Opium Parfum

The ultimate expression of the art and vision of Yves Saint Laurent.

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Opulence, decadence, overt sensuality--traits of the Oriental masterpiece designed by Yves Saint Laurent as an homage to the women obsessed with YSL Haute Couture and Rive Gauche Prêt-à-Porter. A swooning quality is sensed from the outset: omnipotent notes of mandarin and bergamot have the air of the mystical with middle notes of myrrh and jasmine. A final accord of deep amber laced with Opoponaux imbues the scent with its celebrated rapture. In a chic Chinoiserie-inspired flacon.

The Parfum is the ultimate expression of perfumer’s art and the vision of Yves Saint Laurent.

ALCOHOL. PARFUM (FRAGRANCE). BENZYL SALICYLATE. LIMONENE. HYDROXYCITRONELLAL. AQUA (WATER). LINALOOL. EUGENOL. GERANIOL. COUMARIN. ISOEUGENOL. CITRONELLOL. HEXYL CINNAMAL. BENZYL BENZOATE. HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE. CINNAMYL ALCOHOL. EVERNIA FURFURACEA EXTRACT. BENZYL ALCOHOL. CITRAL. BENZYL CINNAMATE. EVERNIA PRUNASTRI EXTRACT. AMYL CINNAMAL. FARNESOL. ALPHA-METHYL IONONE. "0YC02-2".

Ratings & Reviews
Opium Parfum is rated 2.7142857142857144 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Please don't call it Opium I have worn Opium since shortly after its introduction in 1977. I recently purchased some of the "new" formula and I wish I had not. It does not smell anything like the original, and the new formula does not blend with my body chemistry in a complementary way. At this price point, YSL might have had the courtesy to label it as reformulated, so as to warn longtime fans of the product to perhaps sample it before spending so much for a product that is so different than its namesake. Quite frankly, the scent is so different that in all fairness it should have been given a new name. Please don't call it "Opium" anymore. That perfume is now a thing of the past.
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Heartbroken! After being unable to find Opium in the parfum version at any of my local department stores, I was thrilled to find it online here. I immediately ordered two bottles! When it arrived, I applied some fragrance right away. I am just heartbroken! The scent is NOT the same as the Opium parfum I have loved wearing for years. Indeed, I compared the ingredients of my "old" packaging to the new, and they are different. Why oh why change perfection? The original Opium was incomparable. Please go back to that formula!
Date published: 2012-06-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Love "Vintage" Opium? DO NOT buy this! I know many of us love, love LOVE the scent of Opium we adored in the 1980s and 1990s, but this frangrance has been DESTROYED, imo, by the reformulation abomination in 2010. Ladies and gentlemen, don't be fooled by the packaging! Anything you buy that's currently offered by Yves Saint Laurent (L'Oreal) is NOT the "original Opium" we loved from the past. YSL, PLEASE bring back the old stuff!!
Date published: 2013-10-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nothing beats the original Opium about a year ago I purchased my favorite scent of all time only to find out it had been changed from the fragrance I loved so much in the 80s and 90s. Sadly this change was not for the better. Based on what I've read here and on the internet it seems many others feel the same. PLEASE YSL, bring back the original!
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 25 Years ago I was using opium 25 years ago. Love it, Love it, Love it! Still do. Had all sorts of compliment from Strangers asking, and really liking the smell. Most of the Strangers were women, who I think sometimes can be the harshest critics. Standing in a grocery line, Shopping, etc. People and I love this smell :)
Date published: 2011-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Most Loved I have used this product since it's introduction in the 70's when I went out on the town alot. I was very social, dating and dancing.
Date published: 2011-10-24
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Questions & Answers

is this pure parfum?...

is this pure parfum?
Asked by: Anonymous
it is a parfum , whenever i put it on , i feel joy :)! it always puts a smile on my face:)!
Answered by: stephanieC
Date published: 2016-07-16

Opium was my favorite purfume. Loved it, loved it. Bought some a few months ago, egads, what hav...

Opium was my favorite purfume. Loved it, loved it. Bought some a few months ago, egads, what have they done to it? Doesn't smell wonderful like it did. I'm so upset about the change. Why, why, why would they change the formula??? Libra in Michigan
Asked by: Anonymous
I will not be buying Opium after using it for over 30yrs, it is not the same, just like the oil spray they took that away, that was such a nice lingering scent, shame shame on YSL!!
Answered by: lindam
Date published: 2016-06-30

I have seen Opium in a red bottle, it was not a tal bottle ? Can you help ? Thanks...

I have seen Opium in a red bottle, it was not a tal bottle ? Can you help ? Thanks
Asked by: LK
no this is real deal. the bottle is about 3" tall. it only takes a dab it wonderful I love it. look at the price on other sights. I am very pleased with this I bought 2 . This is the only Parfum I use, not a spray a daub, I would recommend this anyone you will not be disappointed
Answered by: RITAS
Date published: 2016-06-30

I can't get into my opium bottle how does lid come off ?...

I can't get into my opium bottle how does lid come off ?
Asked by: Madison AnnD
Simply pull it straight up. You don't need to twist or unscrew, but you might have to pull up firmly if it is stiff from not being opened before. It that doesn't work, I suggest you take it into a perfume counter in a dept store and see if they can get it open. Good Luck.
Answered by: LindaN
Date published: 2016-06-30

Has the bottle labeling of Yves Saint Laurent Opium Parfume extract 15ml changed from that shown on ...

Has the bottle labeling of Yves Saint Laurent Opium Parfume extract 15ml changed from that shown on websites. I bought otwo bottles from a reputable company and instead of the bottle reading Opium Parfume, it just says Opium and the gold writing is peeling off. The extract is very weak, only the wearer knows they are wearing it, and fades away after about an hour. Can you tell me if this is a genuine product?
Asked by: Elizao
I believe that YSL changed the formula. I agree, it is not the same. However, I can smell it late in the day after putting it on in the early AM. I don't know why they changed the formula and I truly wish they hadn't.
Answered by: Debra AB
Date published: 2016-06-30

When was Opium changed - after wearing a few hours it most definitely is different?...

When was Opium changed - after wearing a few hours it most definitely is different?
Asked by: BarbaraL
my husband does not notice a difference, He loves it even after ours of wear.
Answered by: SuzanneM
Date published: 2016-06-30

Please can someone tell me how to open the pure parfum bottle?...

Please can someone tell me how to open the pure parfum bottle?
Asked by: Anonymous
A slow twist with a little upward pressure. Be gentle so to not spill. The top stopper has a rubber like boot on it so that it fits very tight. This is to limit lost from evaporation. Be patient, once you get use to the procedure it becomes quite natural.
Answered by: MicheleW
Date published: 2016-06-30

Please can someone tell me how to open the pure parfum bottle?...

Please can someone tell me how to open the pure parfum bottle?
Asked by: DivanB
It has a stopper that you twist to open ...
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-06-30
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