Youth-Dew (1953) Eau de Parfum

Youth-Dew (Eau de Parfum) by Estēe Lauder
Bottle Design: Ira Levy
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Youth-Dew (Eau de Parfum) (Estēe Lauder)
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Youth-Dew (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Estēe Lauder for women and was released in 1953. The scent is oriental-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Bergamot, , Narcissus, Orange, Peach, Rose
Heart Notes Heart NotesSpices, Cassia, Clove, Carnation, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Orchid, Ylang-ylang, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Benzoin, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Vanilla, Vetiver, Tolu balsam, Peru balsam, Musk, Frankincense

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (282 Ratings)

Longevity

9.2 (198 Ratings)

Sillage

8.7 (195 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (205 Ratings)
Submitted by Sani, last update on 17.07.2018
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Reviews

Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 8.5/10
Helpful Review    3
The feminine old school spice bomb
The perfumist of Youth Dew - Josephine Catapano - one of the pioneer women perfumers working within the large scale top designer fragrance industry - passed away on May 14, 2012 aged 93. She has been the author of Norell (by Norell), Cinnabar, Youth-Dew, and JHL (by Estée Lauder), Fidji (by Guy... Read more
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Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 9.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 9.5/10
Very helpful Review    6
Spa Grand Luxe
Youth-Dew is just one of the best perfumes ever. For me, its most valuable quality is that it is a chamaleon. I can easily imagine both a bohemian, hippy-like person, both a glamorous, somewhat conservative housewive, wearing it. It recalls me Christmas desserts and homemade Coke. It recalls me... Read more
Bottle 6.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 6.5/10
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Gone but not forgotten
Mum wore Youth Dew for 40 years (the first bottle a gift from my sister bought with her first pay packet from her teenage holiday job); then came 2012. The 2012 bottle was a shock; so altered. Superficially the same, it behaved quite differently on the skin with the strident opening never... Read more
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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Very helpful Review    8
A persnickety concoction of extremes and a wonderful ride.
This is for a 1980s vintage formulation. Youth Dew is not an scent you wear. It’s an experience, sort of like a roller coaster. Some people love the intense rush and others despise it and want off before the ride has really begun. Youth Dew is a concoction of extremes. The extreme power of... Read more
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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 5.0/10
Very helpful Review    5
Youth Dew Of Today Pales In Comparison To Yesteryear
So here I am, at the Estee Lauder counter, snooping around the fragrances. I spot the Youth Dew, which is one of the perfumes I had wanted to test, and along comes the SA. "Ah....Youth Dew", she says. "Ms. Lauder created this decades ago, and it is one of the most popular." Yes,... Read more
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 4.0/10
Helpful Review    3
Too Strong For Me
I am not a fan of this perfume at all. It's so intense that it makes my eyes water. There's something in this that is completely disagreeable to my body chemistry. I know people dismiss perfumes of the 80's and 90's as sillage monsters, but this is more like a bomb.
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 5.0/10
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The Stinkiest of All Possible Perfumes?
Estée Lauder YOUTH DEW continues to confound me. I should have written it off long ago as an impossibly unwearable, completely alienating scent perfect for radiating "don't touch me" to anyone who comes within 100 meters. Honestly, it stinks. Wear this perfume in public in tattered... Read more
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Greatly helpful Review    8
A mystery
How Estee Lauder created such a masterpiece in the bath oil and such a revolting stink bomb in the spray is a mystery, quite frankly. So I am reviewing the bath oil because the spray makes my eyes water and makes me want to hurl. YD is one of the most polarizing fragrances in the world, it... Read more
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Greatly helpful Review    7
Drawling Amber.
Be careful wearing a perfume made almost entirely of basenotes. A little bergamot can hardly be heard behind the heavy amber/vanillic /spice stage curtain. Likewise, a bit of aldehyde can’t lift the 400 pound gorrilla. Dense and proud, sister Youth Dew. This stuff must have been a... Read more
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 6.0/10
Helpful Review    5
One of the Grandes Dames
The first time I sprayed Youth Dew on my forearms to test, I got a strong sensation of smelling ginger, except it was a ginger without the peppery note. The first blast was spicy and lemony, a strange mixture of hot and cold, fresh and warm. Later on, the scent developed into a weird dusty... Read more
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Very helpful Review    6
Temple of Incense
Estee Lauder's Youth Dew conjours dual contradictions Sex & Esoteric Seduction & Piety Animalistic & Innocent everyone has an different interpretation of what the scent means to an person and Youth Dew fits that Description. It opens with an synthetic note of Aldehyde with an... Read more
Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Very helpful Review    9
Not as 'old lady' as some may think
From a younger person's perspective, I guess it might come as a bit of a shock when I admit that I actually love this fragrance. Old lady? I think not. As a 19 year old girl I would not feel ashamed by wearing this scent. Youth-Dew is sophisticated, elegant, warm, inviting and in some ways... Read more
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DorothyGrace 22 months ago
Oh gosh this smells awful on my skin now, kind of like a perfumed raw cinnamon cake batter. And it doesn't wash off. Really odd. Oh dear.+3
Bottle 6.0
Sillage 10.0
Longevity 9.0
Scent 6.5

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