One of the Yves Saint Laurent 'Le Vestiaire des Parfums' collection:
Inheriting the couturier’s creative spirit, Le Vestiaire des Parfums is a collection of bold, signature unisex fragrances, each inspired by one of YSL’s iconic garments, materials or addresses.
Le Vestiaire des Parfums : Velours fragrance notes
- black tea, black pepper, pink pepper
- iris, jasmine, olibanum
- vanilla, amber wood, musk
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Latest Reviews of Le Vestiaire des Parfums : Velours
The drydown adds a brighter jasmine, which has a green feeling to it, which a softly spicy component that is introduced with a smooth olibanum impression. Soon a sweet vanilla arises that, with time, takes over the lead to become the dominant ingredient for good.
In the base an light amber note is added, as are some sweet white musk and give the vanilla some added depth.
I get moderate sillage, very good projection, and seven hours of longevity on my skin.
This vanilla-spice-floral scent is warm, comforting and good for winter days. It starts of quite nicely with good renderings of the ingredients, which are never too thickly or cloying, but after while it is a bit predictable and generic. Overall 2.75/5
A linear fragrance IMO - it does take on a strange, candy-like accord. Must be the vanilla and amber accord that wrestles with the iris. Velours is a bit different than other iris-centric frags. Can come on strong, especially in the beginning. Three stars.
This beautiful scent can be categorized across several categories: spicy, balsamic, woody, smoky, leathery...in other words, a really rich formulation with depth. The opening blast is of a dual-pepper pairing along with damp black tea note. The fragrance becomes loaded with lovely iris earthy powderiness, jasmine florals, and frankinscense with its smoldering resinous touch. All sitting atop a nice wood-musk foundation.
I love this scent as a man, but I believe Velours can be pulled off by a woman as well.