The Estee Lauder Beautiful Magnolia collection began with the success of the best-selling, Beautiful Magnolia Eau de Parfum. As you may have guessed by the name, the iconic Beautiful Magnolia range is a celebration of lush, velvety white magnolia petals; each blooming floral scent feels romantic and bursts with delicate warm woods and soft luminous musks.
Do they sound like perfumes you’d love to try? Discover more about each scent and why each iconic fragrance has become a best-seller.
The Beautiful Magnolia Collection Smells Like…
Beautiful Magnolia Eau de Parfum:
The original Estee Lauder Beautiful Magnolia Eau de Parfum 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.
Beautiful Magnolia Eau de Parfum opens with a dreamy blend of sweet, fresh magnolia petals, which doesn’t become too heavy as it’s refreshed and lifted by crisp, herbal Maté tea and the transparency of water lotus. In the heart, Estee Lauder reveals the intoxicating quality of Magnolia by mixing notes of nectar-like magnolia oil, solar gardenia and sweet Turkish rose. Finally, rich cedarwood, sandalwood and musk add warmth, power and smooth sensuality to the scent.
Beautiful Magnolia Intense Eau de Parfum:
If you prefer a perfume with more depth, you’ll love the rich, Beautiful Magnolia Intense Eau de Parfum. The chypre-floral fragrance starts with a honeyed, juicy splash of mandarin oil, green violet leaf and a warm, spicy dash of cardamom oil. The heart is a darker spin on the original, leaning into spicer and earthier notes rather than solar; it pays homage to the fresh, romantic white floral magnolia, while the iris adds a soft powdery touch with a hint of earthy woodiness from patchouli. The Intense Eau de Parfum deepens the original’s base notes with an addition of soft leather, transforming into a seductive base of soft musk, cedarwood and vanilla.
Beautiful Magnolia L’Eau Eau de Toilette:
The 2023 addition to the Beautiful Magnolia Collection, L’Eau Eau de Toilette, is a carefree blend of lush magnolia, soft lavender, creamy amber, and luminous musk. The floral-musk fragrance starts with a light aromatic blend of lavender and water mint lifted by the crispness of water lotus. The scent draws you in with a bouquet of romantic roses blossoms in the heart alongside the signature rich magnolia note. To finish, L’Eau amplifies the classic base notes of cedarwood and musk with a creamy amber note for a seductive trail that will keep you leaning in for more.
What’s The Story Behind The Collection?
The face of the original fragrance, Ana de Armas, told the first tale of the modern love story; the scent’s top notes symbolise the lightning bolt moment you first cast your eyes on true love, and the magnolia note represents loyalty in love. The romantic story continues in an explosion of passion that takes over your senses in the heart before you’re swept away by Beautiful Magnolia’s soft, lingering base.
The love story adds a new chapter with each addition to the Beautiful Magnolia collection; the intense EDP is a whirlwind of emotions and a sensual and passionate love affair, told note by note. L’Eau is bold, romantic and endlessly optimistic, allowing you to experience a forever-love story from beginning to end.
You Will Love This If…
If you love white floral fragrances, this collection is for you. Each scent offers a unique twist on the magnolia’s romantic white floral bouquet with sweet or earthy chypre-florals. The perfect scent for your wedding day, the ‘Beautiful’ fragrance collection was originally designed for budding brides in 1984.
Why We’re Excited To Try Beautiful Magnolia Eau de Parfum:
This Collection 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; it honours the pure aroma of magnolia’s curling white petals.
The classic Beautiful Magnolia EDP reminds me of Issey Miyake Eau & Magnolia; they are both fresh, but Beautiful Magnolia is creamier and headier. And, of course, all of the Beautiful Magnolia collection share similarities; the intense version of Beautiful has a slightly darker, deeper chypre side, whilst L’Eau plays into Beautiful Magnolia’s seductive side with a warm musk that lingers on the skin.
Is The Estee Lauder Beautiful Magnolia Range 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 for men or a fragrance for women, then it’s important to note that the Beautiful Magnolia fragrances are traditionally feminine perfumes due to their bright 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. Again, L’Eau Eau de Toilette performed well – I could still smell it on my skin after four hours. But the longest-lasting had to be the Beautiful Magnolia Intense Eau de Parfum.
What’s Special About The Bottle?
Chic, elegant and, well, beautiful, the Beautiful Magnolia fragrance bottles feature clear glass that allows you to see the juice. The classic fragrance has a delicate pink juice instead of the Intense version’s peachier colour; L’Eau Eau de Toilette falls perfectly in between with a subtle pink shade.
All the bottles in the Estee Lauder Beautiful Magnolia collection have a smooth, rippled effect, topped with a statement lid draped in a strip of silver.
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