Category: 1953

digging (into) vintage: Estée Lauder Youth Dew, 1953

Perfumer Josephone Catapano 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 800 pound gorilla.  Dense and proud, sister Youth Dew. This stuff must have been a spectacular accessory in the good-girl/bad-girl, loud-subtext barbarity of the mid…