FRAGRANCE FAMILY: CHYPRE
The story of Eau du Soir is utterly charming. Created by Hubert d’Ornano – founder of Sisley – for his wife in 1990, it was her personal scent for years before being offered to the public (and becoming a global bestseller). We think you can almost smell the love that went into this sophisticated fragrance, which cries out to be worn to dinner à deux, to the theatre, maybe the opera. Because just one drop makes you feel so dressed-up.
Masterfully created, Eau du Soir one of the finest examples of the Chypre family – considered by perfume experts to be the most elegant of all.
Touches of grapefruit give way to heart of florals, with jasmine, rose, ylang ylang evolving into an effortlessly chic scent. The Chypre signature comes from oakmoss, cistus and patchouli, further softening as it’s skin-warmed to a deep base of musk and amber.
Utterly feminine but fierce, this Chypre whirlwind is elegant, timeless, refined… Chosen as one of the 100 Perfumes to Try Before You Die by The Perfume Society’s Co-Founders in their book The Perfume Bible, it’s a must-try for every woman. (And smells amazing on men, we’ll have you know…)
Sisley Eau du Soir from £81 for 30ml eau de parfum
Buy it at Sisley