Eau du Soir by Sisley

Great perfume - truly hideous bottle. Annalisa Barbieri's forthright road test of key beauty product


Price £47.50 for 15ml purse spray
£60, 30ml
£87, 50ml
£125, 100ml

Date of launch: 1990

Date of testing: 2000 - 2003

Stockists: 020 7591 6380

Ingredients: manufacturer would not supply saying they are listed on product.

Very probably what stops this scent from having become world famous, is the truly hideous bottle that it comes in. This is both a blessing – who wants a perfume everyone else wears? – and a shame. It is a great perfume and more people should wear it instead of some of the crap they spray themselves with. It’s difficult to describe a perfume without descending into picking out from a press release. And I don’t want to do that. Suffice to say this is imbues a warm, sexy smell that will make someone want to burrow deeper into your neck. And possibly kiss you. Unfortunately, like Chanel Coco and Dolce e Gabbana’s original red-topped scent before it, I got very very drunk whilst wearing this and can now no longer use it, as the smell association makes me queasy. But lucky you if you have still to discover it. It’s definitely an evening perfume, and not one for teenage girls, either

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