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One of the original fragrances that reminds me of being a teenager and thinking this was such a grown up scent that I when I was allowed to wear this on the odd special occasion.
This is absolutely packed with gorgeous notes and although, personally, I can't pinpoint them all but Cassia is gorgeous and comforting and I've never been a massive fan of this note but recently I've noticed when mixed with Hawthorn, these two notes really compliment each other. Sandalwood is always lovely as a base notes and this is pitched in with Amber and Musk. The notes don't clash and throughout the day the notes are released and it last a long time which is a good sign of the quality of this brand.
Yum! Iris is gorgeous as a scent and I'm so glad it stands out in this!
This is such a wonderful fragrance that hasn't faded with time.
Although the bottle could do with updating the fragrance I hope they NEVER touch.
I would describe this fragrance as one that seems to make people sit up and take notice or ask you what fragrance your wearing.
I use this mainly in the summer and for summer evenings. It is never overwhelming and holds so many wonderful memories now that I am older.
The deals around online are huge and it's well worth going on a great YSL PARIS hunt.
Introduction about Yves Saint Laurent Paris Perfume
My husband brought me a 30ml bottle of Yves Saint Laurent Paris for my 55th birthday this year. He brought it for me because he knows it is one of my favorite perfumes. This perfume has been manufactured in Paris.
The notes of Yves Saint Laurent Paris Perfume
The heart notes are Rose, Lime Blossom, Ylang Ylang, Violet, Lily, Orris and Jasmine.The top notes are Cassia, Hawthorn, Hyacinth, Bergamot, Geranium and Orange Blossom. The base notes are Oakmoss, Heliotrope, Cedar, Iris, Sandalwood, Amber, Musk.
I really love the smell of Yves Saint Laurent Paris Perfume as it not such a heavy scent and not such a light scent either! It smells slightly flowery and soapy. The staying power of Yves Saint Laurent Paris is excellent and the smell manages stay on my jacket for days after I have sprayed it.
I really recommend that you buy Yves Saint Laurent Paris as it smells so refreshing and is an amazing scent. You can buy this perfume online at the Perfume shop. A 30ml bottle of Yves Saint Laurent Paris costs 30ml. A 75ml bottle of Yves Saint Laurent Paris costs £53.50.
Review of YSL Paris Eau de Toilette Spray
From the fragrance range from well-known design house of Yves Saint Laurent, Paris is a classic women's scent. Described as a refined, floral fragrance, Paris first hit the fragrance market in 1936.
Paris has a distinctive and sophisticated scent. The top notes of mimosa, orange blossom, rose and bergamot, give a fresh and green fragrance. These soon fuse with the warmer heart notes of lily, violet, jasmine, ylang ylang and lily of the valley, which gives the fragrance a warm and feminine feel. The base notes of orris, sandalwood, amber, musk and oakmoss come through and it is these that I consider give the fragrance its staying power. On my skin, anything with sandalwood and amber seem to last longer than other fragrances.
Paris might be a floral fragrance, but in my opinion, it is a 'grown up' scent with hidden notes that alter as you are wearing it. I feel it is suitable for most occasions, however as it is rather expensive, tend to use it on high days and holidays only!
My current bottle of Paris is presented in a rather unusual bottle; it is roughly triangular in shape and does not have a flat base. This means of course that it cannot be stood upright on a dressing table or similar surface. The bottle is made of clear glass, topped with a black plastic spray mechanism which has a salmon pink circular inset on the lid. The outer packaging is a deep pink and black coloured cardboard box; I have retained this for storage purposes and find it protects my fragrance when it is in my fragrance drawer. My bottle of Paris was purchased at an airport duty free shop and I have not seen the same shaped bottle for sale elsewhere so I wonder whether this was a limited edition or made especially for duty free sales outlets.
YSL Paris is a long lasting fragrance, I find that it lasts for several hours and holds its depth well. As with all fragrances, it is best to try out a sample before purchasing as fragrances can differ from person to person. Fragrance of this type (eau de Toilette) has a fairly long shelf life, however once opened it is best to store your fragrances in a cool dark place in order to avoid deterioration.
**Cost and Sizes**
YSL Paris is widely available both on the High Street and online. It ranges in size from 30ml to 125ml and prices on the YSL website start at £33 for the smallest size. It does pay to shop around, a quick web search brought up at better bargain of £30 for the 50ml YSL Paris EDT spray from Boots.
Gift sets are also available from various sources.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
Fragrance is of course a very personal thing. We wear perfumes for different reasons and tastes differ widely. I love this fragrance; I consider it to be a timeless, elegant scent which I would happily wear day in, day out, if I could afford it!
The quality of this fragrance is excellent and it has the long lasting staying power that I look for in a perfume. In my opinion this fragrance would suit most age groups, it is a grown up scent as mentioned earlier, but would I feel, appeal to younger women too. The musky base notes give it a deeper tone than some other floral scents which add to its appeal.
I would recommend YSL Paris to others; I think it is best described as a modern classic scent.
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It is often said that the sense of smell is closely linked to the part of the brain responsible for memory. therefore, certain scents can evoke powerful memories in the recipient, both good and bad. I think this is particularly true with perfumes, as the scent of your mother's perfume can transport you back to childhood, and as we wear different scents at different times of our life, those perfumes can transport us in time, a fragrant version of the soundtrack to your life! The perfume Paris, is one such scent that has a great deal of personal meaning to me, as it was one of the first gifts that my then-to-be husband bought me when we first started our relationship.
Paris is an Yves Saint Laurent fragrance, and I must admit that at the time I received this gift, I was already a fan of their perfumes, Rive Gauche in particular. Paris is a floral perfume, but is by no means a light fragrance. I absolutely adored it the first time I used it, but the strong, heady nature of this scent, as well as its overwhelming sweetness, won't be to everyone's taste. I believe that this perfume was created in the 1980's and it definitely has characteristics of many perfumes of that era, being a classic, rather than a modern, fragrance.
The packaging, in my opinion is classic, stylish and really reflects what the product ius all about. The box containing the perfume is a salmon pink colour, with bold black and gold angular designs on it, which give it an art deco feel. The bottle that I have is the 50ml bottle, and I must admit, I am not overly keen on the design of the bottle, and don't feel that it continues the theme of the outer box. I was expecting something angular and stylish, but the bottle is quite round and squat, resembling a pineapple, or hand grenade! The spray function of the top of the bottle is not particularly effective either, and I find that when I press it, most of the perfume runs down my fingers rather that where I want it to go. Also, I would have preferred a finer mist when spraying this, as I find that the bottle can be a bit "squirty", and concentrate the scent in just one area, whereas when I apply a perfume like this, I like to spritz it into the surrounding air and walk through it, enveloping myself in fragrance.
The scent is described as floral, and is made up of the following layers:
Base: Amber, musk and iris
Middle: Moss, violet and ylang ylang
Top: Mimosa, orange blossom and linden.
So obviously, this is quite a complex fragrance, as it incorporates the powerful elements of musk, combined with the lighter floral scents. I must admit, that I cannot detect all of these individual scents, when I apply the perfume. I can certainly detect the violet when I first apply it, which for some, can be a bit of a "granny" smell, but I really like the sweetness of the violet, giving it an almost edible quality (think parma violet sweets!). I can't detect any orange scent, which I would have expected, but when the perfume has been on the skin a couple of hours, the deeper, warmer, musky scents really start to come through, though the violet stands its ground and is still the dominant scent.
I was only 20 when I first started wearing this perfume, and I suppose it is the closest thing I have to a "Signature scent". I think though, that this is a perfume aimed at an older market than women in their 20's , and is more suited to women in their 30's and over, as it is very classy, sensual and confident, but not my idea of a youthful fragrance. I imagine the wearer to be someone confident in their own skin, who has experienced life enough to know exactly what they want out of it. The perfume is romantic and playful, but definitely has a sexy, seductive edge.
In summary, Paris is a very special scent for me. One whiff of the heady scent has the power to transport me back in time and evoke some very happy memories. It sits quite unassumingly on my dressing table, not as showy as some of the other bottles, but out of them all, this one occupies a rather special place in my heart. Having been to Paris, I think that the creator of this scent has perfectly captured the very essence of the city in a bottle, as it is exactly what you expect Paris to be like, romantic, beautiful, classy and memorable.
The EDT is available in 30, 50 and 75ml bottles. The RRP on the 50ml is £50, but you can get it online for about £30.
I adore perfume and purchase lots of them but one thing that has past me by is Paris by Yves Saint Laurent. I had heard lots of great things about it (and read lots of reviews excelling its virtues) in the past, but I don't like common fragrances. I mean by that I guess, popular and ones that please most people.
However I got this as a gift, and pleased I was and couldn't wait to try it out and I must state I am reviewing the limited edition scent not the usual one, my one is called 'Springtime'!
The bottle comes in a light pink box and in gold and pink writing on the front of it I'm told that it it YSL, Paris, 'Roses Des Verges and that in my case this is limited edition springtime fragrance and the size is stated which in my case is a 125ml bottle. Other information on the box includes being told a bit about the fragrance and ingredients are listed along with contact details for the manufacturer. The bottle is made from chunky glass and is sort of rippled in texture with a black and light pink pull on/off lid concealing a black spray pump action sprayer and on the front of it, it has a pattern on pink roses and again I'm told what it is and on the bottom the size is again stated. Nice, feminine looking bottle this is and all round the packaging is rather pretty if not a little on the old fashioned side of things.
The Scent Itself:
Pleased that this was a limited edition Paris and not the usual (so a bit different) I was really excited at receiving this gift till I smelt it and when I did I hated it from the get go and even over time things didn't get better lol!
It sprays out the light golden coloured liquid fast and its an in your face and not one bit delicate perfume as I was expecting something to be called 'Springtime'.
This is rather harsh and takes your breath away and when sprayed really is old fashioned and like something my 90 year old granny would wear. This smells of a strong red rose, its slightly sweet but in a natural way but there is no disguising that this is a heavy rose scent at all. It isn't a layered, multi faceted scent which is complex (those I like) but this is simply harsh roses.
It smells strong when applied, it stays put all day long without fade and if you like a rose scent then this could be right up your street!
For me its sickly, overpowering and intoxicating and although I tried to use a little on me it was far too in your face and I even got a complaint from my boyfriend who asked if I'd sprayed myself in air freshener. Not for a modern gal this one and I gave my bottle away after trying really hard to like it....but I don't I think its absolutely revolting!
Available in all good stores and online costing around £40.00 for a bottle y size and other sizes are available.
YVES SAINT LAURENT -EAU DE TOILETTE SPRAY
I have long been a fan of Yves Saint Laurent's perfume, fragrance Paris. I always think of it as a "summer day" perfume.
It comes in a very attractive bottle, round shaped and slightly faceted. It has a pink and black pull of lid (easy to remove) and the spray button is black. The bottle has Yves Saint Laurent, Paris written in gold around the middle and comes in a pink and gold box. The appearance of this perfume both in and out of the box is very attractive, an item I am happy to have stood out in my bedroom.
My bottle is 125mls and the recommended retail price is £70, however it can be purchased for almost half this on online perfume sites such as cheapsmells.com, the cheapest I have found is £45.95.
The ingredients listed on the box are -
The perfume lasts very well I find, a bottle lasts me several months and although I call it a day perfume it would well last through to the evening, and is suitable for any occasion.
I find this perfume has a sweet fragrance, it is very romantic and girly. Although it has a hint of roses it is in no way an old fashioned flowery smell, it is defiantly suitable for any occasion. There is also a hint of sandlewood coming through as well. It is a delicate fragrance, very fresh.
This is a perfume I would recommend trying; it is suitable for anyone of any age and for any occasion. It is defiantly one of my favourites!!!!
Definitely one of my top favourites, this is the perfume I reach for when I want something bright and floral, not too heavy and which will suit every outfit and situation! Paris is a perfume which seems to sing out loud, it's so happy! With topnote of rose, violet and jasmine, and a base of musk and woods, it's a scent which you can wear anywhere. It's long-lasting, too, and the rose notes are elegant, not too sweet.
In a beautiful crystal bottle, with a cute pink and black top, it also looks good on the dressing table - although it's worth bearing in mind that all scents keep better when they're stored away from light. Paris was created in 1983, but it doesn't smell at all dated. And because it contains so much rose, you can layer it with rose scented talc and body lotion for extra effect.
For a perfume of this quality, it's not too expensive, since it retails at about £32 - £33. I wouldn't be without a bottle of Paris, and when my current one is running low, I order another!
Perfume "noses" reckon that as well as the rose, lilac and jasmine topnotes, you can detect middle notes of powder and orris root before you reach the drydown, which seems to last forever without losing the overall floral effect.
I think anyone of any age could wear this perfume. It would smell just as good on someone of 18 as on a grandmother, and can be worn any time of day. It's not too overpowering to wear to the office, yet it's romantic and pretty enough to go out dancing in the evening. Any outfit would suit it, from jeans and a tee to a cocktail dress. If I could only ever have one perfume, this would certainly be The One!
This perfume was first given to me as a gift.I had never seen it before and was dubious,as the person giving it to me was 30 years older than me and said it was her favourite.Lucky for me,the lady in question has good taste.
It smelt divine.It lasts all day,and you can smell it on your clothes the day after but funnily it is at the same time,not overpowering.
The typical bottle is shaped like a diamond with a pink and black bottle top.This is its recognisable characteristic.As soon as you see the bottle ,if it be across the shop,you will know it is YSL Paris.
Paris contains the scents of A seductive fragrance for an elegant, joyful and refined woman
A fresh smell of violet and bergamot, may rose and iris. A woody, deep base of sandalwood, vetiver and vanilla.
Available typically as a 30ml and 50ml bottle,it is also available in a 75ml bottle.Prices starting around £17,and I would imagine you will struggle to find it cheaper.
Paris is also available in gift sets,which are typically provided in beautiful gift boxes of varied colours and designs.Whereas the individual perfume comes in a standard powder pink box sporting a gold YSL logo.
My opinion of this EDT is it may be an EDT but has staying properties of a parfum.
It is a very fresh and clean smell and a lot of people recognise it or exclaim on the lovely smell and ask what you are wearing.
Bought for me by my daughter ,but it doesn't really do the business. Have worn it for a bit now so I should have grown to love it, I like it but thats all.Its a soft soapy perfume,very pleasant in an understated way,and its feminine,but I wanted a perfume that would make me feel good, sexy even,make me feel an attractive strongly individual person who could conquer the world,make me feel good. Instead I feel I've taken a mildly pleasant bubble bath.Remember "Havoc", Yardleys "Laughter", or "L'Heure apres Midi"by Worth, for example,all of these I really loved, but I feel a bit at sea now.It comes in a vaguely cut glass looking bottle with a pink top which is handy and OK I suppose, but I expected more from Yves St Laurent who I gather was a legend among women.Also it seems to wear off quite quickly,sorry maybe this review reveals my lack of taste,but its how I've found it.
I find it really difficult to find a perfume. When ever I test perfume and find a fragrance that I like I find that once I put it on my wrist it changes and just smells awful. The same perfume can smell lovely on my daughter but awful on me.
Not so with Yves Saint Laurent: Paris. I have been using it for a number of years now and it is the only perfume that I have found that retains the same smell when I am wearing it as it does in the bottle. When I am wearing it people will complement me on the fragrance and ask what I am wearing. It has become my signature perfume. I have tried many other fragrances but I still keep coming back to this particular one. This is the perfume I request for birthdays and Christmas because I always like to have some in and would not want to be without it.
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I just adore the perfumes of Yves Saint Laurent. There are so many I like from this one maker. All very distinctive too. His 'Y' is the most beautiful fragrance, as is Rive Gauche, Baby Doll and many others. Paris is one of my firm favourites, and one of the first I have owned of his.
It comes in a salmon pink, gold, and black square box. Quite chunky, like the perfume. The bottle is dimpled, clear glass, quite squat and round, like a squashed ball, and It has a black and pink chubby top to it. With Yves Saint Laurent written in gold lettering to the front of the bottle.
There is nothing really feminine, or particularly attractive about the bottle, and the basic looking bottle belies the perfume inside.The bottle of Paris Eau de toilette I have is a 75ml bottle, 2.5fl.oz. It has a black push down atomiser spray to the top.
Paris by Yves Saint Laurent was created in 1983. The perfume contains a blend of hyacinth, mimosa, rose, violet, lily of the valley, bergamot, geranium, hawthorn cedar, sandal, heliotrope, and amber.
The fragrance is beautiful, it is sweet, Yet musky, a very interesting mixture of notes. I can smell the violet and rose quite predominantly, then sandlewood, as a middle note lingering in the background along with the geranium. All these come through quite strongly.
It really is a stunning fragrance. I would say mainly suited to daytime wear. My Husband just came over to smell it, and he said "Erghhh that's horrible! Charming! ;-) It's not actually, it's very lovely. One thing about this scent it is incredibly strong and will last and last on the skin. You don't need to go heavy on the amount you use. It's a very expensive smell, and a pretty expensive perfume.
To sum it up I would say it the fragrance of the Paris eau de toilette is very feminine and sexy, without being too heavy. containing a strong blend of rose, violet, sandlewood and geranium. If you don't like a sweet perfume this one will not be for you. - 9/10 from me.-
A 30ml bottle of the eau de toilette will cost from £19.50 @ http://www.kelkoo.co.uk/sbs/133501/10331620.html. Which is a very good price.
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My signature scent. I have always leaned toward florals, but most are too "heavy." Paris is light, yet distinctive, ultra-feminine and as sexy as they come. If you're looking for a fragrance that compels a man to "lean in" for a better sniff of that delectable scent you're wearing, this is it. I recommend that you indulge yourself and buy all the forms this product comes in. Nothing like the scent of a Paris bath!!!.
This has been my favourite perfume all my life. I first discovered it the year it came out. I was still at school and smelt it with some friends in a department store. I was bowled over by it. Of course then I couldn't afford it, but later when I was working, I bought some.
As the previous reviewer described very accurately, it is innocent, "light" but durable. It's flowery but not a cloying heavy sweet flowery. But DEFINITELY a feminine perfume - none of this "unisex" stuff for me, thanks! Honestly, my heart did a little leap when i first smelt it. Smell is one of our most powerful senses and can evokes memories of long ago.
It's become a modern classic and deservedly so. It is light enough for day wear, but distinctive and lasting enough for evening wear. It is inoffensive but never bland and wishy-washy.
It contains predominantly roses and violets. They are the topnotes. Violets are a great flower - they are first you smell them, then you don't, then they come back again. It's some olfactory trick I think. Also, mayflower and many other ingredients. You can buy it as an eau de toilette (probably enough for most daywear) and as an eau de parfum (when you want something more powerful to compete with fag smoke and other perfumes).
I am a real fan and I always train my men to buy it for me :)
I'm not a nonce or a perfume connoisseur, but this bottle of gorgeous liquid is guaranteed to give me the horn any day of the week. There's something about its fragrance that is both chiq and classy, yet also suggests the wearer is something of a closet femme fatale- a irresistable mixture of sweet and innocent, naughty, but nice. If this doesn't get any red-blooded males juices flowing then check him for a pulse! The perfume, I am informed by my girlfriend, requires only a small amount to get the desired effect. Paris costs about £35 for 50ml and is available from Boots and other major retailers.
Eau De Toilette A delicate and fresh opening / A warm, flowery and lightly powdery character / A floral and woody harmony subtly fruity and vanilla flavoured / The fragrance is a romantic symphony, a perfect orchestration of 232 notes blended with superb artistry / Like a lavish bouquet, Paris deepening chords of rose petal notes make this fragrance all the richer in its expression of warmth and affection.