Sonia Rykiel 'Belle en Rykiel' Eau de Parfum is the latest scent from eclectic clothing designer Sonia Rykiel. The fragrance was inspired by Nathalie Rykiel, Sonia's daughter, who was looking to create a scent around the Snow White fairy tale. The part that she specifically wanted to capture is when the queen asks, "Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?" This is where the polished metal bottle with the mirrored finish comes from.
The scent is more oriental and feminine which is intended to stand out just like Rykiel's clothing. It has notes of mandarin, currant, lavender, frankincense, heliotrope, coffee flower, patchouli, amber, vanilla and acajou wood.
Belle En Rykiel is often compared to Encens et Lavande by Serge Lutens, but once you become more familiar with it, the scents are actually quite different. It is available in two sizes; 2.6 ounces ($70) and 3.3 ounces ($85); it also comes in a Body Lotion ($35). What do you think of this fairy-tale concept?