Estee Lauder is a cosmetics company known around the world for beauty and skin-care products, and this includes its highly regarded collection of luxury perfumes and colognes. The company was founded by Josephine Esther Lauder, a woman who had neither a college degree nor business training: Instead of a formal education,
she had a real understanding of what other women liked and wanted in a product.
In 1946, Estee Lauder started her company with a jar of skin cream developed by her chemist uncle and the desire to bring out the beauty in every woman. Even before there were labels for the early Estee Lauder skin creams, the products began to win loyal fans. This growing popularity proved beneficial when she launched the revolutionary fragrance called Youth Dew. When she introduced this perfume in 1953, the Estee Lauder Company had already earned a reputation for innovation, research, and quality based on the success of the skin-care products that had launched the business.
Although the designer got her start with skin products, she had a passion for fragrance, and Estee Lauder perfumes are the embodiment of that passion, resulting in an impressive collection of scents, many of which have become bestsellers. Some of the most popular Estee Lauder perfumes today include White Linen, Spellbound, and Beautiful. For the man who wants to smell his best, Estee Lauder cologne for men includes products such as Pleasures, Intuition, and Mustang. The popularity of Mustang, inspired by the Ford sports car, has inspired a whole subset of Estee Lauder fragrances, including Mustang Blue, Mustang Sport, and Mustang Performance.