Opium is a scent that instantly brings me back to the 80’s and my sister Gemma getting ready for a night out in her white stilettos, it’s amazing how smells transport you to another time and place in an instant. The original fragrance to heavy and warm and in my humble opinion still beautiful albeit a little strong but if you’re going to spend your hard earned cash on fragrance you want to smell of it, right?
Black Opium Eau de Toilette is the perfect update of the original still heady and warm that you’d immediately know it’s from the Opium family but to make the fragrance more modern they have added an opening zingy blackcurrant accord. A juicy pear accord, adding a unique sweetness. After the opening act comes the amazing mixture if jasmine tea, amazing, and then the strong hit of coffee beans which is warm and inviting. And finally is rests with a white floral scent this mix of warmth, floral and spicy for me is just perfect.
It’s launching on August 19th and the RRP are as follows 30 ml – €48.00, 50ml – €62.00 and 90ml is €92.00.