Beautiful Magnolia: The Scent For The Transitional Season

Estee Lauder Beautiful Magnolia Eau de Parfum Review

An icon and a best-seller, Beautiful Magnolia by Estee Lauder is a true celebration of lush, velvety white magnolia petals – as you’d guess from the name! It’s a little bit fresh but also deliciously sweet and creamy – but above all, it’s utterly romantic and radiant.

Keen to find out all about it? Read on for my Beautiful Magnolia review, where I’ll reveal why this stunning scent is a best-seller for the beloved Estee Lauder brand.

Estee Lauder Beauitful Magnolia Notes


This Fragrance Smells Like…

Estee Lauder Beautiful Magnolia is a charming white floral fragrance that carefully handles rich, heady white petals. It has the hypnotic velvety side of white floral fragrances, but there’s also a freshness and a light, airy quality here too.

Beautiful Magnolia starts out with a dreamy blend of sweet, fresh magnolia petals, which never become too heavy as they’re refreshed and lifted by crisp, herbal Maté tea and the transparency of water lotus. Now that you’re prepared for the power of magnolia, Estee Lauder reveals the intoxicating capabilities of this flower by lacing the heart with nectar-like magnolia oil, which blends beautifully with the dazzling notes of solar gardenia and deep Turkish rose. Finally, smooth, rich cedarwood, sandalwood and musk add their warmth, power and sensuality to the scent.


What’s The Story Behind This Scent?

With talented actor, Ana de Armas, as the face of the fragrance, Beautiful Magnolia Eau de Parfum tells the tale of a modern love story. The top notes are inspired by that lightning bolt moment you first spot your true love; this is epitomised by the magnolia note, which symbolises loyalty in love. An explosion of passion takes over your senses in the heart before you’re swept away by Beautiful Magnolia’s soft, lingering base.


You Will Love This If…

This will be right up your street if you love white floral fragrances. Yes, it’s a white floral perfume, but it’s also fresh and modern. And if you’re looking for a wedding fragrance, this is definitely one to try out ahead of the big day – it’ll complement your bouquet perfectly.


This Perfume Smells Similar To:

If you’re familiar with the scent of magnolia, or know any perfumes with a magnolia note, you’ll have a fair idea of what Beautiful Magnolia smells like as it honours the pure scent of magnolia’s curling white petals.

It reminds me of Issey Miyake Eau & Magnolia as they both have a fresh side, but Beautiful Magnolia Eau de Parfum is a creamier and headier white floral fragrance. Of course, Beautiful Magnolia Eau de Parfum also shares similarities with Beautiful Magnolia Intense, but the intense version of Beautiful has a slightly darker, deeper chypre side.

Estee Lauder Beautiful Magnolia Review

Is Estee Lauder Beautiful Magnolia Unisex?

Fragrance has no gender to us here at Escentual – if you love it, wear it! But, if you prefer to buy a scent knowing whether it’s presented as a fragrance for men or a fragrance for women, then it’s important to note that Beautiful Magnolia is a traditionally feminine perfume due to its sweet floral tone.


What’s The Longevity Like?

Estee Lauder Beautiful Magnolia lasted a good six hours when I tried it out on my skin, which I was pleased with for an Eau de Parfum.


What’s Special About The Bottle?

Chic, elegant and, well, beautiful, the Beautiful Magnolia fragrance bottle features clear glass that allows you to see the very delicate pink fragrance within. Mirroring all of the perfumes in the Estee Lauder Beautiful collection, the bottle has a smooth, rippled effect and is topped with a statement lid that is draped in a strip of silver.


Why We’re Excited To Try Beautiful Magnolia:

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