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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
82
Personality
Sexy
50
Occasion
Date Night
69
Season
Fall
89
Attributes
Warm
28
Complexity
Refined
32

David Yurman Exotic Essence rating and reviews

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3.7 out of 5
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/10/2020
Smelled like it was old and spoiled... it was horrible.
Did not smell like any perfume but a chemical. The scent was long gone....
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/08/2020
Very sexy smell
I loved this scent and people told me I smelled amazing, but I feel like it didn’t last all day and I like my scents a little stronger.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/30/2020
A Surprising Twist
So this fragrance has all the notes I normally gravitate to (amber, sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli). Once I tried it I was completely surprised. I was expecting it to smell similar to a lot of my other go to fragrances but not at all. The patchouli in this one definitely is the star of the show. A bit strong, at least with the first spritz, but it mellows out soon after. I usually prefer patchouli as a supporting actress but it worked out great for this fragrance!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/29/2020
Ok
It’s ok not what I expected
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/25/2020
Yummmm
Awesome! Just the right amount of spice and sweet! I love it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/25/2020
Love this one!
It really does smell exotic! I love scents that have a sultry, spicy smell and this one fits the bill
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/25/2020
Classy
The smell is very classy and spicy!! Absolutely love it!!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/23/2020
Not for me
Smell was very strong which is good for value, but it smelled like it would appeal to senior ladies
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/23/2020
Too Heavy For Me
Smells great but it’s not a good fit for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/21/2020
smells like an old lady fragrance
I would not recommend this fragrance
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/16/2020
Loved it!!
Has a unique smell!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/10/2020
Perfume
It’s so exciting to receive these perfumes. It’s the highlight of my month! This was very sultry stayed with me a long time and I absolutely love it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/08/2020
Rustic and Earthy
Has an expensive smell
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/06/2020
Not for me
It was too pungent for me, didn't seem mesh with my chemistry and didn't last either which was fine because it gave me a slight headache.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/02/2020
Great fragrance
I love a masculine scent but still feminine. Just wish it would last longer.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/30/2020
Exoticly Yurman D.
This is a most amazing personal fragrance scent to Me! It is all I expected with the fragrance notes I chose! I'm searching for a fragrance with the essence of Christian Lacroix ABSYNTHE It is my Life, My Soul, My Living, My Death, My Rebirth, My Everlast(ing) My ETERNITY
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/29/2020
Strong
Didn’t make me feel pretty
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/29/2020
Love this but wish I would last longer.
It is something I would buy.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/29/2020
Not a fan
This smells very old and overpowering
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/22/2020
Nice change
Not to strong but strong enough.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/21/2020
Love the smell but not on me...way to strong.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/19/2020
It wasn’t special, didn’t last long !
The scent was just ordinary. I think the designer was not involved in the process. Great jewelry! Stick to jewelry!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/14/2020
😍😍😍
absolutely love this scent. I get so many compliments when I wear it. definitely my favorite by far
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/29/2020
Love this so much!
Definitely a new favorite of mine! Intoxicating & a must try for anyone who loves spicy & woodsy fragrances.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/27/2020
Age:
55 to 64
David Yurman Exotic Essence
I love it! I love the patchouli notes and the woodsy scent! You can smell the hint of peach and sandalwood! I love the choice I made on my first purchase! I would definitely get this again! I made the perfect choice.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/24/2020
ehh
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/20/2020
love it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/19/2020
This is my most favorite ones I like these type of scents
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/14/2020
Average
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/12/2020
Smells like the beach and suntan lotion!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/11/2020
Beautiful
This is such an amazing fragrance! I think it’s unisex. I love smelling it on my boyfriend, but I also love to wear it. This is definitely my new favorite!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/05/2020
Not so intense
I wear it to work
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/04/2020
This was just entirely too strong of a fragrance and it was just too oriental
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/26/2020
Age:
25 to 34
Warm and lovely
I love the warmth of this scent. It is a little more masculine but I like that it is not overly "perfumed" in the sharp chemical sense. Seems to last all day but is not overwhelming.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/22/2020
Just Right for Me
Love this scent. Great for work & social outings.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/18/2020
March
This does not smell good at all.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/18/2020
Not satisfied
This fragrance it not pleasant at all I will never use this..
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/18/2020
Love it. Goes with my body chemistry.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/14/2020
Didn’t last at all.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/03/2020
Love ❤️
This is a sensual fragrance, not overpowering. It's perfect for outings or a boost of confidence.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/18/2020
Peachy keen
I prefer sexier, spicy or woodsy smells. This one was all of that with a distinct peach overlay. I could definitely smell the peach which I thought I’d hate, but I got so many compliments.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/13/2020
Love this, it smell wonderful on me. Received lots of compliments.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/07/2020
Not a fan of the scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/29/2020
Fabulous opulent mysterious
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/23/2020
My new favorite
This sexy scent is the perfect day time perfume for me. I am a mix of Brazilian and danish so I find myself trying to find balance in life so often between the parts of myself that are so different. Like my love for art and appreciation for science. I love sexier scents but I have been looking for more everyday scents that aren’t too strong or too boring. This one is perfect for me
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/23/2020
To strong
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/22/2020
eh
Not exotic to me at all... doesn't smell that great.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/21/2020
Almost gone, need more much sooner.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/09/2020
Age:
35 to 44
Too Masculine for me
This scent was far too strong and masculine for me. I like a spicy scent but this was just way too much. I felt like I smelled like an old man.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/06/2020
Sexy as hell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/06/2020
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Combination
LOVE this scent!!
At first when I sprayed it I didn’t think I was going to like it. After I put it on and wore it for a few... I fell in love!! I also like to mix it with Carolina’s good girl- such a pretty mix.Wish it lasted a little longer but I feel that way with almost every scent nowadays!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/03/2020
So good
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/02/2020
Smells great
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/31/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Dry
Doesn’t last
I was excited when this fragrance arrived as the notes are right up my alley. But after I put it on for the first time I was disappointed. There was nothing wrong with the fragrance, it just doesn’t last. I literally can’t smell it after 1 hour.I’m a fan of woody fragrances and this is a nice, mellow woody scent. It has a nice creaminess to it from the vanilla and sandalwood. If you are looking for a strong, rich, complex fragrance, this is not it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/14/2019
Its Exotic!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/04/2019
It lasts!
Nice winter scent. It lasts all day.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/03/2019
No Thank You
As great as this scent sounded, I was extremely disappointed when I received it. To be clear, there was nothing wrong with it. It came on time, wasn't broken or anything... Just smelled kinda gross. In my opinion, it's more of a masculine scent and is extremely strong. From the notes listed I thought it would be a warm fall scent, but it wasn't.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/13/2019
Eh. Not my type.
Too strong.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..:(