Manifesto by Yves Saint Laurent
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Manifesto is a perfume by Yves Saint Laurent for women and was released in 2012. The scent is sweet-floral. It is being marketed by L'Oréal. Pronunciation
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Anne Flipo, Loc Dong

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot Green notesGreen notes BlackcurrantBlackcurrant
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmineJasmine Lily of the valleyLily of the valley
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwoodSandalwood Tonka beanTonka bean VanillaVanilla CedarCedar

Ratings

Scent

7.3411 Ratings

Longevity

7.2316 Ratings

Sillage

6.8318 Ratings

Bottle

7.8328 Ratings

Value for money

7.184 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 01.10.2022.

Interesting Facts

The face of the advertising campaign is American actress Jessica Chastain.
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Very helpful Review    27  
First love is not forgotten
It's 2012. Late summer, I guess.
Pauline, just 16 years old, is in the perfumery with her mother. Actually, she is only interested in make-up - and that excessively. So far, her only perfume is some kind of drugstore scent, which she doesn't like at all. She doesn't like her mother's perfumes either, they all smell so citric like toilet water. But because her mother takes so long to pick them out, Pauline sometimes smells one or the other perfume.
Especially in those she has often seen in advertising, that goes without saying.
And that's where she notices the beige flacon, which also looks familiar to her from advertising. She also knows that it's from a really expensive brand, but little Pauline always had an expensive taste anyway and you can test everything anyway. And how likely is it that she likes this scent of all things? .... Shit.
"Mama, Mama! Smell!! OMG Mama smell, he smells soooo good!! What do you think of him? You should take this one, it's so great!
- (Mother smells annoyed at the perfume) "Oh God, Pauline, are you serious? This smells terrible, so old-fashioned anyone, like an omega perfume, that's way too heavy."

But Pauline doesn't think so at all, because this certain something that distinguishes this fragrance from so many other perfumery scents, of all things, caught her attention immediately. Of course it's a heavy scent, but what's wrong with it? Aren't heavy fragrances particularly elegant and a sign of class? At least when Pauline thinks of heavy scents, she always has to think of Chanel No 5 and Coco Chanel and how beautiful and elegant this woman was.
And besides this heaviness he had something else. (Note of the reaction: It was the green notes) Something that - so Pauline imagines - made the wearer stand out from the crowd. Something surprising, unexpected, exciting.

That's how extraordinary women smell and that's how she wanted to smell from that day on!

Unfortunately the 30ml bottle is not very cheap. But after telling everyone about her new discovery, her godfather finally agreed to give her this perfume for Christmas.
A beautiful gift! The first (and for the next 8 years also the only) perfume that triggered a feeling in her and which she likes 100%.

Since then, not a day has gone by without her having a little manifesto at home. A fragrance to go through thick and thin. That always gives you security and makes you feel a little bit more special.

An absolute classic that has been with me for 8 years now. (Of course it has lost its "specialness" in the course of time, but for me it will remain so because of all the memories I associate with it)
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Top Review    12  
Goes from Green to Scream in 2 minutes...
I bought a sample of this after looking at the notes and thinking it sounded interesting. The opening is a rather vibrant and sharp green - I like this, I think to myself. Then after maybe 2 minutes it's all about very loud vanilla and tonka. Reminds me of a very sweet vanilla flavored marshmallow. Soon enough after that, the powder kicks in and now it's a powdery vanilla flavored marshmallow scent. This smell makes me feel a little sick actually. Naturally, it has tremendous lasting power and is hard to wash off. What is YSL thinking here? Definitely not full bottle worthy for me.... heck I won't even finish these samples!
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Lilye
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Helpful Review    13  
I finally got you back
It's 2014, I'm in an H&M shop and discover a new range of body sprays and perfumes, Darling Deep was the name of the range to be more specific. I sprayed some of the tester of the purple body spray on my wrist and sniffed. Wow, I thought to myself, smells amazingly good for a body spray from a fashion chain, so grown up and not "cheap" at all. I took it home and used up the 200ml completely over the next two years, even though the last 10ml had sadly tipped. That was it, I thought to myself, never again will I be able to smell this great fragrance.

We are now back in 2021, once again looking for new perfume discoveries. And that's when it hit me like a flash of inspiration. What actually happened to my beloved H&M body spray and what was it called again? Thanks to Google color-image search (the bottle was purple), I was actually able to track down the name of the 2014 spray and even came across a single website with a listed dupe for it - Manifesto by YSL. No ratings or reviews, just this one dupe suggestion and the notes.

Normally at this point I would have immediately gone to town and tested the perfume, but yeah, Corona.
Somehow, in April, I apparently wasn't the only one who wanted to buy Manifesto either, I only found it in stock on one website. Unsure if it might not have been discontinued, I ended up clicking the buy button. If I didn't like it, I could always sell it again.

Well, a few days later it had arrived, I unpacked the perfume and paused briefly. For a long time I had been looking for the scent of the said body spray, but never found anything comparable.
I pressed the spray head twice.

It's you. The scent I loved so much, only a little more subtle and sophisticated. Blackcurrant meets white floral meets vanilla. An interesting combo that works. Noble and slightly powdery, but still fruity and fresh.
Never would I have thought that the body spray was actually a dupe for a YSL perfume and the happier I am that I can finally wear this fragrance again.
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Helpful Review    6  
My manifesto
I had missed this scent for a very long time, probably also because I had orientated myself very strongly towards LVEB. While surfing the net on a Saturday morning I found this sweetheart, because he was only 50 € for 50 ml in the neighbourhood. No sooner said than done and then when I had him I sprayed.

The fruity attack begins with sweet, green notes that are pleasantly fogged in. The blackcurrant is much more fragrant than bergamot. The top note is very pleasant but fades away and then jasmine and lily of the valley come out. The jasmine is very beautiful and the lily of the valley is fortunately not very penetrating. The result is a beautiful flower-fruit mix that will remain in your memory. The basis is a little sandalwood and cedar and more vanilla and tonka. This light woody base note gives Manifesto something special.

This fragrance manages the balancing act between floral-fruity notes and sweet, soft scents, without becoming one of those sugar waters. I know Manifesto is controversial. Meanwhile it has become my signature, because for me it is incredibly warming as soon as it is a bit fresh, wet and cold.
With me it has an incredible durability and works easily for a whole working day. Also the Sillage is really great, because it lasts long and still doesn't overlay everything.

I was never someone who had a signature - until last year. The first time I wore it in the office, some of my colleagues stood with me and wanted to sniff - that was a great compliment. Since then, I've been using this fragrance again and again, and it's slowly but surely become my treasure.
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Helpful Review    6  
After all these years...
I am on this fragrance actually once through the Parfumo community stumbled, gaanz earlier, when I so with 13-14 have started to operate my perfume addiction :D
Because someone had told me that Beyonce - Rise, one of my favorites at the time, is very close to Manifesto.
At that time, YSL was of course outside my budget, but because I have the fragrance of Beyonce very positive in memory, I recently came by chance on the idea to investigate the matter and see if the really smell so similar.
And indeed, I let myself be advised in the city by a nice lady and find full of nostalgia that I associate the fragrance with my teen time.
I find that totally great, that this fragrance is accompanied throughout by a vanilla warmth and in the top note in addition something tart, green smells. Mega good combo.
I thought it was vetiver.
In the course of the day, it is then gourmandiger and a little woody, but this is not one of those quite sticky sweet fragrances. I find the so pleasant, also from the fragrance intensity, that I would wear the even in the summer so.
Have me directly in love with him and secured two bottles. Something I also do rarely :D
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Scent
A first intense shot of tomato-plant green at the beginning challenges, but soon it's a complex floral & vanilla, w/ a citrusy-powdery vibe.
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