Estee Lauder Sensuous launched with the slogan, “Every woman wears it her way.” The ad campaign supported that notion with 4 different spokeswomen representing different age groups who could wear the fragrance: Elizabeth Hurley, Hilary Rhoda, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Carolyn Murphy. Not a bad way to debut!
- Top notes: Ghost lily accord, magnolia, jasmine petals
- Middle notes: Molten woods, amber
- Bottom notes: Sandalwood, black pepper, mandarin pulp, honey
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It’s often difficult to describe the type of scent you’re looking for, and the bored salesgirl working the perfume counter is rarely much help. Here’s a little education on the different types of fragrances and the high points of each. Most ladies never learn this stuff, so you’ll do well to read it!
Fragrance Type: Chypres
- Main notes: Citrus (i.e. bergamot) or florals (often rose) combined with woody and mossy notes like patchouli, oak moss, and labdanum
- Qualities: Deep, dark, mysterious, leathery
- Examples: Dior Miss Dior, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
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Does anyone else look at the perfectly shaped, plasticlike shiny lips of models in makeup ads and think, “PHOTOSHOPPED!”? I sure did, but new evidence suggests that may not be the case.
Enter Estee Lauder High Gloss Ultra Brilliance, which I own in three shades: 13 Berry, 06 Jewel, and 03 Honey. I got the Berry first, and I was immediately hooked. The shine is absolutely the most intense I’ve every seen, and the coverage is thick, making my lips look huge and have mirror-like shine a la modern comic book vixens – or perhaps porn stars. (My first thought of what it looks like is the reflected and injected pout of Jenna Jameson and Co., but I don’t want to put you guys off of it. It’s excellent.) And the Berry isn’t dark at all; rather, it is absolutely perfect for an everyday light pink.
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