My 80-something grandmother has been regularly wearing Opium since it first came out.
It smells soft, cozy, warm and so beautiful on her.
Opium (1977) by Yves Saint Laurent is a Oriental Spicy fragrance for women. Opium (1977) was created by Jean Amic, Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Raymond Chaillan.Top notes are coriander, plum, citruses, mandarin orange, pepper, jasmine, cloves, west indian bay and bergamot; middle notes are carnation, sandalwood, patchouli, cinnamon, orris root, peach, lily-of-the-valley and rose; base notes are labdanum, tolu balsam, sandalwood, opoponax, musk, coconut, vanilla, benzoin, vetiver, incense, cedar, myrrh, castoreum and amber.It smells just like it did in my childhood and I love it just as much, if not even more. This is a vintage but unique and outstanding perfume.i found a partial sample of opium at a white elephant sale. It has a stronger, characteristic scent which is tipically oriental, spicy and warm in the same time.She held a good-sized bottle on the flat palm of her hand, near her solar plexus.
Madame Lombard was nonplussed - she liked the image, the French on it, and the designer well enough, but the name was met with strong disapproval.
Extremely alluring, and the vintage really is where it's at.
My bottle from the early nineties is still perfect, has not turned at all.
I do hope she smiled again when it finally came down.
Madame Lombard, you were the best French teacher Ever, and Opium is like no other scent - Ever.
It's very obviously meant for dabbing, but I have transfered the juice into a fancy silver decant with a golden crackle texture that almost looks like some kind of snakeskin, because dabbing never gives me the right feeling. Oh my God, what is that, is this created by a human being? This is just beautiful, the most wonderful Oriental I have ever smelled.