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