Opium Eau De Toilette Spray

A spicy oriental harmony for extreme sensuality.

Opium Eau De Toilette Spray

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Opium Eau De Toilette Spray

Opium Eau De Toilette Spray is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 100.
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A spicy oriental harmony for extreme sensuality.

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Type

Women's Fragrance

What it is

The overtly sensual side of the Yves Saint Laurent perfume masterpiece is less assertive in the Eau de Toilette, but only a little. The opulent, decadent character is immediately apparent from the immediate swoon of mandarin and bergamot notes, deepened by myrrh, jasmine and carnation. Amber unlocks the final note… and the heart of the woman who wears it. In a chic Chinoiserie-inspired flacon.

ALCOHOL - PARFUM/ FRAGRANCE - AQUA/ WATER - BENZYL SALICYLATE - LIMONENE - BENZYL ALCOHOL - LINALOOL - HYDROXYCITRONELLAL - EUGENOL - GERANIOL - COUMARIN - CITRONELLOL - HEXYL CINNAMAL - BENZYL BENZOATE - CINNAMYL ALCOHOL - CITRAL - ISOEUGENOL - BENZYL CINNAMATE - AMYL CINNAMAL - ANISE ALCOHOL - (F.I.L. C163954/2) 
Ratings & Reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disheartened Love the product and had initials engraved on bottle. When received the opposite side of engraving had a crack in the glass. Not enough to leak product but obscured the engraving
Date published: 2020-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing scent An amazing scent very scentuous and addicting. Favorite of al times,
Date published: 2020-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as I remember from 40 years ago, but ok Does not last all day! Use to though ! My daughter uses Opium also, she says it smells different, but still uses it.
Date published: 2020-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sophisticated, musky and sultry I have been wearing opium for 20 years . I just feel like the formulation is so different. It just doesn’t last as long . I still love it, but I still have an original bottle and it is different . I miss the cream too
Date published: 2020-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgous I have had more compliments on how I smell since starting to wear Opium back in the eighties
Date published: 2020-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Desires Every woman's chemistry is different and everyone can't wear same parfume. This particular scent was created with elegance in mind for every woman. So anyone could wear it
Date published: 2020-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fragrance! Great fragrance - worn this for many year and always receive compliments!
Date published: 2020-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Opium I've worn Opium for 30+ years. Nothing else has ever appealed to me. And, I still receive compliments.
Date published: 2020-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unmistakable Fragrance My Wife and I enjoy this product immensely, and she will relentlessly search for it until she is able to secure her desired fragrance. Thanks for being the ones to provide this perfume that can easily be purchased and end the search.
Date published: 2020-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Miss the Opium Oil and Cream I've worn Opium since its debut. A signature scent for me. The formula has changed, I assume due to unavailability of ingredients. I used to layer perfume, oil, and cream (not thin lotion) for best long-lasting effect, but can no longer find the oil anyway. Would love to see the oil and cream products return.
Date published: 2020-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Opium Perfume Always get compliments every time I wear this! Love this perfume!
Date published: 2019-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Only Scent I'm 71 and I've been wearing Opium since it's release. Yes, I prefer the original sent but nothing else works for me. I have Black Opium as well and I do switch off but I always mix both with Jovan Musk Oil. This has been my signature scent forever and my coworkers, friends, even strangers comment on how good I smell.
Date published: 2019-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Fragrance I always get compliments when I wear this fragrance.
Date published: 2019-09-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So disappointed, STILL! Like many many others I have been wearing all Opium produces since 1980 (I’m now 70). It is my signature scent. The past 5-6 years the perfume is NO where near the original scent and I don’t enjoy it. Plus it fades away quickly. I continue to use the body lotion (that smells like the original) and talc when I can find it. If you can keep the body lotion smelling the same why can’t you do the same for the perfumes? There is a huge following. Multigenerational in some instances... PLEASE PLEASE return to the original formula. Not all fragrances have a loyal following as OPIUM does.
Date published: 2019-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely The Best!! To the person who would like the name changed, while I appreciate your right to your opinion, I believe these reviews are not about the name. I’ve worn this for 35 years and after decades of compliments, I will not consider anything else! In my 20’s I tried almost all the popular high end fragrances but always returned to Opium! Once you learn some layering techniques, it can be both subtle for daytime and alluring-hypnotic for nighttime. Granted, it’s not for everyone as it mixes with each Womans chemistry different so it can’t fairly be assessed by spraying/smelling a tester. I do wish there were more options like other fragrances. I’d love to see the Body Oil come back, amazing feel!The Body Cream is far superior and last longer then the lotion. The powder is soft/shimmery, perfect for out of the shower/bath and freshening up. Please bring in more product options for Opium!!
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loyal user I have used Opium for almost 40 years, and my husband who just passed away LOVED it.
Date published: 2019-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Opium I love this perfume, also my husband loves and I always get compliments from strangers.
Date published: 2018-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Opium is my signature scent I've worn Opium for over 40 years -- obviously I love it and all the Opium products!
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it !!! I got this for myself few weeks ago and I used it and then I loved it !!!
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Using Opium For Over 32 yrs Just is not the same as it used to be. Totally different scent. Why? Also went to Dillard’s today and they told me they do not have the shower gel in the store but they could order it online for me. They told me it was being discontinued. Can anyone tell me if it is being discontinued at Dillard’s or discontinued through YSL?
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Close but no cigars My father in law gave me my first bottle in 1983. It is the ONLY one I’ve worn. Ive tried others but I’m hooked on Opium (that sounds bad :)) Just bought a new one because I drain the bottle and get every last drop. It’s all my husband gives me. Wish I had read the reviews before buying. Company says they changed formula for due time regulations or some reason. Really??? After 100 years you’re going to change it?? Even the box is different. Lots of compliments from strangers on old formula. Not one with this bottle. Would I recommend??? Probably not until it’s changed back.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My fragrance of choice for 30 years Love the spicy scent of Opium. It’s the only fragrance I’ve worn for over 30 years, since my accidental discovery of it at Harrod’s In London.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I miss my Opium I have been a fan of Opium since I purchased my first bottle of Opium in 1980. I loved it so! I could smell it on my clothes long after I applied it. I could smell it in the room. And it made me happy every time! No longer. I spray voluminous amounts on my clothes just to smell it but it dissipates almost immediately. It doesn’t carry the same rich tones anymore. What happened??? I won’t purchase another bottle of Opium after this bottle unless I know it has been changed back to it’s formal glorious fragrance
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fragrance but only need a little This fragrance is very nice purchased it for my mom and she loves it but be mindful only need one or two sprays as it is strong. Can be used for day or evening wear
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Opium Opium has been my only perfume for 20 plus years. I love the spray bottle and that it has a lid that comes off easily.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's The Only One I Wear I've exclusively worn Opium since the early 80's, It's my signature scent. Now that I'm considered a mature woman, it seems to follow my aging process an that it gets richer with every passing year.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from missing original scents I have worn Opium since I was 16, now in 50's and over time the fragrance has changed and does not stay on very long. I miss the original fragrance. Please bring back the original scents.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Signiture Scent I have been using the original Opium for many years. It is not too strong but leaves a subtle scent that brings me many compliments. I only but it at Macy's because the quality is high and consistent..
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfume Love the scent - receive many compliments. Bought with discount code. Price comparable to other retailers
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from signature scent I've worn this for more than 30 years & if I try anything else, my hubby says "it isn't you!" It's amazingly complex when you layer perfume, toilette & the oil. Lasts all day without ever smelling strong & changes somewhat over time. I LOVE IT!
Date published: 2017-03-30
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Questions & Answers

Is it still possible to get the real Opium perfume.

Asked by: Joni of NC
Hello! Yves Saint Laurent Beaute sells products exclusively through our website, select department and specialty stores and at our Yves Saint Laurent Boutiques. To locate the nearest Yves Saint Laurent Beaute counter, please visit our Store Locator here. Since some store locations only carry Yves Saint Laurent Fragrance, we recommend calling the store before your visit if you are also interested in cosmetics and skincare. You may also visit our website http://www.yslbeautyus.com/
Answered by: Yves Saint Laurent
Date published: 2019-03-10

Have they gone back to the old formula? I don't want to purchase this if they have not. Thank you

Asked by: SusieQ
I could be wrong, but I think it has remained the same formula, it's just that the Opium scent is very different whether you buy perfume, toilette spray, cologne or oil. If you like the perfume scent, you may dislike the toilette spray. So just be sure you always purchase the aroma in the same form. I hope this helps ...
Answered by: Casper
Date published: 2018-10-14

Since I started getting a rash when using Opium (used it for over 30 yrs with no problem), I realize that the formula has been changed. After reading all the questions, won't someone please comment as to if you will bring back the original Opium.

Asked by: zmarlene
What i know . for me still same. Love to use opium all the time. I been using over than 30 years too.
Answered by: Florence
Date published: 2018-12-07

What has happened to OPIUM Eau De Toilette Spray? It no longer has the beautiful fragrance it had t...

What has happened to OPIUM Eau De Toilette Spray? It no longer has the beautiful fragrance it had three years ago, plus it no longer lingers on the body. The fragrance immediately evaporates. Is too much alcohol added? I no longer get compliments like I used to. Brenda A.
Asked by: Anonymous
I wish they would address this and add the longevity back in. For those searching for something along these lines coco or coco noir is the most readily available alternative. DSH perfumes also has created a fragrance closer to the regional than the coco suggestions.
Answered by: susans
Date published: 2016-07-16

how do i open this bottle to access the spray? Both parts just keep turning....

how do i open this bottle to access the spray? Both parts just keep turning.
Asked by: Judithk
Remove the side clips they place for shipping and you should be able to use sprayer by pushing down on the big half ball on the top.
Answered by: Mary AnnM
Date published: 2016-07-16

how on earth do you open the bottle ?...

how on earth do you open the bottle ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Just pull off the black guard and depress the top. Brooke has spray opening. Hope this helps!
Answered by: CherieM
Date published: 2016-06-29

How do you open the Opium toilette spray bottle? We feel like idiots please help! We don't know how ...

How do you open the Opium toilette spray bottle? We feel like idiots please help! We don't know how to figure out how it sprays! LOL!
Asked by: Anonymous
Just push down the top part you should have a hole where the spray comes out
Answered by: JeannineT
Date published: 2016-06-29

Travel size of ear de toilet??...

Travel size of ear de toilet??
Asked by: Anonymous
Absolutely love it! But then I have been an opium user for 30 years. What's not to love!! Old school you know!
Answered by: KarenP
Date published: 2016-06-29

i am wondering if the new Black Opium is a oriental fragrance or if it is a floral fragrance? I have...

i am wondering if the new Black Opium is a oriental fragrance or if it is a floral fragrance? I have been wearing opium for many years and I am excited about the new perfume. However, I don't really like florals and am looking for another spicy oriental. Thanks
Asked by: debbies
Hi,Debbie Bought the black opium this year, but still not use it.as soon i use it, i will let you know.Sorry. for the answer.
Answered by: FoengO
Date published: 2016-06-29

I have just bought a new bottle of opium but cant work out how it works?!!...

I have just bought a new bottle of opium but cant work out how it works?!!
Asked by: christines
The newer bottles of Opium have a cap that must be removed before the spray is exposed. Just lift the gold cap straight up and then you can spray!!
Answered by: AlmaB
Date published: 2016-06-29

Although the scent is different I like. I do love the old one too,I have been using it for over 30 y...

Although the scent is different I like. I do love the old one too,I have been using it for over 30 years. But I agree they should let us know, as many seem to not like it. A good idea is they should make both & call the other one opiumII or something that distinguishes it from the original. If they don't do something they will lose many customers I believe.Hope listening to this YSL :)?
Asked by: Anonymous
I agree bring back the Real Opium and rename the second scent I really don't like the second scent on me but love the first Opium.
Answered by: MicheleP
Date published: 2016-06-29

is the original scent ever coming back?...

is the original scent ever coming back?
Asked by: Anonymous
If YSL substituted the key notes in the fragrance with synthetic substitutes, it will smell different. Meds and weight gain are not the reason it smells different. They've removed the original essence and replaced it with a synthetic substitute that doesn't smell the same.
Answered by: JoanK
Date published: 2016-06-29

How do you open the bottle for the Opium Eau de toilette? How do you remove the gold lid? I'm afra...

How do you open the bottle for the Opium Eau de toilette? How do you remove the gold lid? I'm afraid I will break it. Also, Now I am concerned the scent is going to be different. What the????
Asked by: DebbiO
You do NOT take off the gold top. It is a spray bottle and there is a hole in the top from where the spray comes out. I am sure that taking the gold top off WILL, in fact, break the bottle.
Answered by: ReneeR
Date published: 2016-06-29

why does this not smell like the original version of Opium eau de toilette from years ago?...

why does this not smell like the original version of Opium eau de toilette from years ago?
Asked by: Anonymous
I have either received it or purchased it myself for the past 8 years. NO it does not smell the same. I wonder why myself. I would like an answer so if I decide to order again this Christmas then I will know. Not sure if I will.
Answered by: PeggyH
Date published: 2016-06-29

I just bought a new bottle with a gold top. I can't figure out how to find the sprayer. Is there a...

I just bought a new bottle with a gold top. I can't figure out how to find the sprayer. Is there a cover over it? The whole cap assembly is very loose but I can't find the sprayer. Bonnie B
Asked by: Anonymous
There is usually a black protective cover over the very tippy top of bottle assembly. It is plastic and is only for shipping purposes. Remove that black plastic. It should be very loose and not "attached" in any way. Just pull it away. Then on the top part of the upper bottle mine has a marroon top (that matches the bottle color) and that is where you will find the sprayer hole. Renee R.
Answered by: ReneeR
Date published: 2016-06-29

How do I open top of the 3 oz. eau de toilette spray bottle?...

How do I open top of the 3 oz. eau de toilette spray bottle?
Asked by: Anonymous
Remove the brown plastic ring around the neck of the bottle by pulling it backward. Do not throw away the ring. Turn the round top of the bottle so that the hole is facing front, above the word 'Opium' that is on the bottle. Then you are ready to press down on the round top of the bottle and release the spray. I always place the brown plastic ring back on the bottle for storage.
Answered by: CaroleT
Date published: 2016-06-29

How do you access the 3 oz bottle?...

How do you access the 3 oz bottle?
Asked by: Anonymous
Pull off the gold top & there's a spray button under it. Just tug, it'll come off!
Answered by: cherylt
Date published: 2016-06-29

I need to know if the new bottle of Opium is the same exact fragance than the original Opium bottle ...

I need to know if the new bottle of Opium is the same exact fragance than the original Opium bottle from the 70's ?????
Asked by: JuliaD
I don't know. It is different but I don't know if it's the opium or my body scent has changed. I don't care for it anymore.
Answered by: AggieK
Date published: 2016-06-29

What has changed in the ingredients?? I have my precious old bottle (4.2 oz) of the Opium perfumed b...

What has changed in the ingredients?? I have my precious old bottle (4.2 oz) of the Opium perfumed body oil spray which is intoxicating to my man. The new perfume smells nothing like this and the body oil spray can no longer be found. When can I find some of the old batch, for something is sorely missing in the new mix. Sydney
Asked by: SydneyM
I have the same question.... Something is missing ...it is not the same ..
Answered by: SallyL
Date published: 2016-06-29

Is there a difference between Eau de Toilette spray and Eau de Toilette spray for women?...

Is there a difference between Eau de Toilette spray and Eau de Toilette spray for women?
Asked by: Anonymous
Not that I am aware of
Answered by: SharyonM
Date published: 2016-07-15

how on earth do I open the silly bottle?...

how on earth do I open the silly bottle? ......2oz Eau de Toilette it kinda slides down....but I can't get to it !!!!!!!!
Asked by: MoA
I don't think the bottle opens. And I've tried. So, I too, would love an answer to this Q.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-06-29

can I get the original Opium anywhere?...

can I get the original Opium anywhere?
Asked by: Anonymous
I've tried to get the original scent everywhere but nothing smells like the Opium I got 5 years ago.... got several from Yves Saint Laurent and they are not the same. Used to have a soft sexy spicy scent.....the only thing that still has the scent is bath gel.....and body cream-lotion... the perfume and toilette spray has something missing... whatever they stopped using or changed totally ruined the original scent...... sorry...
Answered by: SallyL
Date published: 2016-06-29

did they change the formula back to the original yet.... because they did change it ....it was timel...

did they change the formula back to the original yet.... because they did change it ....it was timeless and now its ordinary...did they change it back yet?
Asked by: DoryK
The last time I ordered Opium it was definitely the original! Opium never fails to elicit the question "what fragrance are you wearing" when I'm out and about in the course of the day.
Answered by: KimM
Date published: 2016-06-29

I have been using Opium for years..However, just got another bottle and the smell is different!!..Do...

I have been using Opium for years..However, just got another bottle and the smell is different!!..Don't like it at all!!...Why change a good thing?...will not be buying again
Asked by: Anonymous
The only difference is packaging...and that isn't very good I noticed no difference in smell thank goodness
Answered by: KimL
Date published: 2016-06-29

hi there, I have a bottle of ysl toillette spray that i have had for some time, isn;t there any che...

hi there, I have a bottle of ysl toillette spray that i have had for some time, isn;t there any cheaper bottles out there?
Asked by: Anonymous
You pay for what you get... Opium isn't cheap It is however worth every penny you pay for it :) Beware if you find it cheaper it probably is not the real thing :( Just like designer purses they Counterfeit perfumes
Answered by: KimL
Date published: 2016-06-29

I've been wearing Opium for over 20 years. I just purchased the 'new' bottle and cannot believe the...

I've been wearing Opium for over 20 years. I just purchased the 'new' bottle and cannot believe the difference in the product. It is no longer the 'essence' smell but a strong smell. Whatever you changed gave me an immediate headache! I have no idea what to do since I'm known for my opium. Is there a way to buy only the 'classic' and not the new formula? I do not like it and will be returning it.
Asked by: JanZ
I also recently purchased a new bottle of Opium Eau de Toilette, & although it's similar; it's not the same in my opinion. The fragrance also doesn't last anywhere near as long. I was always complimented on my perfume when I wore the 'old' version of Opium; but no-one says anything now that I am on to my new & improved version. I have worn Opium almost exclusiveley for over 30 years; but if the old version isn't reinstated, I will no longer purchase Opium. What's the old saying - "If it ain't broke, don't bother fixing it." :(
Answered by: DebM
Date published: 2016-06-29

I received a sample of Opium and loved it. However, this month I ordered a bottle and the fragrance...

I received a sample of Opium and loved it. However, this month I ordered a bottle and the fragrance is completely different? I returned it.
Asked by: S JG
I had the same experience....very disappointing...been using Opium for years and it is nothing like the original....an awful fragrance!!
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-06-29

It is true that you changed the formula from the original?...

It is true that you changed the formula from the original?
Asked by: MariaN
I do not think so. My wife has been using Opium since the 70's ( I think)
Answered by: BARRYK
Date published: 2016-06-29

what is eau de toilette spray?...

what is eau de toilette spray?
Asked by: Anonymous
All i can say is its a fancy name for spray perfume. I love my Opium.
Answered by: ervina
Date published: 2016-06-29
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