Words: Dineo Monareng

A delicious, bold scent for the spirited, uninhibited and free.

From the house that has been hailed for women empowerment through the times, comes a robust, free spirited new scent; Libre.

The iconic luxe, heritage fashion house has been creating clothing for powerful individuals who exude confidence, drive and gusto. YSL now Brings forth a scent for an empowered generation.

The makings of Libre

Libre’s top notes are mandarin orange, lavender, black currant and petitgrain. Its middle notes are jasmine, lavender and orange blossom; the base notes are madagascar vanilla, cedar, ambergris and musk. The scent was constructed by the renowned, master perfumers Anne Flipo and Carlos Benaïm.

The composition of Libre includes of a medley of fresh and zesty elements. Fitting for, the new scent of ‘freedom’ as posited by the house of YSL. It features dynamic talent and pop sensation, Dua Lipa, as its face. 

‘’When I was young in the 1960s’ all the world watched the youth. Everywhere was the sensation of wanting to break the chains .’’

– Yves Saint Laurent

Fashion, looking good and personal grooming is a gateway to self-expression. How we present ourselves is an extension of our personality and personal politics. When you look good, you feel good, you even do good. You move confidently, and that is the hallmark of all things beautiful, confidence. 

The tenets of freedom are the embodiment of the house of YSL, go forth and immerse yourself in this new scent.

Libre; French for ‘free’  launches in March and will be available at select beauty counters.

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