Well, I am very late in discovering (affording) this fragrance. To the naysayers: You don't lilke it? Good, I like being the best smeling person in the room! Plus more for me. I find men I don't know asking me what smells so good. Now girls, remember I'm 57 yrs. old and men haven't been stopping to gaze upon my beauty for years now. But scent is the great equalizer! If you smell good enough to jump on or eat- men do respond. Tho not the reason I love this. It makes me feel like Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, Liz Taylor (in her younger years), and of course Sofia Loren. Some of yhe youngsters on MUA may not relate, but I know my older sisters out there get it! Smellling sexy is ONE thing we don't ever have to give up. Expensive, you say, not for the reaction I get from my 64 yr. old husband-when he stops what he's doing and looks at me as tho I was 21 again and says "Wow-like what you're wearing today-what's the name of it?" Now this man has never been interested in my fragrances. Add Addict, and all of a sudden I have a fragrance connosieur on my hands. He would rather me spend $80-$100 on a truly beautiful and long lasting scent, than $35.00 on all the other crap that's going around. Or the bottle I'll never say how much I spent, the Bond 9 Chinatown-he hates. OH well, I was brought up to keep my man interested-Addict helps me do that! Plus it smells like an angel is amongst us!
My signature scent. This is, hands down, my favorite perfume to wear both in winter and in summer (though, I will confess, it truly is a heavier fragrance more suited for cooler months. I just don't care so I wear it all the time!)
I am one who cannot stand foody scents, lotions, etc. I don't want to smell like a cookie. This doesn't smell foody to me or on me at all. The scent starts out spicy and musky on me, then dries down to a lovely spicy vanilla scent that is not at all sweet. It's actually quite sensual, and I constantly get complimented on this fragrance from men. My boyfriend is driven wild by it (even after years of me wearing it). It's pretty much liquid sex in a bottle, and it makes me feel luscious just by wearing it!
So much depends on body chemistry of course, but I definitely suggest at least trying it out. Or not. I'm not sure I like sharing the wealth.
Dior Addict is the only vanilla predominant fragrance that I can wear comfortably and really enjoy! It's probably a cross between an oriental and a gourmand, but isn't overwhelming nor super-sweet which is surprising and refreshing to me!
The vanilla note mixes with a hint of spices, flowers and woods to produce a unique scent that blends wonderfully into my skin and gently blooms as the day (or night) wears on. And, no unpleasant twists or turns in the top/middle/bottom notes either.
Addict's squared cobolt blue bottle with a yellow-goldtone cap is gorgeous and evocative of what's to come when applying Addict.
Addict is a strong, dry vanilla and jasmine scent with extreme sillage. Many reviewers have said that it is sweet; I would disagree. It is certainly less sweet than many other popular vanilla-based fragrances (Hypnotic Poison, L de Lolita Lempicka, etc.) and its strong jasmine note makes it smell "soapy" in a side-by-side comparison to those other, sweeter fragrances. Men who like "bad girls" seem to adore this one, because it smells like.. well.. sex. One guy I dated briefly (whom I later discovered to be a womanizer) kept bugging me (in vain) to tell him what the name of it was-- no doubt so he could buy it and make all his girls wear it. Women, however, seem to be annoyed by its intensity. Therefore, not recommended for day wear.
Although I absolutely love the smell of this perfume, it is way too heavy for anything but a special night out. It overwhelms me, and no matter how little I spray it still seems like too much, especially at first. It's almost sickening, even though like I said I love the way it smells. I keep my perfumes in my closet to remember to put on when I am getting dressed, and whenever I do spray this, I can smell it for days whenever I open the closet.
Absolutely my signature fragrance!!!! I love the vanilla scent mixed with spice. It is not overly sweet and has just the right amount of spice added. I have been asked by numerous men in passing what fragrance I am wearing.
Nice in theory I guess, but I agree with the reviewer who said it's straight cookies. I had to scrub it, it was way too sweet and foody for me.
I had this for a while, but it never became my favorite. Why? Because when I wear this it smells like cookies to me. Not just cookies actually, but that Cookie Crisp cereal. Some time after I swapped it away, I got a new coworker who wears it, and I always think of Cookie Crisp when she is standing near. I don't hate vanilla or foody scents, but this one is just straight cookies on me. Personally, I'd rather smell like the ocean than someone's dessert.
I originally smelt this on the most unlikely person. My university roommate who was a "reborn again virgin" yes.... feel free to roll your eyes. At first I assumed it was on of the other girls because it was so deep and sexy.... but alas my prude of a roommate was wearing it. Years went by and I spray it once and while at the malls. I love this scent. It's one of my top ten. If you like smells like Classique or Pure Poison you will probably like this. Oriental, rich, steamy and sensual. It's slightly dirty feel to it, as in you want to be naughty! If you hate oriental scents, you will hate this. I can smell vanilla and sandalwood along with other florals. I know it doesn't have musk, but it is kinda musky on dry down. It has a trapped heady feeling to it which I love, others who prefer soft florals won't like this. It is provocative and sexy. As you wear it throught the night it really heats up and works well with my body chemistry to have a raw sexual smell. I am an Addict! It has decent lasting power (3-4hours but maybe thats because I get used to it), but I spray this two or three times and five hours later I can't pick up with my nose so I carried it with me to reapply. I really don't care if I suffocate others around me. My boyfriend says it isn't that strong and thinks it's sexy. So I'm glad that he likes it because he's the type of man who doesn't like cologne. I can pick this scent up on anyone and I gravitate towards them.
It is the most seductive scent without being too sickly or cloying. Apparently it has an orange start when you spray but it's nothing like Pure Poison. It is more sweet (not sugary) with a heavy dark vanilla and has a hint of spice but its mostly creamy to me. Very lust filled, but it's not trashy.
I did like the ad for the scent, but Dior is all about marketing and packaging but I don't like the bottle for Addict. I wish it didn't have the weird gold thing on top like all their makeup does.
UPDATE: Onto my second bottle! It's great scent when you want to spice things up.
I'm truly curious as to whether the people describing this scent as "intoxicating" really mean intoxicating = it's killing me (??) HOW can anyone like this?? True, I do prefer clean, natural scents but I also gave this a million chances to work, and it failed miserably.
Once, in the wee morning hours I was shopping at Walmart, walking behind some lady who obviously hadn't showered (or even combed her hair). Sad to say, the scent wafting behind her smelled EXACTLY like this perfume: a combination of just-got-out-of-bed, unwashed hair/body scent. I almost puked. TRUE story.