The Yves Saint Laurent history of fragrances is punctuated by successes. Ever since the 1964 creation of “Y”, more than 50 years ago, YSL Beauté has produced true olfactory icons.
Born in Algeria in 1936, Yves Saint Laurent left home at the age of 17 to study fashion design in Paris . After graduation, he showed some of his drawings to the editor of Vogue, who in turn showed them to Christian Dior, who immediately hired Saint Laurent. Though he was an assistant and was given menial and mundane tasks, he did not go unnoticed. He was allowed to submit sketches, and with every season, more and more of his designs were accepted by Dior. In August of 1957, only months before his sudden death in October, Dior chose Saint Laurent to be his successor.
Saint Laurent launched his first women’s perfume, Y, in 1964, followed by the YSL fragrance Rive Gauche for Women a few years later. It was at that time that the designer released the first YSL cologne for men, which he named Pour Hommes. The designer continued creating popular Yves Saint Laurent perfume and cologne products that would become incredibly popular, such as Opium. Opium for Women was launched in 1977; however, it was not until 1995 that Opium for Men was introduced. Other popular fragrances include Baby Doll, the Kouros series, and Young Sexy Lovely.
The name symbolises cutting-edge Parisian fashion, and the collection is luxury exemplified. Yves Saint Laurent beauty creates vibrancy for the spirit and soul through makeup, fragrance and skincare.
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