YSL adds another Black Opium flanker: Illicit Green - inspired by mocktails

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Yves Saint Laurent has added Illicit Green, a new version of Black Opium, that was inspired by mocktails.

Perfumer Nathalie Lorson worked with mixologist, Margot Lecarpentier, to create the scent which contains notes of Green Mandarin, Café Noir Accord, Fig accord, green and velvety notes, Mandarin and Bourbon Vanilla.

The bottle is the same as the previous Black Opium scents, but the middle circle is in neon green.

Black Opium Illicit Green is currently exclusive to Sephora.
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Interesting! I'm curious to see how these notes play out. I was a little bit underwhelmed by the last flankers (or did I just started to turn up my nose a bit at the whole synth-gourmand line? I noticed it started going slightly flat on my skin/to my nose the past year), but maybe this one will be more to my liking.

I really like the poisonous green circle, so much better than all these pinks.
 
Gosh! How many flankers have they now made of this classic women's scent! And what is a mocktail? I guess the green mandarin and other green notes are what's giving it its signature color.
 
Gosh! How many flankers have they now made of this classic women's scent! And what is a mocktail? I guess the green mandarin and other green notes are what's giving it its signature color.
Mocktails are non-alcoholic mixed beverages as in mock-cocktails. I guess it's a pretty new nickname for them.

I personally guess that the pretty colour is paint - but I wouldn't know!
 
Okay, I tried it in the store: it's not very different from other perfumes in the line, just this variation of fruitier top notes. Dries down to the same synthetic-sweet Black Opium base, might be even sweeter than original. Sweet coffee is prominent which is nice.
If you love Black Opium, you'll probably love this too, if you dislike it, this won't change your mind.
 

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