YSL parfums is tweaking the original, iconic Opium perfume for a fall launch. The original remains, but new Belle D'Opium is a 21st century update with a few softer notes. I haven't gotten a sniff test yet, but I am liking many of the new notes. It will still apparently be very musky, which doesn't appeal to me, but does to many. I was never really a fan of Opium and while it is a classic to be sure, very different from what many want to wear today. I can't say whether that's good or not. I do know my tastes have changed a lot from the days when Opium was a top fragrance choice.
Belle D'Opium according to fragrance co-creator Honorine Blanc will include notes of jasmine, Casablanca lily, mandarin, incense and white pepper.
You can visit both the new YSL Beauty's Facebook page or the special website set up called whatsyouropium.com blog for pictures from the star star studded preview party , more info and to leave comments of your own.
Look for Belle D'Opium in October.
Images: YSL What's Your Opium Blog ,wwd