6.10.13

YSL Parisienne & How I would wear it

Do you switch up your fragrances for Autumn/Winter? I do and have found the perfect one to transition into fall seamlessly. Presenting to you, YSL Parisienne. I have been eyeing this beaut since years and am ecstatic to have it in possession! It's one of those fragrances that you just cannot fault. May be a little for longevity and for it's mildness, but other than it - it's perfecto. Having made quite a few noses (male and female) sniff it, I can finally conclude that it's one of those universally lovable scents that hardly anyone finds offensive and mostly all fall in love with.




I think it is due to the fact that the fragrance stays true to promise and the notes are pretty much the same as advertised. Top notes are meant to be Cranberry and Blackberry, Middle Notes are Damask Rose, Violet and Peony whereas the base notes are dominated by Patchouli, Vetyver, Musk and Sandalwood.

It's the perfect amalgamation of fruity and floral notes that I have ever come across. I actually couldn't tell the Top Notes were fruity until I read about it. I actually thought it was just a refreshing rose scent as I personally can smell a lot of rose, fresh grass and vanilla. The dry down is almost ethereal where the scent is very gently lingering around waiting to be discovered. It's definitely there but in the most subtle and delicate way possible.

It's a romantic scent no doubt. Made for the elegant woman at heart who also likes a bit of fun. It's neither mature nor kiddish, hitting the middle ground like no other. After it's dried down, it's quite classy and sexy. I find it perfect for Autumn/Winter because it's not too heavy or overpowering like the ones most of us tend to layer up on this time of the year. It keeps a bit of the summer alive with its hint of fruitiness. At the same time, the floral and woody notes create this romantic, warm aura that makes you feel quite Autumnal.



The soft, dusty pink bottle with it's dimensional cuts, lush gold and black leather detailing just adds to the impact of the fragrance and takes it up another notch. It looks stunning on the vanity and is light enough to carry around as well. I can totally imagine it being a perfect Anniversary, Birthday, Valentine or Christmas pressie for the fussy girl who's difficult to please. 



If I am wearing this fragrance, I wouldn't reserve it for any special occasion although a cosy dinner with the boyfriend or a low key girls night out is where I would like to wear it the most. Because it has this soft, romantic, classy aura surrounding it, I feel a ladylike, girly attire would compliment it best.

For the Autumn/Winter, I'd pair it with a soft flowing maxi, some gold studs, a dusty pink fur jacket, nude heels and a structured bag. I might be boring but I feel dark green and oxblood are the colours to flaunt this season.

They are fashion forward, versatile and wearable at the same time - just like YSL's Parisienne.


Have you tried out this delicious concoction? You can get a 30ml bottle for £44 and a 50ml bottle for £58 from Debenhams. Do you design your outfits around your fragrance or vice versa?

3 comments:

berimelon said...

i love that green bag! do you know where i can buy it? love the blog btw :)

Shifa Fijiwala said...

@berimelon - from H&M I believe :)

Neurochick said...

Hi Shifa,
I dont think i have introduced myself but i have been reading your blog since the last few months. this post made me send you this note. i am a huge fan of this fragrance and it is my current staple since the last few weeks. Also, i live in Sydney and the southern hemisphere is blooming in spring right now which is followed by summer in dec/january.
Hence, needless to say, it is great for warmer weather too. Also i highly highly and i cannot stress this enough, highly recommend florabotanica from balenciaga if you like this one. a lot fresher cleaner greener rose!
it rarely ever happens that i buy a product especially a perfume twice and florabotanica is one of those very few things.
Keep up the work. you do an amazing job.
Love and lipstick,
Sumaiya