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Caftan Yves Saint Laurent for women and men

Caftan Yves Saint Laurent for women and men
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balsamic
amber
musky
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In November 2015, Yves Saint Laurent presents its new collection of luxury fragrances Le Vestiaire des Parfums, which includes five new releases: Caban, Caftan, Tuxedo, Saharienne and Trench. The "perfume wardrobe" collection is inspired by the iconic pieces of Yves Saint Laurent clothing.

Caftan is an oriental fragrance of incense, benzoin, galbanum and musk. It was created by perfumer Calice Becker.

All the fragrances are unisex. They are available as 125 ml Eau de Parfum.

Perfume rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 33 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Bergamot Tangerine Pink Pepper

Middle Notes
Olibanum Benzoin Styrax

Base Notes
Musk Labdanum

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Caftan Fragrance Reviews

mshilov
mshilov

Soft and comfortable oriental scent, quite dry and smokey, almost balsamic instead of being filled with sugary sweets and strong spices. Not shy but not loud at all the same time. A pleasant niche scent, totally unisex and easy-to-wear for those who love delicate spiciness of incense and benzoin. Very elegant as a couture caftan can be.

Nov
14
2016
A.Molitoris
A.Molitoris

Just have bought at Amsterdam.

Well this one totally reminds me the Bazar of Tuniz.

Insane Longevity
Heavy Sillage.

Must have if you like the Desert like Arabian perfumes.

8/10

Sep
22
2016
landshark321
landshark321

I recalled liking Caftan the best of the Le Vestiaire de Parfum collection of Yves Saint Laurent released in late 2015, so I received a generous sample from Bergdorf Goodman in NYC, and it's a nice powdery amber/incense blend, simply put.

There's not much complexity to it but certainly plenty of sophistication. It starts off extremely sharp but very quickly (within a minute) dries down into a more tolerable blend of amber and incense, still with powder (perhaps the galbanum), and the powder diminishes over time.

Performance is good, as this is a strong for an EDP, and pricing is not terrible at $250 for 125ml, the only size/price point available, but still, this feels redundant to Dior Mitzah in some respects, but with more powder and less sweetness and depth than Mitzah, so I have no place for it in my collection as I prefer other expressions of amber (By Kilian Amber Oud, Tom Ford Amber Absolute, Tauerville Amber Flash, etc.) that are bit more gourmand, sweeter, and richer.

A nice option for those who like powdery amber, though!

7 out of 10

Sep
22
2016
Calvini
Calvini

Although I've yet to try Trench, I can safely say this is the only one in the collection that's really worthwhile...if you like amber.
It's a rather simple one--soft with a little powdery, floral, and fruity touch--but done well with class and comfort. Quality is between the cheaper Ambre Gris (Pierre Balmain), Ambre Nue (Atelier), and the higher end Oriental Brulant (Guerlain) and even Mitzah (Dior), but smell wise I think it's closest to Coromandel (Chanel) with the patchouli cut in half.
Unfortunately it just dies down with time unlike the aforementioned fragrances which resonates on my skin.

Sep
09
2016
Arbre Amer
Arbre Amer

A beautifully crafted good old fashioned amber. Rich and warm aroma with impressive heft, that could be considered classic by some but provocative by those accustomed in the metallic or aquatic tame offers of the current mainstream market. I am glad to see such a creation from YSL and I would love it even more if it were somehow reflected on the mainstream department of this house with its broader availability.

Only tried it once but due to the bold presence of Labdanum, it seems to me it has much more in common with Ambre Sultan than Encens Satin that another reviewer states here. From the Armani Prive line it shares more similarities with Myrrhe Imperiale (another favourite of mine). Compared to Ambre Sultan it is a bit more complex and projects a bit more evenly through its development. On the other hand it lacks the brave naturalistic thyme note that I so love in Amber Sultan. Definitely worth trying should you ever come across it.

Jun
22
2016
Louismanuel
Louismanuel

Jaradona,

You probably ment: just hope that it lacks the makeup smell (Iris=Rouge) included in all Dior Homme fragrances

Apr
26
2016
antonpan
antonpan

Caftan is a beautiful ambery incense fragrance. The style of Armani Encens Satin, though incense in YSL is even more muted. The problem is that on skin the scent is powdery smelling like an indian incense stick. As if you take the stick and rub the skin with it.

Feb
15
2016
anhard
anhard

I will be straight forward. Caftan has a warm and balsamic oriental appearance with a hint of a warm and smokey scent. Little hint of spicy incense with a combination of vanilla.

Feb
03
2016
Calvini
Calvini

"A floating veil of incense embroidered with vanilla lightly drapes the skin in the same way that the fluidity of the caftan caresses the body. Inspired by the vibrancy of Moroccan culture, CAFTAN calls upon all the bursting and colorful fabrics of the East. The shimmering amber deploys deep sensual promises that mirror the exuberance and warmth of ochre and sandy shades."

Dec
15
2015
Jaradona
Jaradona

This looks like something promising, all included notes are notes i like, winter fragrance for sure.. just hope that it lacks the makeup smell included in all YSL scents!

Benzoin = baby lotion
Galbanum = sweet resin
Musk = classy animalic with citrusy-like accord in raw state
finally Incense..

PS
PLEASE STOP VOTING FOR NOTES AND LONGEVITY! NO ONE HAS TRIED IT YET!

Sep
28
2015

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