It's described by Estée Lauder as "a sensuous, sun-drenched blend of Bergamot, warm Amber, Tiare Flower and Vanilla combined with delicious creamy Coconut" but to me it just smells like piña coladas on a warm beach as the sun is setting. It's the perfect fragrance to spritz before heading out for dinner on holiday or on the rare occasion that the UK sees some sun. It's definitely one for the evenings though, with the warm Amber contributing a deeper, more sexy tone.
The packaging is also stunning. It features a gold ombré bottle with a gold lid, perfect for holiday Instagrams and just a luxurious scent to put in pride of place on your perfume tray. This is a scent I use sparingly, saving it only for special occasions, but this is less to do with the price tag and more to do with the way it can save your happiest memories. When I spray it now, it takes me back to memories of this past summer- exploring new places, relaxing with friends and nights I wish I could remember.
So yes, despite it being a fragrance that is very much limited to the summer months, I definitely think Estée Lauder's Bronze Goddess is worth the hype and the investment. It's a unique scent that, when saved for special nights, can literally bottle your summer memories. It's a great one to treat yourself to at Duty Free or just as a reward for getting through the year in one piece. It reminds me that, sometimes, you have to let your hair down.