A wardrobe of scents created by Yves Saint Laurent

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Yves Saint Laurent Le Vestiaire des Parfums, A tailor-made perfume wardrobe (Click photo to enlarge).

In November 2015, Yves Saint Laurent presents its new collection of luxury fragrances ‘Le Vestiaire des Parfums’ , which includes five new releases: Caban, Caftan, Tuxedo, Saharienne and Trench. The ‘perfume wardrobe’ collection is inspired by the iconic pieces of Yves Saint Laurent clothing and are an olfactory reinterpretation of YSL’s cult wardrobe pieces.

Iconic items like the Tuxedo, Caban (pea coat), Saharienne (safari tunic dress), Trench and Caftan (kaftan) have been transformed into exceptional scents that represent the origins and spirit of each piece.

After having conceived, sketched and designed a complete feminine wardrobe, Yves Saint Laurent beauty is now composing a perfume wardrobe inspired by iconic items that define the label’s history.

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Le Vestiaire des Parfums

Yves Saint Laurent Le Vestiaire des Parfums, A tailor-made perfume wardrobe (Click photo to enlarge).

Caftan, Trench, Saharienne, Caban and Tuxedo are all pieces that have a masculine element to them if not simply gender neutral, yet each of these items have become a fixture of feminine chic in the style of Yves Saint Laurent. Now each iconic garment has been transformed into a signature scent for women.

The spirit and universe of each selected garment has been examined and analyzed to better understand its character before choosing the ingredients required. The aim of the fashion house was to create five fragrances that not only represented as truthfully as possible the original piece but also would evoke what each piece signified to the designer.

Characterized by the color black and a matte texture, the Tuxedo scent is represented by a mix of spices and patchouli; the comfortable aspect of Caban is interpreted by tonka bean and pink pepper whereas the sunny luminosity of the Saharienne is felt through notes of neroli and white musk. The exotic character of the Caftan is highlighted by notes of incense and benzoin while the refinement of the Trench is expressed through citrus-fruit notes and iris flower.

The Le Vestiaire des Parfums collection are launching this month in select stores and through the YSL site. Price: €240 for 125 ml (eau de parfum)

by Jean Amr

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