Yves Saint Laurent Libre Le Parfum Review

YSL Libre Le Parfum Review

Libre is the French word for ‘free’, and YSL has encaptured that enduring spirit of empowerment in their best-selling fragrance collection. Since 1961, the Yves Saint Laurent woman has been fierce, bold and unapologetic, and each Libre fragrance has mirrored these traits.

The Libre line-up has a hot addition for 2022; Libre Le Parfum intensifies the signature of the original scent with a spicy saffron accord. Here’s why I think this warm, long-lasting fragrance is perfect for colder seasons…


This Fragrance Smells Like…

YSL Le Libre intensifies the signature orange blossom and lavender scent iconic to the range with embers of sensual spice. Crafted exclusively for Yves Saint Laurent, the saffron accord is a tribute to Mr Saint Laurent’s favourite ‘fleur de feu’, a grand addition to the original scent.

Libre Le Parfum boasts a luxurious saffron top note alongside fresh bergamot and mandarin for an initially energising start. A fusion of two special notes joins together at heart; orange blossom absolute grown in Morocco brings a warm sweetness to the scent, while diva lavender, sourced in YSL’s birthplace France, adds a juxtaposition of aromatic coolness. But what will get you hot under the collar is the base notes; smooth and velvety vanilla bourbon, honey accord and vetiver leave behind an irresistibly addictive linger.


What’s The Story Behind This Scent?

Master perfumers Anne Flipo and Carlos Benaim were inspired by a woman; powerful like ocean waves, with a fire burning in her soul like flames flickering in the breeze, this woman has the strength of an eagle soaring through the sky.

The face of YSL Libre, Dua Lipa embodies this courage to turn up the heat and embrace your full power.


You Will Love This If…

If you’re a fan of Yves Saint Laurent Libre, you’ll love this warm and comforting spin that’s perfect for colder months as we head into autumn. Not sure which Libre is for you? Find your match below:

Libre Eau de Toilette: Light and fresh with notes of white tea.
Libre Eau de Parfum: Bold and captivating with luxurious notes of orange blossom and aromatic lavender.
Libre Eau de Parfum Intense: Rich and full-bodied spin on the original with a smouldering orchid accord.
Libre Le Parfum: Vivid and spicy with an intense, long-lasting scent warmed by a honeyed saffron accord.


This Perfume Smells Similar To:

Libre Le Parfum reminds me of drinking warm, subtly spiced cider on a cold winter day flavoured with well-balanced vanilla and honey that’s delicious and comforting without being overly sweet.


Is Libre Le Parfum Unisex?

At Escentual, we believe you should be able to enjoy any fragrance no matter your gender; the Yves Saint Laurent Libre Le Parfum is marketed toward women, but its aromatic warmth can be enjoyed by any amber-floral fragrance fans.


What’s The Longevity Like?

Impressive! Libre Le Parfum lasted around six hours on my skin. To make it last even longer, I’d recommend spritzing your hair, clothes and scarf.


What’s Special About The Bottle?

The Yves Saint Laurent bottle has been designed to reflect the power of the Libre Le Parfum fragrance. The deeper orange colour of the juice mirrors the intensity of the scent and the subtle spicy signature. Housed within the iconic Libre bottle, the flacon is embellished with an oversized YSL logo in gold hardware that any designer fan would love.


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