Cologne Bleue Inspired By Cool
Dive into the season with a brand new scent by Yves Saint Laurent for Men. Adding to its L’Homme family comes the latest fragrance described as a fresh and aquatic interpretation of the original. I got my hands on the scent a few weeks before launch in Australia and here’s what I thought of it.
Fragrance Name: Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Cologne Bleue
Notes: Blood orange, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Black pepper, Cardamom, Apple, Geranium, Thyme, Lavender, Marine notes, Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Patchouli
Described as: For anyone who is familiar with the original L’Homme scent, this edition is described as a refreshing and aquatic representation. Inspired by the smells of the ocean the fragrance is meant to mimic the freshness of a dip in a 'cool' pool. To achieve this, vibrant citrus notes including blood orange, bergamot, mandarin and grapefruit have incorporated for a refreshing hit, contrasted by marine notes and warm spicy aromas. Once L’Homme Bleue settles on the skin it begins to unveil its woody base which is elegant and modern and consists of sandalwood essence and patchouli.
Wear it: The fragrance is well suited to spring and summer along with the warm autumn we seem to be having down under. In terms of occasions, I would wear this scent when I’m out catching up for coffee with friends or enjoy an afternoon at a seaside bar. I recommend this scent for daytime wear.
Price: Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Cologne Bleue 100ml AUD 149. Available from 1 May 2018 from Myer & David Jones store along with leading fragrance retailers nationally.
The verdict: L’Homme Bleue Cologne is modern, refreshing and masculine. It has a nice burst of freshness which I enjoyed and can see myself wearing this fragrance daily on my upcoming European summer adventure. When the original L’Homme was released, it was one of my signatures scents. Cologne Bleue features the familiarity of the original scent but with a modern twist. On the skin, the fragrance is at its peak for about an hour before settling and become more intimate. If you like your scents on the stronger side, be sure to top up. All-in-all this fragrance has the makings of a best-seller - women will enjoy buying it for their partners and men will love it for its freshness and versatility. What can I say? You can’t go wrong with a refreshing scent!
View the ad campaign below featuring YSL ambassador Vinnie Woolston, a former skateboarder and surfer from New Zealand.