Estēe 1968 Super Cologne

Version from 1968
Estēe (1968) (Super Cologne) by Estēe Lauder
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Estēe (1968) (Super Cologne) is a popular perfume by Estēe Lauder for women and was released in 1968. The scent is floral-chypre. It was last marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydesAldehydes
RaspberryRaspberry
PeachPeach
Citrus fruitsCitrus fruits
Heart Notes Heart NotesLily of the valleyLily of the valley
RoseRose
JasmineJasmine
CarnationCarnation
Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
HoneyHoney
IrisIris
Base Notes Base NotesCedarwoodCedarwood
MuskMusk
SandalwoodSandalwood
StyraxStyrax
MossMoss

Ratings

Scent

7.879 Ratings

Longevity

7.859 Ratings

Sillage

7.362 Ratings

Bottle

7.366 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 17.07.2021.

Interesting Facts

This fragrance was available in the concentrations 'Pure Fragrance'/'Super Perfume' and 'Super Eau de Parfum' (internationally) or 'Super Cologne' (USA). At times this scent is also referred to as Estee Super. However, this is incorrect in so far that Super refers to a concentration designation created by the house of Lauder. The advertisement introduces it as the first "super perfume".
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9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Tofuwachtel
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Tofuwachtel
Top Review    36  
Determined announcement
The certificate of inheritance had been sent to her weeks ago. It had taken a very long time until she could be located. Now the lawyer had given her the keys.

During the drive to the house she hung on to her thoughts. Dorothea. Never had she heard that name from her mother, never known she had an aunt until the inheritance notice. I wonder why the sisters had become so divided. - Neither of them she could ask anymore.

For a time she stood outside the ramshackle garden door, gazing into the overgrown front garden, at the entrance front covered in greenery. Three steps, thick with moss, led to the entrance.

The door creaked a little, then she stood in the hallway. White floor tiles, half-tiled white. Cool, fresh, and a slight chill ran through her. A light haze hung in the air.

A neighbor had been checking on everything from time to time, airing out, turning the faucets on and off. In the living room, the furniture was covered with white sheets. The pale green sheer curtains, embroidered with small white flowers and roses, were drawn. Hesitantly, she pulled the fabric aside. Took, off the couch covered in almost the same pattern, the sheets.

Bright light flooded the room as she pulled open the top drawer of the dresser. Soap. The whole drawer full. A soft soapy mist quickly spread through the room.

In the next, an old photo album. Black and white photographs. Lovingly recolored by hand. Siblings. Immediately she recognized her mother. Next to them, unmistakable resemblance, her aunt. Both young women, both peach-skinned, both dull soft red lips, both holding a small bouquet of flowers entwined with greenery.

She continued to look around. Pulled off the white cloths everywhere now. She liked the scattered softwood furniture in the rooms, with its almost Bauhaus style. Gave everywhere a certain, fine warmth. Especially the small honey-brown secretary. Though she definitely still found it soothingly fresh.

Pictures in brushed silver frames that shimmered delicately metallic where a bright beam of light hit them. Her aunt seemed to have loved Impressionists. Especially the subjects of Monet with his still lifes of fruit and flowers. But also Pissarro and his green landscapes. All as chalk drawings, all with her aunt's signature.

The garden was small and wildly enchanted. The spicy herbage stood knee-high in some corners. And even the shady terrace was overgrown with soft moss. She liked it very much.

Closing her eyes just for a moment...... When she awoke, the sun was already low and almost a little creamy yellow, its rays were falling through the windows.

A fine breeze of soap still hung in the room, and though the sun had warmed the rooms, she still felt a bit of that soothing cool freshness. Once more she walked through the little house. Her mind was made up. There was nothing stopping her on the other side of the world. A reach for her cell phone. "Yeah, right. The appointment for tomorrow has gone. I'm withdrawing the order, I'm not selling ....."
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Daisyvision

90 Reviews
Daisyvision
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All around very natural & comforting scent.
If the sound of softly blowing wind chimes could be bottled, this would be it. Aldehydes and floral notes dance together perfectly in its initial feminine, soapy opening. Once that wanes, woods and spices start shining through, as well as a syrupy sweet stickiness. After about an hour, I could faintly detect the fruity notes, which was a nice surprise. All around very natural & comforting scent.

A lot of older aldehydic/chypre perfumes like this get shrugged off as 'old lady' fragrances, but I completely disagree. This one has a definite vintage vibe. It's very '70s chic in my opinion, but not in some old, reserved or stale way. Instead, I picture sunkissed and freckled skin, feathered tresses with flowered hair garlands & floppy hats. Perfect for a carefree boho/hippie vibe.
jtd

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jtd
jtd
Helpful Review    5  
A gin martini of a woody floral.
Very few fragrances have such a qualitative difference between a light dose and a drenching. If applied heavily, Estee has the definitive “bug spray accord” that gets discussed in ‘old lady’ perfumes. I don’t deny that, and in fact I enjoy it. For the benefit of those I love, though , I wouldn’t wear Estée at this dosage unless I were home alone, with no plans to see anybody before my next shower. But with a very light hand, and probably at least ½ hour after administration for a cooling down, this is a beautiful dry, aldehydic, woody floral. At this volume, Estée has moderate sillage, excellent endurance and becomes pleasantly soapy. I know some see this as a floral chypre, and they likely have more discriminating noses than I, but I don’t get the moss. I do wonder, though, if it’s there behind the long-lasting aldehyde in Estée and I just can’t see it.

With this quality and concentration (Pure Fragrance Spray, huh? Never understood the EL terminology.) Estée, along with Alliage , Private Collection and Azurée, represent the best-spent money in perfumery. Remarkable that this stuff is so inexpensive.
8
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7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
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Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
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Clear, Crisp and Clean Floral Aldehyde
Given some of the negative reviews of Estee Lauder ESTEE (not only here, but elsewhere as well...), I had put off testing the bottle I acquired for fear that it would prove to be another reformulated JE REVIENS-type experience. In fact, all my fears were for naught.

ESTEE is another floral aldehyde in the EL line-up, a sibling to WHITE LINEN, not a purely floral perfume. ESTEE also inhabits the same general olfactory neighborhood as CALANDRE, which I tested earlier today and was not really very excited about (though I should say that I may have been sniffing an inferior reformulation... on ne sait jamais ces jours-la!).

On comparing these three fragrances, I find that I actually prefer ESTEE's brightness, clarity, crispness, and general cleanness. However, I should also warn prospective sniffers that the first ten seconds or so are rather sour and off-putting. Fortunately, things improve significantly after that. I can see, though, how some people would be immediately turned off by the opening. I also do not understand how anyone can claim to have tested this perfume if they've never let it mingle with and develop on their skin. ESTEE is an excellent example of how a perfume "on paper" and "on skin" will be two very different things about which very different evaluations are bound to be made, even by the same perfumista, it seems to me.

I definitely recommend ESTEE for those who are mourning the discontinuation of CALANDRE. In fact, I think that ESTEE is better than CALANDRE, except for the first ten seconds. Needless to say, only aldehyde lovers need apply!
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