Negative Reviews of La Nuit de L'Homme Bleu Électrique 
Yves Saint Laurent (2021)

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La Nuit de L'Homme Bleu Électrique by Yves Saint Laurent

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Reviews of La Nuit de L'Homme Bleu Électrique by Yves Saint Laurent

So we're expected to believe that L'Oreal actually revived the beastmode OG LNDL only to kill it off after a few weeks and only sell it in Frankfurt airport duty free? This is idiotic guys, come on. Don't indulge L'Oreal like this.

La Nuit de L'Homme Bleu Électrique (2021) epitomizes the ultimate fast-fashion trend-obssessed blink-and-you-miss-it cash-grab that L'Oréal has turned the once-great Parfums Yves Saint Laurent into, and the fact they do so with zero shame and suckers keep falling for it is frankly depressing. Yes, this is going to be another review bashing the FragBros, so move onto the next if you're one of them or just tired of hearing it. For starters, only the relevance and popularity-warped numpties that inhabit the online fragrance community space could possibly have the vapidity to turn such a rote and boring exercise in remix and repackage into such a legendary "hypebeast", that now commands nearly $300 on the aftermarket and will probably command more than that later on, all because of unsubtantiated claims this smells more like the original La Nuit de L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (2009) than the original. Think about that statement for a moment; this smells more like the original than the original. How is that even possible? I won't get into it here, but combine that jughead oversexed jock logic with the usual fear of missing out panic that drives up interest in a fragrance only after its too late, and this stuff is already ascendant godhead amongst the moronic compliment crusaders.

What you actually get here in Bleu Électrique is nearly the same thing you got in La Nuit de L'Homme Eau Électrique by Yves Saint Laurent (2017), that came and went five years earlier. Three perfumers tackled that one, including Dominique Ropion, Ann Flipo, and Juliette Karaguezoglou; but with Bleu Électrique, only Ropion returns to make quick work. In a nutshell, the older Électrique was a blue and fruity take on the original La Nuit de L'Homme DNA, being a midway point between it and the original L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (2006). Bleu Électrique trims some of that fat, being more like the original La Nuit de L'Homme, amd focusing on the spicy-sweet lavender and cardamom over tonka that defined the 2009 best-seller. There is a little bit extra fruitiness and some aquatic tones, borrowing ambroxan "shower gel" vibes from many other popular "blue" fragrances, and even a few nods to the Axe/Lynx range.The biggest change here is probably the additional woods and vetiver in the base, making Bleu Électrique a bit drier in the finish. Performance is somehow piss-poor though, and you'll love it for all of 30 minutes then wonder where it went, seriously. Lasting about 4 hours as a skin scent, maybe this was designed to be a lighter and less club-oriented option, like the chill room equivalent to the original's dance floor, but I don't know. Best use is whenever, as this is fairly year-round.

As is now standard practice for L'Oréal, this flanker was viciously discontinued after only a year of sales, and was not announced as a limited-run product, either. La Nuit de L'Homme Bleu Électrique came and went like the legions of other La Nuit de L'Homme and L'Homme flankers did, and had a year-to-year lease on life that it failed to renew after just a single year. Others may have gone to two, three, or in the case of L'Homme Ultime (2016), nearly four years; but all eventualy failed to make the crazy-high sales goals these fragrances are expected to meet, and was mercilessly murdered before anyone even figured out it was there on the shelf at all. Considering it was a re-tread of a re-tread, I can't say I'll miss it, although this extreme in-the-moment shortsightedness is a feature, not a bug, of the L'Oréal machine. Loyal fans are pressured to "grab it now before it's gone" even if what they grab is something redressed and altered very little from what it replaces, and the utter numbskull claptrap about this being "beastmode", or some legendary misunderstood mansause masterpiece that was too good for this world just makes me want to rip my hair out. This is warmed-over drivel, and if you get suckered into paying a scalper's price for a fragrance that is 95% the same as the original La Nuit de L'Homme, I have no sympathy or pity. Thumbs down

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