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Opium Elixir Voluptueux Yves Saint Laurent for women

Opium Elixir Voluptueux Yves Saint Laurent for women
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Yves Saint Laurent introduces Opium Elixir Voluptueux, a more intensive, opulent and passionate edition, which is applied on the skin with its glass stopper or with your finger. That enables the irresistible charm of EDP to linger on your neck, cleavage, forearm...

Passionate whisper of mandarin, bergamot and lily of the valley accompanies floral bora full emotions of opulent heart, adding Sambac jasmine, carnation and red myrrh. They lie peacefully on base notes of vanilla, patchouli, opoponax and amber.

Bottle was inspired by edition Inro Perfume Opium; it is very classy and transparent, and it enables us admire fragrant liveliness of the composition. Sculptural form resembles older editions, with details in characteristic, red nuances.

Perfume Opium Elixir Voluptueux has been available as 50ml EDP since November 2008.

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Mandarin Orange Bergamot Lily-of-the-Valley

Middle Notes
Jasmine Carnation Myrhh

Base Notes
Vanilla Patchouli Opoponax Amber

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Opium Elixir Voluptueux Fragrance Reviews

iMaverick
iMaverick

I don't quite understand these concoctions in these gel-like formulations. Supposedly many of descriptions allude to perfume-like concentrations that release their aura subtly and sensually. This Elixir Voluptueux is no exception. Here on Fragrantica news, it is described as "a more intensive, opulent and passionate edition."

Trying it for the first time, I decided to apply two drops of this gel. Normally, two drops of any of Opium's formulations (not flankers) would permeate any room with its swooning aura. One barely smells the topnotes in this formulation, delightfully fruity and fresh with mandarin, but it slowly, very slow-ly intensifies and unfolds without permeating the room. This is for those who love its voluptuousness but prefer to share its aura only for themselves and those very close to them.

I think it's more noticeable than Chanel No. 5's elixir, but I still have to wait around and see if it sticks around considering I'm trying this for the first time. This is definitely for the person who wants to wear Opium during the day and at the office among those who prefer to smell like next to nothing.

To me, Opium is not at all about subtlety. I treasure all the concentrations, am amazed by even the boldness of the Eau de Toilette. I love its intense rose embraced by bold spicy notes on a thick bed of amber, incense, and opopanax. It is powerful and intoxicating, and is the true definition of perfume.

Intensive, opulent and passionate? Nope. That's the description of the original. Elixir voluptueux is a sheer rendition of the original that doesn't announce its presence.

Oct
19
2009
Amythyst
Amythyst

I have not had a chance to smell or test this one yet, and am awaiting a review from someone who has... with "baited breath"!! Otherwise, I may have to take the bull by the horns and attempt to tackle this on my own.. beware!! ^.^

Dec
08
2008

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Opium Elixir Voluptueux by Yves Saint Laurent 3.58 out of 5 based on 14 ratings and 2 user reviews

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