Notes: Mandarin Orange, Neroli, Apricot, Jasmine, Osmanthus and Vanilla.
Pros: Orange blossom, jasmine, and vanilla...what's not to like?
Cons: Bland enough so that everyone will like it.
Reminds me of: Opium Fleur de Shanghai
Longevity: Not bad - though a softer scent, this stuff stuck around until the next morning.
Sillage: Nice, but subtle...
Where can I buy it? $47.99 at ImaginationPerfumery.com.
Bottleworthy? A scent for die-hard Opium fans who have just finished their current bottle of Opium.
The Bottom Line: A beautiful floriental, gone are the smokey resins of the Opium I once knew. Well, there's a trace, under the very subtle and slightly sweet floral notes. A quiet Opium, a fresher Opium, a softer Opium. I know some of you have heard this before, but my step-mother Shelley loves the original Opium. I bought her a summer version of Opium which she claims to have left at her mother's house; I bought her the Shanghai version which she hasn't touched. When asked why she didn't care for these as much, she replied, "I prefer my Opium in full-hooker strength." When asked her opinion on Imperiale, she offered "that's nice" and carried on with her day.
Rating (out of 10): 6
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Has anyone tried the Men's Opium summer edition? Anyone wanna trade me a sample?