Colognes Similar To L'Homme Ultime Yves Saint Laurent

Written By Easmin Akter

I fell in love with L’Homme Ultime by Yves Saint Laurent, after smelling it on my husband for the first time. It was his signature scent for years.

But this YSL gem is hard to come by these days, as it has been discontinued recently.

So, for my husband, I searched for some fragrances that give an identical YSL L’Homme Ultime vibe.colognes-similar-to-lhomme-ultime-yves-saint-laurent

In this article, I will present these L’Homme Ultime smell-alikes in case you need them too.

So, join me!

What Does L’Homme Ultime Yves Saint Laurent Smell Like?

L’Homme Ultime by Yves Saint Laurent smells elegant and addictive with an intense, floral woody composition. The cologne nicely develops into a fresh floral core from a spicy, citrusy blast at the top. Finally, cedar and vetiver add a masculine sensuality to it.

With these well-blended accords, YSL L’Homme Ultime stays up for around 9 hours with moderate sillage.

Now, let’s take a look at the whole note profile of Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Ultime:

Top Notes: Ginger, Grapefruit, Cardamom, Bergamot

Middle Notes: Rose, Sage, Geranium, Apple

Base Notes: Cedar, Vetiver, Cashmere Wood

I got intrigued by a vibrant grapefruit aroma spiced with ginger and cardamom as soon as I sprayed this cologne.

Gradually, its core enticed me by bringing in the natural sensuality of rose, in a masculine way. Meanwhile, sage and geranium further enrich the floral heart with their aromatic freshness.

The aroma dries down, leaving behind a dense woody base with prominent cedar, that somewhat reflects the magnetism and elegance of a modern man.

Overall, L’Homme Ultime smells so nice that you can definitely add this YSL gem to your summer and spring collection.

However, if you can’t find this cologne near you or need more budget-friendly options, check out the alternatives given in the next part.

What Colognes Smell Similar To L’Homme Ultime Yves Saint Laurent?

Since its release in 2016, L’Homme Ultime has been one of the most sought-after YSL cologne. Due to its addictive aura and massive popularity, you’ll find several fragrances with similar scent profiles.

And among all these smell-alikes, I’ve listed only the finest ones for you.

So, let’s check out the perfect L’Homme Ultime YSL alternatives:

1. Azzaro Pour Homme Ginger Lover


Notes: Ginger, Lime, Vetiver

Just like the YSL L’Homme Ultime, Azzaro Pour Homme Ginger Lover is a fresh, zesty, woody cologne. With an invigorating, clean, and well-blended composition, this fragrance came to the market in 2019.

Azzaro Pour Homme Ginger Lover opens with a pronounced yet pleasant fizzy, spicy ginger aroma. But it never becomes too spicy, as lime is there to balance it out through its vibrant, citrusy tone.

The intense ginger aroma mellows down with time and gradually turns soft, sweet, and slightly earthy towards the core. During the transitions, it smells like a refreshing ginger ale to me.

The dry-down is not as woody as YSL L’Homme Ultime, but it still smells decently woody and masculine, with a nice touch of vetiver.

Anyway, my husband got around 6 hours of longevity and gentle sillage from this cologne. So, this would be a brilliant pick if you’re looking for something inexpensive yet seductive for summer.

When To Wear

The candied, spicy ginger aroma of Azzaro Pour Homme Ginger Lover works nicely as a casual or daily scent for the warmer months. However, I prefer it more on summer vacations, beach parties, or warm romantic evenings.

Why Should You Buy

  • Pleasant and refreshing ginger aroma.
  • Subtle green, fruity undertone.
  • Mesmerizing woody twist.
  • Versatile and addictive composition.
  • Less expensive than YSL L’Homme Ultime.

2. Declaration d’Un Soir Cartier


Top Notes: Back Pepper, Cardamom, Caraway

Middle Notes: Rose, Nutmeg

Base Note: Sandalwood

In case you don’t like intense, citrusy ginger spiciness, Declaration d’Un Soir by Cartier would be a better YSL L’Homme Ultime dupe for you.

Much like the YSL one, this fragrance reflects the powerful and, at the same time, delicate characteristics of men. It opens with a fresh peppery, cardamom aroma. Even without any citruses at the top, the opening will give you a fresh and energetic feel.

In the core, a rich, fresh, and fabulously masculine rose aroma will soothe your nerves. To enrich the rosy smoothness even more, nutmeg begins to emit its spicy, powdery sensation within a few moments.

Upon the dry-down, you’ll feel a smooth, sophisticated, and extremely addictive sandalwood aroma, surrounded by some delicate rose nuances.

And the best thing is, this cologne offers 12 hours of longevity with strong sillage and projection at a reasonable price range.

When To Wear

You can enjoy the fresh, spicy, woody aroma of Declaration d’Un Soir any time of the year. However, I prefer it more on casual or romantic occasions in the summer and spring.

Why Should You Buy

  • Cheaper YSL L’Homme Ultime substitute.
  • Very long-lasting.
  • Impressive projection.
  • Incredibly versatile.

3. Ultimate Rendezvous The Dua Brand


Top Notes: Ginger, Grapefruit, Cardamom, Bergamot

Middle Notes: Rose, Sage, Geranium, Apple

Base Notes: Cedar Wood, Vetiver, Cashmere Wood

Wanna feel the luxurious freshness of L’Homme Ultime, but have a small budget? Go for Ultimate Rendezvous by The Dua Brand without thinking too much.

Among all the available clones, Ultimate Rendezvous is the only one that perfectly replicates the woody, floral tone of L’Homme Ultime.

Its bright, spicy, zesty opening will lighten your mood, the moment you try this brilliant composition. Well, despite being a replica, this cologne will give you a stronger citrusy, ginger experience.

With a powerful rose, geranium blend, the core smells rich, fresh, and enticing. It’s the subtle sweet, fruity touch of apple and herbal sage that takes the core freshness to another level.

The aroma finally settles with a woody, musky base that smells both mature and fresh with vetiver and cedar wood.

Also, this irresistible fragrance stays on the skin for more than 10 hours with moderate sillage.

When To Wear

With an adaptable aroma, Ultimate Rendezvous smells gorgeous in both warm and cold seasons. Though you can wear it on any occasion, I find it best suited as a signature formal summer scent.

Why Should You Buy

  • Closest-smelling L’Homme Ultime dupe.
  • Stronger and a bit sharper than the OG.
  • Long-lasting and luxurious cologne.
  • It will bring you some lustful compliments.
  • Girls find this scent utterly addictive.
  • Mind-blowing projection.

4. L’Homme Yves Saint Laurent


Top Notes: Ginger, Bergamot, Lemon

Middle Notes: Spices, Violet Leaf, White Pepper, Basil

Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Cedar, Tahitian Vetiver

Being the original from the line, YSL L’Homme carries a fresh, spicy, woody DNA very similar to its flanker L’Homme Ultime. The 2006 release, L’Homme is actually fresher, smokier, and a lot more captivating than the Ultime version.

This cologne also opens with a strikingly citrusy grapefruit, ginger mix, but without any tingling spiciness. Its opening will simply freshen you up with a vibrant, juicy, citrusy aroma.

Then in the heart, white pepper and other spicy accords add a bit of warm, racy sensuality to it. Meanwhile, basil and violet bring in a clean, herbal quality.

In the end, vetiver and tonka bean create a smoky, vanillic vibe that goes nicely with the smooth woodiness of cedar. Overall, the dry-down will give you a seductive and classy masculine feel.

YSL L’Homme is much more affordable than its recent Ultime version. But, it lasts only for 6 hours with a mild sillage.

I still find this cologne perfect as a daily summer fragrance. However, for more options, try out longer-lasting colognes similar to YSL L’Homme.

When To Wear

You can use YSL L’Homme on any kind of occasion throughout the year, as its fresh, woody, aroma nicely adapts to any weather setting. You can wear it to church, office, weddings, and even while meeting your partner’s parents.

Why Should You Buy

  • Refreshing and elegant aroma.
  • Invigorating spicy tone.
  • More masculine than L’Homme Ultime.
  • Budget-friendly price.
  • Impressively versatile.

5. Super Cedar Byredo


Top Note: Rose

Middle Note: Virginian Cedar

Base Notes: Haitian Vetiver and Musk

Super Cedar by Byredo will be the best substitute if you wanna enjoy the woody, floral richness of L’Homme Ultime more potently.

In the first whiff, this cologne presents a fresh, clean, mystic rose aroma that will instantly uplift your mood.

After a few minutes, the core appears with a buttery smooth, woody cedar aroma. Along with a fresh, floral undertone, the cedar note gives an elegant masculine vibe even in the dry-down.

The base also emits a musky, fresh, earthy tone of Haitian vetiver and musk.

Besides, its light, woody scent trail lasts on the skin for about 7 hours. I also get a gentle projection from this gorgeous Byredo scent.

However, it’s exceedingly pricey. So, only go for this option, when you need a super premium replacement for YSL L’Homme Ultime.

When To Wear

Whether it’s summer, spring, or fall, Super Cedar Byredo can make you smell fresh and classy throughout the year. However, it develops better when the days are warmer and cleaner.

Why Should You Buy

  • Classy, woody, and playful aroma.
  • Perfect for hot weather.
  • Can be your ideal signature scent.
  • Smooth woody, masculine facets.
  • Attractive and versatile scent.
  • High-end dupe for YSL L’Homme Ultime.

6. Amyris Homme Maison Francis Kurkdjian


Top Notes: Sicilian Mandarin, Rosemary

Middle Notes: Amyris, Iris, Milk Chocolate, Coconut, Coffee

Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Agarwood (Oud)

I’m gonna summarize the list with one of the best smelling Maison Francis Kurkdjian cologne, Amyris Homme. With Francis Kurkdjian’s brilliant formulation, this fragrance came to the limelight in 2012.

Well, MFK Amyris Homme may differ in notes but offers a fresh, woody, musky DNA, very comparable to YSL L’Homme Ultime.

Instead of grapefruit, Sicilian orange gives this fragrance an uplifting, zesty start. Meanwhile, rosemary emits a minty, green aroma to make the opening even more appealing.

Then in the core, I got a unique, fresh piney sensation of amyris. It further creates a sophisticated ambiance after mingling with the powdery floral tone of the iris.

Though chocolate and coconut are listed in the profile, I couldn’t detect them when I tried it.

However, after an hour, the aroma starts to settle down. Agarwood gives the dry-down a classy, woody, manly feel, while tonka bean makes it sophisticated.

When To Wear

The balanced, powdery, fresh tone of MFK Amyris Homme works perfectly with any formal or special occasion in the spring, summer, or fall.

Why Should You Buy

  • Extremely luxurious aroma.
  • It will make you smell rich and alluring.
  • Smooth, woody, aromatic composition.
  • Unique and upscale designer scent.
  • Over 9 hours of longevity.
  • Good sillage.
  • Brings in compliments.

Goodbye Thoughts

If you want to feel classy and attractive throughout the year, all the L’Homme Ultime YSL dupes here are ideal. They offer the same aroma along with some added invigorating facets.

So, when you can’t get the original or seek a more unique aura, choose one from the list.

Until then, take care!

About The Author
Easmin’s journey into the universe of fragrances began at a very young age. In the beginning, it was just some kinda fascination over gorgeous-smelling fragrances. But, without her knowing, it evolved into an all-encompassing passion as time went by. And now, she loves to collect meticulously curated fragrances from around the globe.

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