With so many Estée Lauder products to choose from, it’s hard to play favourites. But that won’t stop us from trying. Here’s what we’re loving this month.
Rose de Grasse
Womankind’s obsession with the rose dates back centuries, and spares very few of us. Estée was certainly not immune to the undeniable power of the enchanting flower’s intoxicating aroma and formulated a number of her best-selling perfumes with its precious essence. The predisposition apparently runs in the family: for the first offering from her brand new Premier Collection of fine, rare, and artisanal fragrances, Aerin Lauder has put the spotlight on Rosa Centifolia, the fabled multi-petal bloom that is harvested in the South of France every May. Blended with the richness of Bulgarian rose otto and the softness of Turkish rose absolute—as well as hints of amber seed, violet woods, and musk—Aerin’s Rose de Grasse eau de parfum essentially bottles the effect of your favourite fresh-cut arrangement—and makes a serious case for flacons over flowers.