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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, a decision that ultimately saved the house of Dior from immediate financial ruin upon his demise.

At the helm, Saint Laurent launched the successful trapeze dress for the spring 1958 collection. This triumph did not last for long, however, as his next offerings were not nearly as well-received. In 1960, Saint Laurent was conscripted to serve in the French army for the Algerian War of Independence, and upon his return in 1962, he set up his own fashion house, where he was to prove himself to be perhaps the industry's greatest designer. It was here that Yves Saint Laurent fragrance came to fruition. Saint Laurent launched his first women's perfume, Y Perfume, 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.

As an established and trusted online retailer of perfume products, is the ideal place to purchase YSL perfume. For men, there is a selection of appealing scents to choose from, ranging from unique and subtle to masculine. Additionally, there is also an impressive selection of YSL perfume for women and related products available here on our website. We've made it simple for our customers to find the products that they want and need. On this page, we've divided men's and women's scents for ease of browsing. To shop for Yves Saint Laurent perfume products for women, go to the section labeled "Women's Yves Saint Laurent." Likewise, to find YSL cologne for men, simply go to the section labeled "Men's Yves Saint Laurent." The number of fragrances for each category is listed under the heading to further simplify your shopping experience.

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Yves Saint Laurent was born 1936 in Oran, Algeria, he studied in Paris, graduating in modern languages, and was employed by Christian Dior in 1955 after winning an International Wool Secretariat design competition. Saint Laurent became an Haute Couture designer when Dior died in 1957. He introduced the trapeze dress in his first collection for Dior in 1958. Eventually, he opened his own couture house, financed by Pierre Berge, in 1962. In 1985, Yves Saint Laurent was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur by the French president, Francois Mitterand. He also receives a fashion Oscar for Best Couturier. In the summer of 1996, he was the first couturier to show his Haute Couture show live on the Internet. Yves Saint Laurent is part of the Gucci Group.

Yves Saint Laurent launched its first women's perfume, Y in 1964. The design house unveiled its Rive Gauche perfume in 1971, that same year, Jean-Loup Sieff photographed Yves in the nude for the advertising campaign of his first men's cologne Pour Hommes. 1977 saw the launch of the very popular Opium perfume. Other YSL fragrance offerings include Baby Doll and Cinema perfumes and Young, Sexy Lovely or YSL, a play on the designer's initials.

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