YSL Debuts ‘Nuit Blanche’ Scent
The “Black Opium” fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent is now three times a winning scent, with the addition of the “All-Nighter”.
The “Black Opium” fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent is now three times a winning scent, with the addition of the “All-Nighter”. The name is probably an allusion to the sort of romantic evening that unfolds at its own pace; the all-nighter of work and study is just too unsexy.
Already available as an Eau de Parfum and an Eau de Toilette, Yves Saint Laurent is making a third addition to its iconic “Black Opium” fragrance line with a new scent reportedly more intense, electric and feminine than ever. “Black Opium Nuit Blanche” is due out in February 2016.
This new take on “Black Opium” plays with the codes of the Eau de Parfum, drawing inspiration from the energy and darkness of a “nuit blanche” – or an all-nighter. The fragrance captures the spirit of a night that never ends with a scent evoking spontaneity, femininity and mystery.
“Black Opium Nuit Blanche” was developed for Yves Saint Laurent by a team of four renowned master perfumers: Nathalie Lorson, Marie Salamagne, Honorine Blanc and Olivier Cresp. The fragrance opens with notes of rice vapor and Bourbon pepper, followed by an orange flower absolute heart with notes of peony. This is lifted by the trademark coffee notes of “Black Opium,” together with vanilla, sandalwood essence and white musk.
The face of the fragrance since its launch in 2014, British model Edie Campbell, is back again to front the new version. The charismatic model captures the mood as a spontaneous and determined leading lady, shaking off her constraints to follow her instincts for total freedom all night long.
YSL’s “Black Opium Nuit Blanche” is due out in February from accredited retailers in 30 ml, 50 ml and 90 ml Eau de Parfum formats.