New from Aerin Lauder's Private Collection: Amber Ylang Ylang

I am absolutely dying over this offering, and I'm not even a huge Estee Lauder fragrance person. But the combination of amber and ylang ylang is just thrilling to me, since I don't have anything remotely like it in my collection.

And aren't these bottles absolutely gorgeous? They do have a bit of a backstory. Apparently, the parfum bottle cap is adorned with semi precious stones of tiger eye, smokey quartz and red agate. The eau de parfum bottle cap was inspired by an exquisite hammered gold necklace and matching bracelet Aerin received as a gift from her grandmother Estee.

The top notes are Italian bergamot, geranium, and ylang absolute. The heart includes Bulgarian rose absolute, cinnamon, and incense. The dry down is amber, sandalwood and vanilla bean.

Sounds absolutely lovely! Although I admit that sandalwood always terrifies me. I continue to try it out, though.

Private Collection Amber Ylang Ylang will be available in November from EsteeLauder.com, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and Bergdorf Goodman.

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