A very sweet oriental fragrance. Opium Pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent is the male counterpart to the original Opium (Ladies).
The Opium fragrances were banned in some countries because of the name.
The provocative, mysterious scent of Opium Pour Homme is an homage to the Orient, a place of endless inspiration for Monsieur Saint Laurent. An intense fusion of exotic notes: black currant, galangal and star anise interact with warmer ones of earthy cedar and amber; both summoning a sense of the mystical and grounding in the here and now. The power in the finish: Sichuan pepper stirs an inescapable quality.
Opium has an old-school vibe to it with its citrus-oriental-spice formulation, reminding me of great scents like Carven pour Homme (original) and Mediterraneum.
Unless it’s overapplied, Opium is a safe, pleasant cologne to wear without coming across as overpowering nor cloying. Glad to own a bottle