Youth Dew's Most Modern Daughter: Amber Nude
From the land of the big cities, where Tom Ford wears his artful stubble and his crisp white shirt unbuttoned just so, comes Youth Dew Amber Nude.
Every woman of a certain age remembers the almost sugary sweetness of the original Youth Dew, that fragrance of sock hops and beehives with the ribbon clip in back ... and most of us have tried very hard to forget it.
*Although, I gotta tell ya: the scent has a weird attraction to me even now. Yes, I know it doesn't have a subtle molecule in its bottle, and you can smell it coming a mile away ... I still kind of like it.*
But now, thanks to the wisdom and marketing acumen of the Estee Lauder cosmeticonglomerate, we have the next generation of Youth Dew: Amber Nude.
And darned if I don't like it, too.
Opening our Now Smell This bibles to the correct page, we find "a lightly spicy oriental scent that pays homage to the original Youth Dew but throws in a smattering of modern notes (bare skin accord, fresh tea, ginger, chocolate). It is considerably lighter and softer than Youth Dew, but it isn't a sheer perfume by any means."
Robin says she couldn't go all the way with Amber Nude because she doesn't like amber ... since I love amber, it would have been that &*^% chocolate note that turned me cold. But, happily, it didn't. I don't discern chocolate at all ... although I can parse a bit of the ginger and tea, and I like where they're planted in the scent.
So, Trina (of MyLifeMyWordsMyMind), thanks for the lemming ... I have neatly filed it in the As, for amber. Another amber lemming, just what I needed. *mwah*
In a separate and unrelated note: Rabbit! Rabbit!