When Yves Saint Laurent Y for men was released in 2018, the company clarified that this product was specifically designed for the millennial men. Y was meant to redefine the youthful masculine spirit of millennial men.
Inspired by the iconic generation Y street style featuring a white t-shirt and black jacket, the YSL Y was created to feature the less cynical, more optimistic, and more idealistic young men with the bold and seductive scent of aromatic woods and greens. The bouquet also features fruity-citrus notes, hinting at a clean and fresh aroma.
Naturally, no perfume can make a person become something he isn’t, but it hints at qualities reminiscent of the scent projected by the fragrance. In the case of YSL Y, it’s easier to associate Gen Y users with the face of the perfume – English hip-hop musician Loyle Carner, New York City-based sculptor David Alexander Flin, and artificial intelligence (AI) researcher and Crossing Mind CEO and co-founder Alexandre Robicquet.
|Yves Saint Laurent
|Eau de Parfum
What Does YSL Y Smell Like?
YSL Y is a fragrance for men that emphasizes the boldness of Gen Y and the fresh and hopeful scent of youth. It catches attention at first whiff, thanks to the incredible combination of crisp apples, spicy fizzy ginger, and sweet and refreshing mint. But that’s not all there is because the aldehydes, bergamot, and lemon notes offer the fresh, sunny, and pleasant scent of herbs reminiscent of the hopeful youth.
Created by Yves Saint Laurent and released in 2018, the men’s version is not the original Y. In 2011, the luxury brand also released La Collection Y, an aromatic Chypre floral fragrance designed for women.
YSL Y Notes
|Apple, Ginger, Aldehydes, Bergamot, Mint, and Lemon
|Geranium, Juniper Berry, Violet Leaf, Sage, and Pineapple
|Frankincense, Tonkin Beans, Musk, Softwood, Ambergris, Cedar, Vetiver, and Balsam Fir
How Long Does YSL Y Last?
YSL Y EDP for men has a moderate staying power that can last an average of three to six hours. Thanks to the fresh scent, it’s a fragrance that’s perfect for summer, which means this longevity is better than most, considering the speed at which odors disappear when subjected to hot weather. Within this period, the wearer of YSL Y, along with whoever smells them, can enjoy the fresh and crisp yet refreshing scent associated with the hopes of the youth. It fades to the cool and comforting scent of geranium, pineapple, and violet leaf within the same period before disappearing into the soothing end notes of ambergris, softwood, and cedarwood.
Sillage and Projection
As far as sillage and projection go, YSL Y is rated moderate, with a not-so-strong scent you can smell upon reaching an arm’s length distance. That said, the scent is not cloying and doesn’t irritate, making it the perfect summer wear. Plus, the refreshing and clean scent of fruits, citrus, and mint makes the wearer feel light and comfortable during hot summer days.
When To Wear YSL Y
YSL Y was created with Gen Y users in mind, and it was inspired by the iconic white shirt and black jacket, a trademark street style popular among millennials. Considering the inspiration, it’s easy to say that this perfume is best worn on casual days, but with the refreshing notes mixed in, it’s the perfect fragrance to cool down hot summer days.
Is YSL Y For Men, Women, or Unisex?
YSL Y is a men’s perfume. Though nothing says women can’t take advantage of the cool and refreshing yet herby and fruity scent it gives off, it was still created with Gen Y men in mind. In 2011, La Collection Y, which features some similar notes, was released for women, but it is different from the YSL released in 2018 specifically for men.
YSL Y FAQs
When was YSL Y released?
YSL Y, an EDP created by Yves Saint Laurent with the Gen Y men in mind, was released to the public in 2018. It was inspired by the iconic YSL white shirt and black jacket, reminiscent of the trendy Gen Y street style in the 90s.
Why is YSL Y so popular?
Why not? It smells good with the fresh, clean, and refreshing aromas of fruits and aldehydes. Plus, it makes you cool down and refreshed, thanks to the mixed mint scents. It also matches well with casual outfits, so there is no reason not to like it.
Is YSL Y discontinued?
No. YSL Y is still currently available in the market. In fact, it is still available for purchase online and in physical stores. The marketing is still being done by L’Oreal.
How much is YSL Y?
It’s a luxury product from Yves Saint Laurent, so it’s a little on the high end. However, depending on the store where you’re buying and on the size of the bottle you’re looking at, the price can range anywhere from $2.49 to $162.48.
Does YSL Y smell good?
Yes. It features an exciting mix of crispy, spicy, and bold scents, mixed with mint and lemon’s fresh, clean, and refreshing fragrance. It somehow takes you on a journey to comfort as the smell fades into the more comforting aroma courtesy of geranium, violet leaf, and the woody cedar and softwood. The comfort doesn’t end there, as there’s also ambergris and musk at the base.