Estee Lauder • Youth Dew • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a very sensual and sexy fragrance. It's ultra concentrated so a little goes a long way. Men love it when I wear it. Again, just a touch does the trick. Very woodsy but feminine.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love Youth Dew. Mom wore it and I sometimes wear it too. The thing I most love about Youth Dew is the way it lasts. In the old days when Youth Dew first came out, you used to get a little bottle of fragrance to put into your dryer to make clothes smell sweet and Youth Dew smells exactly like dryer scent; which is not a bad thing.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
i this is a MUST HAVE for me.. why? for reasons only marcel proust would understand:
my mom wore this in the mid to late 1960s, and she would bend over to kiss me goodnight and i would smell it. i was born in 1963, so in 1966 or so, i didnt know it was perfume she wore, i thought it was her natural scent. this is what moms are supposed to smell like, and if you had a good mom, it evokes good, happy memories. this will never ever ever be a bad choice of fragrance for me.
odd, my mom, now in her 80s.. wears ANGEL by Theirry Mugler!!! alas and alack-- it isnt the same...
i like wear youth dew now and then...reminds me of home..
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Just to be clear on the enormous difference between YD spray and YD bath oil: the spray is by far the worst thing I have ever applied to my skin (the aldehydes remind me of bug spray or disinfectant, and I literally gag!) and the bath oil is among my very favorite scents in the world. So please, if you are intrigued by this non-conformist classic, try the bath oil before you decide! It's a better bargain anyway-- it's nearly 100% pure fragrance oil and lasts forever.
I sprinkle YD bath oil in my bath, and when I get out, I rub a few more drops between my hands and apply all over. The whole bathroom soon has that haunting YD aura of complexity: soft, cool rosy/powdery notes melded with rich spices. It is glamour and sex, old-school style. Makes me want to put on matte red lips and pearls. A beautiful, instantly recognizable scent that has made it nearly 60 years for good reason. A fragrant delight for those who enjoy woodsy, spicy, sillage-rich potions.
As some others have said, YD can be challenging to wear if you are used to sweeter and more sheer modern scents. On me, there is the initial lovely powder, then about 30 minutes of very musky jasmine (not my favorite), and then it settles into a spicy, luscious skin scent. When I dab on Youth-Dew, I feel like I'm having a relationship with a very complicated but stimulating person who is definitely going to keep my interest for the next 8 hours. And I like that!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
You'll certainly knock 'em out with this one! This will destroy your nasal cavity with one breath. There's nothing subtle about this 'fragrance', it's a migrane waiting to happen. It's giving me a headache just reminding myself of its scent. My mum used to wear it on special occasions but it had the same effect as sitting in a room filled with cigarette smoke. Burning eyes, difficulty in breathing, feeling stifled - *bleurgh!!!*. It was such a relief when she ditched it and moved on ...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
goodness me i never thought i would use the Old Lady term for any perfume but this is Old lady i'm afraid. probably a great nostalgia perfume.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This fragrance just would never work for me. Its way to earthy and grassy in my opinion. I realize its a classic and I think its wonderful that its still around for those who love it. Its just not my type of thing. I will say I really like that Estee Lauder doesnt mess around with its bottles once they make them. They keep the designs the way they were. That being said I think they should make new bottles for new scents. I hate that all the spinoffs of "Beautiful" have the same bottles and name for that matter. The same for the whole "Pleasures" thing. I give Lauder credit for keeping most of the fragrances they have made still available.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
As someone who used to work for Lauder, I have noticed that virtually every scent they have smells like the decade it was released during. In my mind, this makes all of their scents more retro than classic. Youth Dew smells like the '50s. It is heavy, resinous and sticky, smelling much like a suburban spice cabinet. While it was chic during its day, it would take a very special person to wear this scent today. Take my advice and don't "dew" it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
Many of the negative reviews of this much-maligned classic are indeed hilarious, I loved the "other-species-ish, bizarro world" bit in one revew. It just goes to show how out of sync my tastes and inclinations are with the maistream in our era....I loved Youth Dew from my first sniff, and I still find it mind-boggling that anyone could actually find it unpleasant. It's a rich, deep, dark, honeyed-floral, resinous, spiced delight, which smells like it contains a large proportion of true natural essences. The patchouli in this definitely makes itself known, which may account for many of the negative reactions to it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
i smelled a whiff of this once.... and thought it was the sickest stuff ever-EVER. beyond that, please, no one should ever wear this! please spare our noses the sick,rotten smell of this "perfume", if you can call it that. just the worst mistake you could do....might have worked like in the 50s or something, but NOT today. i cringe at the thought of smelling this again. should be taken off the market-forever!