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I’m going to review one of Yves Saint Laurent TIMESLESS perfumes, the perfume I’m going to talk about is “Y”.
== The packaging and the look of the bottle ==
The bottle looked very simple too; it certainly did look very retro. The cap was quite large and in general, looked like the outer box especially with the same white and gold finish. It was attached to the bottle along with the atomiser too. The clear glass bottle was nearly rectangular standing upwards just likes the box. The name of the perfume was written on the bottle in white this time. It might sound really simple but to me it looks quite classy, sophisticated and mature. To complete the golden theme, the colour of the perfume itself was golden just like the sun rays.
== Notes for “Y” ==
Top notes :are aldehydes, honeysuckle, gardenia, green notes, peach, mirabelle plum and galbanum.
Heart notes are tuberose, orris root, jasmine, hiacynth, ylang-ylang and Bulgarian rose.
base notes are sandalwood, amber, patchouli, benzoin, civet, oakmoss, vetiver and styrax.
== My Opinion ==
If you are a fan of powerful scents such as Opium or poison, Y is a perfume you may well like. The perfume begins with a very sharp smell of chypre, it’s pretty evident from the very first sniff. For me, Chypre was and still is a very classy genre, it’s one of my personal favourite genre’s.
After 10-15 minutes the top notes were still there. Yes they were slightly more subtle but you do start to smell the other components such as gardenia as well as a slight hint of fruitiness which was mostly peachy. This breath-taking scent blended nicely with my skin. The Chypre settled into a quite powdery-musky scent, something I really loved about it. The second stage followed around 20-30 minutes later where you will definitely start to smell a beautifully collected “flowery bouquet” genre starts coming through. This fascinating bouquet contains roses, ylang ylang and Jasmine. The scent at this stage is still very powerful but earthy and warm. I wasn’t surprised by its longevity; it was clearly due to its unique composition it lasts for hours and each phase is very different from the other.
A few hours later the powdery-fruity combination was evident. The slight sweetness from the fruits was over powered again by the wonderful bitterness of the patchouli, the woody oakmoss and sandlewood. These notes beautifully combine with one another to give us a scent directly from heaven.
==Prices and availability==
There are 4 different sized of “Y”; they’re available in 30ml, 50ml, 80ml and 100ml sizes. It’s available in Eau de Perfume and Eau de Toilette forms and personally I prefer the lighter version (EDT). The price varies between £34 and £75.
'Y' Eau de Toilette
Y is one of the many perfumes from the range of Yves Saint Laurent. It comes in a plain white box with gold writing and a large Y to the front. The weight on the bottle I have, which is a vaporisateur is 100ml 3.3 fl oz. The bottle is square and the gold push down spray top is a fanned shape. It has a good solid look to it, and is finished off with gold writing to the front.
Created in 1964, Y was brought out to represent the haute couture of the house of Yves Saint Laurent. It's a classic fragrance, quite timeless really, and a suitable perfume for day or night I would say. It's light and green, with notes of jasmine. It also has a delicate smell of powdery roses, quite lovely, and Y is one of my very favourite perfumes. I find it a little similar to Rive Gauge, only much lighter. Y is quite a subtle scent , light and gracious.
I love French perfume, and I am quite choosy about the perfumes that I use, and I am particularly attracted to the Yves Saint Laurent range. They have such a good selection of perfumes for all tastes. The thing about YSL perfumes is the difference in the fragrances, the selection is quite varied from the ultra heavy opium to the flirty and delicious 'Baby Doll'.
I find this Eau de Toilette quite lasting, though not overly so. Being so light I do find myself re-applying it every so often. But it is gorgeous so I find I don't mind it's lack of staying power. I would say it is one of their lighter fragrances.
On applying Y always spay on my pulse points, such as the neck, wrists, even the ankles. As this is where the heat is , and as perfume rises, it's a good place to start. Y also make a complimentary body lotion which will give you a layered effect when used with the Y Eau de Toilette.
I think choosing the right perfume is really important. You want one that suits your personality, and also one that suits your mood. I think that's why most people have a selection; I know I do. For me Y is my perfect daytime perfume. Light and uplifting and very feminine.
Best price for the Y that I found was £19.95 100ml. Which is a fantastic price. Available from: http://www.idealo.co.uk
"Y Perfume by Yves Saint Laurent, Y is a woody, fruity fragrance from The top notes include aldenhydes, peach, gardenia, mirabelle and honey suckle. Middle notes are bulgarian rose, jasmine, tuberose, ylang ylang, oris and hyacinth. Base notes of oak moss, amber, patchouli, sandal wood, vetiver, civet, benzoin."
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Created in 1964, Y reflects the elegance of Yves Saint Laurent haute couture. A symbol of eternal femininity, Y unfolds with subtlety and builds with distinction. Soft and delicate, Y blends gentle nuances of green gardens, powdery roses, and jasmine.