I've had this mutually hateful relationship with Addict, it's pathetic. But something always keeps me going back to it, however briefly.
This time may be the one.
Starts out very flowery/vanilla and smokey/incensey. Only this time, instead of turning to flat, cold, plastic vanilla, it decided to be nice. It let the woods and musk come through in the dry down, which really creates the magic in this scent. So what I ended up with was a vanilla scent with smokey touches throughout, lightened up with easy florals and silkened with velvety woods. No powdery effect, but great sillage anyway. Spray easy because this does expend greatly with human chemistry.
EDITED: I removed a lippie because hours down the road, it did become annoying as hell. Sugary. But that took a long time to happen, about 6 or more hours. Until then, it was pretty good.
I love the top and middle note of Addict.Very sexy and seductive in a decent way. However, the base note is a bit tacky on me.
I love this stuff! it seems as though everything has already been said about this, I just wanted to up the ratings with my vote! lol ;) Plus, I got the 3.4oz bottle for $39 bucks online from a discount place; take that, 75 dollar sephora!!! :)
Ah, no thanks to this overwhelming and nothing-new-here addition to Dior. Reminds me again to try before I buy.
I thought I liked this until I sprayed it on before coming online to swap...I could smell it on my wrist as I typed and all I could think of was that it smelled like Marzipan! ick or almond paste...Definetely will not buy.
I received this as a sample from Sephora. Heavy and cloying come to mind after applying it. It is a very strong, musky scent. I like fragrances that are more light, so this is not the fragrance for me. It is a very familiar smelling scent, I am not sure if someone I know wears it or if it's just "that kind of scent".
One of my absolute favorites. The first seconds after the spritz is screaming and cacophonic - orange blossom! Gardenia! Spice! But it's a joyous shout, and it sounds out in unison. And then the echoes of the opening - soft woods, warm nutty tonka bean, intoxicating bourbon vanilla, and through the drydown, the soft white floral meanders in and out like a little ghost. I think it's so beautiful. It's not soft and pretty. But it's soft, and strong, and womanly and deep and intoxicating. Utterly unforgettable.
I love this, that is all I can say. I find the bottle cute. and I love the packaging it comes in so pretty
Quite one-dimensional vanilla scent. It is not too overwhelming or too heavy on my skin, but I have no wish to wear it. The drydown could be a bit too sweet and cloying. All in all an average scent. I've expected more from Dior. I don't like the packaging either. Probably could be soft and warm and inviting on someone...As far as I can see it is very popular.*****UPDATE (09/17/2005): I tried this fragrance again: just a drop of edp and I was surprised how soft and "quiet", close to the skin fragrance this could be - if you don't overdo it. I was kind of intrigued because I didn't like Addict when it was first released, so I've tried it these days several times more. Well, I've changed my mind. This fragrance is quite cute. I even like the packaging now - it is practical, simple and modern, especially if you get a small 20 ml edp that you can safely wear in your purse. As I have noticed before, it is mainly vanilla fragrance, not very complicated but pleasant enough, "cuddling" and comforting... It has an excellent staying power and doesn't turn sour or tart. It is classified as an Oriental but it has an edible quality to it, that I didn't notice when I first tried it. I'm usually not fond of gourmand, edible scents but this is not stomach turning: it is like fresh, soft vanilla cookies (someone has already said here that Addict smells a bit like cookies), sort of a sweet, sexy little scent. Of course this is definitely a fall/winter scent, and if you really love it just a fragranced body lotion or body cream would be suffice for summer. I rated it 3 at first but now I'm adding 1 lippie here.*****UPDATE (10/06/2005): I was about to purchase Addict edp today but this time again it was not alluring enough for me: pretty plain vanilla and a bit too overwhelming, sweet cloying notes (sandalwood?). Oh no, I'm giving up - it is not for me. I'm so silly - I have to reduct 1 lippie again, sorry! But that's it, I won't return to this review again!
O no..not my kind of smell. It smells horrible on me. But on the right person I think it could be really interesting.