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Opium pour Homme (1995)
by Yves Saint Laurent


Opium pour Homme information

Year of Launch1995
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 719 votes)

People and companies

HouseYves Saint Laurent
PerfumerJacques Cavallier
PackagingPierre Dinand
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group > YSL Beaute
Parent Company at launchElf Aquitaine > Sanofi Beauté

About Opium pour Homme

A very sweet oriental fragrance. Opium Homme is the male counterpart to the original Opium (Ladies).
The Opium fragrances were banned in some countries because of the name.

Opium pour Homme fragrance notes

Reviews of Opium pour Homme

A classical spicy masculine fragrance, with some fresh, unusual, twist. Good performances. I can recognize it's Opium.
23rd May, 2017
A clean, classic, balanced fragrance from YSL. There is a timeless quality to Opium that makes it suitable for the contemporary user, both for casual or even formal wear, preferably in cooler weather.

Opium has an old-school vibe to it with its citrus-oriental-spice formulation, reminding me of great scents like Carven pour Homme (original) and Mediterraneum.

Unless it’s overapplied, Opium is a safe, pleasant cologne to wear without coming across as overpowering nor cloying. Glad to own a bottle! ;^>
30th April, 2017
This gets a slight thumbs up due to the weak projection and longevity (EDT version). Other than that this is a nice masculine scent, blended well with a slight spicy edge and some sweetness. IMO this will be a good layering scent to add spice to some that are a little too sweet. Worth the price. Enjoy!
12th January, 2017
Opium pour Homme begins with a duet of anise and blackcurrant and this pair leads us straight to the core of the piece - fruity notes wrapped around bergamot. Along with citrus oils they give the impression of a slightly oily and dark orange.

Amongst the many colours swirling around this thin, fruity-aromatic syrup is an oddly out of place, pale medico-camphoraceous Atlas cedar. It reminds me of the milky-fresh smell of urinal cake that comes from the more hygienic of mens public toilets; but there are more congenial smells too...

You can find tobacco leaf, whiskey & orange, ginger ale and mulled wine with spices and mandarin. There's also an aromatic note and a green accord with pine. The hint of outdoor freshness they give feels like a window's been left open somewhere and the cedar note points us in the direction of the bathroom.

At first OpH is a bit underwhelming, but it does get better... A dusty sweet pot-pourri rounds up all the wispy loose ends and ties them in together, this helps to make sense of all the bits and pieces, and the dusty dryness adds more body to it all.

Its only in the later stages that the profile really comes together. The acid-fruity and thin oily syrup marries with the dusty sweet pot-pourri, and where they meet the patchouli-vanilla base it makes for a tangy-fruity, light brown sweet cake of a comfy gourmand oriental. This will leave a trace of fine, dry, sweet baked goods on your sweater; its only in the light drydown that 'Opium le Garçon' redeems himself from his rather unsuccessful start in life.

I call him that because he's got nothing like the quality of his mother, the original feminine version which is truly monumental in stature and persistence.

Being fresh and fruity - but also warmly convivial, OpH is ideal for the party season.

12th December, 2016 (last edited: 28th December, 2016)
A spicy, oriental, clean and sweet masculine scent.

This is one of the under the radar fragrances that are not much hyped by the fragrance community. I am glad i got to know it earlier this year. what a lovely fragrance this is.

It opens up with a slightly classic / old school type smell that gives off a barbershop/shaving cream vibe with a fruity touch from the black currant. then it starts to get more sweet due to the vanilla.
Its a very masculine clean and mature scent.
Longevity and projection are very good 8/10

overall score 8.8 / 10
10th November, 2016
Stardate 20161023:

Sugar and spice and everything nice.
And this one has good spices (none of that chritmasy shite).
The Vanilla and Balsam give the sweetness without making it cloying.

A perfect scent for this Fall

23rd October, 2016

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