A nice lavender and spice combination. Starts off a bit urinal cakey. Not bad, not that nice either.
And finally I've found the roots of famous "YSL Rive Gauche". it has the same vibe but fresher and more versatile.
A beautiful and mesmerizing classic fragrance that I quite enjoy smelling it on my skin.
The opening of this fragrance is a fresh and clean kind of smell with good support of spices in the background. they grouped this as "Woody Aromatic" but I believe it's more like an "Aromatic Spicy" fragrance.
The freshness isn't citrusy or fruity like modern fragrances that we can see nowadays. the freshness is based on lavender with only touch of bergamot. the lavender note with help of bergamot giving the scent an aromatic bitter herbal kind of feel that gives the scent a fresh and clean and almost soapy aroma. some spices and very mellow floral notes can be sniffed in this part but not that much.
As time passes and in the mid I'm getting almost the same smell but now the spices are bolder with some woods in the background, a little stronger floral notes and some sweetness to give the scent a little warmth. the whole feeling of the scent is a bitter, herbal, mossy, green, fresh, floral, a little sweet and bold spicy that reminds me of being clean and energized. the smell is very familiar to my nose because I can remember soaps back in 80's and 90's used to smell like this but much more simplistic. that's why this fragrance gives me being clean feel.
It's a great choice if you like classic fragrance and it's spring time. also an amazing choice for when you just did take a shower.
Come out, spray this on your skin and feel 100 of times more clean and refreshed.
Projection is really good and Longevity is around 6 hours on my skin.
Jazz is a surprisingly hard scent for me to nail down. The opening is nicely distinguished, with a bright, airy, and transparent blend of dry citrus and crisp, astringent herbaceous notes that’s only slightly marred by a short-lived burst of raw alcohol. Jazz remains decidedly dry and transparent, with an appealingly open texture and the persistent, pleasantly bracing bitter edge that comes from a well-blended artemisia note. The central movement emphasizes geranium, with very lightly applied spices lending some depth and contrast to the composition. Jazz’s mossy/woody drydown is very similar in weight and tone to Dior’s Eau Sauvage, but Jazz includes an ever-so-slightly sweet coumarin or tonka base note that tilts it away from chypre axis and firmly towards the fougère.
The entire scent is highly reserved, with an elusive quality that leaves it sometimes smelling faint, then suddenly present again, though rarely closer than the margins of perception. Paradoxically, Jazz offers substantial sillage, and seems to hang about the room well after its wearer has departed. I can’t describe Jazz as an exciting scent, but it is neither bland nor faceless. Instead it is cool, collected, and somehow detached. It smells clean, but not generically “sporty,” relaxed, yet never bumptious. In other words, the ideal “office scent.”
I love this fragrance...In my top five of all time. Great longevity...Good sillage. I really like it's versatility.
This is a beautiful fragrance that really surprised me. I guess nothing produced by Yves Saint Laurent should surprise me. Every fragrance that I have tried from this house is unique and of the highest quality...And every one of them is enjoyable in its own unique way. Thank you YSL for another winner.
11th January, 2013 (last edited: 09th May, 2013)
First impression to me is: here I am again in 1990 and it is not a worse thing. This scent is very well made, it is clean, fresh, spicy, little woody and yet actual. It is a shame YSL discontinued it.
Give it a try if you can find a bottle.