Estee Lauder Desert Eden was released in 2021 as part of the Estee Lauder Luxury Line, created by Anne Flipo. Inspired by the atmosphere in ancient temples. It has notes of sandalwood, Turkish rose and olibanum. From the perfumer - "The sense of serenity with the intoxicating smell of burning incense and precious woods made a lasting impression on me.” – ANNE FLIPO
Fragrantica - "If Youth Dew is the traffic-stopping Jayne Mansfield, then Desert Eden is the polished, elegant beauty of her daughter, Mariska Hargitay. In three separate wearings, I have gone from "it's nice" to "it's REALLY nice" to "I have to have this." I think LSAUG is right about the Sichaun pepper-- it stays with you from beginning to end, and is a perfectly blended accompaniment to the rose/olibanum combo. A slow-burn gem for mature noses."
Fragrantica - "There is a Sichuan pepper note w/ this one and a slight bergamot. This is a dry rose, hence the name Desert Eden. An interesting take on rose. Slightly green (barely) slightly peppery and warmed by sandalwood and resins. This is a dry desert rose. I am considering this for a purchase as well, it is very different and new take on rose I haven't smelled before."
Fragrantica - "Unusually fresh sandalwood, (normally I don't like woody fragrances much, especially anything with oud). The rose note reminds me of genuine Middle Eastern turkish delight. Lasts for hours, can still smell something at bedtime after morning application. Very uplifting."
Fragrantica - "It was a love at first sniff for me. Anne Flipo absolutely captured her inspiration of being in an ancient temple with this one. I grew up in Thailand and this fragrance reminds me of mixed floral bouquets during Buddhist celebrations on a warm day with a hint of incense in the background. The incense is very light and is a smooth light powdery scent. I can see this becoming a very comforting all year scent for me. Perfect for every day, office and even special occasion wear. It makes me feel feminine and put together.
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