Is there a single soul out there who hasn’t tried this marmoreal monument of a scent? The queenly, spicy yet somehow “clean” ambience of Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium accounts for its place in the Pantheon of the Greats. Everything about it spells drama, opulence, striking features and indulgence of the senses; more hypnotic and addictive than its namesake narcotic, Yves Saint Laurent’s proudest creation is echoing an era yet remains a resolute classic. Only partaking of its peppery plumy cadenza (accented with bergamot and aldehydes) into a heart of carnation, ylang-ylang and jasmine, can reveal some of its alluring potential. The woody (cedar, patchouli, sandalwood) and balsamic (opoponax, myrrh, labdanum) base with animalistic darkness peeking like a forbidden glance through a curtain hiding an opium den in the Far East is an invitation to languor. Beautiful bottle resembling an inro, the Japanese herbs box that samurais carry on their belts.
Notes Top Note: Cinnamom, Pepper, Orange, Pimento Middle Note: Carnation, Jasmine, Rose, Ylang-Ylang Base Note: Vanilla, Benzoin, Patchouli, Opoponax
Recommended Use Evening wear
Size 3.4 oz, 100 ml, EDT Spray
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Testers are brand new original perfume but cost much cheaper because they don't come with fancy packaging and usually pack in the plain brown box or unboxed (sometimes without a cap). Great for personal use!