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God I used to love Beautiful and hammered it in my late teens - must have stank the place out as it is strong stuff. EL should definitely formulate a perfect weak version of it more in keeping with today scent - they brought out B Sheer but smelt nothing like the original and really plasticky. The scent of beautiful is a perfect floral to me but I get a creamy musky rose type smell from it - not sure about the white floral aldehyde description.
I'd also say a lightish floral. I suppose it depends what you're comparing it with! It's a white floral, so a lot less heavy but somehow sweeter than florals with rose, etc. There is also a citrus note in it which keeps it light.
A heavy powdery sweet floral scent. Smells lovely on my DSis and like cat piss on me sadly . I like it, but not on myself as it doesnt suit my skin. It is very typical Estee Lauder in that it is strong, distinctive and long-lasting.
Thanks all. I had a scoosh today in town and it's exactly as described. Too heavy for me but a gorgeous, sultry scent.
The haircare product I mentioned is System Professional Solar Oil, which is a lush floral but with hints of suntan lotion. I love the smell on my hair! Would buy the full range if they ever turned it into body products.