Elle is an incredibly feminine perfume even down to the gorgeous bright pink and gold packaging. I’m a sucker for a pretty perfume bottle but it’s what’s inside that really counts and this perfume is truly stunning.
There’ll always be a place in my heart for this scent as it was the perfume I was wearing on my first ever date with Mr WLL. I ran out of Elle a few months after we had first started dating and I didn’t repurchase it for a good four more years. I didn’t mention anything about my latest purchase to Mr WLL and as soon as I walked by him wearing it, he was like ‘OMG you wore that perfume on our first date!’ I couldn’t believe he’d remembered, he has a terrible habbit of forgetting things and small things like that aren’t usually what he remembers. Now that makes a signature scent!
Elle is a very strong, in your face, instantly recogniseable scent but unlike any other. A few sprays of this and the scent lingers all day long. This eau de parfum packs some punch and if you like sexy, alluring, somewhat overpowering scents like I do, then this is definitely for you. It is a floral scent but not in an old fashioned English rose garden kind of way, it is very musky, fruity and modern.
Elle has heart notes of freesia, raspberry and jasmine, top notes of mandarin, peony and ginger and base notes of musk, patchouli and cedar. It’s one of those rich scents that you just have to smell for yourself… and once you have, you’ll never forget it.
YSL Elle is available from all perfume counters in department stores and the majority of perfume shops. As a price guide, at The Perfume Shop online and in store, YSL Elle is £43.50 for 30ml, £55.50 for 50ml and £78.50 for 90ml, all eau de parfum. There is also a shower gel (£19.99) and body lotion (£24.99) available which are great for layering the scent and making it last even longer. The body lotion is a personal favourite of mine.
Have you worn Elle before? What is your favourite YSL fragrance?