Lys 41 (2013) Eau de Parfum

Lys 41 (Eau de Parfum) by Le Labo
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Lys 41 (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Le Labo for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is floral-sweet. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.

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Daphné Bugey

Fragrance Notes

Lily, Jasmine, Tuberose absolute, Woods, Madagascan vanilla, Tiaré, Sunny notes, Musk



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Submitted by MiaTrost, last update on 30.10.2018
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Lys 41
First of all this a Le Labo fragrance so do not expect a lily soliflore, you are getting instead a large white flowers bouquet featuring beside lily a great tuberose, a slightly indolic jasmine and tiare on a bed of buttery vanilla with a coconut echo.

Lys 41 starts big with the white flowers, tuberose and lily as prima donnas with a shy touch of green and plenty of creamy vanilla. As the fragrance further evolves the green note becomes stronger while the vanilla creaminess is more prominent, a coconut note starts to grab attention probably due to tiare flowers that have more emphasis in the middle notes of Lys 41. This coconut note is light compared with Datura noir or Vittoria Apuana and could be a good choice for somebody who likes floral fragrances but does not enjoy so much coconut in perfume .In the basenotes a nicely done woody-musky accord is laced with a lot of vanilla that succeeds not to be gourmand.
Sing me to sleep
You know what this smells like? Sleep. And I mean that both because it’s a terrifically boring scent, but also because it is so yawn-inducing it becomes fascinatingly soporific (that cozy, intimate, and obviously terribly pleasant feeling you have just before falling asleep). So in the end, not a completely negative kind of boring. Almost a creative take on it. Anyway, Lys 41 is basically a really simple, graceful and quite plain white floral scent with a woody-amber base and sweet-dusty nuances, with also something that reminded me of suede, but I guess it must be the musky note. Don’t think of anything too powdery or sweet, it’s rather a delicate haiku played on creamy-woody notes, as much pleasant as a bit dull and plastic. The evolution if basically non-existent, but the persistence is good and the projection is unexpectedly quite sharp. On one side, you can smell here the peculiar way of Le Labo of playing around common accords and notes with a sort of “modern” and kind of suspended, ethereal, aseptic treatment: but also, I think they sort of “crossed the line” a bit with this, meaning that the mild, “lunar lab” discreetness becomes just more plain dullness here. Or well, just this close to it. A synthetic candy worthy a try, but nothing more in my opinion. I completely agree with deadidol’s take on Basenotes about this.

Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
Pushing Up the Lily
What I like about Le Labo is their scent compositions are not only memorable, the perfumes project, and have no-nonsense longevity and sillage. It's as if someone said, "We're going to do this right." From their website: "Imagine a brand where two specialists in fine perfume who love swimming against the current and, inspired by Mike Mills' declaration about 'fighting the rising tide of conformity,' decide to bring together, in New York, some of the very best 'noses' on the planet. Their mission: to create exceptional fragrances, with no eye on cost and one goal - to create a sensory 'shock' as soon as you open the bottle. They succeeded. I don't even like the smell of lilies, the primary note here, but I love Lys 41 and its imaginative use of supporting florals including the exotic Tiaré, the gardenia often seen in the hair of Tahitian beauties in paintings by Paul Gaugain. Lys 41 did indeed shock me with its sunny beauty. This is no lily meant for a coffin. Instead, it raises Lily to a height that could conceivably revive, if not a person, a dead nose, anyway. Not the least dark or cloying, nor overly sweet, Lys 41 is femininity in a bottle on a bright spring day.
Scent 6.0/10
A big hearted lily
A big hearted lily dominating the scent from opening to drydown. Reminds me so much of my childhood sticking my nose into casablanca lilies until my allergies started kicking in because of the pollen. The vanilla is very tame in this and in the drydown it becomes slightly musky. Big sillage and good longevity, over six hours on me and still lingering slightly after a shower. Reminds me alot of Honour by Amouage.


Hermesh 3 years ago
Jasmine, lily and tuberose form a wonderful dense bouquet, which is at the same time soft and pleasantly (in a natural way) sweet.+1
Bottle 5.0
Sillage 7.5
Longevity 7.5
Scent 8.0

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