In this video, Stuart introduces himself as a fragrance enthusiast who loves blue fragrances, particularly in the summer. He mentions that blue fragrances are often considered versatile and can be worn all year round. However, he personally prefers sweet and spicy fragrances in the winter and fresh aquatic fragrances in the summer.
Stuart starts by reviewing YSL Y Eau de Parfum (EDP), expressing initial skepticism due to already owning several blue fragrances like Bleu de Chanel and Sauvage. However, he is pleasantly surprised by YSL Y EDP's balanced and smooth composition, attributing it to the prominent sage note that tones down the sweetness. He compares it favorably to Bleu de Chanel EDT, highlighting its elegance and versatility.
Moving on, Stuart introduces Rochas L'Homme, a relatively inexpensive fragrance that defies the typical blue fragrance profile. He describes it as fruity and sweet, with pineapple, blood orange, and Tonka bean notes. Despite some synthetic aspects, Stuart finds it enjoyable and praises its decent performance, considering its price.
Next, Stuart discusses Versace Pour Homme that he feels deserves more attention, but he rarely mentions on his channel. The fragrance comes in a beautiful light blue bottle and surprises him with its Tonka bean note, reminiscent of the balance found in the Chanel Allure line. Although not as high-quality as Chanel Allure Sport, he admires its simplicity and elegance.
Stuart proceeds to talk about two similar fragrances that offer variations on the popular Invictus Aqua 2016 fragrance. The first is Rasasi Hawas, a purple fragrance that incorporates aquatic and ambroxan notes, along with fruity elements such as apple and plum. Stuart acknowledges its synthetic nature but appreciates its youthful vibe and good performance, considering its affordable price. For a more budget-friendly option, he recommends Cool Water Wave, a fragrance by Davidoff. Stuart loves its sweet and fruity character, resembling Invictus Aqua but at a lower price point.
Dylan Blue by Versace is the next fragrance that Stuart believes deserves a spot in his top 10 blue fragrances. He emphasizes its value for money, comparing its black pepper and ambroxan-based DNA to Dior Sauvage. With the addition of herbal and incense notes, Dylan Blue offers a darker twist and sells for a fraction of the price.
Stuart then mentions two fragrances that are variations of the classic Acqua di Gio. He expresses disappointment that Acqua di Gio Profumo has been discontinued, although he appreciates its dark and incense-infused character. On the other hand, Acqua di Gio Profundo, while sharing some similarities with the original, takes a different direction with metallic and herbal notes, creating a smoother and sweeter experience.
He also talks about Nautica Voyage Heritage, which he believes is a more interesting and sweeter alternative to the original Nautica Voyage. With herbal notes of rosemary, mint, and lavender enhancing its blue character, this fragrance offers a pleasant experience after the initial cheap-smelling opening.
Lastly, Stuart introduces YSL Y Live, which is different from YSL Y EDP. Y Live has a noticeable ginger note, but it is not as strong as in other YSL fragrances like L'Homme. It strikes a balance between sweet ginger and green notes of citrus and juniper, making it a pleasant fragrance. Although it is not very popular, it is well-balanced and has decent performance. If you enjoy ginger, Y Live might be a fragrance worth considering.
Stuart's insights provide guidance for fragrance enthusiasts seeking versatility and freshness in their summer scents.
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