Long time, no see, YSL. Mostly on my part. I’m looking into Caban today after I caught sight of it and fell in love with the bottle and minimalist aesthetic.
In Bottle: Sweet, rosy and deep like a sugared rose swimming in vanilla and a pinch of spiciness.
Applied: Caban is more gourmand than I expected from it. Upon initial application, it has a very distinctive sweet tooth with a spicy kick added in. Immediately I smell vanilla, and a toffee-like sweetness that pervades the entire experience. Caban mellows into a middle with an added rose note and a mellowing woodsy scent. The spice is persistent and the rose and heavy sweetness tends to fade overtime, and in the end, it’s spices in the end with a very pleasant touch of sweet to carry out the scent.
Extra: I know next to nothing about fashion these days. So I only know that Caban is a relatively recent release from Yves Saint Laurent. It is one of five members of the new YSL Le Vestiaire des Parfums collection.
Design: I love the bottle, it reminds me of the classically simple but eminently luxurious minimalist aesthetic.
Fragrance Family: Gourmand Floral
Notes: Caramel, vanilla, pepper, rose, sandalwood, tonka bean.
This is a beautifully done and elegant gourmand floral. One that would actually be a lovely Valentine’s Day gift to a fragrance-lover with a sweet tooth. Presently, Caban can be purchased at Bergdorf Goodman. It runs for $250USD.
Reviewed in This Post: Caban, 2015, Eau de Parfum.