Estée Lauder Eau de Private Collection Puzzle {Fragrance News}




The 1970s classic green floral perfume by Estée Lauder initially worn both by the brand founder and Grace Kelly, Private Collection, turned up together with fair weather at a local perfumery in the guise of an Eau de Private Collection. The packaging is slightly different. The flacon, inspired by a gold bar, slips out of the box on its back instead of lying on its side as for the spray parfum concentration. The glass of the bottle is frosted. And of course the concentration has been reworked...

There are many new eaux versions of fragrances this season, but this one seems to have been around for a while. You vaguely remember seeing two different concentrations in the past on the Estée Lauder website, but it's not there anymore.

The brand itself have no readily available specialized press materials concerning this iteration. They have the perfume, and now I have it, but I can't tell you therefore when it was created. It's re-appearing this spring is all I can say. I will also be able to review it later on.

And to make things even more intriguing, when I finally had the idea of turning to the fragrance industry bible directory Michael Edwards Fragrances of the World 2012, it's not listed in there.

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  1. Oh, dear. I hope they're not doing anything to the original. It's hard to find in my country as it is (thankfully we always have the internet) and it's been my Mother's signature scent for three decades!

    • No, I want to reassure you and stress that its is actually the original in the spray parfum version that is the only one still available on the Estée Lauder site.

      Chant Wagner
  2. I don't know if this might help you...

    I have a bottle of Eau de Private Collection and I must have bought it somewhere during the mid-90s. I don't know what concentration it is, but I would qualify it as an edp as it is very long-lasting. I also have an even older tiny teardrop shaped bottle (7ml) of the pure perfume extract. The box says "Private Collection Perfume".

    Here in Belgium classic White Linen still comes in 2 concentrations: edp and edt. I also remember Alliage being available in Sport Spray and Eau d'Alliage. Estée as Super Perfume, Super Eau de Parfum and Super Cologne; one of which was called "Estée Daytime" in the 1970s.

    • Yes, this is very helpful. Thank you very much. The Eau de Private Collection must be in limited distribution then. I had not seen it turn up before, at least in recent times.

      Chant Wagner

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