Dating antique pepsi bottles
I just need to know if the original perfume has dyes in it and if so which ones? I am not, at this moment in time au fait with the ways of writing about fragrance in a manner that is helpfully descriptive as well as succinct. I grew up in house where Opium was sprayed for any occasion on all females in the family.
Its the perfume that I compare every other perfume to. The other OPIUM's are not bad, but that's not it, something is missing.
It's, as everybody knows, a beast of sillage and projection. But when going out to gardens, or antiquing or at medieval fairs or walking through a touristic city, I do wear it and it is perfect. My bottle is similar to the one above, a tall, flattened oblong pillow, but with gold trim on the cap at the collar and covering the top, and a lot more bamboo leaves on the glass (see image 17/25 in the slideshow above). I owned a couple of bottles of this beauty after I was first introduced to Opium in 1992. Little did I know that it would ruin me for every Oriental perfume in my future.
Vintage Opium eau de toilette really is the benchmark.
One squirt and I was instantly back in the 80's, dynasty, shoulder pads and power suits ..
I think unless you are a diehard Opium fan you really could not tell it apart from a vintage bottle.
Opium EDT is hot to open but then undulates with waves of sensual, mellow ecstasy that feel like a cool rush. Clove does indeed have a therapeutic cooling, anti inflammatory effect and is used medicinally to numb the body. Some fleshy peach tones linger in the bottom with tomes of superbly smooth sandalwood and the aroma of darkly spiced woody vanilla and musky labdanum.
Musky, spicy and sensual, I have been seeing some comments saying the formula has changed and it doesn't smell quite the same now, personally I didn't notice myself.
The myrrh resin in this perfume is gloriously dark but not heavy and lends a little bit of a smooth leathery character in conjunction with subtle brushings of castoreum.