Youth Dew

Debuting in 1953 this spicy Estée Lauder perfume by Josephine Catapano is sensual, elegant and potentially even sexy. At least it seemingly is on me. Perhaps it’s not a perfume as many people today would want to wear…but I wear it well and it’s likely been popular over decades for a reason.

Actually, it’s been requested that I wear it far more regularly. And…given the amount of it in my collection I think I will…

On my skin it’s a light, spicy, balsamic sillage. Nothing overpowering. It’s just grown-up, tasteful and yet alluring and somewhat secretly rebellious.

According to Fragrantica:

Top notes: Spices, Aldehydes, Narcissus, Lavender, Orange, Peach, and Bergamot. Middle notes: Spicy Notes, Cloves, Cinnamon, Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-Valley, Cassia and Orchid. Base notes: Incense, Tolu Balsam, Peru Balsam, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Amber, Vetiver, Vanilla and Musk. M