#flashbackfriday: Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent, otherwise known as Saint Laurent Paris, began as something much different that what it has come to be in the perfume world today. When the company was founded in 1961, it was known as one of the world’s most famous fashion icons, releasing some of the most modern and unique pieces in men’s and women’s fashion, including clothing, shoes, jewelry, and leather goods. Saint Laurent’s work was so revolutionary that, within just a year of working in the design industry, he created his fashion collection– Ligne Trapéze.
When Saint Laurent expanded his reach by releasing his first perfume, Yves Saint Laurent Y (1964), competitors knew that the company would be a dominant force to be reckoned with. But the most iconic of the company’s perfumes is Opium (1977), which remains relevant to this very day and can be purchased on the Scentbird website. With just a whiff of YSL’s Opium, it is evident as to why the scent made such a splash. Opium engages all the senses and immerses you into another exotic world with its unique, rich, and spicy blend of myrrh, opoponax, carnations, and amber. Rarely do you find an aromatic resin found in the Horn of Africa combined with a classic American flower. This unorthodox fragrance will remain a lasting symbol of Laurent’s work.