Anyone who knows me will know there’s only one perfume I ever wear. Now take another look at the picture and then guess which one it is? Yup, YSL Black Opium. It’s my all day, every day scent but now I’m getting older, I’ve started to dabble in more fragrances.
I’m not going to lie, I’m really regretting buying this perfume. I bought it with my Boots points which I’ve saved up over the last five or six years and now I’m seriously wishing I had got something else. The smell is a little too overwhelming to me, the kind that gives you an instant headache as soon as you inhale the super floral scent. Maybe I’m being too harsh, it is a lovely fresh smell and perfect to wear around this time of year but unfortunately it’s just way too floral for me!
I picked this up in a rush at Amsterdam Airport and it’s an absolute dream. This is definitely a more youthful fragrance than Stella McCartney’s previous releases and I love it. It’s floral and woody notes aren’t too overpowering and make it the best summer perfume ever. If you’re after something light and not too ‘in your face’ then this is the one for you but do bear in mind that the scent wears off quite easily so you’ll have to top up!
Obviously I’m slightly biased towards this but it really is such a recognisable and popular scent. Unlike everything else in my perfume collection, this isn’t massively floral! It’s so long-lasting and there’s never a need to top up as the sweet, musky smell will last all day. I don’t know what more I can really say apart from the fact I will never ever not repurchase this despite the cost!
Unfortunately even though I love this perfume, there’s not a lot left and right now I’m poor af so it’ll be a while until I repurchase. It’s a really light and fresh yet floral fragrance (once again it’s perfect for spring/summer time). It’s not the longest lasting perfume but it’s great for the day time and people always ask me what perfume I’m wearing when I have it on so that’s a solid 9/10 for Elie Saab!
Holy shit I’m literally high in the smell of perfume in my room right now. I am 100% going to have a florally headache for the rest of the day! I’m still on the hunt to find more musky, woody scents so if you know any then please let me know!