There’s certainly a trend that’s popular in the fragrance world right now, and that’s deeper, bolder and more intense flankers. And the Yves Saint Laurent Y Le Parfum is a perfect example of that trend; it takes the original and makes it smoother and bolder with a woody and aromatic twist. Read on to find out more…
This Fragrance Smells Like…
This is an aromatic-fougere fragrance for men that’s sure to make a statement by playing with sharp citrus, fresh herbs and dark woods. It opens with a zesty fruity start as the top note of grapefruit really shines through, giving it an undeniable sweetness. This fruity note is combined with the warmth of ginger and elemi, with added aldehydes to give the fragrance’s start a natural fresh and clean lightness. The heart warms to a masculine aromatic heart using the vibrant facets of French lavender, with the mild peppery tones of sage and the minty radiance of geranium. The Parfum is wrapped up in a deeply sensual base of American black cedarwood, which gives the fragrance its intoxicating strength. This is wrapped up with the balsamic essence of olibanum and spicy-smoky tonka bean. A final earthy flourish of patchouli gives the scent a dark muskiness, with incense providing a sensual seduction in the backdrop.
What’s The Story Behind This Scent?
Yves Saint Laurent created Y Le Parfum as an ode to the modern man, who carves his own path by daring to chase his passions. He takes his inspiration and commits to his dreams through hard-work, until he achieves his own self-accomplishment and success.
You Will Love This If…
If you’re looking for a smooth and intense woody scent, then this one would be the perfect choice. It’s more complex than the original Y Eau de Parfum and utterly sophisticated; I think it would be a safe blind-buy for any man who likes deep, modern fragrances.
This Perfume Smells Similar To:
If you liked the original bold and elegant Y Eau de Parfum, then I’m sure you’ll love this one; it builds on the original DNA to make it bolder, more intense and darker, so would make a stunning evening perfume.
Is Y Le Parfum Unisex?
Although fragrance has no gender and you should wear whatever you like (without being swayed by marketing or labels), this fragrance is centred around typically masculine notes.
What’s The Longevity Like?
The longevity of Y Le Parfum is impressive; the woody base performs well and lasts all day on my skin.
What’s Special About The Bottle?
The weighted rectangle flacon takes inspiration from the full Y range, yet Le Parfum is dressed in an elegant lacquered midnight-black. It has sleek and sharp edges, with the signature Y cut out of the glass. ‘Yves Saint Laurent’ is written across the front in silver, reflecting the lightness of the start amidst the depth of the dark scent. The black lid has a textured feel to it, with a brushed silver top embossed with the iconic YSL logo. It’s elegant and bold, and will make just as much of a statement on your dresser as the fragrance does on the skin.