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Written on Friday, August 18, 2017
Pros: long lasting, vibrant fragrance

Hello everybody!♡

Today I’m writing a long awaited review of Yves Saint Laurent, Black Opium (EDT).

I was waiting so long to write it, as I had to think it out thoroughly and not miss out any details, as it’s absolutely impossible to describe this perfume in a few words.

Size: mine is 30ml, also available 50 and 100ml

Price: $75 at Sephora


The bottle with the perfume is magnificently beautiful! You can’t pass it by and not to fall in love with this glittery shining bottle. The bottle resembles a nail lacquer, that’s my association. Smile

Even the box the perfume was in, is gorgeous. Of course I didn’t throw it away, it’s so beautiful that I store it on the shelf.

The bottle is infused with a brilliantly working dispenser which makes the perfume come out cloud-shaped. And it always dispenses a right amount of product: never too much or too little.

On the box there’s a list of ingredients given, if any of you are interested, then you can have a look:

Fragrance characteristics and notes:

This perfume sounds like a spicy-oriental one. It’s very intense, tempting and enticing. It is that kind of perfume that is landmark creating. You’ll definitely stand out if you wear it. I fell for this perfume the very moment I sniffed it. It’s more evening-like, rather than for a day wear. But since I’m heads over heels with love with Black Opium, I wear it all the time.


Top Notes: Coffee, Pink Pepper.

Heart Notes: Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Vanilla.

Base Notes: Patchouli, Cedar.

The sillage is there and it’s rather potent. The fragrance sets after a few hours of wearing leaving me with the smell of coffee and something sweet, yet spicy.

Staying power:

The aroma stays on my skin all day long. If I spritz my clothes with Black Opium, its the aroma will be there until I wash the clothes. My scarf smells of this perfume for a very very long time.

The fragrance is complete, there isn’t a note to stand out. It’s a masterpiece among fragrances.

Some time ago when I heard them describing a perfume as “sexy”, I couldn't understand how could they call a perfume “sexy”. But after I bought this one, I finally understood what they meant. The perfume is embracing and passionate. I don’t wear it every day, for me it’s a special one. I’m absolutely in love with Black Opium.

The bottom line:

The most important things in a perfume are staying power and the smell, for sure. And Black Opium meets all my demands and preferences.

From the bottom of my heart, I definitely want to recommend that you give this fragrance masterpiece a go.

Yours, NataHappiness, see you!

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NataHappiness recommends Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Toilette

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