Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has launched two new fragrances inspired by capelines and jumpsuits — two of its most iconic fashion pieces.
Named Capeline and Jumpsuit, these are the latest additions to the Le Vestiaire des Parfums olfactory wardrobe, and feature surprisingly unexpected combinations of ingredients in a homage to the style and visionary spirit of the great French couturier Yves Saint Laurent.
During his heyday, the latter made waves in the fashion world by breaking down boundaries in women’s fashion and appropriating pieces directly from the male wardrobe. He also transformed what were initially functional garments into fashion icons.
In the 1960s, capelines were adopted as ultra-chic accessories that offered much more than protection from the sun. Today the mysterious and sensual charms of these broad-brimmed hats have provided the inspiration for a new fragrance concocted by Juliette Karagueuzoglou. Structured around lily and vanilla, the new perfume opens with notes of mandarin and bergamot followed by a lily accord, which is enhanced with neroli, white musk, orange blossom absolute, ylang-ylang, vetiver essence and most importantly vanilla absolute.
Master perfumer Carlos Benaïm was tasked with the composition of Jumpsuit. In Yves Saint Laurent’s designs, jumpsuits, which were originally utilitarian pieces associated with motor racing and parachute jumping, were transformed with a newfound elegance.
Now they have provided the inspiration for a new fragrance dominated by magnolia and bergamot. Jumpsuit opens with notes of bergamot and bitter orange seed, before revealing a heart of magnolia enhanced with peony and jasmine absolute over a base of peach, white musk and white sandalwood for a powdery touch.
Now available online, the two perfumes are joining the Vestiaire des Parfums range, which already includes the “Tuxedo,” “Saharienne,” “Caban,” “Caftan,” “Trench,” “Blouse” and “Grain de Poudre” fragrances.