Unveiling YSL MYSLF: How Does It Stack Up Against Y EDP?


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Yves Saint Laurent creates modern scents with mass appeal. Among their standout collections are the sophisticated Y and now the newly unveiled MYSLF.

The new MYSLF fragrance is a solid release from YSL; you can smell the quality of its notes straight off the bat. But let’s not forget the complexity of Y.

Unlike the Y collection, which leans towards a more traditional aromatic profile, MYSLF pushes the envelope with its ultra-fresh and confident persona.

OK, that’s enough chatter; I’m diving deep into a comparison of YSL’s latest release, MYSLF, with the classic Y Eau de Parfum. Shall we start…?

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YSL MYSLF vs Y EDP

Shower-fresh confidence or aromatic masculinity, I put YSL MYSLF and Y EDP through their paces.

1. YSL MYSLF Eau de Parfum

YSL MYSLF Eau de Parfum
Credit: Yves Saint Laurent

Review

Launched in 2024, YSL MYSLF is a bold new addition to the YSL male line-up. It is a modern EDP that smells fresh, confident, and shower-fresh.

A barbershop-style opening of zesty, bright bergamot fused with the super-clean floral aroma of orange blossom imported from Tunisia.

The woody, earthy base of Indonesian patchouli and Ambrofix™ is relatively sedate, allowing the overall experience to remain clean and fresh.

Top Notes:

Calabrian Bergamot, Vert de Bergamot

Mid Notes:

Tunisian Orange Blossom

Base Notes:

Indonesian Patchouli, Ambrofix™

Seasons & Longevity

MYSLF’s fresh and vibrant scent profile makes it ideal for spring, summer, and early autumn. Whether you’re heading to a casual brunch or a formal business meeting, wear this.

On longevity, I found it performs pretty well, lingering on the skin for a good part of the day (5+ hours) without being overwhelming.

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Longevity 5+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsFresh and confident masculine scent that smells designer
ConsDoes smell similar to several other ‘freshie’ colognes

2. YSL Y Eau de Parfum

YSL Y Eau de Parfum
Credit: YvesSaint Laurent

Review

I find YSL Y Eau de Parfum more aromatic than MYSLF. Sure, it has the same bergamot and woody notes, but it’s spicy and herbal, too.

The scent journey begins with a refreshing blend of apple, bergamot, ginger, and (mostly) lavender and juniper in the heart, with a touch of geranium.

Finally, the base draws to a gently warming conclusion thanks to tonka bean, vetiver, and frankincense.

Top Notes:

Apple, Bergamot, Ginger, Elemi, Aldehydes

Mid Notes:

Geranium, Juniper, Sage, Lavender

Base Notes:

Tonka Bean, Vetiver, Frankincense, Operamide

Seasons & Longevity

Y Eau de Parfum is another no-brainer for spring, summer and fall. It’s versatile enough for casual day and classy evening attire.

This fragrance performs well for 7+ hours, ensuring you remain enveloped in its alluring aroma from dawn till dusk.

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Longevity 7+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsAromatic male scent that evolves further over time
ConsNot everyone will love the sage and ginger
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Conclusion

Comparing YSL MYSLF and Y Eau de Parfum, they are both fresh but develop over time in different ways.

MYSLF remains fresh throughout its linear life-cycle, whereas Y evolves as the hours pass, becoming more aromatic, mainly due to that sage and ginger combo.

Also Read: Ultimate YSL Y Buying Guide: Each Y Fragrance, Ranked

I feel that these two are different enough to add both to your collection. After all, sometimes you want ultra-fresh, and other times you need a bit of aromatic spice.

Finally, am I the only one who thinks Ambrofix™ sounds like it should come out of a mastic gun to put up shelving and skirting boards?

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