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Black Opium Floral Shock by Yves Saint Laurent

Black Opium Floral Shock by Yves Saint Laurent
Gender: Women
Release date: 2017

Key Notes of Black Opium Floral Shock

What Does Black Opium Floral Shock Smell Like

Black Opium Floral Shock by Yves Saint Laurent is a women's perfume that imparts a sweet, rich scent, underscored by a distinct floral and fruity undertone. The initial scent is dominated by the sweet fragrance of ripe pear, complemented by the citrusy aroma of mandarin orange and a hint of tangy lemon. There's also a subtle note of fresh freesia that adds a light, airy quality to the bouquet.

As the top notes fade, the heart of the perfume emerges with a blend of fragrant gardenia and a medley of soft floral notes. The scent of orange blossom provides a touch of refreshment that intertwines delicately with the floral core.

As the fragrance develops further, it gradually reveals its base notes. A clean, smooth scent of white musk emerges, lending a gentle, powdery tone. This is skillfully layered with mineral notes that lend a faint, earthy aroma, mellowing the overall sweetness of the perfume. The fragrance concludes with a warm amber note that wraps the scent profile in a pleasing, subtle richness, leaving behind a sweet, floral, and subtly creamy trail.

Review of Black Opium Floral Shock

Black Opium Floral Shock by Yves Saint Laurent, released in 2017, is an intriguing blend with a sweet floral scent that captivates the senses. This perfume has a unique scent that is immediately noticeable for its sweet, floral, and fruity tones, making it a perfect choice for those who prefer a multi-layered fragrance. More prominent notes of pear, mandarin orange, and floral undertones ring true to its name, giving a 'floral shock' that is pleasant and invigorating.

This perfume is ideal for the fall, spring, and winter seasons, with its rich scent that can warm up colder days and add a layer of sophistication to your spring ensemble. It's versatile enough to be worn during various occasions, be it for daily wear, a night out, or even a business meeting.

While the perfume has a delightful scent, it's worth noting its longevity and sillage may not be as strong as others in its category. Depending on the individual, the scent may not last the entire day and may not leave a strong trail behind. Despite this, it still offers a fair balance between quality and cost.

The Black Opium Floral Shock is a great pick for women who want to experiment with something different, something that is not overwhelmingly sweet or floral but a good mix of both. It's a choice for the adventurous and the bold, who appreciate a scent that makes a statement. However, it may not appeal to those who prefer subtler, less synthetic fragrances. The perfume embodies a signature twist on the traditional floral scent - a shock, indeed, but a pleasant one.

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