Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum

BY Yves Saint Laurent
3/5     7 Reviews

Product Description

Yves Saint Laurent’s Black Opium Eau De Parfum is an intoxicating scent of rich black coffee, vanilla, and white flowers. It is the perfect scent for a young and modern woman. Its scent is best described as a sweet floral coffee mix. This perfume is available in 6 different sizes, including two travel sizes. You can also get the bottle engraved if you’re gifting it to someone.

Product Reviews

3.1/5

7 Rating & 7 Reviews

80%

Would recommend this to a friend

PROS

Addictive floral-coffee scent

Fresh, mild citric undertone

Available in multiple sizes and different bottle designs

Long-lasting scent

CONS

Expensive

Overpowering sweet fragrance

3/5

PROS

Long-lasting scent

Beautiful bottle

CONS

Overwhelmingly sweet scent


I prefer the original Opium scent. This one is too sweet for my liking. It stays on my clothes forever, which would be a good thing if it weren’t so sweet and strong. Not my kind of scent.

4/5

PROS

Great coffee-floral scent

Long-lasting fragrance

Perfect for winter

Lovely bottle

CONS

Needs to be used sparingly


This scent is great but you have to be sure not to overuse it. It’s brilliant when used mildly. At first, you get a citrus-y smell with hints of sugar. Then the wild jasmine hits you and then you get a woodsy coffee fragrance. While most people prefer to wear it during summers, I think the coffee fragrance makes it perfect for cold winter nights.

4/5

PROS

Nice coffee scent

Fresh fragrance

Easy to spray

Available in travel sizes

CONS

Perfume leaked from the bottle


I love coffee so this one works for me. The floral and coffee mix somehow works, even though it sounds like a weird combination. I sprayed it on my jacket a few weeks back and it still smells great. It does have a tangerine-y hint to it. It smells fresh. Once I ordered it online and half of the perfume had leaked out. So never ordering it online again.

2/5

PROS

Available in travel sizes

Beautiful bottle designs

CONS

Overpowering scent


I dislike this smell of this new scent from YSL. Their previous scent was much better. The smell is so overpowering and sweet, like way too much. I like their bottle designs and that they have travel sizes, but they need to have a mild scent.

4/5

PROS

Available in travel sizes

Amazing smell

Gorgeous limited edition bottles

Engravable bottle

CONS

Needs to be used moderately


This scent is the perfect summer scent. It is so good! Whoever thought that coffee and jasmine would go so well together? Terrific! They also have these awesome limited edition bottles with the same scent and you can engrave them. It would make such a lovely gift.

2/5

PROS

Available in travel sizes and limited edition bottles

Stunning bottle designs

CONS

Overpowering scent

Can cause headache

Received broken bottle when ordered online


The scent was a huge no-no for me. I love the design of the bottle and that it has travel sizes. That’s all great. But when I ordered the bottle online it was broken and had leaked. Added to that, it’s so costly and it was all for nothing. Then the smell is so overpowering, it can hurt the eyes sometimes. It gave me a headache. The smell didn’t even last long which, in hindsight, is a good thing. All in all, YSL needs to do better than this. Maybe something closer to the original Opium scent.

3/5

PROS

Beautiful bottle

Travel sizes available

CONS

Strong sweet smell

Expensive


I was a fan of the original Opium perfume. It smelled so good. So obviously when they came out with this one, I had to try it. But this one isn’t great. It’s too sweet smelling. It’s like a high sugar overdose. The coffee hints are barely there. It’s suitable for teenage girls. Never buying it again. Plus, it’s way too expensive.

Question & Answers

October 7, 2018

What are the ingredients used?

Melissa SmithOctober 8, 2018

Melissa SmithOctober 8, 2018

The key ingredients of the YSL Black Opium perfume are coffee beans, jasmine, vanilla, orange blossom, cedar, and patchouli.

October 6, 2018

What are the note smells?

Natalie ParkerOctober 7, 2018

Natalie ParkerOctober 7, 2018

The notes of the Black Opium perfume are as follows:

Top notes: Green tangerine, pear
Middle notes: Jasmine tea petal, orange flower petal
Base notes: Green coffee, white woody

October 5, 2018

Is the scent a summer or winter scent?

Abigail WilsonOctober 6, 2018

Abigail WilsonOctober 6, 2018

The scent is great for summers. The sweetness of the vanilla and jasmine combined with woody coffee smell makes it perfect for a beachy holiday.