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The first time I got a whiff of this exquisite perfume, I felt like I died and gone to heaven, being someone who is really into scents. It is slightly on the expensive side, but believe me, if I were your girlfriend or friend and found this gift-wrapped, I think i'd die. It's Soft and Spicy.... Sweet... Vanilla-y ..floral, with a hint of almond. It smells...amazing In my opinion, it is one of the SEXIEST smells I had ever smelt. Every time I go to a perfume store, I feel compelled to go to this particular bottle's section. I think that if you can afford it, you should stop thinking about it and buy it. It is amazing and ideal for ANY age. Personally, I'd wear it in the evening, but it does not mean it is not good for wear during the day, especially for 'executive' jobs and such. In a romantic setting; maybe dinner or a movie or a night out somewhere special, THIS stuff will drive your partner wild. As usual, Dior have done a tremendously exquisite job.
With the wide range of different perfumes out there, from affordable to expensive, fruity to romantic scents, it is not easy to find the right signature fragrance to suit you, without trying and testing many first. Yet everyone's taste is different. If everyone wore the same perfume it would not be so exciting going to Debanhams or going on the journey of finding your own signature perfume, which I still have not yet found. There are just too many to choose from. Having said that I do have a few all-time-favourites which I would like to share. Hypnotic Poison by Dior is one of them. I am a huge fan of Dior. Especially the perfumes, although some from the Poison range I find to be quite overpowering, I have found a few that I really like. I choose to write this review about Hypnotic Poison because it is one of my favourites by Dior (along with Pure Poison). I first brought this perfume last year in a set called Little Luxuries. Also recently brought the 50ml version. The bottle is red, with gold writing and a black lid. I like the shape of the bottle because it is pretty and looks nice on my dressing table. Red also happens to be a favourite colour of mine. I think the bottle suits the fragrance because red is for romance. I wear it special occasions or evenings out because I usually get many compliments on how great I smell. You only need one spray and it lasts all day. This perfume has top notes of jasmine, almonds and coconut, and middle notes of moss and sandalwood. The base notes are vanilla, musk and cedar which altogether create a warm and romantic, yet fruity and oriental scent. The smell makes me think of a winter evening by an open fire, probably because of the warm, oriental, romantic smell. Perfect to wear on a date. This perfume is about £46 from Boots or Debanhams. You can watch the advert for this perfume on Youtube. I hope you enjoyed my first review and I hope it has been helpful to you. Any comments welcome and appreciated! (I wrote this review a while ago and forgot my password so I have copied it onto this new account!)
I have to say that Poison the original is one of my favourite perfumes, and at Christmas I was surprised by my boyfriend when he brought me this version of Poison - Eau Sensuelle Eau De Toilette. =The Bottle= The bottle itself is made of glass and has a ruby red colour way which gets darker towards the top of the bottle/ The base of the bottle is a clear glass and looks like the base is thicker, which would appear to be so the bottle can stand up, whereas some perfumes the base of the bottle flows through, with this the bottom of the bottle gets drawn to your attention. The bottle is that shaped similar to a heart. The lid of the bottle is as equally outstanding in terms of eye-catching, from the decoration of the gold rim, through to the flamboyant large style of the lid, although this opinion gets let down on the handling of the lid, the first was that it felt like plastic, although as a plus point it did provide a tight fit on the bottle. A negative overall was the lid was disappointing; I would rather have a small unconstructive stopper than a flamboyant bottle which is not as decorative as the bottle. =Spray= This perfume has an inbuilt in spray, and this dispenses a good mist of the perfume, I find when spraying my wrists I only need to spray the one wrist and then rub my wrists together, my neck I spray as a general approach to the middle of my neck, as if I sprayed both sides I find this too much and overpowering, =First Impression= The first impression I had of this perfume was that was a strong smell in terms of a tanginess and more fruity than the original Poison. =Notes= Upon first spraying I found the top notes to be quite sweet, and the orange really came to the surface, the tones are ylang ylang, rose and orange blossom. On me I found these top notes lasted about 30minutes to an hour. The heart tones are the middle tones of the perfume and I find these lasted about 3 to 4 hours on me, and I found them to be a different tone than that of the top notes, with these I found it hard to separate the tones apart from the orchid as this was the stronger of the tone, the tones were orchid, tuberose and green notes. Lastly was the base note, for me I found these lasted about an hour or so, but altogether, I had about 8 hours of smell from the ranges of the perfume, the notes were sandalwood, vanilla, woods and musk. I found the sandalwood and the musk to be the two of the stronger scents that came through. =Overall Verdict= I felt this was a nice perfume, it had a good staying power and provided a good mix of notes of the perfume, I found it to be quite a sweet perfume, and the orange really came through with the mix of smells. =Would I buy again= Whilst it was lovely to be brought a bottle of perfume, unfortunately this perfume was not the one for me, I'll starting dropping hints about the original Poison ready for my birthday!!
I purchased this product in Boots for around £37 although I can't remember the exact price as I purchased it a while ago. I personally think this is reasonable for the size of the bottle you get. The perfume comes in a small red box with the name written in gold and the bottle is similarly designed. It's difficult to describe the shape of the bottle as its not exactly round as it is flat at the bottom to make it easier to stand up. Although the bottle looks very attractive and expensive I find it awkward to use because of the shape of the bottle as it's difficult to grip when spraying. When spraying quite a lot comes out so one spray should be enough. With most perfumes I tend to spray all over however this makes the smell extremely overpowering so I wouldn't recommend this. The smell is very sweet, sickly sweet is how I would describe it. There is also a strong smell of vanilla which I find far too overpowering. The smell lasts for a long period of time. I would often spray perfume once in the morning and then once again throughout the day but I feel that once a day is sufficient. Overall this perfume is good value for money and if you like sweet fragrances then I would recommend this one but unfortunately this was just too sweet for me so I won't be purchasing again.
This is a fruity, fresh scent that in my opinion is an ideal evening wear scent as it has pretty good staying power and a nice well balanced fragrance. The packaging is simple and stylish. a deep red colour which darkens as it gets to the top of the bottle and it is a squat curved bottle which has a bit of weight stored up in the bottom. The lid is a moulded shape that looks a bit like it is about to blossom out of the head of the bottle. It is not the most stylish of products on the market but it looks nice enough. The spray works nice enough delivering a nice even squirt of fragrance There is a citrus feel to this fragrance that is nice and sharp and refreshing however after a while it settles down nicely to leave the wearer with a nice , slightly sweet fragrance that has a nice depth to it as well as a warm, mature feel as well which you do not always get with the more fruity fragrances. Alongside the orange citrus there is the definite smell of vanilla which for me can be a bit hit or miss in a fragrance but in this one it works really well and complements the slightly nutty, almond tones that come through after a while, these counter the fruity elements in the fragrance nicely. You do not need to use a lot at any one go as it is quite strong especially for an eau de toilette and the staying power is very good as well, it will easily last the night without any need for a top up. It is reasonably priced at £40 for a 50ml bottle, there is also a 100ml bottle as well but I cannot remember the cost of this. With some fruity fragrances they can be a bit sickly sweet but this is not the case here, there is a nice maturity about the smell and it is a good quality fragrance that will not break the bank.
So I mentioned in one of my previous reviews recently that my boyfriend had bought me a Dior perfume as a birthday gift, but I had yet to review it. Part of the reason it took me a while to get onto it is that while I use and remember the fragrances well enough, I like to do one whole day's test just before I review, so I feel a bit more confident about what I'm saying. However, this is not an everyday perfume for me and so I was waiting for the next opportunity to use it for a special occasion. With the boyfriend visiting and us going for a nice meal, this seemed the time. Packaging This perfume's range is packaged in my favourite colour, a kind of ruby red. Unlike some of the other perfumes I've talked about, some more attention to detail and effort has gone into the design of the box, as well as the bottle. It is very attractive, even stored away inside its box, which works well for me because I keep my perfumes boxed away, out of sunlight to avoid them being spoiled. The box is deep red, with a reddish brown shaded oval containing the name of the perfume and the brand 'Dior' beneath, all text in fancy gold. Inside, the bottle is glass, semi-transparent, with a deep ruby red colouring that gets darker toward the top of the bottle. The bottom, which is clear, is thicker and gives the bottle a bit of weight that probably helps to keep it balanced and makes it feel better quality. The shape is round, not really spherical but that's the only word I can think of, but it kind of makes me think it is as though it is the centre part of a heart shape. The lid is proportionately large and also round, and although it feels more plastic-like and doesn't have as much of the weight we associate with quality it is not unattractive and is easy to remove but secure when on. It also has a gold rim. Spray I have to admit I find these types of bottles a little trickier to use because getting a good grip to control how hard to press the spray is awkward with a near-spherical shape. Nonetheless I was able to spray a small amount at a time by gently pressing the pump. If anything it was easier to press it too lightly rather than too hard. A reasonable amount comes out, although the mist is not particularly thin. I always spray once and rub my wrists together first then rub some on the neck, rather than spraying several times and finding it is too much. You can always reapply if needed. Scent When my boyfriend gave me this perfume, he admitted that he was not sure he had bought the right one. I hadn't heard of this version yet, and it was in fact the original that I had fallen for. I too could not tell just from the packaging, as when they are in front of you, you can easily tell but by memory I just knew roughly the shape and colour. We therefore agreed to pop into the shops again and try the tasters again just to be sure, and if it was wrong, the shop assistant had kindly agreed to exchange the unopened perfume. When I first tried the tasters I knew straight away my other half had gone for the wrong one. The original was more subtle and had a stronger touch of vanilla, whereas this one was more tangy and orangey. Initially I was tempted to point this out, but I thought about it and decided that this was the bottle he had picked out for me and this was what I wanted, because he'd chosen it for me. I purposefully delayed the decision although admitting I was doubtful myself. As it was, I liked the way this perfume developed, and as the day went on, the sweetness started to blossom and the tangy edge to soften. Actually this one was quite pleasant in its own right, and I made the decision to tell him that right or wrong, I wanted to keep it. Now it sits alongside 'Poeme' in its box on my dresser as one of my two top perfumes for only the most important occasions, always involving the man. With a slightly more fruity tone to it, but still a warming and sweet essence, I found this perfume to tick two boxes in one. It is noticeable and a little rejuvenating to start with, but as you wear it through the day it is also classy, probably not intended for the younger ladies but attractive to most people. A small amount of the fragrance is very subtle and a lot will get you noticed, but probably it would take quite a bit before I'd get those infamous perfume headaches mum warned me about years ago. Endurance This perfume does indeed last very well, and for example I wore it for a day when my boyfriend visited and we went to lunch. From morning to late afternoon he was still commenting, when sat at a fair distance, on how nice I smelt. I could still smell the fragrance on myself later in the evening before showering, but it was by then very weak. I was a little mean on the spraying to be fair, so I would say that with a more generous spray this would probably last quite well. Recommendations The perfume would probably last better indoors as it did weaken pretty fast while we were out and about, but it lasts quite long and never gets too much. In fact, it would work well on a wide range of occasions, but it really comes down to this: if you just spent 60 quid on a small bottle of the stuff, would you want to use it all up too quick? Of course not, and being a very special fragrance to me, I would only want to use it on special occasions so that it remains a rare treat and not just an everyday thing. Mine I expect will last literally years, and whatever it says on the bottle, I think it should last years. Conclusion I am pretty biased, given that this (and the original) are amongst my favourites already and this particular perfume was given to me as a birthday present. I was shocked when I found out it cost my other half something in the region of £60 (thought you weren't meant to tell us that!) and to be honest that would probably have been the thing that would have stopped a spend-conscious person like me from opening my own purse. No matter how much I like it, I can't seem to convince myself that I should buy it for myself, so I would probably never have had the pleasure. That said, I'm really happy to own this fragrance. I love the smell, it lasts ages and is never overpowering or sickly so it is basically perfect for me. If the price doesn't put you off, I don't think you'd regret buying this one.
Dior is presenting new composition Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle which gives a whole new magic of aromas / Velvety soft petals of vanilla orchid surrounded with fruity aromas revive the scent of vanilla and add a lively frame which is not complete without Damascus rose / Instead of Sambac jasmine Demachy includes ylang ylang extract while orange blossom absolute adds a full and gorgeous sensual note / To create impression of tasty fruit notes this composition uses tuberose and vanilla while green leaves and stem carry the scent of freshness / A base of Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle incorporates creamy trace of sandalwood and musk which are as harmonious as a woman's siluette /