Imagine falling in love all over again (with your partner or someone new) in the most romantic city in the world?

If this isn’t an option for you anytime soon, then Mon Paris, the romantic and feminine fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent, is the next best thing!

This stylish and reassuringly heavy little glass bottle arrived on my desk this week, and a daily squirt on my wrists has me dreaming of more exotic destinations – and romance.

If you’re a sensual, passionate woman who describes herself as an intense romantic, then this sophisticated fragrance is going to be your perfect accessory for hot summer nights (or stolen lunch dates with a lover…)

Obsessive. Intrusive. Consuming. Intense. Passionate. Sensual. Paris

Inspired by the modern allure and the edgy couture style of the Yves Saint Laurent woman, the black lavallière unveils the elegance of a multifaceted bottle.

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Floral (peony) fruity (think strawberry, raspberry and pear) and sweet in a light and flirty sense, this is a fragrance for women of all ages – women who embrace their femininity, softness, and sensuality.

“ [..] I have chosen your name for this perfume, because none is more beautiful. Because I love you. My Paris.” – Yves Saint Laurent

A fragrance for modern lovers the world over

The scent of Paris and passion – Mon Paris has been described as “the scent of a city gripped by carnal desire; obsessively surrendering to an extreme love, holding all who succumb captive to its needs. A fragrance for modern lovers the world over, inspired by the essence of the City of Light. Seize the moment; transcend the present; and prepare to fall into the arms of a passionate love, deeply, vertiginously”.

The bottle

Inspired by archive sketches of lavallières (the classic pussy bow at the front of the neck of a blouse), perfume bottle designer Catherine Krunas took this piece and inverted it, turning it into a metaphor for a modern love affair at the peak of its passion. Distinctly modern, quintessentially cool, the lavallière that sits securely around the neck of the Mon Paris bottle is made from soft silk ribbon, juxtaposed by two rock leather ties and a stylish shining gold YSL Cassandre.

For the shape of the bottle, Krunas turned to the rectangular shape of ‘Le Smoking’, the black-tie tuxedo-style jacket for women. Heavy glass echoes the boldness and substance behind the rectangular form of the jacket, while the edges and corners of the Mon Paris bottle are softly curved, as feminine as a woman’s shoulders, relaxed in the embrace of her lover.

Recommended retail prices:

YVES SAINT LAURENT MON PARIS EDP 30ml R960,00
YVES SAINT LAURENT MON PARIS EDP 50ml R1,450.00
YVES SAINT LAURENT MON PARIS EDP 90ml R1,900.00