YSL

    YSL

    post #1 of 7
    Thread Starter 
    I checked some perfumes from YSL house and now I have a few doubts about.
    Many perfumes report "YSL PARFUM CORP. NEW YORK PARIS" on the box, I'd want to ask if someone know something about this "CORP." label.
    I remember clearly YSL had the "SANOFI" label from 1993 to 1999, and YSL PARFUMS until 2007.
    Thank you for any help.
    post #2 of 7

    YSL Beaute was owned by Gucci for a while in the early 00s(Tom Ford stepped in and revamped the makeup plus releasing M7).  Then they sold it and two years ago bought by the L'Oreal group.

     

    Estee Lauder tried to buy YSL Beaute but L'Oreal parent group beat them.

    post #3 of 7
    all I know is they are falling downhill from a near niche quality perfume brand to a common commercial name! and this is awful to me...
    post #4 of 7
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    Originally Posted by nfn1983 View Post

    all I know is they are falling downhill from a near niche quality perfume brand to a common commercial name! and this is awful to me...

    Agree. The descent has been been shocking IMO.
    post #5 of 7

    To be honest, I have never ever considered YSL niche.   In France their fragrances Y etc, have always been available in their version of chemists.  They have destroyed their classics like Y, Rive Gauche and of course Opium.

     

    They are more famous for their make up range which is classed as high end, nothing more.   You say YSL to any woman and the first words will be Touche Elcat.    A friend is a manager of a YSL counter and when chatting with her if I see someone approaching the counter.   I just repeat, Touche Elcat over and over.

    post #6 of 7
    Thread Starter 

    To answer my question in the first post, it seems the label YSL "Parfum Corp" means years 1986 - 1993. 

    in other words: years characterized by  top quality, no reformulations, no cheapies.

     

    if you find a YSL bottle with the words "parfume corp", don't think twice ...buy it.

    post #7 of 7
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    Originally Posted by Andre Moreau View Post

    To answer my question in the first post, it seems the label YSL "Parfum Corp" means years 1986 - 1993. 

    in other words: years characterized by  top quality, no reformulations, no cheapies.

     

    if you find a YSL bottle with the words "parfume corp", don't think twice ...buy it.

     

    Thanks Andre, you've always told us valuable words...

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    8/26/13 at 6:28am

    Andre Moreau said:



    I checked some perfumes from YSL house and now I have a few doubts about.
    Many perfumes report "YSL PARFUM CORP. NEW YORK PARIS" on the box, I'd want to ask if someone know something about this "CORP." label.
    I remember clearly YSL had the "SANOFI" label from 1993 to 1999, and YSL PARFUMS until 2007.
    Thank you for any help.

    8/26/13 at 8:38am

    donna255 said:



    YSL Beaute was owned by Gucci for a while in the early 00s(Tom Ford stepped in and revamped the makeup plus releasing M7).  Then they sold it and two years ago bought by the L'Oreal group.

     

    Estee Lauder tried to buy YSL Beaute but L'Oreal parent group beat them.

    8/26/13 at 8:55am

    nfn1983 said:



    all I know is they are falling downhill from a near niche quality perfume brand to a common commercial name! and this is awful to me...

    8/26/13 at 1:14pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nfn1983 View Post

    all I know is they are falling downhill from a near niche quality perfume brand to a common commercial name! and this is awful to me...

    Agree. The descent has been been shocking IMO.

    8/26/13 at 11:41pm

    donna255 said:



    To be honest, I have never ever considered YSL niche.   In France their fragrances Y etc, have always been available in their version of chemists.  They have destroyed their classics like Y, Rive Gauche and of course Opium.

     

    They are more famous for their make up range which is classed as high end, nothing more.   You say YSL to any woman and the first words will be Touche Elcat.    A friend is a manager of a YSL counter and when chatting with her if I see someone approaching the counter.   I just repeat, Touche Elcat over and over.

    8/27/13 at 11:31am

    Andre Moreau said:



    To answer my question in the first post, it seems the label YSL "Parfum Corp" means years 1986 - 1993. 

    in other words: years characterized by  top quality, no reformulations, no cheapies.

     

    if you find a YSL bottle with the words "parfume corp", don't think twice ...buy it.

    8/27/13 at 12:28pm

    nfn1983 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Andre Moreau View Post

    To answer my question in the first post, it seems the label YSL "Parfum Corp" means years 1986 - 1993. 

    in other words: years characterized by  top quality, no reformulations, no cheapies.

     

    if you find a YSL bottle with the words "parfume corp", don't think twice ...buy it.

     

    Thanks Andre, you've always told us valuable words...