Ray of light

What turns a fragrance into a YSL signature?

We believe it is a blend of various ingredients: a strong character, an unexpected personality, an unmistakable elegance, a touch of provocation, a precise architecture playing with codes, a notion of freedom, a great femininity and sensuality.

What is addictive about the MANIFESTO L’ECLAT fragrance?

Behind the first sparkle, you will discover a smooth fragrant trap. With delicate honeyed facets, freesia will not only offer a radiant floralcy. The creamy accord will wrap your senses in a sweet embrace. The fluffy, balsamic touch of tonka bean will attract you in the magnetic dry down facetted with vibrant cashmeran.

Which raw materials have been used for this perfume?

MANIFESTO L’ECLAT is a fragrance opening within the provocation of a generous and feminine green freshness. Crispy notes are enlivened by the citrus facet of a bright tea accord for a daring start, embellished by the floral richness of the neroli.

The voluptuous heart ensures a sensuality as disturbing as elegant. Wrapped by creamy notes, the floral scent of a precious and bewitching Sambac jasmine accord  covers itself with the freesia’s sparkling radiance, signing a captivating composition. The addiction continues through enveloping and suggestive woody notes. Cedar, sandalwood and cashmeran merge in depth and become accomplices of tonka beans into the temptation of a hypnotic dry-down, mild and vibrant at a time.

What is the inspiration behind MANIFESTO L’ECLAT?

The radiance you can see when the Manifesto woman looks at you. The positive energy you can feel. Her friendly provocation. Her true authenticity. Her unmistakable femininity.

As the third olfactive MANIFESTO, how does it differ from the Eau De Parfum and L’Eiixir?

If Manifesto Eau de Parfum translates an instinctive and uninhibited femininity and Manifesto L’Eiixir a heightened one, MANIFESTO L’ECLAT would be an instinctive and daringly sparkling femininity. Each of the creations show a different facet of the Manifesto woman. A bright neroli and a sparkling freesia accord illuminate the creamy sensuality of the Sambac jasmine notes. The citrus facet of the tea accord refreshes the top contrasted by the addictive smoothness of a light wood dry-down.

How did you translate the idea of light in MANIFESTO L’ECLAT?

When we thought about the idea of light olfactively we immediately smelled a sparkle, something bright, vivid, more transparent, dewy. To translate this idea into Manifesto L’Eclat, we imagined the fragrance crossed by a ray of  light, illuminating it from top to bottom, while keeping its richness and femininity. We used some ingredients like the essence of neroli, a bright tea accord, a radiant freesia or a vibrant cashmeran note.

Who’s the MANIFESTO L’ECLAT woman?

An unexpected woman who will illuminate your day!

What makes MANIFESTO L’ECLAT a YSL signature?

The blend of playful provocation, instinctive and magnetic femininity.

Muse of the month: Marilyn Munroe

More than 60 years after she began her career as a model and actor, the unapologetically fleshy and feminine Marilyn Monroe has been chosen as the new face of Chanel No5.

The House of Chanel recently discovered an archive recording of Monroe being interviewed by the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire in 1960. In the clip Monroe is heard to say: “You know, they ask me questions. Just an example: ‘What do you wear to bed? A pyjama top? The bottoms of the pyjamas? A nightgown?’ So I said, ‘Chanel No5’, because it’s the truth … And yet, I don’t want to say ‘nude’. But it’s the truth!”

In this previously unpublished image, Monroe puts her legendary words into action. The shot is by Bob Beerman, who photographed Monroe naked in bed with a bottle of Chanel No5 on her nightstand in 1953 for the magazine Modern Screen.

She’s certainly inspiring us this season with an image that says everything we want from summer: the look of warm skin, the smell of sensual fragrances, and the carefree emotions that come from releasing your body from months of concealment.