Christian Dior • Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this bottle. This is a smokey tobacco and chocolate mix but not too heavy. It doesn't have a great sillage so it stays close. I think it's a hybrid of Hypnotic Poison and Dior Addict. I don't find it sexy. It doesn't necessarily evoke sophistication either. It's ok. It also reminds me of Naomi Campbell perfume (the chocolate smelling one) a lot.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Sooo, in the beginning this perfume was a big disappointment as I got the wrong bottle, I really wanted the original Hypnotic Poison for its bitter almond smell. Paired with vanilla it makes the most wonderful fragrance.
However, after a couple of uses I've found this perfume absolutely great! All the deep sweetness and warm femininity of it is cut by the subtility of leather and tobacco/Havana cigars. It's a very rich fragrance, I absolutely love it. The glass bottle is a piece of art!
There's not a single thing that I dislike about this fragrance.
Try to spray it on a denim jacket, it goes SO well with the natural smell of denim!
Will I buy it again? I don't know yet. I am not hesitating because I didn't like it but because I really want the bitter almond scent of the original perfume. But since these two versions are similar and both quite pricey, I would probably end up choosing the original version. Otherwise, in a perfect world of bunnies and rainbows, I would buy them both.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Such a beautiful perfume, that is fit for both day and nighttime. It has such a wonderful creamy aroma, and is more of an exotic, floral vanilla than a gourmand one. It does project well, but it more lingers around you than suffocates and overwhelms. Lasting power is good, not great. I love it and my boyfriend does too!=)
If you want a dupe for this one that is a lot cheaper - go for TBS Madagascan Vanilla. That one is slightly sweeter and lacks the complexity of Eau Sensuelle, but it does have a similar scent. And since they don't offer a bodylotion or showergel with this scent (only with the original hypnotic one, which i dislike) I chose to buy the ones from TBS. Smells lovely layered!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I've been a long time user of the original version of this scent and was just gifted a bottle of this one. It is smoother and more subtle than the original Hypnotic Poison, with shades of Deep Red but longer lasting. I suspect this will become a favourite very quickly! Delicious and seductive, another CD hit in my opinion :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I have an intense dislike of the original hypnotic poison, so when I ordered a large decant of the eau sensuelle flanker, I wasn't expecting much. Boy was I pleasantly surprised when within the second day of testing this I found myself completely in love with it.
Like its namesake this perfume is built around a rich, deep vanilla. But unlike the original HP, this vanilla is not so sweet and gourmand, it is creamier, balanced nicely by sandalwood, musk and something woody. There is no licorice or root beer notes. Instead you get a medley of florals, orchid and tuberose and jasmine that deepens the complexity and sexiness of the vanilla. It's really just gorgeous.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I finally bought myself a bottle of this today after wanting it for months. I think it is better than the original HP. The original has a burning rubber smell for about 15 minutes when first sprayed but settles into a yummy smoky vanilla. HPES is smoother, doesn't have that burning rubber smell but still has that wonderful smoky vanilla dry down.
It feels like this was made just for me. It's perfect. Lots of vanilla (without being sickly sweet), woodsy, florally (without too many flowers). Everything that let HP down has been tweaked in this for the better. This is everything HP should have been.
5 lippies all the way!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I love Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle and to my surprise I prefer it over the original Hypnotic Poison. I like the original HP, but it's never been love, mainly because it doesn't develop on my skin: it smells exactly the same from the beginning to the end.
HP Eau Sensuelle opens with a beautiful bouquet of creamy, almost buttery white flowers, with an undercurrent of sweet vanilla and the distinct almond note from the original HP. Fresh orange blossom balances out the narcotic sweetness of ylang-ylang, tuberose and vanilla orchid.
After about an hour, the ylang-ylang really starts to bloom, projecting its anisy/licoricy spiciness into the vanilla and almond goodness that's still present.
About three hours later the vanilla has deepened. I still get whiffs of white flowers, and at times I can swear I smell white chocolate. There's also an ever so slightly 'dirty' salty amber note, that offsets the sweetness of the vanilla. It becomes more prominent in the ultimate drydown and I find it very sexy. Beneath all these layers there's the softest veil of musk and the tiniest touch of slightly soapy sandalwood. Beautiful, just beautiful.
In my humble opinion HP Eau Sensuelle is the best 'modern' perfume Dior has to offer. I don't know how Francois Demachy did it, but while so many flankers are watered down versions of the original, he managed to actually improve this perfume. The whole composition is so interesting from the beginning to the end, and so perfectly balanced. He left the exotic warm almondy/vanilla base of the original scent intact, amped up the complexity and softened it up a bit. The end result is a classy powdery comfort scent that develops in stages and melts into your skin, leaving a soft vanillic trail.
Staying power and sillage are excellent on me. One spray goes a looong way and lasts all day.
Now, is this worth buying if you already own the original Hypnotic Poison? I think it is, especially if HP is one of your favorites. While they share the gourmandy almondy/vanilla goodness, they are different enough to justify owning both. The Eau Sensuelle version is a bit easier to wear and therefore more versatile (office, etc.), while the original HP, to me, is more suited for winter evening wear, with its heavier wood and musk notes.
I have literally smelled thousands of perfumes (lol) and I can truly say that HP Eau Sensuelle, apart from the original HP, doesn't smell like any other perfume. Still, just for reference: if you love perfumes along the lines of Annick Goutal Songes, Coty Vanilla Fields, Rochas Tocade, Christian Dior Dolce Vita, or even Lancome Hypnose (EDT), I think you might like HP Eau Sensuelle. All totally different animals, but to my nose they do have some things in common.
Fragrance-guru Michael Edwards suggests HP Eau Sensuelle as an alternative for Givenchy Organza, Givenchy Ysatis, and Parfums de Nicolai Juste un RÍve.
The only drawback of HP Eau Sensuelle is the price. I bought it on vacation in Paris when it was just released in Europe, and the 3.4 oz (100 ml) bottle set me back 87 euros (115 USD). But since you need so little to smell wonderful all day, I do think it's worth it. Dior still hasn't released this in the US, but you can get it discounted online now, on Ebay, Fragrancenet, FragranceX, PerfumeEmporium and the likes.
Age: Unknown Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The opening floral notes are lovely, especially the orange flower which reminds me of sherbet... I even get a whiff of the original's almond note at first, though it's not listed. But then it becomes pure sandalwood on my skin, and I don't care much for it. Eventually that softens into a woody vanilla-musk which is good, but not great. Bummed that I paid so much for it. EDIT: I'm enjoying it more; I just don't sniff deeply during the sandalwood stage, but the vanilla drydown is enjoyable and lasts well. Still disappointed that the florals don't last a little longer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is a lovely scent however to me it smells to much like my beloved Armani Code which I just swapped due to the fact that my tastes in scents has changed a little. Its very nice but not what I was looking for. This was not released in the US, so if u are in the US and wanting this give Armani Code a try, IMO its almost the same.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I must admit that I almost hate the original product which is too overpowering for my taste. I only tired this one with biased feelings. Wow, this suited my skin and my own chemistry. One plus too: it does last, which is an occasional issue for me!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love the original Hypnotic Poison, in cold weather it wraps me up in a delicious bitter almond/vanilla cloud. This one however just seems a bit pointless, I sprayed it on today and the floral element is actually not very nice on my skin, it has some kind of note in it that is making me feel a bit ill. It just smells like a weaker, diluted HP with some drab florals mixed in. Sometimes these flankers just seem to be money spinning ideas that have no real worth. Stick to the original Hypnotic Poison, it is 100 times better. Yes the original HP is strong but spray it with a light hand, it is way more sexy than this one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I wore Hypnotic Poison exclusively for years and years. It is a weird scent; many people note a comparison to rootbeer, but I always thought it smelled like an otherworldly confection comprised of bitter almonds, laced with anisette.
This new version is very similar, but in the opening notes there seem to be some airy florals floating about that lighten it up somewhat. After that it is exactly the same scent as the previous Hypnotic Poison.
Other reviewers mention that this version seems to be "lighter" or "less potent", but I don't find that at all. I never found the Hypnotic Poison to be overwhelming though, so perhaps I am a poor judge as to that aspect of it.
Overall, it's a lovely, unusual scent - but I would think it's no more or less so than the original.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Black
I bought this perfume today.....if not the beautiful lady at the Dior counter being so helpful and showing this to me, i would never even come across smelling this divine, warm and seductive perfume........the first impression of the fragrance was so good that i got suspicious - having learnt in the past that the first notes can lie, i walked around....and walked around more smelling it.....yes it changed - the smell got warmer, less sweet - more deep and floral , but it was still something my picky nose Loved.....so yes eventually i picked it up (bear in mind i went to buy a completely new fragrance.......which i still did....after )))) but it is just...sooo.....good.
Monica Belucci really suits the ad too)))))
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
This is a new version of Hypnotic Poison, it is heavier than the EDT (which I found to be a bit heavy too, but beautiful). 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. Also has sandlewood and musk.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This perfume is heavy, very heavy! It has a heavy component in top, middle and base notes...I can smell tuberose, vanilla and ylang ylang all at the same time, not a good combination!! I like when those notes are diluted by lighter and fresher smells.
The bottle it beutiful though, luckily I only got a mini size of this perfume. I applied a bit on my wrist and after few minues asked my BF if he likes it...and he said "No!". I don't like it either. Not worth hefty price tag too.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I really enjoyed it wearing this fragrance. This turned out a beautiful surprise rather than a boring flanker. I think people are being harsh in comparing it to her older more voluptuous sister. I thought about giving this perfume four stars, but I enjoyed it too much. I actually haven't enjoyed a perfume this much in a while and here is why- While I was almost certain that spritzing this on me had been a mistake, I was already too late for work and had to head out the door. The first hit was very sweet. My first thought was "what are you thinking? you hated the original for being tooth-achinly sweet. This isn't going to go well" Well, I headed out the door smelling of very sweet vanilla musk (tempered down by some synthetic smelling white flower poorly resembling ylang ylang). This facet lasted a good half an hour, but it became more bearable. I don't know where you work, but since I work in hell the temperature is always kept at a nice warm and cozy 80 degrees during winter. It seems like they hate us as much as I hate it there, and they have figured out yet another way to torture us. Back to perfume! I found myself sniffing around trying to find out what smelled so good around me, only to find out it was my perfume! This developed into a very pretty floral-vanilla-musk that I enjoyed for hours at work and beyond. As you can imagine, anything that can make 8.5 hours of paperwork in 80 degree temperature (while wearing a sweater) deserves five stars. This is a little bit woody, sweet, vanillic, and not too floral. The almond note is faint, but present. It's as if it was only there to impart a dry note to contrast and temper down the sweet vanilla musk rather than to make it powdery. At some point during the day I could swear I smelled a bit of suede here.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
This version of Hypnotic Poison is very beautiful in that it presents a softer side of the fragrance which is more wearable for daytime. While the original HP became stale by days end and was cloying this one is a bit more vibrant. In today's society where so many people are sensitive or intolerant to perfume, this version is more versatile and I can wear it in the office with no problems.
My score is actually 3.5. I wish the bottle was a bit different from the original. It is very easy to miss this fragrance on the shelf as it looks exactly like the original with the exception of the small wording Eau Sensuelle across the bottle. Zero points for originality.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
As much as I disliked the original Hypnotic Poison, I like its new flanker, Eau Sensuelle.
Fans of the original HP will say this new one is a watered down version, a faded memory, but to me, yay! it is finally wearable!
Subdued and not overpowering, it's the refined, classy version of its elder brother.
I could never wear the original HP because of its boldness, in-your-face wood-gourmand smash.
And I recognize on the spot , even in a crowd, when a lady is or was wearing that. Too heady, cloying, overpowering and anesthetizing everybody's else's nostrils. I could never stand it... :o)
But HP Eau sensuelle is different, in the same way Chanel #5 Eau PremiŤre is different from the orignal Chanel #5. (I like both, you can smell they are family but they're different frags!).
Even in the notes (pls see below) HP Eau Sensuelle is different from HP.
It starts off fresher ...flowery fresh start with rose and orange blossom...a femine floral heart (sweet) with Ylang ylang and a quite pleasant drydown with musk, sandalwood and vanilla ....this vanilla is softer, caramel like, less sweet than the HP one, and very enticing.
Lovley silalge a nd great staying power (not cloying , though!).
A Must try if you found that the original HP was not for you.
Notes as per Osmoz:
top note Rose, Ylang Ylang, Orange Blossom
middle note Orchid, Tuberose, Green Notes
base note Vanilla, Sandalwood, Woodsy Notes, Musk
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Green
First thing with this is the box the purfume comes in . . .I thought i was buying the normal HP because the box is EXACTLY the same, besides from some very small print saying 'eau sensuelle' on the front.
didnt realise till i got home and i couldnt exchange it! DAM. . . . .!! Other then that its smells ok, still different from the original more flowery less vanilla. . . . sad to say it just doesnt beat the original :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Black
I am really in love with this perfume! It s far more nice than the original, in my opinion... it is delicate, feminine, tender, almost fragile..not so aggressive as theEDT HP. It has a really high quality, it is lighter, for all day
use...maybe for the nights, for a more powerful "entrance", the original is
better but if you want to vary from day and night,buy this one... the sillage is really great, more discrete, the power satisfying and i find it more sophisticated and uncommon... it s really what i wanted...vanillia yes, with
a little touch of flowers and not only vanilia which makes you choke. I also think that the EDT HP is a little "cheep" , while the Eau is made for tasteful
and chic women. i highly recommend it. I must not forget to say that the bottle is exceptionnal, a winner here among all poisons!