I also feel that the sillage is a bit weaker than the new one. Anyway I saw some comments here saying that they also feel that the new one is stronger than the old EDT.I'm really confused, since I wanted the beast sillage more than anything (I have a perfume-eating skin).
I put one spray on my wrist, and it has been 3 hours since applying....scent has softened and mellowed but still going strong. It was never overwhelming, but I have always loved Opium so I knew it is not a "shy" fragrance ;) Current Opium is a 7/8. Review for the pre-2009 Edt: My absolute favorite, Opium is everything good on earth.
Oh the coriander note is such a surprise, smelling dusty and grassy all at once.
It balances the sweetness and sets the stage for what follows. It remains a sweet scent on me with some spices peaking in and out.
It makes me feel like a real, true witch whose good spells always work beginning right after the moment they are cast. It deserves its name, it makes me forget anything and everything that which is not good. I know it's not supposed to be the best version of it because by that time there were already a few reformulations on its back, but I find it really, really close to the new EDT (2012) I already had. Is it possible that a 1994 version could be so close to the new EDT, or maybe I was scammed?
The juice is certainly original since it's longevity and sillage are great, but maybe they refilled the old bottle with the new product?