Yves Saint Laurent Jazz Eau de Toilette

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Yves Saint Laurent Jazz Eau de Toilette is a 1988 Fougere Aromatic Leather Cologne by Yves Saint Laurent for man. The perfumer artist behind this fragrance is Jean-francois Latty . Top notes are Mugwort, Lavender, Coriander, Juniper. Middle notes are Geranium, Galbanum, Anise. Base notes are Oak moss, Vetiver, Patchouli, Coumarin.

Yves Saint Laurent Jazz Eau de Toilette
Yves Saint Laurent Jazz Eau de Toilette


Jazz, a perfumed rhythm signed Yves Saint Laurent

Very quickly he is noticed, because he provokes and upsets the already established codes of fashion. He supports the freedom of women, the liberation of hearts, poses naked for one of these perfumes… The couturier is not afraid of anything and imposes his vision of the world. Its revolutionary collections are worn all over the world. In 1988, YSL unveiled “Jazz”, a very particular olfactory current.

Jazz, the olfactory score of the YSL house

Jazz is a musical movement born in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century. Jazz carries with it the weight of history, but also brings together all the different American cultures. Through the perfume “Jazz”, YSL wanted to recreate these multiple cultures olfactory and the contrast that this entails. The “Jazz” man appears to be virile, but sensitive, not hesitating, for the occasion, to show his weaknesses. “Jazz” turns out to be all the complex facets of men. This only increases the richness and strength of the “Jazz” fragrance, helping to accentuate its charm. “Jazz” embodies the fragrance of a whole generation that wants to be free. All together, on a black and white rhythm, the men find the tempo and gather around “Jazz”.

The woody and aromatic notes of the Jazz perfume

It is the perfumer Jean -François Latty who created this unique fragrance. This woody-aromatic evolves over the composition like a piece of jazz. The “Jazz” sensitivity gradually evolves towards unparalleled strength and intensity. “Jazz” begins with the freshness of bergamot combined with that of aromatic notes such as basil and lavender. Star anise also brings an exotic touch. The heart of “Jazz” evolves towards a more floral accord, but nevertheless more masculine. Geranium and carnation are associated with clary sage as well as a touch of cinnamon spice. The atmosphere is more fiery here and the base reveals a warm, sensual, even carnal wake, because it combines amber, tonka bean, sandalwood as well as leathery notes. The bottle is that of all the fragrances that are part of the “Collection of Classic Perfumes”. The bottle has the shape of a clean glass cube. It is also surrounded by a black label, Yves Saint Laurent‘s favorite color, on which the name of the perfume is displayed. The black bottle contrasts with the transparency of the glass. Elegant, the bottle of “Jazz” reveals only the essential.

With “Jazz”, the YSL house sets the pace. A gathering fragrance, “Jazz” is also that of freedom, a theme dear to the heart of the creator. Its composition is bold, elegant and sensual. “Jazz” is part of the YSL Classic Perfumes Collection.

Released in 1988, “ Jazz ”is the olfactory expression of rhythmic music to say the least. Because jazz is a very particular musical current, it implies here a unique impulse, not only joyful, but which touches the soul deeply as jazz has done in the past . Born in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century, jazz brings with it the crossbreeding of different American cultures. “Jazz” thus expresses the paradox of this musical style, and offers astonishing contrasts. Signed Jean-François Latty, the composition of “Jazz” is defined as aromatic woody.

Jean-François Latty plays olfactory jazz

C ‘ is the perfumer Jean-François Latty that Yves Saint Laurent chose to create his atypical fragrance. Born in Grasse, Jean-François Latty was immersed at a very young age in the world of smells. He joined the Roure perfume school, and was hired by one of its subsidiaries after graduating. In 1970, he joined the IFF (International Flavors & amp; Fragrances) company and remained there until 1987. He then founded his own company “JFL Créations”, specializing in the production of perfumes and the trading of natural raw materials. Jean-François Latty is also the official perfumer of the Théo Cabanel brand. Jean-François Latty is at the origin of many creations, such as “L’Eau Dynamisante” by Clarins or “Alahine” by Théo Cabanel.

Jazz, perfumed notes made of contrasts

Jean-François Latty created the fragrance “Jazz” like a piece of jazz, that is to say that the score begins in a soft and sensitive way, to gradually increase in intensity to offer a final dazzling. “Jazz” will then begin with aromatic notes, namely those of mugwort, star anise, lavender, juniper berries, all enhanced by a hint of coriander. Mugwort is a herbaceous plant that grows naturally in areas with a temperate climate. Legend has it that mugwort is named after the Greek goddess Artemis, daughter of Zeus. Mugwort has long been known for its many medicinal benefits. While mugwort has very tall stems (between 40 cm and 1.20 m), it is especially famous for its very pronounced smell. In perfumery, mugwort gives off herbaceous and bitter tones. The heart of “Jazz” is rather feminine, which is quite rare in a masculine scent. It combines geranium, rose and carnation, contrasted with cinnamon, a sweet spice. Geranium is native to South Africa, and its name comes from the Greek “geranos”, which means “crane” due to the appearance of the seed. Originally there were around 400 varieties of geraniums, but gardeners have made many hybrids. In perfumery, geranium gives off tones that are spicy, minty or even pink. Finally, the background of “Jazz” is woody, but above all powerful and ardent. It combines sandalwood, vetiver, oak moss as well as patchouli, offering a final breathtaking and ultra virile trail. The bottle of “Jazz” is now that of YSL’s “Collection des Parfums Classiques”, and has a shape similar to that of a sleek glass cube. The black label, Yves Saint Laurent’s favorite color, is as if it is fitted, which contrasts with the transparency of the glass … A little gem!

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