I don't think too many people feel neutral about this scent. I have the vintage bottle of the EDP and also the body oil, but recently I ordered a new bottle from Amazon for 23.00. The dry down is beautiful, powdery, patchouli and sandalwood. The bath oil smells like a sweeter version *of the drydown* of the EDP. Since that is my favorite part I feel like something is missing when I wear the bath oil.I think everyone should sample this timeless beauty. Also, I personally have a low tolerance for sweetness in perfume and find the bath oil too sweet for my tastes.
My current 2018 Youth Dew in the vintage 1953 blue bottle (Thank you Nordstrom for carrying this) is actually the BEST smelling Youth Dew I have ever had or smelled. The scent is similar to the ointment that my great-grandmother used to apply on us when my sisters and I were sick, it gave us comfort and sleep better. This perfume takes me back to the mid 80s as a twelve year old.ONE spray on the wrists and then touch the inner folds of the arm, and the scent is amazing. I would say that this deserves a place beside other famous perfumes, like Shalimar and Chanel no.5 Now that I'm old enough to appreciate it, I smell a warm, spicy, vintage oriental perfume. YD is the scent of a by-gone era, when a perfume was meant to be a perfume, not a sugary water with some fruit thrown in. The woman who wears Youth Dew is assertive, self-assured and incredibly alluring. The scent is super strong, I can't imagine how strong it is if I bought the spray bottle.If this sounds like you or a special lady in your life, then look no further and get this regal and beautiful spiced goddess perfume. This is definitely a "classic" and exuberant fragrance. My Keywords: old fashioned bars, women with manners peculiarly dressed, society life, old movies, literature, big theatres, bold, hard liquor, seduction, women with overloaded make-up, ferment. Just not for me :) I have been wearing a sample given to me mixed with Indian Night Jasmine oil from The Body Shop. I like Youth Dew but i find it a bit intimidating however mixing it with jasmine( or sandalwood) makes it more " me". I want to leave another review now that I have used the bath oil for a while.Bravo the house of Lauder for making such a sublime magical perfume ! Songs for the scent: (introvert side): Julie London - Cry Me A River (exhuberant side): Liza Minnelli - Cabaret Yes, it's definitely a Love or Hate scent. I really love the newer version, I find the vintage very cloying and too strong, it almost smells like it has gone off. But I think the current version is absolutely lovely, very spicy and powdery on my skin. It reminds her of her grandmother/mother along with Lanvin Arpege. I have used it in the tub and also put some into a rollerball and used as perfume.I have a current version and can only imagine that those describing a sillage monster must have vintage or original formulas.