Estee Lauder • Tuscany Per Donna • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This has to be my top 3 perfumes. Its sensual, sweet, woody, flirty, mysterious all at once.
It lasts a long time and I love smelling it on me. I got my first bottle at 17 from my dad when he came back from an overseas trip and somewhere in the next 17 years, I stopped using this and completely forgot about it.
Now that I found it again, I purchased this online from an Australian retailer. I am so lucky to have found this again.
It seems it is no longer made by Aramis but by Estee Lauder. No biggie, it smells the same so girls, don't worry. There is no difference.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have a huge affection for Estée Lauder fragrances. My first perfume ever was Beautiful and my Grandmother wore Youth Dew. But TPD is undoubtably the best. I first wore this in the mid 90's and loved it so much. I was ecstatic to find it again recently online. Why did they take this little beauty away? The mind boggles! Anyway, for me this perfume has it all. I keep it for special occasions and tend to wear it more in winter because it has a soft spiciness and warmth to it. My everyday scent is Senuous Nude so as much as I try and step away from the Estée Lauder counter I just can't! They just suit me and they are so beautiful and elegant (mostly). TPD is no exception. I'm writing this so they will never consider the unthinkable and discontinue the most perfect fragrance around. Ps..my boyfriend loves them both. He practically drinks them in. What more could you want? :) x
EDIT: I have gone so off this perfume! It's weird because I so loved it :( It just smells like the 80's to me now. I have given it away. I also left my boyfriend who loved it...so many that's why. Emotional connection to smell thing. So long Tuscany..
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This is my absolutely favorite and has been my signature fragrance for close to thirty years (since my mom gave me the first bottle as a present). I haven't found any perfume in all these years that comes even close to it. It misses the musk that most woody perfumes seem to have and which I don't like, develops into a very warm nice full-bodied fragrance on my skin. I even love to smell the scarf the next day after wearing it. I've been buying it on ebay for years now as I also thought it was discontinued. In fact, it appears to be available from esteelauder.com in the US and is only discontinued in Europe. I wish Estee Lauder would change that and make it available in Europe.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Bob Mackie, except weaker and 3 times more expensive. Sticking to the Mackie...a total no-brainer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This is one of the most beautiful perfumes ever made, I am gutted it is now discontinued, You can still pick it up on ebay from time to time, I was lucky to get a 100ml bottle, and I have now bought another 50ml bottle as I never want to run out, This is an evening scent which is exotic spicy and musky, I dont like light floral scents, whenever I wear this my husband comments right away, he loves it. I just wish Aramis would decide to bring this back!!!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
This is a nice, strong, evening scent with good lasting power. The top notes are made of rose, citrus and Mediterranean herbs. In the heart of the composition there are jasmine, carnation, honeysuckle and peony. Sandalwood, amber and vanilla are in the base.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is one of two heavier scents I wear. The other is Lou Lou. I get LOADS of compliments when I wear this scent. It is however now rather hard to come by. I lived over seas years ago and purchased the body cream, which was in a short, round, tapered frosted glass container. The package was gorgeous, and it went on like silk. The smell was HEAVENLY. Not quite as heavy as the perfume. No need for layering because it is heady enough on its own. If they EVER brought back the body cream I would purchase THREE of them. The smell is spicy, a little sweet, very exotic, sexy, and sensual. Gee, can ya tell I LOVE this perfume?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I used to wear this 10 yrs ago back in high school. Loved it then and still do. I'm probably the only one of my friends who has it (seems that it's not too popular) but that's okay with me. This along with Pink Sugar is my signature scent.
It is a bit floral with a sweet and spicy notes. I'm not into spice, but this one is subtle. I love it!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
It's a shame this lovely scent is getting harder and harder to find. On me it's a warm ambery floral with a hint of spice. Good sillage and lasting power. I prefer the EDP over the extrait, which is too rich for my liking. Not an office scent IMO, but fabulous for an evening out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I got a small bottle of this on Ebay, so maybe it's old or something. . . anyway, this fragrance hates me, and the feeling is mutual.
On my skin, there's an unpleasant whiff of urinal cake. This, um, complication, of course, leads to one giant no. Never again. Not on your life. Here's your one way ticket to my trash can.
Farewell, Tuscany per donna.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I really like this fragrance. I used to wear it all the time in highschool and recently turned a friend on to it. Some say it is spicy some say sweet. I get a little tiny bit of both, all I know is thaT it is warm and comforting. It is a good all around fragrance for when you want to smell nice, a bit sensual but not too much. It is not offensive at all, at least on my chemistry. Not totally original or super-great but still good enough to have around for me.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I used to wear this back in the 90's and remember it being such a sensuous fragrance.For a moment I thought this fragrance was discontinued or just MIA for some time. I guess limited distribution is a better term for it's infrequent availability. I finally bought a bottle for myself this year from Ulta. I do believe it's also available at the Estee Lauder counters in Dillards. It's also available to purchase on line from most high end department stores.
The notes for Tuscany Per Donna are as follows:
Top Notes: Rose, Muguet, Citrus, Mediterranean Herbs
Middle Notes: Jasmine, Carnation, Honeysuckle, Peony
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Amber, Vanilla
The sandalwood/amber/vanilla accord really blooms with my chemistry. I also get a little bit of the rose & jasmine. The sillage is decent, but as will EL fragrances, it can be a bit strong at first. It's lasting power is also decent (6 hours). It's somewhat like Guerlain Samsara, but only lighter & less jasmine. I used to wear Samsara as well, but Samsara was more feisty & even testy. If you applied too much, you risked getting the indolic notes. So far, I hadn't experienced this with Tuscany Per Donna.
I will say that this scent has gotten me many compliments from the men I work with this week.
Would I buy it again? Definitely. I just wish the executives at Estee Lauder would bring back the lotion for this & Cinnabar. IMO, they are focusing too much on their Pleasures and White Linen and Beautiful lines. I understand that those are their top sellers, but I feel it's because they are being pushed more than the other fragrances.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I've been using this scent off and on for years. My chemistry definitely loves these stronger oriental scents which turns some off. Fragrances don't normally last long on me, but Tuscany, the Burberry's, Aromatics, Opium, Hypnose, etc. actually smell amazing on me. They tend to dry down to a soft, expensive, and sophisticated scent on me, making people ask what I have on. Tuscany will always be a staple in my collection on the days when the weather is cooler and I want to smell spicy.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Tuscany per Donna was the very first perfume I owned, purchased when I began my belated, but life-long interest in fragrances.
As far as it being discontinued, I recently came across it at a local department store, and happily purchased it again after a number of years without it in my life.
True, it isn't prominently displayed with the other Estee Lauder fragrances, and I agree it doesn't have the marketing or following of more well known scents (I snagged the last bottle they had in stock, as it turns out).
However, this scent, after years of my seldom wearing it, is still the best, most flattering, most deeply yet delicately nuanced compliment I could ever hope to have.
And compliment me it does. :)
To set the record straight, Tuscany per Donna is now owned and marketed by Estee Lauder, but was released by Aramis back in 1992. It is neither a new scent, nor an original Estee Lauder scent as mentioned somewhere else.
And no, it isn't for everyone; chemistry and other issues factor into that. I was too young to appreciate it when I first wore it, but after coming back to it recently (thanks to a bottle I'd evidently saved and forgotten about, which is STILL as good, if not better, than I remember it being), I find I've finally become the woman who is worthy of its casual sophistication.
A class act all the way; presentation, bottle, and scent. Sometimes people think they're wearing a fragrance, when it's really the other way around. For me, it isn't even a question of my "wearing" anything. It's so much a part of me that people merely notice I smell good, "like me only better"......and that's the way it should be!
I've enjoyed and worn other scents as well, but this is THE one and only, and I realize it now.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have been sampling this here and there for months - this is one of my favorite EL fragrances so far, and the one that best suits me of the few that actually 'work' with my chemistry. The only problem is that it does not last very long at all on me - I'm talking minutes here - and that is the only reason that I would not buy it. Too bad because it is truly a lovely, sensual scent. Sugar and spice and sun on tanned skin. Smelling this makes me envision a suntanned Jackie O type woman dripping in gold, lounging poolside in a Pucci bikini enjoying a Bellini. UPDATE: This one goes slightly weird on me, on some days. Curses!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This has been one of my favorite fragrances for a long time. I thought it had been discontinued, but I bought a bottle at Macy's not too long ago, and I've also seen it at Nordstrom's website. It's one of the few perfumes I can wear without it turning on me, and my hubby loves it. It's highly sensual & romantic, but be careful...it's strong, and you don't need much. I usually just spray it into the air and walk through the mist very quickly. It has incredible staying power, so use a light hand and you'll be fine. The bottle is nothing special, but some perfumes that have gorgeous bottles really smell like Raid on me, so it's really no big deal. All in all, this is one of my favorites for fall and winter wear. It's a bit much for spring and summer.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Owwweee horrid and a half! Thankfully, I just sprayed this on during a shopping trip. Unfortunately, I went to lunch after. The cloying smell is so nauseating I kept trying to wash it off with the condensation on the outside of my glass....and then, finally, with my napkin dipped in iced tea. By the end of the meal I wanted to chop my arm off at the elbow but ran to the restroom instead to scrub my arm like a surgeon. What has happened to Estee Lauder? The company used to make some nice smelling fragrances but the past few years they seem to have gone to stink city for their new perfumes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I've alternated between this and Chanel #5 for years and years. This is my husband's favorite, and I recently repurchased a bottle. The saleswoman said it has not been discontinued, but they do not get a lot of it in at a time. Hope she was right...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a lovely traditional warm oriental type of fragrance. It has wonderful staying power also. I used it in the 90's for a couple of years. I recently smelled it again and I can see why it still has such a strong following. The name I believe just means Tuscany for Women. No big secret. The bottle is okay. I dont think Lauder is that famous for great bottle shapes really. They do however make so of the longest lasting scents around.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is just smelly and I am very surprised so many people like this. I even hate the name of it. Tuscany Per Donna, what is that? It is very corpse like and dead meat smelling to me. Even garbage can stinky. hmm, I'll have to go smell it again, I must be confused, I thought this one was right down at the bottom of the EL scents. Smells like rotting garbage to me.