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Fragrance Review: Bali Dream by Estee Lauder

Back in April, I was browsing around the duty-free shop while waiting for a flight and I felt myself drawn to this beautiful new, pink eau de parfum bottle from Estee Lauder called Bali Dream ($42). I love the bottle's bubble-gum color, and the scent inside is so light, pleasant and tropical, I couldn't believe that I hadn't heard any buzz about its launch.

The reason is that this fragrance is considered a travel exclusive, meaning that it's only available in duty free stores (in airports and some train stations) around the world. Funny enough, I always think that airport shops are over-priced traps for the thoughtless few who don't make time to buy gifts before they arrive at their destination. Now I love that there is an entirely new section of exclusive products to check out while in transit.

Bali is a place where smiling is part of the culture and if you've ever been lucky enough to visit, it's nothing short of paradise. The people are happy, the lifestyle is relaxed and the landscape is breathtaking. The fragrance somehow manages to capture the elegant essence by combining notes of orchid, magnolia, honeysuckle, jasmine, ginger, ylang ylang, gardenia, cassia, pepper, tagete, muguet, tuberose, apple, pago pago, coconut, vetiver, vanilla, cedar wood and Bali temple wood.

I can't wait to get back to the airport to stock up on another bottle — and hopefully this time I'll be on my way to Bali!


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Bella-Donna Bella-Donna 8 years
I got gift set of Bali Dream at JFK's duty free for my mum. She loved the bottle with its 'quilted' glass. True to what Bella said, the fragrance is quite elegant & didn't give mummy dear a nauseating headache. Oh, and I decanted a bit out for myself ;)
austerity austerity 8 years
Mmmm, sounds delicious, and with all my favorite notes. My next flight is end July, so I'll def. be on the lookout :)
Annanina Annanina 8 years
Bella..I visit Bali few times and can't wait to go back again, there is heaven on earth! And yep..I'll go see the fragrance...
kahribar kahribar 8 years
Perhaps it will be available sometime soon for the rest of us.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
Sounds like it would be amazing for a summer fragrance. It would be nice to have something a little harder to find so you don't smell like everyone else.
emalove emalove 8 years
I'll have to remember to look for this...it sounds fab.
chiquita29 chiquita29 8 years
Too bad I won't be traveling again any time soon, I didn't see this in any of the airport shops I visited in April. Next time i'll be on the lookout :)
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