As soon as I heard YSL had released Black Opium on some of the bigger beauty blogs, I was so excited. I must admit I was mesmerised by the bottle before I’d even heard what the fragrance was about – and I’ve never even tried the original Opium. I get a bit silly over perfumes like that! Black Opium has had rave reviews everywhere I’ve looked and as I’m a complete perfume addict I knew I had to try it!
Ok so lets start with the bottle, it’s basically the same as the original Opium, but Black Opium has been totally revamped and glitzed up. The bottle is the same shape and style as Opium, but this time it’s black, it’s sparkly and it’s sexy. Unfortunately like I said Ive never actually tried the original opium fragrance, so I can’t compare the the scents to one another, but if the bottle is anything to go by, the new Black Opium will be a sharper, more glamorous version of the original.
Black Opium has top notes of pink pepper and orange blossom, mid notes of jasmine and coffee, and base notes of vanilla, patchouli and cedarwood. It’s a gorgeously seductive fragrance, that’s surprisingly wearable. It’s not too heavy for day time, but lingers all day – my other half noticed I had it on in the evening when I’d only put it on first thing in the morning! I’ve been wearing it every day since my bottle arrived and I’ve had so many compliments!
2014’s Most Anticipated New Fragrance Discover Black Opium, the new feminine fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent – new glam rock fragrance full of mystery and energy. An addictive gourmand floral with notes of: Black Coffee – for a shot of adrenaline; White Florals – to instantly seduce; and Vanilla – for sweetness and sensuality.
Black Opium is available from Beauty Base for £44 for a 30ml bottle.
So what do you think? I’d love to hear if you’ve tried this fragrance?
I hope you enjoyed my review xx
This post contains a sample provided for review