YSL's classic fragrance, Opium, is getting something of a face lift this month. From the end of September Yves Saint Laurent is introducing a collectors edition bottle of the popular perfume. Opium, (£51), celebrates it's 31st birthday this year and the sophisticated scent is still just as desirable as it was when it first hit the shops in 1977.
The perfume has definite shades of the glamour and opulence of the 70's Studio 54 and it's famously exotic smell connotes a hedonistic party spirit. Notes of mandarin, myrhh and amber give it a familiarly distinctive smell. The new collectors' edition bottle is red-lacquered and decorated at the back with the iconic YSL signature. Definitely one for the dressing table.