Belle d’Opium is a feminine perfume by Yves Saint Laurent. The scent was launched in 2010 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Alberto Morillas and Honorine Blanc.
Belle D’opium Perfume by Yves Saint Laurent, Belle D’opium is a mysterious, sensual fragrance designed with singularly precious ingredients . Introduced in 2010 by Yves Saint Laurent, this intoxicating perfume is a beautiful, warm Oriental blend comprised of floral, fruity and smoky elements that are masterfully combined to entice and captivate the senses. Sweet, sensual and elegant, the perfume’s flowery top notes are mandarin, lily, gardenia and jasmine. Its seductive heart is comprised of incense, peach, white pepper, Nargileh and hookah that are grounded with rich base notes of amber, sandalwood and patchouli.
Presented in an enchanting indigo bottle capped in gold, Belle d’Opium is magical, dark and seductive. It was created by Lebanese perfumer Honorine Blanc and Spanish designer Alberto Morillas under the luxurious Yves Saint Laurent label. Named for its founder, this internationally acclaimed house of couture and fragrance was established in 1962 in Paris, France. The company is known for its bold innovation in creating alluring feminine fashions
When the top notes faded away it was much gentler, a spicier more masculine version of the original, plain but pleasant. By the time it had dried down I was left with a beautiful peppery floral! It must have been my chemistry with the perfume but I ended up buying it as after the first 30 minutes of wear I am left with one of the most gorgeous, lingering scents I have encountered so far.
I bought a 30ml bottle to see if the top notes would grow on me.. 3 months later, I still have to cover my nose when I first spray it, but it is completely worth it.