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on 11/8/2013 9:27:00 AM
More reviews by perfumedlife
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I don't review a lot of perfumes but I believe dior's classic poison deserves one . Poison is a classic in all those years I read reviews that are negative and I don't understand why . Of course is a strong perfume but in my opinion a perfume has to be a little strong it has to have an identity . Poison is a distinctive perfume and in my opinion a masterpiece. Most of the modern perfumes are all most the same : fruits and again fruits maybe some flowers and on special occasions maybe little musk or wood . But let's think for a moment which perfumes made history ? I don't remember any modern perfumes they all look and smell the same miyake is like water the new vercace all the new high end perfumes are like duplicates on the other hand from my personal experience when I was wearing an oldie like rive gauche ysl or knowing EstÃ©e Lauder or poison I was always getting compliments and questions of what I was wearing . Of course a fragrance is a very personal thing and it plays with feelings emotions and mood fragrance is like an id but it's nice to leave something behind you . And why should we pay for a perfumed water that lasts in our skin for an hour ? Recently I'm wearing poison again and I was out for a drink and someone asked me what perfume i was wearing . I said poison , He replied that's how a woman should smell . I believe that's says all . A classic feminine perfume with a lot of mystery inside that dark bottle .
8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
on 10/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
More reviews by VeroniqueDubois
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Darn. It has changed, indeed. Reformulated several years ago and not the same Welch's sweet grape juice original that I used to wear as a teenager in the late 1980s. Yes, the days of giant hair, no internet or emails, and not even cell phones (other than the uber-rich odd person who had a 3 pound foot-long one). I was hoping to smell Poison again and be catupulted back to clubbing to MC Hammer as strobe lights flashed and you hoped nobody would burn you with their lit cigarette. Or ignite all of the hairspray we wore on fire.Sorry, gals of the 80's. This scent is no longer the same.
13 out of 17 people found this review helpful.
on 12/31/2012 1:15:00 PM
More reviews by maliciousdelicious
Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This is to Christian Dior what Opium is to YSL - totally classic and nostalgia inducing. I love the smell although it's more of a winter smell. I would love to wear this again if I moved to a colder climate.
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 11/22/2012 5:54:00 AM
More reviews by YoHarajuku
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I love this for nostalgic reasons. My mother always had a mini bottle of this lying around the house and I'd always give it a little sniff now and then. So of course it reminds me of everything 80s and my childhood. I've tested many 80s fragrances lately and compared to those (and a lot of them smell the same) its different and not as dated or as typical of the decade. But you'd have to very brave indeed to wear this nowadays. Its pungent and in your face, I can't even describe the notes as it hits your senses to strongly to make anything out.
3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 11/7/2012 4:33:00 AM
More reviews by Kysyona
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
OK, am new to this one and being a child of the 80s with a "made in USSR" birthday stamp, I probably got an accidental sniff or 2 of this stuff back then, because it does awaken a memory, a memory of being small and everything around - veery big. And the smell of Poison - even bigger. I waited out until I could get esprit de parfum at a bargain price off ebay ( since pure perfume is imho what a scent is actually meant to be ), and here we are, two 5ml dark purple bottles with glasstops sitting on my dresser, and I was almost calling my hubby to come and be on standby while I test it in case it levels me with the ground as soon as the first poison molecule pops out! What can I say, it is heavy artillery, but all complex scents are, so 3 golden rules for those, who want to learn to help it develop into a heavenly elixir instead of having a bulldozer effect on anything with a heartbeat in a kilometer's radius: 1) 2 DABS for dry skin, 1 DAB for oily like mine: then WALK AWAY from the bottle! 2) APPLY 30 MINS - AT LEAST!- BEFORE enetering an inhabited environment. 3) Apply on the hidden UNDER THE CLOTHES skin, not necesserily too far away - like the bottom of your cleavage for instance, or on the top "knuckle" of your spine just below the dressline. When these rules are observed, POISON will reward you in a most amazing way! The headache-inducing qualities dissipate after about half an hour, for some - after a full hour, and then the magic happens. This perfume needs to be applied in such small doses not even because it is so strong - it just has the expanding multifold effect and it needs you to give it a vast room to do so, and then, like a smoke cloud after an explosion, after booming out, it gathers itself again and then sits tight around you, but not too tight, so when you walk, a whiff of it will still reach the chosen target. :) I cannot imagine what a post-chemical war effect this scent could have if one - GOD FORBID!! - sprays it! When done right, this is a femme fatal perfume, incredibly alluring and it doesn't loosen its grip once it catches attention. A very powerful weapon in knowing hands. I will use it purely for seduction: the best scent for the task.
16 out of 18 people found this review helpful.
on 10/23/2012 11:34:00 AM
More reviews by Drigsby
Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure
@Post below: Please write perfume reviews for a living <3Sampled this in the store. Very creamy, chill, vanilla scent. Absolutely delicious! My favorite of the poisons,
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 9/15/2012 8:33:00 PM
More reviews by rosademarzo
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
This perfume lasts on you like no other (I've ever tried), be it Chanel's Chance or the other Diors (even in its EDT version). Good value also for this reason: no need to reapply like other equally expensive ones. Got it as a gift recently and wearing it (over again) happily. I don't think that "fashion" or "tendencies" apply to something as personal as a perfume. Good scents are immortal. Strong stuff, use it carefully.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 5/24/2012 9:39:00 PM
More reviews by coolfreshair
Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Upon smelling this again I was reminded of the 80s. The only words I can use to sum this up is "nostagically revolting". It's an attention seeking mess of a scent.
on 5/3/2012 7:20:00 PM
More reviews by ceen
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Appropriately named. Rancid.
on 2/21/2012 4:29:00 PM
More reviews by EBH613
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
I love this perfume. at first I wasn't so sure because it's not a sweet scent like I typically prefer even when I like a spicey scent I lean towards a sweet note but this is a very respectable scent. It feels light, only need one spray. It is very mysterious and feminine but powerful and alluring somehow. Anyways I love it and I think it's a good scent in a pretty bottle.
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