Yves Saint Laurent will launch Saharienne in June. The new fragrance for women is named for the iconic Yves Saint Laurent Saharienne safari jacket and is intended as a 'celebration of free, wild and provocative femininity'.
The notes for the fresh fragrance (the tag line is reportedly "la plus brûlante des eaux fraîches") include citron, bergamot, mandarin, white petals, orange leaves, galbanum, blackcurrant buds, pink pepper and ginger.
I will update with sizes and concentration when I can. (via conseillere-de-beaute.fr, yangabin.perso.neuf.fr)
Update: Yves Saint Laurent Saharienne is available in 50, 75 and 125 ml Eau de Toilette.
Another update: see a review of Saharienne.
Love the look of that bottle and the notes are interesting (do like blackcurrant buds). Plus a nicely cut safari jacket is something I would like in my wardrobe so I’m on board with this concept!
I like the bottle too. It looks familiar, but that’s ok, and another fresh summer thing is ok too so long as it’s good.
More than familiar it looks like a flanker of CD Escales
And I was thinking of O de Lancome.
Yeah! It´s like a mix of both. Lancome makes sense since YSL it´s under L´oreal too
I think it is the lovechild of a wild night between O de Lancome, the opium “Tall” bottles and the Dior Escales…
It was a wild night, and Lancome cannot remember what happened… anyone could be the father!! hehehehehe
I was thinking of the Escales as well…both bottle and inspiration. Oh well…the Escales haven’t quite worked for me, to my dismay, so I’m happy to have another firm take a crack at it.
I love deeply the Portofino and Pondicherie, It´s such a pity they dont last much…And the price it´s quite high for such an ephemeral pleasure..
If it’s as wonderful as Belle d’Opium…
Did you love BdO? I was not a fan, but I’m sure many people are.
I liked belle de opium. I just got to try it a week ago.
It is, if you’d allow me, the “Opium for the masses”
If I can explain: you know how the original opium smells great in some people and is a wreck on others? I think they have made a fragrance that is “Opium as it smells on those who are lucky to have good chemistry” and they have stabilized it and “softened it” to an extent… that is my take on it
Laughing because Opium was such a huge seller! So you could say Opium *used* to be the Opium for the masses
I have the impression that persolaise meant that it’s as boring as belle d’opium…
YSL is always worthy of a sniff. Notes sound interesting, and hopefully it is a wee bit different than all of the other summer offerings.
That’s a really weird way to pose the model, and she doesn’t look too happy with it!
When I read the fragrance name, I somehow assumed it would be a bit spicy and dry. Okay, so Eau Fraiche doesn’t conjure images of dryness, but the brulante part does!
It sounds nice, based on the notes, but I’m so often wrong with that sort of thing!
The model doesn’t seem to me to be experiencing “free, wild, and provocative femininity”
She seems to be very pissed off that she has to search for her contact lens in the sand before she showers and gets dressed.
Her freeness and wildness was tamed and oppressed by the luxury beauty industry long ago. Just like the target market for this perfume!
I just find it sorta distracting that I can see the ocean by looking past her crotch!
Maybe they forced her to wear the fragrance during the photosession? hahaha
I think she is supposed to be couching like a cat (tiger? Lion?) ready to pounce! Saharinne!
Hmm…this could be a very interesting scent..but then again…it could fail so bad…turn out to be another blah summer scent. But YSL have surprised me before.
The bottle made me think immediately of the Escales. And the notes are interesting…and I did like Parisienne…so this is on the sniff list for me!
A quick look at the name reads as “Sacharrine,” which is unfortunate, though I like the connotation of “Saharienne.”
Looks like this is more inspired by the YSL safari jacket itself and not the Sahara. Pity. Would love to see YSL’s attempt at a L’Air du Desert Marocain.
I’m hoping one day someone will create a fragrance based around the YSL Majorelle Gardens. http://jardinmajorelle.com/
Well, I really like the bottle. The reminds me of YSL’s In Love Again, I bet that the cap is the same. I wonder if it will be a limited release as In Love Again was?
Of course, also similar to Dior’s Escale series and Lancome’s O series.
However, the name is a bad choice as I read Sacharine (the synthetic sweetener?)…
A citric fresh fragrance is really a very good representative of the wild and provocative femininity. I can already see a woman so wild and provocative that she forgot on purpose to brush her teeth before going to the supermarket! ¬¬
I miss the YSL old days. The news are, like most of what has been launched, the same thing over and over.
I have a ridiculous love for YSL as a house, so I’m probably more hopeful about this than I should be. I was thinking dry or green until I saw some of the fruitier notes. I guess we’ll see. I have enjoyed some of the Dior Escales. I suspect that I’d enjoy some of the O de Lancome flankers too, but I’ve never seen them around.
Well, this will either confirm or eradicate my suspicions that YSL’s cachet as a fragrance house is rapidly fading, if not outright gone. The name and bottle are both utterly fabulous, and I think it has the potential to erase the memory of the resounding, gobsmacking miss that was Belle d’Opium. Don’t screw this one up, YSL.
ohhh the cat-look (moeeeeoowww)-I love that cat-look, and the bottle+ fragrance worth a try as well.
Wow I like the bottle and I love the ad!