My local chemist put all his summer 08 scents on sale, which is kind of weird as they nearly all came out here during winter and the weather is starting to warm up as we head into summer.
I wasn't that impressed with the Issey or CK ones, didn't bother testing the Eternity one, but the Opium with the Chinese characters all over it did grab me. I was worried about its longevity, so I tested it the other night when I passed by there. I needn't have worried as, despite being lighter than the originals, it was still hanging around on my arm ten hours later.
Having passed the longevity test, I bought it today. I've always liked Opium PH EDT and EDP, but thought them a bit too strong for anything other than cool or cold weather wear. I think this one hits the spot for warmer weather.
Has anybody else been taken by this China version?
Still have it for 5 months;its really long-lasting,and if you care for that;its a complimentgetter of the first degree.I think it works also in lower temps when you want something fresh in snowy periods.Good deal!
Anyone have the 2007 version? How does it compare to that?
I really liked the first half an hour of this, and nearly bought a bottle. However, after 30 mins it started smelling a little too much like my partner's Mum (she wears the original YSL Opium) and I decided not to.
Oh and Issey summer frags have crap longevity.. around an hour - two in my experience. I wonder why they bother making summer releases when the original is intended for summer wear anyway?
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I haven't been that enthused with the longevity of the Issey summer ones either. However, this one wasn't too bad. But I just didn't like it - they seem to have isolated that note in Issey that people refer to as the "pee note", and made that the main component. It was only $44 for a big bottle, but I passed quick.
Is it possible to use the original deo-stick together with this one?
I think it`s very important to use the same product in deo, eau de toilette and shower-gel...