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Opium revi

Aug 22, 2016

Very pleased with this purchase. Was out recently and received several compliments on how good I smelled. Have been an opium user for years.

OPIUM MYSTERY SOLVED

May 3, 2015

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE BEYOND FRUSTRATED ABOUT THE RE-FORMULATED OPIUM, LET ME SAY I SHARE YOUR SADNESS. I CONDUCTED A 6-MONTH RESEARCH, INCLUDING WRITING TO YSL. WELL, HERE IT IS: THE FRAGRANCE NOTE THAT IS MISSING IS CARNATION. APPARENTLY THERE IS SOME TYPE OF REGULATION ON USING CARNATION OIL AND ITS' IMPORTATION. UNLESS THIS NOTE IS DE-REGULATED, WE WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE THE EXOTIC AND SENSUAL FRAGRANCE MOST OF HAVE USED FOR 20 TO 30 YEARS. I USED TO SAY, "A DAY WITHOUT OPIUM IS LIKE A DAY WITHOUT SUNSHINE." I HAVE SEARCHED FOR A FRAGRANCE THAT COMES CLOSE TO OPIUM WITH NO LUCK. I HAVE, THEREFORE, SWITCHED OVER TO CHANEL COCO NOIR. IF YOU WANT CARNATION TOP NOTES, GO WITH L'AIR DU TEMPS, BUT NOTHING CAN REPLACE OPIUM. I WOULD PAY DOUBLE IF YSL WOULD BRING IT BACK.. SORRY OPIUM LOVERS--ITHIS STORY DOESN'T HAVE A HAPPY ENDING.

Hate what you have done to Opium receipe

Nov 20, 2013

I've been wearing Opium for 30 years and I hate what you have done to the original receipe of this fragrance. It doesn't even smell like the original at all. You need to fix the change as you are losing customers. On ebay people are paying a fortune old half used bottles of the old original opium becaused they LOVE the smell of the old original fragrance.

The new formula is a great disappointment !!

Jul 28, 2016

New formula is a great disappointment! Wore the original for over 30 years.

So disappointed

Jan 29, 2013

Not the original! When I bought it for the first time I thought I got a counterfeit and took it back. The girl at the store had no clue about the change and didn't know the difference, Underlying scent is similar but whatever was added or changed is horrible. Been wearing Opium since high school and I'm so disappointed with the new formula. The new formula is too "old" of a scent for a young woman so I can't see how they think they will attract a new clientele. The original is better suited for young women. I've seen post after post on how loyal clients such as myself are disgusted by the change. Please bring it back! I'd love to know why YSL did this!

Opium spray

Sep 28, 2014

I have worn this scent for over 30 years. I now only use the crème as the spray does not smell the same. I even thought maybe I was being shipped OLD merchandise. Please change it back. It is my signature scent. Other people have noticed the difference too!!

New Opium formula harsh - not enticing

Apr 5, 2012

Not what I expected. Have been a long-time fan of what I thought was a classic. I ordered a new bottle and thought I'd been scammed. NOTHING like the original formula that I loved. Yves St Laurent -- Why would you change such a sensual recognizable scent into bug bomb?

Opium Changed

Nov 19, 2014

I have been wearing Opium since 1980. Always was known for my Scent. Now I can't even wear it. It smells nothing like it did. I have 2 bottles of the new revised scent and will be giving it away. Just finished the last of my Old bottle. Now I have to find a new Perfume. It's a SHAME Companies don't listen to their Customers. The new scent is nothing like the Original, nor does it last. Before I would have people stop me to ask what I was wearing. Now nothing. You should have just raised the price, instead of taking out the expensive ingredients. Very Disappointed.

I MISS THE ORIGINAL OPIUM

May 27, 2015

I HAVE USED OPIUM FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS AND WHEN I ORDERED IT...THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A BAD BOTTLE. THIS NEW SCENT IS BORING AND BEARS NO RESEMBLANCE TO THE CARNATION OIL THAT WAS IN ORIGINAL OPIUM...YOU SHOULD HAVE CHANGED THE NAME OR LOOKED FOR AN OIL SIMILAR TO CARNATION. I AM STILL SEARCHING IN VAIN FOR A FRAGRANCE THAT HAS THAT POWERFUL SCENT.

Intoxicating

Mar 7, 2013

Absolutely amazing! Cannot get enough of this scent and my boyfriend could not agree more. It's sexy and alluring without being over the top. Addictive too, as would be evidenced by the name.

Signature Scent!

Jun 22, 2012

This has been my favorite for thirty years. There is nothing like it... it is unforgettable! I get an abundance of compliments, I especially like the ones from handsom men!

My tip: I put the empty bottles in my bedroom drawers... clothes smell great. Actually, I have so many my room smells great!

Very sensual

Jul 19, 2016

I recently bought a bottle of the new opium , and let me say it is an impressive daring sensual jaw-dropping and exotic scent , couldnt keep the boyfriend away from me ... always loyal to ysl , opium and cinema are my two favourite juices.

Intoxicating

Jun 5, 2012

magnificently intoxicating. Opium creates a famously "celebrated rapture" that transforms sensual experiences into the other worldy;
ushering passage into higher dimensions for both of you to experience together.

What happened? LOve OPIUM, afraid to order-formula change..

Nov 13, 2015

Hi, I joined this site to order my all time favorite perfume OPIUM. I miss it so much,I joined this sight! But i am afraid to now because they say you changed the formula.? I this true? You cannot change a perfect fragrance in any way! It is like cooking! Would cake be the same with no eggs? Help!! Do I order this or can you send me a sample and let me be the judge? Thank you!