You beg and you plead to Allah to give you something or remove some harm from you. I respond to the #invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. Allah commands us to respond to Him and Believe in Him. Have you responded to Allah and His messenger (peace be upon him)? That punishment is not just in the hereafter; it can also happen in this life.
And when My servants ask you, concerning Me – indeed I am near. I’m sure you understand that Allah punishes us for the wrong we do.
Perhaps that’s why He’s not giving you what you want. Do what He has commanded you to do and you might see your life improve through #dua. You asked Allah for something over and over again, and when you didn’t get it when you wanted it, you got impatient. You stopped asking and started believing that Allah wasn’t going to answer your dua. You might think you want something right now, but Allah knows better when it is right to give it to you. Did you ask Allah for something that would bring you sin?
This is a vintage but unique and outstanding perfume.
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.
Top notes are coriander, plum, citruses, mandarin orange, pepper, jasmine, cloves, west indian bay and bergamot; middle notes are carnation, sandalwood, patchouli, cinnamon, orris root, peach, lily-of-the-valley and rose; base notes are labdanum, tolu balsam, sandalwood, opoponax, musk, coconut, vanilla, benzoin, vetiver, incense, cedar, myrrh, castoreum and amber. It's like someone put an incensy, balsamic top over a 1970's aldehyde/ vetiver base. My vintage bottle got YSL perfume corps label on it, probably one of the first formulations. I was able to find an affordable one from the mid 90s, similar to the tall bottle above.
Very indolic; sexy but not skanky, like warm, musky skin. Almost the most magical scent for me among the thousands of scents that I've smelt. I am looking to purchase ANY vintage Opium, Youth Dew, Cinnabar or Dior Poison-ALL MUST BE VINTAGE!!! Message me and let me know what you have and asking price. If I should say just one fact about Opium 1977 /the most important one/, I have to mention that this perfume is so invasive and absorbing that it makes you believe this scent has become an integral part of your bloodstream. The version I have is less round and less animalic, very much more incense.
The new formulation is bearable, but nothing compares to this one... I remember spraying this perfume from my mother's dresser whenever I went for a night out. On another note, brian.fitzgerald's review is wonderful... Additionally this formulation looms infinitely large over the softer, sweeter, weaker iteration of the EDP released in 2009.
Very different from the more modern scents, but I admire all the notes it gives off- incense, jasmine, sandalwood... Although I am Italian I enjoy singing Bulerias, Spanish gypsy songs and they all evoke Opium. This perfume is hot to open: fiery cloves that make your upper lip prickle with sweat coupled with a wisp of delicately sweet incense. Let me first put your mind at ease by letting you know that Allah hears everything you say, and He knows everything you desire. Let’s look at a few reasons that might be holding your duas up. You want Allah to give you this and give you that, but you aren’t giving Him anything in return. Is there some secret formula or secret code to getting the Almighty to respond?Indeed it has this effect in Opium where the aroma is completely arresting. The quality and purity of ingredients are well preserved even in this quarter century old bottle. For a spellbinding theatrical review of Opium as performed by Salome, please read Kafkaesque's tribute -- the essence of Opium. In order to represent, you must be "of a certain age", you should be affluent or at least able to appear so.The exquisite synthesis of notes is so much more than the sum of their parts. She is the matriarch of all spicy Oriental perfumes. You must have refined tastes and enjoy the finer things in life. When it first came out, oh so long ago, it must have been groundbreaking. Here's the deal: Nowadays, Opium will never seduce a man from the younger generations unless he's into gilfs.There is also just hint of aldehyde that add to this perfume's substance.