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YSL pour Homme (1971)
by Yves Saint Laurent

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YSL pour Homme information

Year of Launch1971
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 237 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

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).

6,5-7/10
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
Very ephemeral

The latest release:

Whilst I have great memories of the original vintage juice, this is a citrus-wam sniff that only lasts an hour. Not obnoxious, but tedious. Boring.

16th June, 2013
Worst fragrance ever I dont even know what the hell I was thinking when I blind buy this one
12th November, 2012
One of the darkest fragrances created, an old-fashioned melancholic aromatic green/citrus juice really lemony, herbal, virile and woody. I catch a sort of fecal dissonance at the beginning, in the middle of a thick obscurity. A first tart lemony/cedary introduction preludes to a sort of aromatic (sage, oregano, rosemary, mint, thyme, lavender and others)/dry-floral heart (i suppose geranium and carnation) before the scent morphs in to a woody impenetrable base with a starring rooty/herbal vetiver, patchouli and stark woods. Serious, astringent, uncompromising and dreadful. Ps. Probably the last one i tested is the Haute Concentration version.
09th October, 2012 (last edited: 19th January, 2014)

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