Yves Saint Laurent’s best-selling fragrance plays with contrasts in the way one plays with changes in rhythm, light and texture. The soul of the fragrance is in its magnetic, charismatic aura. It projects woody elegance (sandalwood, Virginia cedar), masculine attraction (Haitian vetiver and tonka bean) and an ambery signature note. It is further highlighted by intensely fresh top notes. Zests of lemon cedrat and bergamot create a sparkling opening, while ginger of China adds its special radiance. To make it truly unique, this freshness is contrasted with a rush of floral and spicy middle notes. Violet leaves and basil flowers unite to express the sophisticated elegance of contemporary masculinity. Bracing, vibrant white pepper heralds the structure with sensuality.