(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.It was OLD GRANNY-- no ifs, ands, or buts about it. They layer beautifully and go together like PB & J! Spray sparingly on the wrists and abdomen only with this one.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 had some samples of some oriental vintage scents and I wanted to test something spicy oriental in order to relax more. I would never characterize this as an ''old-lady'' scent. If you want to be unnoticed, do not wear youth dew because it can fill a whole room.I’m Catholic and the opening of this perfume is Christmas Mass when the incense is being used.Then on me it dries down to a slightly sweet, expensive/department store makeup compact.
Today is a Youth Dew day, the power of a strong scent helps to me going when the going gets tough.My grandmother cooked me breakfast and did other things I never got at home.She wore Youth-Dew and would let me use her powder when I got out of the bathtub. I just wanted to say how grateful I am that this scent is still available.Online shops offers: Fragrance 3 items for 16.24 - 34.44 2 items for 16.45 - 27.65 GBPFragrance EUR 2 items for 27.79 - 29.60 EURFragrance 2 items for 32.39 - 34.50 USDStrawberry EUR 1 product for 36.00 EURView products...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.