So, since tonight is Hallow’s Eve and I’m a total sucker for anything holiday-related, I thought I would do a review on the YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum – and give it a dark & Halloween-y backdrop!
I must admit, I was initially a little wary when I first unboxed this fragrance (YSL sent it to me)… I don’t particularly enjoy the original YSL Opium fragrance – it’s the kind of scent that makes me drink 2 Myprodols whenever I catch a whiff of it. I assumed Black Opium would be a similar scent – boy, was I wrong!
Notes of strong black coffee dominates YSL Black Opium, before developing with Jasmine, Vanilla, Cedar and Patchouli accords. Coffee gives an initial shot of adrenaline (and you guys know how much I love my coffee!), whilst Vanilla and Jasmine seduce the senses. This is an extremely sexy, sophisticated & alluring scent, and yet, it’s not too overpowering.
For me personally, though, this a night-time fragrance and I kind of feel it has been marketed that way too – from the glitzy black bottle, to the seductive scent. The combination of these two suggest this is the perfect fragrance for a romantic dinner or a cheeky girls night out.
The mesmerising midnight black bottle is adorned with coated glitters that give it a dark, sultry look. I am in love with the rose gold writing on the lid, and adore the translucent centre too as it gives you a sneak peek of the perfume inside.
I’ll no doubt be hypnotising unsuspecting strangers with this dark & spellbinding scent wherever I go.
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum retails for R 695,00 (30ml) to R 1 245,00 (90ml) and is available in-store right now!
Happy Halloween, everyone!