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Description
Exotic Essence combines deep Oriental notes with accents of ripe peach skin and a single top note of sweet mandarin. Powdered roses and lilies are set against soft patchouli, to hover over a vanilla-sweet base infused with amber, taut sandalwood, ripe peach skin and warm musk.
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David Yurman Exotic Essence main notes

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Scent type
Woody
Personality
Sexy
Occasion
Date Night
Season
Fall
Attributes
Fresh
Complexity
Refined

David Yurman Exotic Essence rating and reviews

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Average rating (220 reviews)
3.7 out of 5
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/04/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
Liked the scent
Liked the scent, just didn't last
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/25/2019
Top 5
One of my top 5. I had to purchase the bottle after trying this. So good!!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/24/2019
Two thumbs up
Sexy and exotic just like the name promises. I was not let down. This is a very calm and sensual scent that you are guaranteed to be noticed wearing. Two thumbs up, this was successfully crafted.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/20/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Sensitive
Looooove
Hands down a top 3.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/30/2019
Review
Good
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/18/2019
Not my cup of tea
I don’t know about this one but considering it was one I didn’t pick I guess it’s okay. Too floral for my liking
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/12/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Skin type: Combination
Lovely
I felt exotic and animal like with this fragrance. My husband kept smelling my body. I loved that.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/06/2019
Lovely
The sent is light and subtly sweeter. Doesn't last all day type thing, but is a beautiful scent to wear out.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/11/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Complex
Complex, sweet, herbal, and exotic. I love it on my wife and she’s finally getting away from her go to cologne.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/26/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
UNSURE about this one
I just sprayed once on my wrist to smell, and I'm not sure if I don't like it or if it needs to grow on me. I'll try it again, and see. Just can't make up my mind about it right now.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/09/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Loooove!
This scent is everything! I need the full bottle
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/26/2019
Didn't love this one
This one wasn't quite my style. I think it was a great perfume but just not the right scent for me.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/03/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Oily
Worth getting!
Nice smell. This is one I would buy again.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/03/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Dry
Interesting
Not bad but smells more masculine in my opinion. I gave it to my hubby and he enjoys it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/01/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Sensitive
Strong
Strong but lots of compliments! Definitely have to give it some time to wear off a little so the smell becomes one that others can pick up as you walk past but not that you are smelling the whole time!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/28/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
Very nice!
This smells very nice. My only compliant is that it does not last long.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/23/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Skin type: Combination
Strong Musk scent
Strong Musk Scent.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/20/2019
FRAUD
I placed my first order in Feb for 2 of them was on the 7th I just yesterday received my order for March but never heard back on the first order They took my first payment on 2-7 my second one on 3-7 I sent several emails I tried to find a phone number was told you can not call them That was my only response back after at least 4 emails I got one back sayng you can not contact them by phone I did cancel my account however I am out the first month and by the looks of it they are not going to even respond to me I am very disappointed becauase as for the perfumes they were not bad for the money but they are not a customer service friendly company and by the looks of it they are a fraud Just beware when ordering people I wish I had read reviews better before ordering
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PaijBritt
04/26/2019
I too have had the same sort of issues with this company
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Dorothy
08/09/2019
They messed up alot with me too but I'm at least getting my perfumes by the last day of the month!!
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Stinky
Not one I will buy
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
David Yurman
Subtle but nice not too strong.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/10/2019
Great but not for me
very florally, not a scent for me. However it wears well and lasts a long time. For those who like the type of fragrance it is it will work well
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/07/2019
Exotic Essence
I love, love, love this scent. It makes me feel pretty.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/05/2019
Yum
I love the way it seems on me . But I also love how my room smells after Ive put it on.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/31/2019
Not the best
Smells like a grandmothers scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/31/2019
Loved it
Love the spicy scent!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/30/2019
Delicious!
I only need a half-spray of this stuff; it's potent! Smells beautiful. My boyfriend hates patchouli, but this is so skillfully blended that he actually really likes it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/27/2019
Not good
It smells like a strong mens cologne..
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/22/2019
very cheap smell
I had high hopes for this perfume but it ended up smelling like a cheap drugstore perfume on me. Very sweet and chemical smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/31/2018
Favorite fragrance
I love this fragrance. It’s spicy and clean and not cloying at all. It’s a little bit mysterious and a little bit fresh. I will be buying the full size!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/31/2018
Unique
Not a huge fan. I gave it to my sister and at times I like it on her but did not like it for myself.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/22/2018
Exotic
I love the fresh yet musky flavor of this scent!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/20/2018
It Smells Like Something Else
Although I cannot for the life of me remember what it is. I can distinctly remember what the small size bottle looked like and that I had bought it from Wal-Mart years ago. This though holds up, after hours the scent has settled down and smells amazing. I absolutely love this one and am kind of glad so many others hate it. I don't like smelling like everyone else.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/06/2018
Expected Exotic. Fell Short.
My face is scrunched. Disappointed.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/04/2018
Iunno
I neither love nor hate this fragrance. I think the scent pattern is too complex. It neither leans more warm or fruity so I’m just overall very confused by the smell. I can for sure detect the peach and patchouli but that’s about it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/04/2018
Vile
I sprayed this and 2 minutes later my husband asked what that stench was. I will say there is something pleasant hidden under whatever is at the forefront of this fragrance, I was hoping that sharp unpleasant opening note would fade and the nice amber vanilla juice would shine through but unfortunately that never happened. Even worse - it lasts, and lasts, and lasts - I could still smell it on my arm a little after my morning shower. There is a reason you've never heard of this perfume...
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/02/2018
Gave Me Life!
I've been a member for some time and have many fragrances I like. I've recently been thinking about cancelling my subscription but decided to wait for the next shipment. It was Exotic Essence, a totally random pick, it totally surprised me!! I LOVE IT! Very exotic yet feminine and sexy, love the peach and mandarin undertones. I've had soooo many people say "what are you wearing, you smell great!: I'm buying this one for my collection. Exotic Essence is my signature for the fall, maybe winter! LOVE this unexpected, surprisingly wonderful find!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/29/2018
Cant' stop
I can't stop smelling myself. Such a different scent. This is the 3rd perfume Ive received and finally love. It's exotic and feminine without being over powering. It lasts forever....a good friend of mine said "what are you wearing? I feel like licking your arm".
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/26/2018
Just didnt really like it
I cant put my finger on it.. but i just didnt really like this scent. Kinda smells dirty and cheap.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/01/2018
DAVID YURMAN EXOTIC ESSENCE
Bold femine fragance. It lasts all day and it not overpowering. Deinfintley makes a statement
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/14/2018
No
Didn't love this at all like I hoped I would, it was too musky for some reason. It did last well I think though.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/23/2018
Very nice
I really like this scent. I like the peach and other notes. The only thing is I feel like it doesn’t last very long
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/06/2018
Love This Scent
I just received this scent for this month. I simply fell in love with it just from smelling it. I had to have the actual bottle of this; it's going to be one of my signature scents.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/05/2018
Yummyyy
Great scent!!! Warm tones
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/14/2018
BD Director
Loved
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/03/2018
Love it
Love this sent! The amber mixes well with the vaguely sweet undertones!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/03/2018
light floral scent
very floral and sweet. reminds me of a spring bloom
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/02/2018
Omg! Love It!
I wore this scent ONE time so far and everyone I came into contact with inquired about this fragrance! I am definitely purchasing a whole bottle to add to my collection! I wish I could put it back into my queue a few more times!
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Theresa
06/03/2018
Is there a rule that says we can't order the same perfume repeatedly?
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/29/2018
Ick
This scent was a total let down for me. The sandalwood overpowers everything else and it smells like you're walking around with a burning stick of incense.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/18/2018
Husband likes
I thought I would love this one a bit more. Still like it a lot and is one of my go-to's, just not at the top. I do like Amber scents but something about this one I can't put my finger on....
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/17/2018
Absolutely luxuriously edgy!
If the impression you seek is to appear modern, clean and all around "with it", this is your scent. This fragrance appeals to young, hip gals; who can rock either pearls and/or a leather jacket!! This scent is a treat.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/15/2018
Stink
This one was not for me. It smelled like it's more for a man with a little hint of something so that a woman can were it also.
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risha
09/09/2018
This is classified as a men's cologne. What were you expecting?
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carrie
11/04/2018
Risha, mens is the symbol with the arow. This is a woman's perfume with the symbol with a plus
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/12/2018
Male Cologne
I was disappointed receiving this blend. This is definitely for a male and has a strong masculine tone.
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risha
09/09/2018
This is classified as a men's cologne. What were you expecting?
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/08/2018
0mg it was awful. It smells like mens cologne. I gave it to my son
Awful.smelled like a bad mens cologne
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/07/2018
I like
I enjoyed this scent and others too some people said that when i wore this scent amd left the room the scent would linger.
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 5
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/06/2018
Not for me
This was way way to strong for me. I usually wear Jessica Mclintok and thought I would try this because I really liked pink one that he has but not this one.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/06/2018
Too strong
I thought it would be a clean and crisp outdoorsy scent, but it was too strong and musky.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/02/2018
Not so Exotic
It smelt like a men cologne. Even my friends didn't like the smell.
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risha
09/09/2018
This is classified as a men's cologne. What were you expecting?
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Nichy
03/23/2018
Smelled....not smelt.
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Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/01/2018
David Yurman Exotic Essence
Too sweet..:(
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/28/2018
Too Strong
I feel it is too masculine and strong for my taste.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2018
Sleek and Delicious
This is a real "yes, yes" perfume for me--I feel it would never be an inappropriate scent anywhere. It has that kind of big-name, professional, high-priced careful sweet/sexiness that makes me rely on it, like a Chanel. Usually I prefer niche perfumes and "of-the-moment" scents, but it's good to have a few of the big winners on my dresser too.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/23/2018
Favorite scent
This has been my favorite scent so far. Love the smell of it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/09/2018
Exotic Essence
From the first spray I was addicted . Exotic and refined in a bottle.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/09/2018
So so
It wasn’t bad but wasn’t good
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/07/2018
Lovely!
Love this perfume, such an amazing smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/01/2018
David Yurman!!
I love his fragrances. Delicate Essence, Fresh Essence and Exotic Essence. They last all day and smell wonderful each with distinctive notes for any time of year. I like 'fresh' in the colder months because it's light and fun unlike winter fragrances that are warm and reserved. However, 'exotic' is for the sexy at heart and refined in character. Delicate is oh, so feminine. Get them all!! Add them to your que!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/30/2018
Different
Smells great but different from anything I've normally wear .. so it's taking a bit to adjust to but I really enjoy it
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/30/2018
Never would have thought....
Never would have thought to choose this scent but my friend, who is also a subscriber, had it on and I loved it. Stays with you pretty well. Love the woodsy scent, but not too masculine. I will definitely buy this one.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/26/2018
I HAVE FOUND MY MATE!
It was my first time trying this scent, and i absolutely LOVE it! Just my type of smell, will be buying the big bottle!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/26/2018
Tracy
I love this scent! Sexy and classy all in one perfume!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/22/2018
winter , strong
I tried this perfume twice wanted to like it more but i really smell more strong smell i wanted more vanilla /amber smell i did not get it. But it different more of a strong amber smell then anything good for winter. but not my fav.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/16/2018
Not for me
Strong scent. Couldn't tell what I was smelling & didn't want to find out. Will be given to mother or in-law. As stated- could be for someone else, just not me.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/15/2018
Pleasant
Mostly had a patchouli and soft amber scent to it. Hard to detect any of the other notes in it. It seems to last until about mid afternoon...so about 4-5 hours life.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/12/2018
Sensual and Flirty
I love this fragrance and how it works with my natural body chemistry. The scent is very intoxicating and great for date night!!!!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/11/2018
Nice Scent
It is a nice scent - it lasts a long time.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/02/2018
I love it
It’s a very sexy smell
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/13/2017
Good one to add to your rotation if you like warm, spicy scents. It's not too overpowering, I actually found that by the end of the day it wore off considerably. Still a good choice though!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/13/2017
I gave this a negative review at first, but after trying it many times, it grew on me. I thought it had too much of a strong spicy scent, but I grew to like it. It has awesome staying power and appealed to my boyfriend immediately. I've actually run out and considered repurchasing. If you do try it, I would recommend giving it some time before making a decision.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/05/2017
If your trying to hide something this is the perfect scent for you. It was very strong. I couldn't tell you what I was smelling. it was a bit over the top for me. I didn't even attempt to wear it. I was disappointed.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/04/2017
No good
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/30/2017
Hated this fragrance way too overwhelming!!!! Waste of my subscription for this month. Don't even feel like I can pass it on to someone else.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/30/2017
I did NOT like this at all! I tried it several days to see if it would grow on me....it didn't. Definite thumbs down!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/30/2017
This is SO ME! Euphoria is my scent but this is a wonderful addition!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/30/2017
I'd rather not wear perfume than wear this. Gave it three days, NOT for me. Too Sweet.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/30/2017
Warm, spicy, very earthy. It's very strong but so intoxicating, just want to keep smelling it. But for my taste it was a bit to earthy and strong. It's a beautiful scent just to much for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/30/2017
Loved this. Was concerned when I smelled it out of the bottle but one it’s got on my skin it was amazing!! I love it. My boyfriend loved it too. Looking forward to next month. Very sweet smelling!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/30/2017
Delicious scent, especially for the fall/winter. I would describe this as a more mature fragrance with long lasting staying power.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/25/2017
I love the smell of amber and spice in this scent. It goes on a bit strong but mellows put quickly and last all day! This will be part of my favorite scents rotation for sure!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/24/2017
Didn't really like. Spicy smell more for mature woman.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/16/2017
Very unique scent. Not very floral, more spicy. I wouldn't say it is an every day scent but maybe good for date night.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/13/2017
I love it!
Reviews: 3
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 7
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/11/2017
LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! It’s musky and warm, it’s very sensual. I like scents that make you feel like your partner needs to get close and take it all in, and this does that. It’s not overpowering but smells exotic and spicy. It feels like a warm fall serrated that wraps me up in soft, sensual scents of wood and musk... LOVE it so much I bought a full sized!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/06/2017
REAAAALLY loving this scent! Very classy & sophisticated! Love that it also has great staying power, stayed on all night without being over bearing! Would order this one again!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/05/2017
This is STRONG. I do one spritz on my wrist and I am good. If you smell it in the bottle it smells very unpleasant, but it opens up to be a pretty lovely perfume. It is pretty sweet, I do not get much spice from this. Smells like Red Door from Elizabeth Arden. Lasts fur a really long time on me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/04/2017
I LOVE THIS FRANGRANCE!!!!! TOP OF THE LINE
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/04/2017
Im noticing that with the "so called perfumes", the scent does not stay long at all, I would think its more like a cologne or even a eau de toilette.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/03/2017
My first pick and is becoming my favorite. Definitely a hot date or going out perfume.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/03/2017
It doesn’t stay on for long. Scent goes away within an hour.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/02/2017
What a treat!! I totally loved the David Yurman fragrance!\ it has now become one of my favorite!!!!!!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/30/2017
Mixed Thoughts - not sure I would reorder
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/26/2017
I love this perfume
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/19/2017
Did not like this scent at all. Has a very unique scent that I fount to be overpowering.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/19/2017
Love this scent. I get so many compliments when I wear it. Just 2 sprays is enough and it lasts hours. One of my go to favs!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/08/2017
Pleasant but not an every day perfume. Very heavy scent. Would wear only for fall and winter.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/08/2017
This scent has an initial hint of fruit then has a lasting powdery scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/06/2017
This is my absolute favorite!! It has such a great smell that lasts. I get compliments from everyone on how good it smells. I'd give it a 10 if I could!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/23/2017
Did not like this perfume at all. Very mature smelling and not too appealing. To each their own though I guess.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/03/2017
I love the woody, oriental scents that I get with my chemistry....It's a lingering scent, and lasts for a few hours. 2 sprays, diff locations and I'm wrapped in "Exotic Essence"
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/02/2017
This perfume smells nice but it only lasted about an hour.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/28/2017
Thought it was strong but after it dries is very nice and lasts all day. Great summertime smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/28/2017
Exotic Essence by David Yurman, was a surprise I didn't know if it would smell good on me, but after it dried was very nice. This is a perfect summer time fragrance.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/25/2017
I enjoyed this fragrance, but the silage on the EDT is next to nil. I liked it enough that I started looking for the EDP, only to find out that this fragrance has been out of production since 2012. Also, the EDT is available on various sites for as little as $15.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/14/2017
LOVE
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/14/2017
I like this one. It is different and strong.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/28/2017
So far I've loved every scent! This one is very nice. It seems familiar for some reason.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/13/2017
This is a strong and unique sent! I love it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/08/2017
This scent is strong but pretty.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/02/2017
The David Yurman scent is perfect for the summer. It's light with a fresh under tone which is my favorite. I would definitely purchase this perfume.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/02/2017
I thought this was going to be a warmer, more sensual fragrance but it smelled very feminine and crisp when I first sprayed it and dried down a little more warm. On me it wasn't a strong scent it was very subtle which I don't like. It's not bad but not what I would call exotic.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/27/2017
Loved this fragrance! If you like fragrances that have deep woody, peppercorn or tobacco notes you'll definitely love this scent. It's deep, rich & sexy. Might be a bit too masculine or exotic for a lot of women but for me it is perfect. If you are someone that likes earthy smells like patchouli but want something that is a little more complex you'll love this scent!