Monday, 14 March 2016

Review : YSL Black Opium



I have never tried a perfume from Yves Saint Laurent but after hearing how hyped up YSL's Black Opium was, I knew I had to give it a try. Black Opium Eau de Parfum is a very seductive, evening fragrance which I fell in love with as soon as I tried it. If you enjoy perfumes with warmth and depth you will definitely love this. 

YSL Black Opium EDP is a gourmand floral fragrance with notes of black coffee, white florals and vanilla. The Black Coffee note acts as a shot of adrenaline whilst the floral notes of Jasmine instantly seduces. The vanilla notes in this fragrance adds lightness, sweetness and sensuality. I personally find this fragrance to be evening appropriate and would be lovely for a night out or a date. 

Packaging 
The packaging of this fragrance is so luxurious and beautiful. The bottle itself is a black textured sparkle with a clear circle in the middle showing the fragrance - I think this is a great feature so you can see how much product you have left. The logo is embossed on this circle in black font. The lid of this perfume also has the 'Yves Saint Laurent' logo in a silver toned pink shade which I think really lifts the bottle's overall appearance.

Notes
Top Notes: Black Coffee
Heart Notes: White Florals
Base Notes: Vanilla 

Longevity 
EDP's generally tend to last much longer on the skin in comparison to EDT's. Even after showering, this scent still lingers on my skin which shows how amazing the longevity is therefore this scent is ideal for a night out because it is guaranteed to last on the skin all night long. 

This is definitely one of my new favourite fragrances and I would definitely recommend you pick this one up. This fragrance ranges in price from £44-£86 however you can purchase it from the BeautySpin website from £44-£67. If you are hoping to purchase the 90ml bottle you will save £20 just by purchasing it through BeautySpin!!

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  1. Ooh this looks so beautiful, packaging wise! I adore how it looks, the aesthetic is rather gorgeous! I remember smelling this once and instantly fell in love. You just reminded me how much I wanted it! Thanks for sharing xxx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I just received the original Opium from Scentbird and I love it. I have to go and sniff the new Black Orchid. Glad you love it!

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  3. I've wanted this for a while, mainly because the packaging is so beaut!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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  4. I am obsessed with this one right now, it's such a lovely scent!


    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  5. LOVE the bottle! Did you find the fragrance sweet at all?

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  6. Thanks for a helpful description of the scent, I want to try it right now! And yes, like everyone else commented, that bottle is gorgeous!

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  7. Oh I love the packaging. And while I am very picky about scents, this sounds like something I might actually like. I love vanilla scents and the idea of the black coffee scent intrigues me. I must try this scent now!!

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    1. It's lovely!:) let me know if you give it a try:)

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  8. I've always wondered about this perfume.I see it all the time but have not smelt it. From the notes you listed though, I think I would prefer something a bit more fruity, but I like that this is very sensual. Great post!

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    1. It took me a while to get used to it!!:) thanks for commenting x

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  9. I've heard so much about this and just adore the mysterious packaging! I love the YSL mascaras but haven't explored anything else out with this so might have to give this a try next time I'm in Debenhams xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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    1. It's so amazing!! Beautyspin have some samples for £1-2 so you could easy try it out:) xx

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  10. I am glad that you like this scent..personally it smells OK but I do love the bottle's design!

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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  11. I'm in love with the packaging of this bottle! It sound's like it smell's amazing. I love a good warm mist. I'll have to have a smell of this the next time I come across it xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvctoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. The packaging alone is gorgeous! I bet this smells amazing! I'll have to check it out next time I'm at Sephora

    Giselle | www.redlipstickandchampagnedreams.com

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    1. The beauty spin website also has a US version:))

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  13. Oooh, YSL perfumes smell good! This is my friend's signature scent and it smell wonderful. :)

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    1. I loveeee it!! Thanks for commenting:)) xx

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  14. Wow amazing post

    Alleiahjames.blogspot.ie

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  15. This smells absolutely divine but as lush as it smells its definitely not justified by it's price tag :(

    Cultivation of Jasmin

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    1. I used to be like that but as I've grown up I am more than happy to spend more on luxury items :)

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