YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum

10 February 2015

YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum review
YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum review
YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum review

DARK, MYSTERIOUS & SEXY

Oh my, say hello to my new signature scent. I had read that black coffee was one of the notes and coffee isn't a pleasant scent for me (I don't like coffee in general) but was intrigued as to how it comes together. I had the chance to sniff it when I had spare time whilst visiting Nottingham. Instantly fell in love with it's alluring, gourmand fragrance. If the black coffee note wasn't there, the perfume would have generic sweet, floral, oriental smell but instead, the coffee gives it a warm and spicy kick. Once the scent has settled, you can definitely smell the vanilla base note coming through, enveloping the other notes.

Here are the full notes:
Top notes: pink pepper, orange blossom, pear.
Middle notes: coffee, jasmine.
Base notes: vanilla, patchouli, cedar.

I would definitely consider the concoction as edgy, dark, mysterious and sexy, perfect for the night. It is also suitable for day wear. I spray this in the morning then throughout the day, I get whiffs of it and ah, intoxicating. After working an 8 hour shift, it still lingers on my skin. The lasting power had surprised me. This is the first perfume that makes me feel good about myself. Maybe it's a psychological effect but I feel more confident when I wear this. The packaging is lush. It has that glam rock look, standing out from my white furnishing.

I will definitely be repurchasing this. It's an upgrade from my previous perfume, Nina Ricci - Ricci Ricci. Next time, it'll be the 90ml (£80.50) instead of the 50ml. There is a 30ml for £43.50. It definitely is on the pricey side but hey, love makes you do crazy things. I've never smelt the original opium fragrance so I cannot compare. If you like a sweet, floral, oriental scent with a warm and spicy kick, this is the one for you. This is also one for the vanilla fans.

Have you tried any YSL perfumes?

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35 comments

  1. wow ! I don't know if a lot of brands are working to come out with new fragrances with really unique notes in them or what, but this one sounds lovely! Who would have thought of coffee as a note? It sounds amazing, though and I love the other notes in as well. I will have to stop by a counter and give this a smell haha - thanks for this!

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  2. I love the smell of this perfume, its a much more modern take on the old opium which reminds me of my Nana who used to wear it a lot! I love the YSL Elle perfume.

    Laura xxx
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  3. No I havent´t.
    The scent mixture sounds quite interesting.

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  4. I keep meaning to go and try this in Debenhams - it sounds amazing and I love coffee!

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  5. I adore Black Opium! I don't have the fragrance but I use the Black Opium scented candles in my apartment and it is insanely... evening-ready. Hahahahaha GOD oops xx

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  6. I absolutely love this and really want to get my hands on it, it is so so lovely x

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  7. YSL has always been a favorite, and this seems like a winner too. GIGLove
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  8. The packaging is really lush and the sound of scent from your words feels tempting :)
    GlamupGirls

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  9. Wow, I really love the bottle but I have a 'thing' for perfume bottles. I'll have to try it out when I next see it. I've never tried YSL perfumes before but one of my friends wear them all the time.

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  10. First, you're the only person i "know" to admit slight hesitation towards the smell of coffee! second, ahhh i want to try that because it's coffee! Haha

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  11. I got this perfume for Christmas and love it. Such a warm and sexy scent. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  12. the packaging and the name of the product doesn't excite me. but maybe the coffee might wake me up hahahah
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  13. i am a perfume lover this is so good hope to enter in my ongoing giveaway here http://shizasblog.blogspot.com

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  14. <3333 such great post!
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  15. Oh man, I keep seeing posts about this perfume and it sounds beautiful, I'm going to have to track down a tester and have a sniff! :)

    Jess xo
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  16. When I first smelled it in the store I couldn't walk out with out it. It so good! <3

    Laura
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  17. The container looks unique :D
    Never seen it before :D
    Looks tempting xD
    Thanks for sharing <3

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  18. This looks so amazing I want to try it!

    XO, Rachel

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  19. I've heard so many great things about this but I am yet to smell it, sounds so good! xxx

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  20. I've not tried any of their perfumes, but this is another perfume that has awesome packaging! x
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  21. YSL Elle, is one of my favourites. I havent tried any other YSL perfumes but like the sound of this one and the bottle. KBxx

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  22. the bottle is amazingly gorgeous! and i find the scents you listed interesting. i cannot imagine how all those scents can come together.

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  23. Sounds great and I love the look of the botle. I have to try it out. :)

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  24. Coffee in mid note sounds amazing. Lately I am fascinated with Etat Libre D'Orange selection; they have very unusual perfumes.

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  25. the packaging and the theme is so match. i dont surprise anymore to see the cost so much more for ysl parfume. XD

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  26. The new fragrance?I wonder how it scent .black and sexy with mystery ... Love the concept
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  27. The packaging is so mysterious and cool. Would love to try out the scent! =)

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  28. loving the bottle but the scent not really for me i guess...too sharp!

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  29. What beautiful packaging, so stunning. I love Opium but haven't tried Black Opium - Sounds divine! <3 GIGLove

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  30. I love its notes and I think it would be perfect for first date :) Will add a mysterious touch don't you think? GIG love :)

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  31. I smelled it at duty free sometime back and I love it... Looking forward to try it out. Thanks for sharing x

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