Black Opium 2014 Eau de Parfum

Black Opium (Eau de Parfum) by Yves Saint Laurent
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Ranked 57 in Women's Perfume
7.1 / 10 1316 Ratings
Black Opium (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Yves Saint Laurent for women and was released in 2014. The scent is sweet-gourmand. It is being marketed by L'Oréal. Pronunciation
Goes well with Alien (Eau de Parfum)
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Main accords

Sweet
Gourmand
Floral
Oriental
Spicy

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Orange blossomOrange blossom Pink pepperPink pepper
Heart Notes Heart Notes
CoffeeCoffee JasmineJasmine
Base Notes Base Notes
VanillaVanilla PatchouliPatchouli CedarCedar

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7.11316 Ratings
Longevity
7.61119 Ratings
Sillage
7.31135 Ratings
Bottle
7.61135 Ratings
Value for money
7.2581 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 19.02.2024.
Interesting Facts
The face of the campaign is the British model Edie Campbell.

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FvSpee

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Top Review 71  
Unjust, perhaps, but trouble must go away.
I didn't want to write a comment today, I just wanted to take a quick test and make a more or less mindless statement about it.

So quickly reached into the threateningly empty test box: What here? Nina Ritschi, Lährdüdings, classic, demanding, maybe even hammer good, you have to torture yourself with art and intellectual commentary, but not something like that. I don't want a problem film, I want a thriller, 45 minutes
Yo, the free thing from the mail-order perfume shop, black opium, that works. It can't be that bad, Üsel is an okeene brand somehow and the old opium is a horny brew, pur-om and non-pur-om, odepaföng and odetolett, everything primitive. So it's a flanker, for sure
Impatiently fluffy cardboard thing torn open all around, spray. And: No now, right? This is not serious? I thought, fragrance stuff is somehow a vacation from all the sh... out there, beautiful illusory world and so, climate catastrophes and the nasty scheming work colleagues forgotten
But not with this Üsel. He makes me really angry, more angry than the news. What? He makes me so stubborn that I need more space than a statement to let it out, if only for therapeutic reasons
Firstly, this scent has as much to do with the original opium as a suitcase of milk powder with pure heroin. Gifted, you could say, that's the same with Dior Homme and Dior Homme. It still annoys me. Why don't they call it "Milk Powder Black", "Sucrose Black" or if it should be real drugs, at least "Crack Black", then you can see, ok, it's something else than opium, and it would even rhyme with it.

Second, what the hell does "Black" stand for? Night, danger, threat, twilight, Gotham City, drugs, sin, sex, little black, fishnets? No, right? For the black humor that lies in getting customers to spray themselves with it voluntarily and give money for it? Maybe. Or for the dark unconsciousness into which you fall because of sugar shocks when you consume this iso-glucose-fructose-invert sugar syrup, which is pumped up with nature-identical flavouring substances as full as the average visitor of a muscle temple with steroids?

Why? What for? For whom? Diffusely sweating orange blossoms inserted in sticky sweets and, as a celebrated heart note, an office filter coffee that has been standing on the hot plate too long. Because there was no milk left, someone dissolved three butterscotch candies in it. Works too
And don't give me any of that other demographic stuff. Does an 18-year-old trainee (after Corona) in the club in Friedrichshain (Berlin) or Friedrichshafen (Lake Constance) have to wear Chanel No 5 in the heat of the night or a niche label from Timbuktu? No, she doesn't have to (although who knows, maybe it wouldn't hurt either). Does she want to smell something good and sexy? Yeah, she probably does. But, wallah, she can do that much better with twenty cheap products from the bottom shelf of the local drugstore than with this plörre.

My fantasy may be excessive and uninhibited and unbridled enough to imagine a woman looking so sexy that she's even attractive after she's put these smelly goods on her body. Precautionary: Of course, all 575 women who have this scent product according to the right column belong to this group.

But the idea that there is a female (or any other) being who would not be significantly more adorable and breathtaking without black opium than with black opium would be too much for even me a libertine.

However, if you understand "more breathtaking" in medical terms, then black opium would be better.

"Nathalie Lorson, Marie Salamagne, Olivier Cresp, Honorine Blanc": Many cooks* spoil the baby food.
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Sopfie207

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Top Review 25  
I'm not the nice girl next door...
Black opium - what can I say? The fragrance was in my house in the year of its release, at that time still relatively unknown, today unfortunately somewhat affected by the mainstream.
Still, I can't get enough...

Friday night. The black lace body sits, just like the black velvet skirt. Pantyhose? No, better today the good lace stockings, you never know after all and you won't notice that anyway... but who knows!? The bootees on and still the loose blazer over it, you don't want to get out too freely. Quickly back to the bathroom - the taxi will surely arrive any moment. The hairstyle again fixed with hairspray and then the question: Which fragrance accompanies me this evening? The outfit screams 'all black today', so the choice is not difficult: it becomes Black Opium.
Arrived at the club. It's full inside. A few men stare at me as I squeeze past them wrapped in my mysterious scent.
One of them speaks to me. We start with a small talk, he actually asks for my perfume. "Black opium. He asks me again and smiles, "Excuse me?"
The ice is broken; he certainly sees himself on the way home - not alone. He loves the mysterious, but what he does not know is that today he is not the hunter, but the hunted. The object of desire. The black poison will grab him and then not let him go; for only a few of them will let go again...
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Leya93

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Top Review 26  
Black Opium smells simply dreamlike
After seeing more and more videos on Youtube calling Black Opium "basic" or "trashy" I just have to write a review here and defend its honor.
My history with Black Opium goes back a few years and it will always be in my collection.
To me, Black Opium just smells like a dream. I don't want to get too complicated because at the end of the day, that's what matters to me in a perfume. Smell awesome.
I would describe the scent as a sensual, sweet, spicy and warm scent. The coffee note you can smell out very nice. Then joins a pleasant sweetness and vanilla.
For many rather a heavy evening fragrance. Weakly dosed he can also be a wonderful day fragrance for me. In any case, for everyone who wants to smell feminine and delicious.
Dear Black Opium do not listen to the people you are wonderful!
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Lilith105

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Top Review 18  
Black Opium and I
I have loved Opium since 1978, it was a revolution in the fragrance family. But at some point the fragrance was changed and we parted painfully.
But then came....the black brother Black Opium, even more striking, a scandalous fragrance ...... at the time! But I remained faithful to him, if the fragrances with Wumms are too much and Atelier Cologne too little, then Black Opium fits! A bit wicked, a bit sinful, a bit sultry, but never cheap! A fragrance that belongs to the evening and winter fragrances, but I wear it on a whim.
It easily fills rooms even after you've left, but don't worry, it's not a headache scent, it's too warm and smooth for that. Opium and me, an enduring relationship!
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GirlofNow

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The party queen is coming!
This perfume is just a masterpiece in my opinion it's so mysterious, dark and dangerous at the same time it's the woman who rises in the night and can't be stopped anymore is she knows she's the party queen of the night. She won't let anything or anybody stop her, let alone put her down! She wants to live out her energy and make the night unsafe! Every man who sees her in this one night knows no one can wrap her around her fingers so fast because she wraps the men around her fingers. In every room where it was you could see the energetic and dark coffee note with the light orange blossom note but that all changes very quickly because the vanilla note comes out and makes everything creamier and more interesting but still the coffee note remains strong and mysterious just like its wearer because the night is long as you know:) After 5 minutes one smells very strongly that the whole course of fragrance becomes creamier and softer because this woman has consumed half her energy in this one night then it is also clear that the course of fragrance no longer so strong and smoky remains everything becomes very pleasant and lighter until one only perceives the vanilla note. The woman has had enough of this night and is going to recover so that she can give everything again the next night and is charged with full energy;)
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PBullFriendPBullFriend 8 years ago
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Loud, synthetic La Vie est Belle, but with added fruit jam and skunky beer. Hurts my head! Mostly useful for military purposes, I suspect.
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MitchcraftMitchcraft 2 months ago
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My sister brought this for me to smell and it is lovely and has set me on a path to own a coffee fragrance of my own.
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GoldenZebraGoldenZebra 6 months ago
Used to wear this a lot but it’s somehow become cloying to me, plus I smell it a lot. The Patchouli can be too much for some.
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Jbl775Jbl775 7 months ago
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I like to imagine a lot of girls had this as their college freshman signature in 2014. Just a great, albeit slightly dated fragrance.
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Rosaline88Rosaline88 2 years ago
Just a orange blossom coffee Such a comforting and daily sent to me.not a going out sent because of the coffee .
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