Yves Saint Laurent is one of my favorite brands that crafts thrilling, daring and sensual perfumes. Men and women. This year, the brand presents a new limited edition perfume Black Opium Pure Illusion – a new interpretation of the iconic brands Black Opium perfume from 2014. The original version is very intense and elegant, while the new updated versions are more freshly, airy, flowery and sensual.
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Floral Shock, which was launched early this year, became one of my favorites in my wish list perfumes. It has a breathtaking, elegant, yet moderate and freshly, at the end, aroma making my day joyful and pleasant due to this scent.
Top notes: Orange blossom, Pear, Pink pepper
Heart notes: Almond, Coffee, Jasmine, Licorice
Base notes: Cashmere, Cedar, Patchouli, Vanilla
The contrasts between light and darkness on the bottle is reflecting the character of the composition. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Pure Illusion is composed by famous perfumers Nathalie Lorson, Marie Salamagne, Olivier Cresp, and Honorine Blanc. It opens with spicy pink pepper, orange blossom along with dark coffee notes, jasmine, almond notes. The base calms with sweet vanilla, patchouli, cedar, and cashmere accords. All these notes together create a pleasant and harmonious aroma during the whole day.
The new glass bottle takes the same form of its predecessors, but is this time decorated with black glittery and electric pink lines.
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Pure Illusion, launched as a limited collector’s edition for 2017, is available in bottles of 50ml Eau de Parfum at the announced price of 86 EUR.