Estee Lauder launched their Sensuous fragrance back in 2008 and this August they’re adding a new scent to the collection – Sensuous Nude. The fragrances from the house of Estee Lauder are normally too strong and too floral for my tastes, but this scent is much younger, richer and more elegant. Mixed with notes of bergamot, mandarin, black pepper, jasmin and sandalwood, the fragrance provides a rich scent that lingers and evokes a feeling of content. (Check me with my perfume descriptions.)
There’s also a touch of coconut water which really comes through in the top layers, making the scent feel slightly tropical and perfect for summer. This isn’t eau de Malibu though, as the coconut is very subtle and disappears into the skin after a few hours. I’ve never really worn an Estee Lauder fragrance before, but this has been used liberally on warm sunny days when you want a hint of something tropical that’s still subtle and not overpowering. This is very much the younger and more fashionable sister of Sensuous, which is possibly why she’s gone skinny dipping – I give you Sensuous Nude.
Available nationwide now – RRP £47 for 50ml EDP