Completely agree. I personally need a fresh/clean/generic daily scent since most days I am not in a specific mood for a dramatic perfume.
Strangely enough, I had a difficult time finding a generic fragrance while avoiding notes that annoy me, but I finally figured it out yesterday, and now my "fragrance wardrobe" feels complete. I layer Black Opium Floral Shock (kind of a cheap-looking bottle) for a slight vanilla-floral hit + my aforementioned Burberry Beat EDT for the cardamom-green tea scent. These both have mediocre reviews online, whatever.
Anything overly musky turns me off. Anything too linearly citrus/soapy can smell like cleaning product. The latest trend in "women's fragrances" are supersweet gourmands and I can't wear them. I mean, sugarbomb (Flowerbomb), nutbomb (La Vie Est Belle & flankers = praline/hazelnut, Poison Girl = almond), caramels/toffees, various berrybombs. They all smell really nice when I catch a temporary whiff from testing or a person walking by...but to be surrounded by a cloud for hours is like having a single dominating flavour stuck on my tongue for hours--I quickly want a change or to simply return to neutral.
I don't know what YSL Y smells like, but I just took a peek at its notes - it looks like it's quite complex, it was created by a highly respected perfumer working solo (Dominique Ropion), and it has a low score. And pretty much every note listed is something that smells good. Wouldn't worry about the reviews.