevity/staying power... for that reason I will not buy it again - but I love this fragrance for the autumn time and maybe even for spring - for that lovely sweetness :)
I like both Sensuous and Sensuous Noir so I was eagerly awaiting Nude when I read about it on the fragrance blogs. Went to Macy's to smell it and thought-meh. Too fruity, too blah and did not purchase it. Tried it again on another trip and couldn't stop sniffing my wrist. Every time I go to the mall I try it on and my daughter said " BUY IT ALREADY!!" I'm asking for it for Christmas because it makes me happy when I put it on even though it is not the kind of scent I usually go for. The problem is it only lasts an hour (if that) on me, but it is not expensive so I'm willing to reapply. Again-crap bottle!
I wish the bottle was more interesting, but it's plain & round but I suppose classic in a way. Nevertheless functional & fits nicely in the hand!
The scent has a beautiful suggestion of coconut, not overpowering at all. It's feminine & really non-offensive. One of those ones where you don't realise it's a perfume but you just think that person smells nice, then when you smell the perfume from the bottle you realise that's the one so-and-so wears. I really think you need to smell it for yourself to see if you like it as fragrance is such a personal thing, but if you like coconut I'd say you're likely to like it, & if not then you won't. I've decided to wear it for my wedding as it's got something about it which makes me think of weddings, not quite sure what! continued >>
This was just "meh" to me. It's very au courant! But I think you could find a better crack at a warm, sheer skin-scent. (Hypnose Senses, for one, NR for Her... or even Love, Chloe, which is a little different because it's a powdery take on a skin-scent.) I usually like Estee Lauder perfumes because they're mostly wearable and high quality... but this one seemed a little rushed to the shelves, somehow. I liked the idea of Sensuous Nude, but it didn't strike home for me. It smelled good, didn't last very long, and doesn't make me want to run out and buy a bottle. Sensuous and Sensuous Noir, however, I do enjoy, though I don't own them.
I love this perfume. Whereas, the regular Sensuous is more woody, Sensuous Nude smells milder and more floral. SN contains a beautiful, soft coconut scent. This fragrance is just sweet enough without being cloying. It stays close to the skin and is unoffensive. The fragrance is so well rounded with no sharpness. I would consider it creamy and comforting. Sort of like aromatherapy.
A sample Sensuous proved to not work for me at all - strong, synthetic aldehyde. And now a sample of Sensuous Nude, which I had so much hope for as a new, soft, sensual 'skin scent' (evocative of the word "Nude") is actually stronger on me than its big sister!
Sensuous Nude screams coconut on my skin! That one note (which I can't stand), seems to permeate the top/middle/bottom notes of this scent much to my amazement.
I am not great at describing notes in fragrances, but this one starts out kind of powdery and then turns more spicy. I would not describe it as a floral. It's very slightly sweet but not at all cloying. It is definitely a "warm" scent, which would be pretty to wear in the fall. I liked it overall, but probably not enough to purchase the full size.
One of my favorite perfumes! I usually prefer crisp florals, but I am glad I added this woodsy one to my collection! Makes me feel all warm and bare skin like. I usually get migraines from most perfumes and the fact that I don't from this is a huge plus!
I had read where the fragrance Sensuous and it's flankers (noir and nude) are EL's attempt to break into the niche market.
Sensuous nude is more to me like a skin scent. Where the fragrance drys down to hover immediately over the skin. The dry down hovered so close to my skin that even I had to press my nose against my arm to smell it. I didn't take points off for that.
According to Fragrantica (which I am also a member):
Top Notes: Bergamot, mandarin orange, pink pepper, pepper
Middle notes: Musk, Jasmine, lily of the valley, coconut, honey
Base notes: amber, vanilla, woodsy notes, heliotrope, sandlewood.
On opening I get pepper with bergamot. The middle notes for me on my skin are honey and jasmine. The dry down is what I like about this and that is the sandlewood, woodsy notes and amber and lots of vanilla. Not foody vanilla. Smooth round ambery vanilla.
The problem is I don't care for skin scents (which again I did not count off for) what I did count off for is that this scent doesn't last on my skin past 2 hours. Even when I layered it with the body cream of the same fragrance. So points off for it not lasting which seems to be a complaint among a lot of women that I know have used it.