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    Default What is your favorite Yves Saint Laurent fragrance

    L'homme is the best by a long shot in my opinion. I have a sample of it and it's my most complimented fragrance so far. People claim that it doesn't last long but I personally get about 7 hours before it totally fades away with l'homme. this fragrance is very intoxicating. I personally didn't care for their more recent release "Y". I also enjoy La Nuit de L'homme L'intense. It's really linear but I enjoy the rich baby powder scent, women do as well. What are your favorites?

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    Rive Gauche, hands down...
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    Vintage Rive Gauche PH

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    For me: Cinema, a classic floriental.

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    Rive Gauche (tin can).

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    Y edp version now long discontinued.
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    Vintage Rive Gauche
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    Default Re: What is your favorite Yves Saint Laurent fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by Virgin View Post
    L'homme is the best by a long shot in my opinion. I have a sample of it and it's my most complimented fragrance so far. People claim that it doesn't last long but I personally get about 7 hours before it totally fades away with l'homme. this fragrance is very intoxicating. I personally didn't care for their more recent release "Y". I also enjoy La Nuit de L'homme L'intense. It's really linear but I enjoy the rich baby powder scent, women do as well. What are your favorites?
    I don't know how anyone can put the more recent YSL releases above super classics such as

    Kouros (not to mention some of the flankers)
    Pour Homme
    Pour Homme Super Concentrate
    Rive Gauche PH

    There are tonnes more to mention but these are my favourites.

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    In order from the ones I own

    Sleek Suede
    La Nuit de L’Homme/Frozen
    M7
    Tuxedo
    L’Homme Ultime
    Y EDP
    Splendid Wood
    Live Jazz
    Trench
    L’Homme Cologne Bleu
    Kouros
    La Nuit de L’Homme Electrique
    Body Kouros
    Kouros Silver
    Exquisite Embroidery
    L’Homme
    Y EDT
    Kouros Tattoo
    Majestic Rose
    My top 30

    1. Gucci Envy / D&G By Man
    2. Amber Sky /Cedrat Boise
    3. Costarela / TFK Arab Spring
    4. Dior Homme Intense / Baccarat Rouge 540
    5. Dior Homme Cologne / Chez Bond
    6. Sleek Suede / Aventus
    7. Antidote / By the Fireplace
    8. Gucci Pour Homme / Armani Attitude
    9. Black Phantom / Layton
    10. D&G The One EDP / M7
    11. Santal Majuscule / Reckless
    12. Diadema / Prada L’Homme
    13. Habdan / Tuxedo
    14. Lira / Dior Homme Sport 2012
    15. Citric Santa Eulalia / Clive X

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    Opium parfum vintage

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    To this point, in no particular order:
    pour Homme, pour Homme Concentree, Rive Gauche, Opium EDP and Opium Eau d'Orient- these two pretty much in the versions for either gender, La Nuit Le Parfum, L'Homme EDP, Libre and Cologne Gingembre, M7 Fresh

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    I'll always love Paris best, but you gotta get the vintage, with those endless mossy depths.

    Vintage Y is also just gorgeous, the vintage especially--redolent of chilly flowers but not coldhearted in the least; it was my grandmother's signature and it sometimes still makes me cry when I smell it. Rive Gauche is also great in any formulation IMO--and the Pour Homme is my favorite classic masculine. Cinema was a sleeper hit for; I owe the folks here at Basenotes for turning me on to it (I even bought a backup bottle, which I never ever do). And I do love Champagne/Yvresse, but only in the outrageously expesive vintage parfum--thank goodness for minis.

    I've also smelled classic (vintage) Nu only a couple of times, and it's great. I'm surprised nobody else has mentioned it yet.
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    Vintage M7, Rive Gauche Pour Homme (tin can), Vintage Kouros

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    Or masculines, YSL and Dior have been a disappointment for me.
    Vintage Kouros, Rive Gauche PH and maybe the Jazzes.
    But none in current formulation.
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    I like Black Opium. It smells awesome. But it doesn't suit to my style

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
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    This. That’s the king.

    As for the queen, it’s vintage Opium.

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    Vintage M7 and M7 Fresh.
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    L' Homme and Rive Gauche are tied.
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    La Nuit de l'Homme - pre-reformulated version

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    Unfortunately, I haven't tried that many...wish I had. But L'Homme Ultime was the fragrance that hooked me on this hobby. It was the first one I bought two years ago, and I still love it. Don't see it mentioned very often, apparently it's a flanker that doesn't get much awareness.
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    I'm seeing a lot of people saying rive gauche is the best but I don't see the hype about shaving cream scents lol. Women hate them and so do i

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virgin View Post
    I'm seeing a lot of people saying rive gauche is the best but I don't see the hype about shaving cream scents lol. Women hate them and so do i
    Have you ever tried it? If not, you should... Does it smell like shaving cream? Eh... Sort of.... To me it smells like one of the best designer fragrances crafted in the last 15 years... An anise tinged Fougere that can be worn anytime, anywhere.

    And as an FYI, I have received compliments from women while wearing this.
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    Y,
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    This. That’s the king.

    As for the queen, it’s vintage Opium.
    Agreed!!!

    I also like Rive Gauche and M7, in vtg versions...

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    Rive Gauche Pour Homme (tin can)
    Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme (red cap)
    Kouros (metal shoulders)
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    M7 and Rive Gauche.
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