Le Vestiaire - Caftan (2015)

Le Vestiaire - Caftan by Yves Saint Laurent
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Le Vestiaire - Caftan is a popular perfume by Yves Saint Laurent for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is spicy-resinous. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.

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Perfumer

Calice Becker

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Green mandarin, Pink pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesFrankincense, Benzoin, Styrax
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Cistus absolute

Ratings

Scent

8.3 (74 Ratings)

Longevity

8.1 (65 Ratings)

Sillage

7.4 (64 Ratings)

Bottle

8.2 (66 Ratings)
Submitted by Estherica, last update on 14.05.2020.
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9
Scent
10
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
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Holiday impressions of Calice and Yves
Dear Calice,
dear Yves,

thank you very much for your great holiday impressions from the Orient. Your powerful words and images made your experiences so real that I felt like I was part of your small travel group. In one photo you are wearing a caftan. Very unusual, as you are otherwise associated with high fashion and haute couture. But it fits to your attitude that always the small details have to be right as well.

Just the description of your hotel (Yves, the casual mention that it was a 5-star resort, would not have been necessary, because you wouldn't be Yves if it wasn't a luxury hotel) with the wonderful scent of freshly tangy mandarin orange peppered with a lot of pepper impressed me. The pleasant difference between the heat outside and the pleasantly cool freshness inside I could feel immediately.

The markets there must also have been a special experience. The smell of spices and resins, which unfolded their very own aroma in the shimmering air, was immediately in my nose. Surprisingly, they are not as dominant as I would have imagined. Not brutally spicy and resinous, but more a touch of both. Very invigorating and exactly the right dosage.

Although this was not your first trip to the Orient (I only remember the 1970s when you were already so impressed by the Orient that you launched opium as a fragrance), you are always discovering new things. Calice really seems to be the perfect travel companion, as she seems to share your weakness. How else could her intensive cooperation with Kilian be explained? Of course you visited what could be seen in the short time available. I know how inspiring new impressions are for you
The old sultan's palace must have really done it to you. Thick walls, which inside provide almost something like icy cold and form an exciting contrast to the heat. I also found it remarkable that this palace apparently got along without pomp, rather sober, modest and almost sacral. Your impression that there was an almost clerical, cold smell of incense in the walls fits perfectly into the picture. Usually it shakes me, because I don't like this kind of incense very much, but in this case it must be a special incense. Who knows, maybe the bowls sprinkled with musk have ensured that the incense has something soft and harmonious despite its coldness and severity? But you don't have to reveal every secret. Sometimes the attraction lies precisely in the non-delightenment.

You asked me how I would describe a fragrance that would have the theme of what you had experienced. Well, I would say that it is warm and cool at the same time, yet graceful and noble, dark and light, hard and soft, present yet restrained. But all together in a balanced and very harmonious relationship. What would I call him? Na caftan of course ;-))

I am looking forward to further travel reports and experiences!
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Ronny1987Ronny1987 6 months ago
9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
True to description: incense (mainly olibanum) and benjoin. Very cozy casual scent.

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