The soft version of 2009’s Parisienne was introduced by Yves Saint Laurent in June, one year later, under the name Parisienne Eau de Toilette. Described as a floral aldehyde, this feminine fragrance was obviously inspired by the Paris atmosphere in which a woman lives a life full of mysteries and sensuality.
The original seemed interesting enough for me, therefore last year I decided that Parisienne Eau de Toilette deserves a shot. The presentation of the perfume was done in a bottle with the same design as its predecessor, except that in this case the profile of the flask and cap were re-dimensioned in order to look slender. The transparent glass was adorned with an elaborated pattern and right in the middle the black label with YSL logo printed in golden confers to the creation an air of exclusivity.
For the construction of Parisienne Eau de Toilette relies on floral, rose and ozonic accords for delivering a scent which is appropriate for the summer time period of the year. The description from the official website mentions that “the fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent is a sensuous bouquet to the woman whose heart belongs to Paris… even if home is elsewhere”. Once again, the face that fronts Parisienne Eau de Toilette is Kate Moss.
The fragrance begins with a strong aldehydic accord placed next to a gentle rose aroma. Then, as the top notes fade away, the mid development becomes available, with the dominant note of Damascus rose, offset by Lily-of-the-Valley and violet leaves. The dry down bring a powdery effect, thanks to the sophisticated note of iris, which appears in a combination with musk and suede.
Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne Eau de Toilette Details
- Parisienne Eau de Toilette by Yves Saint Laurent is available in 50 and 90 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is below average (1 to 6 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Floral Aldehyde
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2010
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual