I've always been a fresh scent person. My favorite fragrances are the CLEAN line, Sugar Lemon, Bobbi Brown's Bath... You get the idea. So when I was sent a bottle of Estee Lauder's new perfume Sensuous in the mail and read that it was in a just created category of "Woody Amber" fragrances, I expected to hate it. I should've known by now that the one thing that's always true is that I'm never right about these things! I'm totally, completely, beyond in love with this scent. It's just so different than anything I've smelled before. I'm actually finding it hard to describe, that's how different it is. (And I'm never at a loss for words!) With notes that include Atmospheric Florals (like Jasmine and Magnolia), Glowing Amber, Mandarin Orange Pulp, Molten Woods, Black Pepper, and Honey, it's a warm, almost spicy fragrance that just lures you in. I don't think any description really does it justice because it's really something that you need to smell for yourself. I feel like a different person when I wear it because it's so unlike anything I'm used to. (Now if only that different person could pay off my credit card, we'd really be in business...)
The fragrance is available this month at SensuousIs.com and Bloomingdales.com, but you can't buy it on counters until July (this is why God invented overnight shipping!) SensuousIs.com also features user-generated content (you can tell them what sensuous means to you), behind-the-scenes video footage from the ad campaign shoot, and a "Question and Answer" session with the models' feedback on their Sensuous thoughts. (If I was a model, I think my Sensuous thoughts would be about cheeseburgers because I would miss them so much).
The Eau de Parfum retails for $39.50 for a 1 ounce bottle, $49.50 for a 1.7 ounce size, and $69.50 for a 3.4 ounce bottle. You can also layer the scent with a Silk Shower Creme and Satin Body Lotion. But move quickly - you'll want to be the first one wearing this scent so when everyone catches up to you, you can act all offended that they dared to copy your beauty forward self.
Photo courtesy of Estee Lauder