Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris ~ perfume review

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris advert

Yves Saint Laurent updated their 1983 classic rose, Paris, with Parisienne, a vinyl-accented modern rose, in 2009. I liked Parisienne, but I don’t think it ever gained any sort of major traction with consumers despite the steamy Kate Moss advertising. So now for 2016 we have Mon Paris, which is “about vertigo, love that makes you lose your senses”. The advertising features plenty of kissing, but little if any writhing, and Crista Cober keeps her clothes on — it takes Mon Paris a small step closer to the original underpinnings of Paris as a fragrance about roses and romance.

There are no roses in the 2016 advertising, though, which is your first clue that Mon Paris, the juice, isn’t an updated version of Paris, the juice…

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2016, part 3

More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US. Today’s post includes collector editions from Yves Saint Laurent, Guerlain and Viktor & Rolf; new travel sizes of Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess and Gucci Bamboo; and a new Eau de Parfum concentration of Kenzo Homme.

Yves Saint Laurent Paris Premières Roses 2016

From Yves Saint Laurent, the 2016 edition of Paris Premières Roses: “Inspired by Parisian nights, this limited-edition bottle of Paris Premieres Roses is splashed with hearts and stars that are iconic symbols of monsieur Yves Saint Laurent. The fragrance inside is bright and modern, a fresh interpretation of the original scent dedicated to the city of Paris.” In 125 ml, $95 at Nordstrom

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