BLACK OPIUM EAU DE PARFUM

Yves Saint Laurent

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3.5

106 reviews

58%
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3.0
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5 years ago

Black Opium to my nose is not terrible by any means, it's actually "nice". I'd give it 2.5 stars, rounding up to 3. Nice as in pleasant, inoffensive, but also rather forgettable. The fact that it...

About reviewer (594 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesGray



3.0
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5 years ago

Kind of a boring fragrance imho, it doesn't wow but its a crowd pleaser.

About reviewer (28 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesBrown


1.0
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5 years ago

I still have a bottle of the original Opium, which IMO is a masterpiece and was ground-breaking in its day. I was outraged and heart-broken when I heard they reformulated it. I love the original...

About reviewer (703 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrown, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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5 years ago

Mmmmmm....Smells like fairy farts....no seriously though it smells divine...for me it started out very sweet, but after a while it is now smelling smokier...with florals...some vanilla....sweet...

About reviewer (47 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairRed, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


2.0
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5 years ago

This is far too floral on me. I don't get any of the coffee or vanilla that some people mention, though I do get a little patchouli. Mostly it is just very sweet floral. It's very "perfumey" and...

About reviewer (361 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinVery Dry, Fair, Neutral

HairBrown, Curly, Other

EyesBrown


3.0
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5 years ago

Whereas the original Opium was nauseating and headache inducing to me, I find Black Opium to be the polar opposite. It's an OK vanilla scent (I love vanilla) and I don't smell the coffee, but it's...

About reviewer (64 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesBlue


4.0
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5 years ago

I was surprised at some of the negative reviews of this, although I am not comparing it to the original Opium (which was too heavy for me, if I remember correctly). On its own, this is a lighter...

About reviewer (89 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


2.0
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5 years ago

If you are of a certain age and remember the first launch of Opium decades ago you will know Yves Saint Laurent is spinning in his grave at the thought of this. I'm not implying this is horrid, it...

About reviewer (371 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinSensitive, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Other, Other

EyesBlue


1.0
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5 years ago

This is a huge miss. Basically the same as LVEB from Lancome, Flowerbomb, Bon Bon - they are all made by L'Oreal. Not an interesting scent, but sickly sweet (headache inducing).

About reviewer (470 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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5 years ago

This is a gorgeous scent. When I first read there was a coffee note I wasn't sure but it just adds a warm richness to the vanilla. Beautiful for evenings out, good strength to it. As an fyi I...

About reviewer (148 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown



3.0
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5 years ago

Black Opium to my nose is not terrible by any means, it's actually "nice". I'd give it 2.5 stars, rounding up to 3. Nice as in pleasant, inoffensive, but also rather forgettable. The fact that it...

About reviewer (594 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesGray



3.0
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5 years ago

Kind of a boring fragrance imho, it doesn't wow but its a crowd pleaser.

About reviewer (28 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesBrown


1.0
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5 years ago

I still have a bottle of the original Opium, which IMO is a masterpiece and was ground-breaking in its day. I was outraged and heart-broken when I heard they reformulated it. I love the original...

About reviewer (703 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrown, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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5 years ago

Mmmmmm....Smells like fairy farts....no seriously though it smells divine...for me it started out very sweet, but after a while it is now smelling smokier...with florals...some vanilla....sweet...

About reviewer (47 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairRed, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


2.0
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5 years ago

This is far too floral on me. I don't get any of the coffee or vanilla that some people mention, though I do get a little patchouli. Mostly it is just very sweet floral. It's very "perfumey" and...

About reviewer (361 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinVery Dry, Fair, Neutral

HairBrown, Curly, Other

EyesBrown




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