Opium 2009 by Yves Saint Laurent is a perfume for women that, due to its characteristics, is part of the Oriental Spicy olfactory family for women. The eastern term inevitably evokes distant places and almost unknown smells. The compositions in which the well-known oriental are mixed with powdery, musky, vanilla and spicy or woody touches are strong, sensual and can be suitable for both male and female versions. The freshest perfumes the less marked ones can be defined as floral. The oriental olfactory family is characterized by traces of patchouli, vanilla and spices, mainly cinnamon. Opium was launched in 2009. Top notes are bergamot, mandarin orange and lily-of-the-valley; middle notes are carnation, jasmine and myrrh; base notes are Patchouli, Opoponax, Amber and Vanilla.