Saharienne was introduced by Yves Saint Laurent in 2011 as a tribute to the legendary safari jacket, presented by the famous French designer during the fashion show from his 1968 collection. When I saw the fragrance on the perfumery shelves I did not recognized any attraction toward the shape of its bottle, however taking into account that it was an YSL creation, I decided to give it a try. As a result, I sniffed Saharienne last year, resorting once more to the precious help of my wife.
Saharienne belongs to the citrus aromatic olfactory group and was developed by two perfumers: Carlos Benaim and Anne Flipo. The construction of this scent follows an unusual combination of ingredients presented in the top, heart and base notes, to generate a hot Eau de Toilette in the freshest form. The beginning of Saharienne comes as a stark mix of citruses, with bergamot, Amalfi lemon and mandarin orange. Later, as the heart is revealed, there is detected a combination of galbanum, African orange flower, cassis and white flowers accords. The final part is reserved for the spicy facet, in a blend of ginger and pink pepper. The structure of this perfume could be assimilated to a refreshing citrus oasis within the largest desert in the world.
The bottle that holds Saharienne resembles a piece of textile and is adorned with the YSL logo in the middle. The transparent glass reveals a sandy colored liquid, while being topped by a golden stopper. The model selected for the advertising campaign is Monika “Jac” Jagaciak, the famous 18 years old Polish model.
Saharienne Yves Saint Laurent Perfume Details
- Saharienne by Yves Saint Laurent is available in 50, 75 and 125 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Citrus Aromatic
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2011
- Perfumers: Carlos Benaim and Anne Flipo
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Jac Jagaciak Video for Saharienne Yves Saint Laurent