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YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum


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

YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum 50ml: £62.00


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 a 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?

35 comments so far.

35 responses to “YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum”

  1. Storybook Apothecary says:

    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. WhatLauraLoves says:

    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

  3. Paola Cioppi says:

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


  4. Hayley Warren says:

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

  5. Angeline Lee says:

    This sounds so sexy!!

  6. Michelle / Daisybutter says:

    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

  7. beautyqueenuk says:

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

  8. Heena Shah-Dhedhi says:

    YSL has always been a favorite, and this seems like a winner too. GIGLove
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  9. Zubaida Rasool says:

    The packaging is really lush and the sound of scent from your words feels tempting 🙂

  10. Leeshastarr says:

    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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  11. Kumiko Mae says:

    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

  12. R Burden says:

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

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  13. Popiah Cher says:

    the packaging and the name of the product doesn't excite me. but maybe the coffee might wake me up hahahah

  14. Esha says:

    Omg! I need this!


    This perfume smells divine. I love it! X


  16. shiza bblogger says:

    i am a perfume lover this is so good hope to enter in my ongoing giveaway here http://shizasblog.blogspot.com

  17. Karolina Gespucci says:

    <3333 such great post!

  18. Jess | Just Jesss says:

    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

  19. Laura - Alagoz says:

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

    Pink Frenzy

  20. jessica ie says:

    The container looks unique 😀
    Never seen it before 😀
    Looks tempting xD
    Thanks for sharing <3


  21. Rachel Razo says:

    This looks so amazing I want to try it!

    XO, Rachel

  22. Charli Bruce says:

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

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

  23. Isabella Tang says:

    I've not tried any of their perfumes, but this is another perfume that has awesome packaging! x
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  24. Karis Brelsford says:

    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


  25. Michelle K says:

    I have this, it's a gorgeous fragrance xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

  26. Mia Foo says:

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

  27. Sounds great and I love the look of the botle. I have to try it out. 🙂

  28. Agata Pokutycka says:

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

  29. Maria Clara Novita Kusumahati says:

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

  30. Miss Ika says:

    The new fragrance?I wonder how it scent .black and sexy with mystery … Love the concept
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  31. ♥Sarah♥ says:

    The packaging is so mysterious and cool. Would love to try out the scent! =)

  32. Cindy Tong says:

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

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

  34. Khushboo Motihar says:

    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 🙂

  35. Sana Sadiq says:

    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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