Estee Lauder • Pleasures • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||53%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought the minis set of Estee Lauder and hated all of them, they are all generic and undimensional and boring
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
IT STINKS I HATE FLORALS!!! IT SMELLS LIKE WET DOG WITH PERFUME! !!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This, I gotta have again once my other fragrances are done. Totally one of my favorites. I tend to be nostalgic with perfumes, and this one seems to top it all since I already finished 2 bottles (I don't normally use the same perfume consecutively). It lasted for a year or so and I forgot about it for quite some time, but I'd love to have one again. I'm not good in describing scents, but it's definitely a yes for me for everyday use.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I don't know what it is about all EL fragrances, but they are way too generic for me. Strong, and generic. I sprayed this once on me, and i had to wash it off immediately, as I knew I would soon have a terrible headache if i didn't.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I loved Pleasures the minute it came out in 1995. However, as at least one other reviewer mentioned, I have noticed that this perfume goes bad fairly quickly. I have other perfumes that have lasted almost 20 years without going bad, even though I know that one should not hold on to old perfume. I may purchase it again, but in much smaller bottles. I like to rotate perfumes and have many of them, so having one that goes bad fairly quickly is so disappointing to me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I wore this years ago when I all I wore were EL fragrances. I started out with White Linen, my signature scent for years. Then moved on to Beautiful, Knowing, and then Pleasures. The other day, a patient sat down in my dental chair and I immediately recognized her scent. "You're wearing, Pleasures, right?" Yes, she said, impressed. (I wish they had a game show, Name That Scent, I would be a contender.) Anyway, she reminded me why I haven't worn this fragrance in many years: it's too much. Despite it's obvious popularity and half a dozen hybrids (Delight, Intense, Exotic, etc), this stuff is bound to get you noticed. I know that's the point of wearing fragrance, but in this case, it's too much of a good thing. I say steer clear of this one because you are bound to offend. Perhaps the new "eau fraiche" version will offer a toned down alternative that we can all live with..
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got this as a sample at the Estee Lauder counter. The sample was so conveniently packaged to carry around in my purse and I loved the smell. I'm a big fan of floral perfumes and this encapsulated everything I love in perfume. Will buy a bottle at my next visit to the Duty Free!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Pleasures is a classy, beautiful and joyful crisp clean floral. i loved it from the first sniff back in 1995 and it was the only fragrance i had and wanted, it used to get me many compliments. then,one day a co-worker with whom i shared the office asked me what i was wearing and naively i told her, she showed up the next morning wearing MY beloved Pleasures. well, for me wearing the same fragrance as another woman in the room is like wearing the same outfit ( to my delight no one ever complimented her,ba ha ha. to steal awomans scent right under her nose and without any premission is a BIG no no); so, sadly for a few years i avoided pleasures but always enjoyed catching wafts of it here and there. normally i never go back and rebuy a perfume once it's finished but for the sake of nostalgia i bought a botlle because somehow i just can't be without it. to me Pleasures is a must have fragrance, suitable for every age, occasion or season.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
Inoffensive but boring, 1-dimensional sheer floral. I feel it lacks personality or taste - I would consider it a good bland scent for a teen to keep them sweet and fresh for after sports. If you can justify paying through the nose when there are much cheaper scents around that smell as good! I don't find it a "work suitable" fragrance. Because it smells like diluted "air freshener" it gives me the feeling that the wearer has constantly just arrived back from a heavy duty bathroom break and had used the air freshener can. I once had a work colleague who wore "Pleasures" and it constantly gave me the impression she was either slacking off in the bathroom all the time or had really bad bowel issues! Dropped a lippy because there is a faint sourness that intensifies when it goes off. Which it does far more quickly than any of my other regular perfumes (smells of faintly of urine, increasing the "bathroom freshener" appeal). Keep in a dark drawer for sure.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I got a small bottle from somewhere, so I put this on today. I am with the people who find this horrible! It is nauseating to me. I couldn't wait to wash it off. I threw the bottle out.
I note that it has Patchouli in it. That must be what makes it repulsive to me.
One of life's simple pleasures.
Fresh as flowers after a rain, this sheer, shimmering floral is a spirited blend of Lilies, Peonies and Jasmine, all tingling with the rare essence of exotic Baie Rose.
Never sweet, ever fresh, it delights your senses with pleasure after pleasure.
Fragrance Type: Sheer Floral
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I know someone that wears this and it smells like a nice soap on her. Sooo beautiful. She always smells fresh and clean for the whole day when she wears it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I can remember the first time I smelled this fragrance: I was still a teenager and someone gave it to my mum as a birthday present. It was so delicious that I was immediately captivated. Smelled like freshly cropped flowers and cool spring breeze, clean and feminine. Since then, I started to regularly spritz from my mum's bottle whenever I had an important date or wanted to feel pampered. Eventually, she understood that with me using it, the fragrance wouldn't last more than a few months, so it would be better for her to give me a new bottle. And so a love affair started.
Currently it is still one of my favorite spring/summer scents, as it feels very light and remains present without being too invasive. Metaphorically, it is like wearing a sheer, see-though fabric, like linen or lace. You feel dressed, but not dressed-up. The staying power is overall good, but works better in the hot seasons, when you need to extend the freshly showered skin feeling and are not wearing a lot of layers of clothes, which would hide and almost cancel the scent.
The body lotion from the same line works just as good, and I usually save it for my toilet bag when I am travelling (it is more handy than carrying a glass bottle in my luggage and the small size is very airport-friendly).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this fragrance. I'm actually on my third bottle of Pleasures. I buy the 1.7 fl oz ones just because I don't like huge bottles of perfume and I always thought I might switch to a different scent after the bottle.. but I always find myself going back to the store for a new bottle after depleting the old. I really love the scent and I use it everyday. There were a couple times, strangers (men, too!) came up and asked me what I use too!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This fragrance truly is a pretty, feminine fragrance, and I do love the smell of it. However, when I wear it I don't really feel the "oomph". It really smells pleasant but nothing that I would call unforgettable.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I didn't really want this one to be my HG-- I'd love it to be something offbeat, dark, or retro-- but truthfully I just love this fragrance for everyday wear and it is the ONLY one in my collection that my husband simply adores and considers a turn-on. I remember the big raise-the-roof hype about this when it came out in '95-- So fresh! So clean! Such a relief from bombastic florientals, syrupy vanillas, and stuffy chypres! It was the first time "sheer" had been used to describe a fragrance. Pleasures ushered in a whole new crop of bright, soapy, aquatic florals that grows every year (including the endless "sheer" and "summer" versions of popular scents). But IMHO, it's still the best by far.
Oddly, at the time Pleasures came out I thought it was dull. I was in my early 20s and really into making a "grown up' statement with heavier scents like Knowing and Eternity. I didn't rediscover Pleasures for 15 years. Then, fate: a mislabeled Pleasures gift set at Marshalls for $7.99 (yeah, I knew the tag was wrong but the cashier said nothing so I did too). It's been straight-up love ever since. This is simply a beautiful experience on my skin, start to finish. The brisk green hit of freshly-watered spring- flower bouquet eases into soft hints of rose and lily, and a backdrop of wonderfully clean patchouli that all combine to give a feel of having bathed with an incredibly elegant soap. I just feel so pretty, put-together, and comfortable in Pleasures-- and it must rub off on the spouse because he can't get enough.
So two caveats. First, Pleasures is a fragrance that spoils quickly. If the juice inside is the slightest bit yellow, the scent has begun to age and will smell more sour, urine-like, and "weedy" particularly in the dry-down. I solve the problem by only buying the 0.5-ounce bottles directly from EL and storing them in the fridge. Yes, it may seem silly to spend $30 on a half-ounce when the larger bottles are better value, but this stuff is seriously concentrated and the EDP wears like a parfum. It lasts ALL day-- Lauder-style. Second caveat is that this one doesn't translate well into lotion and cream form. I've gotten various vintages of the lotion and body cream over the years and disliked them all. So I avoid the giftsets because to me, the lotion smells like expired Pleasures EDP.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am surprised when I see negative reviews of Estee Lauder's Pleasures. This is probably my most favorite fragrance ever. I have been on the hunt for my signature scent since 7th grade and I believe this is it. Which does surprise me (being that it's 'just' a cosmetics companys fragrance) when I've tried everything from Chanel to Juciy Couture and everything in between.
My mom wore Pleasures while I was growing up. In class recently, the girl next to me smelled SO GOOD and I immediately remembered the scent and knew it was Pleasures. Sure enough, it was. Her words exactly were "I always go back to Pleasures..." and I think that says alot. I knew I had to have it.
I feel so confident and feminine wearing Pleasures. It isn't and offensive perfume. When I smell this on other people, I never think "omgsh their perfume smells so good", or I never even think 'perfume' when I smell this on other people. I simply think they just smell good. They smell clean, fresh, and right out of the shower. It is a floral, but a clean floral. I don't get the whole "bathroom spray" that other reviewers are talking about. I think thats absurd, actually.
As for reviewers complaining about the 'blah' bottle...you get what you pay for. The bottle isn't 3 different colors with intricate cuts and a lid the size of my palm. If you want an intricate, elaborate bottle..you pay for one. This fragrance is affordable compared to alot of perfumes out there. $30 will get you .5oz, $55 for 1.7oz, and $75 for 3.4oz. The .5oz is perfect for your handbag.
And it LASTS!!! It lasts ALL DAY LONG. Pleasures smells so amazing, every time I spray it on my wrist I have to inhale my wrist. I can't get enough of it.
Pleasures is definitely 'Signature Scent' worthy.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I tried Pleasures today, I got a sample yesterday at a department store. It smelled different than before. Before it seemed to me that the top notes were harsh. Now I feel the softness right away. It is similar to the way Pleasures Bloom smells, that it is soft and easy to smell from the beginning.
I also tried Pleasures Intense today and it seems also reformulated to smell softer since the beginning. It seemed harsh to me at the top not before. Would it be that they have been reformulated to take away that harshness that I did not like or my sense of smell changed?
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Pleasures is a pleasant floral that is neither too sweet nor too sharp. I love the freshness of lilacs and jasmine, which is how Pleasures smells to me for quite a while. Eventually, Pleasures turns a little warmer, probably from the sandalwood and patchouli. Overall, I think Pleasures is a nice combination of clean flowers and a tiny bit of spice.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm a HUGE fan of this product for the following reasons:
You have to understand that when purchasing a fragrance the final scent will be different from one person to another. Having said that, I received this fragrance as a sample in Ulta's weekly ad magazines and I held on to this sample for approximately three weeks.
The scent on this piece of paper alone smelled very feminine and clean, which is what originally interested me. I applied the sample to my wrists and the scent was a nice faint floral to begin with but after my personal scent mixed with the fragrance it blossomed into a very rich and warm scent that was still faint (not as obvious as perfumes can be) but noticeable. I wore this sample one day a week for three weeks and I finally decided to purchase this product.
After coming home with my full size bottle I immediately applied one spritz to my freshly cleaned and moisturized left wrist. One spritz was able to transfer to my right wrist, both of the insides of my elbows and on both sides behind my ears. The scent was diffused right away and after about an hour I didn't even notice it myself. However, at the end of the day when my husband got home he was able to smell "something pleasant and sweet" on me without it being completely obvious that it was a new perfume.
To wrap up this ridiculously long review, my word of advice is to give this product a try on yourself for a few weeks. What works for me might not work for you and this is particularly true when it comes to fragrances. The facts about this perfume is that it is a very subtle and romantic scent, it isn't overpowering right out of the bottle and it is long wearing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
On first application I feel it smells kind of spicy and then the scent diffuses into a floral aroma. Lasts for quite a while which means practically the whole day. A light spray is required else it could be overpowering .Yes I really liked the scent, have given a four not to take anything away from the product but because I didn't have any other EL fragrance to compare with.