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Jazz Yves Saint Laurent for men

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Jazz by Yves Saint Laurent is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men. Jazz was launched in 1988. The nose behind this fragrance is Jean-Francois Latty. Top notes are nutmeg, artemisia, coriander, cinnamon, lavender, basil, anise, bergamot and cardamom; middle notes are carnation, iris, jasmine and geranium; base notes are leather, sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, musk, oakmoss, cedar and tobacco.

Perfume rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 765 votes.

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Top Notes
Nutmeg Artemisia Coriander Cinnamon Lavender Basil Anise Bergamot Cardamom

Middle Notes
Carnation iris Jasmine Geranium

Base Notes
Leather Sandalwood Tonka Bean Amber Musk Oakmoss Cedar Tobacco

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This perfume reminds me of  
Tsar
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Safari for Men
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La Collection Jazz
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Jazz Prestige
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Dec
03
2016
sandmen
sandmen

this Jazz version was one of the best YSL

Dec
02
2016
brian.fitzgerald
brian.fitzgerald

Jazzy Jeff By Yves Saint Laurent

This is one of my favorites of the late 80's. In fact it smelled more like the early 90's to me. It takes me back to the Manhattan jazz clubs & Greenwich Village nightclubs and stand up comedy clubs from the 1988 through 1992 period. Think Jerry Seinfeld in a deep purple suit or bold red suit with the mic and a brick wall behind him. For whatever reason this cologne is also making me think of Arsenio Hall. This fragrance is artistic & playful, not a snobbish cologne despite the Yves Saint Laurent label. It's colors & music notes, and completely evocative of actual jazz music.

It's a simple fresh and spicy scent. Jazz opens with a citrusy bergamot orange, but it's not as citrusy as most typical openings. There is also a little alcohol. Before you can smell more oranges, it turns spicy with basil, cardamom (ginger) nutmeg, Artemisia, coriander & cinnamon. The spices surround a lavender scent. The lavender is almost but not quite like a lavender scented laundry detergent. It's got a very clean fresh smell. The florals that join up with lavender include carnation, iris, jasmine and geranium. Normally these flowers are feminine & found in women's perfumes but they are all based on a deep lavender, and a carnation that seems to be right behind it. So while it is floral, it's more on the unisex floral side. There are just too many spices on the top & leathery musk & tobacco, smoky sandalwood and woodsy notes to make it into a woman's perfume. This can be worn by the ladies who like smoky florals or spicy florals but for me this is a man's aromatic fougere.

The leather notes and tobacco are quite masculine, and the woods linger for the longest time. The freshness is gone and the scent becomes dry and woodsy. The sandalwood is the key player in the final stage. Despite the number of notes, it smells linear, like it takes a faster time to develop into the dry portions to keep it from smelling too floral. But I find that it has a fair balance of florals & spices, and woodsy notes. It's almost a chypre. Total day wear, but somewhat dressy, semi-formal. You can wear jazz with a dress shirt, no tie, a suit or that 90's classic look of a dress shirt, no tie, blazer & JEANS. Blazer over jeans. This cologne doesn't smell too formal or too serious. It has a casual air.

This fragrance I wore out on dates & to clubs. It smells expensive & far from a cheap cologne. The YSL stamp is definitely on it but it's got a charming sophistication that would attract women who wear YSL perfumes. I will admit that YSL is better at composing women's fragrances but this is probably the one man's cologne - at least during it's time - that seemed to be made with more thought & care.

Good stuff!

SOUNDTRACK: Thelonious Monk Epistrophy

Dec
01
2016
sandmen
sandmen

jazz ysl extra parfum

Nov
30
2016
Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

Fragrance Review For Jazz

Yves Saint Laurent

Top Notes

Nutmeg Artemisia Coriander Cinnamon Lavender Basil Anise Bergamot Cardamom

Middle Notes

Carnation Iris Jasmine Geranium

Base Notes

Leather Sandalwood Tonka Amber Musk Oak Moss Cedar Tobacco

AND ALL THAT JAZZ

Jazz by Yves Saint Laurent smells like a dimly lit jazz nightclub café without the booze or the caffeine smells, but with jus as much spiciness and smokiness like the scent of cigarette smoke that creates clouds in the air. It's not 100 percent accurate to actual cigarette smoke clouds, thank God, but that's the vision that played in my head while inhaling this fragrance. And I loved it. This is not as woodsy as I would like it to have been and it's basically a man's chypre. This is still such a very artistically formulated fragrance. The artistry in the notes and how they match up together and smoothly flow together while not being too similar to each other is what is meant by it's moniker Jazz. Jazz is improvisational and sometimes it can be smooth and elegant like it has been rehearsed enough times to come off as perfect.

Jazz by YSL opens with Artemisia and coriander, so it smells a bit like the outdoors. It's also spicy with basil and lavender. It's more South of France than Greenwich Village, but that didn't surprise me as this is a French cologne. The lavender note is also spicy and pastoral and the one floral note that always stands out in men's colognes. This is also a fougere as it contains the lavender top note and later on the santal or sandalwood in the dry down/base notes. But unlike most fougeres, this is not as unisex. For me this is still very much targeting a male audience.

After the lavender fades, the floral notes of iris, carnation, jasmine and geranium appear, like faded showgirls that can't really do much but do a bit of back-up dancing. They are feminine but not the stars of this men's ensemble of jazz musicians. The jazz plays on and on while only the lavender, which is frankly a manly floral scent, as the big player.

The dry down comes off as woodsy. There's sandalwood, cedar wood, oak moss, and lots of it. This is a chypre with woodsy notes to die for. There's warm golden amber tones, and smoky tobacco leaves. The dry down is really the best part of the fragrance because it matches up with the imagery of a jazz nightclub. The woods, the tobacco, the warm night air.

This is a beautiful fragrance. Recommended Use: Evenings, Dinners, Dates, Parties, and of course Jazz Clubs. It does not match up with a suit or tuxedo but it can be worn with one. It's more like a cologne to wear with semi-formal wear or business casual: shirts with no ties, blazers or jackets, leather jackets and dress shirts with pants/dark jeans, or blazer with jeans, nothing especially elegant, just a casual scent of cigarettes and jazz.

Oct
03
2016
missan
missan

I can honestly say that if I could get the original Jazz and the original Paco Rabanne I wouldn´t need any other. These are men´s cologne, period. Nothing gets better.

Aug
22
2016
vossalex123
vossalex123

My Dad gave me a half-used bottle of the original vintage from the late 80s (The one with the piano key plastic shell.) I'd have to say this is the best fragrance I've ever smelled. Opens with a fresh blast of herbs, spices and florals, balanced with some semi-sweet citrus. Classy, masculine and earthy, this is what a true gentleman smells like, with nuances of leather and pipe tobacco. But, at the same time, it doesn't smell like an old man - I think any age can probably pull this off. As people have said below, it does smell kind of 'funky,' but in the best way - it makes this a unique fragrance. As such, as much as I love it, I'd recommend you smell it before you buy, as it definitely doesn't suit everyone. As for compliments, I got a few with this, but I also got a lot of puzzled people wanting to know what on earth I'm wearing - not because they don't like it, just because it doesn't smell like everything else. Longevity and projection are both beast, so go easy on the sprayer. This is also probably the most versatile scent I've ever smelt - just as great when relaxing on the beach as it is relaxing at the fireside. I haven't tried the reformulation(s) but, as far as the vintage is concerned, this is the absolute crème de la crème of 'barbershop' frags - an absolute gem!

Aug
22
2016
NZFH
NZFH

Ridiculously fond memories associated with this stuff. Have always loved it unconditionally. Heh. Even toying with the idea of buying a bottle again, although it would be a weird sort of time-warp!

Aug
17
2016
sniffmaster
sniffmaster

The notes are well blended resulting in a delicious aroma that triggers emotions and memories.

Aug
17
2016
no-fi
no-fi

Jazz is a competent, classy and very masculine fougere with plenty of earthy greenness. It's a very, very similar scent to Tsar, but Jazz is smoother and less soapy. I happen to like the bracing herbal soapiness of Tsar, but for those who don't, Jazz is a good (but alas, much pricier) option.

Jul
29
2016
aqua_de_la_vita
aqua_de_la_vita

I couldn't agree more with all who call this a classic fougere. A true inspiration that was created by YSL, very similar is Tsar and Safari. I enjoy the late 80's early 90's deep woodsy/warm /spicy blend. There's floral notes of Geranium and the obvious lavender top notes giving to that sharp crisp vib.
Longevity and Silage is a BEAST
Overall,
YSL, when the relaunch of M7, Pour Homme and Jazz I was hopefully that they would very close. Unfortunately these CLASSIC'S and SOPHISTICATED frag's fade away within an hour, not the original version. For those who are interested this classic's do yourself a favor find the orginal version, you will understand why. The original version is still far more complex than anything coming out today. 8/10

Feb
05
2016
CLeeK
CLeeK

My first encounter with Jazz was on my cousins college roommate. I slept in his bed while visiting, and loved the scent since it was all over his sheets. He was handsome and it fit him perfectly. Later on, I bought it for my husband. Made him smell divine and he loved how I would skim my nose along his neck and chest while taking it in. Very sexy. Not loud or overly forward, just simply delicious sexy!

Feb
04
2016
heckoez
heckoez

please someone tell me, is it soapy ? i don't like soapy scent. is it similiar to Safari for Men by Ralph Laurent ? cause i love Safari. but too bad Safari is discontinued in my country, Indonesia...thx

Nov
19
2015
cytherian
cytherian

Indeed, a fresh fougere it certainly is! Must be something with the lime note that works so well.

(My bottle is vintage, with the opaque black & white plastic shell)

This has a lot of notes in common with Tsar. And... well, I do not care for Tsar (too soapy). Jazz is "just right". I thought perhaps I just didn't care for the lavender, coriander, nutmeg, artemisia, and oakmoss accord. But Jazz somehow mixes things up a bit differently. It reminds me a little of Gucci Nobile, a favorite.

The Prestige version is even better, with heaps of sandalwood. But wow... basic Jazz is great too. You can definitely have both in your wardrobe and not feel like you've got duplicates.

Oct
07
2015
danny66
danny66

Im using jazz for 27 years. I loved it when i was 18 years old and the same now.... at 48 years old. Superb fragrance.
Long lasting.

Sep
26
2015
wisconsinboy
wisconsinboy

I began concocting my own perfumes, and all of a sudden, as I was trying one that featured lavender and carnation, I thought "damn, this is that weird note in Jazz". The two flowers fight it out ontop of oakmoss, and from it is born a weird funky skanky smell. I love it. It induces a happy feeling in me.

Sep
06
2015
gedlive
gedlive

Wow, this is a great classic fresh fougere. It is 27 years old and smells so much like a contemporary favorite Tom Ford Noir edt. It is fresh and yet very cozy, well blended. Jazz and Tom Ford Noir edt have the best citrus floral herbal accord opening of any fragrance I have sampled.

I usually don't like sweet fragrances. With Jazz I don't mind the sweetness, with the natural herbs and spices, the sweetness some how gives a nice balance to the notes and excentuates the citrus fruity note.; frst sweet fragrance I like.

It is a jazzy improvisation of old school classic gentlemen's fragrance with the leather and tobaco. Yet the opening feels fresh contemporary. It's a great clash of contrasts, fresh spices with warm notes. I think I'm getting aldehydes in the mid that make the fragrance feel wet vs dry.

This could really be an important benchmark classic. It still holds on to the past , it may have come from fragrances like " Xeryus ", which was popular and proceeded Jazz by a couple years. But then it has that really modern fresh herbal top notes, that you find it later fougers such as Rive Gauche, and the very recent Tom Ford Noir.

TF Noir has more richness in the Oriental base notes but the citrus and fresh spicy opening is the same. I think Tom Ford is a great parfumer, but it seems like he takes old classics and makes them better. Like his Italian Cypress is like Z-14, and now I know where the idea for Noir came from, YSL Jazz.

With the Fall coming soon I was looking for a nice herbal fresh fougere and found TF Noir, now I'm happy to have Jazz for my colection. Its a bit redundant from Noir, and TF Noir is a bit better, and at the same price as vintage Jazz, if you get a good deal on ebay.

I've been wearing vintage YSL Rive Gauche recently and Jazz is so much nicer and more satisfying. Rive Gauche is of the same genre as Jazz fresh spicy fougere, but where Rive Gauche is a bit hollow with nice top notes and mid, Jazz has more complexity and nice woodier base notes that ground the fragrance.

Jazz is really one of the very best of It's genre in the past 30 years. Thank you Tom Ford for bringing it back and making it even better. (Tom Ford Noir edt).

Jazz is a bit more masculine, with tabaco and leather nuances. TF Noir a bit more powdery. I'm referring more to the drydown of both.

Rating: 8.75/10

God bless you. ( John 3:16 )

Sep
04
2015
Kain
Kain

And finally I've found the roots of famous "YSL Rive Gauche". it has the same vibe but fresher and more versatile.
A beautiful and mesmerizing classic fragrance that I quite enjoy smelling it on my skin.

The opening of this fragrance is a fresh and clean kind of smell with good support of spices in the background. they grouped this as "Woody Aromatic" but I believe it's more like an "Aromatic Spicy" fragrance.
The freshness isn't citrusy or fruity like modern fragrances that we can see nowadays. the freshness is based on lavender with only touch of bergamot. the lavender note with help of bergamot giving the scent an aromatic bitter herbal kind of feel that gives the scent a fresh and clean and almost soapy aroma. some spices and very mellow floral notes can be sniffed in this part but not that much.

As time passes and in the mid I'm getting almost the same smell but now the spices are bolder with some woods in the background, a little stronger floral notes and some sweetness to give the scent a little warmth. the whole feeling of the scent is a bitter, herbal, mossy, green, fresh, floral, a little sweet and bold spicy that reminds me of being clean and energized. the smell is very familiar to my nose because I can remember soaps back in 80's and 90's used to smell like this but much more simplistic. that's why this fragrance gives me being clean feel.
It's a great choice if you like classic fragrance and it's spring time. also an amazing choice for when you just did take a shower.
Come out, spray this on your skin and feel 100 of times more clean and refreshed.
Projection is really good and Longevity is around 6 hours on my skin.

بالاخره تونستم ریشه های عطر کلاسیک و برطرفدار "ریو گوچ" از همین برند رو پیدا کنم. این عطر بوش خیلی شبیه به ریو گوچ هست منتها این شاداب تره و قابلیت مصرف بیشتری در طول فصول سال رو داره

رایحه ابتدایی این عطر با یه حس شاداب و گیاهی و کمی تلخ شروع میشه که در کنارش رایه مشخصی از ادویه جات هم قابل حس کردن هستن و البته بوی خیلی ملایمی هم از گلها. حس شاداب عطر مرکباتی یا میوه ای نیست بلکه یه حس شاداب و تلخ گیاهی هست که به خاطر لاوندر ایجاد میشه و البته یه ته بوی ضعیف ترنج که خیلی قوی نیست. لاوندر یا کمک کوچیکی که توسط ترنج میشه یه بوی شاداب و تلخ و گیاهی و کمی ترش بوجود میارن که حس تمیزی و صابونی داره. همونطور که گفتم کمی رایحه ادویه جات و گلها هم حس میشن اما خیلی قوی نیستن

با گذر زمان رایحه عطر تقریبا همونه اما تو این مرحله رایحه های ادویه جات به مراتب قویتر میشن و رایحه گلها هم کمی خودشونو بیشتر نشون میدن و یه ذره هم عطر شیرین و گرم میشه ولی حس کلی عطر همونه. یه بوی گیاهی، سبز، خزه ای، تلخ، شاداب و کمی شیرین که مقدار کاملا مشخصی از ادویه جات هم در کنارشون حس میشه که کمی تلخ تر و سنگین تر و مردانه ترش میکنن. رایحه عطر خیلی برام آشناست چون بوی این عطر منو یاد بوی اون صابونهای قدیمی میندازه. منظوزم این صابون برگردون های مراغه نیست ها. همون صابونهای خوش عطر و سبز رنگ قدیمی که بوشون حس شادابی خاصی به آدم میداد
این عطر یه انتخاب خیلی خوبه اگر اول از همه شما عطرهای کلاسیک دوست دارین و دوما وقتی فصل بهار هستش. البته شخصا معتقدم این عطر یه انتخاب بی نظیره برای وقتیه که شما تازه یه دوش جانانه گرفتین و اومدین بیرون. چند تا اسپری از این به خودتون بزنین و قشنگ 100 برابر حس پر انرژی و شاداب و با طراوت بیشتری رو تجربه کنین
پخش بوی خوبی داره و قشنگ میشه حسش کرد و ماندگاریش هم حدود 6 ساعت روی پوست هست

Mar
13
2015
The_MiBo
The_MiBo

I had a bottle of this many years ago, early 90s. I found it quite unusual and it was probably a bit too mature for me at the time, a spotty teen who overdosed in it! At times over the years I have meant to buy another bottle but never got round to it and then the reformulation/repackaging and it smelt different to what I remembered (not in a good way)

Luckily I found an old style bottle (as pictured above) in a small chemist at a bargain price. Now I am older it smells even better than I remember.

A true classic.

Jan
08
2015
carmillajeddah
carmillajeddah

This is my dad's fav fragrance, and last year I gave another bottle to him as a gift. Everytime I sniff this it's like something new. Fresh, a bit sweet, and dark. I can see why young men in their 20's to 40 and more are wearing it because it's not too heavy, but classy and not old smelling at all. Totally like it.

Dec
29
2015
scotrob
scotrob

My first ever cologne, a Christmas gift when I was 17 and had only lately got into shaving...this is such a good one to start with (I recommend it to teenage wearers) because it's clean, fresh, but with a nice spicy hint that keeps it interesting. If you are looking for a gift for a young man this Christmas then buy this: it has way more class than Brut or Old Spice, is much easier to wear than Kouros and even after 20 or 30 years it does not smell like an old man's Bay Rum cologne. It is also FAR more interesting than the multitude of oceanic, ozonic scents around today and stands out from these in a very classy way.

Dec
21
2014
manos1965
manos1965

It took me 25 years to discover it but better late than never.Fantastic fougere with very good projection and longevity .Ideal for automn and mature man.
Maybe the best fresh fougere ever made.

Nov
07
2014
joenick68
joenick68

Overall a good every day wear cologne.

Oct
01
2014
Ad nauseam
Ad nauseam

Just a short note: YSL Jazz does not remind me of Tsar by Van Cleef and Arpels at all. They are different beasts. Jazz does make me think of the original Halston 101. There is a certain essence that reminds me of metal for some reason. I love Jazz and glad I still have a bottle. I still miss 101.

Edit: 10/01/2014 I get compliments from women in the office on this one. I hear "you smell so good" and "you smell very manly". I like when an attractive woman in the office tells me this and leans in to smell me. Isn't this mostly the reason we wear cologne?!?!

Sep
29
2014
Guapo
Guapo

Still do not understand why YSL stopped producing the original version. This is one of the top brand colognes. A classic.

Jul
10
2014
nariman_89
nariman_89

یکی از بهترین های کلاسیکه بوش عالیه تندو تیز کلاسیک ولی موندگاریش مثل قدیمیاش نیست قدیما جاش پلاستیکی بود ولی الان شیشه ای تولید میشه

May
12
2014
mikedvd5588
mikedvd5588

Similar to Le Male terrible but i prefer this jazz vintage. So relaxing.... feel clean and fresh lavender.. hmmmm

Mar
06
2014
Eddie2082
Eddie2082

My first ever. Loved it.

Jan
02
2014
KBF1982
KBF1982

The vintage version is amazing.

Nov
10
2013
Rafael123456
Rafael123456

Very clean and masculine. There is something quite stylish and dark about this one. It reminds me a smooth 90s gangster type. Remember Andy Garcia's character in Godfather part3 ?? Jazz is something he would wear... One of my all time favorite oldies...

Oct
22
2013
mrobbo0812
mrobbo0812

My dad has had this as long as i've known and i've always liked the smell of it, now my friends (18-20 years old) have started using it and love it as well

Oct
16
2013
Mr.Bobby.N
Mr.Bobby.N

JAZZ is great.

People keep laughing when I tell them i still wear this scent (as though anything that isn't 'new' should be thrown away), but it's precisely why JAZZ (and KOUROS) are going strong decades later... they are perfect 'seminal' scents. They were hits for a reason.

For ALL occasions: work, weddings, summer, winter... really anywhere.

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SILLAGE: average
LONGEVITY: good
SCENT: Excellent
VALUE FOR MONEY: good

OVERALL: 8/10
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Oct
01
2013
karlovonamesti
karlovonamesti

History truly is a guide to the present day.

Released the same year as Cool Water, Jazz is sadly overshadowed these days by its flanker, Live Jazz. I've never tried Live Jazz, and I'm in no hurry to, although one day I certainly will. I wanted to own a bottle of Jazz for one reason, and one reason only: its fans feel much better about it now than they did in 1988. They don't feel that way because of a formula change (it has been reformulated, probably several times), but simply because the general nature of Jazz seemed rather commonplace and perhaps a little dull, back when it was surrounded by similar woody ferns in a decade chock full of woody ferns.

Fast forward to the twenty-first century, after a decade of uninspired Acqua di Gio clones and Cool Water rip-offs, and suddenly this artemisia-based fougere by YSL smells much better, an elegantly mature reiteration of "fresh." It opens with a bright spicy fougere accord, transitions into tobacco, wormwood, nutmeg, cedar, and a handful of other very dusky-smelling things, and ends on a sweet, musky amber, with a nice dab of moss (oakmoss is present in my bottle). Aside from an oddly urinous, slightly unbalanced herbal citrus note on top, I think this fragrance is perfect. I imagine coming back to it is like revisiting the movie Basic Instinct for a lot of guys. It seemed campy and crass the first time around, but today it's stylistically sleek and inspiring. Earthy-spicy fougeres are a part of every man's basic instinct, and there's even a nifty horn section in here.

Jazz is softer and less green than Tsar, but they're kissing cousins. It's good for autumn wear.

May
17
2013
vonMises
vonMises

I love this one, from the harsh opening through the wonderfully smooth development. A successfully balanced fragrance of spicy, woody, and floral accords, tinged with citrus. A perfect accompaniment to any event.

Apr
07
2013
sasha_kosak
sasha_kosak

I've found this fragrance is rather similar to STDupont Pour Homme, especially in the first couple hours of wearing. But than the Jazz formula becomes disbalanced and I start feeling caustic citrus-coniferous notes which are annoying me. I have twofaced feelings to this cologne: good at the morning and awful after lunch. Maybe the cold weather play against me, maybe not...

Feb
19
2013
serars
serars

This is a masterpiece, an art work. The One and Only issue

Jan
04
2013
alepoz84
alepoz84

per i miei gusti una delle migliori fragranze tra quelle di Yves Saint Laurent da uomo...

Dec
14
2012
ilian.evgeniev
ilian.evgeniev

Very good and different.
It is classic for me.

Dec
13
2012
limited Edition
limited Edition

Jazz is my summer vacation by the beach , daytime casual cologne..I need something sharp and crisp as I leave my hotel leaving a trail of class and sophistication from the elevator to the lobby..the opening notes of lavender and corriander give me a burst of energy like no other.

Longevity : 3/5

Sillage : 3/5

Overall : 3/5

Its not what but how you wear it..have fun..

Nov
21
2012
Ce11estion
Ce11estion

I wore this in 1988 until the bottle (white and black plastic zigzag shaped) ran out, I remember it to be citrus sweet fruity and creamy, like a Male version of Gucci Rush. I couldn't imagine anyone wearing it these days as it had such a gimmicky 80's feel to it, even though of course there is a big revival currently.

Nov
20
2012
Guest_Swahili
Guest_Swahili

استعملت هالعطر الجميل وانا في الجامعة بالالفين أتذكر انه رائع وممتع
ثباته اعتقد معقول جدا وريحته ممتازة
وقتها حسيته كبير عن سني شوي لكن لم اجرب استخدامه من جديد

Nov
19
2012
tatagaldino
tatagaldino

The Jazz, brings me back to the early 90s. The floral notes were strange in a masculine scent in Those Years, my mother wore Jazz. She thought it was much more feminine than masculine.
It Has Been proven that Jazz is timeless and conceptual. It is rather a male fragrance. The artemisia cries off and the drydown is wonderful, Jazz is not for anyone. He has class. Refers to the Jazz (musical style), the streets of New Orleans, mild climate, trumpet in the background.
I do not consider "dated," he has class, combines with romantic moments together. Family dinner.
Projection is between moderated and heavy
excellent longevity
A classic from the house Yves Saint Laurent

Oct
04
2012
fuggerone
fuggerone

vintage version a pure explosion of classiness!

Sep
12
2012
mmh6352
mmh6352

Old school warmy, mild spicy and woody notes. Long lasting with good projection.

Aug
20
2012
orestes
orestes

One of my favourite fragrances before refolmulated,im lucky cause i have 2 sealed plastic bottles and one new i use,and i take compliments when i wear it,very foolish decision to reformulated

Aug
17
2012
Zenith
Zenith

Funny story. No one knows precisely where the name Jazz came from, and early on it was spelled Jass. One theory was that it was short for Jasmine, a type of perfume which was almost only worn by working girls in New Orleans with which the early jazz music was closely related. So they played "Jass" in their houses of ill repute until some cheeky kids started scrubbing the "J" off all the ads and drums, hence changing to the Z's.

Thought some people may find that interesting

As to the fragrance, very similar to Tsar, dark herbal notes prefectly suited to cold days and the older gentleman. Not a personal favourite and a little stuffy but not bad at all

Jul
20
2012
oilman
oilman

this stuff is elegant.

Jun
25
2012
Oktaviono
Oktaviono

Love at the first smell !!
Adore it since 1991 with their black & white bottle, until now still my favourite

Jun
23
2012
Guest_ariffshah
Guest_ariffshah

This is my wedding fragrance and i found it in the store again this month. Bought it and smell a bit mild from the old version.

Jun
12
2012
Migalex
Migalex

This is one of the very worst fragrances I ever smelled, and tried it countless times, both on skin and on paper and the result is consistently the same. I wonder how they managed to get such an (extremely) unpleasant scent from such adorable notes like coriander and geranium. That is quite an achievement and I give them that. I wonder why they discontinued live jazz and not this one. Staying power is average, but the scent totally notorious, as I said, unique, I am sure, and quite a masterpiece of creativity and imagination.

Jun
11
2012
Mohamed Abdennour
Mohamed Abdennour

The fragarance though famous , It appears to me not the fragrance sought for a man .The fresh and Vibrant notes of corriander and its association with Geranium ,artemisia, cyprus ,and patchouli were to me nothing but an expression of the paradoxes of a complexe personnality which rounds between white and Black,Fresh and woody ,Clear and sombre,sensibility and power.I think that there would be no clear say on this perfume since it would give me no impression of what it really is ,and as the alternation of unbalanced components meant to convey richness ,encounter and multi ethnicity continue ,it would not reprsent me .

Apr
01
2012
Bigsly
Bigsly

I agree with Luca Turin that this seems timid and overly complex, at least at times. I've only tried the glass bottle with plastic cap, so the original might be different. Jazz is nicely balanced, so if you fear heavy fougeres, you don't have to worry here, as that accord is not pronounced (though it's clearly present). It's not too sweet either. In some ways, it's "a little of this, a little of that," but it didn't get boring. However, it might if I wear it a few times so I'll have to update this review after future wearings. I haven't tried Tsar so I can't compare it to that one. It's hard for me to say what it should be compared to, because it possesses aspects of several "men's" fragrances I've tried. It's definitely not an "80s power" fragrance, though I can understand someone calling it a light version of that kind of scent.

UPDATE: I obtained some of the original, in that white and black plastic bottle, and find it to be really special. It has a kind of delicate intricacy that is missing in the clear glass bottle. The notes really seem to "dance," in a sense, and so the name is appropriate. The newer one is a bit of a dullard who trips over his own feet, but soon sits back down in the corner and doesn't cause disruptions. His conversation is pleasant but unremarkable. Get the original !

Mar
24
2012
ronnie1975
ronnie1975

For me the best YSL, underrated masterpiece
The reformulation is pretty bad though

Mar
24
2012
MrMookie
MrMookie

@DaZed : Your right!
I feel the same way as you describe it if i think about Jazz.
Its one one of the few bottles i always ignore these past months and i own around 24 bottles.
To me its a very sharp citric,harsh,green,bit sour and very dry scent.
My wife dont likes it on me she finds it old smelling.

My positive side on it is that it smells very clean.

I used to think in my memories Jazz in the 90's as a more fruity and jazzy scent with a twist but it is more a scent for a mature conservative politician or counseler in the Washington area.

Its quality for sure NOT that i hate it but im not feeling all "that" when i wear it.

Green,bold,masculine.

Mar
06
2012
oxm
oxm

Today I was able to sniff (finally) Jazz, I was looking for so long, I managed to buy a miniature, now I do not know how long this is around mignon (the package is antiquated) but the liquid is something truly sublime, i remember about 20 years ago i wrote down on a notebook of its ingredients found in a newspaper, and now here he is majestic, aromatic, dry and very elegant remembers opening Safari by Ralph Lauren (bubbly and explosive) right after i get swept by a very noticeable particular that have not been able to identify in the head, but whirls me something Drakkar noir, the persistence is high and the bottom gives me very showy notes of leather that I could feel it in a full-bodied scent that I had years ago Duke of Atkinsons in short I am faced with a scent with many facets, but as a pure diamond filtered sunlight in a sublime way.
sparkling

Feb
03
2012
jBoozy711
jBoozy711

@MrMonkie

i've read it got reformulated ¶=(

i got a five years old Bottle
the vintage one, i love it

if anyBody knows where i can get a vintage version please let me know

Jan
18
2012
D A V A R I
D A V A R I

یک کار قدیمی و خوب
کلاسیک به تمام معنا
کسانی که کارهای کلاسیک استفاده میکنند حتما میپسندند
فقط ورژن جدید تولیدی ماندگاری و پخش بوی سابق را ندارد

A good old
classical sense of all
those things I prefer to use the classic
version, only the former has no odor production and distribution of life

Jan
05
2012
bp
bp

I love this perfume.
It's very cool.
Although he's have a few years, still maintains a very modern style today.
It's a real perfume, in the sense that their longevity and projection are excellent.
I loved having one of these.
Highly recommended.

Dec
13
2011
MrMookie
MrMookie

Very attractive and powerfull frag i had it back in 1990 it brings me good memories! i can here good life from inner city pumping out of the radio again! :-)
Also with a great drydown!
Im gonna buy this one soon as i have a 80's / 90's powerhouse wishlist of frags.

Not many FRESH scents out here today have this mega longevity! its on my skin for a fast 32 hours! still going strong and thats from one wrist spray.

update i bought a bottle and i tried it on a few times but im a bit dissapointed because i think the longevity is a bit fair.
maybe i had another tester?

Dec
05
2011
Contessa01
Contessa01

This is a very sexy scent for a guy to wear. If a guy is wearing this I find myself doing a double take! A classic masculine fragrance from ysl and a personal favourite of mine.

Nov
23
2011
tomerits
tomerits

i got this perfume when i was 11years old,one of the first perfumes that i bought (zigzag black & white bottle)in my life . now in my second bottle, still one of my all time favorite.
more suitable for winter/fall cold night.
my rank 4.5/5.

Nov
23
2011
mynameischarlie
mynameischarlie

I remember way back when I first smelled it I thought it reminded me of Eternity for Women but with a masculine spin. It smells like I thought Eternity for Men would have smelled before I smell the actual Eternity for Men.

Nov
09
2011
jtd
jtd

Jazz is a great illustration of the point that the aromatic fougère of the 70s-80s had reached before Cool Water changed the rules. It has a warm spicy opening (cardamom, cinnamon) that plays against the artemesia that becomes noticeable at the end of the top notes. The artemesia holds strong and seamlessly ushers in the longer-lasting notes that define the heart and base, the coumarin, moss, cedar, tobacco.

Jazz has a major/minor chord interaction that maintains my interest as it unfolds. It’s a bit too blended to be one of the strident fougères like Azzaro pour Homme that preceded it and Troisième Homme that followed it. Still it is an aromatic fougère of the old school and feels warm and enveloping rather than limpid, fresh and sweet/tart like Cool Water.

Where would the aromatic fougère have gone without the ascendance of dyhydromyrcenol? Jazz, while lovely, seems like one of those genealogical lines identified by archeology that became extinct when the faster, more viable predator (Cool Water) was better able to cull its prey, the male herd of the late 80s/early 90s.

Oct
01
2011
jtappenden
jtappenden

As with Fahrenheit,Xeryus & Kouros,this is a highly individualistic fragrance.Happy memories of many good times!

Sep
24
2011
JohnMc
JohnMc

Another great offering from the house of YSL - it never ceases to amaze me how many stellar offerings one house like this can produce. The ingredients and flacon designs are often of the highest quality also. Appealing sweet citrus and musk top notes followed by florals and woods make this a keeper. Not too overpowering like some older scents, the comparison to VC&A 'Tsar' is a pretty good one. Definitely a next buy. Bravo YSL.

Sep
22
2011
krmarich
krmarich

Jazz was the second offering in 1988 for men by YSL in the 1980s with the first being Kouros in 1981. It wasnt as large as Kouros, but then, nothing will ever compare to it. Jazz was still very large and very potent. It was trend setting as well. I rushed out to my local mall and bought some EDT and several bath product that were offered.

I loved the heady florals, yet there was something about the closing that bothered me. I didnt smoke, so it must have been the tobacco. I only noticed this in the heat. Cooler night were just fine! Otherwise, it was a very traditional leathery fougere. Most of the time I would re-spray some before the closing and never notice it. Yes, it easily lasted 18+ hours.

This was one of the last giants from the 80s. Its later reformulation that I picked up in 2007 seemed more quiet. The closing lacked tobacco and contained minimal oakmoss. I was able to track down a vintage for comparison and indeed the changes are there. The original is from a time in my life that I would stay up drinking and dancing until 4AM. I guess the reformulation fits my life now that I am older. When I feel nostalgic, I give my vintage plastic bottle a spray and turn on some Miles Davis.

Sep
19
2011
Heverton
Heverton

Jazz opens up with some spices mixed with a herbal tone making possible to sense an acid aroma which thankfully doesn't last a long time.

After about 5 minutes, bergamot kicks in giving a citric chord to this fragrance which combined with a gorgeous floral heart, makes this a very clean and peaceful fragrance that projects good enough and stays for quite a good time on skin as well.

Sep
08
2011
Lana Lool
Lana Lool

Everytime I spray on some vintage Jazz, I think to myself, "Why don't I wear this more often?!" I love this fragrance. For me, it has the perfect balance of so many ingredients. The artemisis, corriander, and geranium give this a spicy green earthy aroma, and the perfect amount of leather in the base makes this extra special. The sandalwood and cedar anchor this down, though I don't get that much of a floral aroma from this. I have no idea about the new Jazz, and since this is so perfect, I am not in any hurry to find out. This is both discreet and unique...one that I intend to reach for much more often.

Aug
13
2011
ION
ION

I sampled "Jazz" today after I can't say how many years and I think it has been tweaked (one can verify this? even substantially).
I find it better now, less shiny, less "on your face".
I never particularly liked "Jazz" and I am all for the old bottle compared to the glass trasparent one of today (one must admit French knew how to sell their stuff artistically), but this is a quality product from the bottle and packaging to the smell so..
Do give it a "long" try before buying it however, as it might fool you due to its very attractive opening.

Aug
09
2011
Adriana Candiotto
Adriana Candiotto

Woodsy aroma with floral touches and subtle, an interesting blend, manly but I confess that I love to use it, do not feel the sweet side of the shank of the cardomom and tonka, sandalwood are very involved by e cedar, a true classic that transports me to the top of 90 years, but a little nostalgic, fixing and great sillage.

Jul
13
2011
yvankraft
yvankraft

Jazz is magic, makes me feel young and happy...
I love the leather note mixed with the English lavender. Jazz is simple and this simplicity is its very special charm. I don't mean it is weak, it is just not complicated, it is free and and frank... The bottle is very interesting, made in the shape of a double bass fingerboard, black and white like the piano keys, both instruments present in jazz music. Well done Yves Saint Laurent!

Jul
13
2011
lipepimpol
lipepimpol

begins this pungent, bright green and reminded me immediately of the tsar old fellow, with more nutmeg and cinnamon and lavender same.

but it is only the beginning, jazz dry down with a beautiful floral accord perfectly in tune with the aromatics, which here are more elegant.
Tsar while it is more green and seasoned jazz is more bright and floral!
similar finish wood, leather, amber ...
jazz remains bright, but the tsar abuses of patchouli and I do not like it much.

For me jazz is great!
one of the great creations
a timeless classic
worth it!

super silage
super longevity
super fragrance

or 4 thumbs up no doubt!

Jun
08
2011
missan
missan

Got a tester from a lady in a small perfume shop. It´s called Lord John by Lord Hamilton. She said it was a stronger version of Jazz.
I have to test it some more, but it´s very good, and there is a chance she could be right.
missan

May
28
2011
Convict13
Convict13

A present for my man a few years ago, a true classic, certainly not a fragrance for a guy in there 20's I think 35 up it suits more.

Apr
22
2011
mehrdad
mehrdad

عطر شیک و جذابی است وقتی توی بازار عطر لانچ شد تمام رقبا را کنار زد و تا چندین سال بر اریکه سلطنت روایح خوش تکیه زده بود و اگر حمله و لشگر کشی تکنولوژی ساختن عطر و ادکلن به صورت فله ای و با کمک کامپیوتر و بال و پائین بردن اسانسها نبود که اینهمه کار روانه بازار کند آقای جاز همچنان میتوانست مقام خود را داشته باشد اما چه توان کرد که هر کس و هر چیز چند روزی نوبت اوست!
مردانه
خاص
با دوام
پخش بوی خوب
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مورد علاقه خانمها

JAZZ - EAU DE TOILETTE

Natural Spray PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
A pulsating and lively fragrance. A spontaneous and well-paced trail.

The world of jazz music with its jazz cellars where one dances and drinks ‘till early morning evokes the Paris of an era and a generation longing for liberty and joie de vivre.

Size: 50 ml , 100 ml

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Mar
09
2011
Mushroomfat
Mushroomfat

Oh that's much better! I tried Jazz Live and hated it! So citrusy it burned my face.
But this classic lil party boy blows it away.
I will say that the bergamot overthrows the floral notes a bit, they're now obsolete, but it is softened by them and not too overpowering like the lemon in Jazz Live.

I think melon might have been a softer option for this scent that wouldn't have overthrown the florals, but thats just my opinion.

The spices are used with fun in mind, and the woods are used liberally and heartfelt.
Although I find this smell a lil tang on my own skin, so cannot justify wearing it, I would think it a good party scent for lighter skinned boys, off you go dancing with this one, k.
It's a very nice fragrance, but my nose couldn't enjoy it on, I know these scents and they give me headaches.

Go after it

Feb
28
2011
missan
missan

A bought a 100ml tester recently, dont´t know how old it is. It is a little different from the normal Jazz I have though. When wearing it I always feel that this is the best cologne there is.

Feb
27
2011
knightlore
knightlore

Jazz, with a hint of Kouros.....

Dec
22
2010
cartman_
cartman_

to me, some part of this scent smilar to ''BY Man dolce&gabbana''....

jazz realy grand scent, high 5/5

Oct
31
2010
adrianocgo
adrianocgo

Powerful! I love this scent! For all ocasions, except warm days. Sillage 10, fragrance 10, longevity 10.

Oct
20
2010
guest_Jazz is good, Tsar rules!
guest_Jazz is good, Tsar rules!

I appreciate the class and beauty of this fragrance, however, I honestly like Tsar (original formula) much better. They are somewhat similar, but Tsar is more alluring and enticing to the opposite sex.
I still enjoy Jazz for the well made scent that it is, but
I'll wear Tsar when I need to make a favorable impression!

Aug
30
2010
MartinVain
MartinVain

Its rather funny how i came across this fragrance, Ive been in love with a popular Japanese BL manga by the name of Jazz. The entire love story was based around this fragrance. At first i didn't believe the fragrance was real till i looked it up. I just ordered it online and should be getting it soon, i hope it can sweep me off my feet like the manga. And reading all your reviews lets hope i like it. Im a youngster when it come to classics.

Jul
17
2010
guest_Ahmad
guest_Ahmad

great scent which remains all time great

Jul
07
2010
guest_Aldo
guest_Aldo

This morning I got out the shower and asked my wife, what am I going to wear when they discontinue jazz and replace it with some new punk smelling "up to date" fragrance which has flooded the markets over the last 10 years?
Every single day I am asked by numerous people, what's that fantastic fragrance you are wearing? Even 14 hours into the day. Value for money, you will never replace this type of product. It's like the old cars, strong and solid! I hope and pray it's always available :)

Apr
11
2010
eilismaireg
eilismaireg

Well, guys, if any of you were teens/20's in the 80's I bet you wore this stuff.. and snogged a girl like me who loved it too!! A fab smell which brings back memories of discos and pubs filled with guys bathed in Jazz! I must smell it again, actually...

Mar
09
2010
RobbieX
RobbieX

A real man's cologne an "old school" classic! Similar to Tsar. Jazz has a bitter citrus start but then it's fresh clean and long lasting. One of the best - well, it is YSL after all!

Feb
27
2010
missan
missan

A wonderful fresh more classic cologne.
In the same class as Allure Homme, but a little less sweet, more flowery. Very long lasting.
Update: It doesn´t get much better than this.

Dec
21
2009
JeanMaurice
JeanMaurice

It'a one of the best of the 80's. Only for that I have to give a good note. It's spicy, flowery, woodsy... An all in one fragrance, well made YSL.


3.5/5

Dec
09
2009
lade_di
lade_di

i totally agree with cinslot, this is a real "woah" smell. A smell where, when you pass a guy wearing this you have to take a second look, not at the guy at the guy wearing that scent. You you tell when someone is wearing jazz.

Nov
13
2009
instantjim
instantjim

I find this one very fresh. The lavender is most prominent at first balanced with sweet citrus. Spices and musk are there as well. This is nowhere near as "in your face" as fragrances like Paco Rabanne, Kouros and the like. It doesn't strike me as particularly woody. There's something really classy about Jazz, it lasts well but does not overpower.

Aug
18
2009
Cassiano
Cassiano

Another cologne that brings me back to college days, in the middle of 90’s, that was fashion, even before that time, when the bottle was still plastic and mimicked the keys of a piano.

Jazz is an exquisite scent, masculine and elegant, which contains notes of spices, in its output, making it very strong and pungent, if too much applied. At 1st sight, we've got nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom and lavender, notes that are usually used in the areas of heart and base of many men's fragrances. We also have anise, bergamot and basil. In the heart of the fragrance, carnation, iris, jasmine and geranium, flowers that can be extremely masculine, according to the nuance that is applied in their extraction. Finally, oakmoss, tonka bean, sandalwood, cedar, tobacco and leather. Do I need to say something else?

The result, obviously, is a floral-spicy aroma, which is strong and has a base able to stand for hours without losing the crabs.
On my skin, I can't even use a lot because, rather than being a success, becomes an aroma that reminds me "smoke spiritual roller" and I really don't dig. But, applied discreetly, is wonderful!

Jan
30
2009
m_pooka
m_pooka

I used to wear it when I was younger. Nowadays I don't believe it suits me anymore. Maybe because I'm older, maybe because it is too 1980's in my mind.
Although I agree it's fresh and romantic in some way, you can really get tired of it real fast.

Nov
19
2008
perryforever
perryforever

I'm a woman and I used to wear this. Because it's got a fresh citrus aroma on it's top notes I loved it. Better than the (present) Samsara I took back to get it!!

Oct
29
2008
knightz
knightz

I really tried to like Jazz. I have even put it away for a couple of months to try later on my skin. Jazz has something very sour to my nose in it. It is cloying very quickly and I want to wash it off. I get lots of florals, but something in there puts me off. Possibly the Artemisia is what doesn't seem to belong in the mix. It seems this sour note is the only thing keeping this one masculin. Without the offending note I think I would like the floral scent, on a woman.

I didn't give up on YSL after Jazz, I also blindly bought Opium pour Homme EDP strength and it's one of the best ever.

Aug
08
2008
Abbas
Abbas

Fresh and romantic fragrence for men,im using from 1992 its still new and cool.

Jul
15
2008

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