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L'Homme (Eau de Toilette), a popular perfume by Yves Saint Laurent for men
Yes, just copy and paste the title, that's fine, had a few too many wines yesterday, I'm not very creative today. Nevertheless, a comment on Sunday can't hurt
It is supposed to be fresh and spicy, but where are the spices or even vetiver? Mmm, difficult. For me, this here seems like a typically pleasing and very tamed designer fragrance, which lives from its uncomplicated and citric opening. The pyramid is more of a placeholder than a map for my fragrance journey.
After just over an hour, the fragrance in its current formulation is already able to breathe
the drydown, again typical for designers, leaves a generic impression on my skin. Here I am not able to detect any specific notes, at most I can guess a little bit of cedar wood paired with a freshness that shows remnants of the vanishing cirtric. For me quite unexciting.
I can imagine that the so good ratings here can be attributed to the pleasing ginger note, which makes the fragrance in combination with the bergamot in the entertaining opening quite attractive. It's just a pity that the fragrance lives from its top note in the end, because on my skin this beauty is already running out of breath after 3-4 hours. It is then very close to the skin and leaves a rather trivial finish.
Whether the fragrance has been reformulated over all these years, I don't know. I'm not even interested, batch discussions have become a red rag to me, after all, we can't change anything about it anyway. Either we take the fragrances as they are offered to us today, or we leave it.
In summary, this YSL here is not worth 8.1 of 10 points for me, at least not anymore. A good, solid scent for everyday use, which doesn't offend anywhere and with its beautiful ginger note is pleasing to the wearer and the environment. The poor durability and the generic base note, however, cloud the wearing fun a bit.