Yves Saint Laurent will launch Parisienne, a new rose-based floral fragrance for women fronted by model Kate Moss, in August. It will debut in the US in October.
Parisienne was developed by perfumers Sophia Grojsman (who also developed the original Yves Saint Laurent Paris fragrance) and Sophie Labbé. The notes include a "vinyl accord evoking metal gloss and varnish", damask rose, violet, peony, patchouli and vetiver.
Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne will be available in 30, 50 and 90 ml Eau de Toilette Parfum and in matching body products. (via cosmeticnews)
Update: YSL Parisienne is a woody floral "...expected to target women in their 30s — older than the core consumer of the Elle fragrance and younger than those of Opium and Paris." Additional notes include cranberry, blackberry, musk and sandalwood. (via wwd) Parisienne's vinyl accord is meant to "evoke the gloss, varnish or metal of a spike heel". (via cosmeticsbusiness)
Another update: see a review of Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne.
the vinyl accord is interesting me, but I don’t think I’m expecting it to be that great
I’m hopeful…a modern version of Paris could be really fun.
I agree!!! Love Sophia Grojsman.
I really didn’t like Paris, maybe that’s why
I liked it initially…it was the frag my sister brought back from her semester abroad in the south of France. But then she wore it… and wore it HEAVILY…until I could no longer stand it. Of course, we have a somewhat contentious relationship, which doesn’t help matters any.
Uh oh… I wonder if the “varnish” is going to be anything like Lanvin’s Rumeur… pretty bottle, though. And I do like YSL’s Paris – I feel like a 70’s Disco Diva every time I wear it!
Oh, I hated Rumeur so I hope not!
Glad to see this… it’s one I see at Marshall’s all the time, but nowhere testable, and I’ve debated buying unsniffed. My taste doesn’t entirely line up with yours, so a “meh” from you doesn’t deter me… but closely enough that a “hate it” is no go.
Angie reviewed it, although she hated it too. It’s a very odd scent to me. Agree, testers are hard to find other than Saks, which I hate too
I guess I’m the only Rumeur-lover here… (sniffs, clutching my bottle protectively: “It’s ok, baby, don’t listen to them…You’re a good perfume! A good, good perfume! Who’s mommy’s little girl? Who’s mommy’s little Marshall’s reject? You are!”)
Please don’t send the mental health professionals. I’m fine. Really.
You’re not alone Miss Kitty V. *pets her Rumeur bottle*
Vinyl accord. Why not old metal toolbox? They’re making this too easy.
Don’t know about the vinyl… But you know I’ll sniff it when I see it!
I have a feeling lots of people will be waiting for this one…
Me, me, me!! I’m eagerly awaiting this one!
Varnish? Metal gloss?
I certainly dont want to smell like old ladies..
I will sniff it, regardless!
Why old ladies? Those sound like very modern notes to me…
I agree, very modern sounding.
I didn’t know old ladies smell like vinyl
This old lady does. It’s my thigh high boots, baby.
Old ladies (the pc term would be ‘women of a certain age’) used to LISTEN to vinyl!
If I could get replacement needle for my turntable, I still would!
call any/all audio repair you can. tell them what you have and whether they have it and/or can refer you. i will never give up my turntable (panasonic still has a good $100 table). vinyl still sounds sweeter and more complete. because it is: it gives you the WHOLE sound, not the SAMPLED sound.
not that i can figre out what a vinyl note would smell like,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
oooppppsss–i forgot to tell you: the last cartridge i bought for my 25-year-old B & O cost $186 last year. it cost $24 when the table was new…….
may be we should stick to perfume………….
because we obviously failed the proof-reading exam………..
“Vinyl accord evoking metal gloss and varnish”? Isn’t that just New Car Smell? Maybe there was a vat of that at Firmenich that was on sale.
Maybe they’ve answered that same old question, “What scent will drive men wild?” This could be sheer genius.
Sounds better than any of Kate’s own fragrances…haven’t tried any of them, but they seem to get poor reviews.
Kate has fronted Obsession and Opium, I don’t think she has any relation to the scent other than the fact that she is doing her original job and being a model.
I meant Kate Moss scents, i.e., “Kate” and “Velvet Hour”.
yeaaaaaaaaah I know
I just think it’s odd to say it sounds better than Kate’s own fragrances since this is not a Kate fragrance at all.
Kate was sort of “pretty”, in the damning with faint praise sense of the word. It was very very weak, not terribly interesting, and that’s about it. Too meh to even be bad, if you know what I mean. (I happened to get a sample w/an order of something recently.)
you must have gotten something from Beautyencounter…..they sent me a sample of Kate too. It is not bad, just extremely “unremarkable” —my daughter called it “generic” but ok. and I think that pretty much sums it up. After about 15 minutes it actually started to annoy me.
Daisy – yep, they’re my go-to discounter. And I would say that sums it up perfectly, except that after 15 minutes, it didn’t annoy me, because I couldn’t smell it anymore.
I haven’t smelled any of Kate’s either.
Happy to pass on the rest of the free sample I got if you’re curious.
A propos of vinyl, does anyone make a scent with new car smell?
Somebody must! Demeter?
A SA at Fred Segal was telling me that he sprays his car’s interior with Serge Lutens Daim Blond!! Talk about fancy…,
I find it kind of strange that Kate Moss is the model they chose for a perfume called Parisienne.
Aren’t there any popular & mainstream french models they could have used?
Oh, man. This varnish/metal gloss accord is so up my alley right now. Very weirdly, in my last trimester I was loving all sorts of varnish-y smells. Not like I was huffing spray paint, you understand, just every kind of solvent-based smell that came my way I was thinking, “mmmm…” I know, very weird.
The original Paris I cannot smell without thinking of my seat partner in Freshman Physics class. A very pretty, smart and nice girl, my friend was, and she wore this every day.
I don’t entirely know what they mean by “metal gloss” but varnish sounds ok with me too!
I’m with you on this. Words like “vinyl accord,” “metal gloss,” and “varnish” really do it for me. Of course, I also like the smell of gasoline, sweaty horses, and Sharpie markers, so I’m not the best gauge of good taste. (Nor do I care to be.)
Oh no! I’m liking your taste more and more! LOL.
Do you like AT’s Incense Extreme? My mom uses crystal varnishes in her art studio and that smells just like them. I can’t wear it but it smells pretty cool, maybe because it reminds me of her art space.
I will have to add that to The List…
Deadly: I’m not sure I’d want it in a fragrance, but I understand the appeal of the smells of “solvents” and things like that.
I once worked in a hospital where I had to pass through a histology lab now and then and no doubt these things were deadly to inhale, but I used to LOVE getting brief whiffs of things like Xylene and Polyvinyl Alcohol. But I do think about deadly and the artist Eva Hess comes to mind and I think I’m glad I am not in the presence of solvents and resins often.
Yeah, I laid off printmaking because I am bad about wearing gloves and realized at one point I was coated to the elbows in petrochemicals on a regular basis.
Fortunately they have come out with more water-based stuff so I may try again.
Funny, I used to do printmaking but I stopped for the same reason. All the acetone and everything, not good for you.
You know, when I did etching I had my hands in xylene all the time and never thought twice about it….now that I”m a little older I wonder how many brain cells I totally fried.
So of course now I melt glass with a torch which gases off plenty of toxic things…I try to ventilate the area but it’s never 100% …sigh, all the fun stuff kills us! It’s not fair!
I love the original PAris, specially the edp! has also enjoyed the yearly spring flankers. by vinyl accord? for what I can remember my vinyls smelt like plastic, I gonna try it for sure but no great expectations ahead..
Yes, hoping they don’t mean dead-on plastic, although sometimes a rubbery smell is nice (Bvlgari Black, for instance). And love the “turpentine” note in Monocle Hinoki.
I adore Bulgari Black. One forgets that latex and rubber are natural products, I think.
The vinyl sounds really, really good. Definitely looking forward to this!
Love your gravatar!
I’ll try it, because Grojsman has a real touch with roses, or at least used to: the original Paris was stunning, as was Tresor, though of course they’ve both been reformulated beyond all recognition. The thrilling tea-rose-and-vetiver White Linen is hers, too. And she made Spellbound (genius oriental) and Champagne/Yvresse (genius chypre), so as far as I’m concerned, she is a goddess until the end of time: I can forgive her anything, even if this one is no good.
Agree with all of that! Wish Frederic Malle would have her do a “real” fragrance.
The vinyl scares me, but won’t stop me from buying a sample. It WILL stopping me from buying blind, though! I’d have done so otherwise…the metal gloss and varnish part sounds great, and of course I am addicted to rose.
Oh, I wouldn’t buy blind anyway…but looking forward to this!
Me and My Mother ADORE Paris (she loves any scent with a Strong Rose Accord and so do I, Which is why i love Evelyn By Crabtree and Evelyn SO VERY MUCH!) and i love the way it smells on her, i think she might have a hissy fit smelling this one… seems like a rape of the original Beauty of Paris and having that Rat-Faced SKANK Kate Moss front it makes me AUTOMATICALLY not want to sniff it or anything else! However…. It does, against my greater judgement, Sound like it will smell AWFULLY interesting! I cannot be sure, but i am wanting to give it a sniff, maybe i will just close my eyes and blot out the image of La Moss and hope that it smells divine!
Or better yet, that it smells as awful as you expect and it saves your credit card additional misery.
LOL…not fond of KM, are you?
How’d You EVER Guess!? ROFL!
I think I’m going to frow up >__<
When I first read the post, I thought surely this is a huge joke. Kind of like April Fools but on July 4th. Then after reading the comments, I see that those notes must be for real or at least everyone else thinks they are. To paraphrase the movie line, “You lost me at vinyl….”
Odeur 53 Notes
oxygen, flash of metal, fire energy, washing drying in the wind, mineral carbon, sand dunes, nail polish, cellulose, pure air of the high mountains, ultimate fusion, burnt rubber, flaming rock
LOL! That won’t be in my perfume collection!
Oh, but give it a try! It’s a great scent.
OH! Oops, I thought krok was gearing up for your contest…:D Guess I missed this one.
there are interesting things to sniff….some you like, some you hate….but that doesn’t mean you want to wear them and have them wafting about you for hours. It’s that curiosity factor that gets me….what DO flaming rocks smell like anyhow? do I want to smell like flaming rocks? most assuredly not!
And just as an aside…I don’t know any old ladies who smell like vinyl….other than miss Kitty (who I doubt is very old) and she’s already informed us that it’s her thigh-hi boots (and likely other dominatrix accoutrements that she need not share with us)
Some of those oddball CdG’s are amazingly wearable, though.
Oh, called me out on that one, did you? Yeah, I’m not really THAT old. But people always think i’m older than I am (flattering), so I’ve gotten used to referring to myself as an old lady. I think it’s a good thing to be.
No dominatrix gear, I promise. Just the proud owner of a lot of really cool pairs of boots.
Oh excellent! You can get away with saying whatever you want, then. I finally had wrinkles pop out this last year, so I *think* I’m finally starting to look my age.
When I read “vinyl accord” I think someone’s trying too hard.
vinyl accord or vinyl record…
I have the opposite reaction…I think gee, maybe YSL is finally going to do something interesting, LOL…
You know, I’m guessing the “vinyl accord evoking metal gloss and varnish” notes, will probably be similar to the metallic/traffic smog notes found in “Miss Dior Cherie”. Not that I don’t think those notes work in that particular blend—they do remind me of walking down an urban street, with the occasional waft of greenery and florals (amongst other things you might pass on a sidewalk) blowing by, which may have been the point…
I’m going to age myself by admitting this, but the smell of fresh purple mimeograph ink was divine…
Hey, that was a great smell!
Try CdG 2 Woman — it’s highly reminiscent of that divine ditto paper smell!
Yes! That was a great smell! I never minded running off twenty copies of anything for the class. . ..
I am anxiously awaiting this one. My mom used to wear YSL Paris and i loved it on her, but i am truly hoping this will be a more modern take. Love the bottle.
I like what they did with the bottle too…and perfect color.
This smells like a very fruity floral to me. A nice scent, for spring/summer, but for a younger customer group than they are aiming for I think.
I still haven’t smelled it, but not surprised…haven’t heard anything very glowing about it.
I got to try this at Macys 2day! It is very fruity floral but I like it! Its super sweet like Unconditional Love and its opening is rather like CanCan so sorry Robin, but I dont think ull be to found of this one. The bottle is just stunning and I really look forward to getting me one! I want it I want it I want it!
You’re confirming what I’ve been thinking based on what I’ve already read: I probably won’t like it! But I’ll give it a shot. Glad you love it!
OMG! I had no idea u had a twitter!! Im followin u now! LOL! So ure wearing Parisienne?! Cant wait 2 hear what u think! Good or Bad.
I was wearing it yesterday, and I’ve worn it a few times before. Will try to review it next week, but really having trouble deciding what I think of it. It surprised me, that’s for sure…it doesn’t smell to me like it’s something that zillions of young women are going to love.
Really? I think its very nice. Yeah ure right. It could be a winner for the younger crowd or it could fail completely. I think any age group could pull it off and be fans of it.
I would definitely agree with “nice”…just not sure it’s what young women want these days. We’ll see!