Throw in some iris and pink pepper and this could easily be mistaken for the male version of Arpege.
Festival d'Ete is very linear, almost to the point of boredom, but it's pleasant in its simplicity. The orange right out the bottle is very refreshing and is a great complement to the peony. But for a Summer fragrance I would have liked to see less vanilla and musk - I feel the base in this mix bogs down the lighthearted intent. I also think some aldehydes, verbena, or petitgrain would make the opening shimmer and last longer. Sadly, whoever at YSL greenlighted this one just wanted another pink-'n'-powdery scent to bank off the original Cinema, but at least this offering is better than most like it.