I got this for Christmas, and it is superb. I would describe it as indeed having vanilla notes, but there is a lot more to Addict than vanilla- I can smell tobacco, and orchid, and maybe a little gardenia, too? I first smelt it at an airport in October and was kind of turned off by it, I sprayed it on my wrist and got on the plane thinking "ew". Well, by the time we had been in the air for a couple of hours, I wanted it, I was in love. Unfortunately I was going home to Australia where it wasn't available for another month or so! Anyway, beautiful, original (well, what *else* smells like this??!?!) scent, with the most to-die-for packaging of the year.
Ahh, the smell of an addict =) I really like this scent. It has a definite rose note to it, but the sandalwood (I think) balances it perfectly to create a blatantly It's a 'I'm wearing a bustier and leather garter so come and get it' type of sexy. This scent is like Ghost EDP having a sexual outburst. It really does last all day long as well. If you like scents like HM Butterfly, CD Hypnotic Poison, Escada Collection you will want to sample this. You will probably like it.
I really had to have this! You see, I have these crazy notions that if I get the particular scent I am dying for at the time, I will successfully woo the man I want at the time.( Yes, I do have these immature thoughts at times....) I thought day and night about this. I sprayed it whenever I went into a store that had it. Finally I won the lotto, and it covered for me to buy a bottle of it. I got it, and really liked it the first day. The second day was OK. The third I didn't even want to look at it. It was like eating peanut butter pie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner-and just as sweet! I am trying to find the receipt to return it.
I really like this fragrance although it totally goes against all my fragrance preferances. I usually like light and woodsy/grassy/floral scents and this is definitely not that. It is spicey, but not so much that it's totally in your face, but just so that it's interesting(spicey scents usually give me headaches), and has just enough -not so much that it's sickly sweet- vanilla to soften it and give it warmth(vanilla usually makes me feel queasy). It totally lasts and lasts so you don't want to put a lot on. I like when I've forgotten I've put in on and it kind of whisps around when I move so I get an unexpected whiff of it :)
Lovely, warm vanilla. It is a very sensual, exciting fragance, at the same time comforting. I think it is a matter of body chemistry, though, so try before you buy. If it works for you, it is well worth the $$$$.
On first whiff, this reminded me strongly of Organza Indecence, only a little richer and sweeter, if you can imagine! Addict is indeed a warm, rich, sweet, spicy vanillic scent. All of these things add up to my ideal fragrance, except there is just a hint too much sandalwood to make me live and breathe this one. It's very very strong, which is why I can't give it 5/5. I am a wimp. The scent itself is delicious and makes me happy...but I'd love a splash bottle so I could control the amount I apply.
Definitely a "What are you wearing" fragrance! I found this one while browsing through Sephora without having read any reviews. I loved it and a non-floral choice for me which is rare. People have compared it often to Angel which I can't wear. I have been wearing "Babydoll" which got me lots of compliments but got boring for me. I still have half a bottle of Annick Goutal Petite Cherie which I layered on top of Babydoll. However when I wear Cherie by itself, I have never received a compliment. On the other hand when I spritz on Addict I get compliments at the corner grocery store! It is so long lasting and not toopowdery on me, just RICH! EDIT: I ended up giving this away. Too overwhelming.
Oh my. This is the NASTIEST perfume I have EVER smelled. It got so many raves that I had to smell it. After spraying it, I couldn't believe how awful it smelled. It reminded me of some medicine or something. When it did dry down it was slightly better but what the fuss is all about I do NOT know. Whew. Couldn't be PAID to wear this!
A really nice spicy vanilla smell on me. It lasted on me all day and is a great scent for winter. The bottle is really sophisticated as well. This is my favorite sexy winter scent.
This is definitely a fragrance that depends on the body chemistry of the wearer. Because of the incredible raves from my MUA muses, I purchased this without even trying it on (ahh, the wonders of the internet). Alas, I can't stand myself. Smells delicious in the bottle, but I am emanating the strongest powdery scent imaginable. Even one of my hair clients commented on it, and in not-so-nice terms. I had to agree with her.
However, because of the wonderful formulation, and the raves on this site, I highly highly recommend trying it on first. By the way, it kind of reminded me of a cross between the original Dolce&Gabbana and Angel, both of which I adore in the bottle but not on me. So definitely try it. On the other hand, if you are one of those that cannot wear Angel and scents like it, then buyer beware.