Yves Saint Laurent YSL POUR HOMME (1971)

Bottle Designer: Pierre Dinand

Yves Saint Laurent YSL POUR HOMME, was a fragrance that was introduced by the company in 1971 - it went on to become a classic. A fragrance with top notes of Lemon and a Vetiver base. It was a favorite of mine growing up in the 1980s. I recently tracked down a vintage bottle and was surprised at how potent it still is - at least in this form.

Its character probably doesn't jive so well with today's younger crowd but there is no reason not to buy the vintage if you see it at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, like a lot of the late fragrances from that period, it is becoming increasingly harder to find.