Sunday, July 30, 2006
Eau du Soir by Sisley
Eau du Soir by Sisley belongs to my favorite perfume list. This is one of the most beautiful perfumes I've ever smelled. The first time I smelled Eau du Soir I was captivated by this amazingly feminine scent. It's a complex fragrance that's balanced in a very fine way.
Sisley is a French family business which creates and distributes luxury cosmetics, perfumes and makeup. Created in 1976 by Count Hubert d'Ornano, Sisley has rapidly become one of the most successful companies in the cosmetics industry thanks to a new and unique concept ahead of its time: Phytocosmetology. Sisley provides a complete line of high-quality beauty products whose active ingredients are natural plant extracts and essential oils. Phytocosmetology consists in applying natural plant extracts to beauty products. Eau du Soir was made for Isabelle d'Ornano she received the fragrance as a gift from her husband, Count Hubert d'Ornano. He created a unique floral scent that included seringa, a Spanish flower which releases its scent at night. The fragrance reflected Isabelle's childhood in Spain and gave the fragrance its name. Eau du Soir remained the Countess's signature scent for many years, until the persistent requests of friends saw its release in 1990.
Eau du Soir has a lingering aura it starts with fresh notes of citrus fruits like mandarin, bergamot and grapefruit together with juniper balanced with floral heart notes of seringa, rose, Egyptian jasmine and softened with Iris. Build on a base of oakmoss, amber and musk. The fragrance develops subtly on your skin. The start is fresh but I can smell a warm fatty like scent through the citrus notes on a refined way. The fresh topnotes lead you to the sensual flowernotes, they are subtle I can smell the seringa but on a soft way, it's so balanced that you can't detect a single note. It's definitely a feminine fragrance glamorous and elegant. Yesterday I worn this fragrance and got a lot of compliments, the compliments were something like: "Mmm you smell wonderful what kind of fragrance is that, I don't know this one" or "You smell nice, it's an unusual scent but real gorgeous". It made me smile because now I knew I wasn't the only one that is captivated by this fragrance. It's just a wonderful alluring feminine fragrance perfect for a special evening.