In 2016, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté introduced a new pillar perfume targeting younger women called Mon Paris, a fruity-floral chypre designed to please a global audience, while internally, being considered to be the luminous counterpart to the dark Black Opium - also a new-generation YSL scent...
According to Stephan Bezy, international general manager at L'Oréal,
"The chypre is white, luminous, transparent, clean and fresh. It wants to offer a complementary daytime universe to that of Black Opium,"
The composition was created by three perfumers: Olivier Cresp, Dora Baghriche and Harry Fremont of Firmenich.
The edp opens with top notes of red fruits - including raspberry - with bergamot followed by a sensual heart of datura, jasmine and peony, the whole scent being anchored by patchouli and white musks.
Fruits, jasmine and peony are meant to court the Asian markets where fruity notes are said to be particularly appreciated.
Two varietals of patchouli were reportedly used. One is sourced from Guatemala; it smells ambery and woody. The other strain originates from Indonesia offering a spicy character.
The bottle of perfume was designed by Catherine Krunas. It sports a black lavallière, a reference to the haute-couture universe of the brand.