Summer Memories – Review: Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess

Hello gorgeous Olfactoria’s Travelers,

Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse and today I thought we could chat about beachy scents, well one beachy scent. I know the northern hemisphere is getting colder and sometimes you need a sprayed reminder of the joys of summer. That lush and tropical zing that will put the spring back in your step and a swaggering swing in your hips.

Bronze Goddess by Estée Lauder

Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche 2010 Estee Lauder FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Sicilian bergamot, mandarin
Heart: Tiare milk, Tahitian gardenia, coconut oil, orange blossom, jasmine, magnolia petals, myrrh accord
Base: Amber, sandalwood, vetiver, caramel, coconut cream

Bronze Goddess always smells like having a great time with my friends, middle of summer call around lunch time to organise a meal and then hanging out. Nothing specific but a lazy afternoon or evening enjoying the fabulous outdoors and food in Sydney. I know the Europeans invented al fresco dining but we Aussies have made it our own. Somehow we make it simple yet always try also to make it feel like an occasion. You know that No-Worries scent that smells awesome and you never have to worry about it? Has some pretty changes to keep you interested but basically is such a good fit you can really relax into it, that’s Bronze Goddess.

No one needs to try to be be rich, smart, sexy or amusing in Bronze Goddess because you smell like a total cool kid all day anyway. You may even find its laid back bonhomie inspiring. Sometimes just relaxing into yourself can be the best way to spend an afternoon with friends, and if you are all that anyway then Bronze Goddess will amp it up.

bronze-goddess-by-estee-lauder BarBQ Skitterphoto PixabayPhoto Stolen Pixabay

I have the 2010 version of Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche but the whole range are all a fun holiday tropical type spritz that is extremely pretty, has good sillage and projection and they last well too. Coconut and/or jasmine seem to be the standout notes in the whole set and it’s the kind of carefree summery scent that smells like you are out for fun and are an uncomplicated, happy, breezy person ready for what ever the world holds. Bronze Goddess is not a fragrance you wear to smell corporate and tough, this is your fun laid back self. The lovely creamy amber in the base is warm enough to keep the chill of night away too.

bronze-goddess-by-estee-lauder sunset autumn PexelsPhoto Stolen Pexels

Further reading: Olfactoria’s Travels and Bois de Jasmin
FragranceNet has $59/100ml before coupon
Surrender To Chance has samples starting at $3/ml

What is your summer scent memory fragrance?
Portia xx


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24 Responses to Summer Memories – Review: Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess

  1. Undina says:

    Bronze Goddess is the scent of my Hawaii vacation and those years when I cannot go there (like this year), I use it to conjure a memory of the previous trips.

    I love Bronze Goddess and shall wear it tomorrow (it’ll be a hot day here – +32C, believe it or not). Thank you for the pleasant reminder 🙂

  2. Ines says:

    Bronze Goddess IS my summer scent memory fragrance. 😀 It always goes on summer vacations with me.

  3. Tara says:

    Portia, I love the way you associate this “No-Worries” fragrance with a spontaneous gathering of friends in the midst of summer. The relaxed Aussie outdoor lifestyle is just so appealing.

    Prodigieux le parfum is my summer scent memory but when that comes to an end I will give Bronze Goddess another try.

    • One day Tara, You’ll come down here and spend a spring/summer. You can camp with us and do your own thing, we’ll be your base and I have family and friends all over Oz. We can’t wait to have you.
      HURRY UP.
      Portia xx

  4. Hamamelis says:

    A Lancaster summer fragrance was recommended on a Dutch perfume blog, Sole Di Capri Eau d’Eté. I bought it for a song in Spain, it has the typical Bronze Goddess scent, ylang, tiare, and some tuberose and what makes it different is a prominent fignote, all very beachy and lovely.I don’t know if Lancaster is easily available down under or in the US, but if it is and fyou like Bronze Goddess it is blind buy worthy.

    • Sounds so good. I’m back in Europe in Feb so I’ll look for it.
      Trying not to blind buy anything anymore.
      Portia xx

      • Hamamelis says:

        Hi Portia, it is a typical 2015 release, so it is probably gone by 2016 or hopefully you will find it with extra discount! Nice that you will be travelling in Europe, I’m happy to send you a decant then if you have an address I can send it to.

  5. Sandra says:

    I weep for the long lost summer days. It has gotten cold and dreary here and this was an uplifting read. I love Bronze Goddess but have not worn it often enough. My summer scent memories are Carnal Flower. Xo

    • Carnal Flower Sandra, excellent choice.
      VIENNA DREARY? As if. We love it more in the winter, everything looks like a postcard.
      Portia xx

    • Fazal Cheema says:

      I got Carnal Flower original version last a tuberose it does remind of me of Sander No. 4…I must say I am a little udnerwhelmed given its reputation because i expected a little skany side to it..Carnal is more a bitter tuberose…and i have original thicker formula so i cannot even blame reformulation for my next hunt is POAL in original formula which i am 110 percent sure, will knock me over…

  6. empliau says:

    Portia dear – I envy you your upcoming summer, our days are getting darker and last year we had almost 2 metres of snow! and they’re predicting much the same for this year so … bring on the summery memories… probably my favorite is Mito, green and garden … so fabulous and comforting at the same time xxoo

    • WOW empliau,
      2 meters of snow is enormous, were you snowed in? How did you survive?
      We feel like it’s early summer this year having hit temperatures around 40C already. I love all the seasons as long as I can keep myself comfortable.
      Portia xx

      • empliau says:

        We got them gradually, over a two month period, but with no thaws. Worse, the storms here are nor’easters and our house faces the northeast, on a corner. Many a day after a storm I would resent my neighbors across the street who had less snow due to the way the wind drifted the snow in front of the house. I didn’t know I could throw snow onto snowbanks higher than my head, but needs must when the New England winter drives.
        40 is definitely summer. The calendar, like the Code, is really more like guidelines … (I love Jack Sparrow and really wish I could rock that eyeliner like Johnny Depp!)

  7. Vanessa says:

    It is to Undina that I am indebted for introducing me to Bronze Goddess – the regular version – and I haven’t looked back. Tender, delicate, beachy, with a little sultry kick – what’s not to love at any time of year!

  8. Received a sample of this recently from Holly and obviously, predictably, naturally, I loved it (with reservations: a bit too sandalwoody but there you go, still lovely). And OBVIOUSLY it isn’t’ sold in Japan (how dull). Next time I am in the ooh kay this is definitely getting bought (or has it already been reformulated?)

  9. melissapham2015 says:

    Thank you for sharing. I’d like to try it. Hope to hear more from you.

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