The legendary Yves Saint Laurent can compete with a few designers. The French designer has a sophistication that is even more legendary, her impression remains to this day, despite the fact that many years have passed since the namesake of Saint Laurent. In fact, the designer is not only a pioneer with his own label, which he launched with his partner Pierre Berg in 1961, but also worked for Christian Dior  many years ago. Saint Laurent is responsible for some of the most sustainable fashion trends, such as women's trousers for every occasion - this is true, for YSL women do not always wear trousers every day, especially during beautiful activities. But he also created some of today's most popular fragrances.

The YSL brand was the first make-up and perfume brand to bear the name of a fashion house. Yves Saint Laurent's goal is to dress women from head to toe, and of course that includes fragrance. 

1. Black opium from Yves Saint Laurent
Black Opium perfume by Yves Saint Laurent

Launched in 2014, Black Opium has quickly become one of YSL's best-selling fragrances. Although dark and sexy, it is also easily accessible and surprisingly easy to wear, which is perfectly reflected in the duality of bottled black (and shaped like the original), but also shiny. Vanilla scent is widely recognized as a rock-n-roll alternative to the original Opium. This is perfectly in line with the brand's turnover at the time, led by creative director Hedi Sliman.

The atmosphere of rock and roll is evident in the unique mix of tones, which include pink pepper, pear, coffee, jasmine, bitter almonds, licorice and especially vanilla, patchouli and cedar. It's a unique scent all year round that you can wear overnight at night, although it works best in the colder months. In addition, true to its rock-n-roll inspiration, it has a great projection, so it would fit perfectly into a concert and allow you to excel in a busy space.


2. Mon Paris by Yves Saint Laurent
Mon Paris perfume by Yves Saint Laurent

Mon Paris is part of a series inspired by Paris, introduced by Yves Saint Laurent a few years ago. Not surprisingly, the fragrance inspired by the city of love may be one of the best YSL fragrances on the market. If you are looking for an easy-to-wear fragrance that is more versatile and suitable for all ages (even for young women / teens who are new to perfumes), then check out Mon Paris.

It starts with fruit and citrus tones such as orange, tangerine, strawberry, raspberry and pear before moving on to flowers such as peony and jasmine. Then it is refined with patchouli, white musk, moss, cedar and vanilla, and from all that pleasant harmony it creates a multidimensional scent. You will definitely get a lot of compliments, this is one of the best scents from YSL if you want to get some heads back.

Recommended fragrances: Versace Pour Femme Dylan Blue by Versace, Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka, Black Orchid by Tom Ford

3. Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
Opium perfume by Yves Saint Laurent

There is no list of the best YSL fragrances for women that could prevent the mention of opium. It can be the brand's most famous fragrance and a favorite of many people. It was launched in 1977 as a reflection of the closeness and fascination of the oriental designer. While the bottle looks masculine, Opium is actually a floral scent. But it's not the smell of your grandmother's rose flower.

Opium is full and warm, with deep woody tones and herbs that add to the flowers - consider tones like cloves, coriander, carnation, lily of the valley, myrrh, opoponax, castoreum, cedar wood and of course a little sandalwood for sexy dry undertones. It is an imaginary winter scent for every woman who seeks an explanation after entering the room.


4. Paris from Yves Saint Laurent
Paris perfume by Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent is a French designer with a special relationship to Paris. This love inspires many perfumes throughout the year, even the most famous is called "Paris". Launched in 1983, this YSL perfume reflects the romance we all associate with the French capital.

The tones mix mainly flowers and powder with a touch of fresh herbs and sweets. This makes it one of the best YSL perfumes to wear all year round, especially in the sun. Although not a common scent, it is not harmful, so it is great for the office (tones you may notice include roses, geraniums, orange blossom, bergamot, ylang-ylang, lilies, violet, musk, amber and seder). 

5. Rive Gauche by Yves Saint Laurent
Another YSL fragrance inspired by Paris for her, Rive Gauche is a floral aldehyde fragrance for women. "Rive Gauche" is the French "Left Bank", meaning the left bank of the Seine, considered the richer, "cool" side.

In keeping with this aesthetic, this fragrance is designed as a juicy weekend full of freedom and excitement. Although popular since its launch in the 1970s, some modifications in 2000 added woody and aromatic similarities to the juice. Recommended fragrances: Versace's Crystal Noir, Elizabeth Arden's Red Door, Modern Muse Estee Lauder

6. Free from Yves Saint Laurent
Not only is Free one of the best Yves Saint Laurent perfumes you can buy, it is also one of the brand's most attractive bottles. The sunny and elegant YSL Libre combines French lavender essence, musk and Moroccan orange blossom for a unique floral scent that can be delicate when wrapped in punch.

This extra kick is the reason why Libre performs day and night. The performance of this fragrance is also remarkable, lasting well over 10 hours with good projection. Recommended fragrances: Burberry Body Perfume by Burberry, Rumor 2 Rose by Lanvin, Very Irresistible Sensual by Givenchy

7. Black Opium Nuit Blanche by Yves Saint Laurent
Black Opium Nuit Blanche perfume by Yves Saint Laurent

Black Opium Nuit Blanche may be considered somewhat controversial by some because it is a "love it or hated" type of scent. It's not the kind of perfume you want to give to someone you don't know. However, it is the best perfume from YSL for a woman who wants to be known.

It's the beginning of a conversation with a unique mix of tones such as rice, anise, bourbon pepper, coriander, coffee, milk and caramel. However, the herbs are well balanced with vanilla, peony and sandalwood. Overall, there is a sweetness that remains from the first spray to the last drying, which makes it the perfect scent for a weekly brunch or other fun activity. It smells like a lazy morning in the best way!