So weekend happened, and so did my so did my shopping. πŸ™‚ I had been nagging  asking my hubby to get me a new perfume since last month. Just so you know, I have been collecting fragrances since my college days. Then I was more into Victoria’s Secret and J.Lo’s and Britney Spears (I still like Britney perfumes’ :P). Recently I decided to buy/collect more mature or classic fragrances (though I still give into sweet, cotton candy smells)
Anyways,I was 60% sure that I will get Chanel’s Coco Noir, as the bottle is just so sexy! Turns out, there is NO Chanel store in Hyderabad!!!! πŸ™
Where today perfume market has been invaded by American fashion houses, don’t get me wrong, I love my Vera Wangs, Marc Jacobs, Victoria’s Secret’ and those Hollywood celebrity perfumes…I love there pretty designer bottles and sensational commercials, even the perfumes smell great (well most of them)..but they just do not have that depth, sillage and longevity that these pure bred french perfumes provide.
Anyways…I decided Dior or YSL,…and after smelling almost all of there perfumes and numbing out my nose, I came down to Dior Addict (ammmmaazzing fragrance, a must try) and YSL Parisienne.
They did not have Dior Addict original πŸ™ they only had itd Eau Sensualle version which I passed. So I had the option to either wait for it or buy the other perfume which was equally lovely but absolutely different.


“The new fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent is a sensuous bouquet to the woman whose heart belongs to Paris… even if home is elsewhere. A voluptuous floral accord of violet, damask roseand tart blackberry seems to tell the whole story. But then comes the fullness of sandalwood, deepened by musk and brightened by peonies, tying the endnotes to the ones beginning.” www.yslbeautyus.com

Launched in 2009, Parisienne is like a younger and more fun version of 80’s classic YSL perfume Paris. This one is more fruity unlike Paris which is a thick Rose with Violets, Mimosa, Lilly, Jasmine and many more flowers. The nose behing this perfume are Sophia Grojsman(Lancome Tresor, YSL Paris), Sophie Labbe (Bvlgari Jasmine Noir, Gianni Versace Couture Versace)
This perfume opens up with a nailpaint-esq smell, as it has vinyl accord. As this smell descends, you are welcomed with lush mix of young Roses, Violets and Berries. The bottom notes bring you sandalwood, patchouli and musky Peony. It’s just divine!
If you are a fan of Miss Dior Cherie or Juicy Couture’s Couture Couture..then you will love this.

Top Notes Cranberry, Blackberry
Middle Notes Damask Rose, Violet, Peony, Vinyl
Base Notes Patchouli, Vetiver, Musk, Sandalwood

PRICE – approx INR 5000/- $85 for 90 ml at Sephora and Ecsentuals  (I wasn’t there when hubby made payment πŸ˜› …was shopping! Now he refuses to tell the price saying “the damage is done, now why you wanna know the price…” …men!! I tell you!!)