Yves Saint Laurent: Top 5 Recommendations for Men

French Fashion house Yves Saint Laurent was founded by Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent . The company and the founder are often abbreviated to YSL.

The house’s first perfume was launched in 1964 called Y for women. The designer houses has often partnered with celebrities , fashion houses and master perfumers to render their unique perfumes to masses.

Some of the top recommendations for YSL perfumes for men include:

La Nuit De L’Homme

La Nuit de l'Homme is intensive and seductive, a contrast of bold sensuality and masculine powerness. Bright and fresh, but very deep and mysterious at the same time. This fresh oriental scent with notes of cardamom, cedar and coumarin features calming lavender aromas and a huge dollop of warm amber and vanilla, which gives the scent a sensual sweetness and charming elegance.The opening of La Nuit De L’Homme is woody and peppery from the aromatic cardamom and green bergamot mixture combined with deep woody and spicy-resinous Virginia cedar notes. The intense and masculine base consisted of vetiver and caraway is perfectly softened with the slightly balsamic lavender scent.Perfect sillage and great lasting power, this perfume will become your favorite opulent evening scent

  • Top Notes : Cardamom
  • Mid Notes : Anne Flipo, Pierre Wargnye, Dominique Ropion
  • Base Notes: Vertiver, Caraway
  • Classification : Woody Spicy

Body Kouros

This fragrance was created by perfumer Annick Menardo and released in 2000 . A virile and energetic spicy oriental cologne for men. It reflects a liberation, honest and provocative personality that is both physical and cerebral. An appealing bold presentation at the top. As it settles, it warms up and becomes even more of a gem.

  • Top Notes: Incense, Eucalyptus
  • Middle Notes: Clary Sage, Chinese Cedar
  • Base Notes: Benzoin
  • Classification: Oriental Spicy


Imagine being dirty and soapy clean at once. That’s what Kouros delivers .A pure 80’s masculine scent married to soapy flowers. A bomb of a performer and a classic that has faced the test of times and still remains relevant and largely used and loved. Definitely a beast mode of a sporty and super a masculine scent. Kouros is a fiercely vibrant incense. Spicy coriander and warm aromatic cloves gives it an emphatic snap. Quickly after that powdery, animalic, cloud envelops you with mossy, physical very masculine scent. This fragrance will pulse on your skin with humanity, as strong aromatic notes blend with the scent of your own skin and together become as one. The composition of spicy citrus, florals, resins and musk smells distinctly vivid , but yet very classy and elegant. Younger men may feel it as too muscular or scenery chewing fragrance. Kouros is definitely not similar to today ís sweet ozonic, or fruity eau de toilettes, there is truly something of the essence of a human being in this scent.

  • Top Notes : Bergamot, Clary Sage, Coriender, Artemisia, Aldehydes
  • Mid Notes : Pierre Bourdon
  • Base Notes: Musk, Amber, Vanilla, Oakmoss, Civet, Leather, Honey
  • Classification: Aromatic Fougere


L'homme Cologne by Yves Saint Laurent blends fresh bergamot and lemon with warm ginger notes and spices for a balanced but interesting opening, while vetiver and cedar notes ground the fragrance in a woodsy base. Other ingredients used are delicately selected spices and herbs including white pepper, basil and warm bittersweet tonka bean. Citrus and spices stay close to the skin in this subtle woody floral musk fragrance. The gentleman wearing L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent is powerful, elegant, calm and confident, he wears it during day and night for any occasion. The perfumers behind L'Homme is the trio of Anne Flipo, Pierre Wargnye and Dominique Ropion.

  • Top Notes:Ginger, Bergamot and Lemon
  • Middle Notes:Spices, White Pepper, Basil and Violet Leaf
  • Base Notes:Tonka Bean, Tahitian Vetiver and Cedar
  • Classification: Woody Floral Musk


This iconic perfume was curated by Tom Ford in 2002. Tom Ford was the creative director for YSL when this fragrance was put together. The perfumers behind making this perfume however are Jacques Cavallier and Alberto Morillas. A luxuriant masculine scent invigorates the senses and is a pure bliss when worn. A beautiful Oud adorns the perfume while other elements that encompass this beautiful blend include the elegant citrus notes of Bergamot and Mandarin as the top notes followed by warm heart of Vetiver intertwined with accords of Agarwood( Oud) melting in to a rather sweet and creamy base of Amber and Musk.

  • Top Notes: Mandarin, Bergamot, Rosemary
  • Middle Notes: Vetiver, Agarwood( Oud)
  • Base Notes: Amber, Musk
  • Classification: Oriental Woody

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