I've always been partial to floral fragrances -- roses, lilies, violets and lilacs in particular. So right off the bat I was taken with Beautiful, which effortlessly creates a harmonious bouquet of all four flowers! But of course I love the unexpected ... which is why I am extra-taken with this glorious fragrance. Not only is it formulated with blossoms galore, but within the heady floral depths are touches of sandalwood and vetiver for a subtly woodsy, musky note that makes it alluring, daring and oh-so-sexy.
And not only is the scent to-die-for ... but the stunningly gorgeous cut glass bottle is topped with a stopper shaped as a singular blossoming rose, making it the perfect accessory atop my vanity. This is the fragrance I want to wear out on Saturday nights -- but it's also what I want to wear to work every morning. It's just how I imagine the perfect signature fragrance to be ... beautiful, indeed.
Estee Lauder Beautiful retails for $57 at drugstore.com.