Pretty, glittering and ephemeral with notes of lilac and a light, cheerful but lacy peony . (Estée Lauder 1995).  Pleasures, a sparkling 90’s fragrance is fizzy from karo karunde being rendered with a deep but buoyant and agile base. Meant to be worn in spring.

In the late 90’s, Pleasures by Estée Lauder was worn by my shockingly beautiful cousin (not just being nice) who was ten years older than I was. I looked up to her a lot… So, when she one day decided to give me a bottle of her Estée Lauder Pleasures (one she said she didn’t want) I wore it and imagined I’d someday be as lovely as her.  

Top notes: red berries, green notes, freesia, violet leaf, violet, pink pepper, and tuberose.  Middle notes: karo karunde, jasmine, lilac, lily, geranium, rose, lily-of-the-valley and peony.  Base notes: cedar, musk, patchouli and amber.  

Nose: Anne Buzantian and Alberto Morillas  

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