Yves Saint Laurent is passionate about creating various fragrances. Their scents have become a massive part of ladies’ daily routines. Whether you are looking for a casual scent to wear daily or something to use for special occasions, Yves Saint Laurent has the perfect fragrance for you.
Black Opium is a fragrance launched by YSL in September of 2014. It is an alluring amber vanilla fragrance for women. The notes are very playful and mysterious, as Black Opium is sweet and dark at the same time. The addicting scents of vanilla, coffee, and jasmine are prominent with delicate hints of patchouli and cedar.
If you love Black Opium’s seductive and intriguing scent, try the following perfumes.
Perfumes Like YSL Black Opium (Similar Scents)
Zara Gardenia 2017 by Zara
Zara Gardenia opens with fresh scents of raspberry, lemon, peach, bergamot, and tangerine. Then, you’ll smell white flowers and jasmine, followed by the pleasant dry down dominated by cashmere wood, vanilla, musk, cedar, and patchouli.
Zara is closely identical to Black Opium, but it is a lot more floral and fruity. Unfortunately, Zara is also missing some of the deep notes of Black Opium like coffee and tonka beans. Zara Gardenia also stays linear and quickly fades, while Black Opium becomes sweeter after the first few sprays.
If you adore the amber fragrance of Black Opium but don’t have the budget for it, Zara Gardenia is a fantastic choice.
Poison Girl by Dior
Poison Girl will make you fall in love with gourmand scents. The composition of this perfume is suitable for young ladies who want to follow their dreams. It starts with a bitter citrusy scent from lemon and bitter orange. Then, you’ll smell the delicate floral essence of Grasse rose, orange blossom, and damask rose. Finally, it ends with the blended scents of almond, tolu balsam, vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood, and heliotrope.
Like Black Opium, Poison Girl is safe, sweet, and girly. However, the absence of coffee and patchouli on Poison Girl makes a notable difference in its overall aroma.
The Only One by Dolce & Gabbana
The Only One reflects the image of sophistication and hypnotizing beauty of a lady. Its composition has a playful contrast to its notes. First, you’ll have a sniff of a delicate combination of orange, violet, and bergamot scents. This is followed by pear, coffee, orange blossom, iris, and rose fragrances. The dry down is delicious vanilla, patchouli, and caramel blend. So if you want to smell warm, sweet, and pretty, try The Only One.
The coffee and vanilla will remind you of Black Opium. However, The Only One has a smoother blend and bolder scent than Black Opium. Try this one if you like Black Opium but sweeter and less spicy.
Amor Amor Forbidden Kiss by Cacharel
Amor Amor Forbidden Kiss is a perfume inspired by rebellious and forbidden love. It opens with a fresh smell of pink pepper, grapefruit, mandarin orange, and fruity notes. Then you’ll smell hints of peony, coffee, and frangipani on its core. And then it ends with musk, vanilla, and woodsy notes.
Like Black Opium, Amor Amor Forbidden Kiss is sweet, alluring, and sensual. However, Forbidden Kiss is a lighter, fruitier, and friendlier version of Black Opium. If you are on a budget and would love a dose of Black Opium, Forbidden Kiss is worth trying.
This is a perfect wear for the winter and fall season.
Touch of Woman by La Rive
This fruity floral fragrance for ladies launched in 2015 opens with an opening scent of bergamot and peach. Then, you’ll get a delicate smell of white floral aromas. Finally, it ends with the combination of sandalwood and vanilla.
If you want Black Opium’s vibe but with a cheaper price tag, try Touch of Woman by La Rive. They have the same warm and floral scents, but Touch of Woman is more feminine, sweeter, fruitier, and more velvety. The most notable difference is the absence of solid coffee notes on Touch of Woman.
This is also long-lasting and has impressive projection.
Prerogative by Britney Spears
Prerogative is all about pushing boundaries. This fragrance is an exotic blend of notes that exhibit empowerment and confidence. So, if you want a perfume that allows you to express your authenticity and individuality, try Prerogative by Britney Spears.
The opening notes are pink pepper, goji berries, and apricot. This is followed quickly by saffron, coffee, and red lily. Then, Prerogative ends with amber wood and sandalwood. This is a perfect scent for casual dates, rainy seasons, and lazy park walks.
It carries the same seductive coffee and vanilla essence of Black Opium. However, it smells weaker and denser, more like a watered-down version of Black Opium.
Hundred Silent Ways by Nishane
Hundred Silent Ways is a unisex fragrance that opens with an opening scent of peach, mandarin orange, and tuberose. Then, you’ll be greeted by the mellow aromas of jasmine, orris, and gardenia at its core. Finally, you’ll smell hints of sandalwood, vanilla, and vetiver as its base notes.
Hundred Silent Ways is similar to Black Opium, but it has a gooey caramel fragrance instead of vanilla and coffee. The most notable similarity between the two is the beautiful scent of jasmine in their heart notes.
It smells like something you’ll want to wear on a date or a romantic trip. It has good projection and impressive longevity.
Lucrethia by V Canto
Lucrethia smells like a rich and lavish bouquet of white flowers. Its fragrance is alluring, elegant, and luxurious. The opening notes are lime blossom, pink pepper, pear, laurels, and petitgrain which blended perfectly with jasmine, coffee, amber, cacao, and cloves. After a while, you’ll get hints of honeysuckle, benzoin, vanilla, cedar, and patchouli.
Lucrethia resembles Black Opium, but it is not as straightforward. Instead, Lucrethia is more complex and playful, with subtle hints of fruitiness and floral scents. Coffee, vanilla, and pears are highlights in Black Opium, while cocoa and linden are the stars in Lucrethia.
This is good wear for the winter and fall seasons.
Black Musk by The Body Shop
Black Musk is a part of the collection that includes White Musk and Red Musk. Among the three, Black Musk is the most alluring and sensual fragrance. It opens with pink pepper, pear, and bergamot hints, followed by ylang-ylang, licorice, and heliotrope. Then, it closes with the delicious scents of chocolate, vanilla, patchouli, vetiver, and black musk.
Black Musk is a much cheaper version of Black Opium. Although it doesn’t have the coffee notes fans adore, it still has the same vibe as Black Opium. It has more spicy and warm notes, and the patchouli scent is more pronounced.
If you love Black Opium but want a lighter and more natural smell, try Black Musk.