Youth Dew Amber Nude (2005)

Youth Dew Amber Nude by Estēe Lauder
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Youth Dew Amber Nude is a popular perfume by Estēe Lauder for women and was released in 2005. The scent is spicy-oriental. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGrapefruit, Ginger, Magnolia, Sensual skin accord, Tea
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Red carnation, Black rose, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Dark chocolate, Patchouli, Vetiver

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Scent

7.8 (115 Ratings)

Longevity

8.5 (80 Ratings)

Sillage

8.1 (72 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (76 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 04.11.2017
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jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
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amber
Nice-smelling amber saved from simplicity by a dull rubber note that balances the amber’s syrup. (Also, less youth Dew than Cinnabar.)
7.5 7.5 5.0 7.0/10
Ineverwas

41 Reviews
Ineverwas
Ineverwas
Helpful Review    2
Seductive Amber in Vintage Style
This one is a really lovely amber-oriental perfume, that keeps the charm of the old-fashioned style that it follows, but never at any point, manages to feel outdated or old. Amber Nude is a modernized classic, strongly inspired by the original and unforgettable Youth Dew, but with a more contemporary feel to it.

The notes are very well blended, and the whole composition feels incredibly rich, sensual and opulent with a texture like warm liquid gold. Sweet amber, spicy cinnamon, bitter carnation and creamy sandalwood and patchouli mix together to give birth to a very balmy elixir that feels lavishly elegant and expensive. It's perfect for a night out at a luxurious event.

Amber Nude is a very sensual fragrance, exceptionally sexy and alluring in a silver screen femme-fatale fashion. In my opinion this is one of the best ambers around (the feminine, seductive, vintage-style type), with very good lasting power and amazing projection.

And another thing that's amazing about it is the very affordable price at which it can be purchased online. Nice job, Estee Lauder, Laudamiel and especially, Tom Ford, on this one. On my wishlist, of course.
8.0/10
Awesomeness

247 Reviews
Awesomeness
Awesomeness
Helpful Review    3
Draws compliments
Out of all the Estee Lauder fragrances, contemporary & vintage, YDAN is my second favorite (after Sensous Noir). Initially, I didn't much care for it. However, the more I wore it, the more I liked it ... and the more compliments I received.

YD may be named after Youth Dew, but YDAN is only distantly related, perhaps the niece or grand niece of the original YD. In my opinion, YDAN is more closely related to Cinnabar, perhaps her daughter - a lighter, brighter version without spice. Regardless, YDAN is better than either YD or Cinnabar, imo. And I've owned (and liked) both.

I swear there is vanilla on top (what others call coca-cola? maybe rootbeer like Tabu). I also get a bit of the plastic dollhead. However, YDAN is all the drydown, and the drydown is all about the amber, which is a beautifully warm, old-timey amber. Several reviewers have mentioned incense, which I don't sense but is resplendent in the YD bath oil. YDAN is great in evenings in summer, but daytime wear is best reserved for cooler weather.

YDAN is not a fragrance to sniff up-close but from a distance. which may be the reason that I didn't like it at first but others did. It's modern enough to seem fresh but traditional enough to have a lineage to 2 EL fragrances, Youth Dew and Cinnabar.

I have grown to love this one. Don't let it pass you by & don't jump to conclusions. Take your time. It's a grower!
5.0 7.5 7.5 5.0/10
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
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Tabu Without The Skank
Estee Lauder YOUTH DEW AMBER NUDE, like its namesake, has an intangible catacombic quality to it, somehow conveying the aura of not exactly death but something sickly or moribund--or perhaps simply petrified. The juice reminds me a bit of what I imagine would be the smell of a Coke and bourbon that someone didn't finish drinking at a party and which then sat out overnight. The next day the host has the task of cleaning up and is accosted by the strong, dark, alcoholic smell now flat and entirely unappealing.

YOUTH DEW AMBER NUDE does not smell like amber to me, and if I were to compare it to another perfume, I'd say that it comes closest to TABU without the skank. Is this really the smell of Catholic churches? Thank "God" (or reasonable facsimile) I'm agnostic. Could be a skin chemistry issue, but this one's definitely not for me. Désolée.

**
Update: having now read the reviews in The Guide of YOUTH DEW and YDAN (both of which receive 4 stars), I am forced to modify my earlier hypothesis. I no longer believe that LT is an EL shill. I now believe that he is a middle-aged suburban middle class housewife who spends his afternoons collecting gwps from the EL counters of major department stores.
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Lola82

362 Reviews
Lola82
Lola82
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Youth Dew Amber Nude
Youth dew Amber nude if you parallel this from the older sister Youth Dew, it gives
you an impression of a younger less oily
and more velvety feel amber nude is correct. Amber nude starts off with dry unsweetened cinnamon with ginger nuances
there is a short period of sweetness due to the lovely magnolias the sweetness is
distempered by the domineering scent
of ginger. The three elements that makes this scent powdery is rose carnation and
ylang ylang the tea note mmmmmmmmm?
it's in there but like a lot of other notes it fades quickly but it adds a nice addition.

The drydown really in my opinion gets the prize of course of it's namesake
Amber Nude there is a predominate alot
of it but it's the Sandalwood that stands out the sandalwood gives out an velvety feel to the skin then the original Like deep sandalwood incense
burning I love the Color of the flacon
like an sheer bronze sheet caressing you
in a spartan bedroom with Burnt orange
lights around you on a circular Bed.
Gives the thought when 1 wear this

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Cumulnimbus 3 years ago
This is the perfect uplifting and cosy but no nonsense spicy woody and ambery perfume. Dark brown but scintillating. For windy cloudy days.+3
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