Average Rating 4.3/5
Review by clb97p
I'm so glad I finally tried this fragrance. It's gorgeous. I agree that it is in the same family with Shalimar, Angelique Encens and possible a few Chanels, but it's more like a distant cousin than a sister or daughter. Yvonne LaFleur manages to be sophisticated and classy, but still a bit spunky. It is *not* a foody scent whatsoever, but a bit of the spices mixed with the vanilla do border on the gourmand side. I wish I knew the notes, because I'm terrible at trying to identify them on my own.
This scent envelopes you, and while it has good sillage and lasting power, it's subtle enough to be considered a skin scent on the drydown. I think it's ideal for colder weather, and for wearing to bed. Yvonne LaFleur is nostalgic yet modern, familiar but quite new. Imagine a combination of (or more like collaboration between) Susanne Lang Cashmere and Shalimar Light--add a bit of oppoponax, maybe just a touch of aldehydes. Aaaah. Beautiful.