Elle by Yves Saint Laurent perfume
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  • The jasmine stands out but I would say it is the pretty floral note of the rose that is the much more dominant of the 3 here and definitely the one that stands out the most
  • I was a little disappointed at the lack of freesia though as it really wasn't noticeable and if I wasn't aware it was contained then I would not have a clue it was present
  • I would say this is certainly an interesting perfume that may not be to everyone's taste
  • I like this as it was not what I expected but it's not a fragrance I would wear often as it just isn't for me

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      Working part time in a perfume store you get a feel for what is popular and what is supposed to be popular. Elle by Yves Saint Laurent is both of those as the name suggests this is instantly going to be successful due to the credibility of YSL.

      What drew me personally to Elle was the beautiful coloured bottle which is a dusky pink/purple and ever so seductive looking. The design is very simplistic and follows in the same tradition as being in the same style as other YSL perfumes; meaning the bottle is tall and slimline which is rectangular. Though it may not sound anything exciting let me assure you YSL perfume bottles ooze class and


      sexiness and this is no different. This was launched back in the Autumn time of 2007 and has been amongst the top sellers ever since.

      The fragrance itself features top notes of:

      Lemon Litchi Peony Petala

      The heart comprises of:

      Rose Jasmine Sambac Freesia

      Whilst the base is:

      Cedar Patchouli Vetiver

      On first applying to my pulse points on my skin I can instantly tell this has a citrus opening as the lemon adds a sharp tang to the proceedings. Closely followed is the unusual mixture of peony petal in the opening notes. This is odd as you don’t normally get a floral and citrus notes together let alone in the opening top notes. That said though it actually works and creates a

      sweet and sour type of contrast that certainly makes the nasal passages sit up and take notice.

      The heart is much more gentle and refined as it’s a soft floral theme. The jasmine stands out but I would say it is the pretty floral note of the rose that is the much more dominant of the 3 here and definitely the one that stands out the most. I was a little disappointed at the lack of freesia though as it really wasn’t noticeable and if I wasn’t aware it was contained then I would not have a clue it was present.

      Finally once the fragrance has settled onto the skin and become comfortable the warmth of the base ...


      • Elle by Yves Saint Laurent perfume
      notes start to become present. The cedar is the strongest contender here without a doubt but it mingles so well with the less obvious notes of vetiver and patchouli. However if these two were not used then the cedar wouldn’t be quite as warm on the skin so these three base notes are a perfect combination.

      Recommended? I would say this is certainly an interesting perfume that may not be to everyone’s taste. Personally I quite like it and before I tested it I was hesitant as I’m not a huge fan of floral or citrus based fragrances so I was taken by surprise at my liking of this. Given this is actually quite a heavy perfume

      overall, it starts of fresh and light with the citrus opening before becoming more demure and refined with the rose in the heart notes. Before you know it you are wearing a heavier muskier scent that lingers for a long time on the skin.

      Because of this I would say it’s suited to evening wear as overall it is a heavy fragrance that may come across as overpowering for the daytime. Age wise it is hard to categorise as it’s advertised at being aimed at the younger end of the market but personally I would say it’s more for the 40 years upwards.

      I like this as it was not what I expected but it’s not a fragrance I would wear often as it just isn’t for me.




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