Estée Lauder, Bronze Goddess

Here’s the thing about Bronze Goddess: it’s like finding out that triple-chocolate cheesecake has no calories, and there’s a service that will deliver it to your front door every day for the cost of a Diet Coke.

Because, at $55 (full retail!) for a 100mL bottle, they’re practically giving the stuff away. And it feels so indulgent—in smell, yes, but also in my newly adopted application method. Since Robin assures us,

you’ll want to use it as a body spray, not dab it on pulse points, and it is light enough that you could just about bathe in it without creating more sillage than those around you could stand.
from Robin’s review of the original, Azurée Soleil

I have taken her sage advice quite literally, and have been bathing in the stuff with absolute abandon. Hairspray? Check. Body spray? Check. On my clothes? Sure! Is ten spritzes three times a day too much? Naahhh. That’s just about right.

It’s an Eau Fraiche Skinscent—which I admit, I have no idea what that means. It actually has pretty good lasting power, even if the projection is minimal. It lasts better than a cologne, and beats the hell out of some of Chanel’s Les Exclusifs line EDT’s. After each dousing, I feel sufficiently decadent for about four hours afterward, and since the application is fun, I don’t mind doing it morning, noon, and night.

Because it smells good.

Bronze Goddess smells like frolicking in a perfectly fitting bikini (because in this dream all bikinis fit perfectly) on a deserted tropical island beach with your Adonis-bodied lover; cheese-cake and margaritas flow like milk and honey in the promised land, your skin naturally repels harmful UVA/UVB rays, and your armpits are naturally hairless.

This is the ultimate summer comfort skin-scent—snap one up while the getting is good!

More reviews: Now Smell This :: Aromascope :: beauty addict :: basenotes


34 thoughts on “Estée Lauder, Bronze Goddess

  1. I need a tropical paradise dream and I need it fast – so I’d love to win a ticket to that wonderful place! 🙂

    1. Sensuous Noir is great—I almost bought a small bottle of it too, but exercised the tiniest restraint… you’ve been entered! Good luck! 😉

  2. The beast has awoken from her sleep and is catching up on the blogs!! Hello everyone!

    I love Estee fragrances, so I would love to be entered in your draw. How nice of Cho to help you out!

  3. Count me out of the draw, but I’m glad to hear yet again that BG is so delicious. I’ll wait now until summer rolls around here before trying. I like your island. It can’t be completely deserted or their would be no-one to serve the cheesecake and margaritas (I’d rpefer a martini, thanks). Damn, I’m not doing the housework myself!

    1. I can see myself draining this bottle in within a month or two, and buying it annually to celebrate the summer; this is a really fun scent! 🙂

      And you’re right, I’m NOT doing the laundry in this fantasy 😉

  4. Does it also give one the luminous skin that you have in your honeymoon photo? That would be a bonus! Please count me in on the draw. 🙂

  5. 5 ml is a perfect size almost for any scent! Now I wish I’ve tried it already to know if I want this one… I can’t resist, I want to be in a draw! But I promise that if I win and do not appreciate it enough I’ll pass it onto the next participant.

    P.S. I also think that this lipstick looks great on you.

  6. No need to enter me for the draw as I have a bottle of my own which I adore! 🙂
    Your description is perfect – when I bought the eau fraiche, I also bought the body oil and enjoyed it all through summer – it really feels decadent and everyone wanted to know what I was wearing. 🙂

    Btw, I’m not as lucky with the price, here it retails for almost 100$.

      1. No, not 100 euros, but dollars. Which is still the double the price than in US.
        But Olfactoria, I think this is only valid for Croatia, I ordered my bottle from a friend in Germany and I believe it was around 40 euros there.

        I think you should check it out. 🙂 Or maybe not, you might fall in love and then what? 😉

    1. Zowie! One-hundred dollars is a lot, though I’m glad to hear that you have and enjoy your own bottle, even if I am sorry it cost so much!



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