Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum Intense Review

Become the Night. The brand new Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum Intense is an electrifying and bold interpretation of the original Black Opium fragrance. An intense fragrance with a daring interpretation of night in all its beauty and mystery, with notes of adrenaline-rich Coffee, delicate Orange Blossom and Blue Absinthe. For today’s post, I’m going to review the YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum Intense.


The bottle of the YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum Intense looks similar as the original Black Opium but instead of having a textured, black metallic exterior, it has a more mysterious looking, gradient blue exterior, semi-transparent combined with glitters. It definitely reminds me of the night sky and I think it looks absolutely stunning.


The scent of the YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum Intense is described as an stronger, bolder and more seductive take on the original Black Opium Eau de Parfum (review here). The notes are described as follows:

Top Notes: Blue Absinthe, Boysenberry
Middle Notes:  Sambac Jasmine, Orange Blossom
Base Notes: 
Coffee Accord, Licorice, Sandalwood, Vanilla

When I first spray on the perfume, I notice a the refreshing Blue Absinthe (or Anise) scent and the sweetness of Licorice. After the initial scents, I can definitely smell Coffee, Sandalwood and Vanilla. I don’t really consider it to be stronger than the original but it is definitely intense, lasts all day and is absolutely a night time type of perfume.


I have completely fallen in love with the seducing fragrance of the YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum Intense. As a fan of sweet/gourmand and warm/oriental type of scents, this is an absolute treasure of a fragrance. Out of all the Black Opium fragrances, this one is hands-down my favorite. I love the warmth and sweetness of all the base and even though this is a more intense type of perfume, the freshness of blue absinthe gives it a perfect touch of lightness. I would definitely recommend to try this perfume on for yourself, especially if you have a similar taste like myself.


YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum Intense is available in volumes of 30 mL, 50 mL and 90 mL (suggested retail prices are €80, €110 and €148 Euro respectively) at a variety of perfume stores and warehouses such as Douglas.nl and De Bijenkorf.



Are you curious about this new addition to the YSL Black Opium fragrances? Which one is your favorite?

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  1. February 7, 2019 / 9:13 am

    Oeeh dit klinkt zo lekker zeg! Ben echt gek op de geuren van YSL! Dit word dus de volgende die ik ga bestellen!

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