Opium Eau de Toilette, the sulfurous myth for women
Since 1961, when the Yves Saint Laurent brand was founded, the unconventional designer has dazzled women as much with his creations as with his perfumes. Bold and original, the Yves Saint Laurent style has crossed the ages without taking a wrinkle. In 1977, YSL unveiled “Opium”. With a sulphurous title, a sulphurous fragrance… Essence of scandal par excellence “Opium” is one of YSL’s most famous and most adored fragrances. After the success of the Eau de Perfume, the YSL brand will present its Eau de Toilette.
Opium Eau de Toilette, the story of a legendary perfume
In 1977, the moral revolution is underway. Because he is always where he is not expected, Yves Saint Laurent decides, once is not customary, to shock the bourgeoisie and presents a perfume with the sulphurous name “Opium”. “Opium, Eau de Toilette” is a fragrance that opens onto the imagination, mixing forbiddenness and sensation while infusing a wind of freedom. Regarding the choice of the name of the perfume, YSL affirms “” If I chose Opium as a name, it is because I intensely hoped that it could, through all its incandescent powers, release the divine fluids, the waves. magnetic, the eye-catchers and the charms of seduction which give birth to mad love ”.
Opium Eau de Toilette, between mystery and harmony
“Opium Eau de Toilette” begins with the tangy freshness of orange associated with that of aldehydes. The whole is combined with a spice, coriander for an already strong character. Then, “Opium” evolves towards a very foral heart thanks to the presence of carnation, jasmine, ylang-ylang and rose. This floral heart is enhanced by cinnamon. Finally, the base is intended to be seductive and mixes opoponax, vanilla, benzoin and patchouli. Inspired by an Inrô, which was a small box with a medicinal vocation that the Samurai wore hanging from their belt, the bottle takes up the codes of its elder.
Discover the myth reinvented …
A fragrance with a scandalously evocative name, Opium is an open door to the imagination, a journey into the unknown, to an extraordinary, mysterious elsewhere, rich in sensations and emotions.
Returning to the sources of Opium, the new aesthetic of the Eau de Toilette bottle echoes the original enô.
It exalts the mystery, the pleasure and the contemporaneity of the object.
The flight of Mandarin, Bergamot and Lily of the Valley reveals a heart of Jasmine, Carnation and Myrrh. Then the deep aromas of Vanilla, Amber, Opoponax and Patchouli blend into the skin in a disturbing trail.
The spicy oriental harmony is born in an extreme sensuality.
Olfactory family: Oriental – Spicy
Head note: Cinnamon, Pepper, Orange, Chilli.
Heart note: Carnation, Jasmine, Rose, Ylang-Ylang.
Base note: Vanilla, Benzoin, Patchouli, Opoponax.
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