OPIUM by YVES SAINT LAURENT 90ml

$199.00

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OPIUM by YVES SAINT LAURENT 90ml

The original OPIUM Eau de Toilette was launched in 1977 & was created by perfumers Raymond Chaillan, Jean Amic and Jean-Louis Sieuzac. The flaçon was designed by Pierre Dinand.

In 2009, the fragrance was re-launched in a new flaçon, designed by YSL Art Director Fabien Baron & Stefan Pilati. The new campaign features the red-headed, English supermodel, Karen Elson.

OPIUM by YVES SAINT LAURENT 90ml is an oriental fragrance, sulfurous and provocative with an iconic silhouette. Highly erotic, the myrrh drives behind reason, exalts the senses, up to break the rules. The warm amber notes , both precious and sacred, have always exert their power of seduction. Opium Eau de Parfum, the trail of the femme fatale according to Yves Saint Laurent.

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.

Top Notes: Mandarin, Bergamot, Plum, Clove, Coriander, Pepper, Bay Leaf & Clove

Heart Notes: Jasmine, Rose, Carnation, Lily of they Valley, Ylang Ylang, Peach, Orris Root, Cinnamon, Patchouli & Sandalwood

Base Notes: Vanilla, Vetiver, Myrrh, Labdanum, Benzoin, Castoreum, Incense, Musk, Tolu, Cedar, Coconut, Vanilla & Amber

About the Brand

The history of the House of Saint Laurent is a colourful one, defined specifically by its founder’s Le Smoking tuxedo and Hedi Slimane’s brand overhaul. This is what makes the Parisian fashion label so culturally significant.

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ALL PERFUMES ARE FAR FROM EQUAL

We offer NZ’s best prices for a discerning market. Enjoy prices that are a cut above bargain basement and well below department stores. Our fragrances are the genuine article, but it is the integrity or quality of the perfume that matters. There are many reasons why perfumes spoil, often well before they are purchased by the consumer. Heat is the biggest culprit (that we term baked, like wine).

FROM WHOLESALER TO RETAILER

Many perfume discounters use sea freight for a month or so without climate control in a metal container ( New York to Auckland) plus however long they sit on the dock. At Designer Direct we only use Air Freight. Costly but your nose will love you.

CLIMATE CONTROL

The cheaper the fragrance, the less of a bargain you’re getting, and the more likely it was stored with a lack of climate-controlled warehousing. Both our NZ stores where we ship orders from have climate control.