Friday, September 2, 2016

Paris c1983

Paris by Yves Saint Laurent: launched in 1983. Created by Sophia Grojsman.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: bergamot, cassia, geranium, nasturtium, damascena rose, green notes, orange blossom, hyacinth, mimosa, mayflower, pear liquor, hawthorn blossom  and raspberry
  • Middle notes: Grasse rose, English rose, carnation, violet, neroli, honeysuckle, may rose, ylang ylang, jasmine, orris, lime blossom, lily and lily of the valley
  • Base notes: honey, juniper, sandalwood, oakmoss, vetiver, musk, cedar, amber, heliotrope and iris. 

Paris made use of various synthetic aroma compounds:
  • Iso E Super (6%) (main woody ambery musky accord)
  • methyl Ionone (10%) (woody violet note)
  • rose complex (10%)
  • DMBCA (2.5%) (woody rose character)
  • Hedione
  • cis-3 hexenyl salicylate 
  • benzyl salicylate (6%)
  • Galaxolide (5%) (musk)
  • musk ketone
  • cyclopentadecanolide (musk)
  • Tonalid (musk)
  • alpha damascone (fruity note)
  • gamma-decalactone (fruity note)
  • Frambinone (raspberry)

Paris Fleur de Parfum

In 1987, Yves Saint Laurent launched Paris Fleur de Parfum, a EDP formulation, between EDT and parfum. Fleur de Parfum is a variation on the 1983 fragrance Paris.

In reworking Paris, the top note and the depth have been strengthened and the floral bouquet intensified, to make the fragrance "more enveloping and seductive." A harmony of woody floral and amber notes dominate. Rose, mimosa, geranium, hawthorn, blended with violet, iris and Mysore sandalwood, amber, musk.
  • Top notes: rose, geranium, mimosa
  • Middle notes: cassia, hawthorn, violet, iris
  • Base notes: amber, Mysore sandalwood, musk

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