This is a treasure that my collection is lucky to have. After that, a strong musky aldeydic aura filled the room, something like a super luxurious old soap like the ones you find at luxurious hotels. Something very different from the new watered down cotton candy fruitchoulies.A rainy,chilly fall evening I was relaxing at home. And after that, all the expensive spices and resins take place. You must be open minden in order to aprecciate that big scent.
I don't have the bath oil yet but tried it few times, its even more gorgeous and intense....definitely one to buy for my Xmas special.
I got into vintages and Youth Dew was one of my first vintage blind buys. The YD Bath Oil is thick musky incense syrup-- amazing in it's comfort and warmth. In the "dip" of my clavicle I put a drop of bath oil. I finely misted myself all over with Tabu cologne in the violin shaped bottle. Tabu, like YD, came alive in the cold dry winter air. ;) Quite a spicy sweet blast on the first spray but after dry down is very reminiscent of Clinique's Aromatics Elixir which is one of my favorite fragrances.
(I'm not always talking about vintage formulas-- just scents that have been around forever, and capture another era) I was too early in my vintage exploration to appreciate YD EDP, and I sold it immediately. And the creamy, dreamy incense-root beer was divine. ;) So, I'm still without an EDP of YD, but between the vintage cologne and the new bath oil, I feel like I have everything I need. plus my swap partner mentioned that newer formulas of YD EDP are loaded with laundry musk... I have no prob with soapy/laundry/powder, in fact I ADORE vintage aldehydes. It's a little sweeter and spicier than AE but quite close in scent and has better longevity on my skin.
Youth-Dew by Estée Lauder is a Oriental Spicy fragrance for women. The nose behind this fragrance is Josephine Catapano. Made in- and for a different era when women didn't want to smell like cupcakes.
Top notes are aldehydes, orange, spices, peach, bergamot, narcissus and lavender; middle notes are cinnamon, cassia, orchid, jasmine, cloves, ylang-ylang, rose, lily-of-the-valley and spicy notes; base notes are tolu balsam, peru balsam, amber, patchouli, musk, vanilla, oakmoss, vetiver and incense. This is very similar to Opium, but it comes with a cheaper price tag. I used to wear it when I was younger (no where near a femme fatale that I imagine would wear this) but lately I find myself more drawn to subtler scents. I see shadows of women in long coats, 40s and 50s hairstyles, all made up, all confident rushing through the streets of a nearly forgotten era. I personally smell spicy woody smoke, oriental yes, but in a cloud of smoke, that is like incense.