Notes: Strawberry, Raspberry, Bergamot, Calone, Pear, Orange Flower, Jasmin Sambac, White Peony, Datura, Patchouli, White Musk, Ambrox, Cedarwood, Crystal Moss.
The first time I took a whiff of this YSL Mon Paris ($92 USD / 50ml), it was love at first… scent. The strawberries instantly drew me in. There are no words to describe how much I love this fragrance. It is admittedly, a very modern, contemporary and youthful scent, which serves as a more easy-to-like counterpart to Black Opium. If this perfume were a girl, it would be someone who was bubbly and vivacious; never a dull moment with her. Mon Paris is my first fragrance from the brand and it took me 3 months before I finally took the plunge to buy it. It is the most expensive perfumes I have ever bought. 😛 Read on to find out why I think this is the perfect perfume for any outfit and any occasion.
Mon Paris opens up with a wave of effervescent strawberries and raspberries. As it dries down, the base is all about the creamy white musks and patchouli. The perfume relies quite heavily on the sturdy bed of musks to prevent this fragrance from becoming overwhelmingly sweet. However, the richer aspects of this fragrance could have been further accentuated or explored to make for something altogether more textured and contrasting. If that were the case the whole thing would feel less ‘candied’ and more like a luxury product. With all that being said, Mon Paris is still nicely put together and lasts for long hours.
As with all things YSL, the bottle is beautifully designed, with a black ribbon as a finishing touch. It will stand out on your dresser and make you feel like a million dollars every time you spray it. Très chic!
Fans of fruity scents are guaranteed to love Mon Paris but I think it is charming enough to transcend genres. It is, after all, a rather beautiful perfume from an elegant brand, and I can see that it would perhaps win over those who don’t think they like fruity scents. Somehow, it is a delicious scent without being cloying and puts all the other fruity gourmands on the market to shame. Mon Paris may be pricey but it is totally worth it.
Mon Paris is available in 30ml, 50ml and 90ml Eau de Parfum, prices range from $112-229 SGD. Available now at TANGS and wherever YSL cosmetics are sold.