Almost banned when it first launched due to its controversial name, YSL Opium has long been one of my favourite perfumes along with Hugo Boss Deep Red and Armani Code.
I started with the original in its special edition purple bottle. An oriental scent both sweet and lightweight. After coming back from Munich recently I treated myself in Duty Free to to the original…
As well as it’s delicate scent that lasts all day (I simply top up for a stronger smell), it’s the bottle that I’m in love with. There’s a battle between the brands when it comes to perfume bottles and packaging. However I find that Opium, with its frosted glass bottle and simple glass circle with branding to the centre is a lesson in understated chic…well when it comes to packaging anyway!
So since buying the original many years ago and topping it up whenever it’s my birthday or Christmas I was excited when I saw the edgy advert for the latest edition in the YSL perfume collection; Black Opium.
With a midnight black bottle adorned with sparkles, this perfume is oh-so mysterious. The delicious blend of scents is sickly sweet, but I love it. White floral heart notes mix decadently with vanilla base notes and black coffee top notes for a real dark floral scent that lasts throughout the day.
I carry mine round with me as I love mixing it up from day to night, it’s definitely a versatile scent!