Opium Eau d'Orient 2005 - Fleur de Shanghai 2005

Opium Eau d'Orient 2005 - Fleur de Shanghai by Yves Saint Laurent
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Opium Eau d'Orient 2005 - Fleur de Shanghai is a popular limited perfume by Yves Saint Laurent for women and was released in 2005. The scent is spicy-oriental. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation Limited Edition
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot Mandarin orangeMandarin orange OrangeOrange
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnationCarnation MagnoliaMagnolia MyrrhMyrrh Star jasmineStar jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber PatchouliPatchouli VanillaVanilla

Ratings

Scent

8.352 Ratings

Longevity

8.545 Ratings

Sillage

7.146 Ratings

Bottle

7.746 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 08.09.2021.
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
7
Bottle
7
Pricing
Wolfgang1987

68 Reviews
Wolfgang1987
Wolfgang1987
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Infusion d'Oeillet on steroids... Power Patchouli
It has a pungent fresh lift from the Carnation and Orange melded with a slightly dirty, dry and earthy sweet Patchouli that really punches through. It has a real creaminess as well from the Vanilla, Magnolia and the Jasmine that gives it an extra sweetness and a soft white floral heart. It feels quite masculine to me though with that tickle of golden resinous Myrrh. In the opening it reminds me of a more polished Guerlain L'instant EDT with that dry, strong Patchouli . Also quite close to Nue au Soleil in the dry down with that golden amber edge and soapiness. It is very strong and potent for an EDT. It is Daniela Andrier's work also.
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7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
10
Sillage
Leathermount

6 Reviews
Leathermount
Leathermount
Very helpful Review    2  
Resinous root beer with wafts of powder
It's not too sweet, giving it the balance that Goutal's Myrrhe Ardente lacks. I think it's lovely, and this is coming from a person who doesn't like a lot of vanilla scents. In overall mood and in this balance, Opium Fleur de Shanghai reminds me strongly of Tommi Sooni's Eau I, although the balancing is done in a different way.
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7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
Top Review    5  
A beautiful Opium flanker
I've always been a fan of the original Opium (1977) for its distinguishable, spicy scent. Despite the fact that I found it a little dated and cloying at times, I cannot see myself growing to love nor understand the now reformulated and re-packaged Opium, which is now only a shadow of what it once was, and a complete waste of space, in my opinion. Making the Opium flankers a permanent fixture on the market may have been a better move, because Opium Fleur de Shanghai certainly deserves more recognition.

This flanker is a softer interpretation of Opium, with a touch more citrus in the opening and a smoother, vanillary drydown. The spices are still present in this composition, alongside a delicious, syrupy blend of amber and myrrh.

I don't think I'd wear this during Summer, because let's be honest, Opium Fleur de Shanghai is still a rather heavy scent, but it could be applied on a nice sunny day. It's a somewhat demure oriental, with all the spicy qualities that you'd expect to find, just presented in a much softer and less offensive way.

Opium Fleur de Shanghai is not as dark as its predecessor, instead it smells quite delicate and floral on the skin. My first introduction was an blend of subtle, spiced orange and bergamot, with a refreshing hint of jasmine.

The heart takes some inspiration from the original Opium, with resinous, smoky and ambery accords, blended with rich carnation. Vanilla, both smooth and creamy, envelops the woods and spices in the drydown creating a cuddly oriental feel, nearly gourmand in nature.

Although the sillage may not pack the same punch as the original, Opium Fleur de Shanghai is still relatively strong and should be worn in moderation. However, the scent does soften ever so slightly as the fragrance develops. The longevity is looking good so far, as I write this five hours after application. It's a shame that this was a limited edition, however I believe it's still relatively easy to find online.
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