Sam-I-Am 5

Sam-I-Am

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:25.10.2005

Reviews:30

Members who trust:11

Quote-start

Decadent Eastern Mystery for the Mature Woman

Quote-end
12.03.2012

Advantages:
Everything a woman needs

Disadvantages:
May be heady for some .

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Staying power

Design of the bottle

Value for money

How would you describe the fragrance?Heavy, Tangy / sharp, Oriental, Spicy 

Would you buy it again?Yes

Why did you buy it?Packaging, Advertising, Recommendation

21 Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful See ratings
very helpful by (100%):
  1. docpov
  2. Violet1278
  3. A-me
and 20 other members

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

I am coming up to my more mature years now and although it seems impossible that I was once young, felt sexy, glamour and exciting, certain things recapture the spirit of youth while retaining the allure of a real woman. Of course Perfume, not eau de toilette, plays a real part in this as women have been using some forms of scent since long before we had shops, TV and advertising to inspire us.

My favourite perfume of all time is Opium and although I might try others, I always come back to this particular one for many reasons. I first tried it in my mid thirties, which Iíll only say was over twenty years ago and it has stood the test of time, as do most fragrances from the House of Yves St Laurent.

The Jewel in the Crown

The very name OPIUM suggests Eastern regions, opulent palaces in the sun-drenched countries we like to imagine in our dreams. The bottles this perfume come in have changed over the years from smooth and sleek to rich, dark and jewel-shaped, but the perfume itself stays the same, a rich aroma that seeps into the pores of your skin and remains as a lingering reminder throughout the day and well into the early hours of morning.

A Heady Mixture.

On opening the top, whichever bottle you might own, you will get a hint of very special mixture that makes this perfume so unique. Spray a little on your pulse points and allow your nose to pix up the warm, rich mixture of citrus, floral and oriental. For this mixes the best of all three to make a perfume you cannot resist.

Top notes of carnation, mandarin and bergamot play like summer breezes across the senses, while the middle notes of myrrh and jasmine bring in the mystic allure of the souk, while the final accord waits to deepen and finalise the perfection that is yours with deep amber and vanilla depths.

This perfume has changed slightly with the times, but the fragrance is timeless so you may find your current bottle has a slightly different make-up, but its still a gorgeous mixture even if you choose the slightly younger and less heady make.

Beware the temptress is a minx.

Yes, Iím afraid that once youíve sampled the delights of this perfume you wonít wish to go back to anything else. This is a mature womanís perfume, though young ladies might be tempted to play, this is a minx, light and playful one moment then all woman the next.

I have been using this for most of my adult life and it still stays as addictive as the name it carries. But itís far less dangerous, though expensive on the pocket, unless you use its charms with yours to tempt your valentine to buy this for you. If so then be careful of what you wish for, it will probably come true.
Down to Earth.

This is a really lovely perfume and although it was nearly banned for its name, itís been around since the late 1970ís and although the formula does adjust slightly you can bank on it being a winner for most people. I find it lingers on my skin for ages and canít wear it in the day unless Iím going out later, which sadly I donít do so much now. In my twenties it took me from work to play and as I got older I would keep it for the evening. Now Iím over the hill I wear it on the rare evening out and remember when it honestly did make me feel every bit as alluring as a screen siren.

You can buy it in most good department stores for about £39 per 30mls. Do shop around though.

Thanks for reading.

This review may appear on other sites. ©Lfuller2012.


  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 1p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 1p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this reviewís content

Comments about this review »

AnneLorraine1 13.03.2012 13:25

Super review

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

Post comment

Compare prices »

1 to 25 out of 30 offers for Yves Saint Laurent Opium Eau de Parfum Spray Show all offers   Sorted by: Price 
Yves Saint Laurent Opium Eau de Toilette

Yves Saint Laurent Opium Eau de Toilette

Yves Saint Laurent Opium For Women Eau de Toilette is an outspoken, sensual, iconic scent ... more

with all the intrigue and mystery of The East.
Hugely controversial at the time of its creation,
Opium was withdrawn because of its
boundary-pushing name. Be rebe...

 Visit Shop  >
chemistdirect.co.uk
Postage & Packaging£3.49
Availabilityrefer to website
chemistdirect.co.uk

YSL, Yves Saint Laurent Yves Saint Laurent Bele D`opium 90 Ml Edp

YSL, Yves Saint Laurent Yves Saint Laurent Bele D`opium 90 Ml Edp

yvessaintlauren bele d opium 90 ml edp brand new in original box but no wrapping ... more

cellophane for any more information discount
payment method or free post please contact us
before purchase we send goods every monday
wednesday and friday

4 more offers (£44.57 to £60.10) from this merchant

ebay

Postage & Packaging£0.00
Availabilityavailable
ebay

YSL Opium Eau de Parfum Spray 30ml

YSL Opium Eau de Parfum Spray 30ml

Yves Saint Laurent Opium eau de toilette spray for women is described as a fruity and ... more

aromatic scent, which opens with top notes of
carnation, cinnamon and pepper, fusing with a
heart of jasmine, rose and ylang ylang, all of
which sits on top of a smoo...

 Visit Shop  >
fragrancedirect.co.u...
Postage & Packagingrefer to website
Availabilityrefer to website
fragrancedirect.co.uk

Yves Saint Laurent Opium Pour Femme Eau De Toilette Spray By Ysl 50ml

Yves Saint Laurent Opium Pour Femme Eau De Toilette Spray By Ysl 50ml

Opium 50ml EDT Spray

14 more offers (£46.00 to £118.29) from this merchant

amazon marketplace health and beauty

 Visit Shop  >
amazon marketplace h...
Postage & Packaging£3.99
AvailabilityUsually dispatched within 1-2 business days...
amazon marketplace health and beauty

Product Information Ľ

Manufacturer's product description

A gentle oriental essence blended with delicate scent of apricot blossom. Exotic, luminous, sparkling. Top notes of...

Product details

Type of Perfume Eau de Parfum
Long Name Opium Eau De Parfum Spray
EAN 0120955817062, 0120956817061, 0368462365175, 0556780002395, 1765440556386, 3365440003057, 3365440556300, 3365440556348, 3365440556386, 3365440556461, 3365440003033

Ciao

Listed on Ciao since 26/07/2000

Show all Product Information

More reviews Ľ

Review Ratings Ľ

This review of Yves Saint Laurent Opium Eau de Parfum Spray has been rated:

"very helpful" by (100%):

  1. docpov
  2. Violet1278
  3. A-me

and 20 other members

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.



Are you the manufacturer / provider of Yves Saint Laurent Opium Eau de Parfum Spray? Click here