YSL "Elle" Perfume
Elle is a nearly ideal scent in my book. A good base of Lychee, which is both one of my favorite scents and my favorite martini flavor, is complemented by hints of Peony and Pink Berries and finished off by warm Amber, Vetiver, and Patchouli. Not a strong floral or icky musk in sight. The scent vibes powerful-working-girl-meets-undercover-sex-kitten.
“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