I’m a big fan of Yardley London‘s fragrances, I love their timeless, classic elegance, and the latest fragrance, Polaire is as quintessentially Yardley as the rest of them. It’s named after the French 1920s silent film actress, and it encapsulates the glamour and female empowerment of the Roaring Twenties. The scent is a floral Chypre (a perfume that is composed of citrus top-notes, a floral middle and a mossy-animalic base-note), which were very popular at that time. The nose behind this fragrance is Juliette Karagueuzoglou, and it opens with top notes of green, pear and freesia, follows with a spicy floral heart of rose, and as a base it includes sensual patchouli and amber. In keeping with the overall theme, the bottle has a beautiful Art Deco design the hints at vintage and would look stunning on any dressing table or bathroom counter. When I first tried it on, it felt a bit on the strong side, but once the perfume had settled I was left with a delicate fruity floral scent that I really enjoyed (and got a few inquiries too!). It’s the sort of Eau de Toilette that can be carried through from daytime to evening and is sweet enough to make an impression but isn’t too overpowering. It’s feminine, chic and sensual and would suit any age because of its ingredient combination. If you’re looking for a new fragrance check this one out…it may just be the one!
Polaire Eau de Toilette 50ml is priced at £19.99, and is available at Boots, Lloyds, Morrisons, Sainsburys, independent chemists and online at yardleylondon.co.uk.