Energetic, impulsive and addicted to fun are three words that sum up the spirt of this scent. The woman who will resonate with this scent lives in the moment, is slightly impulsive, and loves nothing more than sharing fun moments with her girl squad.

Essentially, this scent is about living in the moment and embracing the unexpected.

YSL Black Opium The Glow falls into the floriental fragrance category (oriental & floral) but also has a lovely zesty freshness.

The hero ingredient that lends an electrifying edge to this fragrance is black coffee, while zingy citrus notes of pear, lemon and bergamot give a freshness and radiance to the juice. The middle notes of heady orange blossom (a favourite of mine) and jasmine sambac lend sensual floral notes to the scent giving it depth. The final accord is super sexy with notes of musk, patchouli and cedar.

This scent gave me a good 6 hours + of wear.

I do love the flacon with its signature Opium shape, this time update with a new transparency that is meant to express the lightness and effervescent freshness of this scent.

My top tips for ensuring your fragrance lasts

Fragrance adheres better to moisturised skin, so ensure you slap on some unscented body lotion (Eucerin have fantastic options) before you apply your perfume.

Spray your fragrance onto pulse points like wrists, the back of the ears and even behind the knees. Reason for this is that these points tend to be warmer than the rest of the body, so they impart the fragrance better. Avoid spraying fragrance onto the neck & chest (this is a hard lesson I’ve learned) as the sun often hits these areas, and because fragrance contains alcohol, you run the risk of developing pigmentation & discolouration here.

Spray some fragrance onto your hairbrush and it will delicately scent your strands. Another thing I do is spritz some fragrance into the air and walk into it. That way, my clothing is also perfumed and I leave a fragrant trail wherever I go.

BLACK OPIUM THE GLOW EDT 50ML – R 1 230, 00 – BUY            


Black Opium Glow is available at the YSL Boutique in Sandton City Johannesburg and at selected, Edgars, Red Square, Foschini, Woolworths and Truworths stores nationwide.



I’m really enjoying it too!

Sounds incredible. Can’t wait to try it.

Ooooh must have a sniff of this soon – sounds AHmazing!!

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