The iconic Opium, now more audacious, addictive, and electrifying.
Why we love it: The first women’s fragrance in the market featuring coffee-floral olfactory notes, Yves Saint Laurent’s Black Opium builds upon the boldness of the original. Vanilla sweetens the robust coffee accord, while white jasmine, exotic mandarin, and pink pepper accentuate its vivacious tempo. Did you know? The legendary Oriental-themed launch for the original Opium back in 1977 was no tame affair. A tall ship, Peking, was rented from South Street Seaport Museum for the occasion, with author Truman Capote at the helm. Throw in a 1,000lb bronze Buddha and you have one of the most decadent parties ever. Design file: An homage to the classic, the flacon is a spectacle of light and dark with a matt-black and diamond-dust finish. A soft pink glow at its core embodies the beautiful tension that defines this scent.