Fictitious Fragrance Fan: Lisa Douglas of ‘Green Acres’

Green AcresLisa Douglas, played by Eva Gabor remains one of the most fabulous characters of ’60s television. Zsa Zsa may have gotten more press, but Eva’s adoration of a penthouse view influenced my me in more ways than I can even count. Let’s just say that the opening song is one of my favorite theme tunes ever and it’s no accident that I live on Park Avenue (South, but still) and boast a penthouse view (an apartment on the penthouse floor, if we’re nitpicky–still has a view!). Maybe I see it as my duty to live the New York life Lisa Douglas was meant to live, if she didn’t have to scoot off to the country with her man as women in the ’60s were wont to do. In 2017, it’s a cautionary tale. In 1965, it was standard operating procedure, let’s not forget. I mean seriously, you guys. In a value-proposition face-off, stores vs. chores? Is that a question? I have an answer and it’s laced with vintage Henri Bendel hat boxes.


Lisa’s scent? I’d posit it’s none other than Estée Lauder classic Youth Dew, which launched in 1953. The heady, distinctive staple is a perfume oil, yielding a warm, powdery scent with an old-world quality. I envision Lisa picking up a bottle while being spritzed by a perfume gal in Bloomingdale’s entrance (those black and white checkered floors of beauty booty get her every time) while stopping into the store for a final frock to purchase before she sets up residence in Green Acres. Remember, dolls. New YORK is where she’d RAHTHER stay (she gets allergic smelling hay).
The original Youth Dew ad
To celebrate the iconic fragrance and its enduring influence on women everywhere, Estée Lauder released a new Youth-Dew 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Bottle featuring a crystal-encrusted, golden metalized bow in a golden carton a few years ago.
Youth Dew is available on Amazon for $27.

Welcome to R18 series, Fictitious Fragrance Fans.
Fragrance is one of the most difficult areas of beauty to discuss and I find myself trying to convey a scent to you, more often than not, by the pop culture character it embodies to me. So why not make it a thing?

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