One of six scents created in collaboration with the Denver Art Museum and inspired by their exhibit Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective.
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Blond tobacco bolstered by herbal and balsamic notes hovers enticingly over a classical chypre accord before drying down to a sensual softly leathery skin scent. I am gobsmacked. This stunner from 2012 YSL Retrospective Collection is a throwback to the grand green chypres of yore and a timely reminder that classical perfumery might be down but not dead. Average in terms of sillage/projection it lasts about 4-5 hours on my skin. Not bad really. In all honesty for a scent this good I'm willing to overlook such relatively minor quibbles. In fact I look forward to reapplying it!
bergamot, blackberry, clary sage, galbanum, hyacinth, neroli, Bulgarian rose absolute, carnation, Chinese geranium, grandiflorum jasmine, honey, marijuana accord, orris root, oakmoss, castoreum, incense, leather, Peru balsam, tobacco absolute.
06 September, 2013