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Hello all my sugar plum fairies,
Today, I am going to review my most favorite perfume, the one that I lusted after for a long time (after reading reviews and by word of mouth from friends who had “firangi” cousins visiting them often) and the one which was finally gifted to me by my sister after she got her first job, oh my darling, I’m forever going to love you because I don’t how, but you always seem to guess what is going on in my heart; those who have sisters and are reading this will know the feeling I have right now.
She had got this one from Bangalore and back then Dior wasn’t available in any of the Shoppers’ Stop or Lifestyle Stores in Delhi.
Since this was a gift, I didn’t know the price then, but Google told me it is a little over INR 6000 now for 100 ml EDT.
So, what does this look like:
The bottle is dark purple and has a crystal like stopper. It looks so mysterious and transcendental, like an exotic and surreal woman perfecting her art of seduction. It is like partially transparent material, and you can see the amount of perfume when you hold the bottle against light.
What Does the Dior Website Say About Poison:
Some perfumes are born a myth. Heady, mysterious and revolutionary since its creation, Poison is Dior’s ultimate weapon of seduction. Its exceptional, exotic alchemy is created by a rich blend of spicy, fruity and amber notes warmed by honey and musk – an unsettling, charismatic and unforgettable oriental.
Dior describes POISON as an amber fruity spicy fragrance , the original fragrance of bold, disturbing seduction.
Top note CORIANDER.
Produced in Russia and steam distilled, coriander, mainly used in cooking, is classified as an aromatic. It contains linalool, adding fresh, peppery and zesty notes to fougere, citrus and chypre fragrances. Captivating and mysterious, it is the enchanting top note of Poison.
Heart note TUBEROSE.
Imported from India to Europe around 1600, tuberose is an herbaceous plant with highly fragrant white flowers that grow in clusters. Indian tuberose absolute offers J’adore l’Absolu a heady, honey and orange-scented floral note, for noble and luxurious intensity.
Base note OPOPONAX.
Opoponax is the resinous gum from a tree that grows in Africa and the Middle East. It is a type of myrrh obtained by exudation of the bark. Opoponax features as the velvety, balsamic base note of Poison, affording the fragrance its enchanting mystery.
What Do I “Feel” about Dior Poison EDT:
SEDUCTIVE, yes, that’s the word I want to use to describe this perfume. I wear it on occasions when I want to feel sexy and suave, definitely not for work, or those various family occasions or festivals. I wear it on birthdays, anniversaries, casual dinners, etc.
I can’t really say anything more about the top note other than the fact that it is heady, say for a few minutes after I’ve applied the perfume, I feel dizzy and like I’m floating in the air, the spicy top note works its way. It is that strong for my olfactory senses. The heart note is the one that I am totally obsessed with. It is a very strong tuberose flower smell, you can smell it for a long time after you have applied it, fruity, almost like 12 hours I would say; after that, it settles down to the base note, which stays on for a long time, like weeks if I don’t wash it, and sometimes even after that, the remnants of that woody base note.
This is NOT an everyday perfume, and you need just about 3-4 sprays to get in on you completely. This perfume is not for the faint hearted. Only if you think you can pull it over with your attitude and makeup, and then only wear it. I almost always play up the scent with either smokey eyes or red lips and a sharply contoured face. I do have this uncanny habit of associating perfumes with makeup. I don’t think I can wear this perfume when I am not dressed up, it would look silly. It’s an exotic perfume and I like to match up with the fragrance when I wear it.
1. Long-lasting fragrance(spicy+floral+woody).
2. Exotic tuberose (rajnigandha) heart note. It’s the sexiest floral scent ever.
3. Need a small quantity every time I use it. One bottle will last a long time.
4. Semi-transparent bottle, you can see how much is left so you can get a new one in time.
5. Beautiful bottle, a modern meets ancient kind of design.
6. Adds a sensuous touch to any occasion I wear it to. I do think it is a pro 😉
1. It is expensive, but hey wait, aren’t all great perfumes pricey????
2. Can’t be worn every day, you don’t want the whole office to sniff up the “Poison”ous lady.
3. Not for someone who likes a faint lingering fragrance, this one is bold and right in-the-face.
Other than these, there isn’t anything that I can put in cons about this particular perfume, love it to the core; yes, even if it makes me feel dizzy. There is something about this perfume that matches the person that I am. I would keep repurchasing this one always and forever, anyone who is looking for strong fragrances can consider this option. I absolutely recommend it, no wonder it has been Dior’s star product for decades and also, there are several variants of the original poison that are available like Pure Poison, Tendre Poison, Hypnotic Poison and Midnight Poison, none of which can match up to what POISON is.
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