Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Estee Lauder Private Collection Jasmine White Moss

Jasmine White Moss is the third offering in Lauder's "Private Collection" series. The premise of these is that they were Estee Lauder's personal original formulas that Aerin Lauder has added to and introduced to the mass market.
This is categorized as a green floral chypre. There is something about it that reminds me of Estee Lauder's Beautiful, which I guess makes sense, since they are both florals. However, Jasmine White Moss is more complex. According to the Estee Lauder website:

Top Notes: fresh, sparkling
Black Currant Bud Absolute
Galbanum Absolute
Bergamot Absolute

Middle Notes: elegantly complex
Aerin's Jasmine Sambac Absolute
Estée's Ylang Ylang Absolute
Estée's Jasmine Absolute
Orange Flower Absolute

Base Notes: warm and modern
Patchouli Heart Absolute
Vetiver Absolute
White Moss Mist Absolute (an Estée Lauder exclusive)

On me, the jasmine, violet and patchouli notes are most prominent. I think this is a very pretty fragrance -- special, but not overly-daring, forward but not intrusive. The lasting power is quite good, as well. This would be a good scent for the office and for every day, and there is a certain elegance to it that I think true ladies would appreciate.

This retails for $80 for a 1.0 ounce EDP, or $135 for 2.5 ounce, which is quite pricey, but well worth it. The bottle, even for the EDP (and not the parfum) is substantial and lovely.

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