Friday, 26 June 2015

Weekend Reflections: Opium

Opium YSL Versailles
Notre-Dame covered market and the Saturday market stalls, as well as a cyclist are reflected in an YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) ad. VDP used to love that perfume! All Weekend Reflections are this way!
Early afternoon update: it seems the notoriety of YSL and Opium the perfume hasn't reached everyone. So click on the links if you want to know more about it, yes it is a perfume, has been for almost 40 years and is perfectly legal!

Les halles et les stands du marché ainsi qu'un cycliste sont reflétés dans une pub YSL pour les Reflets du Weekend !

28 comments:

William Kendall said...

That's actually the name of a perfume?

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Great picture, I love that face mixed with those reflections, very surreal. One has to ask 'what's the favourite now'...

Lois said...

I like the way her face seems to be looking at the street scene in the reflection as she puts on her perfume. Nice shot!

Randy said...

YSL, you know I'm a fan.

SARA MILLER said...

Clandestine advertising ?! Black opium, a very "entêtant" (you say that in France?) fragrance.

Kay said...

I love these images superimposed. Very well done!

Sharon Anck said...

That is a great reflection shot!

Josette T said...

une réflexion bien parfumée...une envie de balade à la cour des senteur ou à l'osmothèque ?

Revrunner said...

Weird. Makes me wonder what we're selling. :-)

VP said...

A good reflection, but quite an odd name for a perfume...

Gunn said...

You have included so many beautiful things in this image.
So FRENCH.

cieldequimper said...

@ Geoff: that would be telling!!! ;-)

@ those wondering: I would have thought the notoriety of YSL and Opium had crossed the big pond but maybe not for everyone! It was very big already in the 1970s...

Karl Demetz said...

Tolles Bild, Ciel !

Lowell said...

Superb reflection, Ciel! Great fun. Is that a church in the background? Makes for an interesting contrast with opium, although I do recall someone once saying religion is the opiate of the people or something like that. Hey, it wasn't me! So why did you stop using this perfume? That's the question everyone is asking! :)

Tanya Breese said...

great shot! opium was huge in the 80's over here, and georgio! i loved both of them!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's quite a crowd in the background Ciel, busy spot. I have a friend who's worn Opium for as long as I've worn L'Air du Temps, about 25 years :)

LOLfromPasa said...

Something about this image really appeals to me. It's Chanel for me but I'll keep and eye out for this in the shops :).

James said...

Brilliant shot! Opium was very big in the 80's in SoCal. Maybe earlier but I would have been too young to notice. :-)

Taken For Granted said...

The mix of ad image and reflection makes for an ethereal, other world photo. Beautifully done.

llandudnopictures said...

Dreamy!

RedPat said...

I love the capture you made here, Ciel!

Margaret Adamson said...

Beautiful reflection. Havve a lovely weekend.

Halcyon said...

Very creative!

Jim said...

Great reflection.
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Birdman said...

With that shot, I'm dabbin' some on right now. Ohhhh.... ahhhhh.

José Mendonça said...

Edie Campbell was a very clever choice for the campaign.

DawnTreader said...

Very suggestive shot.

EG CameraGirl said...

Really neat reflection, Ciel!