Yves Saint Laurent Opium Oriental Limited Edition Eau de Toilette

Yves Saint Laurent Opium Oriental Limited Edition Eau de Toilette

Yves Saint Laurent Opium Oriental Limited Edition Eau de Toilette

Before starting the review, I just want to put a disclaimer here that I have misplaced the perfume’s cap and cannot find it now :(, the perfume looks somewhat like this with the cap on:

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Opium Oriental Limited Edition is a perfume that I bought around 4 years ago through someone who was traveling back from Paris. At that time, I had got two perfumes, J’adore and this Yves Saint Laurent Opium Limited Edition. Whilst the J’Adore one clicked with me completely, this Opium by Yves Saint Laurent is something that I would reserve for certain occasions (no pun intended really).

Opium Yves Saint Laurent


Around 90 dollars (I don’t know how many euros).

A little info about Yves Saint Laurent Opium Oriental Limited Edition Eau de Toilette from fragrantica.com:

Opium Oriental Limited Edition by Yves Saint Laurent is a Oriental Floral fragrance for women. Opium Oriental Limited Edition was launched in 2006. The fragrance features mandarin orange, apricot blossom, osmanthus, jasmine and vanilla.

Main Notes in Yves Saint Laurent Opium Oriental Limited Edition Eau de Toilette:

The notes in this perfume are mandarin orange, apricot blossom, osmanthus, jasmine and vanilla.

My Take on Yves Saint Laurent Opium Oriental Limited Edition Eau de Toilette:

J’Adore is my all-time favourite perfume because I can wear it each and every day and any time of the day for that matter. On the other hand, Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium is a perfume I use sparingly because its a heavy perfume with a lot of depth. I find it more musky than floral or oriental for that matter. I find it apt to wear to weddings and receptions that take place at night. I would completely avoid wearing it during the daytime because its a kind of an “attention seeker” perfume.


The most alluring aspect about Yves Saint Laurent Opium is its unique monolithic-kind of design. Its a sleek black glass bottle with floral designs in the front. Its such an unique and attractive design. I would say that this perfume does not gel/match with my personality or age, hence I feel a little uncomfortable wearing this. This perfume has strong spicy notes and leans more towards being musky, which is not to my liking.

Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

The staying power of this perfume is quite remarkable too. It seems the scent stays on me forever, quite a long-staying perfume it is and hence, there is no issue with spraying the perfume again and again, which means once you have sprayed, it stays put, and it dies very very slowly.

In spite of its staying power and the unique and attractive design, I won’t go for it again because this perfume is just not me as I prefer lighter perfumes that are citrusy and not musky.

Saint Laurent Opium

Pros of Yves Saint Laurent Opium Oriental Limited Edition Eau de Toilette:

  • Unique and attractive monolithic-kind of design.
  • Long-staying perfume that once sprayed stays put for a really lonnnnng time.

Cons of Yves Saint Laurent Opium Oriental Limited Edition Eau de Toilette:

  • Not my scent and this particular scent does not gel with my personality.
  • Price is on the expensive side.
  • Though the notes are stated to be floral, I find that these smell kind of musky.
Will I Buy Yves Saint Laurent Opium Oriental Limited Edition Eau de Toilette Again?

No because the perfume is just not me.

Do I Recommend Yves Saint Laurent Opium Oriental Limited Edition Eau de Toilette:

No, but if you are a women and yet like heavy, strong, musky fragrances, then do not forget to sniff it at the counter where its available.

IMBB Rating:

3/5 (points entirely for the attractive design).

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130 thoughts on “Yves Saint Laurent Opium Oriental Limited Edition Eau de Toilette

  1. I will try next time just cos you got me curious 😀 😀 😀 but I don’t think I will like these kind of heavy heavy scents..hehheee “attention seeker perfume” :stars:

    1. Gucci floral perfume…..I am preparing a mental note of this perfume Heena :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

          1. sad hone ki kono zarurat ni:p..wt better way 2 strt wid deir perfume8-) waise,avon too has sum gud, lyt,inexpnsive n long stayin perfume:)

                1. Nahin…I haven’t tried that…I have tried the sunshine and the simple perfume…..and the cocktail one also…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: all are great and simple perfumes :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  2. i got samples of J’dor. I guess i am going to buy a full bottle of it. It’s so sexy & awesome and stays on for pretty long :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  3. Shivani……if you like strong fragrances, you will like this too…go for it… :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. he he..I know its fragrance from samples….I am planning to pick it up..sigh….yaar ye perfumes jaldi khatm kyun nai hote???? I have 4-5 bottles with me already to finish!!!! :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: and I dont want to buy any more till I finish at least one of them… 😐 I think I have Quetzal Elixir from Solaroma, Nova from Cacheral, Another pink perfume that I got in Dubai and I dont remember the name, Tresor in Love and one from Playboy which is really saxxxyyy and intense..and I louuue it the most!! 😀

      1. perfume from Playboy 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉

        Dubai has so much variety in terms of perfume na…….my husband had gifted me Celine Dion’s signature perfume from doofai :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

      1. kimi, i have to compliment u 1ce gain for this lovely hair cut……u looking bhaaarrryyyy prettyyy :waytogo: :waytogo: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

        1. Awwwww..he he he he..thankoooooooooooooooo :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

              1. matlab yeh red wala jo size 3 diha raha hai…will come for my niece…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                1. Kimi…yeh gini and jony ka nahin hai 🙁 …item number Item Number: 6201182_9607 from Stop…….sizes are shown as starting from 3….sorry if I am confusing you 🙁

                    1. Sanjeevji……. :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: baby ko abhi pahehne ke liye…..10 to 15 saal baad woh toh saree and churidhaar pahenegi :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy:

  4. muje age 6 months tak ka chahiyeeeeeeeee…..lekin I am confused….this is stop ka dress na…so, size 3 means within 0 to 6 months hi hoga na :worship:

    1. Jomol..why dont you try firstcry or babyoye.com for sizes? These websites are particularly for babies only….ho sakta hai wahaan clear ho jaaye about size…

      1. haan…main check karti hoon…I checked the dresses in babyoye and firstcry…but they are so drab……phir bhi size ke liye tho I can refer…thankooo Kimi :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  5. YSL!!!! :spank: :spank: :spank: but its perfume so maaf kar diya..agar cosmetics hota tho double :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: ya me into flowery fragrances too mostly ..I think CK One is one of the few citrusy sscents that I like.

  6. Aru….from me also :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: and me and Rati saw your husband in singapore wala comment late this morning :spank: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

    1. arrre he got Philips Cordless phone so big :spank: :spank: :spank: to him. nothing useful..but lots of :-* :-* :-* cos I was seeing him after so longggg (matlab a day :love: )

      1. Aru :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: hawwwwwwwwww…….. :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: and you know how many germs gets transferred during :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash:

      1. yey….homegoing….I mean homecoming…I mean returning back to home :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: whatever…yey :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

        1. yesh.. :yahoo: :yahoo: …BTW I bought maybelline gel eyeliner,colossal mascara,a new wallet and a pair of slippers.. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: ..rest in chennai :yahoo: :yahoo:

          1. :happydance: :happydance: wowwwwwwwwwww. what fun. can I burst your bubble? sorry but in advance. i recd my Healthkart package yesterday – Faces lipsticks (2), lakme silk eyeliner (black) and Faces mono eyeshadow..using the eyeliner this morning..good stuff :yahoo:

                1. :yikes: i know i know..guilty as charged. i get bored easy. thats my problem. getting into mid life crisis :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2:

                  1. but Aru….online shopping is an instant mood uplifter for me too….when I receive the package….I am so excited….its an altogether different matter that I don’t use it more than two times….. 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

                  2. and aru…high time you showed us what all you bought….. :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: show us everything except the big cordless phone :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth

      1. i left an imp information for jomol yesterday abt her precious gold :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: bt she nvr replyed :silly: so ma :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: with everybody except jommo :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :toothygrin:

          1. jyo…woh…Oh sorry..maine comment dekha….but maine toh reply kiya tha na jo :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

        1. aiiyyyyo no coochie cooing only..this guy was very kicked abt setting up the phone at 1 a.m. he was like i went for just a day why u so hyper!!! :headbang: :headbang:

          1. ha ha….hyper at 1 AM…..I got it madame…you need no explaining….sabko sabh shamaj main aa gaya :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

            1. oh nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo….never imagined your mind wud work like that but I like that nevertheless..me likes your thinking very much but in this case not like that u ^&*% :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

              1. hawwwwwwwwwwww :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

    1. Tanks tanks nupurrrri…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: muje bhi nahin pasand opium, cocaine :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  7. ha ha………….yesh I can :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: ….err…just remember….Nupurrrrrrrrri…had written me a big appreciation wala comment……pata nahin kaishe it went into moderation….Rati….can i put it here :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

  8. Opium…Cocaine…Weed…. Mujhe aise perfoooms ki zaroorat nai hai. :snicker: :snicker: :shying: :shying:
    I toh only liked this thing’s packaging. Pretty. :dumb: And Jomoliii…I know what that green wala panel is now. :green: :dance: :dance: :announce: :announce:

  9. me to dont like th emusky perfumes.. :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: ..
    u know jomo.. i cooked so many things today.. completely tiredd… :yawn: :yawn:

  10. i love perfumes… :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: but this one is sooooo costly for a poor clg going gal… 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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