YvresseChampagne (1993) Eau de Toilette

Version from 1993
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Yvresse (1993) is a popular perfume by Yves Saint Laurent for women and was released in 1993. The scent is fruity-floral. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Perfumer

Sophia Grojsman

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAniseed, Apricot, Caraway, Mint, Nectarine, Peach
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnation, Iris, Jasmine, Lychee, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose, Violet, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Benzoin, Oakmoss, Coconut, Musk, Patchouli, Styrax, Vanilla, Vetiver, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

8.0 (172 Ratings)

Longevity

8.5 (114 Ratings)

Sillage

7.6 (113 Ratings)

Bottle

8.1 (124 Ratings)
Submitted by DeGe53, last update on 21.09.2019
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Lola82

362 Reviews
Lola82
Lola82
Helpful Review    3
Va Va Voom!
Yvresse is a Voluptuous 50's Pinup Model obviously a Bottled Blonde faux Tan Jayne Mansfield, Mamie van Doren, Marilyn Monroe, In a Red skintight Sequinned Mermaid cut sleeveless Gown
with her hips slowly gliding to a gentile Rumba of an Old Nat King Song Quizas Quizas Quizas, On an Old Record player,
The note of Peach is the Champagne she sips from that matches the Liquid luster of gold Bed sheets in a Luxurious Red & Gold Penthouse overlooking 5th Avenue On New Years Eve, As Yvresse dries to the middle the Innocent
note of peach Fades and the notes of Lychee and Smoky Caraway turnes Yvresse from a
Girlish ingenue to a Temptress, hungry and Full Bodied semi-sweet semi-tart lychee
adds a bit of a Uninhabited Territory before the pluck of the First Fruit of Eden Brings
Primal touches To Yvresse, Cardamon with juxtaposition of Cinnamon Dries the lychee
As we Enter the Final Phase of Yvresse The First spice that comes steeping into the senses
Caraway Dry dominates the first minute then Cinnamon sweeter Supports the Caraway The Underpinning of Patchouli gives the base an Semi sweet earthiness Amber & Musk Enrich the scent with it's sweet Texture And Hidden note of Incense the Styrax Note

And Fiery Sandalwood Finishes Yvresse.

This Perfume is not for the Shy or a woman not to make wave Yvresse is the Opposite
She Not Only Demands it She Screams IT! She's Larger then Life, Diva in a Bottle Nothing
is Subtle about her but if you want to stand out She's a Perfect Friend.
jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Helpful Review    3
sweet chypre training bra for the fruity floral set
More like Sauternes than Champagne, but I don’t want to start another trademark issue for this fragrance. Yes, this has similarities to wine, but it seems much more like a sweet dessert wine than anything else. And, yes, there is a chypre base to Yvresse, but overall the fragrance is much more about fruitiness and sweet florals. A well-made sweet wine is one where all the fruit/honey/sweetness is balanced by a proper degree of acidity, though the acidity is a small element when compared to the sugar. The point is largely lost on me with dessert wines and I guess here as well.

I get all the other comparisons---Chinatown but without the full dose of the chypre base; Femme, but with less cumin and more honey. But the real point of comparison to me is another Grosman work, Prescriptives Calyx. Calyx has all the fruit, all the rose, but a bit less sugar and more moss. Granted, a different flavor (guava v peach) makes for a qualitative difference, but compositionally, there’s much to compare. Calyx’s success is taking the fruitiest of fruit scents, one that you can almost taste (ripe guava) and balancing it with enough moss and dry rose to compensate for the sweetness, leaving a heady aroma with a spectacularly balanced drydown. Yvresse uses sweeter fruit, adds honey-like amber, uses a sweeter rose, and less moss. Yvresse does lose some of the sweetness as it ages, but what is left without the sweetness? It gets threadbare.

I applaud YSL for making a sensible-shoes version of the 1990s fruity floral, but I’m picky about my fruity chypres, and this one I don’t quite love. Seen as a fruity floral, and compared to the raft of sticky sweetness that was selling like mad at the time, it is a smart choice. But as a fruity chypre, it can’t hold its own against Diorella, Cristalle, Chinatown or its YSL sibling, Y. I can see why fruity chypres might have been seen as fertile ground to create more ‘accessible ‘ (read: better selling) fruity-florals at the time, but it’s the balance that’s lost. Remember: this was the year Cristalle EDP was released. Cristalle, but sweeter, less sharp and nicer. God god, who wants that?
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Sherapop

1239 Reviews
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Sherapop
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Piles of Damp Sisal Rugs and Straw Baskets in the Tropics
I am glad that Yves Saint Laurent YVRESSE was renamed from CHAMPAGNE--not because I agree with fastidious French law regarding the use of that quasi-sacred name, but because many people will not know that "ivresse" means "drunkenness", as opposed to "piles of damp sisal rugs" or "straw basket factory in the tropics," which would be far more apt names for the lengthy middle phase of this distinctive chypre perfume--were Demeter only able to isolate and capture those scents in a bottle!

YVRESSE, in fact, helped me to refine my concept of chypre, which I now believe to contain essentially within it a big, big and abiding sillage that follows me about constantly reminding me that I am in the midst of a cloud of chypre dust! On the oakmoss to vetiver continuum, YVRESSE lies much closer to the vetiver end.

I love the damp sisal/straw smell of the middle phase of this fragrance, which has excellent staying power in the edt. I am not as thrilled by the somewhat fruity opening--but it disappears as quickly as a champagne bubble, and it's certainly not painful to endure. The middle sisal/straw phase gives way eventually to a slightly sweet but beautiful drydown that remains chypre but is less damp and a bit more spicy.

I highly recommend YVRESSE to chypre lovers who crave that fascinatingly paradoxical fog that hangs heavy while somehow elevating the wearer at the same time. This is a perfume with a serious chypre sillage.
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Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
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Just like a glass of champagne
If someone had told me prior to testing Yvresse that it is possible for a fragrance to smell fizzy, to give one a feeling of small bubbles tickling the nostrils, I probably would have laughed. How this fragrance has managed to encapsulate every quality of a glass of sparkling white wine is beyond me.

Yvresse opens very tart, fruity, strong and yes, fizzy. Whether you like the scent or not, the olfactory experience you witness is unlike anything you'll ever come across.

Just like a glass of champagne, Yvresse entertains us with sophistication and intoxicating appeal. The incredibly unique blend of notes throughout makes this fragrance truly unforgettable. One of a kind.

The apricot, nectarine and peach do come on rather strongly at first and in some ways the result could be described as sharp. It is actually this quality however that I enjoy.

There is only a touch of sweetness in this fragrance, which is mostly caused by the coconut, cinnamon, litchi and vanilla. This sweetness is not unpleasant, just a little odd at first. Something that your nose will need time to adjust to.

There is no doubt in my mind that this fragrance has been aptly named. Champagne is exactly what it smells like. I love that the later name has been derived from the word 'Ivresse' meaning intoxication.

Statements

Jazzy76 17 months ago
The perfect scent to wear for the New year's eve: its rich and sparkling bouquet gives a sense of happiness.
Let the party start!
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