Yves Saint Laurent Y Ancillaries Range

A massive thank you to Roisin Tierney Crowe from L’Oreal Ireland for sending me some of the brand new YSL Y ancillaries range to try. I reviewed the YSL Y fragrance in Man About Town (my column in the Limerick Leader) a year ago having been given a tester bottle and it’s still one of my go to morning/workday fragrances. Yves Saint Laurent are now launching a brand new collection of products to compliment YSL Y and I’ve been lucky enough to try a few of them. I was sent an after-shave lotion and balm and a shower gel.


The after-shave lotion is different to your average messy splash on aftershave lotion because it’s a spray on. You activate the ingrediants by tapping it after spraying it on. It’s light and soothing and smells great.


The balm focuses on the top notes of YSL Y the fragrance. It’s creamy, moisturising, not too heavy and absorbs easily into your skin.


The shower gel also smells like the fragrance and leaves a subtle scent of it on your skin after use.


I’m always open to trying new grooming products but I’ll admit that I usually revert back to my usual products after a little while. These YSL products have forced their way into my daily routine which should give you an idea of how much I liked them. The YSL Y ancillaries range are available nationwide from the 23rd of May.


Patrick McLoughney