Hello there! Honestly, I’m going to spare everyone the “I disappeared AGAIN LOL” spiel. Instead, I’m jumping headfirst into this post – purely because I’m SO EXCITED about what I have to talk about today – Sillages Paris.
Here’s a known fact; we all love to smell good. Whether it’s high street or high end, perfume is something that a lot of us reach for on the daily. Despite being in my late ’20s, I’ve never found ‘the one’ when it comes to fragrance. There’s never been a perfume that I’ve religiously gone back to again and again. Never a scent that kept me committed long-term. So this is exciting to say – I’ve found it! The best part about it is, it’s unique to me – because I created it myself with Sillages Paris Fragrances. Isn’t that just WILD?
About the Company
I’ll chat about the fragrance in a minute, but first – a little about the company! I had been dreaming of creating a unique scent of my own for months. Finding a company that didn’t charge an arm and a leg for the privilege was a challenge enough in itself. Que Sillages Paris appearing like the fairy godcompany of perfumery! Based in Paris and founded by Maxime Garcia-Jeanin, Sillages Paris is a team of fragrance ateliers who are specialists in what they do. Creating special fragrances for special people is their motto, and they aim to create the best quality product at a fair price. Down to Earth and fun in nature, I was so intrigued by their carefree attitude and obvious expertise.
Curate the Perfect Perfume Formula
Sillages Paris doesn’t mess around when it comes to fragrance, although they do make it more than easy to curate your perfect scent. I kickstarted my creative journey by visiting the ‘Get my Formula‘ page on the website, where it will ask you if it’s for you or someone else. Speaking of which – if you know someone’s tastes, this would make the perfect gift! Personal, sentimental, and unique. As their scents are unisex, it’s ideal for anyone. You can choose to create your fragrance in person in their Parisian workshops or online for convenience. Nifty, huh?
Next, they’ll ask the strength that you’d like your perfume to be; soft, intense, or whatever. I love a strong scent that stays on my skin all day, so I went with intense. They’ll also ask what you’d like based on what you currently wear, or the ingredients you like. So you have the option of generating a scent similar to your favourite or creating your own. I think you can see where this is going..!
Sillages Paris – Creating a Custom Perfume
Now comes the fun part! Upon clicking ‘The Ingredients You Love’, you’ll be given a list of top notes to choose from; selecting between 3 and 6. This list is extensive with 65 options to choose from, ensuring that you have lots of variety and detail when choosing. With every note imaginable from sweet, fresh, floral, spicy, woody, musk, citrus, green and aromatic, I promise you now – there’s something for everyone. I won’t be giving away what I chose (if I can be selfish about one thing, it’s my perfect perfume.) As you select your top notes, some will start to disappear – the ones that remain are guaranteed to work well alongside what you’ve chosen and formulas they’ve already developed. It’s kind of genius, I’m so impressed by it! Paint. Me. Obsessed.
Time to Order!
Once you’ve finalized your top notes, you’ll be asked to choose the size you’d like. There are three options to choose from: a 50ml bottle, a 30ml bottle or a 15ml bottle, all of which come with 3 samples included. The prices vary between €35 and €85 depending on what you choose. But honestly? For an eau de parfum that’s curated to exactly what you like, it’s a steal! They also personalise the envelope by handwriting your name, which is a lovely touch. Two of the samples you receive are random, while one is your scent – which you use to test to see if you like it. If you don’t, you can return your order for a refund. Please note: this doesn’t apply if you test/open the larger size bottle, only the sample.
Sillages Paris – The Final Verdict
If it wasn’t already obvious, I’m in love with this product. I love the scent, their practices, their passion – and the best part, all products are vegan and cruelty-free! This isn’t an ad or gifted product. I researched it, bought it, tried it and loved it. So now I’m telling all of you about it! Go forth and create your perfect perfume – I promise, you won’t regret it!