Rated 4.68 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I LOVE this scent it's exquisite!
My friend came to visit during Thanksgiving from England. When I hugged her at the airport the aroma was so unique I had to know what she was wearing. She was wearing Black Opium. I went to every department store looking for this product, no one was selling it in the US at that time! It is sensuous, sophisticated, and mysterious, a truly unique fragrance. It makes one think of warm sultry nights on silk sheets, this fragrance is erotic! I am so pleased to see they are finally selling it in the US. I am not a fan of Opium, however, I LOVE LOVE Black Opium! I usually wear DG The One or Addict by Dior. I ended up buying Flower Bomb which I like , however, if I had my choice at Christmas I would have bought a bottle of Black Opium!
Most Helpful Critical Review Not for me
I was hoping to like this fragrance since I do like Opium and LOVE Belle D'Opium, but this version is not for me. The floral component is overwhelming and gave me a headache. I'm sure it will smell lovely on someone else, but I will stick with Belle D'Opium.
Reviewed by 4977 customers Pleasant Surprise
Dani from San Diego
This was a blind purchase that I discovered as I watched a YouTube video. It is a more mature fragrance than what I normally wear. Nonetheless, one of my fall favorites. Only downside is that it doesn't last too long.
Tash from Dallas
Smells like something that I already have in my collection I can't put my finger on it though
Black Opium EDP
AARuth from Tennessee
I received my 3oz yesterday in the mail and let me tell you…. It was a blind buy. I had read reviews and comments and even went as far as to watch YouTube videos and I was convinced it would be more of a potent coffee, vanilla smell with a touch of white florals. I applied it yesterday after a shower and I even put on vanilla scented lotion to layer it and I don't get any coffee what so ever maybe a little warm vanilla but the white florals are the only thing that I can smell on my skin.. I like it, kind of I just wish it had more lasting power. I'm debating whether or not too return it and purchase something else with a little bit of a more potent vanilla smell. Any suggestions?
Smells good, but doesn't last
Jessyymua from Arlington, VA
I was so excited to try YSL Black Opium. So many people rave about how amazing it is. I will say that it smells very mature and flirty. However, it lasts for about 30 minutes. I had to reapply it after 30 minutes because the scent was pretty much gone. For this perfume to be so expensive, I don't think it's worth it. If you like this scent, I recommend purchasing Gardenia by Zara, it's literally the same scent & it's much cheaper. Don't waste your money on the YSL Black Opium, you're basically just paying for the luxury name brand. I'll just use this perfume up, but I won't be repurchasing it and I don't recommend it unless you have money to blow.
Cincin from NJ
This perfume is pretty strong at first to me. After a while it dries down to a much more pleasant, softer scent. It stays on forever. Next day my shirt still smells like it. I like more subtle fragrances but really enjoy this one.
Ghostwriter from Seattle, WA
This fragrance had to grow on me at first, but now I can't get enough of it! The sweet with the floral plus the hint of coffee note in the background makes this super unique. I got it as a blind buy and I'm super glad that I did. Very versatile fragrance for day or night, in my opinion.
Elaine from Reno, NV
I love how different this perfume is compared to the others I tried in the store. It smells amazing! The only caveat is that if you're a little older, the dry down can be right on the line of that "old lady" smell with the floral and slightly powdery components. I'm 43 and on me it ends up smelling more floral than sweet, but a lot of the reviews seem to say that this is a sweet scent. It could depend on body chemistry or age as far as the dry down. It's a seductive and unique scent but it's wearable in any situation.
DK from Boca Raton, FL
I had worn Opium forever; I tried Opium Black when it came out...no going back!!!
Generic smell that doesn't last
HonestBae from United States
The smell is nice but generic, on top of that, it lasts for an hour, tops, honestly I don't know what's the hype all about, I'm returning it.
Just buy it!
Liz from 37055
Ulta did not have a tester available at the moment so I bought this on a whim and boy this does not disappoint. I am in love with this sent and i look forward to wearing this out all of the time.
Gigi Nicole from Tennessee
I get compliments on this sent all the time everyone tells me how much they smelled good everybody loves it I also mix it with into the night by Bath and body Works it's phenomenal combination absolutely love this perfume
Kay from USA
Just need 1-2 spritz. Very strong scent and lasts all day. Smells sweet.
Low key manly at first like lumber but then it's sweet
Samantha g from Florida
So I love sweet smelling perfumes so incredibly much and I did a blind buy on this and at first I thought it smelled ok not the best but when it dried down it smelled amazing like mind blown:) but like when i first smelled it the the first smell I got was the wood smell
Elizabeth from Dinuba
Repurchased it! Long lasting and it smells so good. Every time I wear it I always getting compliments. It's a must to add on your perfume collection.
Lolo31 from Chicago
Every time I wear this I get compliments. This is my go to, will re-buy (and I never make it through any bottles) new signature scent!
. from NYC
I really like this perfume, it has be come my favorite and my signature perfume with Libre from YVS too, I totally recommend
Didn't live up to my expectations
Jess from IE
I was excited to try this since everyone recommended it and said it smelled so good, but I did not enjoy it.. it smells like a cheap body spray from middle school?
Doesn't last at all
Jess from Sacramento, ca
Unfortunately , I really wanted to enjoy this fragrance from YSL, but it was kind of disappointing. It smells good but not enough? And the scment doesn't last long at all either. I'd opt for Libre over this one. Just my preference though. I wouldn't purchase this one again, I'd give the black opium extreme a try.
Does not last
Paula from Kentucky
This smells amazing but does not last more than a couple of hours. Very disappointing.
Got many compliments
Theres from Texas
I kept getting compliments when I use this. Love this parfume
worth every penny
AA from Colorado Springs
I have a hard time finding perfumes that I like cause im not super girly and hate flower scents. This smell is so intoxicating in the best way possible. Will probably put someone under a spell.
Captivating, breathtaking, intoxicating
JRO from Fargo, ND
The scent is a strong floral scent that lingers around. It's not weak at all and that's so hard to find with perfumes. It's worth every drop and I'm thankful for the free sample compliments of YSL.
Unicorn _mermaid from Los Angeles
I'm not sure why it took me so long to try this perfume. This smells amazing, my husband loves it too. It's sweet and floral but not too much it super sexy smelling.
Em from Seattle
Long lasting sweet scent :) I love the packaging, and how the smell is a good blend of sweet and mature
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT
Chelsea from St. Louis
I discovered this fragrance maybe six months ago and when I finally bought it, I was extremely satisfied. Of all the scents I currently own, this is number one. I small it once I put it on, but after that it's not an overwhelming scent and I've had so many compliments on it.