Yves Saint Laurent Elle.

It's rather fitting to feature this perfume, as Elle made its arrival on the market nearly 20 years ago in the Autumn of '97 designed by two renowned noses, Olivier Cresp and Jacques Cavallier, Elle brings joy with luminous crisp notes of lemon and litchi on peony petals. The Elle slim lined bottle has an interlaced monogram, cut from gold metal, highlighted by a beautiful, vibrant and luminous fuchsia making it unforgettable and eye catching. This is a vibrantly feminine and bold fragrance that has blends of woody and floral note running through.
Top notes
Peony, Citron Wood, Lychee
Heart notes
Purple Freesia, Rose, Jasmine, Pink Pepper
Base notes
Patchouli, Vetiver, Cedar, Amberette Seed
Yves Saint Laurent Elle, is a youthful fragrance I feel but can be worn by women of all ages. It's distinctive but is not overwhelming, the day I received this I wore it to see how it worked with my body as fragrances can smell different on various people depending on how it works. It's strong on the first spray and it's got quite a long sillage and sits in a room for quite a while after being sprayed. Once it dies down, I smell more fruity floral as it begins to dry, it settles into a sweet almost powdery, fluffy musk with a slight underlying spice undertone. I can also smell why people say they can smell a blackcurrant. It's a dark feminine fragrance which is me for night, I like a dark, woody but that still carries a fruity, floral scent as during the day friends know I'm definitely fruity floral. I think it can be worn during the day but I would prefer it at night, for an event, a date, out with girlfriends - whatever. It's a modern, elegant, feminine fragrance it takes about 20 minutes for it to completely dry and give me it's overall scent for me, it doesn't change as the day goes on. The longevity I'd say it can last the workday which for me is a sufficient time. I'd certainly love to keep this in the collection.

Browse the House of Fraser fragrances.

Samples.

40 comments

  1. I remember when this launched! I even bought it around that time as I absolutely loved the scent. Anything with peony usually seems to work for me...although I like perfume a little less sweet these days. Love the post and the pics x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You notice as you get older what notes and scents go well with your body and personality. Thank you xo

      Delete
  2. I work on a fragrance counter and I adore perfume, but we don't sell YSL. i love the pink bottle and am going to track down a bottle to smell.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You must have a very good sense for perfume and detecting notes. It's a beautiful bottle, goes well with the fragrances notes I feel.

      Delete
  3. Looove this bottle (and the way you've photographed it!). Sounds like a great perfume too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Milly, I appreciate that. It's a beautiful perfume.

      Delete
  4. The bottle is very stylish, and your photos are beautiful. I never bought this perfume.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Galina. It's a beautiful bottle, definitely have a tester sometime.

      Delete
  5. My Mum wears this scent, it's gorgeous. I love the colour of the bottle x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It truly is, see a fragrance for all ages - I love that. My mum is a wearer also x

      Delete
  6. This definitely sounds like an evening perfume. I also prefer lighter and fruity florals for day.
    Alana x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's the best way I feel especially for myself. Light during the day, seductive at night lol x

      Delete
  7. I do love a good fragrance, but I haven't brought myself one in ages, I definitely need to add perhaps this one to my Christmas list.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sometimes it's nice to treat yourself to things, right? Add it to the list.

      Delete
  8. I have never tried this fragrance before but it looks and sounds lovely xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Until I received it I hadn't either and was pleasantly surprised xo

      Delete
  9. I bet this smells amazing! I love your vivid descriptions of the scent.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Elizabeth. It's a truly beautiful scent if this is your kind of thing.

      Delete
  10. I love this perfume! My mum used this for ages and overtime she puts it on, I go in a spray it on myself too! Which reminds me, I need to buy this for myself too haha!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha! My mum loves this perfume too. Seems to be a popular choice for a lot of women - it's beautiful!

      Delete
  11. I find fragrance so difficult. I spent about four years trying to find a scent that felt like "me"!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It can be, I agree. It's a personal thing because also not all fragrance can smell the same on each person. It has to agree with you!

      Delete
  12. I used to wear this all the time years ago and this has reminded me I need it again x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can see why it would be a repurchase, it's beautiful. x

      Delete
  13. I will love to try this fragrance. Sounds fab.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It truly is one day give it a spritz while shopping :)

      Delete
  14. I love that bottle!!!! Id buy it just for that. Wish I had seen this post this morning, I might have got one during today's London shopping spree ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha the bottle is gorgeous, slimline and elegant. On your next spree try remind yourself lol!

      Delete
  15. I've seen this about a bit and always been intrigued by the smell. Love the bottle x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a beaut. Yes me too, so I was quite happy when the smell was pleasing to my nose. x

      Delete
  16. I have had a sniff of this perfume and I did like it but still managed to stick and bought my other trusted instead. I will have to buy it next time

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad you liked it, yes sometimes if you've got other scents you're fond of they tend to win over.

      Delete
  17. I've tried this perfume before and really liked it. Such a lovely scent.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is - I agree. It's a lovely modern elegant scent.

      Delete
  18. The bottle is indeed eye catching isn't it! Lovely photos btw! It sounds lovely and such a perk that anyone of any age can use this scent!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. It is because some scents are 'too young' or 'mature' the fact it suits a woman of any age is a bonus.

      Delete
  19. I used to love this fragrance - haven't used in ages though, might have to try it again! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can see why so many women adore this fragrance. It's beautiful x

      Delete
  20. i need to try this and wonder if this will break me out of my black opium obsession haha

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OMG! I have Black Opium - perfect night perfume! I love it.

      Delete