It’s a nice day for a white wedding. Or black. Or both. Only she will decide. Who is she? Estée Lauder’s new female protagonist, Beautiful Belle. She breaks all rules; a rebel heart who doesn’t care for stereotypes. She wears white. Black. Skirts and pants. She’s the modern bride. And if she feels like eloping, she’ll do that, too. She is the star of a new three-part modern love story deftly told by Estée Lauder, each chapter capturing a joyous moment in the journey of love.

First, the thrill: deep breaths and a million flowers. The feeling of first love is rendered in juicy lychee, pear blossom, mimosa and of course, rose petals (What would a love story be — even a millennial one — without its rose?)

Next, the romance. A full heart and an equally full bouquet of orange flower, gardenia and tuberose celebrate the magic of the moment. It’s heat and passion and dizzying ecstasy, rich and feminine.

And to conclude, the promise; a musky accord that grounds the initial euphoria. Robust notes of orris root, marzipan musk and ambrox add a little spice to the sensual oriental. This is no fling; this is forever love, abridged. Sealed with a kiss. Or spritz of Beautiful Belle.

Estée Beautiful Belle eau de parfum 50ml, $130. shop now

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