I absolutely adore this fragrance - it was one of my favourites in the 80s! Having said that, I only have a mini now as I would only wear it on cold winter evenings, dressed up to the nines with my heels and red lipstick! Poison is not for the faint-hearted - it definitely requires an ultra groomed, confident look! It is a dark oriental - extremely vampish, has incredible sillage so you only need a tiny amount, and is very distinctive. On me the main note is anise, mixed with tuberose, jasmine and a hint of berries. This is the only fragrance my DH recognizes by name! He loves it!
For somme reasons › never had the opportunity to sniff that one before last week. What can › say..........? , YES REAL PO›SON FOR SURE. What on earth la maison Dior is doing ?.
For somme reasons › never had the opportunity to sniff that one before last week. What can › say..........? , YES REAL PO›SON FOR SURE. What on earth la maison Dior is doing .
Poison... ahhh, this scent always brings back fond memories. :) A friend introduced me to this when she was working at a Dior counter in the '80s, and it soon became her signature scent. This is a very potent oriental which is too overpowering for me to wear but I like smelling it on others. Love the decadent purple bottle sooo much!
it smells allrite unfortunately it gives me headache when i smell it .
This scent is very strong. It does remind me of poison because when i put it on it makes me cough because it is so strong. a few minutes late though it smells a little better.
Over-dressed, over-accessorized, over-made up, over-hairsprayed and over-perfumed-these were the golden rules of 1985 when Poison first came out. Like Giorgio of Beverly Hills, Poison is a fragrance masterpiece whose success proved it's demise.
A beautiful, rich, somewhat dark fragrance that is best described nowadays as an outsider- and I could see a gothic or punk type of person pulling this scent off today, because of it's antisocial value.
I like it, in a John Galliano for Christian Dior clothing kind of way-I like to look at it, but would never actually wear it public.
Like almost everyone else here, I too, have a strong 80's association with Poison. I remember I worked in a salon that was right next door to Nordstrom when this fragrance first came out and it was like a blitzkrieg. This fragrance was everywhere. The whole mall smelled like Poison for weeks and if you dared venture into Nordstrom there was an army of SA's chasing people around dousing them with this stuff. It was crazy! Especially when you consider what a powerful perfume this is. A few years ago when I was in labor with my first child, my midwife showed up and when she gave me a hug she smelled just like Poison. Yikes! I hadn't smelled it in years and I was immediately worried that I was going to have to smell this while I was giving birth. Luckily it was just on her coat because when she took it off I couldn't smell it anymore - whew! Anyway, I donít think this is a terrible fragrance. Itís just very strong stuff. IMO few women can pull this off. Typically it wears them. It also seems to smell identical on everyone. I had loads of friends who wore this in the 80ís and they all smelled the same. Interestingly, I think my midwife is one of the few women Iíve met who actually could pull this off, as she has a striking appearance and an equally intense presence. Sheís the exception though. Personally, Iíve never even tried to wear it, not even in the 80ís (I swear!)
I liked the original Poison in the '80s. I never wore it because it was not "me", but a friend of mine wore it with great success!
It was different, feminine, strong and bold, but also subtly bewitching...
There is a note in this perfume that can be sexy and cloying as well!
Then it became usual, everyone had it and many cheap awful imitations came out.
It was not special anymore.
I happen to smell it again a few weeks ago at a counter in Milan while testing the new Pure Poison and I felt quite surprised: how could I like this stuff?
I thought it was the spirit of that time and that nose changes...
Then I met a miniature of the Esprit de Parfum version in Barcelona... and eventually I found out why I liked it!
What happened to the EdT I don't know, but the Esprit de Parfum is the "real" stuff!
Vanilla, lots of real smoky vanilla (this is a note that reminds me of Vanilia by L'Artisan), unexpected refined flower notes that are completely sunk in the EdT, strange fruits never smelled before, maybe berries...
Poison is like a bewitching forest, very dark but not gloomy, feminine and shining.
Both the name and the bottle are absolutely perfect for this fragrance! A sweet perfume name Poison could only have a dark purple rounded bottle that reminds both a forbidden fruit and an old-fashioned poison jar.
A great classic of the '80s that was also greatly marketed.
It's still too heavy for me, not suitable for daytime wear at the office. It's sublime but not "friendly".
I love to have my tiny Esprit de Parfum bottle around, but have to use it very sparingly on nights out and not evrywhere.
It doesn't seem to provoke great pleasure in people around you, especially the young ones.
I told you it's not friendly, it's sublime ;-)
This is my mother's perfume..which is not to say that Poison is a fragrance for "mature" women..absolutely NOT!!!
It is for a woman who is confident, assertive, and likes to be her own individual. I suppose this scent can only be rated as "loving it" or "hating it"...I have loved this perfume since I first smelled it on my mom..to me nothing else smells like it and is a fragrance that people will definitely notice. This one, along with Magie Noire, which I DO wear..are two exceptionally heavy but definitely head turning fragrances...not for the timid.