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YSL pour Homme (1971)
by Yves Saint Laurent


YSL pour Homme information

Year of Launch1971
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 259 votes)

People and companies

HouseYves Saint Laurent
PerfumerRaymond Chaillan
PackagingPierre Dinand
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group > YSL Beaute
Parent Company at launchCharles of the Ritz Group

About YSL pour Homme

Yves Saint Laurent's signature fragrance.
FIFI awards winner in 1974

YSL pour Homme fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of YSL pour Homme

A lemon masculine that lasts plenty long. The older the better. Mine are the red caps. Pairs well with lemon verbana soap. Pretty much the standard in classy lemon masculines. Not to be overthought.
16th September, 2016
yuk....old man juice for sure. None of the beautiful unraveling of say an oscar de la renta pour lui....that fragrance may be old school but dynamic and beautiful.This is very formulation is poor.
18th March, 2016
"Very good fragrance, but Chanel Pour Monsieur and Armani Pour Homme are better."

This is a quote from a previous reviewer.I can agree.

YSL Pour Homme was a fragrance of Early Disco for me.
Darvant speaks of an initial "Dirtyness" Yep! This mixed with the perspiration soaked Silk shirts, were the order of the day. We called those "Wormshirts" with an envious sneer. Smart, Slick, Rayon for us plebes on the wage.
In any case, the dance floor reeked of this filth mixed with Rive Gauche for the girls. Ah, what a time!
Up close it smelled of Pine Sol and Lemony Pledge.
On the floor, in the heat and the grind it's fragrance was of sweaty, immoral carnality. Glorious!
None of the Classy Formality of Pour Monsieur or the sleek cool casual Elegance of the Armani.
However, for those who remember "The Bump" there really was no better.
25th January, 2016
YSL Pour Homme opens with a citrus, slightly milky accord, dense and subtly musky, with a juicy dark note of carnation and smoky woody notes (vetiver, sandalwood, perhaps even a hint of tobacco), well softened and made more "gentle" by a heavy dose of lavender and herbal notes. A relaxing, friendly, elegant scent with the right dose of "masculinity" (mostly represented by a light chypre base accord), easy-going and refined – a sophisticated weekend scent, without the formal "austerity" of an "office-scent" and without the naughty boldness of a "night club-scent". A brighter and lighter version of a classic fougère, more herbal-citrus, still a bit musky. To be honest, though, nothing more than a good scent (in other words, in my opinion, not that memorable).

17th July, 2014
As everyone and their mother knows, opens with a blast of lemon (not unlike the wood cleaner Pledge). Then settles into a disco club friendly scent. One can almost smell the large collared polyester shirt in this but oddly is likable. It's no where near as majestic as it probably once was but me and John Travolta will still wear it..
20th February, 2014
Lemony herbal

EricRico and Darvants reviews are spot on! i cannot add anything to it.
Are you into vintage classic gentleman like scents like chanel pour monsieur monsieur balmain and armani original then you will love this.

- its certainly not tacky, wild, uncommon, strange, arty or a daring scent
Its more a :
- Fresh, classy, gentleman-ly, conservative, safe, wise scent

Opens heavy in lemons and dry herbals and settles into a gentleman kind a way but it gets in his drydown a bit bitter.
My wife was not in love with this on me.
She stated :
I think it smells better on you when you are in your 60's but not now!

I must admit that i understand her opinion
because i feel a bit more serious and wiser wearing this, like if im in a naughty mood and this potion keeps you more reserved.
No scent for clubbing.

Pros: Fresh , longevity
Cons: Can smell outdated"

25th August, 2013

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