A Modern Vision of Refinement
Experience Yves Saint Laurent Y, an intense fragrance created by famed perfumer Dominique Ropion. The YSL Y fragrance line offers something for every man. From a sophisticated eau de toilette to a seductive Eau de Parfum to hydrating aftershave balm, YSL Y opens the door to the modern man’s elegance and masculinity. Authentic, bold, and fresh; and in YSL’s words: masculinity redefined.
The original YSL Y fragrance was initially launched as an Eau de Toilette (EDT) in 2017. Y EDT opens up with a relaxed and crisp aroma. The beauty of this fragrance for men is derived from its blend of bergamot, sage, and ginger, which, when combined, offer a crisp, juicy freshness that challenges all conventions. With balsam fir, cedarwood, and marine ambergris at its base, this fragrance embodies the refined elegance of a tailored black jacket that is both elegant and strikingly sophisticated.
The fragrance’s notes are all put together in a simple, easy-to-wear way, making it suitable to wear in both casual and professional settings. It also helps that Y feels lighter and brighter than many of the typically heavier male fragrances out there. It gives off a refreshing sensation – much like taking a quick shower – but with a hint of musk and woodiness mixed in between.
But for something more potent, you can’t go wrong with YSL’s Y Eau De Parfum (EDP). The Y EDP starts with a strong ginger and bergamot blend – a powerful combination – similar to the original. However, the bergamot of the original EDT is paired with an even crisper apple note at the top. Meanwhile, you’ll also get the ginger spice infusion along with a base of amber, juniper berry, and tonka bean. We would describe YSL Y EDP as a super-fresh and aromatic fragrance with a touch of warmth and remarkable smoothness.
Meanwhile, for something in between, consider the softer YSL Y Le Parfum. This unique blend shares many similarities with the EDP, featuring apple and ginger in its opening notes. However, Le Parfum is a more mature fragrance, with a subtlety that allows it to be worn in more varied settings. The downside of this subtlety, though, is its poor performance relative to the EDP, with lower projection and longevity numbers.
Fans of YSL’s Y fragrance line may also enjoy the YSL Y Eau Fraîche, an exciting and contemporary interpretation of the signature scent. The sharpness of lemon is balanced by a note of geranium and cedarwood, forming a scent that exudes a woody, crisp fragrance of self-accomplishment. It’s a fresh and clean scent with a masculine touch, a welcome addition to the Y line.
Aromatic Pineapple is Dossier’s YSL Y dupe, filled with juicy fruit notes and geranium sage to express a crisp, invigorating, clean scent. This cleansing effect is brought about by the combined effect of amber woods and olibanum (also called frankincense). As with the original YSL Y, our replica is equally sophisticated and masculine, perfect for the modern man in any environment he may find himself in.