Yves Saint Laurent will launch Le Vestiaire des Parfums later this month. The collection of five fragrances represents an 'olfactory reinterpretation' of cult pieces from the Yves Saint Laurent wardrobe: Tuxedo, Caban (pea coat), Saharienne, Trench and Caftan.
Tuxedo ~ with patchouli and spices. ["A bold masculine look transformed into a feminine staple by Yves Saint Laurent, the tuxedo is an expression of impertinent seduction. TUXEDO blends the matte texture of smoked patchouli with ambergris accord to express a magnetic and dark sex appeal. The sharp black pepper enhanced with the freshness of cardamom mirrors the satin stripe that runs along the seam of the trousers and the lapels of the jacket. With a refined sense of detail, the gleaming effect of the spices electrifies and highlights the sophistication of the garment." Additional notes include green accord.]
Saharienne ~ (presumably a reissue of the 2011 edition) with orange blossom, wild herbs and white musk. ["Designed for those Men and Women who share a common thirst for adventure, the safari jacket has remained an expression of untamable liberty. SAHARIENNE awakens the senses with powerful orange blossom, contrasted with the delicate wild grass tones of rosemary and thyme. The creamy musks gracefully wrap a soft aura around the intense and animalistic neroli. Sensations intertwine and uncover infinite deserts, creating a hazy seduction that is bound to be carried by every wind."]
Trench ~ with citrus, cedar and iris. ["The trench coat travels through time without ever altering its original qualities. TRENCH embodies the piece's iconic elegance, provoking a discreetly sophisticated attitude and conveying a sense of relaxed authority. Dry cedarwood and white musks create a solid and comforting base while hints of bergamot and tangerine sparkle on top like drops of rain. Elegant iris belts the fragrance with its structured and refined silhouette, affirming a strong yet understated presence."]
Caban ~ with pink pepper, rose and tonka bean. ["Bringing together the charm of raw wool and the warm softness of an enveloping garment, CABAN is the expression of sophisticated authenticity. Familiar accents of caramel, hay, and praline recall heartwarming memories while indulgent vanilla and tonka bean notes create a delightful sensation of comfort. The ensemble is completed with illuminating sparks of pink pepper for a textured presence that becomes increasingly sophisticated as it rests upon the skin." Additional notes include sandalwood.]
Caftan ~ with incense, benzoin and musk. ["Inspired by the vibrancy of Moroccan culture, CAFTAN calls upon all the bursting and colorful fabrics of the East. The shimmering amber deploys deep sensual promises that mirror the exuberance and warmth of ochre and sandy shades. A floating veil of incense embroidered with vanilla lightly drapes the skin in the same way that the fluidity of the caftan caresses the body."]
Yves Saint Laurent Le Vestiaire des Parfums Tuxedo, Caban, Saharienne, Trench and Caftan will be available in 125 ml Eau de Parfum, €240.
Update: longer descriptions above in brackets are via Bergdorf Goodman, where the fragrances are $250 each.