Average Rating 4.7/5
Review by ChildOfTheMoon
As a fan of Youth Dew edp I had to try this oil which actually predates the edp. According to Estee Lauder site, this fragrance was first marketed as a bath oil, which encouraged women to buy it for themselves rather than having men buy it for them. (guess that made more sense in 1953). Women could greedily indulge in this spicy concoction by their own choice- and by doing so they helped turn this scent into a legend.
Thanks to Youth Dew's timeless appeal, and EL's loyalty to their classics, here I am 56 years later, and I deem this fragrance more magnificent, stunning, complete, complex, rich, sensual... than any other created before or after it. Truly, nothing can compete with this piece of art. This is a perfect blend of woods, spices and flowers. I recognize patchouli, moss, clove, cinnamon and rose. Youth Dew smells intensely dark, luxurious and seductive. It has that rich liquor warmth to it and sinfully addictive qualities best comparable to dark chocolate. It would smell equally alluring on a man as on a woman.
Only difference between the bath oil and the edp seems to be that the oil is more concentrated which makes it warmer and spicier, while the edp is a bit sharper. Both versions are extremely potent and a light spray/drop will do per application. I own both versions (+ back ups!) and can safely say that I'm addicted forever. The edp bottle is gorgeous, with its hourglass shape and golden ribbon. The bath oil bottle is simpler, but still elegant and practical for travel. Thank you Estee!!!