I'm Having An Affair

And it's all YSL's fault


By Amy Lawrenson

I'm having a fling. I can speak candidly about this because it's not of the romance variety. This is not an open letter to my other half admitting my adultery. But I am having an affair, only it's with a fragrance.


You see Ormonde Jayne Champaca, for me, is the one. But I'm having a dalliance with a dark, handsome and very rich bottle of Noble Leather by YSL. I say rich, but what I really mean is expensive. The bottle goes on sale exclusively at Harrods and yslbeauty.co.uk for £185 on Friday.


It's part of the brand's Oriental Collection and it's heady, sexy, amazingness. The leather accord is expertly blended with tobacco, ambery wood, vanilla absolute and patchouli. It's not sweet though or smelling of incense, it's just smells sexy. Of humid, hazy, summer nights to far flung places but without the need for coconut to conjure up 'holiday' in the mind. It's grown-up and downright irresistible.

It may not be forever, but it's the perfect summer fling.

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