Summary: This is one of those scents that instantly assaults your nose. It's putrid and offensive. It evoked my body's fight or flight response. I nearly threw the tester bottle in a fit of rage after I smelled this. Luckily I had a loved one with me that helped me calm down. It smells like what would happen if I mixed every perfume I've ever owned into a bottle and topped it off with some rotten roadkill liver.
Summary: I've owned many a bottle and powder-box of this stuff over the years, drawn (I think) to its unmistakable, bold signature and formidable history. It's something I remember my grandmother bathing in and my mom applying sparingly from time to time. It's unique and deserving of its cult status. Yet, in all honesty: how many times did I open that box of powder, trying to like it, and instead thinking, "Who crapped in this box?
Summary: This one is a really lovely amber-oriental perfume, that keeps the charm of the old-fashioned style that it follows, but never at any point, manages to feel outdated or old. Amber Nude is a modernized classic, strongly inspired by the original and unforgettable Youth Dew, but with a more contemporary feel to it. The notes are very well blended, and the whole composition feels incredibly rich, sensual and opulent with a texture like warm liquid gold.
Summary: Out of all the Estee Lauder fragrances, contemporary & vintage, YDAN is my second favorite (after Sensous Noir). Initially, I didn't much care for it. However, the more I wore it, the more I liked it ... and the more compliments I received. YD may be named after Youth Dew, but YDAN is only distantly related, perhaps the niece or grand niece of the original YD.
Summary: If you don't like big, foxy orientals, stop reading now. But if you do...this is a lady of a certain age who has left a loveless marriage and is ecstatic to find that she is as sensually alive now as she was when she was twenty. You'll want to kiss the wearer on both cheeks and take her out for a night on the town to celebrate her good luck.
Excerpt: My preference is to use product right after my morning shower every day because it moisturizers and leaves a clean and fresh scent all day long. I always get compliments and I have had men and women follow me me down the grocery store aisles trying to guess what kind of fragrance I use and they actually stop me and ask me.
Pros: Clean & Fresh, Draws Compliments, Great Smell, Great Value, Long-Lasting, Not Overpowering, Perfection, Sensual, Sexy