Libre 2020 Eau de Parfum Intense

Libre (Eau de Parfum Intense) by Yves Saint Laurent
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Ranked 15 in Women's Perfume
8.2 / 10 858 Ratings
Libre (Eau de Parfum Intense) is a popular perfume by Yves Saint Laurent for women and was released in 2020. The scent is sweet-floral. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by L'Oréal. Pronunciation
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Sweet
Floral
Spicy
Creamy
Oriental

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange BergamotBergamot French lavenderFrench lavender
Heart Notes Heart Notes
LavenderLavender Moroccan orange blossom absoluteMoroccan orange blossom absolute Jasmine sambac absoluteJasmine sambac absolute OrchidOrchid
Base Notes Base Notes
Venezuelan tonka bean absoluteVenezuelan tonka bean absolute Bourbon vanillaBourbon vanilla AmbergrisAmbergris VetiverVetiver

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Submitted by OPomone, last update on 29.02.2024.
Interesting Facts
The face of the advertising campaign is singer Dua Lipa.

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Aliven

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Where have you been?
Many articles, texts, stories and also reviews have the year 2020 and the pandemic in their prelude.
We were all in it, after all, and yes, it affected us all.

My life, my routine away from work consisted of movies on Wednesdays, going out to eat on Fridays, drinking coffee, cooking together and the gym.
Week in, week out. Stuck days. Everyday life.

And then there I sat, mid-March, and the routine ended. Suddenly.
Like in a book or a movie.
The world stood still.
People full of fear and worry, even more than usual.
I heard and read of terrible fates.
Uncertainty.
But also from the other side.
Of great stories. People who found themselves again.
Of dolphins in Venice. Clubhouse. Nature.
Together... somehow. All together.
For a moment at least.

And I was home.
A little bit alone. A little bit lonely.
Just me and Wauwau.
Went through cupboards, drawers and compartments.
Found mostly more than I wanted, including samples of scents from the last few years.
Oh, something new from the designer.
That can go.
Have I but for years nothing more found what I liked so that it would have gotten more attention with me.
Comes in the box at the family and friends may help themselves.
Not at all. Come on, once still try.
Libre by Yves Saint Laurent.
From the house I always kind of liked everything.
And Cinema sort of runs in my veins.
Libre, however, had not pleased me "then" when testing, "outside".
So incidentally quickly sprayed on the forearm.

Intense.
This small addition I have actually overread.
And if Libre Intense were a light, it would have blinded me at that moment like a spotlight in the dark of night.

What is that?
So warm.
So peaceful.
So beautiful it almost hurts?
So many memories without knowing each other? Like the best borrowed from different Guerlains I love.
So Emotional.
A hug, an intimate one, a tight one.
From someone you like.
Of love or of mum.
I am more than impressed. Instantly in love.

Where the regular version captures the walk in the fresh, springtime colorful park, but was too fresh and bright for me,
the Intense version is the evening cuddling by the fireplace. More warmth, less tangy. More elegant, not so cheeky.
More beautiful instead of more modern.
More intentional than accidental.
Sort of.

That time, which was actually once again
was bad, that showed me what I could change, also made me see things that need to stay that way because they are good the way they are.
Which people are rightly with me, in my life, my heart and in my memories.
This time has also proven to me again what a fragrance can do. I don't want to talk about power but when my emotional world is manipulated one way or the other, I am amazed and in this case also grateful.
These few sprays have done me good.
Changed my mood.
Made me feel embraced.
Made the moment better.
Yet it's just a fragrance... yes, it's that simple in the end.

Of course, it went straight to me and when Cinema has gone, Libre Intense will stay for a long time.
I hope so.
Ok? - and woe is me if he doesn't, Mr Laurent.
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Libre vs. Libre Intense
Hello my dear friends of perfume and welcome to my advent calendar door number 7. For all of you who are wondering why there was no door yesterday, I wrote the comment to Lost Cherry already a year and a half ago and yesterday I only attached the video. But now to today's Türchen and a comparison of the two YSL fragrances Libre and Libre Intense.

I tested the Libre Eau de Parfum shortly after its release, was not exactly enthusiastic about the overexcited orange blossom-lavender combination, which I simply found loudly screaming, exhausting and insanely unimaginative, and wrote a corresponding, humorous contribution to it.
So now Libre, the Eau de Parfum Intense, phew. Released at the same time as Idole L'Intense, but it's clear that the competition from generic women's fragrances isn't sleeping. So, enough laces distributed!
A first test in summer gave hope for bigger things. In contrast to the original scent, I liked the Intense version right away. It came across as less upturned and rounder.

So I wanted to have both Libres compete against each other again to find out both the differences and the similarities:
Both were conceived by the same perfumer. Both contain orange blossom and lavender. The fragrance pyramid of the Intense version promises a more complex scent and that's how it is. Libre starts out fresh, overdone, with a certain disturbing note of neroli, lavender and orange blossom, which tickles my nose unpleasantly. With Intense I also perceive the orange blossom, but much more delicate, tender, sweet lavender is added. Libre develops unpleasantly soapy, almost detergent-like sharpness, never completely gets rid of this disturbing note, always seems overexcited, as if one had artificially pimped a thin voice to make it a Top 10 chart position. In the Intense version, the vanilla sweetness of the tonka bean continues to develop, inviting you to cuddle and pause So I have been wearing it every evening for a few days now, sniffing enraptured at the enveloping sweetness, speckled with orange and lavender flowers and considering investing in a large bottle, it's almost Christmas ;)

If you like Libre as an everyday scent, you could try the Intense version as an evening supplement. Those who don't know what to do with Libre are also advised to test it. Although Libre Eau de Parfum Intense does not reinvent the mainstream women's fragrance wheel, it still plays skilfully and attractively with the flowery and sweet aromas and seduces to winterly cuddling and feeling good.
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Delightful

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The last rays of the sun and colourful, rustling leaves
I am thrilled, I have been wearing this fragrance for a few days now and enjoy every moment with it and how it changes on my skin.

I like every single fragrance contained, but the base is my favourite.

After spraying the perfume, I stand in a fruity floral fragrance cloud. The orange blossom and lavender are clearly noticeable to me. A lavender as tender as if it never blows around your nose in the garden. The orange blossom is much more present there. And he is sweet from the first moment on
After about 1 hour the base arrives at my place.
Exactly the scent, which is now lying on my skin and playing around my nose, moved me to buy it.

I enjoy this dry, sweet-woody warm ambergris fragrance, interwoven with vanilla and tonka This fragrance calls for a cuddly cashmere blanket, a golden-yellow fireplace and the wonderful bright autumn colours.

I would like to put on my wool cardigan and walk through rustling colorful foliage in the sinking sun, with brown leather boots.

For me, Libre edp Intense is my new autumn scent. :)
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Elenasmom

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What is long lasting is finally good
December 2019: Advertising everywhere for a new fragrance, "Libre" by Yves Saint Laurent. Didn't the L. get shoes from a famous German singer with his logo as heel? They must have been expensive, on top of that the heel looked very fragile, but also kind of cool. Yeah no, but I don't need the fragrance, I have way too much anyway. And the advertising is also unimaginative, there's cooler.

A few days later: a sample of "Libre" lands in the shopping basket, back when you were allowed to shop and sniff perfumes without a mask. Oh no, I don't like "La vie est belle" either, and I get samples of that all the time, will it be the same here? But well, no harm in trying. Sprayed on, waiting. Yes ne, cold, lavender, somehow boring, I do not like.

January 2021: Ah ok, the "Libre" is now also available as an intense version, well, won't be any different.
A few days later: a sample was enclosed in a package. Put away, have no time to test. In the evening, baby sleeps: ok, I'll try it, sprayed on, waited. Puuuhhh, quite strong, the original was by far lighter. But it's also the intense version. Scent pyramid googled, sounds all quite nice. But I do not need.
The whole night blew me a strong, but not unpleasant scent of lavender, vanilla and spicy tonka bean. The next morning, the scent was still on my arm, madness. There's something about it, and it's really strong. Too strong, the crushes me almost.

April 2021: Baby falls asleep in the car on the way home at the worst possible time. The husband suggests, I could go rummage again in the big M, he drives in the meantime another round, must test out the new chassis anyway. I, totally excited and drunk with happiness, still half strapped in, storm out of the car and into the shop. Determined to the perfume shelf and in my mind went through the watch list and blithely sprayed on it. Driven by the time pressure, that any minute a WhatsApp could come with the info that baby demands the mommy, I suddenly stood in front of the YSL fragrances. And there it was again, Libre intense. Should I or shouldn't I? Bravely grabbed the really pretty bottle with dark yellow contents and sprayed it on the back of my left hand. Uagh, it smells completely different from the sample! Heavy, sultry, warm, floral and oriental, I almost feel sick. Escape with my booty (a body spray of Victorias secret) to the cash register, there comes me already the husband with baby towards.
In the evening: I hold Elena's dad both arms under the nose, 2 fragrances per arm and let him sniff through. He finds two goofy, one medium, and one best. You guessed it, Libre intense. Now, a few hours later the scent has lost a bit of its heaviness, but still the lavender is well present, along with other florals and vanilla it reminds me of my beloved Mon guerlain intense, but Libre intense is again a bit heavier, more confident and somehow provocative, yet feminine and emotive at the same time. The tonka bean, which I love, is incorporated exceptionally elegantly, and at the same time it gives the scent a certain twist and prevents it from drifting too oriental. You have to be really careful with the dosage, the haut purely, 2 sprays are enough completely, one tuts also, and me blows a great, spicy warm lavendeliger (is that even a word? Rather not :-D) fragrance with a certain depth.
A few days later: Libre intense is already in the shopping cart, but the last purchase incentive is still missing. Suddenly, an email: new souk offer for libre intense found! Looked, smiled, Parfuma written to, got the surcharge, since today mine. All's well that ends well. And the bottle is really beautiful!
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Medusa00

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There you go!

I've actually been through with Üsel for a long time. Why? because they've fallen prey to general flanderization. Especially when it comes to the whole opiumnitis thing. It's even more contagious than chickenpox. A bacterial variant is parfuminflationitis, which not only affects Üsel, but has spread from Arden to XerJoff. No antibiotics or enemas with warm salt water will help.
How is a flanker created? You take its most famous scent, in this case Opium from 1977, and hope that the wearers who wore it back then have died, are senile, anosmic or otherwise underexposed. Then you take the scaffolding, pull all the teeth out of the fragrance and stir in Toffifee, because the young people are on a gourmand trip right now. And, because Toffifee is very fertile, the mom has multiples every year.
Nevertheless, Libre's list of ingredients made me curious, if only because of the lavender. I LOVE lavender. Besides, Üsel used to have such great fragrances as "Nu", "Calandre", "Paris", "Rive Gauche", "Y", "Yvresse".
Medüse give it a chance! Well look at that! My teeth don't fall out straight away because it's too sweet. A few mandarins pickled in bergamot oil, but not too sweet, roll through. Lavender struggles a little, but then pulls back the curtain.
Crested lavender (see above) is nowhere near as herbaceous as the original, well-known lavender and a little milder. But still.
Flower absolutes that I like.
What bothers me a little in the "finish" is the mealy pudding sweetness of the tonka bean. I would have liked a little woody edge from the sandalwood and more herbaceousness from the lavender. But a woman can't have everything. In any case, Libre is a bright spot and quite wearable.
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Kateisgr8Kateisgr8 2 years ago
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This scent is refined, elegant and powerful. It makes me feel like I have my life under control and am destined for great things.
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mbgfragmbgfrag 1 year ago
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One of the best women fragrances. Can we worn even in summer with just one spray
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GoldenZebraGoldenZebra 5 months ago
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Beautiful and sexy vanilla-lavender fragrance. I’d say it’s an autumn/ winter scent though, it can be too overwhelming in warm temperatures.
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 2 years ago
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Very good but maybe too sweet for its vanilla-tonka combo. The French lavender touch is at least perceivable. Anyway, an elegant scent
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GoblinSlaveGoblinSlave 3 months ago
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I love this fragrance so much, every man I’ve ever dated has gone crazy with the perfume
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