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    Default Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    It has so many fragrances that are loved by Basenoters : King Kouros, Body Kouros, M7, Rive Gauche pour Homme, Opium Pour Homme. And also has two of the most popular fragrances in the designer market right now in L'homme and La Nuit de L'homme.

    From this line, I own L'Homme, La Nuit de L'homme, Opium Pour Homme, and just bought Body Kouros blind(waiting for it to come in the mail)

    At the moment, my favorite from this line is La Nuit de L'homme, but I have a feeling from what Ive heard that that spot could be taken over by Body Kouros.

    Anyways, my question is, where does this rank amongst the best designer houses, and also while were at it just for fun, what is your favorite Yves Saint Laurent fragrance?

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    wow...to add to this, im revisiting opium pour homme on my arm right now. its the first time im wearing it in cold weather, and wow its amazing. I really do not find it to "old" at all. Perfect and delicious for winter. I might just have to add this to my winter rotation

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    YSL is far superior from the others designers.
    Same level as Chanel and Guerlain, IMO.

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    In my world it is Number 1 as you can see from my wardrobe , followed closely by Dior and Mugler.

    It's difficult to decide on a favourite, but if I had to, it will be Opium Pour Homme (EDP first and then the EDT); also M7, Opium EDT and Nu EDP. I'm still undecided about Kouros...but I think it's going to grow on me.

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    YSL is far superior from the others designers.
    Same level as Chanel and Guerlain, IMO.
    +1 /\ Exactly. YSL's old skool stuff is so great and so reasonably priced. For anyone starting out a frag hobby, this is a great place to start.

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    Quote Originally Posted by jellybean1973 View Post
    In my world it is Number 1 as you can see from my wardrobe , followed closely by Dior and Mugler.

    It's difficult to decide on a favourite, but if I had to, it will be Opium Pour Homme (EDP first and then the EDT); also M7, Opium EDT and Nu EDP. I'm still undecided about Kouros...but I think it's going to grow on me.
    Opium is officially growing on me as we speak. I cannot stop smelling my arm. Its just an absolutely divine smell. the vanillla, the spicess. this is going to be my scent of the day tomorrow. Im pretty excited to receive Body Kouros and smell it. If i really really like it, then i guys i can say YSL is my favorite house because i love La Nuit, love L'homme, starting to love Opium.

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    I used to rank them quite high. But with the release of L'Homme and La Nuit de l'Homme, they have plummeted quite far - and I fear their future releases will be even more abysmal.

    My favorite is Kouros.
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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    In the past, YSL used to be a trend setter. Now, it`s just a trend follower...

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    Oh, i forgot to tell my favorite YSL fragrances.

    I love M7, M7 Fresh, Opium Homme EDP, Nu edp, Body Kouros, Kouros Fraicheur, Cinema. Classy and quality designer fragrances. Nu edp is by far my favorite, a strong metallic incense that should be a must have for incense lovers. Only a spray or two will leave your perfumed all day, which is quite rare with the fragrances of today....

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    rick, nu edp is incense like obsession ph?

    I like obsession (i own one bottle) but always i get a super headache with that incense!

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    rick, nu edp is incense like obsession ph?

    I like obsession (i own one bottle) but always i get a super headache with that incense!
    If I may jump in - I own both Obsession for Men and Nu EDP. I don't get any incense from Obsession but lots of cinnamon and other stuff. If the incense in Obsession is too much for you then I suggest stay away from Nu as it's a much stronger fragrance (in all aspects) than Obsession, and I get lots of incense from Nu.

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    Wow, much stronger than Obsession!
    Im going to start search for this one.
    Getting discontinued, wich is a reasonable price for a 1.7oz or Nu EDP?

    And the EDT, worth a try?

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    My opinion is the same of jellybean. Don`t get any incense from Obsession, what i get is dry woods, some spices and a fruity touch. And Nu Is really much stronger than obsession, but for me it`s not a problem. It`s just a question of controlling the sprays and wearing on colder weathers. I also had a time ago nu soap, one of the best soaps that i ever wore. It created a peppery, incensed aroma on the bath, with just a pinch of violets.
    I already owned the EDT version, and i prefer the edp. The EDT is less incensed and spicy, and more floral. I get as a dominant note orchids, and then the incense and spices. Still has a great longevity and sillage on skin.

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    I also rank YSL very high among the designers, right up there alongside Givenchy for me. I agree that their recent releases have been less interesting than their earlier ones, but the same can be said of Givenchy, Chanel, and everybody else.

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    Maybe the problem isnt the new releases, maybe the problem is the old users!

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    My fav is Opium EDP. The rest has already been said.
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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    M7 & Opium pour Homme are my favourites

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    I think that YSL is an innovate designer house that broke a lot of ground, but Yves Saint Laurent himself is dead, and the glory days of the house are long gone IMO.

    Enjoy Opium Pour Homme as much as you can, because every time I try it it gives me a godawful headache.
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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    My fav isn't in the YSL list, but except Dior there isn't another scent house with so many great fragrances: M7, Body Kouros, RGPH, Opium, etc..
    The Chanel male list is great but short.

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    Gauging on your other favorite fragrances which are about the same as mine - I think you will really love Body Kouros.

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    I would rank them equal to the ranks of Dior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbr View Post
    In the past, YSL used to be a trend setter. Now, it`s just a trend follower...
    Exactly!

    My favorite?- Kouros!
    Currently wearing: Versus Uomo by Versace

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    I have Opium and I really like it. However, there are alot of really good Designer's out there and picking a best would be hard. Gucci has some really good stuff.

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Maybe the problem isnt the new releases, maybe the problem is the old users!
    +1...
    I loved La Nuit De L'Homme... (new user, 19 yrs old.)

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    I Rank them highly.
    They released some of my favourite fragrances.
    If possible I will never be without a bottle of Kouros, Kouros Fraicheur, Opium edt and edp or Body Kouros.

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Maybe the problem isnt the new releases, maybe the problem is the old users!
    It seems like there must be a more civil and respectful way to make this point. Just my 2 cents.

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    I think that the new releases shouldnt be a knock on YSL. Its simply a new era, wear fragrances are "safer" and more "boring" then past fragrances. IMO YSL has released the best "boring" releases of recent times, as La Nuit de L'homme, in my opinion, is the nicest fragrance released in the last few years. I dont think its thats boring either.

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    I would put them pretty high. Probably the only designers I like better would be Chanel and Cartier. The only thing about YSL is they have a lot that I like (Rive Gauche, M7, Body Kouros - to a lesser extent La Nuit, l'homme, Live Jazz) , but none I truly loved.

    My favorite is Rive Gauche. And FWIW, I'm willing to bet you will really like Body Kouros.

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    Yeah, im really predicting like i will love Body Kouros from all the descriptions i here. Even the negatives I hear, are not negatives to me.

    But i'm relalllly loving my newly revisited Opium ph EDT. It smells like a spiced Vanilla cookie.

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    Default Re: Where does YSL rank among designer fragrance houses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Force of One View Post
    And FWIW, I'm willing to bet you will really like Body Kouros.
    Its inevitable, since Le Mallay is currently placed at #2 on Jonny's list, Body Kouros will surely win him over since the two are so similar. The only difference between the two I find is BK is blended so beautiful with quality ingredients. Excellent juice

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