Product Type: Yves Saint Laurent fragrances
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YSL Paris. A Classic Fragrance For Women
Yves Saint Laurent Paris Eau de Toilette
Member Name: brittle1906
Yves Saint Laurent Paris Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Gorgeous scent, long lasting and floral
Disadvantages: Expensive (but worth it!)
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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Summary: Lovely fragrance from a well known name.
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