I took the day off yesterday, so to speak, so I don't have a real fragrance review this morning. I am testing the new Youth Dew Amber Nude, created by Tom Ford for Estee Lauder. It is a lightly spicy oriental scent (see the fragrance notes here) that pays homage to the original Youth Dew but throws in a smattering of modern notes (bare skin accord, fresh tea, ginger, chocolate). It is considerably lighter and softer than Youth Dew, but it isn't a sheer perfume by any means. It is much, much better than I expected it would be, but I don't like amber so it is no surprise that I don't adore it. If you are an amber fan and you have tried it, please comment.
Sincere apologies for this particularly lame post! Perhaps I should have just called in sick? Come back on Monday and hopefully I'll have something better.
Bonus reading: an interview with Tom Ford in Style.