The One That Changed My Mind…

Flash back five or so years ago to my first encounter with Esteé Lauder’s Bronze Goddess – I spritzed a little on myself and was fast on a mission to rub the scent off. Given the fact that two of the key notes are vanilla and coconut this didn’t really make sense as I love any kind of vanilla scent. I felt this way every summer when so many people around me were going nuts for the stuff until this year – summer hit and I’m all over the scent. I can smell people wearing it a mile off and it got to the stage where I had a spendy moment in duty free and had to get a bottle of my own.

In terms of notes, it’s a pretty busy scent in comparison to the other fragrances in my collection, but given the notes that now heavily dominate my current fragrance family, it’s no wonder this scent caught my nose. I’m never very good at the descriptive side of scents, so I’ve whipped a little something off the Esteé Lauder website to help make things a little more accurate…

Sensuous Notes: 

Amber, Coconut Milk, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver, Myrrh 

 Warm Notes: 

Juicy Mandarin, Sicilian Bergamont, Lemon, Pulpy Orange 

 Radiant Notes: 

Tiare Flower, Jasmine, Magnolia Petals, Orange Flower Buds, Lavender”

Et voila! Are you a B.G lover? Whether the answer is yes or no I think we should also just take this final moment for packaging appriciation – ombre yellow to pink with a gold lid – definitely the best looking bottle yet!


  1. Catherine Marie
    17 Jun 2015 / 8:52 am

    This sounds lovely don't think I've ever tried it must hunt it down on my next Boots trip.

    Catherine x The Beauty Trove

  2. liza prideaux
    17 Jun 2015 / 8:54 am

    I absolutely adore this fragrance, summer in a bottle!

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

  3. pocketful of make up.
    17 Jun 2015 / 9:01 am

    I love the scent too and finally this year I got a bottle myself 🙂 And yes, the bottle is the prettiest ever!

    You can find my post on it here:

    Marie x

  4. Olivia S
    17 Jun 2015 / 9:05 am

    I can't believe I've never given this a smell – I will have a spritz when I next pass EL. The bottle is so pretty Xx

    Olivia –

  5. Chloe Marie Stuart-Monteith
    17 Jun 2015 / 9:11 am

    I love to smell the scent. the bottle is simple but so pretty to see!

  6. Emily Miller
    17 Jun 2015 / 9:14 am

    I've never tried this for myself but I've heard loads of good things about it. The ombre packaging is so pretty!

  7. Stephiemcd
    17 Jun 2015 / 9:29 am

    I love this perfume. I swear its one of those scents where I smile the second I put it on – think its the summer vibes!

  8. Sara Imzil
    17 Jun 2015 / 9:31 am

    The packaging is stunning!


  9. Lucy
    17 Jun 2015 / 9:35 am

    I'm just finishing up the last dregs of last years bottle – I try and use it sparingly as it is only limited edition each year and sells so quickly. The new bottle is packaged up prettily waiting for me to spritz till my hearts content. Summer in a bottle needs to be their tag line for it!

    She's So Lucy

  10. Maddy
    17 Jun 2015 / 9:38 am

    This sounds amazing and I love the bottle x
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD // Enter my £180+ Summer Giveaway here

  11. Talisa Tossell
    17 Jun 2015 / 9:41 am

    I've always loved this packaging! Need to pick it up.

    ROOM TOUR 2015

  12. Lauren S
    17 Jun 2015 / 9:53 am

    I've never smelt the product but the hype every year catches my eye! Amber and Sandalwood are some of my fave scents

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  13. Cate EC
    17 Jun 2015 / 10:23 am

    I do love summery scents – I keep meaning to pick this up and smell it but I actually haven't done yet!! xx

    The perks of being a hipster- Why I have never been so glad that blogging isn’t my job

  14. Tessa
    17 Jun 2015 / 10:28 am

    That scent sounds incredibly lovely, I'll have to try this scent if I see it around!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  15. Sabina B.
    17 Jun 2015 / 10:39 am

    I need it! 🙂

  16. nueyork
    17 Jun 2015 / 11:05 am

    This sounds like such an amazing scent, I need to go and try it out!

  17. Allison S.
    17 Jun 2015 / 12:08 pm

    My grandmother wears nothing but Estee Lauder perfumes so every time I smell them I just think of her!
    Allison from Mercuteify

  18. Courtney Williamson
    17 Jun 2015 / 12:36 pm

    I've heard so many great things about this perfume but I still haven't tried it! // x

  19. Sara Fleming
    17 Jun 2015 / 12:46 pm

    I love this, it's my ultimate Summer scent!

    Sara – She Who Is Short

  20. faith pierce
    17 Jun 2015 / 1:17 pm

    I've actually never smelled this one, but the packaging is dreamy!

  21. Kendal
    17 Jun 2015 / 2:03 pm

    I have never smelled this before, but I've heard so many great things about it that I must!!

    Kendal | Life With Kendal

  22. Neeltje | Thoughts in Style
    17 Jun 2015 / 2:05 pm

    Sounds like a lovely scent! Perfect for the summer time!

  23. Catherine Sayer
    17 Jun 2015 / 2:23 pm

    I'm still yet to smell this but it sounds amazing! Love the packaging too x

  24. Claire
    17 Jun 2015 / 3:00 pm

    I was exactly the same, I sniffed it every summer for the last 4 years and couldn't decide whether I like it or not. I actually gave it lats week in duty free and now I absolutely love it. I could kick myself for not indulging earlier 🙂
    xxx Claire

  25. susancenliang
    17 Jun 2015 / 3:07 pm

    Sounds like a lovely scent!

  26. Lillie Mysel
    17 Jun 2015 / 3:24 pm

    I love how specific you were with this scent! I'm such a fan of Estee Lauder 🙂 xx

  27. Kimberley Miller
    17 Jun 2015 / 3:29 pm

    The bottle looks incredibly inviting. I saw this while at work today and it's a good size as well! May give it a go in the next Price Match.

    Kim x
    The Lens Affair

  28. Alannah Harrigan
    17 Jun 2015 / 4:13 pm

    This scent sounds like heaven ! The packing is so pretty too 🙂

  29. Freya Bellingham
    17 Jun 2015 / 5:01 pm

    I must go and smell this scent, I've heard sooo much about it!

    Freya |

  30. Nikoleta Ljuljduraj
    17 Jun 2015 / 7:19 pm

    The scent is amazing! Love this one! 🙂

    Nikoleta, xoxo.

  31. Maireem Maneje
    17 Jun 2015 / 7:32 pm

    this scent sounds divine 😀

  32. Laura Rose
    17 Jun 2015 / 7:56 pm

    I tried this recently after seeing on another blog! definitely something I'd love to buy – it's the perfect summer fragrance!

    Rose and Weston x

  33. Erin and Katherine
    17 Jun 2015 / 8:40 pm

    I definitely want to try this — the notes are right up my street and it sounds like the epitome of summer scents! Haven't been able to track it down just yet in stores.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  34. Sophie V
    17 Jun 2015 / 9:06 pm

    Great recommendation Im in the hunt for a new scent!! I've been using Calvin Klein shock for ages, but I find it doesn't last on me at all…

  35. Sara Chergui
    17 Jun 2015 / 9:21 pm

    This is looking super nice !


  36. Alexandraetseschiens
    18 Jun 2015 / 11:35 am

    This perfume sound perfect for the summer !

    Alexandra xx

  37. Emily McCue
    18 Jun 2015 / 11:49 am

    I've never smelt this, but I know I need to!

    Emily x

  38. Jasmine Harding
    18 Jun 2015 / 3:37 pm

    Huuuuuge lover of this perfume. It smells heaven. It really is Summer holidays in a bottle!

    Jasmine |

  39. Veebz Boo
    18 Jun 2015 / 9:04 pm

    OMG this is my all time favourite scent, and I'm always raving about it on my blog! I love this year's new bottle too. Think I need to get it just for that, even though I haven't run out of the one I'm using at the moment.


  40. Rachel Ang
    19 Jun 2015 / 4:19 am

    Pretty bottle! Will definitely look out to smell this one!

    Rachel x

  41. Ailsa Galashan
    19 Jun 2015 / 9:32 pm

    Love this post well done!

  42. Champagne Lifestyle
    19 Jun 2015 / 10:44 pm

    Such a lovely scent! I really wanna invest! 🙂

  43. MadeFrom Beauty
    20 Jun 2015 / 8:36 pm

    Stunning photos! As usual!
    I would love to try this, I haven't even seen it in stores yet – I must live in a sleepy town!

  44. Mellissa Marshall
    21 Jun 2015 / 9:14 pm

    This sounds lovely, I love Estee Lauder fragrances! 🙂

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