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    Default Best YSL men's fragrance for daily summer use?

    Which YSL fragrance do you guys like for summer wear? I want something I can wear to work, wear out casually, or just throw on any time I please and have it work. I was thinking Cologne Bleue, but wanted the general consensus.

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    Please don't buy the Cologne Bleu - that's one of the most uninspiring and redundant releases ever from YSL.

    I would rather grab the original L'Homme (even the watered down current version which is still better than Bleu Cologne) or L'Homme Ultime - or maybe you give Y Live a try.

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    Rive Gauche Pour Homme. Welcome to Basenotes.

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    Rive Gauche if you want to spend the money....otherwise, try LaNuit De L'Homme or Y EDP
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    Default Re: Best YSL men's fragrance for daily summer use?

    If you're looking for summer use, there isn't a lot in the YSL stable that's got the sharp fresh vibe besides a few discontinued scents like Yves Saint Laurent pour Homme or Live Jazz. Y Eau Fraîche may get it done, or if you don't mind older stuff, Kouros wears surprisingly well in heat, but the house otherwise veers more towards sweeter or heavier fare. Can't speak for the exclusive lines.
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    Live Jazz

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    Kouros

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    Rive Gauche, without a doubt, during the day. La Nuit de L'Homme at night
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    Kouros of kourse!
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    Default Re: Best YSL men's fragrance for daily summer use?

    Some of you guys crack me up with your recommendations! Clearly this guy is looking for a fresh, summer scent by Yves Saint Laurent! Fragrances like Kouros, Opium Pour Homme or even Rive Gauche are really not that! I would personally suggest "L'Homme Ultime" over "L'Homme Cologne Bleue" as Ultime is just the superior fragrance in my opinion & works great in the summer! I heard it was recently discontinued so if interested you might want to pick up a bottle as soon as possible! When I first got my bottle I wore it so much that summer that I haven't really worn it since! Great fragrance though!

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    I suppose. But i love kouros in summer. And it ranks much better to me than anything else ive smelled fromYSL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DolceThaDon View Post
    Some of you guys crack me up with your recommendations! Clearly this guy is looking for a fresh, summer scent by Yves Saint Laurent! Fragrances like Kouros, Opium Pour Homme or even Rive Gauche are really not that! I would personally suggest "L'Homme Ultime" over "L'Homme Cologne Bleue" as Ultime is just the superior fragrance in my opinion & works great in the summer! I heard it was recently discontinued so if interested you might want to pick up a bottle as soon as possible! When I first got my bottle I wore it so much that summer that I haven't really worn it since! Great fragrance though!
    Point taken - I do stand by Rive Gauche being the best all-rounder, but being a newbie and perhaps not wanting to shell out the big bucks, L'homne Libre would make a solid choice.

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    Kouros Fraicheur and YSL Pour Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nucker View Post
    Point taken - I do stand by Rive Gauche being the best all-rounder, but being a newbie and perhaps not wanting to shell out the big bucks, L'homne Libre would make a solid choice.
    But L'Homme Libre is discontinued and costs big bucks too!

    The problem with YSL is they're L'Oréal controlled, so anything that doesn't sell like sliced bread gets the executioner's axe almost right away, sometimes just after a single season. Makes having any kind of comprehensive and diverse collection of YSL impossible without getting expensive DC'd fragrances.
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    I would look to a different house if I were you. I understand that you asked about YSL specifically, but summer scents aren't YSL's strong point these days. At the same price point, you can do so much better.

    I haven't tried L'homme Cologne Bleue, but I've been surprised by how many L'homme flankers YSL cranks out and how poor many of them are. I'm a guy who gets great performance from freshies that other people consider light (Castile, Aqua Universalis, Chanel Eau De Cologne, for example), but I was blown away by how short lived L’homme Cologne Gingembre was.

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    In summer? 'Pour Homme Haute Concentration'

    My Top '11':

    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Antaeus (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Armani: AdG Profumo
    - Jacques Bogart: Furyo
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    - Thierry Mugler: A*men
    - SA: Al Basel
    - D&G: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - YSL: Kouros (vtg)
    - VC&A: Pour Homme

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    I’d pick up YSL Pour Homme in the La Collection line. It is still available to buy online and way better in my opinion than any of their current releases

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    Shame M7 Fresh isn't still available as it is a great summer fragrance.

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    One YSL for everything.... hmmm

    For me it would be a coin toss between L’Homme and Y

    Although I still prefer La Nuit De L’Homme as my favourite from their lineup (even the reformulation) but it’s not a one-for-everything imo.
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    Maybe Jazz or one of the pour Hommes or a Kouros flanker. I got tired of Live Jazz after a while.

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    So far, from a personal viewpoint alone and including both the ones discontinued but also still in production:
    YSL l'Homme Sport, Cologne Gingembre and l'Homme, M7 Fresh, YSL pour Homme EDP, Rive Gauche, Opium Eau d'Orient and/or Poesie de Chine limited editions, Jazz and Live Jazz, Kouros Fraicheur, Body Kouros and/or Kouros Silver

    without any particular order
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    Opium PH. But wear without problem M7 and Rive Gauche as well.
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    Must say I'm a tad curious why it must be YSL when there are thousands of other scents to choose from?
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