Before I begin, I should clarify this is NOT a sponsored post. I mean, if YSL wanted me to blog for them, I’d be down, but I’m not that cool or nearly girly enough.
This summer, I’m trying my very best to spend as little money as possible. I pay rent, some utilities, food and other bills, but I’m saving the rest to use when I move far away after I finish university. There are many things I want to buy: clothes, video games, a new purse and wallet, and I’ll be honest here, I’ll probably buy some of those games. Luckily, most of what I want games-wise is coming out after the summer. I think one comes out in August. I digress.
There’s this perfume that I’ve been eyeing for ages now. Like, two years. Over two years. Am I so cheap that I can’t buy a bottle of perfume when I’ve bought so many other things–important things like $25 lipsticks? I guess so. I always seem to have perfume samples lying around, so it’s never been a priority.
When I picked up my dress for prom back in April 2010, the lovely people there gave me a sample of perfume. It was one of those nice little spray tubes, not a lame paper rub-on thing. It was Parisienne by Yves Saint Laurent, and I think I fell in love.
I don’t have any on hand to smell right now because I used up the tube a few months ago (I don’t wear perfume every day), but as I recall, the scent was one of flowers and berries. I’m really partial to the berry smells. Its scent according to YSL’s website:
A voluptuous floral accord of violet, damask rose and tart blackberry seems to tell the whole story. But then comes the fullness of sandalwood, deepened by musk and brightened by peonies, tying the endnotes to the ones beginning.
Flowers and berries, yes! :love:
I remember I wore it the night of prom and my date commented that I smelled good as soon as I got in his car. Not that I’m really in the business of male seduction right now, but I’d say that’s a good thing.
The one thing I don’t like about this perfume is the bottle design. It’s disappointingly un-pretty for such a pricey perfume, although it is designer and the scent definitely makes up for it.
And yes, I definitely feel like the girl in that promotional shot when I wear it. 😉 We’ll call it Badass Chic.
I have never bought a bottle of perfume, but one of these days I will get my hands on my very own Parisienne. It goes without saying that I totally recommend it.