Yves Saint Laurent – Opium

Perfume: Opium
House: Yves Saint Laurent
Perfumer:Jean-Louis Sieuzac
Source: Beauty Encounter
Size: 1.5 mL EdT Spray

OsMoz Notes:
Top: Cinnamon, Pepper, Orange, Pimento
Heart: Carnation, Jasmine, Rose, Ylang-Ylang
Base: Vanilla, Benzoin, Patchouli, Opoponax

Date: 6/23/08 Weather: 84 degrees, clear, evening

Comments: Smells like all of the dressy DC events I worked back in the late 90s. There was at least one woman at each event who wore this and obliterated any other perfume someone else might wear. Spicy (black pepper, cardamom, cloves, coriander seed), woody, a hint of rose and amber and very very strong. Seeps through every nook and cranny of a room with small doses. The scent wears me, I can’t wear it.

Date: 10/18/08 Weather: 55 degrees, sunny

Comments: Wearing this very very sparingly. One 1/4 spray on the chest – done from as far away as my arms would let me, rubbed any remaining droplets on my wrist. This stuff is still mighty powerful. Spices and a hint of wax. Definitely smelling cinnamon in it this time, lurking within the woody bits.
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