by 20 people
Dec 11, 2016
I have been using Opium since i was 18 years old and i am still using it (I am now 53 years old). I have to say that since six years the odor is not the same as it used to be. It is not even close to it. I really cannot understand how can you ruin such a perfume. Please look into this matter since by this you will be losing this wonderful perfume's customers. BTW, i cannot use any other perfume because i feel that this one personalizes me. Moreover, i bought it from different countries in order to check if it differs from one country to another. But no, it is the same poor Opium fragrance.
Sorry for my very bad review, but this is the truth and it is a pity for this perfume was one of a kind.
May 21, 2012
I don't have a lot of money, and I saved for months to buy a new bottle of Opium. I've used it for over 20 years and loved it. Now, I regret having wasted my money on the new stuff. The scent is simply NOT the same as before. I used to have people ask what I was wearing. Now, they just want to know what that strong "floral" smell is. Please change it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 25, 2016
This is not the "real" Opium of the not so distant past!! The spice of sandalwood, allure and fragrance no longer exists with the newest formula. It is dull and certainly does not stimulate the senses. I never get compliments from strangers or anyone else like I use to. Please bring back the old formula and I will return as a satisfied, grateful, and appeased customer!!!!
Jan 15, 2012
I have been buying and using Opium since 1977. I just bought 2 bottles and for the first time ever, I am disappointed. The bottle is different and the sprayer is awful. It smells very different. I thought it was me so I sprayed some from a new bottle on a tissue and some from my old bottle on a tissue and it is a very different smell. I had other people to smell and they to thought it was different.
PLEASE CHANGE IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 5, 2011
I was a little surprised with the new bottle, but completely shocked that the fragrance has also changed. Not by much,but it is definately different. I have been an opium girl since 1979 and something is very different here. All but one fragrance sales people have assured me that the fragrance has not changed. Anyone else find this?
Dec 25, 2015
I tend to wear Opium in the cooler months. I had two large bottles so it has been some time since I have had the need to purchase my beloved scent.
Brought my purchase home, gave a spritz and . . . . As others have noted what came out is a far cry from Opium. Compared to the original this is awful. Fortunately it no longer has the staying power so the aroma did not linger long.
This is so disappointing. A fine house would never do this to loyal patrons. Adieu my beloved.
Nov 14, 2016
I so miss the original formula of this perfume. My grandmother used it, my mom used it, and I used it. The new for formula just is not the same. Please bring back the old formula. I cannot bring myself to spend the money on this newer version again. It just sits on my shelf, not getting used.
Aug 17, 2014
I have been wearing Opium since 1986 and I am so dissapointed in the new scent. I wish you would bring back the original scent, as it was so sultry. I always received compliments when I wore it. Now it has a powdery rubber smell. There is an old saying ---- don't fix what isn't broken. I miss my Opium so very much, hopefully one day in the near future you will bring it back!
Jul 6, 2011
I ADORE the fragrance, but I am soooooooo disappointed in the current diffuser on 1.6oz bottle. The retailer was kind enough to replace what I thought was possibly just a defective spray attachment, but the second bottle shoots a river of fragrance the same way. The stream hits, then runs off your arm, or down your cleavage, or it turns just enough to spray right past my head, wasting my fabulously extravagant fragrance.
Is this your plan to get me to buy more product?
YSL PLEASE CHANGE DIFFUSER!!!
Oct 11, 2011
I do love opium and have been wearing it for years!
However I bought a new bottle recently and really don't like the cheap top. It comes off in your hand and the its sprays like a garden hose. I wish you would change the spray top.
But,oh I love the smell !
Aug 15, 2011
I have used this product for many years as I love love love the fragrance (and so do others I come in contact with!!) The unfortunate problem is that they changed a good thing....the bottle!! In April 2011 I purchased a new bottle in the duty free shop in BC and have had nothing but problems with it ever since. The sprayer is absolutely terrible. It sprays a stream instead of a spray right past your point of direction...the lid continuously falls off and having to have that plastic topper on it at all times so that it doesn't spray when it shouldn't is a real nuisance...I wish I could return it and find an old bottle somewhere or figure out how to open it and pour the contents into another spray bottle....too bad...this product is expensive but I don't mind paying for it....until now!!
Jan 3, 2017
My Wife has been using the Opium Products for over 35+ years. she absolutely loves them all. She receives several of the Opium products every Christmas and she only has to replenish a few through out the year. I guess I will keep purchasing this stuff until she dies since she will not use anything else. Thank YSL for all your help.