Yves Saint Laurent is one of the most desired labels globally. The brand has luxurious sets of beauty products that ladies and gentlemen adore. It also has a wide range of unique and world-class collections of fragrances.
The brand released L’Homme in 2006 as a woody floral musk scent for men. This cologne is the creation of Flipo, Wargnye, Ropion, and Karagueuzoglou. It has a clean, spicy, and masculine scent that is not overpowering and offensive. Instead, L’Homme will make you feel confident and sophisticated since it is pleasant enough for most people to appreciate.
If you are looking for a cologne with similar notes or vibe as L’Homme, you might want to try the following.
Perfumes Like YSL L’Homme (Similar Scents)
D Collection by Zara
D Collection opens with a citrusy and green scent of lemon and herbal notes, followed by hints of apple and violet. Then, it will turn musky with tonka beans. Although its notes are a bit sharp since it has citruses, spices, and flower scents, they are well balanced and blended, creating a smooth and pleasant aroma.
Compared to L’Homme, D Collection has a more hallow and greener opening. However, their dry downs are almost precisely the same. They are both inoffensive wears, and they both flow beautifully.
If you love L’Homme’s warm, inviting, and soft appeal, there’s a big chance you’ll love this too.
Riflesso by Trussardi
In 2017, Trussardi launched an amber woody fragrance for men, Riflesso. It was the creation of the scent expert Veronique Nyberg. Riflesso is a casual scent with appealing notes. The opening scents are the rich flavors of pink grapefruit, green apple, and bergamot. Then, it will turn into mellow floral hints of geranium, lavender, and violet leaves. The closing notes are leather, vetiver, and tonka bean.
You can imagine this as a more mature version of L’Homme. In addition, Riflesso is a more straightforward and drier version of L’Homme.
Nevertheless, it is still worth trying as office wear, casual gatherings, or daily wear.
Flight by Michael Jordan
Flight is the fifth cologne in Michael Jordan’s collection. First, it gives you refreshing notes of orange flowers and bergamot. Then, you’ll get subtle hints of sage, cedar, and pepper. Finally, it closes with an exotic blend of seaweed, vetiver, and amber. Flight gives off a sparkling, clean, soapy, and bright vibe.
Like L’Homme, this cologne is inoffensive, light, and subdued. In addition, it is also very versatile. So, if you love L’Homme but want it to be fresher and a bit more masculine, and if you are a big fan of Michael Jordan, try Flight.
On another note, Flight also comes with a unique and interesting package.
Riviera by English Laundry
Riviera is a scent that will transport you to the seaside. Imagine walking by the beach with waves splashing and a cold air breeze; that is how Riviera feels. It opens with the rich fragrance of lime, bergamot, cedar, and lemon. Then, the strong scents of coumarin, black pepper, geranium, orange, jasmine, vetiver, lily, cassis, and ylang-ylang follow. It ends with the combination of sandalwood, oakmoss, Amyris, guaiac wood, and rosemary.
Riviera is the perfect balance of fresh, creamy, sweet, spicy, and sexy notes, but it remains inoffensive and mellow. It is similar to L’Homme but with touches of citrus and powder. However, its projection and longevity are not that impressive.
Azzaro Pour Homme Ginger Lover by Azzaro
Azzaro has three main components—lime, ginger, and vetiver (with ginger in the spotlight). The vetiver and ginger blend well with the citrus hints of lime. These three notes created an aromatic spicy fragrance for men. Azzaro smells clean, bright, and sparkly with a bit of spiciness. You can wear it to almost any event since it is not offensive, even to those sensitive to scents.
Try Azzaro if you are looking for an uplifting scent easy on the nose. It is very similar to L’Homme but without the rose essence. Its longevity and projection are average.
Mankind by Kenneth Cole
Mankind is the result of the partnership between Kenneth Cole and Parlux. It is a woody aromatic scent that reflects how a renaissance man should be. Mankind is a paradox—it is strong yet sensitive, and then it is mighty but humble.
The fresh aromatic notes of cardamom, ginger, pineapple, and tarragon will greet you first. Then, it will become more masculine with vetiver, cedar, and cinnamon notes that provide sensuality and warmth. Then comes the final notes of oakmoss, musk, sandalwood, and tonka bean.
Like L’Homme, Mankind is also a great office and daily wear since they are both inoffensive and clean.
Attraction by Avon
Attraction is the creation of Adilson Rato, launched in 2015. It is a warm, spicy, sweet, and musky scent for men. Attraction by Avon opens with a hint of ginger, juniper, and cardamom that makes it spicy. Then, the core notes—clary sage, musk, and patchouli—are responsible for making this scent clean. Finally, labdanum, guaiac wood, and tonka bean give it a creamy and woody smell.
Like L’Homme, Attraction is clean, inoffensive, and comfy wear. However, Attraction is less dense and a bit toned down.
Attraction is a well-groomed and masculine cologne that is safe to wear on a business trip or during a first date.
Platinum by Armaf
Platinum is a simple but classy scent for men. It opens with spicy notes followed by patchouli and cedar and ends with myrrh, amber, and labdanum. Platinum is a very safe fragrance that you can wear anytime and anywhere. It’s sweet, spicy, fresh, and clean but not overly so.
Platinum has the same vibe as L’Homme, with a youthful and masculine scent. They are both pleasant fragrances, but they will not make you the center of attraction, making them perfect for events like birthday parties and weddings.
It has impressive longevity and sillage. In addition, it comes with a very reasonable price tag to top it all off.
F by Ferragamo Black by Salvatore Ferragamo
F by Ferragamo Black is an elegant and intense evening wear fragrance for men. It launched in 2009 under the sharp nose of Oliver Polge. It highlights the delicate essence of lavender with subtle hints of apple at the beginning, followed by the spicy black pepper and coriander notes. It ends with the masculine nature of labdanum and tonka bean.
If you fell in love with the simplicity of L’Homme, you definitely need to try F by Ferragamo. However, F’s opening smells a little more synthetic than L’Homme’s, and the dry down is powdery and creamier.
F by Ferragamo has good sillage, projection, and longevity. So, this is a cheaper and a reasonable alternative to L’Homme.