I’ve got some amazing things to say about this fragrance, and some not so great things…or so I thought. The entire advertisement for Parisienne is exquisite. I loved the mysterious tone. The photography, the story line, Kate Moss, the bustier dress *squeal!*, all magnificent. I’m definitely a fan of the soft purple smokey eye and pale pink lip. The glass bottle looks as though it was crafted for royalty. Very unique.
The scent however. A strategy is involved. At first, I get the harsh aroma of cough medicine. Over powering, extra sweet and slightly syrupy. Completely geriatric. 75 year old Park Avenue with a Yorkie geriatric, to be exact. At this point, at least 3 or 4 times in the past, I have scrubbed it off. I figured it might grow on me. Today, I forgot I put it on, and ran some errands. Around 30 minutes later, I smell baby powder. Not what I was hoping from the YSL powerhouse. But now, about an hour after the initial spray, I love what I’m wearing! It smells sexy, in a “come a little closer” type of way. I’ve tried on the scent several times, and definitely had a bad review to dish. But now that I let it sit, I’m extremely pleased. Definitely the perfect for the 3rd date when you want to reel him in! If I were to close my eyes and sniff my wrists, a sexy little black dress and clutch definitely come to mind. I’d advise you to spray it before you do your hair and makeup, just to give it a little time to work its magic. $65 for 1.4 fl oz., Sephora.com.
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