Hiya! You people who like to sniff things! And perfumes, I suppose :D
Here I am again (my God, that sounds like a plague!) and bring you a new comment! And that to one of the newer fragrances of Yves Saint Laurent, namely Y pour Homme (EDP).
Uff... it's hard to find the scent here on Parfumo right away, because the scent name consists of only one letter and therefore everything else is listed by YSL instead,... :DD To be honest, I quickly entered the scent name in combination with the terms Parfumo, EDP and YSL in Google to find the scent page of Parfumo faster than here on Parfumo :DD
Anyway, some time ago, actually a few years ago, I had tried all the L'Homme fragrances of this brand, and there were great ones among them, and of course less good ones. With Y in 2017 something completely new came again, and somehow I just never got to test this fragrance here. And I still don't know the EDT that came first. So this won't be a comparison test between the EDT and the EDP, but I'll just have a look at how the fragrance smells here, which doesn't seem to go down very well, but as I said, just have a look!
The fragrance starts quite synthetic (which was to be expected with such mainstreamers, so everything is good) and smells of apple, berry fruits, some ginger and generally aquatic fresh notes, which remind of a fresh shower gel. I know it doesn't sound so exhilarating, it's actually nothing special, but at least it's not exactly for running away.
It remains fresh and synthetic even a little later, in addition to sweet scents from the tonka bean, which also give the fragrance a light, powdery touch. Finally, in the base one smells more and more the tonka bean, which still smells synthetic, and above all woody scents.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The charisma is above average good and will therefore be reasonably good at a smellable. The shelf life is also quite okay, because the fragrance lasts eight hours well.
The bottle is rectangular, has a dark colour gradient and has the special feature that the metal "label" with the fragrance name, which only consists of the letter Y, was actually incorporated as a Y-shape into the glass design and has a corresponding "optical crease" on the side, which is a creative and great idea and gives the already noble looking bottle an even more beautiful look. The lid is cylindrical and also has a dotted diamond pattern. A hell of a bottle.
Soo, that was the new or one of the new men's fragrances from YSL. First of all: It is not a total catastrophe, as some might call it here, but of course it is all a matter of taste as always. I would say that the scent was unnecessary, because at the beginning and in the middle part it reminded a little of the L'Homme scents (of which there are so many) or at least has their DNA, so that a clearly differently smelling scent would have been better, but well, in the base the scent is at least more woody, even if some similarities remain.
Of course, as an absolute mainstreamer he is very synthetic, which is a pity, because the synthetic note is not too bad, but the fragrance is much too similar to many other mainstreamers and actually has absolutely nothing new or interesting to show, which you wouldn't have already smelled everywhere anyway. The fragrance is therefore very interchangeable, even if it doesn't really smell bad, and in my opinion it can only score with the YSL brand and above all the great flacon design.
It is usable in spring and summer, well, autumn too, so it is almost an all-rounder. In my opinion it is suitable both as a leisure time or daily fragrance as well as a good place to go out. You can test it, but you don't have to. And if you don't know the YSL men's fragrances yet, then I'd rather take a look at fragrances like the original L'Homme or La Nuit de L'Homme. Sure, these are also synthetic and meanwhile olfactory similar to many other fragrances (it's normal, because with every year more fragrances appear than usual...), but for me they smell a bit better than this one.
Well, that's that again, I wish you a nice evening! If I don't publish a Kommi on one of the Easter days, I wish you all a nice Easter, but I'll probably write at least one more comment, and maybe even a blog, who knows who knows, let's see... :)
See you then!