Hey gorgeous gals,
After reviewing Versace Crystal Noir and Chanel No. 5, today, I have for you a perfume from Dior and it’s called “Addict.” This is the original perfume. This perfume has played a very important role in my life. Let us find out more about it.
The Dior Addict woman is youthful, free spirited, and throwing caution to the wind in the French resort destination of Saint-Tropez. From the beach to the café, she flirts and dances her way through life with an irreverent joie de vivre. Unexpected and boldly independent, she is vivacious and alluring. A vibrant oriental, Dior Addict Eau de Parfum indulges the senses with sumptuous silk tree flower, voluptuous night queen flower, and luscious bourbon vanilla combined with sandalwood and tonka bean to evoke a feeling of passion in the daringly sexy woman who wears it.
Silk Tree Flower, Mandarin Leaf, Orange Blossom, Queen of the Night Flower, Bulgarian Rose, Bourbon Vanilla Absolute, Mysore Sandalwood, Tonka Bean. Style:
Independent. Vivacious. Alluring.
INR 6850 for 50 ml.
My Experience with Dior Addict Eau de Parfum:
Packaging: The product comes packaged in deep blue cuboid glass bottle – as the ml increases, the length of the bottle increases. It has a nice metal detailing and the round knob type thing on the top is the lever which when pushed, dispenses the product. The knob can be turned sideways to lock the dispensing mechanism, which is great, very few perfumes take this into account. One look at the bottle and you can make out this one will be dark and moody and it sure lives up to those ideas.
This is the original version of the perfume. Since its release, there have been two more versions released – Dior Addict 2 and Dior Addict Fraiche. When it comes to perfumes, my psyche works like this – if you see new variants of a perfume coming up, try the original one – it must be good. Why? To me, it means the original version did well and the Company is trying to cash in on its popularity by releasing other variants of the same – just like a movie franchise. Ice Age, Spider Man, the Avengers, etc – if the first one does well, people will make sequel. If the original is an “ok-ok” product, one won’t be gunning to make a sequel. Got it? So, I will always pay attention to the original version. That’s exactly why I tried this one, though I did later pick up Dior Addict 2 too.
Spoiler alert – this is my second bottle of the perfume, so you know which way this review is gonna swing! Anyway 😛
So, this was probably one of my first high-end perfume, while I was in my 20s. So, I used to keep it for special occasions. In those days, special occasions didn’t mean candlelit dinners or wine dinners, it was more like all-night dancing in a disc or going for a live show, etc. You get the gist! So, for me this perfume is more than just a perfume. a whiff of this can really transport me back in time and is a reminder of a lot of memories – good, bad and everything in between.
Coming back to the perfume itself, this gem was launched in 2002 developed by perfumer Thierry Wasser. It was later rolled into a whole lipstick and nail varnish line, but it is this perfume which really set the ball rolling. The perfume itself is kind of an oriental fragrance with floral notes and spiced vanilla at its base. The opening is citrusy mandarins which become more spiced woody as it develops. The spiciness and the floral scents become pronounced as it develops. Further down as it settles, the spiced vanilla notes with hints of floral notes come through. I quite love the fragrance. Honestly, I don’t know whether I love this fragrance because I tend to like woody/earthy, spiced up fragrances or whether I have developed a liking for those types of fragrances because of my continued use and love for this one.
I specially like this fragrance for its silage, projection and wear time. It works really well for evenings out, specially for something like discotheques/live shows, etc., where there is a crowd and the smoke can start to get to you. The projection of this perfume is good and very distinct, which would make you stay comfortable in its scent even when you have all weird sounds and smells around you. It last and lasts and lasts. And if you get some on your clothes, like a jacket or a stole or something – that scent will linger for days!
The whole heady mix of the perfume is quite bold, sensual, deep and dark. It makes you feel sexy and is perfect for late evening and night outs! You would definitely want this on when for that special evening/night!! *wink!!* *wink!!* Subtle – aren’t I!!!
Pros of Dior Addict Eau de Parfum:
- A heady exotic mix of floral notes with more pronounced spicy vanilla fragrance.
- Good silage and projection.
- Clean classic packaging – easy to travel with.
- A strong distinct fragrance – you will love it if you like spicy woody notes.
- Definitely makes you feel sexy and bold.
Cons of Dior Addict Eau de Parfum:
- This may be too bold for some.
5/5. This perfume will remain in my vanity for more than the fragrance. It literally invokes memories and feelings in me. For me, this one is a definite keeper and a repurchase.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Dior Addict Eau de Parfum?
Honestly, when it comes to perfumes, you really should try before you buy. Just because someone loves a perfume, may not be a good enough reason for you to do a blind buy because there may be a note or two in there which may not work for you. If you love oriental fragrance or woody ones or spicy ones – you will quite enjoy this!
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