FLORAL, CITRUS OR SPICY? HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT PERFUME
They say fragrance reveals a lot about a person – so it’s up to you to decide what you want it to say. To help you discover how to find your signature scent, we have created a guide to YSL perfumery that includes some of the key ingredients to look out for. Whether your personal preference is sweet scents, floral facets or spicy notes, there’s a fragrance for everyone. Plus, we’ve added in a few recommendations to get you started, featuring some of our favourite Men’s Fragrances and best-selling Women’s Fragrances.
LIBRE EAU DE PARFUM, YSL’S AWARD-WINNING FLORAL PERFUME
Nothing says spring fling quite like a floral perfume, and we’ve got a scent that’ll make you fall in love at first sniff. A floral scent is the perfect present for someone special, transforming the delight of fresh flowers into a gift that’ll last. The trick with finding the perfect floral perfume is to match the sharper tones with the sweet, ensuring that your perfume strikes the right balance of notes.
Our Libre Eau de Parfum women’s fragrance is about empowering people to live their lives as authentically and unapologetically as possible, with a scent that’s strong, bold and authentic - qualities that are embodied by YSL’s Global Fragrance Ambassador, Dua Lipa. Woody and herbal lavender, typically used in male perfumery, is balanced out by warming orange blossom, creating an aromatic mix that’s equal parts sensual and couture. The fragrance is matched by the sculpted bottle that’s wrapped and capped in gold, giving a little preview of the olfactory artistry inside. For a fresher and more sensual take on the Libre signature scent, try Libre Eau de Toilette. If a rich and full-bodied fragrance is the kind of intensity you’re after, discover
BLACK OPIUM EAU DE PARFUM, YSL’S BEST-SELLING WOMEN’S FRAGRANCE
Wake up and invigorate your morning with a fragrance that’s infused with black coffee. A scent that gets all your senses tingling, the coffee shot creates a heady mix of energy, adrenaline and sensuality, making it a gorgeous gift for a modern woman. Combined with rich flavours such as vanilla for the perfect finishing touch, our Black Opium Eau de Parfum is a fragrance that evokes provocation and desire, bewitching in its path. With over 13,000 5-star reviews, there’s no denying its appeal.
Fronted YSL Beauty global make-up and fragrance ambassador Zoë Kravitz , the fragrance is housed in a glittering black bottle that matches the electric spirit of the scent. Sharp top notes of pear accord and mandarin essence cut through a warm, creamy base of white musk and luxurious cedarwood essence. If you’re after a fruitier version of the classic Black Opium scent, look no further than Black Opium Eau de Parfum Neon to add some vibrancy to your fragrance collection. For a more bold interpretation, try the deep and seductive Black Opium Eau de Parfum Intense.
Y EAU DE PARFUM FOR MEN, A WOODY AND AROMATIC SCENT FOR THE MODERN MAN
For a sophisticated men’s fragrance, look no further than bergamot and ginger. Bergamot is known for its tart, citrusy essence, ideal for balancing out the warming notes of ginger. Together, they create a rich and fruity fragrance that is a real attention-grabber.
Y Eau de Parfum for Men is our modern man’s fragrance, bottling up a mixture of aromatic, peppery sage with the easy elegance of geranium and lavender. Warm notes of wood, warm tonka and frankincense provide the perfect base, while vetiver adds a smooth and smokey finish.
Fronted by YSL Global Fragrance Ambassador Lenny Kravitz, and presented in a sharp and bold bottle, with YSL logo cut-out, it makes for the perfect gift when you’re looking for a perfume for a special man in your life.
For a real moment of indulgence, Le Vestiaire des Parfums is the fragrance collection for you. Inspired by Mr. Saint Laurent’s wardrobe of iconic creations, each scent interprets the pioneering design and tailoring of his garments into elegant and timeless unisex fragrances.
LE VESTIAIRE DES PARFUMS TUXEDO,
A WARMING FUSION OF SPICY NOTES
Patchouli is a fragrance note that captures easy elegance. A scent whose strength comes from a balance of sweetness and spice, this essential ingredient is a real classic in the perfumery world. It balances well with similarly iconic notes such as amber, rose oil and vanilla, with traditionally masculine scents such as bourbon and bergamot providing a strong base.
Our Le Vestiaire des Parfums Tuxedo Eau de Parfum is an unapologetic unisex fragrance that balances hearty bottom notes of vanilla bourbon and ambergris accord with top notes of coriander seed and violet leaf. Filled with rose oil, lily of the valley and a kick of black pepper, this is a spicy perfume that exudes utter confidence, taking inspiration from the first female tuxedo, designed by Mr. Saint Laurent.