Ahh, Beautiful. It's a "mom smell" for sure-- mature, womanly, comforting, complex-- but that doesn't mean it's without appeal! There's a reason this continues to sell briskly. It's distinctive as hell, and very pretty. Beautiful is one of those rare fragrances where I prefer the modern reformulation-- for the simple reason that the Beautiful of the '80s was sooooo strong even one spray was too much... it also had a "sour"/nail-polish-y tinge common to vintage chypres. I can apply 3-4 sprays of current formulation and it settles nicely into a d...etectable, but not overwhelming cloud of loveliness. The mossy sandalwood base is still there, but the rich deep florals emerge more clearly. This is a comfortable fragrance for daily wear, but special enough for date night. It screams "classic."
Purchased in April 2018.
The packaging wasnt up to Estee lauder but never mind, the perfume made up for that it is absolutley gorgeous,stunning, it has a smell that is soft but has a warmth to it, it is so hard to explain, it lasts for ages and no need to re spray as this one does last all day and most of the night. The only other perfume that i have loved this much was Coty Lamaint, and you have to send to the USA for that one. I prefer to buy this one as i can bring it home with e and I know it might be what you would call pricey but beleive me you will appreciate it
I've used this product for over thirty years
I've used this product for over thirty years, however my husband recently bought me some as a gift, it's not the same, I can't wear it , it smells wrong. I quite upset because I wear it every day but I can't wear this....it almost smells like so sort of house hold cleaner has been added.
Beautiful as its name
Feminine but at the same time bold. When the 1st time i apply this perfume, my colleague noticed something different. The first thing she asked, "New perfume? Which brand?". Believe it or not, after i washed my clothes, the fragrance is will there. Just use a small portion. Do not over apply. It is quite expensive but worth it!
The only perfume I use
This is the only perfume I can stand the smell of and I love it. I only like the spray though, not the one you dab on - cannot smell that one as well. As the previous reviewer suggested, I too probably wear too much! It's a classic scent and one you can wear any time of the day. I try to buy it when Estee Lauder are running a special offer as I otherwise don't buy makeup etc, but do love to get free products when I buy it!
Expensive unless they are having a special offer sale
Everytime I wear this perfume I get comments - a few people have gone and bought it just from smelling it on me! It is an old faithful and the smell doesn't disappear too quickly either - (none of Estee Lauder perfumes do.) The name is very appropriate - you smell and feel "Beautiful" when you wear it :-)
I love everything about this perfume - the fragrance is a wonderful floral and fresh scent that lasts a long time on the skin! You really can't beat the floral scents to please everyone - it is a safe scent to wear.
there is nothing I don't like about it.
"Beautiful" is a timeless perfume that makes me feel (and smell) gorgeous and special. In saying that, it definitely smells different on different people. A friend of mine loved how it smelled on me, went out and bought it, and it seriously smelled totally different on her - bizarre. She didn't like it, so I scored a new bottle!! (yay) :-) I want to rate it "10", but the overall rating system only goes up to "5"!!
In my opinion, this is the most "beautiful" fragrance on the market. I have been wearing it for years (and years) now, simply because I cannot find a scent that I like better. It is a classy, flowery fragrance that lasts all day, but it is not at all overpowering.
BEAUTIFUL fragrance - UGLY bottle
My mum wears this scent and I cant stand it! It is too strong and powdery for me, very overpowering. To me, it is a winter perfume, not for people who like a light summery scent year round.
Good price, available in gift packs. Long lasting scent
Very strong scent. People who wear it tend to wear alot of it
The packaging wasnt up to Estee lauder but never mind, the perfume made up for that it is absolutley gorgeous,stunning, it has a smell that is soft but has a warmth to it, it is so hard to explain, it lasts for ages and no need to re spray as this one does last all day and most of the night. The only other perfume that i have loved this much was Coty Lamaint, and you have to send to the USA for that one. I prefer to buy this one as i can bring it home with e and I know it might be what you would call pricey but beleive me you will appreciate it...much more and hubby will love it also. One for the ladies who dont mind paying for quality rather than quantity. This is my favourite perfume i was given a small bag of Estee lauder items and in it was a small bottle of this perfume, one smell and it has been my favourite ever since. Nothing at all.
I was given this perfume as a present and I have to admit I probably would not have thought to try it for superficial reasons (the packaging is not appealing) but I was pleasantly surprised. It has a soft floral fragrance and is the only perfume where I consistently get compliments about its scent.
I regularly get compliments whenever I wear this perfume. It has a subtle, floral fragrance, not overpowering. It is a large cosmetics label and you can often get excellent promotional deals when buying the perfume, especially around Christmas time.
Packaging is dated and does not appeal to the younger market
I first bought this as a gift and my friend made me try it, I put 1 spray on my wrist and during the day if I put my hand near my face I could smell this perfume. After all the days activities I could still smell this perfume when I went to bed and it still smelt lovely and fresh, although it had mellowed it was not stale. I would recommend getting some body creme and talc because they smell exactly like the perfume and you can use these on days when you want only a light fragrance. This is an elegant, feminine, floral fragrance, but it is...not old fashioned or overpowering. I always recieve compliments when I wear it. Elegant, floral fragrance which lasts all day without becoming stale. It can be difficult to buy body creme, wash and talc in shops and you might need to get them online.
This was one of the first perfumes I ever started wearing so it has special significance to me. It is a light, summery perfume and so I wear it for about three to four months of the year. Its young, feminine and stylish but is a bit of a classic in my eyes. My fiance is fond of it so that;s even more reason to continue to use this perfume. The bottle looks lovely too and it makes a great gift.
Its easy to find in the pharmacy as it seems to be one of the more popular of Estee Lauder perfume lines.
I remember my mum giving me a bottle of this when i was 6 and i held onto it for 18 years before giving it to my sister. Loved it!
It brings back so many wonderful memories for me but is a little 'too old' for me to wear. I bought the lotion for my sister and it smells much better than the perfume and lasts longer.
In the end great present for someone difficult to buy for :)
Been around for years, smells sweet & powerful at the same time, good price
Old fashion bottle & packaging - needs to be updated, can be overpowering
It was my first love of all perfume. It was my mother's but she prefers White Linen, so I snatched it. That was when I was in grade 10, almost 20 years ago! I wore a lot of it and was proud of wearing it too. My classmates once said to me that 'if they smelled Beautiful in the air, it means you arrived school'. I think its feminity notes made me feel like a grown woman which was how every highschool girl's want to be thought of, I guess. I still love it, but I don't wear it much anymore. I find it too strong now. The product still smells the sa...me to me but I think I changed. I find from asking most female friends that if they like their perfume more fruity or woody smell they'll hate Beautiful, but if they like strong floral and feminine smell like No5, they'll love Beautiful too. Very feminine and lasts very very long (parfum) I once gave my girl friend a sneezy day. Turned out she's allergic to some strong note of smell, and it was this perfume I was wearing (too heavily too). She sneezed non-stop the whole way to the restaurant in my car - poor thing. Don't wear too much of it.
This perfume had been around for years now, I first had a smell of it when I was a teenager. An older sister was wearing it obviously a gift from a boyfriend. Anyway I fell in love with the scent I find it really sweet and you will surely feel beautiful when you wear it. Just a friendly advice dont use too much of it just a dab or two on your wrists the back of you ears or under breats will do the trick. It could be very strong and can cause a headache on people havint to smell it:)
The sweet very femenine smell
Can be overpowering if you use too much of it
I know this is a popular perfume, but I prefer fragrances that are more subtle. This perfume gave me a headache and it felt like I was breathing it in all day. I kept washing my hands and arms and neck to try and make the smell a little weaker. I was relieved to get home and have a shower to wash it off. I have not worn much perfume since...
It is way too heady. I found it got all over my hands and gave me a headache. There is nothing worse than feeling like you are breathing in perfume.
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