"Opium, for women who give themselves to Yves Saint Laurent"

"Opium was the only name it wanted. It's a fragrance which evokes all the things I love—the refined Orient, Imperial China, exoticism. Nineteenth-century aesthetes, poets, and writers knew and understood the very release of imagination, dreams and mystery it evokes. Byron, Delacroix, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, they all understood the exotic beauty of the orient without having traveled there. If you don't have the power of imagination, you don't have anything."
— Yves Saint Laurent, 1978

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