Opium eau de parfum pour homme
There comes a time after years of wearing and appreciating the nuances of fragrance that one can see where one has been and the level to which one has evolved.
Kouros was my first foray into the YSL line and after 20 years it's still on my shelf- a new bottle, of course.
Lately I've been thinning out my wardrobe, trying to fine tune what I want at hand and also because I want rid myself of excess. Ah,the joys of turning 42.
The Opium eau de parfum pour homme had been on my radar for a few years but I had not given it much thought until I started searching out and edps and discovered the marvels of the basenotes forum.
The reviews were stellar so I knew I must try it.
The comments ranged from 'rich, warm, complex' to 'vanilla-like'.
They sum up my feelings about this eau de parfum. But I must add, 'masculine, thougtful, intimate'.
This is one fragrance that has garnered the most compliments for me though I rarely give much thought to what comments my fragrance will inspire.
Also, I honestly am happy, dare I say, 'feel' happy, to wear the Opium edp and this is because I can buy into the 'olfactory' trip that most of Houses want us to aspire to. Aspirational advertising doesn't work with me for the most part as I'm pretty happy and fortunately secure.
I wear this on sultry summer days and on deep, bleak days of Canadian winters. The Opium edp is familiar and comforting, intially strong and surefooted yet in the end subtle and reminiscent.
YSL's Opium edp is a joyful, nay, joyous! exception in an overcrowded and misdirected market of glass and alcohol.
Yes, I'd be pretty sad to find out that of all the YSL fragrance line they'd be silly enough to pull the Opium edp. Perhaps they'll tweak the packaging and re-market it as Hermes has done with Equipage? I pray.
I am on the verge of making this my signature scent because it is truly a well-balanced, well-thought out men's fragrance. In fact if I had to pick just one edp to have in my wardrobe, it would be the Opium edp. As an aside, the edt works nicely layered with the edp. Try it!
If any one knows where I can purchase the whole product line of Opium, do let me know. But in the meantime, buy it and enjoy!