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7 Nov 2014

Black Opium by YSL



This perfume has plagued me for two weeks. As nice as the scent is I had a wicked sense of déjà vu - just where had I met this fragrance before?


Today I had the light bulb moment and finally worked it out.  If Diesel Loverdose toned down it’s licorice note you would get this, Opium Black. It’s warm, vanilla-laden and one of those perfumes that warms up a bleak day.

To say that this is a unique offering from YSL would be a total lie. To me this is an uber-commercial perfume that has been carefully crafted to appeal to the masses. It has almost no connection to the parent perfume that it’s named after and instead has a closer resemblance to the aforementioned dupe and Lancome’s La Vie Est Belle.

Officially coffee is the dominant note with pink pepper, orange blossom vanilla, patchouli and cedar in supporting role. I get a sweet kick in the nose with sugary vanilla, which dries down to something with a hint of spice.

So far, so generic.

Well yes but I don’t even care that this is similar to a whole family of other fragrances. There is something really yummy – yes, yummy - about Black Opium.  It’s incredibly warming, mood elevating and a real people pleaser. I like it a lot. Although perhaps not as much as the girl in the ad: 



I think this works well on women but would also possibly smell amazing on a man, especially if he is the kind of chap already open to fragrances like Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb. And as a very seasonally appropriate perfume I think this will be a strong contender as a Christmas stocking filler. 

What do you think of Black Opium? 

20 comments

  1. This is such a stunning perfume that is most definitely on my wishlist. I know I shouldn't say this but I love the packaging too!x

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  2. I just had to have a sniff of this one, its so divine. The packaging is a amazing too :) xx
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  4. I've tried it and have to say that it's one of my favourite fragrances! I love it!
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  5. I bought this when it first came out & LOVE IT! It's now my favourite fragrance, can't stop wearing it!
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  6. I had this on my Christmas wishlist even though I haven't had a sniff of it but I was hoping it would be a lot like Opium so now I'm not sure...I might pop into Areej and inhale it a little to see if it still holds it's wishlist spot! I have heard such good things about it so I am hopeful :)

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  7. Love this perfume, I wanted for Xmas ! I'm in love with the smell

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  8. Ohh , I'm a huge perfume admirer!! Lovely scent!
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  9. i tested it last week when it finally came to our stores and it was immediately added to my christmas wishlist.

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  10. Sounds worth to smell at it :)

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  11. I litterally love this fragrance

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