After March reviewed Cinéma a little more than a week ago, it took all of my willpower not to buy a full-bottle unsniffed on eBay. Instead, I exercised restraint, and applied my New Year’s Resolution number-one: No more unsniffed bottles! So, bastion of integrity that I am, I bought a few 1.2mL manufacturer’s samples (they were practically free).
Opium was my perfume of choice for a few years (poo poo at reformulation! All the zazz is gone!), but other than a cursory sniff of Parisienne—which I’m apparently anosmic to—Yves Saint Laurent perfumes have been sorely neglected by my nose.
Cinéma is positioned by YSL as “Glamorous, seductive, startling.” Noooope. Not at all. Fun, pretty, big-hearted? Ready to party in space? Yes!
Comes with Mr. Howe’s seal of approval.
If you’d like to try Cinéma for yourself, leave a comment, and I’ll draw a winner on Sunday. International friends welcome 😉
YSL Cinéma EDP goes for anywhere from $15 to $70 on eBay; at YSL it ranges from $72 to $98—still not too bad!