Black Opium Vs La Vie Est Belle

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 Black Opium is a fragrance with a sensual vibes and an intense scent with a fruity, oriental and floral mix. It is  produced by Yves Saint Laurent while La Vie Est Belle is an elegant fragrance with a sweet and floral scent. It is produced by Lacome.

PERFUME DETAILS

BLACK OPIUM  

BLACK OPIUM

Black Opium is an Amber Vanilla fragrance launched in 2014. The perfumers of this women's fragrance are Olivier Cresp, Nathalie Lorson, Honorine Blanc and Marie Salamagne. It is available as a Eau De Parfum.

LA VIE EST BELLE

LA VIE EST BELLE

La Vie Est Belle is a feminine fragrance by Launched which was launched in 2012. The perfumers of this floral fruity fragrance are Olivier Polge, Anne Flipo and Dominique Ropion.


NOTES

BLACK OPIUM

Top notes: Orange Blossom, Pear and Pink Pepper.

Heart notes: Licorice, Coffee, Butter Almond and Jasmine.

Base notes: Cedar, Vanilla, Cashmere Wood and Patchouli 

LA VIE EST BELLE

Top notes: Pear and Black Currant.

Heart notes: Iris, Orange Blossom and Jasmine

Base notes: Vanilla, Praline, Tonka bean and Patchouli.


SCENT

BLACK OPIUM

Black Opium scent is composed of a blend of spicy, sweet, dark and gourmand characters. It opens up with top notes of Pear,Pink Pepper and Orange Blossom which provides a fruity and warm opening. The heart notes include Butter Almond, Coffee,Jasmine and Licorice giving it an ample and passionate feature. The base notes consist of Vanilla,Cedar,Patchouli and Cashmere Wood adding scents of sweetness and deep warmth.

LA VIE EST BELLE

La Vie Est Belle is a floral and gourmand fragrance. Its various notes combine to form a coordinated and alluring scent. It unfolds with the introduction of sweet and fruity notes which includes Black Currant and Pear. The heart features notes of Orange Blossom, Jasmine and Iris adding a floral and feminine touch to the fragrance. The base notes include Vanilla, Patchouli,Tonka Bean and Praline unveiling the dry down of warm and comforting accord.


VERSATILITY

BLACK OPIUM

Black Opium is a fragrance suitable for cold weather due to its warm scent most especially during autumn and winter. This fragrance is a perfect evening wear.

LA VIE EST BELLE 

La Vie Est Belle is a fragrance best worn in spring, it is perfect for night time and is preferably worn by people between the ages of 25 - 60.


LONGEVITY

BLACK OPIUM

Black Opium Longevity falls on the moderate side. This fragrance lasts for about 5 - 6 hours on the skin.

LA VIE EST BELLE 

La Vie Est Belle is a fragrance whose longevity is something to write home about, with its long lasting scent, this fragrance lasts for about 7 - 10 hours.


SILLAGE

BLACK OPIUM

Black Opium has an incredible scent with a moderate sillage which gives an unforgettable impression.

LA VIE EST BELLE

La Vie Est Belle has a strong sillage which gives a captivating experience.


PROJECTION

BLACK OPIUM

Black Opium has a moderate projection and projects really well for the first one hour.

LA VIE EST BELLE

La Vie Est Belle is a fragrance with a strong projection, it projects at about 4 - 6 feets.

 

PRICE 

BLACK OPIUM

Black Opium price varies depending on where it is bought. The price for 10 ml, 30 ml, 50 and 90 ml are $34, $95, $130 and $155.

LA VIE EST BELLE 

La Vie Est Belle price varies depending on the size. The price for 1.7 oz is $118 and the price for 3.4 oz is $150 



OVERALL VERDICT

Black Opium and La Vie Est Belle are two fragrances with similarities. Both fragrances are popular, they have a feminine appeal and they both incorporate a gourmand element in their scent. Although they have similarities, La Vie Est Belle has a better performance and also comes at a lower price.


WINNER : LA VIE EST BELLE



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