Charlotte Gainsbourg is the epitome of YSL fragrances if you ask me. The child of a music composer and a British socialite-actress, she is a talented actress herself with a nonchalant attitude about her. She also happens to work often with the YSL fashion house.
YSL Perfume House History
Yves Saint Laurent, the founder of the YSL fashion house, began creating perfumes for women in 1964, with the launch of his first fragrance for women called “Y”. This fragrance was followed by the launch of the iconic fragrance “Rive Gauche” in 1971, which was created to embody the independent and unpredictable spirit of the YSL Rive Gauche Prêt-à-Porter fashion line.
In the years that followed, YSL Parfumerie continued to create a range of fragrances for women, including “Opium” in 1977, which became a classic and controversial scent of its time. Other notable fragrances include “Paris” in 1983, “Nu” in 2001, and “Black Opium” in 2014.
Tom Pecheux was appointed as the creative director of YSL Beauty in 2019, and he oversees the development and direction of all of the brand’s makeup and fragrance products.
Best YSL Perfumes
YSL perfumes are designed for women who appreciate luxury, sophistication, and elegance. They have a little bit of edginess to them. Here are the best YSL perfumes for women of all time.
YSL Paris perfume has a distinct floral scent with pleasant notes of rose, violet, and bergamot. Named after the city of light and Saint Laurent’s beloved hometown, it’s a classic and feminine fragrance that’s perfect for daytime wear (in Paris or elsewhere!).
YSL Mon Paris perfume has a fruity and floral scent with notes of strawberry, pear, and white musk. It’s a romantic and seductive fragrance that’s best for dinner parties and evening special occasions.
YSL Opium perfume has a spicy and oriental scent with notes of mandarin, jasmine, and vanilla. It’s a bold and sensual fragrance that’s meant for evening wear.
YSL Black Opium perfume has a warm and sensual scent with notes of coffee, vanilla, and white flowers. It’s a bold and addictive fragrance that’s excellent for evenings, date nights, and special occasions.
YSL Libre perfume has a fresh and floral scent with notes of lavender, orange blossom, and musk. It’s a modern and timeless fragrance that can be worn day or night.
The Libre Intense perfume by YSL is a more prominent version of the Libre fragrance, with stronger floral and vanilla notes. Lavender essence from France and Moroccan orange blossom are mixed with orchids and sweet vanilla.
YSL Lavaillière fragrance has a floral scent with notes of bergamot, magnolia, and patchouli. It’s a modern and sophisticated fragrance that’s inspired by the YSL fashion house’s iconic lavallière blouse, which is known for its feminine and elegant style.
Which one of these YSL perfumes are you daring enough to wear?