The second of the four Ys Uzac perfumes I’m taking a closer look at is called Lale. The word is made up of the french la and le, feminine and masculine, making the unisex nature of this unusual floral clear from the get go.
Lale was created by Vincent Micotti and includes notes of wintersweet, osmanthus absolute, mandarin, saffron, apricot, pink pepper, rose, benzoin, incense, amber accord, and blonde wood.
Lale features a flower called Wintersweet, also known as chimonanthus, a hardy plant growing at great heights in the Himalayas. It is used to flavor tea, as is osmanthus, which is also present in this perfume.
Lale is soft, first and foremost soft.
A tender composition, that is veil-like and indistinct, but not fleeting. A soft suede comes to mind, an off white, soft-focus veil of scent that envelops you and feels like a caress.
Lale is mostly linear, only softly (again, sorry!) shifts from more floral to more woody aspects over time. It reminds me of Dior Bois d’Argent, but that is more emphatic and present, Lale is – you guessed it – softer.
Lale has a quiet air about it, a muted quality, a pillowy, downy, puffy softness.
I guess I could think of another descriptive than “soft”, but I wouldn’t find a better one. So I take the inelegant repetition in stride to stay true to the perfume.
It is soft, people. Soft.