Yves Saint Laurent perfume: say hello to Paris
Our olfactory nerves are directly connected to our brain. That's why all manner of fragrances can evoke instant emotions. So it's hardly surprising that all the great fashion designers create their own fragrances. Indeed, Yves Saint Laurent lives on in his perfume, enchanting us with his genius - a touch of Paris wherever we are.
YSL Eau de Parfum and its birth pangs
Yves Saint Laurent was the first designer in Paris to make wickedly expensive haute couture affordable for mere mortals with his prêt-à-porter line. One of his most loyal customers was Catherine Deneuve, for whom he designed costumes for film roles.
In 1977, the first YSL perfume called Opium appeared and immediately hit the headlines. In the USA, citizens of Chinese descent demanded a public apology for his insensitivity to Chinese history. But this fell on deaf ears at YSL. For the US launch party in 1978, he hired a sailing ship called Peking, adorned with a giant Buddha.
The scandals surrounding Opium scarcely made an impression on women across the globe, who chose to spray themselves with this Yves Saint Laurent perfume. Even today, Opium is one of the world’s most popular perfumes.
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There are numerous Yves Saint Laurent perfumes that are sure to delight:
- YSL Black Opium: Several degrees more rebellious than the original, the YSL fragrance Black Opium encapsulates the woman of today. Feminine sensuality and playful extravagance go hand in hand in this perfume. Full-bodied coffee beans mingle with warm sandalwood and expressive cedar. Patchouli, jasmine and orange blossom can unfurl their feminine dance on top, a fragrance of fascinating complexity.
- YSL Mon Paris: The city of lights epitomises this signature YSL perfume that exudes desire and passion. Fruity pear, raspberry, strawberry and bergamot add fresh nuances to the top notes, while peony and jasmine add concentrated femininity to the heart notes. This fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent is one of the so-called chypre perfumes invented by the legendary François Coty. Among these are fragrances with a fresh top note, a floral heart note and a woody-mossy base note.
- YSL Y for Men: This Yves Saint Laurent perfumes for men is one of the fougère fragrances - a family of scents named after the Fougère Royale perfume from 1882. Juniper berry and sage mingle with bergamot and ginger over a distinctive base note of incense, tonka bean and amber. This YSL fragrancereflects the minimalist attitude that is also expressed in the simple bottle: Only the best is good enough.
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The Yves Saint Laurent label not only excels in evocative fragrances, but also in cosmetics of all kinds. Whether make-up or care products for face and body: YSL's range at parfumdreams is huge and boasts the right product for every need.