YSL Black Opium is the original Eau de Parfum. Featuring black coffee and sensual vanilla. Addictive and energising. Experience YSL Black Opium, the rock couture fragrance for women by Yves Saint Laurent. Addictive, unparalleled in provocation, deliberatively seductive. Starring YSL Beauty global make-up and fragrance ambassador Zoë Kravitz. A captivating floral gourmand scent, twisted with an overdose of black coffee, for a shot of adrenaline. Energy and sensuality married with the unique YSL edge.
Feminine, sleek, dazzling. The Black Opium bottle is decorated with black glitter, as if dressed in sequins. In 1977 Yves Saint Laurent introduces Opium: a boundary-pushing perfume. Fast forward to 2014 and Yves Saint Laurent Beauty unveils Black Opium, re-inventing desire in a new, contemporary light, reshaped for the modern woman.
The original Black Opium Eau de Parfum. A captivating floral gourmand scent, twisted with an overdose of black coffee, for a shot of adrenaline. Energy and sensuality married with the unique YSL edge. The signature black coffee accord is paired with sensual vanilla, enriched by the softness of white flowers and orange blossom, set against a base of patchouli and comforting white musk. A daring contrast of light and dark, for a women’s fragrance that bewitches with its trail.
Crafted by Marie Salamagne, Nathalie Lorson, Olivier Cresp and Honorine Blanc.
• Top notes: pear accord, mandarin essence
• Heart notes: vanilla, orange blossom, white flowers
• Base notes: black coffee accord, cedarwood essence, white musk, patchouli
For light intensity: Spray in a cloud around your head and shoulders, let the fragrance fall gently around you.
For medium intensity: Spray in a y-shape across your body, beginning at one shoulder and finishing at the other. If you are wearing jewellery it is a great alternative to spraying your neck.
For added intensity: Apply perfume directly to your pulse points and / or hot spots (wrist, inner elbow and lower neck). Here the heat of your body will allow the fragrance to reveal its full trail. Include shoulders and back to intensify your perfume trail.
At the tender age of seven years old Yves Saint Laurent began designing clothes for his sister’s dolls, expressing a natural talent and indulging a dream of a career in the glamorous world of fashion design. Fast-forward a decade: having enrolled on a graduate fashion course at college, an 18-year-old Yves Saint Laurent won both 1st and 3rd prize in the prestigious International Wool Design competition. His talent was showcased to the world and a young Saint Laurent was offered the role of haute couture designer for the House of Dior. His dazzling debut was interrupted by a brief period of national service in the army, after which Saint Laurent took the courageous step – at just 21 – of opening his very own couture house, enabling him to truly express his fashion expertise.
Yves Saint Laurent retains its reputation for absolute creativity – in fragrance, and in fashion. To celebrate the new rock-chick aesthetic of the brand, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty in September 2014 released a the latest reinvention of the YSL woman: Black Opium, composed by four master perfumers (Marie Salamagne, Nathalie Lorson, Olivier Cresp and Honorine Blanc), with Edie Campbell as its ‘face’, characterised by its overdose of the black coffee accord to instantly invigorate the senses, contrasting with voluptuous white floral heart notes and a gourmand vanilla base.
The following year, Black Opium scooped Best New Fragrance for Women in the UK’s prestigious Fragrance Foundation Awards – and since then, the fragrance has acquired countless ‘collectors’, thrilled by limited editions and new ‘spins’ on this smouldering scent.
DirectionsSpray in a cloud around your head and shoulders, let the fragrance fall gently around you.
IngredientsALCOHOL, WATER, BENZYL SALICYLATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, GERANIOL. CITRONELLOL, CINNAMYL ALCOHOL, METHYL ANTHRANILATE, AMYL CINNAMAL, CITRAL, COUMARIN, BENZYL BENZOATE, CI 15985 / YELLOW 6, CI 17200 / RED 33, (F.I.L C167411/1)