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Every time I go on holiday I like to buy myself some perfume in the duty free. Last time I went this is the perfume I picked up.
This YSL perfume comes in a stunning bottle, this is what I was drawn to straight away. It comes in a clear glass bottle which has a cut glass effect on the outside which gives it multiple facets that shine in the light. The shape of the bottle is almost elliptical in shape, though it has a flat base and flat part where the lid joins the bottle. The lid is made from a gold coloured metal and on the front of the bottle is a black label with the gold YSL branding on the front. The overall effect is quite something. The bottle looks both modern and timeless, it has an elegant vintage edge to it which is all finished off by the beautiful lilac coloured perfume inside.
I would describe this scent as being woody and floral. It definitely has a really elegant timeless quality to it which feels utterly chic. The top notes in this scent are cranberry and blackberry which creates a beautiful fruity edge to the initial smell you get when you spray this. I love the sharp, sweet discord in this as it creates this beautiful tension between the fragrances.
The heart notes are rose, violet and peony which come together to create my ideal kind of perfume: powdery and floral. I love these types of perfumes because they have a delicious, elegant and totally sophisticated smell to them which is very feminine.
The final base notes are vetyver, patchouli, musk and sandal wood. This creates a beautiful earthy, musky layer as the perfume mellows. I find this adds a really luxurious and rich feel to the perfume which definitely makes it feel very chic and expensive.
This perfume has such a beautiful timeless quality that I genuinely don't worry about whether it suits day, evening or the different seasons. I think you could wear this all year round, any time of the day and whatever age you are.
If you are looking to purchase this cent you can look at paying around £40 for a 30ml bottle. This is on the expensive end of what I would be willing to pay for a scent, though I did get this for slightly cheaper because I paid for it in duty free. I would definitely suggest shopping around as there are always deals to be had and definitely consider the value of paying slightly more for a bigger bottle as this often works out better value for money.
Overall, this is a stunning, eclectic and very sophisticated scent.
I first came across this perfume in the duty free at Malta airport and fell in love with the scent instantly. The smell is so powdery and sweet, and very, very feminine! Unfortunately as it was the end of the holiday, I was out of money so had to leave it behind (although i covered my belongings in the tester first!!) Lucky for me my boyfriend remembered I loved it and got me some for my birthday!
The bottle is a nice design, using classic YSL colours- the iconic black and gold label and gold lid. The lid itself is quite heavy and well designed so it won't fall off easily (even if leaving it in a handbag etc) and it feels good quality. The bottle is clear glass cut to look like diamond, and heavy, but the perfume is a light mauve colour, which makes the bottle look pretty as well.
I wear a light spritz of this perfume every day, and because it has a powerful scent you really don't need much of it. I also wear it in the evening, but put a little more on- on the wrists too usually or on my coat! It lasts an incredibly long time because it's a powerful and concentrated- but don't be fooled, the scent itself isn't overpowering. It reminds me of Parma Violets (the sweets!) and has a subtle smell of roses and berries. It's not an old fashioned smell, but it is classic. I would say it's more powdery than fruity, bt does have hints of both.
When this perfume first came out, it was really expensive- as with all high end, designer perfumes, but can be found pretty cheap now online and i saw a gift box for a very reasonable price (with a body lotion too) in my local boots.
Would recommend as it's long-lasting, feminine and lovely, but still a bit different!
One year after introducing Parisienne Eau de Perfume Yves Saint Laurent launched Parisienne Eau de Toilette in June 2010 / Following in footsteps of Sophie Labbe and Sophia Grojsman the Parisienne Eau de Toilette is inspired by the mysterious eroticism of Parisian woman / Parisienne Eau de Toilette maintains floral timeless and feminine character / Top notes are surprisingly modern with vinyl reminding of lacquer stilettos and high heels / Besides vinyl top notes include aldehyde and gentle rose scent / Heart notes are composed of Damascus roses lily of the valley and violet leaves / Musk and suede in the base leave a smooth and sensual trace while iris assures a sophisticated powdery effect / The fragrance comes in a pink bottle with a golden cap which is slimmer than Parisienne EDP /