Archive for November, 2008

Estée Lauder Beyond Paradise for Men

November 30, 2008

This is my first review, I hope someone finds it useful. For the most-part, I will be reviewing fragrances that I either own, have a sample of, or have tried in a store and made a mass of notes on.men_estee_lauder_beyond_paradise Beyond Paradise is described by Lauder as a “prismatic wood”. I’m not sure if prismatic really defines this fragrance well, but this is certainly bright in that it exudes a clean and (as much as I hate to use this word when describing fragrance) fresh aura.
What I love about Beyond Paradise is that it is abstract, a real fantasy fragrance, and incorporates a note know as “Eden’s Mist”, from the Eden Project in Cornwall.

At first, I smell a lot of Citrus, fruits, a shot of Melon and most importantly, Cucumber.
Then, an Aquatic accord, that smells like a field does after a short rainstorm in the summer, held up by Lavender and Thyme, bringing an almost menthol quality. Also, I smell a Patchouli which is much like the Patchouli in Prada Amber’s (the feminine) top notes.
The base of this fragrance is incredibly long lasting – I get at least 7 hours out of it. Melaleuca Bark, Vetiver and Oakmoss are what Lauder says are in here – and I definitely detect the Oakmoss and Vetiver, but it brings to mind driftwood that has washed up on a pebble beach months ago, and lost much of it’s saltiness.

Top: Eden’s Mist, Jabuticaba Fruit, Eden Buchu
Middle: Lavender, Sage, Tarragon, Thyme, Cistus
Base: Melaleuca, Eden Vetiver, Beach Wood, Oak Moss, Patchouli