YSL "Elle" Perfume

YSL "Elle" Perfume

“Love Love Love! This is one of the freshest, vibrant and uplifting fragrances I have tried in quite a while. To begin with the packaging, I loved the gorgeous fuchsia colored glass bottle at first site. The beautifully gold cut out YSL logo band beneath the stopper is also a glamorous touch I loved. The very first time I used it, it really blew me away. The combination which did this for me was their lychee note combined with the rose. This gave it the edge and uniqueness it needed to really make this stand out, as Rose can at times in fragrances come across as over familiar and without much thought. At first the citrus notes burst though to my nose as well as on my skin, and then the sweetness kicked in (with notes of peony and litchi.). After a short period of time the freesia softened the citrusy sweetness with a pinch of pink pepper, and then I could detect a very mild a rose note and a hint of soft wood. As the day went on it mellowed and mellowed but the lasting power was phenomenal. The fragrance ended up being very mild, and I found that I continually smelled my wrist because of the lovely scent, and even as it mellowed towards the end of the day. What I really loved is the sense I of joy I got from this fragrance. It just made me smile every time I wore it. This scent does not overplay the rose, not does it overdo the lychee. The base is lovely and dry, woodsy but not overly so. This has originality and an olfactory punch. Modern and chic, contemporary and glamorous. The bottle is simple but with a colorful modern-young-glamorous vibe – and yes, even though I’m not a real “pinky” type of girl, I loved that they did a gorgeous fuchsia pink bottle. I Loved looking at the bottle just as much as I loved wearing the fragrance. This makes a perfect day fragrance, and (which also came to mind), a Sunday church/brunch or wedding fragrance, and of course an amazing Valentine’s gift for the fragrance lover in your life! Fragrance Notes - Peony, Vetiver, Patchouli, Woody Note, Jasmine, Pink berries, Lychee, Citron

  • I love a great story behind the development of a scent. Fresh Citron de Vigne has as lovely a story as I've ever heard. The scent was inspired by Veuve Clicquot's Grande Dame Champagne (one of my all time favorite Veuve's!). Al... I love a great story behind the development of a scent. Fresh Citron de Vigne has as lovely a story as I've ever heard. The scent was inspired by Veuve Clicquot's Grande Dame Champagne (one of my all time favorite Veuve's!). Alina Roytberg, co-founder of Fresh, was invited to Reims, France for a tour of the grounds. It was there where she fell in love with the aroma of the grapes, and vines in the vineyards themselves. When she returned, she and partner Lev Glazman captured her memories in this fragrance. This is a scent that actually uses some of the elements of champgne in it's mix. The heart is a pinot noir accord, which is mixed with neroli, bitter orange, pink grapefruit, sandalwood, jasmine tea leaves, lemongrass, pachouli and amber. Upon my first spray, my nose was "prickeled" with this this bold, piercing blend of citrus notes - grapefruit and lemongrass, mixed with the neroli and orange. This opening combination did, in fact, give me a distinct impression of "fresh grapes" which are a little woody, a little green, and sometimes a little tart (as opposed to a "wine" scent). The remainder of the scent was just as lovely. The pinot noir heart was lovely mingling with the sandalwood, amber and patchouli. This is a perfect scent for spring/summer and could just as easily be unisex, which is another bonus. The staying power I would describe as medium, meaning that after about 3-4 hours this will wear a little thin, but it's so lovely I didn't mind reapplying. Fragrance Notes: Neroli, Bitter Orange, Pink Grapefruit, Pinot Noir Accord, Jasmine Tea Leaves, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Amber.

  • I was positively bowled over with how amazing Neil Morris' latest creation is. This scent started out SO bright and fresh and clean, with the Mandarin and Bergamot the most prominent notes on me. It then enveloped me to the po... I was positively bowled over with how amazing Neil Morris' latest creation is. This scent started out SO bright and fresh and clean, with the Mandarin and Bergamot the most prominent notes on me. It then enveloped me to the point that it made me feel completely uplifted and happy! Next the sweeter, softer more velvety notes like Jasmin Tea, Plum Blossom and Cherry Blossom came up on my skin, which didn't diminish the first set of notes (this is a very common thread in all of his fragrances - they shift and change but one layer of notes does not necessarily "push to the side" new ones). The final composition of the scent really brought out the woody Orris and Oud notes on my skin which were warm, sweet and very sophisticated. This is a scent for a women who is sure of herself, loves something different and can appreciate the Story that Neil is telling with this creation. Because this a streamlined "lighter" scent, on drier skin like mine, I did need an extra spritz or two throughout the day to continue the staying power, but on more oily skins this will certainly last longer. Neil decided to keep his traditional, classic bottle for this fragrance, and it goes a long way to this working for men/women, as all of his fragrances are designed for. .

  • There’s sexy, sexier and then “Afire”! It’s smoldering, hazy, heady….from the first spritz until the end of the night. What impressed me most (and is also a feature of other Neil Morris fragrances I’ve tried) is the various o... There’s sexy, sexier and then “Afire”! It’s smoldering, hazy, heady….from the first spritz until the end of the night. What impressed me most (and is also a feature of other Neil Morris fragrances I’ve tried) is the various opening notes (in this case citrus, berries and caramel) actually seemed to morph into additional combinations when the middle note of frankincense came in later in the day. For those of you who think that berries, caramel and vanilla would make such a scent too sweet, no worries here – somehow, magically the sweetness is tempered with more woody, spicy and drier notes that make this such a sensual olfactory treat. This is a truly unique scent, one that a woman who is confident in her femininity should wear, but perfectly suitable for day or night because as saucy and tempting a scent as this is, it’s not overwhelming or offensive in any way. A little goes a long way and the staying power is incredible. This is going in my top 10 fragrances of all time."

  • From the black and white retro but slightly futuristic Diesel ads to the lace netting on the slightly flask-shaped bottle, I was definitely intrigued with the fragrance. It turns out it’s pretty and a little bit naughty, (which is... From the black and white retro but slightly futuristic Diesel ads to the lace netting on the slightly flask-shaped bottle, I was definitely intrigued with the fragrance. It turns out it’s pretty and a little bit naughty, (which is exactly what their ads are trying to get across). I actually didn’t quite know what to expect before my first spritz, as I am usually not impressed by many mainstream fragrances. However, I was pleasantly surprised that this was a fruity oriental, with rich ambery woodsy notes of an oriental, and the sweet notes of honeyed jasmine, and fruitiness provided by raspberry, mandarin, and blackcurrant. I actually love black currant (jams, cookies and even liqueur), but not every company has been able to capture it properly. Diesel has done it very well however. All together Fuel for Life a pretty and feminine composition and the dry down is gingery and sweetly spicy from the patchouli and pink pepper. When it dries down it gets a little softer and a nice sweet soapy scent comes out. The floral notes are warm and very natural, like a garden in springtime. Fuel for Life is a warm, soft scent, a pleasant mixture of fruity and woody. The lasting power is also superb. This is a really pretty perfume. It's going to make a nice winter scent for me this year. It has also been a lovely going out/night fragrance. Fragrance Notes: Mandarin, Pink Pepper, Jasmine, Patchouli, Black Currant, Raspberry, Musk.

  • The base of this fragrance is Amour, which was a big hit with me last year. This version has been modified. In this version there is less vanilla and more notes of peony, rose, frangipani, thanaka wood, and incense. It’s a comple... The base of this fragrance is Amour, which was a big hit with me last year. This version has been modified. In this version there is less vanilla and more notes of peony, rose, frangipani, thanaka wood, and incense. It’s a completely different take on the fragrance, and but I was still just as happy with this version. This limited-edition fragrance called was inspired by the Indian festival of colors, called Spring's Holi. I love the Indian reference, as this really encompasses a beautiful aspect of the Indian culture which has never been tapped by a major fragrance house. As with the original Amour, I loved the bottle, which in this case is just as striking in shape, with the added dimension of the beautiful blend of fuchsia, red, and orange bottle with gold Indian lettering. Yes, this definitely was an intrigued blend that really captured my attention because at times it read more flowery and others the incense was prominent. It’s still an easy to wear fragrance that’s appropriate for day or night, and will really make you stand out at the same time.

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