Perfumes & Colognes of Yves Saint Laurent







Yves Saint Laurent began working for the designer Christian Dior when he was only 17 years old. After Christian Dior passed away in 1957, 21 year old Yves Saint Laurent was put in charge of the label. Saint Laurent started his own label, YSL, when he was unexpectedly terminated from Dior. However, the Saint-Laurent fashion house was sold to Sanofi for nearly $600 Million in 1993, which was ultimately purchased by Gucci in 1999 from Sanofi. Yves Saint Laurent retired in 1998 and now lives in Morocco. I will take some time to talk about few of the best selling fragrances by YSL, such as Rive Gauche pour Homme, Kouros, Opium, Paris, and Yvresse/Champagne.

After three decades since the introduction of the feminine Rive Gauche fragrance, Tom Ford launched its masculine partner, Rive Gauche pour Homme. Rive Gauche Home is a very cognizant preference if you want to restructure the sentiment of many 70s colognes. Patchouli is a dominant constituent in this fragrance, which is augmented in the “intense” version of the fragrance. Rive Gauche is extremely powerful and a couple of sprays may last an entire day. Rive Gauche pour homme cooperates well with tepid skin, which formulates the fragrance to ricochet delightfully with its freshness, which makes it a great choice for night clubs that no other fragrance can challenge. Rive Gauche cologne for men contains the following notes: TOP NOTES: Bergamot, Star Anise, Rosemary, MIDDLE NOTES: Lavender, Geranium Leaves, Cloves, BASE NOTES: Vetiver, Gaiac Wood, Patchouli.

Kouros for Men was introduced in 1981 and is classified as a luxurious, spicy, lavender, amber fragrance. This is one of YSL’s best selling men’s fragrance and has been on the bestseller lists several times. Kouros fragrance is noticeably woody, and the bottle is shaped after Greek Architecture. You may fall in love with Kouros when you see the bottle. With its dense pasty glass like marble, the shape is so beautiful in it’s straightforwardness. The fragrance is so redolent that a one ounce bottle may last a whole year. You only require a speck or two on your neck and you are good for the whole day. You may apply too much if you use the spray, which can cause the smell to be too strong to handle. However, Kouros, when used appropriately, is magnificent. Kouros is a very sexual fragrance and should be used scarcely. Kouros cologne for men is perfect for romantic wear and contains the following notes: TOP NOTES: Clove, MIDDLE NOTES: Oak moss, BASE NOTES: Incense.

Opium perfume for women was launched in 1977 by YSL, which makes it one of the most successful and classic fragrances. Once worn, you may fall in love with this masterpiece fragrance. The spices are so well intermingled together that no one note dominates. There may not be another scent out there that has so many spices that mingle so brilliantly in concert, producing a charming excitement. Unlike other feminine fragrances, Opium for women is not floral at all, which makes it so unique and distinctive. This fragrance is highly recommended if you are into oriental fragrances. At first it may not seem like there is much to it, and then it builds up into the most delightful sandalwood. Ultimately, it develops into an extremely pleasant scent. Opium will last a very long time, and be warned that besides being magnificent it may turn out to be exceedingly addictive.

The design house of Yves Saint Laurent introduced Paris perfume for women in 1983. Paris fragrance is very invigorating and is very innocent in nature. Initially Paris scents may come across as intensely sweet upon first spray, but then levels off to a soothing and calming fragrance. Paris has been one of the beloved fragrances for years. It’s graceful, fashionable, dazzling, active, and just beautiful. Once worn this fragrance may become permanent part of your attire. Paris is also classified as a stylish floral scent with indications of citrus and musk. The name is quite proper since it in fact smells like an idealistic night in Paris. The scent brings to mind the illustration of an graceful dress and a ceremonial dinner. Although introduced in 1983, it still is appropriate for any age group. It’s something that can be worn by older and younger generation. The fragrance itself is very formal in nature and goes excellently together with a dress on a romantic dinner.

The fragrance that is popular by two names says a lot about it. Yves Saint Laurent initially launched it with the name Champagne in 1993 for women. The name was later changed to Yvresse after some trademark ruling by the court in favor of Champagne makers. Although the name changed toYvresse, but it holds on to it’s invigorating, sparkling qualities.