“ Brand: Yves Rocher / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Parfum / Gender: for women „
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I'm a big fan of Yves Rocher products and especially the fragrances. I've tried just about all of the perfumes over the years and have some firm favourites that I buy again and again, but this one - Yria - seems to have slipped through the net with me. A few months ago I ordered a few products and because I had a 50% voucher to use I decided it was about time to try this perfume.. Yria is exclusively made by Yves Rocher and was first introduced way back in 2001. Unlike most of their fragrances which tend to be around for a few years (or less) before being discontinued, this has been constantly in the lime light and has already a make up range of the same name. With everything pointing towards this being fantastic, why had I evaded it for so long? Would it be worth using my 50% voucher on? Let's see.. The design~ The bottle comes in 2 sizes of: 30ml parfum spray 50ml parfum spray I bought the 30ml size which is the one I'm reviewing. However apart from the slight different in size they are almost identical. The parfum spray is pale yellow in colour and is housed in a clear looking glass bottle. The bottle is around 3 inches high and rather than being straight up and down it has a slight roundness to it. This is all topped off by an attractive gold and red plastic lid. The lid easily pulls off revealing a gold coloured spray. On the front of the bottle (which is upright standing) are the words 'YRIA' in gold. Apart from that there is no other writing which is good, because the parfum is clearly visable and gives the whole bottle a sleek and sophisticated look. Notes~ Top notes in this fragrance are Coriander; mandarin; orange and bergamot. Middle notes are Magnolia; gardenia; jasmine; lily of the valley and rose. Base notes consist of Sandalwood; tonka bean; amber; patchouli and vanilla. Wearing the perfume~ I sprayed a little of the parfum on my pulse points as I normally do. The first thing I noticed about this was it was very light - I expected it to have a much more fruity heavier smell and I was slightly disappointed by this. On spritzing I was aware straight away of the vanilla and magnolia - to me these were the most prominent of the notes. After the scent had settled down I could detect a hint of amber but not much, and as for the other notes I wouldn't have been aware they were involved at all. My thoughts~ I had high hopes for this as it sounded so good on paper yet failed in reality. This could have been such a good scent but the aroma just isn't strong enough - it's pleasant don't get me wrong - but fades almost immediately after using it and doesn't linger long at all causing to 'top up' constantly. At £18 per 30ml bottle and £23 for the 50ml this is too expensive as you are reapplying it several times in a short time span, resulting in the bottle not lasting very long. I've tried it..but disappointed with it and won't be buying again. Two stars for the pretty bottle though!
I purchased Yria this week and I am not really impressed. The scent is fresh but extremely vague and weak! Infact, there seems to be hardly any scent. Even if you apply lots, there is hardly any scent and this is way too bland for my tastes. Just don't feel this is a quality perfume. Got it on special offer so I am not too upset but would not recommend. Sorry Yves Rocher!