As we start thinking about the holiday season, in addition to hair and makeup, having a fragrance that stands up to the occasion is a consideration. When I saw YSL Black Opium Pure Illusion Eau de Parfum, I knew this would be the fragrance I’d be wearing from now through the holidays.

The limited-edition Black Opium Pure Illusion bottle is all dressed up for a party; it’s glittery and gorgeous! Inside is a fragrance as sparkling and wearable as the bottle. What I’ve discovered as I wear the fragrance is that the notes are a combination of sophisticated and sexy. Black Opium Pure Illusion is not heavy at all; in fact, that was one of the things that surprised me while wearing it.

The top notes of Black Opium Pure Illusion are Vanilla Bean and Coffee Accord, with middle notes of white florals, including orange blossom. That was really all I needed to know that I’d love it. Base notes include Cedarwood Essence and Patchouli Essense. This is a modern fragrance that gets prettier the longer you wear it. I love the warmth of this fragrance; it’s so easy to wear and not overpowering at all.

YSL Black Opium Pure Illusion is available now in department stores including SephoraNordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and This is a lovely fragrance to gift, as well as add to your own fragrance wardrobe.


Disclosure: I received this product complimentary from Yves Saint Laurent Beauty USA; Affiliate links are included in the post, which means a small commissioned is earned when you purchase through the links.


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