“Boy, they really sold out — Hearst — didn’t they?” said Allan Mottus, a beauty industry analyst who publishes the Informationist, a trade publication. Mr. Mottus added: “You have to take your hat off to Lauder. It is an enormous coup.”
— The New York Times notes that the July issue of Harper's Bazaar devotes considerable editorial space to the four spokesmodels for Estee Lauder Sensuous. Read more in A Cover, 40 Pages, 4 Faces and One Perfume.
Clever of them. At the tiny mall in my small town, the Lauder SA spouted notes and indicated a big, splashy local launch near the end of July. No testers yet.
Really, no testers for another month?? Macys & Nordstrom seem to both have it in stock already.
Tiny mall, small town. No Macy's, no Nordstrom. *deep sigh*
Just popping in to add that Allure used one of the Sensuous models, Hilary Rhoda, in the July issue. She fills seven pages of a twelve-page feature on “sexy” beauty. A sidebar on perfume is called “Sensual Scents” (interesting word choice). I guess Conde' Nast is contributing to the Sensuous publicity groundswell, too.
Thanks, I haven't even opened that issue yet — I'll go take off the plastic
Phoenix/Scottsdale: We have Nordstrom, NM, Saks, and as of 10 days ago, no one had a sample, no one had anything other than a suggestion to order it online. Unsniffed? Not even for molten rivers of woods. Or rivers of molten woods. Or Molton Brown for that matter, either.
Really, even there? I'm surprised, I'd think Nordstrom would at least have a tester if not the actual thing for sale. I wouldn't order it unsniffed either, especially since it's bound to appear soon enough.
They have a tester at Holt Renfrew in Montreal – I sniffed it, it's okay but I probably wouldn't wear it. Smells like 30 other things I've already smelled, although not unpleasant.
It seems to be getting a “love it or hate it” reaction on MakeupAlley. Agree it is not astounding original, but I am in the “love it” camp.