When was the last time you got a shock (the good kind of course)? That unexpected feeling that takes you by surprise and puts a smile on your face? Be it the shock of an unexpected kind gesture, the shock of realizing how good you look in them jeans, or the shock of smelling something so delicious that you can’t wait to get it all over you! Well if you haven’t yet smelled the latest edition of Black Opium then you are in for a shock- Floral Shock that is! And as a treat- win a Black Opium for yourself on the blog today!
Last month YSL introduced the latest baby to its fragrance franchise- Black Opium Floral Shock. Like a ricochet and an aftershock reverberating through the body, waking up the senses, this scent which is fresh and invigorating hits like a burst of fragrant flowers, cold as morning dew, hard-hitting like that first jolt of espresso when you first wake up. Its sweet, it’s delicious and it’s addictive like never before. Personally I am a big fan of last year’s release, Black Opium Nuit Blanche, but to my surprise, Floral Shock has definitely become my favourite of the 3 Black Opium’s for its juicy scent and for its long lasting factor.
So what’s changed in the fragrance note combination? While it still has the comforting familiarity of the coffee note found in the original Black Opium, Black Opium Floral Shock takes your breath away with a new sweet freshness – of freesia notes, the soft -green citrus of bergamot, and the delicate aroma of sugary pear . The middle notes continue to shock you with the sensuality of the golden gardenia accord and an absolute of orange blossom. Warm, like the sudden intensity of winter sun through the window, it is both loving and sensual. But before you can bask in the heat, the shock of ice-cold espresso coffee accords – the grounding force of the founding member of the Black Opium fragrance family– and the sultry, mysterious note of white musk.
I was surprised by how much I liked it, shocked if you will have it. Floral Shock is very sweet, almost too sweet for my usual fragrance preference. While at first spray you get that initial floral shock, once it settles it blends into a beautiful aroma of an Americano with 2 sugars(if you can picture that in your mind;)). Sweet for my everyday life, but something that I like to treat myself to on the weekend. The lasting power of this fragrance is strong- it will stay with you from the morning until late at night, and linger on your clothes for a few days after.
The bottle is of course also a decoration to any night stand- the light pink ombre complete with glitter makes it a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. If you are a fan of sweet floral fragrances, then you will want Floral Shock to be your new bestie. It is available now at all select retailers and the 90ml retails for R1630.00 and the 50ml is R1245.00.
To celebrate the renovation of the blog, I have one 90ml bottle of the original Black Opium to giveaway! To enter comment on this post with your email details and tell me why you want to win it!