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Saturday, 8 November 2014

YSL Black Opium

YSL Black Opium review swatch photo

YSL Black Opium does not smell anything like I imagined it would. The packaging suggests something a little darker, masculine and a little musky. But I found the scent to be a little bit sweet with a heavy vanilla undertone. It takes me back to the 90’s and the rich sweetness of Impulse Vanilla kisses with a modern edge.

Black Opium is girlier and sweet with a sexy floriental opening which dries down to a darker coffee aroma. It's simple, but punchy and unapologetic but also incredibly sweet. In fact the scent reminds me of a Vanilla Latte... Creamy, tart with a little rawness.

I actually adore the scent and I think this is going to be a popular offering from YSL but the branding on this one confuses me. I don’t really understand where they have got the whole Rock N Roll theme from when the perfume itself screams girly girl. You could have slapped it in a pink bottle and it probably made more sense. Not quite Rockstar edginess, but a must spritz all the same!


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16 comments

  1. YSL belle d'opium was my #1 perfume a few months ago, so I'm dying to try this! :)

    Style Sunrise☀

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    x

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  2. I have heard so much about this scent the past few weeks and it sounds amazing!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  3. Ohh I'm really excited to hear that this is a girly smelling fragrance as I love sweet, vanilla smelling perfumes but also love that it is in a rock chic edgy bottle! x

    www.loveiconfantasyego.com

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  4. After seeing this everywhere, on every blog, I wanted to try it, I was ready to love it but I don't because of the coffee smell, that is so weird. For me it's like chocolate smell, it can't be on a perfume because it disgusts me. So a little bit disappointed because I like the other sides of this perfume.

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    1. * I love chocolate and coffee smell but to eat, not to have it on my body ;)

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  5. I love the packaging of this! I can't believe it doesn't reflect the scent though!
    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

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  6. I really like the bottle! It's really different x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  7. Totally agree with you on this - I was beyond excited for this release as I'm a bit of a YSL perfume addict, but this did not smell anything like I thought it would. That vanilla punch is really powerful, and doesn't have any of the allure and exoticism of the original Opium. All that being said, I'm still going to buy it - such an addict!

    Drea xo
    Drea's Junkyard

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  8. This perfumeis sooo gorgeous!!!!
    xo
    Stacy

    http://tastyrumors.blogspot.com/

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  9. This sounds lovely, I adore coffee scents!

    http://www.abigailalicex.com

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  10. This is already on my christmas list, I keep finding myself popping into Boots to have another sniff!

    alice xo | beautybyalicee

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  11. Vanilla's my favourite undertone!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  12. I love it ! I have a sample and I'm obsessed with the smell ! Definitely want this fragrance for Xmas !

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  13. I love the scent of this perfume, it's like a mixture of all of my favourite things! I really don't like the packaging, however - I think it's quite ugly :S for me, this perfume smells really indulgent and sexy and I think it should have a bottle to match! x

    www.madeleineslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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