Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, spokesmodel for Estee Lauder’s Pure White Linen Pink Coral fragrance
I’m *so not* an OG Estee Lauder White Linen kinda girl.
I know it’s considered a classic scent and loved by millions of women, but it always seemed too formal and
kinda old lady overly mature to me.
That’s why I never expected to like EL’s new interpretation of the fragrance, Pure White Linen Pink Coral ($40).
The Bulgarian rose in the OG White Linen scent makes me think back to being a kid at family parties. My mom would always make me do my rounds, kissing cheeks on all of my aunties and grandmas. I could almost see the air around them. It was thick, and it smelled just like White Linen and fried fish (a fragrance common to Filipino get togethers, LOL!).
But EL lightened up with Pure White Linen Pink Coral. She’s fresher (so fresh!) than her older sister (the original White Linen) and more my cup of tea.
Pure White Linen Pink Coral joins Pure White Linen (a fruity floral with notes of orange and raspberry) and Pure White Linen Light Breeze (a citrus with grapefruit and Italian Bergamot), two other interpretations of the original White Linen fragrance.
Pure White Linen Pink Coral starts off with a burst of fresh cut green apple slices and crushed jasmine petals.
At first whiff I get a picture of a summer seaside wedding. The bride and her bridesmaids are standing with their bouquets held low, waiting for their cue to walk barefoot down a sandy aisle strewn with flower petals — casual, light and hopeful.
A short time later (about 30 minutes), Pure White Linen Pink Coral’s middle notes appear, and the fragrance becomes a joyful, fresh floral mix of honeysuckle, cherry blossom and sweet pea flower.
As the scent dries down over the next few hours, vanilla and sandalwood emerge — sexy but coy, like a little black dress that fits in all the right places without having to show too much skin.
I’ve been wearing the scent 24/7 for the past week and like it so much that I’m thinking about springing for the matching $40 body lotion, oy!
Officially, Estee Lauder describes Pure White Linen Pink Coral as a fresh floral with a “delicate, tender and peaceful” feeling. “It sweeps over the senses, gentle as the ocean at dawn in waves of sea-kissed Apple Blossoms, Waterfruits, Sweet Peas and Camellias blushed with Honeysuckle and Sandalwood.”
- Top notes: apple blossom, clear aldehydes, waterfruits, pink peppercorns and Chinese Berry Mist
- Middle notes: jasmine, pink peony, camellia flower, cherry blossom, sweet pea and honeysuckle
- Base notes: vanilla, heliotrope and sandalwood
Estee Lauder Pure White Linen Pink Coral Fragrance
Price: $40 for a 1-oz spray bottle
Use: A light and fresh floral with a youthful vibe
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
You might like Estee Lauder Pure White Linen Pink Coral Fragrance if…
- …you like light but complex fragrances,
- …you like the smell of jasmine, honeysuckle and cherry blossom,
- …you’re looking for a feminine but casual fragrance, alluring but not overly sexy.
EL always *rawks* the summer fragrance department; Pure White Linen Pink Coral is the third recent Estee Lauder summer scent to catch my olfactory attention. Last year’s Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia stole my heart, and a few months ago Pleasures Baie Rose Peony Splash made a splash (ha!) with me.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hope they continue cranking out winners like these scents every summer.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,