This month’s Fragrance File features the exquisite Si Le Parfum scent from Armani and if you are reading this post and haven’t whiffed it’s deliciousness, then we have nothing to talk about!
Deemed as one of the most classic scents of the last few years, this designer fragrance is my personal number one favourite.
With main accords of vanilla, aromatics and woody scents, I would call this the perfect blend of flavours for both younger and more mature women.
The patchouli adds in the more mature scent whilst the sweet vanilla freshens it up while still leaving it smelling clean and slightly powdery.
The initial sweet punch of vanilla, greens and fruit is quickly softened into the skin leaving only delicate smell behind.
“A sensual chypre with a harmonious balance between powerful Absolutes such as Jasmine & Vanilla and beautiful Essences such as Blackcurrant & Patchouli. Delicately blended together with incense the noble ingredients of Si Le Parfum unleash their highly seductive ambery notes. Highly concentrated (25%), Si Le Parfum is above all a tribute to raw material.”
Out of all the Si options, this is the highest concentrate and therefore the scent is the most intense and lasts the longest.
My favourite aspect of this scent is that the initial smells alters itself on each person’s body. Only last week I complimented my colleague on her perfume to then be told she was wearing Armani Si Le Parfum! And all this on the same day that I was wearing it!
While researching this online, I saw a few reviews with people saying it smells faintly like “bruised fruit” after a couple of hours. Try as I might, and I totally respect other peoples’ opinions, I could not catch a whiff of bruised fruit?! I would put this down to the fact that the perfume ultimately will change on each person’s body. Definitely grab a sample of this before purchasing the perfume if you are worried about smelling like bruised fruit 😉
Overall I would call this a luxe perfume, perfect as an anniversary present or as a wedding day scent! The fact that the gorgeous bottle is packaged inside of a powder pink suede draw-string bag is the perfect way to open this box. It just gives it that extra little hint of luxury. I can without a doubt call this my favourite perfume.
Stockists: Available at most perfume retailers such as Edgars, Red Square, Foschini
Retail Price: R1,905
Text & Images: Rayne Alexander