By releasing Opium Eau de Parfum in 1977, Yves Saint Laurent shocked his devotees as this fragrance went beyond the determinate rules of conventional fashion. As Laurent was infatuated with the Orient, as well as with the unfathomable nature of women’s innermost emotions, he decided to give life to a creation like this whereby all the mystery, exoticism and magic could be exposed in the most seductive way possible.
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.
Spray Opium Eau de Parfum behind the earlobes and wrists.
These are the pulse points where the body is warmer and this shall considerably enhance the fragrance. You may also give your hair, key bone, neck, shoulders, decollete and back a light spritz, because the perfume is very likely to settle there and last longer.
Apply sparingly and from a distance.