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Opium Vapeurs de Parfum by Yves Saint Laurent

Opium Vapeurs de Parfum by Yves Saint Laurent
Gender: Women
Release date: 2012

Key Notes of Opium Vapeurs de Parfum

What Does Opium Vapeurs de Parfum Smell Like

Opium Vapeurs de Parfum by Yves Saint Laurent first greets the nose with a vivacious burst of mandarin orange accented subtly by a hint of the slightly spicy pink pepper. As the initial freshness starts to recede, the heart of the perfume becomes apparent, presenting a powerful bloom of orange blossom. This fragrant flower is perfectly paired with the lightly sensuous aroma of jasmine, adding a delightful complexity to the perfume.

As it settles into the skin, the base notes of the perfume begin to emerge. Benzoin adds a warm, slightly sweet aroma that is reminiscent of vanilla, which is, interestingly, also a base note. This is further grounded by a hint of patchouli, which anchors the perfume with a subtle earthy aroma.

Overall, the perfume smells predominantly floral with a hint of sweetness, underlined by oriental notes to add depth. The playful freshness of mandarin orange at the beginning, paired with the powerful orange blossom in the middle and soft, sweet notes at the base, create a scent that is feminine and playful, yet sophisticated.

Review of Opium Vapeurs de Parfum

Opium Vapeurs de Parfum by Yves Saint Laurent, released in 2012, is a fragrance that appeals primarily to women, and in particular, those who appreciate a floral, slightly powdery scent. With a fascinating mix of oriental and sweet elements, this perfume is a warm and inviting embrace that subtly evolves throughout the day, providing an intriguing scent journey that will keep you guessing.

The initial impression is a soft, freshly blossomed bouquet, tinged with a hint of fruitiness. This is not your typical spring bloom; it's more of a sophisticated, grown-up floral that doesn't shy away from making its presence known. As the scent settles, you'll notice an undercurrent of oriental notes, adding a delicate richness that is balanced by the sweet and powdery elements.

As for wearability, this perfume isn't a fleeting scent. Its longevity is respectable, lingering around for a good portion of the day, though it might require a top-up for evening wear. Its sillage is moderate, creating a personal scent bubble without overwhelming those around you. This makes it suitable for daily wear, be it for work or leisure activities. However, the warmth and richness of the scent will also comfortably lend itself to evening occasions.

While the scent has a broad appeal, it resonates more with mature women who appreciate complexity in their perfume. Younger noses might find the powdery, oriental elements slightly old-fashioned, but for those who enjoy elegance and depth, it's a beautiful choice.

Overall, Opium Vapeurs de Parfum offers a distinctive fragrance experience. However, its longevity and sillage might not be as robust as some would like.

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