Luxury Giveaway Winners

Sari O from Canada won this week’s exclusive newsletter subscriber giveaway: YSL Black Opium + Starbucks True North Blend Coffee

This week’s exclusive newsletter subscriber giveaway: YSL Black Opium + Starbucks True North Blend Coffee

 starbucks true north blend and YSL black opium

For fall 2018, the global coffee trend in beauty continues to grow. With a new generation who loves coffee and hanging out at Starbucks cafes, perfumers and makeup artists are drawing inspiration from the phenomenon. (I once sat in on a presentation by a trend forecasting company who credited Starbucks for being a major influence in popular culture – ranging from fashion to skincare and scent.)

YSL took this to heart when it launched its Black Opium fragrance a few years ago. It was the first modern coffee floral scent and it was an overnight sensation. It continues to be a top 10 scent around the world. That is because of the careful blend of ingredients:

  • Black coffee
  • Pink pepper
  • Orange blossom
  • Jasmine
  • Vanilla
  • Patchouli
  • Cedar

The fragrance was created by four top perfumers who collaborated on the project. They include: Nathalie Lorson, Marie Salamagne, Olivier Cresp and Honorine Blanc. You’ll notice the bottle is dark and decorated with a sequin finish for a glam rock effect.

Starbucks’ True North Blend is a very mild and smooth packaged coffee. It’s ideal for anyone who is trying coffee for the first time and wants a gentle, mild blend.

The Giveaway: I gave away a YSL Black Opium fragrance + Starbucks True North Blend Coffee to one lucky newsletter subscriber. To enter, I asked readers to tell me in a blog post comment below what is their favourite note in the fragrance. I’ll drewone name at random on September 26th from all those who commented below. Congrats to Sari O from Canada!!

 starbucks true north blend and YSL black opium

YSL Beauty is available in Canada at

Starbucks packaged coffee is available in Canada at select grocery and drug stores.

  • mariasideri
    September 26, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Vanilla is my favourite

  • Maria V.
    September 25, 2018 at 4:45 pm


  • Sotiria
    September 25, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Jasmine @SotiriaXristos

  • Cathy Badenhorst
    September 25, 2018 at 4:29 pm


  • Daniela Cardoso
    September 25, 2018 at 4:28 pm


  • sandy weinstein
    September 25, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    @evietressa my favorite note is Patchouli

  • Mayda
    September 25, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Pink pepper @maydascoins

  • Nancy
    September 25, 2018 at 5:34 am

    Orange blossom @nafenton

  • Jolie
    September 25, 2018 at 12:09 am

    Love the jasmine.

  • Andrew
    September 24, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    pink pepper @asfenton

  • Kimberly B.
    September 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    The Black Coffee sounds amazing. @winsome6

  • Cynthia Richardson
    September 24, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    My favorite note is pink pepper

  • Julie L.
    September 24, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Black Coffee is very interesting! @snarkbiscuit

  • Carolle Wieler
    September 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Black Coffee-the original wake up call! @Carollco

  • Janice
    September 24, 2018 at 7:35 am

    A cedar scent sounds great for fall! @bcteagirl

  • ELENA GRIGORAS Bakogiannis
    September 24, 2018 at 1:55 am

    jasmine @elgrigbak

  • Jasmine
    September 24, 2018 at 12:28 am

    My favorite note is Jasmine

  • Elly
    September 23, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Coffee sounds great!! In perfume!!

  • Christina V
    September 23, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    There are so many beautiful notes in this gorgeous YSL Black Opium fragrance, but I think my favourite note would have to be the vanilla as that in conjunction with the aroma of coffee is just divine!

    Christina V

  • Nicole
    September 23, 2018 at 5:32 pm


  • Juliet Kavanagh
    September 23, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Love jasmine

  • aketch
    September 23, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Jasmine…and the aroma of coffee!

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