Black Opium Intense EDP by Yves Saint Laurent
Concentration: Eau de Perfume
Size: 90 ml
This women's perfume contains notes of Blue absinthe, Boysenberry, Jasmine sambac, Orange blossom, Black coffee, Sandalwood , Liquorice and Vanilla. The head notes are responsible for the opening scent of a perfume. They are usually strong scents that evaporate quickly after application of the perfume. These are also known as the top notes of a perfume. Middle or heart notes make up the body of the perfume. They are generally lighter scents that give character to the perfume. Base notes are responsible for giving depth to a perfume. These are the longest lasting and deepest notes found.
Black Opium evokes the contemporary woman, her passions and obsessions. This daringly dark scent is an opulent, addictive overdose of black coffee essence fused with sweet vanilla. The floralcy of jasmine sambac creates an edge, intensifying the overall effect at the heart of this hypnotic elixir."
The first thing that surprised about this perfume was the intensity of its name. Never heard "black" being described as "intense" before. First impressions are always important, because they help you remember the details. The second thing that attract attention is that this product has an association with someone (Zoe Kravitz) who is not only famous but strongly identified with the brand. This allows for an immediate connection to be made between the person and the brand.
About The Brand:
Yves Saint Laurent is a French luxury goods brand founded by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Berge. It belongs to the group Kering. Yves Saint Laurent designs, distributes, and retails ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, jewellery, eyewear, cosmetics and perfumes. In 1961, the company launched the Le Smoking suit for women and made an alliance with Coty two years later. In 2006, only six years after his death from cancer, Saint Laurent was replaced by new creative director Stefano Pilati.
Top Notes: Blue absinthe, Boysenberry
Middle Notes: Jasmine sambac, Orange blossom, Black coffee
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Liquorice, Vanilla