Won me over!
by Hope on May 17, 2017
I didn't like this the first time I tried it. Youth Dew is a good example of why one should keep her samples and revisit them from time to time. Now, I have a full bottle!
My mother hates it, but I love it! I think that's the way it should be and is with iconic fragrances like this.
It is very strong and long-lasting and takes only a small drop or tiny spritz (maybe even rubbed off) -- that's what makes the difference with this one between beautiful and sickingly sweet. My bottle may very well last a lifetime! BTW, I'm not a little old lady, and I think younger gals would do well to brave the waters of the older class perfumes. :)
by Amanda on Mar 14, 2017
This is a good perfume for a special occasion. Its very strong so be careful sampling. Made me sneeze after 3 sprays
by Sydney on Dec 24, 2016
Not for me! Very overpowering, heavy scent.
by Alishia on Jun 7, 2016
I love this when I smell it on my sister, but it turns bitter and spicy on my skin. I wish I could wear this, its very powerful and mysterious. I definitely get the Opium comparison, because I also cannot pull off Opium no matter how much I try. Definitely don't blind buy this!
Very much like Vintage Opium
by Betsy on Jan 14, 2016
The opening was almost indistinguishable from the 1977 original Opium. I applied Youth Dew to my inner wrists and a tiny spray of 1977 Opium to my outer forearm.
At first, they were virtually identical. But Opium became powder-ier, more floral, more aldehyde-y, and more fruity. Youth Dew became more spicy. Cloves, cinnamon, etc.
They both retained the incense, balsam, and amber resin notes.
Youth Dew evolved into something quite similar to Serge Lutens's salty Ambre Sultan, whereas Opium maintained more or less the same character it had been exhibiting: powdery incense and the balsams.
I really enjoy this, but I'd love to try vintage Youth Dew to see how similar this current incarnation is to the original.
by Taina on Dec 26, 2015
Classic, strong perfume. Not for a shy person, you will probably love it or hate it. Very deep, even overpowering but soft scent.
by Adrienne on May 20, 2014
This perfum is strong, and unfortunately I smelled this on some who has a strong body smell and it did not do well to my senses. But, It will last all day!!!
A strong spicy fragrance
by Jeffrey on Apr 23, 2014
I had to dare myself to order a sample vial of this frag. to try out. I normally don't do women's perfumes reviews unless I test them out on me(like I just did with "Opium" for women by Yves Saint Laurent. I ordered a sample of this to see if I could pull off wearing it, and also curious on how it smelled on me. As long as the frag. isn't too flowery, sweet or both, then I won't mind trying it out. I knew this frag. was strong and also spicy is why I ordered a sample.
This frag. has had such a notorious bad reputation from women (at least many years ago),due to it being so strong or smells "old",as one woman put it, yet she wore and liked "Cinnabar". I tried this frag. side by side with my all time favorite spicy frag. called "JHL" by Aramis. This frag. goes on quite strong and is spicy. I think it's more cinnamon based like JHL is. At the last part of the drydown is quite different on me and that's where I can really tell the difference on both frags. The "Youth Dew" is more floral in the drydown whereas the JHL is more on the woods side. Youth Dew is so concentrated is why it's so strong. So a person has to be careful and all you need probably is 1 to 2 light spritzes. This could also be a unisexual frag. Even though it was interesting to try it out, I like JHL better and will stick to that.
A Real Woman's Perfume!
by Heather on Aug 11, 2013
Oh my goodness, this smells extremely upper-crust, if I can say that without offending...har! I really do; like you can smell a 100 dollar bill flapping in the air, power wreaking from every pore, and status in society, as well as the neighborhood. You could go anywhere, anytime, and people will take notice and have to respect you. That's my opinion of this fragrance! SUPERB!
Youth Dew is sensual, exudes confidence, and makes you feel worthwhile more than before you put in on in all the right places! It is strong, no doubt, but very welcomed this way! And exotic, sweet, spicy, floral, incense on my skin - YES! It's complicated, complex, aggressive, and nothing seems out of reach when you sport this scent.
I've always heard people describing frags as being good for warm weather or great for cool weather,etc. But I really think that it is up to the wearer whether it works for them all of the time, during a particular season, at special or particular events, or even during moods! No labels are required, in my book. Having said that, so many people say not to wear Youth Dew in summer. I say, "Foo-y", because I've been wearing YD in the triple digits and it's even better than during winter time. The scent is already warm, but wait for it - AHhhh, warm, sweet warmth! It gets warmer and warmer as the temp rises, so how can that be bad? It's not like it turns or anything. It's just SO inviting and enjoyable!!! LOVE MY YOUYH DEW!!!