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Opium Fraicheur d'Orient Yves Saint Laurent for women

Opium Fraicheur d'Orient Yves Saint Laurent for women
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Opium Fraicheur d'Orient is a limited edition from 1998 of the famous Opium perfume. This variation is fresher than the original, as the name says ("oriental freshness"), perfect for summer days with its floral, spicy aromas of wood and without alcohol. The composition is made of tangerine, pepper, ginger, cinnamon, jasmine, carnation, coriander, musk, amber, patchouli, wood notes and resins.

Available as 100 ml EDT.

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Musk Carnation Jasmine Patchouli Amber Ginger Coriander Cinnamon Tangerine Pepper Woodsy Notes Resin

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Opium Fraicheur d'Orient Fragrance Reviews


refreshingly sweet pop like yet heavy scented...
i just don't have the right words to express how beautiful the scent is.


This first official Opium flanker has popped up on the ebay market. I had to have it simply because its under $50. Its from the same era all of those YSL gourmands-In Love Again, Vice Versa and Live Jazz. Opium final gets its day in the sun, literally. I cannot wait to try this on the next hot day.

How can you lighten the dense heavy original of legend? (Opium=hot & spicy decadence.) You cant really, yet this is a nice variation It is alcohol free and acts like a body spray or EDC. I imagine it was thought up for those Opium lovers who want to wear it to the beach in the sunshine. Indeed, it has a "suntan oil" quality. Its almost a little too synthetic, yet not as fake as the current 2009 reformulation.

It opens a with an effervescent orange tang. The spice is turned down to a whisper with ginger and white pepper most prominent. You get Opium echoes at times. Mostly the greener floral notes and some amber smoke. It reminds me of the body cream that tames everything down, yet you can tell its Opium.

A times I get the Coca Cola and vanilla caramel in this. I have to say its the most distant interpretation of the classic before 2009. That alone was a bold move in the day. It qualifies as a light warm weather compatible cousin to Opium. Oh, did I mention its playful and has a sense of humor? You cannot help but smile when you sniff this.


It smells so wonderful. It's smells of spicy Coca Cola and something sweet, I love it.

I have a tester bottle and on the bottle it says A sparkling harmony, sensual and gourmand.

Top notes: Tangerine, Watermelon
Middle notes: Jasmin, Magnolia
Base notes: Vanilla, Caramel


Smells like incense + soda.
Gives me that 1.001 Nights feeling.
But the staying power is almost inexistent.


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Opium Fraicheur d'Orient by Yves Saint Laurent 4.04 out of 5 based on 29 ratings and 4 user reviews

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