YSL Black Opium Fragrance Collection
Back in the 80’s, YSL’s Opium was one of the biggest selling fragrances in the world, it was rich, heady and strong. A real power scent of the time; feminine, floral and exotic. Over the past few years YSL’s reinvention of the fragrance, Black Opium has taken the world by storm, so much so that YSL now have a capsule collection of Black Opium, it comes in the form of a EDP, EDT and Black Opium Nuit Blanche EDP. With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to swot up on which is which!
Black Opium Eau de Toilette
You will know Black Opium EDT by it’s glittering gold rose and black bottle, it sparkles in the dark just as the woman who wears it will. Filled with hedonistic notes of black coffee, dark fruits, jasmine, patchouli, woods and musk. It’s addictive but slightly lighter and fresher than the EDP. It has a slightly translucent feel to it, a little quieter and the fruitiest of the three. It’s more of a ‘cocktails after work’ rather than ‘Date night’ perfume!
Top notes: Blackcurrant, Pear, Green Mandarin
Heart notes: Jasmine Tea, Orange Blossom, Florals
Base notes: Coffee, White Musks, Blond Woods
Black Opium Eau de Parfum
Now Black Opium EDP is a date night perfume! This bottle is black with silver glitter all over and it is a little more luxe and exciting than the EDT. It is filled with notes of black coffee, contrasting white florals, sweet vanilla and spicy pink pepper. Seductive, playful and complex!
Top notes: Pink Pepper, Pear
Heart notes: Jasmine Tea, Orange Blossom
Base notes: Coffee Accord, Patchouli, Vanilla Beans
Black Opium Nuit Blanche Eau de Parfum
I have blogged about this Nuit Blanche perfume in the past, as it’s a huge favourite of mine and I think it’s my favourite of the three. It has all the drama of Black Opium EDP, but the black coffee is exchanged for white coffee, which gives it a creamier texture. It’s smooth, addictive, sweet, playful and animalistic. The aldehydic florals remind me of the classic Opium, yet the creaminess and sweetness give it a modern twist.
Top notes: White Coffee
Heart notes: White Flowers, Aldehydes
Base notes: White Musk