Y is tranquil and elegant, when you wear this fragrance, people notice YOU and not your fragrance. Jean Amic created Y, Yves Saint Laurent’s first fragrance that was released in 1964. "Y" is both the first letter of Yves’ first name and also the French word that means “it” or “here". Wearing Y is like a silky moss, a green band around the wrist. Y has the same mixture of spring flowers and oak moss as Balmain Vent Vert, but is gentler and with less wake effect. Y is less turbulent and persistent.