A fragrance fantasy…an intoxication of the senses. Estée Lauder Beyond Paradise transports you to a perfect world of optimism and wonder. Unfolds on your skin with a fascinating blend of tropical wetness, zesty freshness and bursting floralcy.
Price: R750 for 50ml
Retailers: Selected department stores nationwide.
I’ve never believed in having a signature fragrance. My fragrance collection is almost as large as my shoe collection, and I have a different scent to suit my every mood. I select my fragrance for the day the same way I do my outfit – in front of an open cupboard door with everything on display, and then reach for the one I feel drawn to.
However… There is one exception to my approach. For my seventeenth birthday, my mom gave me a bottle of Estée Lauder Beyond Paradise. It was my first “non-teenager” fragrance, and I instantly fell in love with the scent. To me, it embodies exactly what its name suggests – I am transported to a tropical paradise every time I smell the beautiful combination of exotic flowers, ambrette seed, zebrano wood and fruits.
I have since gone through a couple of bottles of Beyond Paradise, but never fail to replace it as soon as it empties. It is my go-to fragrance for almost every occasion, and I have worn it to every job interview, family function and first date I’ve ever attended. I never grow tired of it and it never disappoints – the scent stays put the entire day long.
This little gem is the closest I have ever come to having my own signature scent and I can wear it no matter what the weather or my mood. Definitely one of my top favourite fragrances of all time!