Yardley launches Yardley Polaire, a new prestige fragrance for women. Polaire was named for the French actress, and is a “modern take” on a floral chypre. Polaire was developed by perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglou. It has a modern floral chypre opening with a fresh, fruity, green top note of pear and freesia with a spicy floral heart of rose, ginger and pink pepper and a sensual powdery base of patchouli, amber and balsam.
A little harsh on application and diminishes to base notes very quickly.
I am always a little prejudiced against Yardley, which is not a good beginning for trying a new fragrance, but I have tried to put this aside. This was a sample and not the bottle, but the bottle appears stylish and elegant, which I find pleasing. The size of the bottle is not too large, and would be an acceptable size of volume not to be off putting for me. The first note of the fragrance after application seemed harsh and I wasn't sure if it would settle. Fortunately this went off within seconds and left a light fragrance which was quite subtle and powdery, yet warm.