Scentsational Finds: YSL Black Opium

Bold, delicious, intriguing...

Black Opium is one of those fragrances that doesn't fade into the background. Sometimes there are occasions where finding a dramatic entrance sets the overall tone of your evening. Confidence is often bottled, literally. This liquid speaks an unspoken language and it is quite alluring. If you are someone who is searching for a scent with impact, drama, and a touch of sweetness, this is a perfect choice! 

The key note in this beautiful floriental will be a wake up call: coffee! Yes, the cup of joe is one thing that permeates throughout the lovely scent from first spray to drydown. When I mention coffee, it is more of that after dinner coffee liqueur. Syrupy almost caramel tinged goodness. The supporting cast of players in this symphony are orange blossom, jasmine, vanilla, cedar, patchouli, and pink pepper. 

Black Opium is ideal for transitioning away from very cotton candy sweet fragrances. There is enough gourmand to not alienate your desire for candy, but tempered with notes that give weight and depth. Patchouli and cedar ensure you will be remembered not just as a sweetie, but also spicy and, well, grown up. It never comes off as too mature, but surely elevates any fragrance collection with a great night scent or a transitional Fall/Winter option. 

Live Life Colorfully!

Stephanie