There is indeed an YSL Opium association, but then I bet any combination of cinnamon + balsams will be reminiscent of the Opium family (or should I say the Youth Dew family). Fate Woman is very different though. While Opium is a mystic fog with low visibility, Fate is radiant and iridescent just like the bottle. It’s loud but in a light way if that makes sense, as opposed to the powerful punches of Opium. It lingers in the room after you sprayed it on body two days ago. In a very reductionist manner, Fate is Opium made transparent.