Yves Saint-Laurent presents his new Black Opium Floral Shock
Although Yves Saint-Laurent is no longer in this world today, his brand strives to perpetuate its heritage and thus regularly pays tribute to its greatest fragrances. In this sense, the brand has just announced the upcoming release, early 2017, of a new version of the emblematic Opium from 1977. This will be reinterpreted in the form of a floral, fruity and gourmet juice called Black Opium Floral Shock.
The four perfumers chosen by Yves Saint-Laurent
To develop this new juice, the Yves Saint-Laurent house called on four perfumers. The first of them is called Nathalie Lorson. A very creative perfumer, she says she enjoys sharing her work with teammates. Indeed, according to her, this is an essential point for the success of a perfumer. This allows her to glimpse immense possibilities that she would never have imagined on her own. Thus, it is a real boon for her to have been able to work with three other renowned noses.
She created here in collaboration with Marie Salamagne. Above all, this enthusiast likes to appropriate materials with a strong character and endowed with multiple facets. Olivier Cresp, another protagonist of this olfactory adventure, also admits to appreciating strong perfumes with a strong dose of intensity coupled with extreme elegance. Finally, Honorine Blanc is more attracted by sensuality and romanticism. Also, it is a little of their four universes that we find in this new juice.
Who is the new Black Opium Floral Shock?
Black Opium Floral Shock is immediately identifiable thanks to its bottle. It looks very familiar and has kept the look of its predecessor intact. We find its shape, both curved and square, decorated with a porthole on its front face. Its formerly black glitter finish now leaves room for more luminosity. The whole then retains its eminently urban atmosphere. The whole sparkles like a real diamond. On the scent side, Black Opium Floral Shock begins with a fresh and energizing blend of bergamot and lemon.
Thus, its flight is at the same time zesty, tangy, biting and fresh. It is also enriched with the green and juicy aspect of pear as well as the brighter and floral radiance of freesia. The suave accents of this plant then open the way to an enormous floral bouquet. In addition, it is the romanticism of flowers that dominates in the heart of Black Opium Floral Shock. The whole is nevertheless highlighted by the presence of gardenia, a typical ingredient of floral accords and giving them more character. It evokes in some aspects the smell of tuberose. Orange blossom then completes this ensemble with its very solar and radiant facet.
Finally, Black Opium Floral Shock ends with a more amber and balsamic base. The white musks develop a light and clean trail, similar to the sensation of a second skin. However, don’t get me wrong, the Black Opium Floral Shock woman has retained her old-fashioned sassy character well and it all ends with an adrenaline-like coffee accord.