I remember my first “grown up” perfume: Poison. By Dior. A dab on the wrist was all it took to complete the transformation from shabby girl to sensual woman. And it had some staying power… the scent would linger for days, even after you scrubbed and scrubbed with soap and water! As I grew older and learnt the art of subtlety, Poison was replaced by Tendre Poison front and centre on my dressing table. Where it remained for years till Dior continued it a while back.
So, it’s no surprise that I am all excited about Dior’s latest launch – Hypnotic Poison Eau Secrète, which (like every scent of this collection) smells of fatal attraction, extreme sensuality and seduction. However, it doesn’t scream for attention like the Poison of the 1980s… instead, it is an irresistibly alluring blend of succulent citrus, jasmine and orange flower essence for subtle sensuality, femininity and seduction. And, of course, there is that heady shot of vanilla, which is the signature note of the Hypnotic Poison collection.
One spritz on bare skin is all it will take for extreme addiction. You have been warned.
Price: €70 (50 ml)