Almost a year after unveiling the first fragrances from its “Le Vestiaire des Parfums” – or “fragrance wardrobe” – Yves Saint Laurent is to launch three new scents inspired by iconic materials from the famous couturier’s wardrobe, with “Cuir” (leather), “Vinyle” (vinyl) and “Velours” (velvet).

Launched in October 2015, YSL’s “Vestiaire des Parfums” collection captures the essence of emblematic pieces from the Yves Saint Laurent wardrobe, from the reefer jacket (“Caban”) and the safari jacket (“Saharienne”) to the trench coat (“Trench”) and the caftan (“Caftan”). One year down the line, YSL is drawing on its iconic materials as a new source of inspiration for a fragrance wardrobe addition that takes evening into night-time.

Materials of the night

Staying faithful to the spirit of the label and the essence of each material, the “Le Vestaire des Parfums — Collection de Nuit” features three new unisex scents with audacious, elegant and sensual aromas, laced with a signature hint of rock ‘n’ roll.

Yves Saint Laurent has focused on three materials eternally associated with the night — leather, vinyl and velvet — now fashion icons in their own right. These three materials have been captured and reinterpreted by renowned perfumers Ilias Ermenidis, Juliette Karagueuzoglou and Carlos Benaïm, respectively.

The universe and symbolism of each material have been carefully analysed to draw out every aspect of each substance before picking suitable ingredients for the scents.

The animal, chic and rock ‘n’ roll aspects of leather are captured in “Cuir” with guaiac wood and saffron, matched with notes of rum, tobacco, ginger, black tea, osmanthus and oud wood. The sensuality, modernity and brazenness of vinyl are echoed in “Vinyle” with immortelle flower and myrrh, matched with resinous notes, pink pepper, bergamot, anise and vanilla. Finally, the dual personality of velvet — between soft comfort and erotic power — is reflected in “Velours” with vanilla and amber wood notes.

The three new fragrances from the “Le Vestiaire des Parfums — Collection de Nuit” are out now.