Estee Lauder • Pleasures • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||53%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Sorry to those of you who love this, but this is horrible! The worst! I have a little sample bottle and I've tried wearing this several times. Not only did it make me nauseous; it caused a headache too. And I'm not usually sensitive to anything of this sort. This is a overly strong, harsh, sharp and bitter green scent. Perfumes sometimes don't last on my skin long, yet this one I couldn't get rid of with 3 washings! I can't imagine something like this even being on the market all this time. It smells like a cross between bug spray and an industrial cleaner. It practically makes my eyes water.
Some younger ladies call these fresh scents as "old lady" scents. I guess I'm considered an "old lady". And, this particular "old lady" doesn't like Pleasures! (And, BTW girls, "mature lady" or "mature woman" is insulting enough so "old lady" is really not complimentary. LOL. Just remember, you'll be "old" someday). :-)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Grey
Very matronly!! I would imagine this being good for wearing to a Bridge club playing marathon. It's a very sophisticated, mature, beautiful, elegant, classy, & distinctive scent. Like another MUAer mentioned, it's good for toning down cigarette smoke, well when they mingle together I think it smells good (I am weird I guess but I remember trying to eradicate cigarette smells off myself in high school using CK Escape coz I wasn't in high school after 95 ..... Ok I digress!!). This would be good to wear at your own wedding or give to your MiL as a gift set. I got a gift set for Xmas this year & it came with a PWP I received also with mature, matronly colors. That's how I would best describe the house of EL & all of their products. That's not a bad thing to me because I am an old lady spinster, so EL is one of my favest brands & I adore their fragrances & their lipstick is hands down incredible. Okay back to Pleasures, it is a classic, clean floral w no vanilla. Seems like companies are adding cheap vanilla as equating the vanilla as being more marketable to the younger set. Vanilla isn't necessary to have a good marketable perfume & to add it to everything cheapens the smell & makes it much too common, also too much vanilla makes it smell like an exotic dancer & EL has managed to completely avoid that tactic w Pleasures. The bottle is simple, elegant and utilitarian, but the cap is spartan, I wish they would have at least made a more well thought out cap design but the cap does what it's supposed to do to serve its function. Pleasures is my fave EL scent with Beautiful & White Linen nipping at their heels. I will always keep a bottle of some kind of EL scent around (well except Estée, Cinnabar, or the really nasty Youth Dew, these 3 make me gag). Not my HG because there are so many other fave scents i love (Pink Sugar, J'adore, Chanel Chance, Clinique Happy, et. Al).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This perfume was a hit when I was in High School in the late 90s as my friend would constantly wear it. it always reminded me of her. I have tried to wear it since then but ended up wasting it by throwing it away. Its very strong and ended up wearing me instead of the other way around. Its nice on others but I don't think I could ever buy it again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I have to give Pleasures credit, it blazed trails back in '95. The absolutely pristine, sparkling, soapy-green freshness of it was intoxicating when I first smelled it on a coworker. It was as if she had not only just stepped out of the bath, but was wearing around her neck the bar of expensive soap she'd used. There was a citrusy, leafy sharpness at the opening, followed by dewy and immaculate lilies and peonies. Pleasures, in its silkily cool perfection and its minimalist flacon, blasted our nasal passages clean after the heavy-handed Orientals and sweet, indolic florals of the '80s.
However, I can no longer wear Pleasures because its "revolutionary" outlook has been copied so very many times-- RL Romance, Clinique Happy, Curve, Miracle, Amazing Grace and half the new fragrance launches and flankers each year-- to the point that it feels boring, cliched, and really rather sterile. In attempting virginal cleanliness, Pleasures ultimately overshoots the mark and becomes sharp and pungent and quite synthetic. As do the many fragrances that borrowed Pleasures' idea. Pleasures may have been uber-modern 20 years ago, but ironically, it has driven me back to older classic fragrances that have a fleshier, warmer, more romantic feel.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I do not like it so much.
For me the smell is so strong that i instantly got a headache.
It is too old for an teenager like me. (I am very social and energetic girl)
I think this fragrance would suit older woman who is very gentle and calm.
But if my mom wears it, i would disagree.
It gets me real painful headache.
For mr it didn't get much pleasure at all.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I think Estee Lauder's pleasures is a very clean and fresh scent espcially after you let the perfume dry. I have to admit that when you first spray on the perfume, it is sooooo overpowering, it gave me a headache. But after about 5-10 minutes the overpowering scent diminishes and this nice, flowery, powdery scent comes out and it just smells awesome.
I knocked off one lippy because I know that I will have to endure a headache whenever I spray this perfume.
Personally, I would not get this perfume again because I imagine older people to wear this perfume (I'm only 19). But I will because it reminds me of my grandma who wore this scent and it evokes very sweet childhood memories for me when I was young.
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.