Youth-Dew Eau de Parfum

Youth-Dew (Eau de Parfum) by Estēe Lauder
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7.7 / 10 452 Ratings
A popular perfume by Estēe Lauder for women. The release year is unknown. The scent is spicy-oriental. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
Layers well with Green Tea (Eau Parfumée)
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Main accords

Spicy
Oriental
Floral
Woody
Resinous

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
AldehydesAldehydes LavenderLavender NarcissusNarcissus OrangeOrange BergamotBergamot PeachPeach RoseRose
Heart Notes Heart Notes
CinnamonCinnamon CloveClove SpicesSpices CarnationCarnation CassiaCassia JasmineJasmine Lily of the valleyLily of the valley Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang OrchidOrchid
Base Notes Base Notes
AmberAmber BenzoinBenzoin FrankincenseFrankincense OakmossOakmoss PatchouliPatchouli Peru balsamPeru balsam Tolu balmTolu balm MuskMusk VanillaVanilla VetiverVetiver

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
7.7452 Ratings
Longevity
9.0352 Ratings
Sillage
8.6349 Ratings
Bottle
7.7350 Ratings
Value for money
8.669 Ratings
Submitted by Sani, last update on 24.04.2024.

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Can777

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The fountain of youth
It was already very late in the evening. She sat in her bedroom in front of the dressing table, looked in the mirror and brushed her still long, but meanwhile white and fine hair. She had already grown very, very old. After her ninetieth birthday, she had stopped counting. She had survived her husband, who was her greatest love, and even her only child. Life hasn't been nice for her for a long time. Her body hurt and her soul became darker and darker. She already knew in the morning that this day would end differently than usual. She still had a date with an old, trusted friend she felt somehow. She wanted to look good for it. So she started putting on makeup. Not much, just a little. A little lipstick, mascara and powder. Just like old times. A lot sooner! And she wanted to smell good for her date. So she reached for the slim bottle with the small golden bow. She hadn't used it in decades. There wasn't much left in him, but it would be enough for tonight. She looked at herself again in the mirror before closing her eyes and perfuming herself with the scent. Gently the fragrant fog lay on them. And with her eyes still closed, a soft sigh of contentment came from her!

When she opened her eyes again, she looked at herself again in the mirror. She looked into another reflection. She wasn't old and frail anymore. She was young and beautiful again. Her skin was smooth, flawless and soft like a peach. The long, wavy hair was reddish brown, full and shiny in the most spicy colors of the Orient. The skin on her cleavage and collarbone was so smooth and even that it reflected the light through the slightly oily perfume she had just sprayed on. The lips were full and sensual and her face was perfect and angelic. Inside her she felt the passion and the hot fire of youth flowing. It flowed through her veins like spicy-warm and liquefied cinnamon. She felt the passion, strength and power of her self within herself. She was a desirable young woman full of unrestrained and unbridled energy. In her mind's eye, the torn and smoky scraps of her life joined together like resinous-sweet and vanilla petals and made her smile. She looked herself once again deep into the shining, amber eyes of her own and youthful self and smiled at herself deeply satisfied and very knowing!

Then she got up and walked slowly and without looking in the mirror again in the direction of her bed. Only once she turned around and looked at the now empty perfume bottle and thought in silence. "Youth is not easy. She's much, much more. It is heavy, rich and profound. And it consists of imperishable, timeless beauty." Then she sat down on her bed and smoothed the pillow and her nightgown again, lay down and turned off the light on her bedside table. She closed her eyes. She was very tired but happy when a voice deep inside her whispered softly in her ear: "Are you ready? Her date was there!..and she whispered back into the darkness before falling asleep with a gentle and peaceful smile: I'm ready, let's go my long-awaited friend,...I'm good for you now!

Fragrances are like souls of flowers; you can feel them even in the realm of shadows.
-Joseph Joubert-

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Serenissima

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Serenissima
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67 years old and still no wrinkles
Not that wrinkles are a bad thing; on the contrary: they usually bring out the personality of a person to its fullest extent.
But, between you and me: My personality is not very important to my reflection! One-sided and incorruptible, as it is, it only shows what it sees!
(And sometimes I wish for black paint to smear this merciless guy!)

But let's leave that alone: it's about "Youth Dew"; the fragrant youth dew with which Estée Lauder awakened American women from their lethargy of fragrance in 1953.
Her wake-up call was: "Don't wait until the men give you a perfume that you might not like. Stand by yourself: You have a choice now!"
At any time a courageous statement, which was also underlined by the advertising slogan:
"Youth Dew", the world's most sex-radiating perfume!"
"Youth Dew" turns men's heads and gives women a sense of luxury!"
That's another statement.
Imagine that: In the America of 1953, this woman talks about sex and even posters this statement!
Wow!

But it still lasts today: "Youth Dew" is the scent of a femme fatale: strong, spicy oriental!
Even this dark liquid alone has something tempting, holds secrets.
The top note: mainly carried by narcissus, orange blossom, peach and rose; accompanied by radiant aldehydes floating with joy.
Then the magic garden of Aphrodite opens: the aromatic feathery carnation is flanked by heavy-blooded jasmine and no less present lily of the valley. They all form the radiant face of this youthful dew.
Orchid, in a vanilla-similar scent dress, and the yellow flower tendrils of Ylang-Ylang embrace the previously created warmly.
But this is not enough for the goddess: fire and sensual warmth are needed! Cloves, warm-scented cinnamon, certainly also some black pepper and other secret spices enliven and open the fragrance gate wide for the erotic.
They all come, because nobody wants to be missing in this illustrious circle: Oak moss and vetiver give an earthy depth. Creamy vanilla meets balsamic and exotic scents, which join them before the spicy and resinous abundance of benzoin unfolds: dark, sensual curls!
Darling Patchouli in the dark brown gold infused scent flow introduces hot-blooded musk into this great composition.
But that is not all. The great seducers of the fragrance world are still missing:
Amber and incense!
They perform, accompanied by a flourish: "Youth Dew" is complete!
With what opulent, caressing and charming success!
One wears this rich scented garment for many hours; noble and filled with the dark and glowing secrets of a woman; a woman who is no longer quite young!
Because the real secrets are hidden and rest in the experience of years!

And finally, words from the real woman, Estée Lauder, who built a cosmetic empire that still lasts. A woman who knew what she was talking about "A perfume is like a new dress. It makes you just beautiful!"
Let's just follow her: Beautiful as we already are!
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Leimbacher

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The Jungfernquelle
"Youth-Dew" is a legend and has been under my nose before. I could even imagine my mother wearing it for a while. Even if I was still in my stomach. Or at least super young. But really testing, on my skin, I could only now... and he's a hammer! Still, forever.

"Youth-Dew" I'd call oriental floral, but he's much more than that. A cinnamon dream of velvet and silk. Sweaty disco queen. Musk cow with Pömps. All Inclusive Spice. Tigress looking for prey. Grandma in suspenders. Attic and "playroom" in one. Christian Grey's teacher. A weekend in natural costume. Free choice of partners on the steamboat. Swinger party without shame. Buffy Mother of Hearts. Untouchable myth. The moving woman. Head cinokitzler. A pillow full of juice and love. Crying in the Discotheque. And loving it.

Flacon: unfortunately I only have a simple Mini...
Sillage: B-O-M-B-E
Shelf life: also - 12 hours (and I have the Eau de Cologne!!!)

Conclusion: between sexy youth delusion and contemplative old-age wisdom - "Youth-Dew" is still a breaker. Highly erotic and his very own thing. A full woman and still THE figurehead of Estee Lauder. Smashing hit!
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pudelbonzo

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Antigone and the Dew of Youth
My ma wore Youth Dew for a while - which I liked to see in her.

Although I am clearly younger than her, the dew of youth stood better to her face than to me.

But when I was about to go to the theatre, I dressed up - and found this elegant fragrance to match my chosen wardrobe.

I came to sit next to an acquaintance in the theatre - but she greeted me coolly with the words: What kind of scent is that? But it's hard !
I answered embarrassingly touched, that was the scent of my ma.
The acquaintance replied with regret: Mamma mia.

While the overambitious Antigone stomped across the stage and stirred up a lot of dust, I enjoyed my spicy flowery scent, which I had sparingly dosed.
I found that its fullness was a match for antiquity - and also for the stirring game of Antigone .

When we got up for a break, the acquaintance spoke to me again.
She smiled and let me know that she now likes my fragrance Aura very much after all.

Youth Dew - she must remember.
In the beginning it was too spicy for her - but now the floweriness, embedded in cinnamon and vanilla, is what she likes.

Yes, Youth Dew needs time to fully unfold.

When Eva left the theatre she stuck me up again :
So Youth dew - right?

She had judged prematurely - and a play had to be watched until the end.
Then it makes sense.
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Velvetmoon

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Coming home - new vs. vintage
As I'm currently wearing Youth Dew more often again, I want to share a few words about what I think is a great masterpiece and take the opportunity to compare it with the old formulation.

Youth Dew was one of Estee Lauder's first perfumes that wasn't actually a perfume at all - at least not in the traditional sense. Launched in 1953, Youth Dew was a highly concentrated bath oil and an attempt to make American women more independent in a highly conservative society. At the time, it was normal for most women to have no bank account and little money of their own and for their husbands and partners to occasionally give them luxury cosmetics such as perfume, regardless of what women's tastes actually were. These products usually spent their lives gathering dust on some dresser, to be used at most once a year.

Estee Lauder had a vision in which every woman should make her own economic decisions, so she launched Youth Dew, disguised as an affordable bath oil that almost every woman could buy. This idea was such a success that the bath oil was used almost daily as a dabbed fragrance and perfuming was no longer limited to single occasions. A short time later, the completed perfume was released on the same basis - the birth of a legendary fragrance with a fragrance composition that would inspire countless perfumers for many decades to come and was a pioneer for classics such as Opium (1977) Parfum, Coco Eau de Parfum, or Obsession Eau de Parfum.

Describing the fragrance itself is, as with most fragrances of the past century, relatively difficult - The Pyramid is a collection of the noblest, richest scents and nothing stands out particularly strongly. Instead, it paints a grand whole scent painting, ambery and luminous, set in an antique yet simple frame. The old formulation has an intense, warm spiciness that is made supple and deep by the various resins and perfectly rounded off by the rest of the olfactory smorgasbord. Underneath is what I always affectionately call an animalic "cat fluff" note - something that always reminds me of the smell of groomed cat fur. The way the vintage version unfolds on the skin is an absolute experience in itself that never ceases to amaze me.

The current formulation, on the other hand, is a little soapy, comparatively lighter with lots of spices and flowers, but also more minimalist impressions. The balsamic notes have definitely been toned down, I smell almost no animalic notes. It is more sociable, more adapted to the times, and yet the DNA can still be clearly smelled, which is a miracle compared to other reformulations. It is still a magnificent fragrance, but no longer as rich. I guess that's the way of things.

What I find so special about Youth Dew is that, compared to similar vintage spice bombs, it doesn't scream DIVA, but exudes a restrained, refined elegance. I never feel overdressed with it, but definitely always particularly well-dressed! No matter how often and for how long I explore other fragrances, applying Youth Dew always feels a bit like "coming home".
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HugoMontezHugoMontez 2 years ago
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A remarkable Oriental fragrance. It's like opium tamed down and rounded up the edges. Excellent and pretty harmonious. Sweet and floral. 4/5
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DorothyGraceDorothyGrace 8 years ago
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Oh gosh this smells awful on my skin now, kind of like a perfumed raw cinnamon cake batter. And it doesn't wash off. Really odd. Oh dear.
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5000ml5000ml 2 months ago
Vintage & powerful. Not for all occasions, but special enough to keep and use sparingly.
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PurpleKatPurpleKat 6 months ago
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70 years old + not smelling youthful or dewy to me! A vintage star but just too strong + too much of everything I dislike. Respect, but no.
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TetrodotoxTetrodotox 2 years ago
Today my macho friend said "Wow what a manly man scent you're wearing!" Is there something wrong with him or me? I'm lost on this one...
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