YSL has introduced the new Rock ‘n’ Roll interpretation of the iconic Opium which came out in the 80s. Launched in late 2014 in Europe and 2015 in the US, this rock glam version, created by master perfumers Nathalie Lorson and Marie Salamagne, features notes of black coffee, white floral and vanilla. A spicy oriental fragrance for women with a black coffee infusion of the original Opium perfume.
Designed with a ‘glam rock aesthetic’ in mind (that’ll be the black and silver glitter encrusted bottle then), you’ll find your olfactory senses are hit with key notes of black coffee for a shot of adrenaline (the brand have actually described this as addictive, so that makes sense too), white florals to instantly seduce, and vanilla for sweetness and sensuality. This one definitely delights the senses!
The original Opium bottle is glammed up with a black sparkling outside and pink juice (Click photo to enlarge).
Like it’s older red sister, I Love this fragrance! A beautiful oriental scent! The beauty of the bottle and the technical stuff aside, this fragrance is not for those who love sickly sweet scents; this is a ‘strong’, (vèry) sexy perfume, best suited for night time (although there would be gladly(!) enough rebels who wilI wear it all the time), and probably best avoided if you don’t want to seduce passersby just with a swish of hair across your neck!
Notice: I can’t say it enough times: frangrances like this, when you spray them on, from at least 25 – 30cm distance. So it can develop in the right way!
London based model Edie Campbell is the face of the campaign shot by photographer Txema Yeste and directed by Daniel Wolfe
Scent Classification: Spicy Oriental
- Top: black coffee, pink pepper, pear
- Heart: jasmine, orange blossom
- Base: vanilla, patchouli, musk, cedar
This fragrance is available as an eau de parfum in three sizes: as 100ml, 50ml and 30ml. spray.
by Jean Amr