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Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior is a Oriental Vanilla fragrance for women. Hypnotic Poison was launched in 1998. The nose behind this fragrance is Annick Menardo. Top notes are apricot, plum and coconut; middle notes are tuberose, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose, brazilian rosewood and caraway; base notes are sandalwood, almond, vanilla and musk.

Perfume rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 7426 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Apricot Plum Coconut

Middle Notes
Tuberose Jasmine Lily-of-the-Valley Rose Brazilian Rosewood Caraway

Base Notes
Sandalwood Almond Vanilla Musk

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Hypnotic Poison Fragrance Reviews

FairyDuff
FairyDuff

Love, love, LOVE the almond dry down - still delightful hours after application.
Delicious from the first moment onwards.

Jul
22
2016
ClairaNox
ClairaNox

I'm currently selling a never-used, vintage back-up bottle of HP, from 2007 with a batch code of 7G03. It's a 1.7 oz bottle with cap and box; although the box does have some damage, the fragrance itself is perfect.

Message me for details if interested.

Jul
17
2016
modernmabuse
modernmabuse

Merhaba,
Hypnotic Poison ile ilgili yaşadığım sorunu sizinle paylaşmak istiyorum.

Elimde bıtmekte olan HP üzerine yenisini almak için harekete geçtim. Elimdeki şişeyi 2009 senesinde almıştım ve kalıcılık olsun fark edılırlık olsun gayet memnun ediciydi.

Ancak...

N11.com sitesinden güvenilir bir satıcıdan HP EDT aldım. Ürün geldi, amvalaj, etiket, bandrol her şey tamam... Şişe de tamam. Gel gelelim parfümü sıktığımda önce hafif bir HP esansı geldi. 10 saniye sonra hiçbir şey yok... Neyse İzmir sıcağı dedim, belki ısınmıştır. Biraz soğuduktan sonra yine denedim. Abartmıyorum, 15 saniye sonra kokudan eser yok. Parfümü kızgınlıkla tekrar paketleyip orijinal olmadığını ileri sürerek iade ettim ve internetten değil bizzat gidip mağazadan almaya karar verdim.

Sevil kozmetiğe gittim. İçimden de üç beş kuruş daha fazla veririm ama içim rahat olur diyordum. Ama öyle olmadı. Bir hayal kırıklığı da burada yaşadım. Aynı sorun burada da mevcut. O yoğun HPden eser yok. Görevli, testerın uzun zamandır kullanıldığını belirtti. Nedenini buna bağladı. Tabii parfümü almadan çıktım.

Ertesi gün Optimum magazasındakı Tekin Acar'a gittim. İnanmayacaksınız ama aynı problem... Koku 15 sn sonra YOK!

Çıldıracağım! En sevdiğim parfümlerden birini ne yazık ki mahvetmişler...

Aynı sorunu yaşayan biri varsa lütfen bilgi versin.

Hypnotic Poison'larda sorun var!!!

Jul
14
2016
Missmaassen
Missmaassen

my mother gave me the last bit of her hypnotic poison when i was about 15 and i just sprayed it like it was a body mist literally. i had no clue how much this fragrance needed to be appreciated. i had no clue how i would grow up and would come to love this sexy and sophisticated scent. literally i am in love with this scent. men love it and women love it. it smells like the perfect latte with rich cream and some crushed almonds sprinkled on top. it is just wonderful. it is alluring, warm, sensual and sexy. i love it ,and feel it evokes pure confidence in a woman. it is the perfect date night scent and i cannot wait for winter/fall so i can start using it x

Jul
13
2016
AlexGargoyl
AlexGargoyl

Tried this today at the store on my wrist for the first time. Sweet and classy, it's definitely one of the ageless, luxurious, powerful fragrances, full of personality. The mix of vanilla, musk and almond makes it perfect for the cold season. I love the bottle too, the deep red is so vibrantly feminine.

Jul
13
2016
almondbreakfast
almondbreakfast

Hypnotic Poison is absolutely unisex.

The drydown is similar to Diptyque Eau Duelle. However Hypnotic Poison has the edge as it opens with a seducing and wondrous x-factor.

Great staying power like the other poisons. Projects less than Poison and Midnight Poison, but just nice. Sexy fiery red bottle. A perfume that you can rely on to spice up the mood anytime, day or night. Love it.

-AB-

Jul
13
2016
Germany
Germany

I do not understand the complaints about longevity ? Mine lasts all day into the next day.But this perfume is a bomb and anything but weak. In fact the dry-down bothers me because I can't wear the clothes / jacket / anything ,,the next day as it smells too strong of bitter almonds. That's why I took it off my top shelf. The woody almonds bitter dry-down lingers for days and days. Other than that it is still one of my top favourites. I love the play doe plastic aspect of it. But I reviewed it many times already. Nice gem !
Wore it all winter. But again was bothered by the next day smell ,,, and the next. My winter coat likely still smells like it.

Jul
13
2016
beavisbonce
beavisbonce

Performance is abysmal and Dior should be told the quality is not here for the price charged. I have never returned perfume to the store but I felt so ripped off with this. The representative was helpful and understanding but the only course of action was to send the bottle to France customer service for testing as if they doubt my complaint. REALLY Dior? come on.

Jul
13
2016
HumesMistress
HumesMistress

This is so amazing that I've avoided reviewing it. If any perfume could make me literally want to eat my own freshly sprayed wrists it would be Hypnotic Poison. I can't imagine not having a bottle of this. I'm not a vanilla person either. Something with the spiced almond jasmine combination... it's just divine.

Worn alone the jasmine never seems overly intense to me. But if you wear it sprayed near Chanel Coco, the jasmine really comes out and gives Hypnotic Poison a whole other dimension.

It's like an almond chai latte joined with hope and desire and created a perfume. If you've never tested Hypnotic Poison give it a spritz the next time you're out. It's truly like nothing else.

Jul
11
2016
deviation
deviation

Coconut note? Since when? I don't sense any coconut in mine and I swear if the formula has changed then I'm done with this perfume. I loath coconuts in perfumes as it makes everything smell cheap and generic. Please NO coconuts.

Jul
11
2016
NewToTheGame
NewToTheGame

There is something quite gothic about this perfume. I have never experienced a perfume that evoked that much imagination from me

All I get from this is bitter almond, sweet vanilla, coconut and a plasticy note. I am sure there are more notes but to me they are all overshadowed by those four notes.

Hypnotic Poison is the perfect name for it. I find myself randomly spraying this perfume on while I am at home just to get my fix.

Jul
06
2016
Bihter
Bihter

I've been wearing this perfume for a month so I 'm ready to write a fair rewiev. This is the best perfume I have ever smelled. Wearing it is an aroma therapy for me. Sweet but light and sophisticated so absolutely wearable even in summer. My only problem is its longevity which is close to zero. I'm so sad about it because I thought I had finally found my signature scent. I don't know if I will repurchase it if I will finish my bottle - which is soon because I apply it liberally to smell it for more than 10 minutes...

Jul
04
2016
luca89
luca89

Hypnotic Poison is a gloomy and dark fragrance, with sweet vanilla data from the implications, it'll catch and hypnotizes the point not to do more less. I love the current version but also possess the second reformulation, obviously it was more persistent than now and coconut, plum and apricot feel more.

Rating 10/10

Jul
04
2016
elena.kurlaviciute
elena.kurlaviciute

That's a really gorgeous and delicious fragrance! I love it!

Jul
04
2016
guachipiruli
guachipiruli

i just layered 1x jpg classique with 1x hypnotic poison... awesome!!

Jul
03
2016
fyre92
fyre92

Not alot can compete with this vanilla,cherry paste,slight plasticky,almond miasma that drifts away from your body like fog that can suffocate and enthrall in the same second. Do yourself a favor and get the vintage(ill never run out lol). I also brought the 5oz bottle thats offered today since i have to spray so much of it to get the effect the old one has. If it doesnt smell like cherry paste and vanilla is not right lol. The body lotion is so strong as well.
Also im not sure what kind of rootbeer you guys are smelling. If you want a rootbeer scent Organza Indecence is it not this.

Jun
30
2016
The perfumed owl
The perfumed owl

I am revisiting this perfume and the formulation has definitely changed.I love the original formulation but I am also enjoying the new one.The opening is very vanilla and it settles into a musky, coconut, powdery scent that is far from wishy washy. The dry down packs a deep oriental punch amidst a dreamy musky haze....I think that it is a fragrance that still evokes nostalgia of the original fragrance that I once enjoyed as a girl but now as a grown woman it takes me down a familiar road that is distinctively a new journey...

Jun
24
2016
Italo Paz
Italo Paz

Just got the vintage one and it lasts forever. I'm amazed!

Jun
23
2016
blanc.noir
blanc.noir

Play doh on my skin!! And it stays that way!! Nope nope nope :-/

Jun
21
2016
Shwets
Shwets

PrisseyCurls i share your pain as the same thing happens with me and HP :(

Normally gourmands are great in sillage on me. Ive tried the vintage version and the same thing happens.

Nobody seems to smell this on me either! Sob sob...

Jun
17
2016
Veynus
Veynus

Root beer...that's it. No flowers, no citrus, no smokey vanilla. Just warm root beer.

Jun
09
2016
redcapricorn
redcapricorn

After reading so many reviews, I ordered a sample of this. I love vanilla, and I wanted to love this. I tried to love this. I just can't. Maybe it is my skin, but I get nothing warm and cozy from this. It is like vanilla gone wrong, synthetic and yucky like bad vanilla incense or cheap vanilla room spray. I don't know where this goes wrong, exactly, but it does. I definitely get the hint of root beer others have mentioned, but for me this is a sort of fennel-like smell that clashes with the rest. For an expensive designer perfume, I expected more. My search for the perfect warm, sexy, wintry, nighttime perfume continues.

Jun
07
2016
lachance.melissa
lachance.melissa

This smells just like root beer soda to me. Did anyone else get that?

Jun
07
2016
phoebe25
phoebe25

I simply love this parfume.

This might sound stupid to you, but it makes me think of Christmas with my family.

The warm scent of vanilla, almond and coconut, is so cozy and nice, and makes me feel really comfortable, yet elegant. So glad I saved up for the 100 ml bottle.

Jun
07
2016
emmahlou
emmahlou

Picked up a tester of HP online as I've been wanting to try this for ages, but didn't want to pay such a hefty price without wearing it around for awhile.

This is stomach churning and headache inducing. I am a avid lover of vanilla and coconut in perfumes. But HP did not work out on my skin or on paper. My nose HATES this scent. The mix of vanilla, coconut and almond was enough to make me want to vomit. It wasn't a disgusting mix, per se, more so an extremely heavy mix of the three all in one hit. Thinking about this now it's making me sick.

Very upset because I wanted to love this one so bad! Just beware of the heavy mix of the three notes mentioned above. Other than that, a perfect winter scent with an incredible longevity.

Jun
05
2016
rakan1985
rakan1985

scent : 8/10
sillage : 8/10
longevity :9/10
100% night fragrance

Jun
02
2016
aura_therapy
aura_therapy

I was curious and tested this on my arm at Ulta after seeing a 60 Minutes interview with Adele on youtube with her saying that this is the only perfume she ever wears and has worn it since she was a teenager. I thought, I have to smell what kind of a perfume can cause that deep of a loyalty. Especially seeing as how she could afford any perfume in the world.

At first spray I found it different from what I was expecting. It is not heavy or overpowering or sickeningly sweet like I had braced myself for. I don't know exactly where I had got that from, but that was the preconceived notion that I had. But surprise, surprise, it is so smooth and ... sublime. It is expensive smelling. Tory Burch is expensive but it doesn't smell expensive KWIM. This is so well calibrated that no one note overpowers the others. It's like a beautiful symphony with no solos. It is hard to describe. The almond, jasmine, vanilla bean, and woods aren't competing with one another; they are in harmonious togetherness. No one note outshines the others.

But the real surprise for me was that after finishing my errands I got home and when I walked past my husband in the kitchen he said "You smell good". Cue that sound when a record needle screeches to a halt. That is the first unsolicited fragrance compliment I have gotten from him. EVER. We have been married 15 years so yeah, this is a big deal. The next time I went to Ulta you're damn right I bought a bottle.

It reminds me of what a rich, classy woman would wear. But not in a I am woman hear me roar type of way. This woman is self-confident but approachable. She is sexy but can be motherly, too. This is not something I would have normally considered because it is very different than what I usually wear (aquatics, florals), but what a gem! Thank you Adele!!

Jun
01
2016
rararamadanti
rararamadanti

I've got the vintage one, 30ml, the one that has rubbery bottle. And I kinda expect to have a warm heavy poison-y smell of vanilla, but instead I got this light, sharp scent. Its not warm at all, even the almond scent almost gone.

Maybe it's my skin, because it smells gorgeous from the cap/bottle. But when it touched my skin, its all gone :(

I don't know why, it's really disappointing, It smells like a cheap vanilla perfume on me.

Jun
01
2016
napabird
napabird

It is sweet, vanilla-ey, pleasantly balanced. Someone I knew commented that it was quite woody and she did not find it a good smell. This put me off buying as I thought maybe from afar it doesn't smell good to others but to me as the wearer, when testing, I found it pleasant and if not for this comment would have bought it.

May
30
2016
LexiOD
LexiOD

The first time I smelled this fragrance, I thought it was just ok. Good thing my nose has refined over time.
I ADORE Hypnotic Poison. I can't say anything about the original formulation, but I must say, this is by far my favorite poison. (Though I have yet to smell the new Poison Girl.)
First, I always have to discuss the bottle in my reviews. This IS the poison apple that paused the heart of Snow White. I love my particular bottle, as well, because I loved this scent so much I had to buy the enormous 5 fl oz bottle around the holidays.
The scent reminds me of marzipan. The almond is there in SPADES for me, and I love that sweet, slightly acidic almond and sugar paste scent. I think this is a beautiful and clear composition; every note makes sense. This perfume is so creamy and cozy and reminds me of sitting by the fireplace wrapped in a blanket in the colder months. The creaminess does last throughout the full longevity, which is quite extensive. You get what you pay for with Dior fragrances. I guess my only issue with this is that sometimes, it can literally make you feel like you're wrapped in a blanket, and if you're sensitive to the atmosphere a scent gives off, like myself, you may want to avoid this scent if you tend to feel claustrophobic. I know that's kind of an odd thing to say, but I hope it makes a little bit of sense. That said, I still love this fragrance and it's something that has grown on me more and more over time.
I've heard some people think it smells of fruit punch, and I have to admit I can definitely understand that. I still pick up the almond most of all, but fruit punch also makes sense with all the of fruity notes in there.
The sweetness aside, this fragrance is sexy in a classy way. This is definitely not a high school dance cavity or sweaty club girl sweet, this is a well-dressed, beautiful lady sort of sweet. A while after purchasing, I found out this is the favorite fragrance of my gothic queen idol, Cristina Scabbia, if that gives you any indication.
As I said, this fragrance lasts quite a while. It's not the most strong, long lasting fragrance I've ever had, but it does not disappoint and you won't have to reapply throughout the day. I also feel as though the top and middle notes last for a good while. You won't end up with an immediate dry-down.
If you're a fan of sweet fragrances that can easily warm up the cold weather, run, don't walk to Hypnotic Poison. This fragrance, while not my number one favorite, is just too perfect. 9/10, simply because while the composition is perfect, that claustrophobia is occasionally present, for me. My personal feelings aside, Hypnotic Poison deserves a perfect score.

xx

May
19
2016
janeofdoe
janeofdoe

Had to share my boyfriends comment that gave me a chuckle and a eureka moment. I asked him if he liked this. He says " yes what is it?" I say "hypnotic poison, it's an almondy vanilla" he says " like the poison arsenic? " hahaha well I guess so! There is your new flanker idea, Dior.

May
16
2016
AngelWong
AngelWong

This new reformulation HP really water downed so quickly I do really like the scent it is so unique and yes, smell like root bear but I really enjoyed the scent of root bear with creamy vanila and dried down with creamy vanila, woodsy and powdery to me but I can't even smelled it after 2 or 3 hours everytime I sprayed. I need to put my nose very close to my cloths or skin for me to detect the scent but sad to say that I only can smelled a hint of HP that I'm wearing.

I will try for Hypnotic Poison eau de parfum.

May
15
2016
VanniGodfrey
VanniGodfrey

Admittedly I really wanted to like this perfume mostly because Milla Jovovich was featured on the original ad campaign, and wanted to force myself to like it because I hear Madonna is a fan of this perfume, but personally I actually quite strongly dislike it. This smells like Play-Doh to me, through and through and not much else. There's definitely an overbearing vanilla note, but it's extremely synthetic and somewhat revolting in my opinion. I suppose don't HATE it, but I really don't care for it on myself. Most likely I wouldn't mind smelling this on somebody else, but it's definitely not something I would recommend to anybody I know.

Some of my all-time favorite perfumes I completely hated when I first smelled them (like Shalimar or many other Dior fragrances), so I've consciously given Hypnotic Poison a handful of chances, but I've decided that this is one of those I just simply dislike. Absolutely love some of the others in the Poison line though!

May
14
2016
janeofdoe
janeofdoe

When I was a teen, I couldn't stomach this......now I am 36 and can't get enough. It's so weird how senses change with age! I just bought my first bottle.....vintage from 1999....unchanged and absolutely stunning. ....for $20.50. Yes, I am counting my blessings. Lol!

May
12
2016
JetsBabe
JetsBabe

Very distinct and unique fragrance.

Lasts a while, too! And, this does smell like "night" by Christina Aguilera. This one, though has a little something extra that makes it better - plus it lasts longer than "night"

For sure a night sent. Sexy, sophisticated would be adjectives for this beauty.

May
08
2016
alicektn
alicektn

I'm dying with this caramelly-almondy-vanilly-musky saltiness. It's sexy and cosy and unique. It's one of the few scents i use on my pulse points which are usually too warm and ruin other perfumes. This one melts beautifully with body heat and warmth. Omg it's SO GOOD and mouthwatering!

May
07
2016
blake.lee
blake.lee

I now own a bottle from 2002 when it said "Christian Dior" instead of just "Dior" and a bottle from 2006 when it had already been changed to "Dior" but still had the red ring and black cap. If you can find an authentic vintage bottle, buy it! It's so much more beautiful than the current reformulation that seems like a very poor copy of the original. There is a beautiful depth and richness to the original that is completely lacking in the current reformulation. I find the 2002 version to be stronger and a touch more medicinal in the top notes than the 2006. It's a shame what they have done to this once intoxicating and unique fragrances. It seems like Dior has recently ruined so many of their once exquisite fragrances.

May
06
2016
littleprada
littleprada

Oh how beautiful is this perfume. My favourite, signature scent perfume. The word that comes in mind while smelling this is sexy. Sexyness in a red bottle. Amazing vanilla combined with almonds and coconut, I can smell them all without getting irritated by the strenth of the smell. Warm and beautiful, best suited for cold weather but doesn't lose its charm in the summer. Oh and so much lasting power; it stays in place all night long. This one is definately a head-turner. Who would have thought that seduction comes in bottles ?

May
06
2016
Kon-nos91
Kon-nos91

There is something magic about this perfume. I used to hate Poison Girl in the beginning, then love it and again come back to my first impression. I am saying this because so many people admit that it reminds them of Poison Girl.

For me Hypnotic's Poison EDP edition is very strong and aromatic with an oriental boldness, but EDT is just amazing, so much that I would definitely prefer it against Poison Girl! The Poison Girl should have been named: Hypnotic Poison Intense-Sweet edition.

I am not sure it's reformulated, if it is I just hope the only change is in it's sillage. It's so light and yummy at the same time. Don't worry, I am not going to say everything about it's notes but when they are so many and the result is good, we must congratulate the perfumer.

Vanilla, almond, coconut (that I hate but here is creamy), soft floral tones, mostly fruity, not an ordinary fruity though but in three words, almondy-sweet-soft. It's like I am entering an expensive patisserie. Like I am naked and I rolled my self in vanilla, caramel, almond sauce. The licorise is also very noticeable. It gives a vibe of something dark, devilish, it vibrates the senses and promises a lot. I am really wondering which character would wear this perfume. I really want to bite my self when I smell it. Maybe I've been hypnotized...

May
06
2016
*_Lilly_*
*_Lilly_*

One of my ALL time favorites...I use this as my special occasion perfume because pf price but this is me... I absolutely love, LOVE this

May
02
2016
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

The new formulation doesn't smell good on me . Swapping my 30 ml if anyone is interested . I find the playdoh note too strong on me and it just doesn't work. Still long lasting and I see how others are interested in it but I will pass.

Apr
29
2016
ScentsCanada
ScentsCanada

Oh heaven! I'm wafting on a cloud. This smells like a vanilla almond sundae drizzled with honey and topped with a cherry. It's such a sensual pleasure to wear this gorgeous fragrance. I only wish I'd tried this fragrance earlier on, because I've gone through a lot of bottles to reach this Holy Grail of scents.

Apr
26
2016
Sasco
Sasco

The other day, I was on a packed out train with my young son, and found myself seated next to a very beautiful young lady. Both my son and I were absolutely fascinated by her curtain of naturally red hair, which swished about as she moved. She told me she worked as a tattooist and was on route to meet her new boyfriend; somehow her career choice perfectly matched her rather gothic demeanour, but despite appearing almost intimidatingly ethereal, she was lovely, warm and friendly to both of us.

Just before her stop, she went to the ladies to freshen up, and when she returned, she was wrapped in this beautiful, rich, subtly sweet fragrance. I immediately knew it to be Hypnotic Poison. If ever a perfume was perfect for the person wearing it, this had to be it. Warm and approachable, yet also alluring and mysterious. I'd tried it a couple of years ago, and it hadn't smelled anything like this, so now I'm wondering if I had tested the edp by mistake.
She gave me a couple of spritzes to each wrist and, oh god! It's just lovely! I don't really get the Play-Do note, and being British, I've yet to smell root beer. This is so deliciously cosy and scrumptious, though. I've already ordered a bottle! Sillage is moderate, but lasting power is impressive. If I win the lottery, I'll buy a swimming pool filled with this and bathe in it every day!

Edit: Gotta say this, I'm afraid...... Received my bottle from AllBeauty and while I still really enjoy this frag, the sillage is not up to much on me. I have been VERY generous with application, and while I can't deny that this hangs around for a decent stretch, it IS very close to the skin. Very close. Reformulation, I guess..... Why do they do this?!!! Such a lovely scent, it's a real shame. I was *kind of* joking about the swimming pool, but looks like I my need it after all! Luckily my sis has a bottle of Alien she doesn't use and is happy to swap - NOW we're talking sillage!

Apr
25
2016
Perfumeaddict777
Perfumeaddict777

Mmmmm..yum. this was one of the first gourmand and real perfumes I've ever owned. This was my signature scent from the time i was 16 till 22. I picked this perfume out around christmas time before i knew anything about notes. I said i want something christmasy and i thought i smelled vanilla and nut Meg. I loved that perfume. Even though it's been 13 years since I've smelled hypnotic poison i can still close my eyes and smell it. It's one of those scents you never forget. It's a beautiful perfume. I think the play doh vibe that people are getting is the vanilla/almond blend. I personally love it! This perfume is filled with vanilla, almond, coconut and has somewhat of a nutmeg scent. It's warm, cuddly, seductive, mysterious, addictive perfume. It lasts up to 12 hours, it has enormous sillage. When i put it on before going to a friend's house, i walked in the door, my friends were up stairs, i said I'm here, they said oh we know, we can smell your perfume! Sillage stays strong for quit a few hours before it calms down to just a skin scent. Im craving this scent recently and i miss the coziness of it, a favorite gourmand scent of mine, I'll have to buy another bottle! Oh the memories that it uncovers.

Apr
23
2016
Zlatina.Tomova
Zlatina.Tomova

Surprised what people are saying here. Play doh and beer root..really...is that all you could think of..I can sense nothing but a creamy, non synthetic blend with true coconut and vanilla. I used to stay away from Poison but a few days ago I decided to test my luck with one sniff and now I am lucky that I rediscovered this amazing perfume. I truly believe that this could become my next signature after Black Opium, of course!

Apr
21
2016
Nicole5678
Nicole5678

I really wish I could love this one as others seem to do. I can't get past the Play-Doh smell that others seem to enjoy--just not what I'm looking for in a fragrance. It also smells very harsh and synthetic which surprises me from Dior and from something so expensive. A disappointment for me.

Apr
20
2016
Germany
Germany

This is my favourite perfume lately. I don't care if it's getting hot here in Canada , I will be wearing this in the blasting heat !

Dense almond vanilla with a hint of caraway and liquerish which gives it a slightly Strange and wonderful play dough note. Oh how I love this. Truly addictive.

A grown up sexy vanilla, cuddly and childlike all at the same time. I know this is better on cold winter days but I don't mind it in the heat either. I go more by moods than seasons when it comes to fragrance.

And once and for all I want to clear up the endless complaining by many people that this has been reformulated and isn't good anymore and doesn't last anymore and whatever else I read ,,,watered down etc. ,,, It is the exact same smell as the older rubber bottle with the black cap. I have both versions. And they are IDENTICAL in smell .

Apr
19
2016
grumpycloud
grumpycloud

This perfume surprised me. With a name like Hypnotic Poison, you'd think be sexy and serious. And with a brand like dior, you'd think it'd be fancy smelling. This perfume is none of those things. It smells so synthetic, like root beer candy. It smells fake, and lingers of powder sugar. Although this would seem like a complete turn off, but its actually not as bad as I make it sound. It smells very vintage and child like. But a mature child.?? There's a very specific crowd that can rock this perfume. When you smell it for yourself, you'll know what I mean.

Apr
18
2016
lushnight
lushnight

Vanilla is such a magical note. When used in a fragrance the exact same perfume can invoke completely different, sometimes opposite, reactions depending on who is smelling it. Unlike many reviewers, I don't find this vanilla, almond, coconut masterpiece to be a vixen at all. It smells like root beer and playdough, like childhood. It is all soft, gentle innocence.

Apr
12
2016
VioletNoir
VioletNoir

i bought this based on all the reviews here on Fragrantica. Im glad i took the plunge. It was 75 $ on Ebay but it was worth it. I was really worried that i might not like it....that it would have a weird scent like some other expensive yet popular scents out there but it is just right....its Vanilla but a complex unique Vanilla. Not too strong and actually very nice for anytime...its like a lightly spicy floral vanilla. I would definitely recommend this. its inoffensive but not boring.

Apr
12
2016
Fancyfeast
Fancyfeast

Thought for sure I was gonna love this one... but it smells like playdough on me. Just sweet playdough. I expected so much from it from the reviews!

Apr
08
2016
TRACTATUS
TRACTATUS

I wrote an review two years ago saying how I didn't like HP...

Well scratch that now. You don't choose HP it chooses you!

I got recommended this first time by a pregnant sales girl (thank you!) and she said it smells like delicious birthday cake! So I sprayed, and oh yeah it was cake alright, but why on earth do you want to smell like cake? So you can be eaten alive? Cheers!

So for the longest time I thought HP is the worst thing I can put on myself. Shopping in department store once found a friggin sample of HP in bag (thank you Dior counter lady) and I started carrying it around spraying my friends with it, because I thought it was funny, ok? None of my friends liked it, said "the smell gave them a mini panic attack".

I started spraying myself with HP at some point. Don't know why I did that if I hated it so much. The little vial lasted me so long, and eventually ran out. Didn't know until shopping at the mall once and told everyone I need to go to bathroom while in fact I ran to Dior counter to spray HP on myself. Just felt that I need that rush of sweetness down my nose so I can keep going! It's like you have a long flight and anxiously waiting for that first cigarette once you get off the airplane. I was so disappointed at myself when I finally bought a bottle. Think I have been Hypnotic Poisoned?

Sometimes I stare at my HP bottle and thinking, you evil little shit.
and the bottle stares me back in its victory.

Apr
06
2016
jshwalker
jshwalker

smelled like medicine. i couldn't find any appeal in it.

Apr
06
2016
jessrogue
jessrogue

Much like Tom Fords Black Orchid, this perfume is amazing and best suited for twilight hours with your significant other lingering over a glass of wine.

Apr
05
2016
SuzanneS
SuzanneS

HP Review 2015 huge edt 5oz bottle version.

I believe this is the most current version of HP. I tried all the Poison flankers years ago finding HP way to syrupy and sweet, Midnight too odd, and Pure too clean to have the name Poison on it. I gave up on it all. Walked away after I smelled the reformulation of Poison itself.

Fast forward to today..I tried HP out on my skin, and I like this version. It isnt as heavy, thick gourmand I remembered.

Its a warn comforting scent that lingers and I really enjoy. Im not going to go into a description because its really all been said here about it...because it is so popular.

Edit: I came into 3 bottles of the vintage 2001 release and its much richer than the current formulation. I see what the original hype was about now. The coconut is very rich in the opening...

Mar
31
2016
coffeex4
coffeex4

Awesome and Unique smell. I'm ready for a bottle of this. Haven't worn it in a few years. Wore it when it first came out. Then a couple times over the years after that. It smells pretty true to the original to me. Got a sample from Sephora and don't want to wait until it's used up to buy my bottle. I hope the secret stash they fill up their "samples" with is the same juice contained in the bottles they sell to the public. Truly, nothing against Sephora, and I certainly have no cause to distrust them, but I'm just so leery anymore, with all the reformations, and sometimes spraying testers at the store, then buying and finding out at home that the new bottle smells weaker than the tester at the store. I'll take my chances I guess, and HOPE to get the real thing! Because there's nothing like it out there!

Mar
31
2016
Madrona
Madrona

I used up my earlier sample immediately and finally got a fullsize today, a month later.

This is hands down the best perfume I have ever smelled. How is it even possible to make something that smells this good? HOW? What sorcery is this? Can I just spend the rest of my life sniffing my wrist without having to exhale ever? Please?

Mar
30
2016
jenny_sokols
jenny_sokols

This is a weapon. So sensual, sexy, seductive...
on my skin it smells like almond vanilla liquer.
This stuff is magic. Best use for evening and special occasions, if you know what I mean.Men go crazy for it.

Mar
28
2016
Kshan
Kshan

Wow! This is so pretty! It starts out as a fun and very unexpected root beer float; it dries down to a soft vanilla and jasmine. It's probably too heavy in warm weather, so I'll wait until fall to buy. I definitely will, however, as it is truly lovely.

Mar
26
2016
Rebemario
Rebemario

I have a bad habit of giving away fragrances when Im feeling guilty over needless purchases. At one time I gave this little jewel away because it was a friends favorite. Although I might gift her one in the future, never will I give this away again! This fragrance is so special, sweet vanilla when you just have to have those notes and its blended so well, (has to be for this design house) that it can be young and flirty or mature whatever is your thing. I absolutely love this fume, worth every penny :)

Mar
21
2016
mariamarouli91
mariamarouli91

That's classic of all classics! My best perfume for winter nights and going out ever! Extra sensuous,feminine,deep and sexy! Most noticeable notes are vanilla and almond to me, smell which looks like amaretto liquer. Musk also detectable at the dry down of the perfume. Great longevity and sillage,now matter that is edt.Undoubtedly a must-have for every woman's boudoir!

Mar
21
2016
cocoethermes
cocoethermes

When I first purchased this fragrance, I thought that it paired perfectly with Christmas, hot chocolate, and family time. After a while, this started reminding me of PE locker rooms, cloying and overwhelming. I am not into gourmand fragrances.

Mar
19
2016
tania.sedik
tania.sedik

This perfume creates excitement and anticipation... innocent flirting goes a long way with this one

Mar
19
2016
Antares811
Antares811

Linh96, if you like vanilla, almond, sandalwood and musk go for this EDT. It's sweet, long lasting and suitable for your age (spray with light hand, better for evening and colder months).
Eau Sensuelle is discontinued, it was more floral, less musky.

Mar
17
2016
Linh96
Linh96

I WANT IT. This scent comprises all the notes that I love so much: vanilla, almond, sandalwood. But I'm just wondering if this scent is too heavy and if it's too old for me (I'm 20 years old). Just another question: I see that poison eau sensuelle has similarities with this scent, so what is the scent that suits me more? Can anyone tell me the differences between them? Would anyone mind answering my questions? I will be grateful for your help ^3^

Mar
16
2016
shadycat
shadycat

I first smelled Hypnotic Poison on a German woman in Spain almost 20 years ago.
As we walked through the dry, hot streets of Madrid, this left a smooth trail of vanilla behind her, and I absolutely had to know what she was wearing, as I am a vanilla junky (I am sure it had something to do with those Shalimar years). She said that she forgot the name and told me it was called something like Tendre Poison...I am still not sure if she lied to keep her perfume a secret unto herself, or if she truly forgot.
I had met her through a roguish German man I met in Biarritz, France. He traveled with me into Spain, where I fell madly in love with both the country and him. Vanilla, and thus Hypnotic Poison, will always be the smell I associate with Spain and love...
When I returned home 3 months later from traveling skinny as a poor street dog and brokenhearted, I immediately set out to find this perfume. I wore it for many, many years. My little sister began to wear it as well. I was not offended, I was pleased she would too begin her journey of connecting memories to this strange, beguiling scent that my little brother once described as smelling like root beer.
I yearn for a vintage bottle of this though. The reformulation, in my opinion, is a travesty...even so, Hypnotic Poison is still one of a kind and riveting when compared to most perfumes available in these strange days of pervasive mediocrity.
And I don't feel it is frivolous to be so nostalgic and passionate about a smell...
Perfume speaks to our souls like poetry, and like poetry the greats should not be tampered with.

Mar
15
2016
4trl0ver
4trl0ver

I'm getting tempted to buy this, I'm a sucker for vanilla scents and I can see from reviews that this is a monster vanilla. Only problem is it is for women!
so ladies, help out?? does this smell good on men?

Mar
14
2016
emily.owen
emily.owen

This is one of the best perfumes that I have ever smelled. I love the strong vanilla scent. The scent lasts a long time on me and I always get compliments when I wear it.

Mar
11
2016
Miriana93
Miriana93

I was so excited to test it because I had read the rave reviews. As soon as she sprayed it on me, I liked it but I wasn't impressed. As 10 minutes went buy, I hated it. I just had to scrub it off my skin and remove any traces. It's not my cup of tea. It smells so bad on me.

Mar
09
2016
Boudoir
Boudoir

The current formulation of this is incredibly linear; a pale and disappointing shadow of its former self. It only lasts a few hours on my skin and it doesn't project much at all, but the initial spray is so wonderful. I've smelled the vintage formulation on my aunt who applies it very sparingly and it manages to fill an entire room even hours after application. I won't be repurchasing this watered-down tragedy, but instead I'll consider investing in a bottle of Poison Girl, which is incredibly long lasting, far more complex and somehow more true to the original HP than the current formulation.

Mar
08
2016
Germany
Germany

Had this a decade ago and liked it a lot , definitely more a winter fragrance , but if you go easy on the trigger you could get away with this all year around.
Anyways , I love VANILLA ,love ALMONDS and sandalwood , pretty much love all the notes in here and really wanted a vanilla fragrance that isn't too mainstream and sweet , hypnotic poison came to mind as a DRY vanilla , sort of more of a natural vanilla smell , grown up vanilla rather than too girly. I went to the store and sprayed it on and instantly fell in love again and bought it on the spot. I had all its flankers in the past and sadly do not have them anymore. But this is Devine. I am happy to have it again and have been wearing it a lot lately.
To me this is a dry , grown up WOODY vanilla. With SPICE ( Anis and caraway quite dominant in the beginning. By dry I mean not sweet , but enough sweetness to make it delicious. ) it can be SUFFOCATING if sprayed too much because it has a powdered milk THICKNESS feel to it. The JASMINE comes to rescue that feel and makes it a little lighter at times.
It does have a RICE note as well , it's like spiced up,rice pudding in a way , dash of cinnamon , nutmeg and anis. I definitely smell PLAY DOUGH also , the type we had as children that have the SALT in it and is made to dry , it was one of my favourite things to do. I use to build doll houses and farms and animals and people ,,,,And when I smell HP it brings back that childhood memory as well. The red ball bottle to me is like a play dough ball !

Update , found my old bottle in my closet as well , the rubbery one. Smells still exactly the same as the new version. Didn't go bad , nor is the new one reformulated like people claim. Amazing fragrance !

Mar
08
2016
EllenD1991
EllenD1991

So amazing, sexy and powerful. This is one of my all time favourites! I wear it on a night out or to meet a date and I get alot of compliments on it. I feel like its almost too special to wear sometimes! I always ask for this for Xmas and birthdays, The bottle is pretty also. The EDT version is fine and long lasting enoough, I imagine EDP would maybe be a bit too intense for this one.

Mar
08
2016
Ohkit
Ohkit

A bit sharp and medicinal at the very beginning, turns into a soft milky almond afterwards. I don't find it sexy, it's rather a perfume for those lazy, cozy winter days when everyone's waiting for the guests to arrive for Christmas. Nice and very...warming.

Mar
05
2016
angiec777
angiec777

Clay! I finally pinpointed it! There was something in this scent that I couldn't put my finger on until now. I get the rootbeer in the opening and I absolutely get the anise but there was an earthy scent behind the spices that I couldn't figure out and then caught a whiff that took me back to figure modeling class in art school. It was the white clay that we used to sculpt with. I don't know what combination of notes exactly come together to make "white clay" but somehow that is the effect.

Mar
03
2016
gillbert
gillbert

this perfume is definitely sweet, creamy, fruity, milky and very soft woody notes. i think this perfume is reformulated because the cap is definitely different compare to what i have. it's marketed for sexy, young and lovely people.

my sister wore this perfume so i dream if one day i have it. just to share my experience with you, one day after went out from lunch, my friend ask me "what perfume do you wear today?", so i told them "i am wearing Dior Hypnotic Poison"

"wow..., you're smell delicious and sexy. i hope one day i will have this perfume, too."

Mar
02
2016
NicoleClaire
NicoleClaire

This has to be one of the Sexiest fragrances I have ever stumbled upon. It screamed "Buy me and you will turn heads when you pass" So I did & all noses went up in the air.
It will lift your confidence levels in many ways.
It oozes vanilla and Warmth...Just My favourite

Mar
02
2016
Madrona
Madrona

Vanilla-almond-vague coconut-wood temptation. I also detect a note of rice pudding. Dark, round and sweet. Yep, I think it's love.

Mar
01
2016
Sailor Pluto
Sailor Pluto

Very nice fragrance! It smells like root beer! I like it a lot :)

Feb
28
2016
Soofiya
Soofiya

this one is dark,creamy and so delicious on me,a warm and soft vanilla,almond,coconut cream with a touch of fruit(I can't detect specific fruity notes) and caramel,smells like a cake my mom used to bake it when I was a kid and I loved it
very strong and longlasting,It makes me feel comfortable and warm during cold winters
another poison which of love

Feb
24
2016
j'adoremissdior
j'adoremissdior

When I sprayed it on a tester strip all of the awesome notes were there. I was excited because of these raving reviews and it totally lived up to the hype!
However, on my skin it is a linear two note fragrance - root beer and play-doh. Funny, I should love it for nostalgic reasons because those two things were basically my childhood, haha. But no, I didn't like it at all :(
the sillage was moderate and the longevity is crazy good though! Sad it didn't work out for me.

***

sillage: moderate
longevity: long lasting

Feb
24
2016
ChloeBentley
ChloeBentley

I really love this scent and I love gourmands.This on me is a sweet and fresh scent. Does smell a little like root beer.

Feb
24
2016
Inky Le Guin
Inky Le Guin

I like this because I love gourmand scents and this smells like small batch specialty root beer. It is not terribly complex but is unique. I think the vintage version was probably more complex and the floral and sandlewood notes were probably more present but this is straight up root beer with a sophisticated twist. It's dark and works well on robust and spicy body chemistries but the sour, sweet and clean smelling gals will probably not be too into this but who knows, it might have a good and different effect on their skin. Try a sample first if you can because this is not a blind buy at all.

Feb
19
2016
Solar Girl
Solar Girl

lovelovelovelovelovelove.... the vintage version.
It was my perfume obsession since I was 17 for years and years. Extraordinary, dark, seductive, hypnotising fragrance. Like nothing similar. This perfume is so special that I have no words beautiful or deep enough to describe it.

Too bad they changed it. The warmth and magic is gone in new version.

Feb
18
2016
chrissyc15
chrissyc15

Is in search of the vintage (pre-reformulation) version. If you have it please contact me. Would be willing to swap just about anything off my wardrobe or possibly buy.

Feb
18
2016
DIVa999
DIVa999

Hypnotic Poison reminds me something... Something sweet and cozy from my early childhood. Maybe my mom's bakery with berries and jam, maybe the smell of my doll (I got one, covered with sweet scenty powder, when I was 4).
It's not the seductive weapon for me, it is the smell of home, where the big family is getting ready for the dinner. The fire is playing in the fireplace, the cat found a warm pillow, and the children is waiting for sweet desserts. Definitely, vanilla is a queen in this fragrance. Then the tasty notes of apricot, plum and almond begin to play their parts in this gourmet symphony. But I am not a pie! I don't want to feel like fresh bakery, covered with coconut flakes! Yeah, longevity is impressive... But the word "Poison" is a mistake. Poisoned pie)))

Feb
18
2016
nasdem
nasdem

i just used it on my wedding because of its longevity. think to wear it again?never ever...very stifling...

Feb
18
2016
RoulitaGatita
RoulitaGatita

I love this perfume. It's sweet and powdery and a little dark. I can wear it also in summer, but only if i spray once. It's the only perfume which when i first sprayed it my boyfriend said come close to me because i want to smell your perfume. It's the only perfume he likes because he loves almonds. I think it's important your boyfriend or girlfriend likes your perfume, because we spend a lot of time together so i don't find it kind to wear a perfume which gives headaches to the other. So this is my new signature. Also it stays on skin about 12 hours. Perfect :D

Feb
14
2016
Cookietookie215
Cookietookie215

I love Hypnotic Poison. On me it smells milky, sort of like mixture of thick coconut and almond milk, sugar and vanilla extract. It does have play-dough undertones but I think that's what makes it unique and unordinary.
One thing I do have to complain about is its longevity, I can barely smell it on myself. It doesn't last longer than an hour and a half. So, I think this perfume would go very well paired with a vanilla based lotion, body spray or perfume.

Feb
12
2016
letoilenoire
letoilenoire

Cannot believe I never tested this before. Was in sephora with the boyfriend and he pointed out the apple poison bottles and insisted I spray them. I guess I just associated it with a loud perfume I wouldn't like. However, 15 seconds after I sprayed it I was in love. It smells like root beer + play-doh and I mean that in the best possible way. I love gourmands and while this is more oriental it definitely also has a gourmand aspect to it. Also, it's a standout. I will directly quote my bf because it summarizes it perfectly "yum. This smells like rootbeer. I like it because it's not like every other perfume out there that just smells generic sweet like powdered sugar." As you can tell my perfume obsession has lead me to asking my boyfriend to smell everything and this was clearly his favorite out of anything I've made him smell. I'm on a perfume ban at the moment, but next month will be picking this up.

Feb
12
2016
cdot
cdot

What does this remind me of? Ahhhh yes, play dough. Play dough in a perfume, can it get any better?

Feb
12
2016
angiec777
angiec777

Just an absolutely solid scent. It's balanced so well. Sweet but not jammy, fresh but not over powdery where it gets stuck in the back of your nose. I feel like this would be a great gift fragrance because it's high end quality sure to please anyone. The only trouble, and this may just be my own personal problem, is that it lasts about two minutes. It doesn't matter how much I spray. After a few minutes it's completely undetectable. I have this problem with a lot of fragrances. Even ones that other people say have great longevity.

Feb
09
2016
BiancaSunsh
BiancaSunsh

I have to agree with what @oceanbreeze said. At first sniff from my wrist i thought i was about to faint, it's that strong in your nose. Second day when i actually spray it on my neck it smelled sweet in the air but not that kind of annoying sweet,it's a very classy and 'clean' smell like. From 'hate it' to 'love it' in a snap of fingers!

Feb
09
2016
énigme
énigme

I have been non-stop on the search for a fragrance that is sweet but not in a juvenile way. Something that would make someone else feel intrigued by your presence and that leaves you wanting more. After trying almost every fragrance in every beauty store locally, I found this. This is what I was looking for the whole time! It's unique, seductive, addicting, sweet, and yet the definition of a woman. I have not tried anything else that smells quite like this does. I really wanted to buy the biggest bottle available but I didn't.. there's a reason why. I imagine an older European woman who is in touch with her sexuality and dresses very chic to wear this fragrance. It makes me realize how young, innocent, and how little experience I have but wish to have haha. I imagine even more specifically the character "Katherine" from the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" to wear this. She is exactly the type of woman I see when I smell this. Oh how a part of me longs so deeply to be more like her. I did ask for a sample of this even though I purchased another fragrance instead because I really do love it so much! The opening isn't that great, it's not awful, but the dry down is where the magic evolves. Plus for this being an EDT the lasting power is amazing! I will eventually own this.. maybe one day when I'm older with more experience towards life and live somewhere in Europe. A part of me wishes to buy this now in hopes of feeling like I have a part of that type of woman within, and to be honest I probably will end up buying it just because of that haha.

Feb
03
2016
oceanbreeze
oceanbreeze

When I tried it in a store by spraying on my sweater I disliked it - the opening is awful. The next day I smelled such a pleasant scent on that sweater - the drydown is soooo good. So, if you hated this fragrance at the beginning, wait and see - you might like it if not love it. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HYPNOTIC POISON CHRISTIAN DIOR.

Jan
28
2016
JezzaN1
JezzaN1

this is my girlfriend's signature / favourite scent, and it's quite interesting how different it smells on her skin compared to just straight from the atomiser or onto a piece of paper. to my nose, spraying it in the air it smells a little bit old fashioned and uninteresting, not something i would typically enjoy all that much on a girl..

however, on her skin it really seems to come to life, the vanilla and fruity notes were what i noticed straight away, and looking at the listed notes i now realise the almond was the other dominant note i couldn't quite put my finger on. it smells slightly more youthful and complex on her skin, and i highly suspect this will be a fragrance that stands the test of time and will still be talked about in decades to come.

Jan
27
2016
She_Wolf
She_Wolf

Hypnotic Poison has this very weird trick going on, like one of those picture-eye puzzles that changes into a 3D picture when you don't focus on the individual dots that make it up. When I'm not paying attention, HP just smells like one thing: root beer. Yep, just like everyone says. When you zoom in on the fragrance that image disappears and you can detect what's actually making it up, the sexy interplay of jasmine and vanilla, the sweet buttery almonds, the juiciness of plum with coconut...but unfocus again, and it just reads as sticky root beer.

Jan
27
2016
anapana83
anapana83

What a fantastic perfume. I have an EDT bottle from when it was originally released and i have around an ounce left that i hold onto with fondness.

The smell of vanilla, musk, and almond are quite evident, with the almond note really making its presence known with a 'zing' upon the initial spray. Once it settles, it becomes a well balanced mixture of sweet but sensual warmth worthy of its name, although it rings more of a 'temptation' than a 'poison' to me.

The EDT doesn't last exceptionally long on me, but i do assume that it's naturally a little lighter than the EDP. Either way, it still definitely lingers on the skin. I highly recommend this one for all of the warmth/vanilla/almond lovers—it's delicious.

Jan
22
2016
ayh210
ayh210

My freshman year roommate used to wear this and LOVE it. I detested it. Every time she wore it, it would take every ounce of me to just not vomit. At the time I skewed towards florally and sweet scents, some of which I can hardly stand now and don't know how I used to love them so!

I blind bought it recently thinking that maybe the warm qualities might be able to replace my omnia, it still doesn't. But I no longer abhor it. Now it's a like, not a love, but it is warm on my skin, though not cloyingly so.

Jan
22
2016
CoffeeLuva
CoffeeLuva

After going through two bottles of the original formula, I broke down and bought a bottle of the new. I must say I still enjoy the scent. However, there is something different. Maybe it's lighter than it used to be. It doesn't seem like it's as thick, if that makes sense. I could not get a fair price price for the original on eBay and one seller stiffed me so I broke down and went to the store.

Jan
21
2016
Marco<3
Marco<3

Mamma mia quanto è buono!!!
Forse troppo inflazionato, ma non mi interessa.
Mi piace tantissimo.

<3

Jan
20
2016
Artisankatie
Artisankatie

Gah. Being a bit of an EDP snob I sniffed the cap in the store and dismissed it as a weaker version of the EDP.
Trying to buy the EDP online resulted in my being sent this by mistake, so I kept hunting and finally found and bought the EDP. Then today I actually tried a spray of the EDT on myself and I think I like it more than the EDP!

I would agree that the EDT is stronger than the EDP, but also sweeter and lighter. Even though EDT has way more listed notes than EDP, I feel like it's a simpler scent, and has a much better drydown on me.

Guess I'll be keeping the mistake bottle (and yay cheaper future purchases!) :P Now I just have to decide when to wear which one!

Jan
20
2016
Ashkelon
Ashkelon

I love this fragrance, but I don't know if I will ever buy a whole bottle. After stealing a sample from my sister's bathroom a few years ago, I keep on buying more samples, but never actually wore it out of the house. It's a super yummy scent, but I have a problem with matching it with clothes... I mean, when I spray it on myself, I feel like I should wear a cotton candy fur with some vanilla topping! And definitely not a smart jacket or a hoodie. Same applies to an occasion. Work seems too formal, weekend too plain. Oh well. I'll just keep on wearing it at home, sniffing my wrist and debating. :)

Jan
18
2016
HeidiLynn
HeidiLynn

I tried a decant of this, and I'm confused! I do not like "plastic doll" note, nor do I like a certain fakey fruity vanilla, nor have I found a strong almond note that I liked--and I expected something of all of that in this fragrance, based on earlier reviews. I expected a fruity, fakey, vanilla-almond puddle. Instead, what I smell is a pleasant and lightly foody vanilla (not too sweet, but not dry either) along with more of a heliotrope style of sweet almond. Had I not viewed the notes first, I would have assumed there was heliotrope here. It was sweet but not too sugary; it was not a heavy oriental, but it had some intensity to it.

I wore it to brunch where we feasted on heavy breakfast foods--and this was a perfect fragrance. It wasn't too heavy--I didn't want a deep oriental for a midmorning meal. It also didn't fade away or get drowned by the other smells around me--it competd with the bacon, coffee and butter smells, and was nicely complementary. Sillage was quite strong, and longevity was 6 hours at least. A very pleasant surprise!

Jan
17
2016
acameron
acameron

I wear Poison by Dior. However, Hypnotic smells very synthetic. Not a fan!

Jan
16
2016
Eri1985
Eri1985

I like so much. Very beautiful perfume. i like this!

Jan
16
2016
nickhi1984
nickhi1984

I have tested this so many times, but the price tag always scared me away. Last year I finally gave in and got a small 30ml bottle (it's not like I'm going to spray myself into oblivion with this one, it has longevity & sillage for days). I love how this works on me! It is sweet, but with a little twist. I can't describe it. All I know is I adore this scent, but can see how people get 'tired' of it. It's a nice cool, rainy / cold day perfume. I think on warm days this will scare everyone around you away

Jan
14
2016
marco_m
marco_m

Coming from a vanilla lover's perspective, this was a big disappointment for me. The vanilla here is waxy and plastic on my skin: like a new Barbie doll's head. Headache inducing sweetness. A very scary perfume.

Jan
10
2016
MysticRose
MysticRose

Lord have Mercy. I cannot even begin to fathom how much I LOVE this perfume. I remember being around 14 years old and testing Midnight Poison, Pure Poison and Poison and disliking all of them so much that I didn't even attempt Hypnotic. Fast forward 4 years when I'm at university and my interest in perfume had really grown I was in Boots spraying everything when I picked up HP and then I sprayed it on a card....


I think I cried and died internally. THIS STUFF WAS JUST TOO DAMN GOOD. It was the buttery vanilla coupled with jasmine and musk that got me. It was DIVINE, SEXY, MYSTERIOUS. I went to town with that tester, I sprayed it everywhere and as I made my way home I could not stop smirking to myself because I was certain that I had found the one. Then the obsession started. Now, when I want/like something whether it be a perfume or handbag I research it extensively like I'm about to submit a PhD thesis on it. The number of times I have Googled "Hypnotic Poison Reformulation" or "Where can I get the original Hypnotic Poison formula" is quite embarrassing actually. The tester I had tried was an earlier formulation and so I tried to convince the sales assistant at Boots to sell it to me (she wouldn't :(). I purchased the reformulated version and I was so disappointed, the 2013 reformulation (purple lid) was watered down and disappeared within minutes. Suffice to say I was extremely disappointed but then I remembered that eBay existed and oh boy I went crazy. I found the original 1998 formulation, 2010 and even the Elixir. I was buying up Poison like no tomorrow. 6 bottles later and I was living life. I had ample stock of my signature and I felt fabulous.

Then the Poison lethargy hit. As some other Fragranticians have stated Hypnotic Poison can be a love/hate fragrance: when you're into it it's the best feeling ever but when you start to become nauseated by it or it doesn't excite you as much you become withdrawn and in my case broke and irritated. After a few months it just didn't hit the spot like it used to, the scent was flat to me and sickly sweet. I'm convinced that HP is for particular weather and on me it has the best longevity and sillage in Winter when it is very cold. In warmer weather it just doesn't work for. Right now, I'm not on the HP Hype but it will forever remain my favourite perfume.

Dec
31
2015
sarka-destiny
sarka-destiny

I still love this fragrance. There is nothing what would make me hate it even afer years. Maybe it is also because I use it occasionally and because I have many scents for daily wearing.
Don't know why, but this one always makes me feeling special. Also smells sexy to me.
It is not for vanilla haters. ;)

One of the few scents, you can smell long time afer only 1x spray.

Dec
30
2015
Katieg
Katieg

Adorable Christmas scent, complex, rich without being 'heavy', complex. A fairytale in a bottle. I was given a bottle a couple of years ago. Definitely never to be worn in Summer. It suggests Autumn bounty and the excitement before Christmas. One caveat though, it has stained the neck of a cream coloured blouse. This really puts me off using it now but I'll wear black and get lost in an almond biscuit and candy house again.

Dec
25
2015
nettoyant
nettoyant

This is a much more complicated scent that some of the reviews suggest. I definitely am getting tuberose and jasmine along with the foody vanilla, almond and coconut which takes this so far from a simple gourmand. I have the EDT and ONE spray has enveloped me in sweetness for hours but not childish sweetness, lovely sweet flowers. I know I'll get hell but it sort of reminds me of Madonna's first scent. That one, too, is heady, sweet white flowers. I just do not get root beer at all. This is cozy, sexy and perfect for winter.

Dec
25
2015
PerfumeEmpress
PerfumeEmpress

Chalk me up to the fans of this lovely scent. Tracyarts' description is exactly the way it smells to me. I don't find it sweet, but woody and smokey, more likely. Very elegant, but easy to wear.

Speaking of, can we PLEASE give the "age discrimination" a rest? I am so sick of hearing about scents being restricted to this or that age. I am an Equal Opportunity Perfume Wearer. Anyone should be free to wear whatever they like, regardless of age (or gender, or whathaveyou). YOU wear the perfume. You don't let IT wear you.

Dec
25
2015
Cottonmouth
Cottonmouth

Back in my earlier days of collecting perfumes (and I'm talking waaaay back when I knew close to nothing about them), I decided to purchase a bottle of Hypnotic Poison because (to me) the scent was an absolutely lovely & sweet almond paradise. Upon my purchase however, the lady behind the counter asked my age. After finding out that I was only nineteen, she repsonded with: "Nineteen?! And you like wearing THIS fragrance!?" I'll admit I felt a little embarrassed at the time. I started to question myself and felt stupid for buying a perfume from a designer that obviously intended to target more "mature audiences". However, later down the track I came to realise something quite important: that there was NO definitive correlation (and that there never should be) between a person's age and perfume preferences. I'd also like to extend a thank you to that particular lady behind the counter. Despite her smug expression and excellent effort to inform me of my "ignorant" purchase, I suppose that without her, I never would have come to such a prominent realisation.

Dec
24
2015
Jaycm
Jaycm

I bought this after smelling it on someone else and thinking it smelled amazing on them. I was a little disappointed upon the initial spray as it reminded me of root beer and slightly like playdoh. Spraying it on myself though smells much better, it becomes a warm vanilla and almond scent. Sweet but not overly sweet and quite sexy IMO.
I would say this is a nighttime scent but could be worn in the day if applied lightly. Also this is quite strong and long lasting, especially for an EDT. Overall very happy and would repurchase, definitely try this out if you like dark vanilla scents! (Make sure you test it on your skin as I find it smells very different than the bottle).

Dec
22
2015
Tracyarts
Tracyarts

This review is based on an original bottle from 1998.

It's a very milky, sweet fragrance. Vanilla, almond, and coconut with a bit of musk and hint of sandalwood. Not quite gourmand to me, but leaning heavily in that direction.

I don't get a food-dessert impression from it. It's not almond, vanilla, and coconut baked into a cake. Just almond, vanilla, and coconut blended with other things. If that makes any sense at all.

It's very powerful though, a little goes a long way and lasts a while on my skin. I only wear it in cooler weather, and in the evening. In my wardrobe, it's definitely a going out fragrance.

I see exactly where people are getting the play-doh and root beer notes from. If I think about it, I do smell them in the mix as well.

Dec
21
2015
natluvly
natluvly

This is exactly what you wear if you are seeking to hypnotize someone. That is not my plan but the scent is so good I treated myself to a bottle for Christmas. I can't wait for to get here.

Dec
20
2015
EnglishCountryGarden
EnglishCountryGarden

Sweet baby jayzus in the manger, what have they DONE? The reformulation is an abomination of what was one of the most beautiful fragrances in the world. Judging by the price at which original formula bottles are selling on ebay, the rest of the world feels the same as me. Why fix it when it aint broken? Don't give me that "IFRA rules" pony-poop, this is heresy, blasphemy on a grand scale. Shame on you Dior, now the Empress in your deck is as memorable as the knave. Were it not for the crushing disappointment of spending my hard earned on a big chunky bottle of the new formulation (without knowing it), I would forget HP as instantly and without regret as I have the rest of the Dior offerings. But, this is, to quote Bill Nighy in "The Boat That Rocked"; "To men of a certain age, she is a sexual legend", and is now, merely as he also quotes in the same movie, a "spectacular mistake". Hang your heads in shame.

Dec
20
2015
chanelnumerocinq
chanelnumerocinq

The opening is strange and not at all beautiful, it smells of play-doh and something coldy medicinal. The dry down is vanilla with almond. It’s admittedly better than the ugly opening, but it was not enough to redeem the fragrance for me as it is still quite cloying.

It’s an over-the-top caricature of female sexuality (Anna Nicole Smith impersonating Marilyn Monroe). This fragrance left me feeling sleazy rather than beautiful. It just tries too hard and ends up overdosing on vanilla in a desperate attempt at being sexy.

This can be construed as a positive or negative depending on how you feel about it but one spray of Hypnotic Poison made me smell like I had been bathing in the stuff.

I think I’m realizing after trying many perfumes, that very vanilla centered perfumes, where you smell it and immediately think of vanilla, are too often just not my taste. I am still looking though of course to be proven wrong. So if you are a major vanilla lover feel free to disregard my reviews on vanilla-centered perfumes.

Dec
19
2015
DONNA VARSIK
DONNA VARSIK

i love this perfume,smells so good.

Dec
19
2015
JSRbeatles
JSRbeatles

I really wanted to like this fragrance, as I have really enjoyed gourmand fragrances the past few years, and have liked almost every vanilla-based scent I've been able to find. Plus, it's wintertime, the best time for vanillas, and Hypnotic Poison has such great reviews on Fragrantica. I almost blind-bought it at Ulta a few days ago because they did not have a tester out.

Boy, I'm glad I asked someone to open a tester for me. I didn't want to spend that kind of cash without at least trying it first. The opening was okay, sweet with a bit of spiciness to it, like a holiday egg nog spiked with rum. But within a few seconds, I detected an unpleasant medicinal smell. It took me a few minutes to figure out what it was, and then I realized it smelled just like root beer with a touch of vanilla...so, essentially, a root beer float. It sounds like it's great on other people, so it must just not agree with my skin chemistry. Glad I didn't spend the $60 for an ounce of this!

Dec
18
2015
Martaynd
Martaynd

COMBO SUGGESTION: Hypnotic Poison + Must de Cartier!

Dec
17
2015
nelise29
nelise29

I thought I would give my two cents even though I don't own a bottle. I may gift it to myself for Christmas because every time I go to Sephora or Ulta I spray it and continually sniff my wrist throughout the day. Yes, it has a vanilla vibe, but not like the others that are pure vanilla sugar. It's a warm, nutty vanilla aroma. I feel this is a true gourmand. I really don't pick up on the floral notes. Maybe briefly upon first spray. Then it dries down to the creamy, almond vanilla scent. It's delicious!

Dec
15
2015
lilred
lilred

A perfume I wear on summer days! I never spray it on my clothes, just on my skin. It smells like soft and powdery vanilla on my skin with hints of something woody. A roommate once asked me what that wonderful fragrance was I wore and was surprised when hearing it was Poison. She had bad experiences with the scent on her skin. So give it a try, maybe you will be surprised!

Dec
13
2015
Bee-young-ka
Bee-young-ka

Sandra wore Original poison, I wore the green one until it was discontinued but I can't get my head around this red version.

I can pick it out of the air at ten paces from the wearer and can honestly say I can't stand it.

Cloying sweet, I just about choke on the scent.

I don't understand why I dislike it, I love coconut and vanilla and almond so why don't I like this?

It's Dior for crying out loud??

Sadly not for me.

But hey the silage and longevity are amazing.

Dec
12
2015
nvenus
nvenus

I like this and I like it even more because of some memories but it's not my favourite Dior scent.

It's a mix of all the listed notes with an intensive vanilla and a very powdery character.

Dec
09
2015
Miss X
Miss X

Oh my gosh, I'm a little hesitant to write this review as I don't think any future blind-buyer would read them all.. :D Anyway, there goes my contribution to the Guinness World Record. ;)

Neither hypnotic, nor poisonous; this is absolutely harmless ... or better said, cheerful and edible.
After years and years ignoring its existence, I finally rediscovered it on a recent trip; I went shopping and I gave the fragrance time to develop. I used to perceive it as pure candy, very similar to a Sephora EDT I had 12 years ago, called "crème caramel" (I wonder if Sephora still sells it under another name). This time I didn't find the fragance as flat and boring as before, it was caramelized only in the opening, then it became a little bit deeper and darker, as if the caramel were nuanced under a velvet veil, slightly resinous or incensed, in the style of Opium. Yeah, it could be an Opium gourmand version... and as this perfume is the best one for me, I finally bought Hypnotic.

Don't forget it's extra-sweet, so don't blind-buy if you are not sure you want a super-girly perfume. Nevertheless, I think it's universally sexy and infallibly sensuous.

Dec
09
2015
ghostie77
ghostie77

NOTE: I have copy and pasted identical reviews on both Kenzo Amour and Hypnotic Poison edt. This is because, to me, these perfumes are so similar. Not even the HP flankers are as similar to the original HP as Kenzo Amour is.

So... both of them are gorgeous! I think that they are so similar because the 'tone' of the vanilla is used in the same way. A well-rounded vanilla that doesn't smell at all synthetic.

HP, to me, has the edge, but that's just my personal preference. HP goes down an almond, nuttier, tobacco-esque route, and Amour does the cherry blossom and Japanese fragipani blossom. The first is darker and edgier, the latter is floral and fresher. It's just that vanilla in the drydown is identical.

Personally, I could easily wear HP over xmas and winter, and Amour when the weather heats up. HP feels more 'evening', it is a daring dress on a night out, Amour is a floral, pretty dress on a spring-time walk when the trees are coming into colourful bloom.

Both are beautiful and I've justified owning both...
HP = Winter. Xmas. Night's out. Sex.
Amour = Springtime. Lazy evenings in beer gardens when the weather turns. Lunch with the inlaws.

I love both so much, and despite their similarities, they have very different personalities. I can be edgy or sweet, dark or light, naughty or nice. I love you both, HP and Amour!

Dec
03
2015
deb.martinez
deb.martinez

This is a no go for me,,in fact so is the EDP that i swapped away,,its just too light,bland,and has a spice that i really dislike. I get no vanilla from it,,,just a big NO. The only poison ive tried so far and love is Midnight Poison,,but we all know how hard that is to come by. ;)

Nov
26
2015
Neckromancer
Neckromancer

This fragrance smells dry. I think I'm also slightly anosmic to it, which makes me very sad. It starts out as rootbeer, and then I can't smell it anymore! Hours later, I catch slight whiffs of woody vanilla. I sprayed it onto my hair at night, and in the morning my boyfriend bit me, explaining he was confused because I smelled like food. I smelled nothing though. It's a curse for others to be able to smell you while you can't smell yourself. I understand what people are saying when they say they smell Play-Doh, but I have to close my eyes and really focus to see it. To me, the rootbeer comparison comes naturally. I'm also VERY happy I can't smell the licorice, but the hamster cage wood shavings definitely make their presence known, which is not necessarily a bad thing. This is not an overly sweet or deep fragrance to me. I usually hate alcohol-y cloying vanilla, but this is a dry vanilla, and it is very nice. In summary, this fragrance consists of the scent of dry hamster cage wood shavings soaked in rootbeer and allowed to dry in the sun, which shifts to dry, woody vanilla (as in the aroma of sweet, but not overly sugar-ridden vanilla mixed with the scent a dead, warm to the touch, bone dry tree). It wasn't really what I expected. It's not a tart, fizzy rootbeer. I did enjoy the vanilla though, as I said, even though vanilla usually smells bitter and plasticky on me. I sprayed the perfume at night, and I still caught whiffs of vanilla at 7pm the next day, so it does last quite a while. And, I do smell almonds in the drydown alongside the vanilla.

Nov
20
2015
Angelicax1
Angelicax1

This is delicious! Sexified vanilla. I'm getting for my mom for Christmas, she'll love it!

Nov
16
2015
tule12
tule12

The first 5 minutes has some kind of weird smell which i was not keen of. But after that there is sweet, creamy, warm vanilla with sandalwood which last 12+ hours with very good sillage.My husband also liked it on me.
I just wonder how good the older version would smell.

Nov
16
2015
deemust
deemust

sweet,warm and sexy. and the rest of all,is perfection. even some of my close friends and family didnt like it but some of them are worship how i smell. and for myself,hypnotic poison is a total pleasure. xx

Nov
14
2015
Calinare
Calinare

Smooth and rich although this isn't my thing. Or maybe I can't appreciate it well. I love the nutty vanilla which I crave. Might layer it with something else next time.

EDIT: It still smells like bugspray to me but its much nicer now. This should have ginger or something...

Nov
12
2015
StarlaDear
StarlaDear

This is addictive stuff. When I wear it, I can't stop sniffing myself, (& neither can my husband)! I smell licorice, vanilla,nuts and honey, and I'm in love. It is sophisticated, but not really in an older lady sort of way. The feeling is cozy, warm, inviting in a sensual way. It's layered and interesting. The scent changes from person to person, so try it on for a few hours before buying. I'm saving up for a full bottle!

Nov
09
2015
honeybeesweet
honeybeesweet

This used to be my favourite perfume. It smelled so beautiful on me. But the last two bottles I purchased smelled like I doused myself in raid bug spray. Heartbroken!

Nov
05
2015
amirali0072000
amirali0072000

it is the best dior in my opinion.Lovely.A great work from dior.. One of my best recent discoveries!

Nov
01
2015
neggii
neggii

My biggest impression was "Wow... what an elegant old lady's hand cream sort of scent!" and of course that elegance didn't begin until after the very first cough medicine smell died into a delicious milky almond.
Hypnotic Poison is not a linear scent, it is very deep, multi-layered and actually hypnotizing. As a vanilla lover I like it better after 2 or 3 hours when it starts smelling more like my favorite Kenzo amour (but they are not the same, almond has given HP a totally different personality than amour)
not sweet, spicy or woody, just vanilla + almond milk
And what a projection and lasting power! Unlike Amour, HP is not intimate at all. It is an elegant call for attention.

Oct
28
2015
chaos2
chaos2

Could not get past the play-doh. May try it again and see if I can make it to the dry down, which sounds lovely.

Oct
28
2015
hannyd168
hannyd168

Ney... Nah... NO... enough dizzy for me so strong to the point I need to take shower again, or through-up sick to my stomach.

Oct
24
2015
Emily Dictionary
Emily Dictionary

This smells exactly like root beer to me! The spicy sweetness is kind of nice, but I don't want to smell like a root beer float. After a few hours, it becomes a soft vanilla.

Oct
18
2015
Dark Curls
Dark Curls

Such luck has drifted upon me, for I have won 1998 formula EDT and gel glittery body lotion, oh what joy!! just say NO to reformulations!
This timeless gem of a fragrance on me is high quality, smoky vanilla incense, with an omnipresent veil of sweet almond through and through. I love to reach for the rubbery 1st edition bottle and spritz this..it lasts and lasts and smells sexy to the opposite sex..this is a treasure that vanilla and dark scent lovers can relish in until the end of time..it is truly ageless

Oct
12
2015
MinnaMo
MinnaMo

This is a good and warm scent. I am not a vanilla girl and I was kind of sceptical about the sweetness of this scent, but somehow I like it in this one. It is very long lasting, calming and nice. Nothing fancy really, but nice.

Oct
06
2015
paneradfisk
paneradfisk

This is basically a dry and hamster cagey sandalwood scent, very powdery with its almond and vanilla notes. I don't find it overwhelming or generic, but its formula is not captivating enough for me. Remember, this is more woody than anything else, and not sweet, oriental or spicy.

Oct
06
2015
ruski-lady
ruski-lady

Mmmmmm I love this. So deliciously warm. I do find it hard to wear however especially living in a warmer climate- sometimes I feel that this perfume wears me rather than the other way around. I do think it is one of those power perfumes that withstands the test of time. A classic which deserves respect.

Oct
04
2015
mittensablaze
mittensablaze

Possibly my new favorite perfume.

It's a gourmand, but instead of being young and innocent, it's sexy, but with that typical gourmand warm coziness. What's confusing to me, is that it really does smell like root beer. I guess I think root beer is really sexy. Who knew?

Oct
01
2015
samlovefragrance
samlovefragrance

sad:( i reviewed Hypnotic Poison earlier as i know it from the vintage version, and it is one of my favourite scents.
The new version however (with capital H and P) reformulation still smells like HP, but is kinda cheap smelling. Its true what they say, reformulation killed HP. The almond and play-dough accord are toned down, and its more of a two dimensional jasmine vanilla scent, that smells just like it's knock-off. WHY??

Sep
30
2015
sueshow
sueshow

Smells a bit like play dough on my skin at first, but I like it never the less. It then dries down to a smoky vanilla and almond smell, really nice.
Edit: I LOVE this perfume!!!!! It's a real comfort scent, warm and cozy.
Rich creamy almond and vanilla, beautiful on my skin.

Sep
28
2015
bluepistachio
bluepistachio

This is a very rich and creamy scent. It smells like a root beer float. It has a pleasant coconut note.

Sep
24
2015
emt1986
emt1986

What a disappointment. This was recommended to me when I asked for something dark, sexy, big, bold, mysterious, even a bit gothic... and I get none of that. It just smells like root beer and then dries down to sickly, synthetic, vanilla smell.

Sep
24
2015
Cerise Noire
Cerise Noire

There are quite a few other scents similar to this and I'm honestly a bit annoyed they can't get on the "this perfume reminds me of" list because of all the endless flankers that end up on it, and that's not a problem just with HP. Yeah people, we know the flankers smell similar, that's kind of a given. The point is to find other things you may not have known about but that have a very similar scent.

Sep
20
2015
Spikekuji
Spikekuji

Ugh. I get a weird bug spray note with this. I'd like to meet someone this works on, because it ain't me.

Sep
20
2015
RapidScent
RapidScent

Smells like play doh.

Sep
14
2015
shalimaraddict
shalimaraddict

This was once an amazing beauty. The original EDT, which was awe inspiring because it projected more like an EDP. It was rich and beautiful. I bought a bottle recently and it was not the same. It was as if the old EDT was an EDP and the one that is out now is a watered down EDT version of it. It still has the DNA of Hypnotic Poison, but it is much lighter, and doesn't project as well. Sad, but this is true of many of the classic scents of yesteryear that used to command attention, but now hardly whimper.

Sep
13
2015
Adrian_jacobs1984
Adrian_jacobs1984

Thank god I only got a sample of this since I blind buy most of what I get I just don't didn't like the smell one bit way too much vanilla and my co workers told me I smelled like COCACOLA. I bet this does smell lovely on some just not one me on my good friend it GORGEOUS on me not good. But it was a hoot too try.

Sep
09
2015
lesgalaxies
lesgalaxies

This one makes me crazy.. I love the way it smells, but could never wear it. Then I second guess myself and ask "why not? - a little like root beer but who cares?"

Wore this around for a few hours yesterday and found I wanted it to be just a little deeper, maybe a little spicier? I LOVE the almond and have yet to find an almond scent I truly love :( It's just a little too sweet for me, I guess I could layer this with something..

Sep
08
2015
Jojopie
Jojopie

This wears so beautifully on my skin. The first thing to develop is the softly spicy sandalwood with a hint of vanilla. Then there's a juiciness that you think shouldn't be there because it's like an aquatic refreshing juiciness. The spiciness and juiciness seem like they should clash, but they don't. They don't mix either. They just kinda float around each other switching places. These kinda scents that can't decide what they're gonna do usually make my olfactory senses raw and tired, but there's nothing harsh or sharp about this perfume for me. It's very well rounded on my skin. I just hate the color of that bottle though.

Sep
08
2015
nitsa62
nitsa62

is the HP edt pictured above still available? im really confused I thought it was discontinued but reading some posts it sounds like its still around, I bought the edp thinking it was the only one available as that's the one they gave me in store to look at, I preferred the orginal above, can anyone let me know plz if available and where, thnx

Sep
03
2015
hyperfluff
hyperfluff

New formula: Pleasant vanilla-almond scent with a hint of play-doh. Nothing sexy about it. It's fluffy and cozy, something you'd wear with your favorite cashmere sweater on a cool day. Moderate sillage and longevity. I tried this scent for the 1st time about 5-6 years back, I used to take spritzes from my friend's bottle every once in a while...back then it was spicier, thicker and more sensuous, also it was more potent with bigger sillage. This latest reformulation is so boring to my nose, it's watered down, and feels more like a safe, day-time version of the original. I used to detect a lovely rootbeer note in the older version, it made me think of a sexy rootbeer float, but not this one. I still smell the coconut here though, I think the caraway, licorice and tuberose got removed in this new HP, it's still very similar to the pre-formulated but it lacks that that special OOMPH. I think the release of Hypnotic Poison EDP was meant to replace the original sexy Hypnotic Poison while they 'cleaned up' and diluted the EDT... but I dislike the EDP because there is too much licorice and powder in it, and it lacks creaminess. The Eau Sensuelle flanker with its floral notes actually smells more seductive and romantic than this new reformulation of HP (too bad they discontinued that one).

Sep
02
2015
massimilianoinquieto
massimilianoinquieto

Parlo della prima formulazione, del 1998, appena uscito.Era squisito; un fondo latteo, goloso, tropicale,dolce e sensuale che si alternava con note scure e amare,dal sapore medicinale,un fluido meraviglioso,elegante,seducente.
Un profumo notturno e misterioso,intrigante come pochi. Le versioni attuali non le conosco tutte, sono molte e sono state riformulate spesso,quindi si è perso il gusto vero di Hypnotic Poison.
Capisco il successo che ha ottenuto perchè è davvero affascinante,ogni tanto mi piace rimettermene un po...

Aug
30
2015
fresh_scents
fresh_scents

Hypnotic Poison has developed into a sweet and nutty fragrance on my skin that is more appropriate for those approaching cooler weather seasons. I would say that HP passes as a unisex fragrance that leans towards the masculine spectrum after the dry down.

Aug
29
2015
GourmandGirl
GourmandGirl

This is my most treasured perfume, I rarely use it cos I just want it to last! I am a real gourmand lover, (hence the name), so this hits all the right notes! The vanilla, almond and coconut are so dreamy...mmm. I can't say enough about this amazing perfume, I adore it so much, my alltime favourite and signature scent.

I've never got the whole play-doh thing that people talk about though, I even brought a little tub of the stuff to compare the smells, but I still can't see the similarity, though my fiancé said he smelt a play-doh whiff the first time I ever used it!

The sillage is just right, not too heavy on me, but still noticeable, but the longevity is superb, it just lasts and lasts!

If I had to have only one perfume to use for the rest of my life, this would be it, it is so intoxicating, mesmerizing, and pretty darn perfect! Well done Dior! Right, i'm off to spray a little on, as talking about it has really made me crave that smell!!

Aug
28
2015
b.a.denney
b.a.denney

This is a gourmand lover's delight. I just bought the 3.4 ounce bottle, and I'm glad I got the largest size. Mine is EDT, but it's stronger than a lot of EDPs. I knew I liked it from testing it out at Macy's. I do get a root beer note, along with vanilla. I wonder if this is the reformulation where there is that play doh vibe because I sort of get that too. Of course, I do smell strong vanilla, but not an annoying vanilla. I love this stuff, and the bottle too is amazing. I can't believe I waited this long to get it. It's pricey, but oh, so worth it.

Aug
28
2015
energia
energia

When I go out from my no-buy period, this will be the first perfume I will buy. I honestly think it is iconic and should be a part of every collection. I will probably buy the smallest 30 ml bottle to see how it works on me because I have a small issue with plum note and maybe I will not fall in love. Other than that, I really think it is a masterpiece. I know it can be smelled everywhere but I just want to see how this relationship will work. :)

Aug
26
2015
mccains
mccains

Can anything cut through the smells on a NYC subway late at night. Yes! Hypnotic Poison is the antidote. I simply love this perfume for its delectable and undetectable gourmand heart. I use the word undetectable because until recently I simply focused on the warm vanilla mixed with spicy tobacco reminiscent of caribbean rum cake that makes me feel so good. But upon spraying it at my friend’s house it provoked memories of her youth when she wore Dior poison. This fragrance is timeless. I was even more pleased with the fragrance and my friend’s nose. For some, it may seem very linear, but here the perfumer managed to keep the foundation of the classic Dior Poison but added a gourmand spiciness that makes me feel like I am a warm dessert that can't be purchased at any corner store. No you have to fly to the south of France and follow my trail to a fresh pastry shop along the mediterranean sea…. but it is ready when the sun goes down…a nocturnal delight

Aug
26
2015
Delila
Delila

This is an unusual fragrance dominated by what to the casual sniffer might resemble incense, but I believe is actually tobacco. This note is very strong and set against a contrasting backdrop of sweet and perhaps synthetic vanilla.

The overall result does not suit my personality, not least because I have never been a smoker, nor quite that extroverted.

For me this borders on sickly, not because it's too sweet overall (I have fragrances far sweeter than this), but there's just something about this particular note and how it clashes with the strong dirty tobacco it's partnered with.

It's interesting though. I can imagine it suiting some people.

Aug
26
2015
Veronica94
Veronica94

The epitome of poisonous femininity, sensuality,sexiness,sophistication and mystery..Such a unique masterpiece in the history of perfumery <3 <3 <3

Aug
24
2015
mihaela.rosca2
mihaela.rosca2

WELL, THIS IS WHAT I CALL A PERFUME.
STRONG, LONG LASTING, FEMININE, CLASSY, ELEGANT, SENSUAL ETC.
SUCH A TEMPTING PERFUME, WHENEVER I FEEL IT IN THE AIR, I IMAGINE THAT SOMEONE TONIGHT WANTS TO HAVE SEX, ACTUALLY WHOS WEARING IT ))) BEACAUSE WHEN YOU WAER IT, YOU DONT NEED A SINGLE CLOTH ON YOU.
I ADORE THE MAJORITY OF DIOR PERFUMES, AND THIS IS MY SECONDLY FAVORITE AFTER THE ORIGINAL POISON )

Aug
23
2015
Nebelung
Nebelung

I recently bought a bottle of the latest reformulation of this (NO WORRIES,you know,the one with the purple cap and the silver atomizer,batch of May 2015). I remember my mom's one, from 2007 -black cap,gold atomizer- and man it was so strong (strong enough to dislike it).Then again my mom's able to turn any perfume into a sillage beast,even the weakest,so...This one,the couple of times that I've worn it seems way too weak for a Dior! I blame it to the reformulation,but still,I can smell it for just a couple of hours and that's it...As far as the sillage is concerned,I honestly don't know,since no one around me has commented on it.I am hoping that it becomes stronger the more I use it just like how it happened with my 3 months old Black Orchid,that I could barely sniff it at the beginning and now I smell it for a good 5-6 hours minimum. As far as the scent is concerned,yes,it is something out-of-the-ordinary,don't really recall the old one to tell any differences,I just don't looooove it as much as almost anybody else here in the site...It is cozy and comforting for winter especially,with strong vanilla and almond (probably that's the play-doh note)but not as sexy on my eyes as more cuddly,sweater-like. I will be really disappointed if it doesn't turn stronger though,because the price is equally high as before but the product much inferior!

Aug
20
2015
Carrieberry
Carrieberry

I deleted my last review because I tried this scent once more and the tester in the other shop must have gone bad because what I smell on my wrist right now is simply lovely! Sensual vanilla powdery goodness perfect for the colder seasons. Even my husband approves (which he not easily does...lol).

Aug
17
2015
asiyastay
asiyastay

I found this scent too powdery and dated when i first smelled it on a paper strip. However, after spraying it on my skin i was delighted by its sexy warmth. i can finally say i understand the fuss. Also the longevity is stupendous.

Aug
17
2015
chickincanada
chickincanada

It's been a bit of a journey for me and Hypnotic Poison. I needed a new favourite, or one of my favourites, and after trying countless perfumes, I kept coming back to this. Initially, it was...nice. Just that, nice. Nothing exciting, nothing offensive. It's quite linear on me, and smells much like custard or vanilla pudding.

I dismissed it as nice, but boring, especially considering the price tag. Then I remembered I had the sample from Sephora and wore it yesterday to work. I kept on getting these gentle whiffs like little puffs of love. It's so warm and gentle, and sweet. I started to fall in love with it.

So much so that I went out that night and bought myself a decant of it from a drug store chain that fills up the travel size atomizer for $15 any juice they have in stock (great deal for pricey items!). I wore it again to work and I absolutely love it.

It's still fairly linear, but occasionally I will get a whiff of something floral (I can't tell you anything specific, it's all mixed in there). I don't smell anything woody or musky, and I certainly don't detect any jasmine (per se, just something slightly floral). No coconut, either. Just soft, caramelly, vanilla-y, custardy scent.

What I really appreciate about this perfume is the fact that it's so inoffensive. It doesn't go on like a stinky boozy blast of alcohol almost all perfumes have. It goes on soft, and stays soft, but it reminds you every few minutes that it hasn't left you.I can also spray 3 times and not look like Pig Pen with a cloud of noxious fumes surrounding me.

My skin eats perfume, so anything lasting longer than 2 hours is excellent; I get about 6 hours with this.

Once I'm done with the decant, I shall invest in a bottle of this. It's like the quiet girl in your class you never noticed until she started singing.

Aug
13
2015
LuScentinTenebris
LuScentinTenebris

This is aptly named, as it has equal potential to be entrancing or toxic. It remains constant, and instantly recognizable, but what it conjures for the wearer is changeable.

It definitely needs a very light hand in application, as it can be opaque- too much and it goes from a frothy vanilla almond potion to a sticky root beer float spilled in a hot car. It could evoke sunbaked skin at the end of a beach day...or a carsick ride beside a plastic-bracelet bedecked teen with too much eyeliner, too much libido, and too little parental supervision. I don't want to say it smells dated, but it does recall the late 90's to me in some way.

All of that to say, I'm still not sure on this one. After being drawn to sample it a few times I bought a small bottle, but have not yet worked out what makes it sometimes smooth and sometimes suffocating. I suppose time and more wearings will tell...unless this poison kills me first.

Aug
09
2015
MsTlove
MsTlove

This has been my lifetime favorite since I was 17!! I have tried but have failed trying to find better. Reminds me of a root beer float!

Aug
08
2015
Loca del Tó
Loca del Tó

Love this stuff. I have the EDP (current formulation). I don´t wear this too often because of the price tag. I usually wear cheaper fragances and this one is the only very expensive fragance I own so I save it for only special occasions and I don´t think I will repurchase (too expensive). Fortunately I only need a few drops of it and it lasts until the next day. I don´t love it as much as I love my Lou Lou and it doesn´t seem to cause the same reaction in men as Lou Lou does but I love to smell it on myself. I don´t think it is the sex bomb some people say it is, but is the best gourmand I´ve ever smelled, so yummy, addictive, creamy, powdery, complex, warm and not overly fruity. It´s sweet but it´s dark and mysterious at the same time, nothing like those girly fruity juices out there. Even when this is very heavy, I think it´s more wearable in warm nights because the heat brings out more complex and richer notes than the cool weather and I find this very suitable for summer nights because of the coconut and vanilla.
I wear this when I want to feel super classy, confident and polished. It somehow reminds me of Lou Lou. Perhaps that´s why I like it so much. It does not smell similar but it has the same bitter-sweet, gothic and powerful mix of wood, vanilla, tonka bean and a little bit of fruit without being sugary or too infantile, it´s very distinctive and it´s not overly widespread and always gets me some compliments by random people when I wear it. I have a weakness for everything containing tonka bean. I don´t smell any Play-Doh. Perhaps that´s only in the EDT. I also detect some liquorice.
By the way I googled "root beer float", wich is something I didn´t know or ever heard of, and it looks like an strange cocktail but yummy :)

Aug
05
2015
annarox
annarox

This is an odd one. My husband and I had very different impressions of what this smelled like, although we both agreed that it was "just ok."

Apart from a more complex opening (after about the first 15 minutes) all I smelled was graham cracker. Yep, the most spot-on, lifelike eau de graham cracker that anyone could possibly achieve. I smelled nothing else, just linear graham cracker.

My husband, however, smelled my wrist and said, "Why do you smell like pipe tobacco?" He thought this smelled exactly like the warm, comforting, slightly spicy, tobacco-ey scent of his grandfather's sweater.

Neither one of us felt like it was very compelling as a woman's perfume. It's too bad, because for those first moments at the opening, I really liked it. It apparently just doesn't work on me.

Aug
02
2015
SeafoamMermaid
SeafoamMermaid

A dangerous and fatal perfume! Just as sin entered the world through an apple, so does temptation enter by taste and smell. (The red apple shape alludes to this.)

This perfume appeals and threatens whomever smells it to fall upon their knees and forget all good advice.

A gourmand fantasy! One feels this is the scent of "Goblin Market" by Christina Rossetti. A loss of virginity and purity!

"Morning and evening / Maids heard the goblins cry: / "Come buy our orchard fruits, / Come buy, come buy:"

Be careful and good luck!

Jul
31
2015
username101
username101

I am so upset with the change of formula of this perfume. Back then it used to have a full gourmand body and now it's only thin vanilla. The difference was so obvious I could tell right away on the testing paper. I postponed buying this thinking that this is one of the classic ones so they'd keep producing it. Well now I regret not stocking it up before this saddening and upsetting formula change.

Jul
30
2015
Katieg
Katieg

Oh yes I love Hypnotic Poison but mainly in Autumn and Winter! If Hypnotic Poison were a movie it would be the remake of 'Miracle on 34th Street' with Richard Attenborough, which I adored. I love the smell of almonds in perfume, like Yves St Laurent's 'Cinema'. HP's kind of the Winter version. Full of comfort and certainty. But it's also exciting. Anything wrong? I've discovered that the EDP stains light coloured clothing which was disappointing

Jul
29
2015
cool_sparkling_water
cool_sparkling_water

I was really expecting to like this perfume based on the description and reviews (some of my favorite notes are vanilla, almonds, musks) but it sadly didn't work on me.

I tried it at my local Sephora today and at first thought I'd sprayed the wrong scent because I got a strong waft of COCONUT and suntan lotion with hints of vanilla. It's also very dry and musky, maybe a little boozey too. I don't find it creamy at all and no almonds to be found. Perhaps it's due to a reformulation?

Jul
28
2015
Beckylynn8881
Beckylynn8881

At first spray I got a blast of masculine smelling root beer and spices, and it was a little intimidating, but as time went on the vanilla pulled through and it began to smell like a root beer float. I can understand the whole Play-doh note that someone mentioned as well. I enjoyed it but am rather disappointed that the almond note wasn't more prominent on my skin. I would've loved to smell more coconut as well. I need to wear this a few more times and see if I grow to love it.

Jul
26
2015
Calygow
Calygow

A mi-chemin entre ange et démon.

Une amande amère diabolique noyée dans une mer de vanille douce et poudrée aux accents anisés plastifiés. Quelques fleurs flanches, comme infusées dans du lait, le tout sur fond lacté de noix de coco et de santal.

Tenue et projection honorables, sillage poudré très caractéristique.

Je regrette simplement sa reformulation d'il y a déjà quelques années...

Jul
25
2015
Venusia
Venusia

Fine sweet powdery almond vanilla, that's all I get on my skin. Sensual, calm and comforting, otherwise quite linear and inoffensive. Great longevity, but not just as great sillage. And yes, it is a sexy scent but it insipres the kind of calm, based on love relationship. It has nothing wild and "animalic" in it. Lovely indeed!

Jul
21
2015
Belleblue
Belleblue

Root beer ...but in a good way,sweet but not too sweet...again this is one to try on your skin first...my daughter puts this on and smells like almonds and vanilla!..I keep this in rotation...it never offends.

Jul
19
2015
SayakaP
SayakaP

I love EVERYTHING about Hypnotic Poison.
What I have is the current version.

On my skin, it opens with Musk & Almond - sheer and coolish.
15 minutes later the Musk goes down and the bitter Almond, non- indolic Jasmine & sweet Vanilla starts forming a lovely cloud around me.
The scent basically stays the same for 12 hours or so, gradually fading.

There are, I think, two types of female humans *regardless of her age*.
Group A get sexy when it's appropriate.
Group B are "sex".

Hypnotic Poison is the scent of the latter... and it happen to be beautiful.
It's provocative, yet profoundly comforting.

I own EDP (which is now discontinued) and I like it.
EDP is stronger & longer lasting. But it's more "white floral with Tonka & Vanilla" fragrance.
It doesn't have the special "romantic" feeling that Zak ( a reviewer below) mentioned.

I wore the original EDT when it was released.
Finished a bottle then moved on. I was only 25 then.
The original was decidedly "bad ass" --- full bodied and intense. Spicier and more coconutty.
Having said that, I'm not compelled to search for the original. I am blissfully poisoned by my current one.

Jul
17
2015
lotus and jasmine
lotus and jasmine

For vintage edition:

Special thanks to Angeldaisy, who corresponded with me and recommended that I try the vintage. This is a completely different scent!

The vintage version is velvety sweet, warm, full of wonderful caraway, almost caramelly, divine, and edible. Vanilla, dark, rich, fuzzy soft, and just luscious. My review of the currnt version is below, but seriously, people, warm weather plus the vintage = an entirely different experience. LOVE. IT.

Jul
16
2015
ZakCannon
ZakCannon

This scent is just absolutely intoxicating. I've only used a sample, but I can't wait to buy a bottle. When someone asks what you're wearing, tell them the story! Hypnotic Poison has the note of bitter almonds: the same lingering scent left after a person has been poisoned with cyanide. How romantic.

Jul
12
2015
JaJa26
JaJa26

I have a funny story about Hypnotic Poison. In the early 90's, I was a young woman working in cosmetics at a large department store. There was an older woman (way past retirement age), who worked in fragrances. She dressed up like Mrs. Santa Claus at Christmas, without much effort, if that gives you a mental picture of what she looked like. One night, were were the only two in the area. It was late and there were no customers. She motioned for me to come over, which I did. She said, "Do you want to smell a fragrance that drives men wild?" I was shocked because she was such a grandmotherly figure to me, but was like, "Well, yeah!" She pulls out Hypnotic Poison, holds it in her hand like an apple and says "this is what you wear if you want any man under your thumb". Of course, I slathered myself and met my friends out at the club, as usual. It worked. It has worked many, many, times for me. I'm older and have more sophisticated perfume taste, but there is something in this fragrance that does hook men. I used to wear it under my turtle necks in the winter. I had a man tell me one time my neck smelled like snickerdoodle cookies out of oven. Ny neck was hickey central the next day. lol. It is warm and spicy with hint of vanilla. Long story short, I have told friends and coworkers over the years to try HP, if the spark was missing in their relationships or if they were trying to hook a certain guy. They have always confirmed that it's a man magnet. I even had one friend who was on the brink of divorce. She tried and they are still together. I told her to hide the bottle and never tell what it was. I sometimes sniff it when I happen to see it out in a store and giggle to myself about Mrs. Claus wearing it for Santa.

Jul
06
2015
wesleyhclark
wesleyhclark

Root beer float!

I was in a Sephora one day and tried this on a paper strip out of curiosity (full disclosure: the bottle and concept lured me). Wow! This stuff smells great! Yes...a root beer float. That describes it as well as anything else. It's yummy.

After another couple of visits and re-tests on paper strips I wondered - how would this smell ON ME?

Well... it still smells great! Just like some sweet, delicious gourmet food. And there's the problem. Do I want to smell myself smelling like a sweet gourmet food? Or a root beer float? You would think this is a non-issue, but it is as it influences my self-image. Bad ass or teddy bear? (I am a big, tall guy.)

I wear A-Men Pure Malt, which is very foody/boozy just fine. But somehow that's different.

I'll have to ponder this one. I've been looking or a vanilla scent, but as things stand it's probably Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, not this. But my opinion could change!

And this stuff smells great! I need to get another sample for my wife... (Update: I did, and she agrees: root beer float. But she's not a fan.)

Jul
06
2015
Flowercat
Flowercat

Found it.
This is the soft blend of gentle spicy vanilla sweetness that I've sought post-vanilla/marshmallow body sprays of early youth!
How did I pass this one by until now? I think because of the aggressive name...Hypnotic, okay...but Poison?! This innocent fragrance wouldn't hurt a tender butterfly! Maybe "Tender Seduction" would have grabbed me.
This is my adult signature scent. I can give away La Vie Est Belle now, and all the expensive runners-up I've collected!

Jul
05
2015
Mooneyes144
Mooneyes144

I thought that I would like this but there is something about it that bothers me. When I first put it on I was intrigued, but after it sat on my skin for about an hour, it began to have a pungent odor that turned me off. I couldn't wait to get home and wash it off. It's a strong and long-lasting perfume so even after I'd used hand soap on my wrist, it still lingered. It finally left after I soaked in the tub. This would be great if you want something seductive. It surely lives up to its name, but it JUST doesn't work for me.

Jun
26
2015
Iamagirl
Iamagirl

This is not a review so much as a tale of woe. This is one of the first perfumes I owned. I was in primary school and I asked my mother for a bottle. I loved it. I loved it so much.

Recently my work replaced the automatic air fresheners in the toilets. It smells just like this. And now I hate it because every time I walk into the toilet all I can smell is Hypnotic Poison mixed with poo.


Woe is me

Jun
25
2015
Misscreme
Misscreme

Le caractère aromatique des amandes amères est souligné d’avantage par une note anisée, mais encore par l’odeur vivifiante et exotique des noix de coco. Au bout de quelque temps, je commence à apercevoir le côté solaire de la tubéreuse douce soustraite aux regards indiscrets. Son aspect indolique est accentué par la présence subtile de l’arôme caractéristique du jasmin.

Le fond ambré est adouci par de la vanille balsamique, qui joue à cache-cache avec les amandes aigrelettes. Enfin, envahies par l’émotion, elles vibrent à l’unisson. Leur rythme hypnotique et envoûtant nous met dans une transe intense tel un serpent séducteur, qui attire sa proie idéale.

Jun
21
2015
Sandra Smells Scents-uous
Sandra Smells Scents-uous

HYPNOTIC POISON will always be in my fragrance wardrobe. . . she is the poodle skirt in my closet.

This mesmerizing scent is reminiscent of soda shoppes, root beer floats with vanilla ice cream, girls on skates and the jitterbug. I love this juice. It is warm and creamy but the musk adds a touch of fizziness. The almonds, vanilla, coconut, caraway and fruits are blended masterfully into a sweet sillage that swirls around you for a good 7+ hours. A true gourmand, this frag wears easily during the day or night and throughout the year. . . Creamy perfection.

Jun
08
2015
mrsg34
mrsg34

Vanilla, almond, coconut, rose, jasmine,sandalwood what's not to love?! Mixed elegantly in a sweet powdery base, I adore this perfume it is luxurious, feminine and comforting in a way.My new signature fragrance.

Jun
08
2015
rosemacaron
rosemacaron

Hypnotic Poison is the fragrance that will transform you into a dangerous and enchanting seductress, like a witch whose powers are untouchable and whose beauty is absolutely immeasurable. Her beauty is so deep and powerful that it enraptures men and puts them under her spell, without her even having to perform an incantation. She drives men wild with her air of mystery and sensuality. The men who fall victim to her charms know she is more powerful than they and thus have no desire to dominate her, but only to be in her magical presence. Her scent is part of her tempting and sexual air that reaches out to all men she passes and drags them into her like wild sickly vines. Those who have been lucky enough to be seduced by her will crave for another taste of her the rest of their lives; her image and essence will never unwrap their grasp from her lover's minds.

Sorceresses like Mary Sibley from Salem would undoubtedly use Hypnotic Poison to devise their seductive presence that the men around them cannot break their gaze from. Its sensual powers can go from being enchanting to manipulative if not taken positive control of, so be very careful. Because this fragrance is so dark, tempting, mysterious, and elegant, it's the epitome of brunette beauty. Of course any woman can don this lovely perfume, but its scent is evocative of the hypnotic sexual powers that brunettes characteristically possess.

Jun
01
2015
lovePerfumes222
lovePerfumes222

I love hypnotic poison. it's my sexy evening scent, love the vanilla and bitter-sweet scent. I think it's a special fragrance that doesn't remind any other perfume. I love it. sexy and tempting.

Jun
01
2015
moonprismpower
moonprismpower

i also agree that this smells better in warm weather. it took an 80 degree day for me to get any jasmine out of it, but the jasmine was gorgeous when it did come out to play! heat seems to bring out the notes in the right way with this, keep it from being so flat as it can be. i smelled the lotion today and it smelled really good. i keep going back and forth on this. i sold my bottle and i'm not sad about it, i probably will never buy it again but i don't know if i exactly hate it either....
it's a weird perfume that requires many, many testings.

May
30
2015
Dafja
Dafja

This is such a nasty smell!! Sorry but i would not wear this perfume even if this perfume was the last perfume on planet earth!! seriously that's how much i dislike this perfume. It's heavy but not in a nice elegant way it just like as if you layerd different strong perfumes on top of each other. Just not the type of perfume i would go for.

May
30
2015
bexylex
bexylex

This is one of the best scents my nose has ever encountered, and I love it more than anything... BUT it goes incredibly powdery on my skin (in a manner which I do not like), so I have to spray it on my clothes instead. It is SO longlasting, though-- I've worn it on a t-shirt, pulled the t-shirt out of my wardrobe a month later, and it still has a strong, radiating scent almost as strong as the initial spray. Definitely a winter scent, and DEFINITELY to be worn in the evening.

May
29
2015
Angeldaisy
Angeldaisy

Dear Lotus and Jasmine

i tested this last week (having never tested it before) and i thought precisely the same thing are you!
Vanillla and suntan oil. Suntan oil and vanilla.

i randomly decided to test estee lauder sensuous nude on the other wrist as i was leaving the store and thought my nose was deceiving me...and i assumed they were melding a bit with each other (they share coconut note i realised when i got home).
but no.
hypnotic poison took me to the seaside, i could hear the gulls, flapping windbreaks and the sound of "oh i do like to be beside the seaside..."
not very hypnotic or poisonous.

just sunshine and a cornet.

perhaps some day i'll get to try the one in the rubbery bottle with the red lid and discover the real treasure buried in the sand, on the spot where my ice-cream landed and i cried......

EDIT EDIT: i have now tried the "vintage" in the red plasticcy bouteille, black lid...and it is different! i hoped it would be.
softer, more rounded, more complex...huge longevity...jasmine. woods. luscious top notes. creamy soft. what a difference. what a blend of notes to make a truly unusual and delicious velvety perfume.
it never used to be an ice cream cornet melting onto a sun bather

May
27
2015
lotus and jasmine
lotus and jasmine

For current reformulation:

Vanilla and suntan lotion. Nice summery scent, but you can get the same effect for much less, and wiht much more oomph by applying a little vanilla, and some suntan lotion. I'm underwhelmed.

May
27
2015
spicyrose
spicyrose

This was the fragrance that got me "hooked" on all fragrances! I couldn't stop smelling my scarf...a day after testing in the department store. I had to save my pennies and have some! Two years later, I have become a perfume collector and have enjoyed the journey. Thank you to everyone for all of your comments. I love your advice and suggestions! Back to Poison....this scent sometimes smells milky, creamy, smooth and sweet on me and other times....lately, I am getting a sour smell. Not sure If it's my body chemistry or if my two year old bottle has gone bad. This is the perfect fall/winter scent. I enjoy it the most when I spray it on my scarf or an item of clothing, since it's been picking up that sour smell on my skin. Always has been a comfort smell in the winter for me!

May
24
2015
CSI_Scent_Trail
CSI_Scent_Trail

Okay, so I'm definitely one of those people who gets Play Doh with this, big time. I've tried it a few times over the winter and each time come to the conclusion that we sadly don't match.

Here in the UK it is now nearly summer, temperatures are starting to rise and suddenly, out of nowhere, I get this sudden compulsion to spray HP. So, after my shower this evening I take a deep breath and apply ..... what was I thinking? My reward was the most delightful, dreamy soft and slightly powdery vanilla I have ever experienced. Yes, the Play Doh vibe was still noticeable, only lighter and much less dominant than before ... and I have struggled to move my nose from my wrist since then! So, for me at least, I think slightly warmer weather is better for this little gem.

Wait, what was that strange noise? Ah ... that, my friends, was the sound of my wallet running for cover beneath the sofa!

May
22
2015
Androgynous
Androgynous

I absolutely adore this stuff <3 So sexy & sensual. I get the vanilla, almond and a powdery licorice. Very similar to a smooth root bear float. Sometimes HP remind me of Jergen's cherry almond lotion (which I also love). Unfortunately, 80% of the people I encounter say they smell play dough and that its too cloying. This is strictly a cold weather/windy fragrance in my opinion

May
17
2015
scentlessapprentice
scentlessapprentice

I was trying to stay away from vanilla scents when I purchased this, but this honestly does not smell like cheap vanilla in any way. On me the almond, tuberose and lillies are very prominient, with just the right amount of sandalwood and musk to not be too spicy. A very warm, creamy, and sexy scent for me. I absolutely adore it. Lasts and great silliage. Glad to have the big bottle!

May
15
2015
natluvly
natluvly

This is delicious!!!

May
14
2015
DAL123
DAL123

This is amazing. I have worn this off and on for years. And every time I wear it someone always asks what it is. It is a head turner. On me this is sweet almond and heavy vanilla and licorice. I can definitely see how people get a "root beer note" from this but I love that note and how it changes right through to the dry down. Silage is pretty good with this-I generally leave a trail behind me. And for an EDT it lasts for most of the day. Easily 10 hours on my skin. Absolutely love this one. My collection is never without a bottle. This is an addictive scent.

May
14
2015
Constansa
Constansa

i think this suits for daily wear. I have another type of poison where i would not even think for daytime wear as it would kill people in the half office. to be honest tester for me smelled better than EDT of this Poison. i already had some suspicions maybe i got some fake but i bought it for the normal duty free price. disappointed.

May
12
2015
antheavl
antheavl

The first minute or so, this smells like a bathroom spray to my nose. But the vanilla/almond/coconut dry down is quite lovely and comforting. It's also very unique. This takes me back to the 90s, I'm sure I had a mini bottle of this at some point. I can't imagine a perfume like this being released these days. Probably won't be rushing out to buy a full bottle, but it's a nice trip down memory lane!

Edit: Incredible longevity, 12 hours + on skin!

May
09
2015
Dcarlo
Dcarlo

To be honest what made me test Hypnotique Poison was Monica Bellucci.
I heard that she wears it besides being the face of it and I wanted to know what was the deal with it.
At first it opens with a harsh almost artificial smell that lasts only some seconds.
Later on it gets better and better. It's impossible take your nose from it.
On my skin it smells like this:
A rootber float with the most exclusive vanilla ice cream next to a freshly baked almond cookies served on a fancy table with a jar full of freshly cut jazmine bouquet.
It's a killing sensation.
Do I find it sexy? No, I find it perfectly comforting, like a warm hug that makes me want to cuddle with a great book.
Intoxicating? Yes and addictive.
I don't know the previous version, but this one is perfect.
Longevity and sillage are not overwelming if propperly applied.
A must for those who enjoy warm and spicy vanilla perfumes.
A real new classic that must stay forever.

May
09
2015
Lace.S
Lace.S

This was the poison of the 90s.

I get heavy vanilla-almond notes mixed with fresh carroway - so fresh it carries a minty burst on first spritz. There's a soft musky note that wraps it all together.

I can smell where others get playdoh and I can smell root beer - but it's much deeper and more complex if you give it a chance and let it dry which was also very true of the original poison - Overwhelming at first, but lovely in the end.

May
08
2015
anosh313
anosh313

I just smelt coconut of this perfume.. So disapointed

May
02
2015
DJJellyBean
DJJellyBean

Finally, I managed to get a vintage bottle off eBay for a really good deal! I gotta say it still smells wonderful after all these years. The vanilla in the vintage is a lot smoother and delicious and the newer version has more caraway. The caraway (in the reform) smells fresh to me, almost like rhubarb that you would find in Christina Aguilera By Night, which is defiantly a HP dupe. This seriously to me smells like a vanilla cake, it's very yummy. I'm very happy to have found this gem and down the line when I run out maybe I'll grab the new one.

May
02
2015
Trosado
Trosado

I really love this perfume. Very subtle but still there. Soft and sexy. Great staying power on my skin for it to be so soft. Compliments galore when I wear it. It is definitely a perfume that must be in my collection at all times.

May
01
2015
samlovefragrance
samlovefragrance

Hypnotic Poison, along with Poison, were probably the two fragrances that most rocked my world back in the day. Before i knew anything about perfume, i just loved how dramatic they smelled.

Hypnotic poison eau de toilette is now considered a classic, and for good reason. In short i think it was one of the first almond dominated scents, with sultry sambac jasmine, warm vanilla and a cold play-dough accord. The result was heavenly.

Reformulation they say ruined the scent, and that could be true. I was not fond of the eau de parfum version which is too artificially sweet and uninspiring.

This one's the real thing. Grades for the vintage from the 2000's.

scent: 9/10
longevity: 7/10
sillage: 7/10

Apr
30
2015
margarita.angelova
margarita.angelova

I'm so angry with the coconut in there!

It gets in the way of enjoying the almonds and the woodiness and the result is the most typical car freshener type of smell.

Otherwise it would have made quite the original perfume.
It's so warm and huggy and makes me think of home and Christmas...

Apr
28
2015
moonprismpower
moonprismpower

warning: unpopular opinion.
this does not work for everyone, and actually i think if it does work on you, you're in the minority.
on me, it's play doh with a teasing hint of some lovely jasmine and a sinister acrid/burnt note floating in the background, but it never blooms or develops beyond that. it's the fragrance equivalent of a flat, warm soda on me. if you think of it as a song, the "instruments" (notes) are all being "played" at the same volume, so to speak, which makes it hard to "hear" (smell) what's going on at all. it's like trying to hear underwater. everything is just muffled, like adults talking on Charlie Brown.
recently a girl came into my work wearing way too much makeup, boobs pushed up to her chin, a snotty attitude and what must have been an entire bottle of hypnotic poison.
it's boring on me, and I'm sorry to say it smelled absolutely hideous on her.
it smelled like the slightly burnt playdoh i get, but with a giant wallop of minty toothpaste (caraway i guess) that just stabbed my brain like an icepick and made me want to throw up. her nasty attitude sealed the deal for me. poisonous indeed. i don't think i like this anymore. i was happy to sell my bottle.
to sum it up, this fragrance is a brilliant idea executed very poorly.

Apr
28
2015
Hellita
Hellita

Oh dear God how I love this fragrance!
Wearing it now and I just realized that I´m never going to grow tired of it!
Hypnotic Poison always gets me in a certain mood, takes me to a happy place, makes me feel sexy and sensual, yet it can be comforting and calming. All of that in one single bottle. Amazing!

Thank you for this gem, Dior. I salute you!

Apr
24
2015
everlicious
everlicious

Exquisitely irresistible, erotic, hypnotic, exotic, intoxicating, unique and specially Dior. I love you forever

Apr
20
2015
raiza1990
raiza1990

Very nice,feminine,elegant. A perfume with personality.BUT, i wouldn´t say it´s hypnotic.i was actually expecting much more. The sex appeal is not there,in my opinion. but it is still a fragrance worth having.
On me i smell mostly almond and vanilla and it lasts really long.
Note.7/10

Apr
18
2015
corpsepose
corpsepose

I love this. My mother has worn this for as long as I can remember which makes it really weird for me because the scent is so sexy it's almost edible. I might have actually sprayed this in my fucking mouth when I was a kid. Yeah, I actually think I did. A mature scent in my opinion, but absolutely acceptable on a 20-something. If you don't like this there is something objectively wrong with you.

Apr
17
2015
pretty mini collector
pretty mini collector

When I spray it on my skin, I get the most wonderful root beer float scent! It gradually gets muskier over time, but it smells so yummy the entire journey! However, this is a skin scent. When I sprayed it on my clothes, I got that playdoh scent that people are talking about. On skin = magical, on clothes = kindergarten.

My mom's signature perfume is the original Poison. She has also decided Pure Poison belongs to her as well. Hypnotic Poison is mine, all mine. My daughter wants to know which Poison is hers, but she's still a little young yet to be wearing Poison period. ;)

Apr
14
2015
BlackAmberMoon
BlackAmberMoon

I know HP is a holy grail for many, but the root beer thing sort of ruins it for me. I can't help but think I smell like an old fashioned soda fountain...not exactly the image I want to project to other people. That said, I do like to wear it when I'm by myself. I don't think it's sexy, just comforting. For sex appeal, nothing beats the original Poison.

Apr
14
2015
pauroj
pauroj

root beer , i wanted to love you hypnotic poison because you are so pretty but somehow you don't love me back and that is ok because i am cheating with midnight poison anyways

Apr
14
2015
poppu278
poppu278

this is a very oriental luxuries perfume very much sexy and seductive! I cant imagine a perfume collection without it!! its a must in my opinion<3

Apr
13
2015
lfarinas
lfarinas

Recently I've been letting vanilla/oriental scents in and I regret so much not giving them a chance sooner.
This one is so beautiful and delicate on me , it has the right amount of sweetness where it doesn't get to smell like cookies, yet I can detect a tiny bit of sourness (the licorice?) but so subtle, so beautifully orchestrated, I wish I could smell the original, because I simply love the reformulation. I don't find it all that warm that I wouldn't wear it in the summer, in fact I kinda get a beachy sort of vibe from it, I can't smell the coconut tho... I'll try some more and see.
So far this one is pretty much an every day all year round kind of fragance for me. I think I'm not letting go... oh poor wallet of mine, I think my wallet liked it better in the old days when I strictly wore one fragance, oh well.

Apr
13
2015
Nil3
Nil3

I'm at my cousins place. I see an Itsy bitsy tiny red apple. Familiar......
Immediately I smile to myself knowing a review is on it's way.....

I dapped my wrist and rubbed it on it's twin. Vanilla toothpaste. Vanilla-menthol is what I got. But the dry down IS what this perfume is all about.And I gotta say that in an instant I smelled the nineties , if not the late eighties as well. Of course we all smelled this before. A kiss on the cheek, someone's scarf, .....

You see coconut, but don't expect a coconut scent!Absolutely not!
Each single note has it's role.
Vanilla is the robust mother hugging all of her children, the other notes obviously, and she's letting each one of her lovely children give her a kiss. Each single one. Of course not all children share the same age. Some are older, some younger ..... Older children , bigger more wet kiss. Younger children, smaller kisses.....

There are perfumes I'm not willing to wear outside my house but to bed. This however is a fragrance I wouldn't even wear to bed. It's what I call though an experience with one of our classics. Only respect. Not more or less . Just Respect.

Apr
12
2015
bgarcia294
bgarcia294

I went to the department store yesterday and felt intrigued by this bottle... I sniffed the atomizer and immediately thought that it was way too feminine for me (I am a guy).

But then I sprayed a tiny bit on my wrist and..

Holy **********ing ***t this smelled like the sexiest oriental vanilla I've ever smelled in my entire life. It featured a creamy almond note along with a beautiful root beer accord (that I believe comes from the apricot-caraway combo).

Fast forward to right now: I'm hooked on it. I can still smell traces of it on my wrist, which is a first time thing for my skin. I have NEVER smelled traces of any fragrance 30 hours after application. And right now it is HOT where I live.

The bottle I sprayed was the current formulation everyone complains about. If this version is watered down then I am scared to think about the old more potent one..

Looking forward to get 100ml of HP by winter and reviewing this in-depth after some riding...

Apr
09
2015
kitsunemagic
kitsunemagic

I love this one, I can see the hype for Hypnotic Poison!
This reminds me of either a creamy rootbeer float or spiced almond cookies. I really need to try the old formulation because the one I have is a tester from 2015 (I checked the batchcode to make sure) the back of the bottle lists the notes which are: Bitter almond, Jasmine Sambac, and Vanilla incase you wondering why the new batches smell different

Apr
06
2015
Hipchick40
Hipchick40

Holy scrubber! I knew this would happen one day: Id spray a test strip and fall in love only to learn my skin **hates** it! I just never thought that day would come with HP! But alas, on me there is a burnt wood smell. I can't stand it and of course it would have to happen with a longevity and sillage beast. Argh.
I'm going out where it's cool and rainy now so maybe that will alter things a bit? I'm willing to give it one more test but then I'll just have to move on and bid a fond farewell to HP and just hope I'll smell this lovely scent on someone else. Sigh.
ETA: I'm getting 100% incense and not a nice kind. What's wrong with me? That's no where near the notes this actually possesses. Glad I didn't buy a FB!

Apr
06
2015
LaviniaMidnight
LaviniaMidnight

In spite of Poison being my top fragrance for many years (like nearly 30 O_o ) it has taken me till 2015 to try any of her flankers. I can honestly say I LOVE Hypnotic Poison..and can't believe I held off so long! It smells like something so delicious; vanilla, almonds, delectable. However, when perusing reviews I read something about a Play-Doh smell. I wish I could have deleted that from my memory bank because then I started smelling it. So as a little test, I added a small addition of Yves Rocher Vanille Noire to the HP, and viola the Play-Doh disappeared. However with or without, I love this juice and I suppose I need to try Pure Poison. I am sad to have missed Midnight Poison as it is discontinued and the price on Ebay is outrageous.

Apr
06
2015
kyl77
kyl77

Personally, I think Hypnotic Poison is one of the best gourmand orientals out there. Well rounded, it smells like almonds mixed with fruity vanilla and musk with a slightly bitter aroma. I first bought this when it was launched in 1998. Everyone else was making light fruit cocktail scents, and Hypnotic Poison just smelled so special and mysterious. I only wish they hadn't changed the bottle. The original bottle was dipped in liquid vinyl, which made it look and feel like a fetishy candy apple. Sadly, the rubbery texture is now gone. As far as the scent goes, the formulation I have now (2012 version) is very close to my 1998 bottle. I haven't tested the 2014 version. This lasts all day on me with moderate to strong sillage depending on application.

Apr
05
2015
russiankiss
russiankiss

Hypnotic Poison is one of my all time favorite fragrances! I am attracted to scents that are feminine in a sweet sense but with a dark vampy edge to it - to me, this scent is the epitome of that very specific definition of mine. I will forever purchase new bottles.

Apr
05
2015
LaurengeCounty
LaurengeCounty

I've found it! My new signature!

For years and years I've been wearing L by Lolita Lempicka and when my bottle ran dry, I was distraught to learn that it was discontinued.
Enter Fragrantica...
The top fragrances suggested for me were Kenzo Amour (which I tried and had the dreaded play-doh smell on my skin) and Hypnotic Poison. I went to Ulta and sprayed like crazy. At first there was a fruity smell and I was concerned. I continued to walk laps around Ulta, waving my arms around like a cartoon falling off a cliff. Then I smelled the dreaded Play-doh. At this time I was attracting some stares and concern from shop girls. But then, ahhhhhh, a delicious warm vanilla and a woody smell. I truly was hypnotized! Could it be true? I asked the saleswoman about the return policy (in case it was too good to be true) and bought my bottle.
I live in a tropical climate and it was 80 degrees. By the time I got from the store to my car, the chemistry was perfect. I smelled amazing. I was smelling my arms the whole way home (eliciting MORE looks from other drivers). When I got home, I still smelled good. An hour later, I was still smelling my forearms (eliciting MORE looks from my husband). The initial sprays lasted until I went to work that night (and of course I sprayed more).
So I'll be sure to spray before I start my makeup and the fragrance should be settled in by the time I'm ready to leave. I'm so excited!

Apr
04
2015
My Vintage Angel
My Vintage Angel

After years of smelling this stunning fragrance yet NEVER quite daring to buy, I finally bought my first bottle today in EDT. I am in love! Very dark, warm smoky. Not too sweet but sweet enough to be so pretty!

A scent for strong yet feminine ladies!
A grown up, rich vanilla and not sickly at all on me just rich like dark chocolate.

This will be my signature scent from now on, for everyone (like me) who daren't..do it!

Apr
04
2015
hazelnut
hazelnut

This is very much a sweet vanilla fragrance. It is pleasant and long lasting.

Mar
30
2015
Melaniejane
Melaniejane

One of my all time favourite fragrances! I love the powdery, vanilla scent it makes you feel warm and cosy. Its great to wear in the winter although I personally wear it all year round. I find this one actually lasts on my skin for quite a while as well. If you like sweet vanilla scents you have to try this one

Mar
29
2015
daisyvision
daisyvision

My first impression of this went something like, 'Ah, a nice & bold vanilla scent, but is it really hypnot- ohhh. There it is!' Something in this concoction tickles the very back of your nose and gives you a lightheaded sensation, similar to that satisfaction you feel after a good sneeze. Mmm.. Sexy, dark and heavy. It's got a boozy quality, as well (I was certain it had to be bourbon vanilla before I read the notes more closely). To me, this smells almost exactly like Yves Rocher's Vanille Noire (which somehow, I discovered first). Lastly, this juice packs a serious punch - it lasts all day. Absolutely deserving of its name.

Mar
20
2015
Delicious_Scents
Delicious_Scents

{This is a review for the original fragrance 'Hypnotic Poison' by Christian Dior.}

I managed to find this gem online, and paid a pretty penny for it. It was a blind buy, as I purchase many of my fragrances by looking on Fragrantica's website. Thank you all for all your reviews, as your reviews really help me to decide which perfume's I would be interested in buying, based on my own preferences.

When I spray this on my skin, it reminds me strangely enough, of a flat root beer. Which is funny considering I've read so many reviews with others saying the exact same thing. I know that may not sound appetizing as a scent, but it's actually somewhat nice in it's own right. It has a subdued sweetness that isn't cloying like many sweet fragrances. I smell some vanilla, almond, and spice I can't quite put my finger on. The unfortunate qualities of this fragrance, is it has very poor staying power on my skin and little to no sillage. That's strange to me, as more often than not, fragrances linger on my skin for an impressive amount of time before needing to be reapplied. This fragrance is not bad by any means, but it's not a fragrance I would normally reach for. I will be sending this back. It made me a little sad, because I was so excited to receive this fragrance.

Mar
19
2015
skylamor
skylamor

My sister wore this years back and I absolutely detested it. I couldn't understand how she could like such an offensive overpowering concoction. Fast forward 10 years later and I came across it again. Wow, I have no idea what happened but I absolutely love this fragrance now. Full 180. Hypnotic is one of those that never go out of style and if you disliked it once, try it again. You might be surprised. Although, I know this is a well loved fragrance and rightfully so. It is definitely a hypnotic concoction.

Mar
19
2015
Oamae
Oamae

In 7th grade, I vividly remember walking down the hall to my science class in the morning, and smelling the yummiest vanilla smell ever, it was creamy, delicious and comforting. Some days it was the only reason I was willing to go to school! When I finally figured out which girl it was coming from, I was too shy to ask her what she was wearing and for years assumed that it was simply a high quality vanilla spray. Vanilla is one of my favorite notes and I contribute it to this girl! Fast forward to now, I am in my 20s and was able to sample to 2012 version of Hypnotic Poison and... THIS IS WHAT SHE WAS WEARING! I never thought I would figure it out. The one I smelt definitely was much more warm and intense, compared to this one which smells like it has a licorice note but it still evokes memories of middle school and is very comforting. I cannot notice any jasmine in it, which is my most disliked note. Blueberry, almond, vanilla, sandalwood... One of my favorite fragrances.

Mar
19
2015
olla1986
olla1986

I love it!!!!
I'm using the Hypnotic Poison for 15 years now and I gut so many compliments about it.
Its my secret weapon.

Mar
19
2015
joe70062
joe70062

Sampled this at Sephora. I love it. It's a deeper take on vanilla. Not sickly sweet but very wearable. I got home, logged on to ebay and purchased a bottle. My new favorite. I live in an extreme summer climate but this perfume will make the grade. Like I said, a deeper more grown up vanilla. Sample first, but we both know you'll buy it!

Mar
16
2015
polkadot27
polkadot27

Just received my bottle of this, oh how i have been waiting a long time. You can just tell this product is of the highest quality. The bottle itself is to die for, i assume it was designed to imitate the poisoned apple in which eve had bitten. Absolutely divine smell, creamy milky almonds treacle in powdery sugary cubes, coated in coconut juice with a sweetness of occasional plum. I love this perfume, the EDT is much better than the EDP. It is a much more natural comforting subtly sexy scent that men absolutely love. It is not a huge silage one, but let's be honest, the classy elegant refined ones never are, and this is the epitome of classy, elegant and refined with just the right addition of mystique and darkness to en-capture and ensnare. Less is more ladies, men will be leaning in just to get a trace of this scent, it is a classic, an elegant subtle timeless one at that. I feel powerful, classy, mysterious, and alluring when I wear this. This is the ideal fragrance that evokes all strong woman traits but remains innocent and too pretty to allow the undesirable ones to surface, it makes one feel a million dollars and untouchable.

Mar
13
2015
cassandra5322
cassandra5322

This is such a warm soft and sweet scent, so mature and sexy is a classy way. What I like about it is that young and older women can wear this, and it doesn't seem out of place. It's a real timeless classic, one of my favourite scents ever. I just cant stop sniffing myself, and I feel confident when I'm around people when I have this on. The bottle is so beautiful too, I love displaying it on my shelf.
There are a lot of scents listed in this perfume, but there are only a handful of things I can distinguish because the dominate the scent. These scents are sweet creamy vanilla, a lightly toasted sweet almond, and creamy coconut to add thickness. As it drys down, there is some sweet and powdery flower I can't quite tell.

Mar
13
2015
lulu0210
lulu0210

It's my winter fragrance I layer it with shakira s it is warm and sexy love love love it

Mar
13
2015
LadyElectron
LadyElectron

I have a little sample of this and the almond blends with the other notes to make a hauntingly beautiful, sweet, womanly and sophisticated scent but underneath the beautiful almond is the poison. To me it is an over-ripe, rotting smell that immediately makes me think of death. Its like a warning that death is approaching. I find the perfume beautiful, but far too creepy to actually wear!

Mar
10
2015
Yogagrl8
Yogagrl8

When I wear this lovely scent, I feel like I am being embraced all day...it fills me with a cozy, comfy, fragrant hug. Love the almond, cashmere, coconut mixed with florals. It last 8+ hours for me. It will forever be a staple on my dresser.

Mar
04
2015
KRollison
KRollison

Changed my mind! This will always b with me... Beautiful vanilla comfort :-)))

Mar
03
2015
KRollison
KRollison

Italian cookies.... Lovely and sexy... However our love affair has ended... I have a vintage (red rubber looking). 1.7 approximately 90 percent full and New bottle from 2014 1 oz... If anyone would like to exchange for any Lancome Tresor version or JPG Classique edt which are hubby's favs and suit me better; just pm me... Thanks! :-))

Mar
02
2015
ineverwas
ineverwas

Of all Dior's Poisons, Hypnotic is certainly the one that most literally captures the idea of poison: the sweet, unmistakable scent of almonds is actually given by the cyanide that this seeds harbour in small doses. So basically, Hypnotic Poison does smell like cyanide poison and it's both deliciously hypnotic and subliminally fatal.

The union of vanilla and almond is creamy and luscious and envelops you in a snug cocoon for the whole day, drawing compliments at every step. The coconut adds a touch of exoticism, while the tuberose provides a subtile rubbery feel that’s rather sexual in nature.

HP’s sharpest weapons are mostly hidden, but none the less effective. Underneath the fluffy cloud of playful vanillic sweetness lurk the carnal sensuality of the tuberose, the dangerous menace of the cyanide traces, the juicy darkness of the plum, the oriental mystery of the sandalwood.

So although it may appear to be merely another sweet perfume, there’s substantial depth and complexity to the formula. Clearly a lot of thought went into this perfume, rendering it a conceptual masterpiece, a both beautiful and meaningful creation.

Unfortunately there have been reformulations along the years that have altered the original perfection of HP. I had the opportunity to test both the original formula and 2 of its subsequent reformulations. Up to 2012, the smell was kept more or less intact, with primarily the lasting power and projection being weakened. I cannot speak though for the latest reformulation, which I hear is a more dramatic alteration.

If you are lucky enough to find it, buy the original version, or at least one that is produced before 2013.

Feb
26
2015
kaejuntun
kaejuntun

I am sitting in my chair with my softest, coziest sweater, a glass of red wine, and a good book in my lap, and Hypnotic Poison is the perfect companion. I can see where some might find HP to be a sexy scent, but to me it is just sensual, definitely comforting and alluring. HP can be worn as a going out fragrance or one to be worn at home, I personally don't waste it on yoga pants and sweatshirt kind of days - cozy, cashmere like sweaters, though, go perfectly with this scent IMO :) At first spray a bit medicinal (definitely agree with all the root beer references) but that tones down quickly. A warm and delicious vanilla-almond cloud with some anise-like spiciness will embrace you for hours upon hours.

Feb
25
2015
MadeiraD
MadeiraD

Almonds, too many goddamned almonds if you ask me, which no one did, and vanilla.

Are almonds hypnotic now? I don’t know what’s hypnotic about an almond, mostly I associate them with a girl I was friends with in highschool breaking out in hives and a health craze from a couple of years ago.

I associate vanilla with a nanny I hated.

So there you go, damn almonds. Probably very nice and well formulated if you like vanilla, almonds, or coconut, but as I hate all of these things, it's not for me.

If you are not a fan of vanilla, almond, and/or coconut, this perfume will not be an exception to the rule for you, it's a nice version of those scents, but they're still very much vanilla, almond and coconut

Feb
25
2015
Platinum1
Platinum1

~ After sampling this "poison" once I was enchanted enough by it's spell to write a whimsical poem based on it's appropriately named hypnotic notes. After sampling it multiple times at the perfume counter I feel qualified to give this man's opinion on this magical elixir! This may very well be the best dominant vanilla 'fume on the market past or present, absolutely enchanting! This is a scandalous, sexy scent but also at the same time very comforting thanks to the creamy gourmand almond note. It could be considered unisex by some with it's famous "rootbeer" vibe? But I prefer to keep this in my nose and mind exclusively as a creation for an alluring woman. A delicious creamy vanilla, almond, coconut compliment getter for sure! As one line I wrote in my poem asks, "Did Madame Menardo mix you in her cauldron a magic elixir for the nose of Macbeth or men who are lost." Ladies do you want to inspire the romantic poet in your own significant this Valentines day? Spray this long lasting, spellbinding formula and he will be play-doh in your hands!
Kind Regards, Plat ~

Feb
19
2015
bataille
bataille

This is the perfume I've been searching for--the scent
of my skin after sunbathing on a hot, sunny day + almonds,
captured in a wildly opulent bottle.

The notorious "Play-Doh accord" provides a luscious saltiness which I love, and the caraway keeps it creamy and edible without becoming too sweet. I don't notice the presence of root beer float that some reviewers have mentioned. HP is certainly delicious, though not in a sugary or confectionery way. To me, the vanilla note is so far removed from real vanilla that it becomes ethereal, poetic.

It's demure and sexual, carnal and cozy, all at once. Lovely.

Feb
19
2015
NightShade6
NightShade6

I have no idea why people love this stuff perhaps I'll like it after wearing it multiple times but as of right now to me it smells like minty play dough.

2/10.

Feb
13
2015
Sotos
Sotos

My mam is wearing it all the time and it smells like almonds and vanilla. I absolutely love it because when i smell it, i feel like going to heaven.

I suggest everyone buy it for their mothers!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb
08
2015
MrsButler
MrsButler

I've tested this a few times as I was told it has amazing sillage, it has...and I'm torn between whether I like it or not. It does smell like a good quality perfume, but like some of the other reviewers, my husband thinks it smells of play doh ! Never mind , a good perfume.

Feb
04
2015
ChiaShuang
ChiaShuang

This fragrance is a Bomb!I sprayed it on my wrist when I saw this one when I was shopping,and two hours later,it became even stronger and heavier,after going home and taking a shower,I can still smell it.....Super powerful and strong,and seductive...(in my opinion)

If you are the one looking for a long lasting scent,buy it!

Feb
03
2015
PLUMPIE
PLUMPIE

Smells ok on some people but on me it is overwhelming, headache inducing sweetness. Coconut, vanilla icecream, more vanilla, topped with vanilla, Tonka bean and jasmine and a good dollop of marzipan. I am not a fan of sweet scents and despite being a pseudo-oriental I just find this overbearingly sweet and obnoxious. I also find this sours in hot weather and the vanilla icecream note becomes 'vanilla icecream melted onto a footpath and left in the sun' and a smell that resembles laundry that has been left in the machine a day too long, I could only ever wear it in cold weather and on very rare occasions. It took me years to finish the bottle I had and I wouldn't ever buy another.

Jan
29
2015
samira1981
samira1981

No. Just No. It is very dry and powdery, it chokes me. One of the very few perfumes that I really dislike.

Jan
29
2015
sail0rmars
sail0rmars

Great choice for a cold, winter night! I imagine wearing this dancing at a Christmas ball or something like this, full of spices, sweets, good wines.. Very bewitching smell, first time smelling this I felt really hypnotised... Congratulations, Dior!

Jan
26
2015
mittensablaze
mittensablaze

The heavy, wintery, gourmandy type of perfume is right up my alley. You'd think I'd like this. But man, this is just smells weird to me. Like licorice mixed with root beer. Not necessarily bad. Just plain weird.

Jan
23
2015
carmillajeddah
carmillajeddah

I think it's the yummiest thing...When I tried on my skin I mostly smelled the vanilla and almond, and there was a comfy feeling to it, as if I was rolling over a giant boozy cake with candied fruit in it.
I'm sorry my review is that crazy, but I really felt like that. I was giggling crazily. And it was good.
Better suited for night I guess, because it's intense.

Jan
22
2015
kaspenchen
kaspenchen

This is a very dark, sexy fragrance. Vanilla, almond, and wood are the main notes that show on my skin.
It doesn't last long on me, however.

Jan
21
2015
APULIAN
APULIAN

very sexy, i cant resist to a girl with this scent. so seductive and mysterious, this fragrance is right if u want all the men on your feet. 9/10

Jan
21
2015
lala-jaenner
lala-jaenner

I know this is to many a sensual scent but to me its more of a comfort scent.
My idea of sensual is provocative (and a little dirty: Gucci Rush is sexy to me) and this perfume it's not provocative at all!
It's sweet, soft, like a fluffy blanket when it's cold outside.

Unfortunately I'm talking about the current version. Until a couple of years ago it was much more intensive, creamy and strong, it's a pity that perfumes get reformulated.

Jan
18
2015
june7rose
june7rose

A huge fan of vanilla and almonds, one would think I would have bought a bottle of this years ago, but I never did. As a tuberose hater, I know it's especially bad mixed with sweets and turns into a narcotic powder scent that bowls people over. But I tried it again in Sephora the other night (where you can buy the smallest bottle so you're not out toooo much if you decide you hate it), and was truly impressed with the sillage and longevity.

None of my vanillas last very long, that just seems to be the nature of the beast, but this one sticks for the long haul, even on my dry fair skin. I'm used to scents I can smell myself for 15-20 minutes. This is something others can smell, probably for hours. It's an interesting change, and definitely you get your money's worth. Getting through the spicy baby powder narcotic floral play doh undertone takes work on my part, but a vanilla almond that lasts? That's too remarkable to miss out on. I put it in the same category as Angel, in that using it with a light hand creates a delicious aura around you, and using a heavy hand...will empty an elevator.

Jan
18
2015
smellhound
smellhound

I haven't bought this yet, but I'm on my second sample of it from Sephora. I LOVE this scent! On me, it smells like vanilla, licorice, and almonds. The dry down is a combination of all these notes that smells like a powdery root beer. It's gourmand, but not cloying; it's strong, dark, caramely, powerful, warm, and bittersweet. It is so long-lasting, strong, and sexy. The bottle is funny to me; the red apple makes me think of Snow White, but this perfume is not for the innocent princess, it's for the evil queen!

Jan
17
2015
Londonjasmin
Londonjasmin

Hypnotic Poison EDT is a seductive and sensual smell (similar to Narciso Rodrigues For Her EDT). The vanilla is good enough to eat without being too sweet. The edt is better than the edp in my opinion as it is smoother and more sophisticated. I have one of the more recent bottles (purplish lid) and even though it has been reformulated, it still smells beautiful and the quality hasn't been compromised. Hands down, one of the best perfumes from the house of Dior.

Jan
17
2015
liv7
liv7

Sweet vanilla scent that lasts for hours even at clothes! I always go back to this perfume it has a unique smell that u easily recognize it! Perfect signature perfume!

Jan
16
2015
ScentologySummit
ScentologySummit

When I first tried this one, I got licorice, which was intriguing... After trying it again and again in my store, I decided that I needed it. I finally got my own bottle this year for Christmas and I am in love. It is now a beautiful and comforting vanilla almond scent. Perfect for winter. This is my favorite perfume among the hundreds I've tried.

Jan
14
2015
lbnikki562
lbnikki562

I just received this in the mail and I must say... it's a "Love-Hate" when it comes to it. My chemistry makes it a little too sweet for me, it actually irritated my throat for some reason, but I can't stop smelling my wrist! When I first sprayed it, I got a big whiff of Jagermeister (licorice) and then a warmer tone of burnt vanilla & musk and a bit spice and jasmine. Definitely unique. From what I understand, a lot of men are starting to wear this fragrance too!

Jan
13
2015
Deirdre1969
Deirdre1969

I smelled it in the store and got the famous "root beer" phenomenon. So for now I haven't got any further with it. Root beer is a nice smell - in fact I craved it after smelling the perfume, LOL.

Jan
11
2015
Kleavitt
Kleavitt

This perfume smells nice, but on my skin its almonds mixed with play-doh. Full 1.7 oz bottle up for trade. Would like Lancôme Hypnose, Paco Rabanne Black XS of Lady Million.

Jan
08
2015
Triela
Triela

Beautiful fragrance, but I do get the play-doh dry-down, unfortunately...I may still buy a bottle one day. :-)
Gorgeous bottle!

Jan
07
2015
hannahmation
hannahmation

I got this with the help of a wonderful saleswoman who swears by the scent's power (she told me quietly it's a very sexual perfume and men LOVE IT)

I have since fallen in love myself.. got a 100ml bottle and the silliage and projection is amazing. I can literally smell it on my skin 15 hours later and that is more than I can say about any of my other designer fragrances.

This is great for winter but I have found myself wearing it for both day/night
Will absolutely rebuy ! So gorgeous!

Jan
07
2015
perfummm
perfummm

Like a love spell! Every time I wear this perfume I get compliments. It's sweet and very rich. This is a gourmand scent that is very warm and inviting. Classic favourite!

Jan
01
2015
TeacupBreaker
TeacupBreaker

This perfume is a winter comfort type of scent. It does smell like a rootbeer float, which I think is a good thing, but can totally understand why someone else wouldn't think so.

Jan
01
2015
Shahram731
Shahram731

Too sexy fragrance! Just suitable for those special times ;) (I know some ladies dont like its smell, but that's not the way we think about it)

Dec
31
2015
mylilacs
mylilacs

I tried this at the department store and I don't think I've ever smelled a perfume that had such distinguishable note like the Hypnotic Poison. Typically I smell a dominant scent in perfumes and other notes are much weaker, or there are several dominant scents and they all sort of blend together.
Hypnotic Poison though, is quite unique . Vanilla, almond, sandalwood, I can discern all three. I just close my eyes and inhale, yes, they are all there simultaneously, but independently. It's really very cool.

This is a sensual perfume but very clean at the same time. To me, musk usually darkens a perfume but not this time, it's just enough to ensure an exquisite warmness. The sweetness of vanilla and that unique aroma of almonds go together so well. The sandalwood give it a nice kick so that it's not too stuffy-ly sweet.
At first whiff you get a nice warming sweetness that make you smile and then when you linger longer on the notes you smell the separation in the vanilla and almonds and the sandalwood. And then I am just sniffing my wrists over and over because the effect is just so cool.
Hypnotic Poison... well named.

Dec
30
2015
Sharipie
Sharipie

To me, this smells identical to those rootbeer barrel candies! I have never smelled a perfume like this one. I don't love it but I don't hate it. I love vanillas and sweet gourmands but this is just too much root beer. I first tried it on at sephora because I've been seeing all the wonderful reviews. I loved it so I asked for a sample to take home. Once I tried it at home I didn't like it as much. I'm just glad I didn't buy a bottle of it. It's very pricy for what you get IMO. It lasted about an hour on my skin and 3 on my clothes.

Dec
30
2015
armacoonsum
armacoonsum

This one could have been such the perfect beauty, were it not for the addition of aaalll that powder, and whatever that plasticky thing is. Such a gorgeous, mouth-watering vanilla- not cake-batter or too floral, just spot-on, delicious vanilla, and that *bottle*... and then utterly ruined with something like Band-aids and baby powder. This makes me sad, which is appropriate, because the fragrance itself smells melancholy. If that was the intent, then HP is truly a masterpiece, but I have not yet found myself wanting to smell "sad".
I owned it- bought the 1 oz. with my own big-girl earnings on purpose, because I wanted it, the vanilla in it is that good- then wore it for months before deciding that I just absolutely could not get past the plastic.

Dec
30
2015
RosieRachel
RosieRachel

Well, this is yet another perfume I've filed away under 'I really wanted to love, but couldn't'. Smells absolutely stunning on the card: sexy, woodsy vanilla deliciousness combined with a sort of intoxicating spiciness. What a perfect evening scent! I thought I'd found my poison here!

Alas, my skin had other ideas. On me this smells like rotting vanilla almonds, combined with a very strange sweetness (coconut?) and a very strange and earthy sort of spice (caraway?). The other fruits and flowers are very indistinct, except I think I detect a little sandalwood in the dry-down. A very linear fragrance. Sillage about moderate to heavy on me, although this could easily be a monster if you over-spray and it lasted for a good 8-10 hours. Overall I really am disappointed!

Mind you, I just tested this in the middle of a very hot Australian summer so this could be suitable as an autumn/winter fragrance only. I am definitely willing to squirrel away a sample and revisit in the cooler months because it was so gorgeous on paper. I'd absolutely have no problems smelling this on other people either, you lucky things!

Dec
30
2015
Capricorngal19
Capricorngal19

I really tried.
This smells like cough medicine on me. I am so jealous of all of the woman that can rock this. Bless your heart. You don't smell like a medicine shop. *sighs* It's just not fair! it smelled amazing on the tester paper..but on me.. well.. there's nothing sexy about it. I don't lure anyone in with this.. they run away and I can understand why. I really really tried. beautiful notes..
gorgeous bottle
great silage and lasting power..
but the smell on me?
Nope.
and THAT is truly depressing. :(

Dec
29
2015
Lauren Da
Lauren Da

I was looking for the absolute sexy-confident feminine scent and I found this one! First of all I adore the name of it, and secondly the bottle is gorgeous. The scent is to die for! it is my definition of :WOMAN Incredible longevity (for an eau de toilette!) and excellent sillage. One or two sprays are enough for a whone night.

Dec
26
2014
freebirdsoul
freebirdsoul

An autumn/winter favorite of mine.

At first it overwhelms me. But it quickly envelopes into the most warm and cozy scent I own.

A true "grown up" gourmand.

Not TOO sweet, but just sweet enough to make them go weak at the knees.

Creamy, musky, vanilla, almond biscotti, rootbeer, woods, spice... That's just what my nose makes of it anyway.

This is a sexy and powerful juice that I choose for romantic winter nights.

Just don't over do it! A little goes a long long way, and on me the lasting power is two thumbs up. :)

Dec
22
2014
TragedyInsane
TragedyInsane

I still don't know if I like it or I hate it. First spray was overwhelming enough to make me cough. It's almost unberably sweet, even more so than the original Poison which is saying a lot. Why is this not classified as a gourmand? It literally smells like something you could eat; a Christmas cake most likely, and stiill it had something to it that left me hanging in awe, it's probably the fact that it is so weird I'm interested. I think I hate to love it.

Dec
16
2014
KarlekLila
KarlekLila

This is timeless vanilla based scent I come back to over and over, despite a certain family member who keeps telling me that it smells like "spicy Listerine mouthwash or Indian breath fresheners." (Must be the strong caraway note that my skin picks up). I love the rich comfort this scent gives me. After awhile the caraway dries down to a gorgeous vanilla and coconutty scent reminscent of the dying burnt embers of a beach bon fire. Just lovely. <3

Dec
12
2014
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

there is no getting around this one eventually you will fall in love with this scent over and over its just a timeless classic...what a comforting scent with the almonds,licorice and vanilla...like a frothy deep dark vanilla ice cream..its marvelous..and the best part is it really warms up as a cloud over you..your body temperature really adds to this one just like pink sugar..oh poison's when will i have had enough of you..um NEVER!! woohaa ha haaa! LOL

Dec
09
2014
alsyaid
alsyaid

wanita yang make parfum ini boleh saya gigit gak ? cium wangi di leher botolnya aja saya mau gigit2 botolnya . ini parfum teman saya ,seumuran sama saya . namanya sasa . haaiii saa . baca review dr aku ini gak ? hahaha

Dec
06
2014
Faverinsky
Faverinsky

What a beautiful scent this is! Easily the most gorgeous fragrance by Christian Dior. My mom started wearing this perfume when it first came out and I found myself fascinated by the aroma that seemed to emanate from her every pore! I wanted to smell like that so badly, yet she kept it well hidden and I wasn't allowed to touch it!

Once I could afford it (this juice is quite pricey), I have been buying it every winter as I feel oddly empowered and feminine wearing it. I get lots of compliments from women but none from men... But you know what? When I'm wearing this exquisite vanilla/powdery/almond potion, I don't care! Both the longevity and silage are amazing so I keep smelling it all day long and it makes my day.

If you like gourmands that linger towards burnt caramel, spicy vanilla, rich coconut and sweet almond praline, this is your fragrance! If you're feeling blue, two sprays of this magical perfume will cheer you up! Honest! this scent always brings a smile to my face :)

Nov
30
2014
prairiebellecandle
prairiebellecandle

I wore this fragrance back in the day ....maybe 1999 or 2000. I absolutely COULD NOT get enough of it. I loved it and got tons of complements on it. Then my Grandma started wearing it. Still loved it -- on me, and on her......but then (here is the big "BUT") my Grandma and Aunt began allowing my 2.5 year old daughter a few sprays (she too loved it)..... and she would come home from a weekend at their house REEKING of it.

This ruined it for me. Now, 17 years later, I tried it again, but I still JUST CAN'T GO THERE. It's too cloying, sweetly almond for me, and like a food or liquor that has once made you sick, you tend to have some revulsion to the scents and tastes of those triggers again.

Too bad, it was delicious once upon a time, and long-lasting, sweet and warm, all-enveloping, but not obnoxious (after about 5 minutes) .....A great scent for sweet-lovers who don't have 2 year old daughters BATHING in it. :-)

p.s. After reading ESCO's comment a couple below mine, I wanted to comment that it indeed, DID, smell like play-dough and I LOVED LOVED LOVED that part of the scent. What better memory is there than being in a safe place as a child with mounds of playdough in rainbow colors and all the time in the world to "create"? Loved it, but had forgotten the play-dough note! Maybe sample it a 3rd time? LOL. not

Nov
27
2014
Di_berry
Di_berry

This is a nice scent, that ended up being different from what I was expecting, first problem I have is that I can´t smell it when I´m wearing it, people around me seem to notice it, but not me sadly.
What I get is exactly what I read in @resio review, root beer and creamy almonds and vanilla.
I prefer Eau Sensuelle, for the add of flowers and the enormous sillage and longevity in comparison!

Nov
24
2014
Esco
Esco

I dont care for this one at all, the first 15 seconds it has a nice safron almost root beer scent that quickly dries into Play Doh...

It smells JUST like play doh lol
not something you expect a female over 5 years old to smell like....

Nov
15
2014
beatrix75
beatrix75

in live again!! captivating scent very long lasting vanilla with cocos and allmond delicious

Nov
14
2014
gabri11e
gabri11e

I have a confession to make.

I find this to be a gorgeous perfume. I think it's really mysterious and well created. But I can't stand it.

I know a million girls who wear this as a signature scent, and every time I smell it on someone, I know exactly what it is. It's changed the unexpected into the expected for me, and I no longer really find this scent that interesting.

Too bad, it's beautifully done. But be warned if you're going to wear it. It may be mysterious smelling, but there's no guessing game about what you're wearing.

*Braces self for downvotes*

Nov
13
2014
rita_k
rita_k

sexy night fragrance!

Nov
13
2014
atumn
atumn

I find this to be a disguisting mess of accords which don't go well together, I can't believe it has so many fans.

Nov
09
2014
jessora
jessora

Now when I found this in a stash of my 1980's and 1990's perfume samples, I have to ask myself, how did this get here? I am not a huge fan of the Poison clan of fragrances except Midnight Poison, as in each one seems to be marketed off the success of the original green bottle. Seems as if the marketers are just wanting to stick Poison on a label and see the product flying off the shelves. I don't think I even tried this.

Until this weekend. Now I do get some woodsy and green notes, maybe from the licorice? Not sure. But I thought it smelled a little powdery and woodsy, and I think I got marshmallow.

Reading up, I believe the marshmallow is the vanilla, and tonka bean? I never even knew there was a thing called tonka bean until I read about it here on Fragrantica. I've never seen one or smelled one, but if it smells at all woodsy or like a marshmallow, I approve of tonka bean!

Almond, as far as I can tell, should smell either like crushed almond or "almond extract" that I like to use in place of vanilla sometimes in waffles and cakes. One of my favorite all-time flavors is See's dark chocolate marzipan. I think that I do smell that a little in here, but it's not a real foody gourmand smell, it's just a puff of marshmallow on me and maybe some sexy spice like vanilla.

Anyway, I will be purchasing a bottle of Eau de Parfum when I can and I'm pleased they haven't discontinued making this, so I can use it up and get a new one. Unlike Midnight Poison which I feel now I have to hoard.

And they smell nothing like Poison from the 1980's when everyone had to have that fragrance and the entire hallway of my 10th grade stunk like Poison.

ETA: I erroneously listed this review under a similarly-named Hypnotic Poison and now have moved the review to the correct location. The review is for Hypnotic Poison (the original).

Nov
08
2014
resio
resio

First sprayed, it smells like root beer. I get all 3 of the main notes in the dry down: vanilla, almond, and coconut. If oversprayed it smells like spicy play doh, but otherwise it's sweet, powdery, and very long lasting. It's getting cold here so I smelled this on someone the other day--it's very very recognizable.

Nov
06
2014
belle.le.disko
belle.le.disko

The notes are perfect for my tastes, however, the perfume smells of root beer on me. I get a hint of cream soda and rubber ( like dish gloves) at times.
This has been my greatest disappointment in a perfume. My skin chemistry refuses to allow Hypnotic Poison to smell good.

Nov
06
2014
weasley
weasley

THIS is the most precious, perfect, velvety cloud of vanilla. I've never tried the old version, so I can't compare it, but the sillage is perfect to me. It's present all day, without being too loud. I really don't like tuberose, but in hypnotic poison it works. It isn't too noticeable but it lingers in the background and gives it a mysterious exotic vibe. perfect! It gives me the opportunity to travel in my mind when I can't travel in real life.

I understand that this might not be the perfect fit for everyone, but I hope everyone finds the perfume that does what this does for me. It gives me goosebumps and butterflies, changes the way i view life, and how I take on my day. It gives me strength and wraps me in an ever present, gentle cloud of perfect. And this is why I love perfumes!

Nov
05
2014
xo.samanthajane
xo.samanthajane

I loved wearing this perfume when I worked at Priceline, although after a few months I did need a break from it. I would only wear it in the winter as it is quite a heavy, rich perfume. It is definitely my favourite out of all the Dior Poison range.

Nov
01
2014
killer__queen
killer__queen

Kinda disappointed that I fall into the "it smells like play-doh on me" group. But it's just that. I can smell the other delicious notes in this fragrance, but they didn't even come close to the major scent coming off of me. It was like 98% play-doh, 2% vanilla, and that vanilla I had to press my skin to my nose to pick up. After almost 40 minutes of wearing, I had to scrub it off because I didn't want to wait to smell good, and I know that sounds really impatient, but it's true. I hope those it works on enjoy it! It sounds like it'd be really wonderful.

Oct
30
2014
risarii
risarii

A rootbeer float!

My Mom used to wear this and I've always loved it. It's vey womanly and comforting. On her, it was more tonka bean and vanilla but on me the plum and tuberose are more prominent, as well as some spice or "herb" type smell that gives it the rootbeer note. I don't know what note or combination of note that is. It's more complex on my skin and sexier. I can tell why it's so popular, it's gorgeous.
A+ longevity and silage (not too much but enough.)
Great for fall/winter and nights.

Oct
24
2014
szilvihorv
szilvihorv

Hypnotic Poison is such a joy to wear! It's sweet but not overpowering which comes down to the bitter almond that balances the vanilla finely, and it's delightfully velvety. I blame tuberose for that part as it seems to be unusually pronounced on me, while coconut shies away from my nose whenever I want to inspect it. Same with the fruity top notes, which are there upon spraying but are gone before I blink twice. The final dry down is remains deliciously velvety and creamy, woody vanilla.

Althogether, Hypnotic Poison doesn't look very innovative or one-of-a-kind based purely on the notes triangle. But try it once and fall in love forever with the uniqueness of the blend. I guess this is what distinguises Dior from the rest of the designer houses, that's why Dior perfumes all carry a certain fame and that's why HP deserves the hype it provocates at every step. Turn something that's so usual into something very unusal - that's talent.

Despite the hate the reformulations receive, my bottle was made in 2012; sillage is huge and longevity is a monster (12 hours easily), compared to the rest of my wardrobe this one easily wins the test.

Oct
24
2014
ChristineInCanada
ChristineInCanada

Such a delightful little poisoned candy apple! Vanilla has always been my favorite scent in perfume, but it's nice to find something a little more complex and sophisticated. It's very natural, which is a must in my book, and deliciously gourmand without the juvenile quality so many edible vanilla fragrances seem to share. Sweet, lovely, but not in a...well, 'vanilla' way! Love it.

Oct
23
2014
DionysusSeven
DionysusSeven

I've repurchased this fragrance a few times. It's classic, but not like "old lady" classic. It's warm, and vanilla, and comforting. It almost has a homemade playdoh smell sometimes to me. Which isn't offensive, but just strange that it the first thing that I think of. It's not for everyone though. I like that it is not too sweet. It's not my favourite scent I've ever bought, but it is lovely. It's for sure a little more mature.

Oct
15
2014
victoria.mei1992
victoria.mei1992

I smell it and think, which note I don't like in it, and see
Coco
Almond
Worst from Dior, very suffocating.

Oct
11
2014
Brian's Wee Sister
Brian's Wee Sister

I must be insane. I've just bought this (edt not edp) again after more than ten years' absence from my perfume wardrobe. What is WRONG with me?! Why did I wait so long? It's utterly gorgeous! It's the perfume equivalent of a hot chocolate with a tot of rum! It's an expensive, soft, cosy winter jumper. It's a sexy black dress at Christmas. It melts onto your skin and leaves a beautiful trail of gorgeousness behind you. People at work have followed me to ask what on earth the glorious smell is. I have the eau de toilette, and I'm thinking of buying the eau de parfum once it's finished. What do others think ... Are they very different scents, or are they just different levels of potency? The vanilla in this fragrance isn't cloying and sickly. It is soft and feminine. The almond lends a dryness to the composition, and there's definitely a thin layer of liquorice, not in your face like Lolita Lempicka, just a subtle undercurrent. I just adore Hypnotic Poison. Not going to be without it now.
Ps. It's now three weeks later. Wore Hypnotic Poison to work yesterday, and a lady stopped to ask me what the "stunning scent" was that I was wearing. She said she thought it might be Shalimar, but that it was too beautiful even for that. She said it is the most beautiful perfume she has ever smelt. I agree. Tempted to get the edp as well ...
/// The edp is coming from Santa Claus, hooray!
Got the EDP now. I can't believe it's even more beautiful than the edt. I know this perfume is worn by thousands of people, but I don't care how mass market it becomes: it deserves its praise. Rich and dark and classy and delicious and most definitely hypnotic.

Oct
11
2014
Fire_Rabbit
Fire_Rabbit

I absolutely adore Hypnotic Poison eau de toilette. I also wanted to point out that I came across a cheap perfume called "Express Sensualite" and it smells very similar to Hypnotic perfume. Any one else think so?

Oct
03
2014
JaiTee
JaiTee

This is sweet almond milk on me.

I can't seem to wear this anywhere near my nose because it just comes across as being extremely bitter. (I've never had this happen with any other perfume before.) So, in order to enjoy Hypnotic Poison, I just spritz it behind my knees and am good to go.

Sep
30
2014
Elizete Araujo Moura
Elizete Araujo Moura

apple delicious!!bottle amazing!! excellent parfum poison!!

Sep
30
2014
Kleavitt
Kleavitt

I really like this fragrance, but I cannot get over the Play-Doh smell!!! Would love to trade for Dolce and Gabbana Pour Femme Intense. Please inbox me if you are interested!

Sep
28
2014
Peta22
Peta22

Despite the fact that perfumes have become an obsession with me lately, I'm not sure how to explain what I'm experiencing in the fragrances - I'm just learning what I like! I definitely like this though - actually, I love it! I keep going back to this and Versace's Crystal Noir. As my husband said, Hypnotic Poison is winter and Crystal Noir is summer. In the HP I get lots of warm vanilla, spices and almond... It's warm, cosy and entrancing. There is something so magical about it, very hypnotic.

Sep
25
2014
donimili
donimili

I love this. What I smell very strongly from this perfume on myself, beside vanilla, are flowers. Very nice, smooth flowery aroma. Actually, that flower reminded me of Serge Lutens Datura Noir. I am not saying that HP and Datura smell same, no. They surely are different, but it is just that one accord, one note, and it's some flower. Maybe because of combination with tuberose?
I agree with what most of you said, they really have weakened Hypnotic and i do not understand why... Who ever was creating it wanted it to be strong, powerful perfume that will spin your head around and probably put you in a coma. Don't get me wrong, it is still strong it's only not knocking you down, but that was the part of it's charm. And longevity is moderate. But i love it anyway and you will always know it is Hypnotic poison. It seems to me that Sensuelle variant is a bit longer lasting.
I haven't tried regular Poison in a while. Have they changed it as well?

Sep
21
2014
Ditta70
Ditta70

I am very much at odds with this one. It is like falling in love with a drop dead sexy guy whom you never talked to. He has all the right attributes, dressed perfectly, groomed well, and you desire him from far away for months. And then when you finally go out with him, in a while you feel he is just too much of a good thing. Too perfect, too clever, too sophisticated, too sweet and speaks way to much. Kinda cloying and you are happy when the night is over and you can go home on your own. But come next day and you start looking for his phone number, craving to be with him yet again...
When I am wearing it, it's too much. When I am not wearing it, I wish I did. It's sweet foodiness is amazing, but who wants to eat 1.5 kg of vanilla ice-cream in one go? It is a weird "neither with you, nor without you" situation. Now I am in trouble....
(Especially that I only have a 5 ml mini with the original formula...better not to fall in love, innit?)

Sep
16
2014
Alyssa79
Alyssa79

I am so glad I decided to read about this on here and find out it was reformulated.

I bought a bottle back in 2000 and fell in love. It was vanilla, almond and just down right soothing, comforting and even a bit sexy and lasted a long time on my skin.

Fast forward to 2012 and I bought another bottle which I can't even get to last 3 hours on me so it had me thinking I bought a fake bottle of it. All I get out of it is root beer then almond…no other notes and it is just so weak.

Whether I bought a fake or this is the new juice, such a shame it's not what it was.

Sep
09
2014
Eesa
Eesa

I am so happy I bought this! This perfume is so delicious! The vanilla and almond really are prominent as people say, and these two notes I absolutely adore. It does have quite a powdery scent to it, which smells very mature and captivating. This is definitely in my top 5 fragrances. I love it and want to wear it all the time. It is not a smell that I can ever forget, and it is very easy to become addicted to it.

Sep
06
2014
mocou
mocou

Like a rainstorm after a long hot summer day.
I don't know why, but this reminds me so much of
Catherine from "Wuthering Heights" running through the pouring rain, her untamed long dark hair waving freely in the wind, barefoot on wet grass racing through the woods and the moorlands of scotland.
Catherine's hot and exotic temper mixed with scottish rains and rocks that's what Hypnotic Poison smells like. ;)

Sep
04
2014
Hellita
Hellita

I decided to write a new review, since my previous review was back in January 2014 (I copied this in the old review as well, but I hope it's ok to make it a new one):

I'm amazed how perceptions of a fragrance can change over time. My earlier reviews explains my opinion about this fragrance these last 6-7 years. Last week I was in Italy, Sardinia on vacation and that's where it all changed! I noticed that this frag is very popular there, as I smelled it on a lot of women when we were out dining or walking, 'cause I kept getting whiffs of it all over the place. My boyfriend and I went to an office to book a boat trip and the lady who worked there smelled absolutely gorgeous and I knew it was Hypnotic Poison because I could remember the same smell lingering in my clothes from the last time I tried this. There and then, I immediately knew I had to try this again because on her it smelled divine. And voilà - it is now in my collection and I'm proud to say it - I have grown into this sensual, seductive fragrance. I know about the reformulation and I was hesitant to give the new version a go, but happily it works just as good for me as it did on the lady who changed my opinion about it. I will take this reformulated baby out on the town and enjoy myself! IMO this is more of a night time fragrance, and initially I didn't think the new version was a sillage monster - but on me both sillage and longevity is surprisingly good. I love the vanilla dry down on this one! :)
PS! I will not wear it everyday, but as a going out fragrance I think this will do the trick, as long as I don't overspray. Happy I changed my mind!

UPDATE: I am receiving so many compliments when I'm wearing this fragrance. I'm delighted that both my boyfriend (he's veeery picky on frags) and my friends compliment me on this. My best friend even guessed which fragrance I was wearing and she added "oh, maybe I should consider bying this one again. I completely forgot how good it is".

This is my HOLY GRAIL perfume. If I could wear only one for the rest of my life, this would be it.

Sep
04
2014
AbbyAtt
AbbyAtt

It has a strong scent, but I absolutely love it and it's kind of strange that I do, because I normally go for fruity and soft smells. Definitely 10/10! I always get compliments whenever I wear it and most people recognize the scent immediately which I guess makes Hypnotic Poison a unique perfume

Aug
29
2014
bethqueenofdarkness
bethqueenofdarkness

Smells mostly of vanilla. It is srong smelling and lasts all night even when dancing to 5am in the morning

Aug
26
2014
lisatenholt
lisatenholt

I hate this scent. Smells very vanilla-y and old lady like. No one in my environment wanted to have it (not even for free).

Aug
26
2014
maianh83
maianh83

I just test the HP this evening , I love the first and the middle notes but the dry-outs is the worst smell I've ever smelled, disgusting !.
Jimmy Choo Flash is much much better on me.

Aug
21
2014
Nikkafragrance
Nikkafragrance

This smells like dark chocolate and vanilla to me, defindtely not my cup of tea. It was a gift and I was so eager to see the end of the bottle. Such a plastic scent.

Aug
13
2014
ClaudiaA1
ClaudiaA1

I get a lot of tuberose, some vanilla, almond milk and coconut. Sadly, it makes my head spin. BUT, I am still hooked on it

Aug
13
2014
Stacierew
Stacierew

so wait...THIS is what HP smells like?! Somewhere in my adolescence, I had encountered many women wearing the spicy nose-wrinkling original, and I had written those heavier scents off as "old lady" smells. Ah, the folly of youth! I had never given notice to any of the Poison flankers, dismissing them until I asked for a sample of HP at Sephora today. Holy moly, this is beautiful. I absolutely get the rootbeer opening, the vanilla, and a gorgeous sweet almond. This is sweet, warm, creamy, and soft on my skin. It reminds me of almond incense, if they ever created such a thing. I get zero tuberose, as that note makes me gag, and I also detect very little fruitiness. On me, this is like...caraway ice cream, very gourmand. I cannot wait to buy this, and wear in the fall with a thick cozy pashmina. Love.

Aug
08
2014
auroramaria
auroramaria

HP has changed since it came out more than a decade ago.
It used to be amazing now it's just beautiful and I still enjoy wearing it very much.
I miss it during summer.
I still prefer the EDT to the EDP it is creamier and sweeter and the almond note is divine whereas the EDP has too much licorice.
A classic for sure I'll always have a bottle of HP in my collection.

Aug
07
2014
boutonstendres
boutonstendres

Here are the major accords I get:
* Root beer (initially)
* Sweet intoxicating undulations of vanilla, sandalwood, almond
* Waxy jasmine, coconut on the dry down which can at its worst moments approximate patchouli

Therein lies the popularity of Hypnotic Poison: the intoxicatingly gourmand cloud has enough variation to not be a linear cartoon or a dark patchouli graveyard.

If Hypnotic Poison had a visual manifestation, it'd be a wild, tropical, opium poppy-dotted forest that both Snow White and Mowgli adventured in.

Aug
04
2014
burakkarub
burakkarub

I bought a bottle from 2014 batch code. It smells so different from vintage Hypnotic Poison and also 2011 reformulation. Vintage and 2011 was too close to each other. However last reformulation smell awful. I can't get anymore the feeling of coconuty sun lotion scent and its sexiness. It just smells cheap almond thats all.

Aug
04
2014
rschmidt65
rschmidt65

The opening smells like Dr. Pepper which it turns out I would love to smell like! I almost bought it right then and there. Happily, common sense prevailed and I waited to see what happened next. A good thing because sadly this part fades after a few minutes and I'm left with something that smells like a Comptoir Sud Pacifique - vanilla, coconut and almond. It's far too sweet and synthetic for me. Brilliant opening though.

Jul
21
2014
Lacrimosa
Lacrimosa

❀ Vanilla blends with almonds to form a feminine, sensual aroma!
The coconut note is light and soothing!
I get most of the flowers and musk as time goes by.
Used to be one of my all time favorites!

Jul
21
2014
beccalee79
beccalee79

Pure seduction in a bottle! This fragrance is warm, sexy, creamy, dark and a touch spicy. I'm not sure which version I have, I purchased this around 2-3 years ago. Mine has a black lid, not the purple one I see in pictures today. I had intended to repurchase as I'm almost out but I think I may have to sniff out the new version based on reviews below. I dont get the 'play-doh' references but I do get the references to Marzipan. Hypnotic Poison is so beautiful and different to anything I own.

Jul
20
2014
boheme_maras
boheme_maras

I used to love this perfume but im sick of it .. EVERYONE boys - girls - dogs - cats wears it today.. So boring and after reformulation to me smells so different...

Jul
20
2014
alice.livings
alice.livings

This was the first perfume I ever fell in love with. I remember it being so entirely unlike anything I had smelt before. It is dramatic and bold, and when I wore it, I always felt an air of anticipation, as though something exciting could happen at any moment. Younger, naive me wore it everywhere, but the intensity of it means is really not a fragrance to wear out to dinner, or to wear to work. A masterpiece to be saved for a night out.

Jul
19
2014
Nil3
Nil3

Respect to 'lefemmenikita'!!!!!

Jul
19
2014
Lefemmenikita
Lefemmenikita

Mission accomplished Dior: you have gone from being one of the most unique, luxurious fragrance houses around to being one of the worst.

From the dime a dozen flankers with their own set of flankers; discontinuing the most beloved perfumes through to reformulating the bejezus out of every fragrance (so that they now smell like counterfeits), you sure know how to repel new customers and discourage brand loyalty from existing customers.

Hypnotic Poison is one of the victims of Dior's new management. It no longer is the sensual, nuanced, unique fragrance with many layers that it once was. Instead, it now smells like a ghost of its former self

Jul
19
2014
ro_ro_123
ro_ro_123

As an avid perfume lover, I decided I NEEDED to have at least one flanker from the Poison range. I would buy the original but it just does not work on me unfortunately, as much as I respect it as a real important landmark in the history of modern fragrances, I just couldn't get it to work for me.

I love Midnight Poison but it unfortunately has been deleted from the Christian Dior counter from where I live (Auckland, NZ). So, I decided to test out Hypnotic Poison due to the great review given by Luca Turin in his fragrance guide book I got gifted for christmas (a must buy for any perfume lover, you will be addicted to reading it).

Before I go any further, if any males are interested in trying this out but are put off due to the fact its marketed toward women, I personally think because it is such an unusual and thought provoking concoction it can work on a person as opposed to a specific gender, so please give it a go.

At first spray, I smell glue & root beer. Not in a bad way. I rather like it actually. It then slowly progresses to a creamy aroma SLIGHTLY sweet but never too much. It dries down to a vanilla/coconut and slightly alcoholic/bourbon smell. It is at every stage of its development an extremely interesting fragrance, I find myself leaning in constantly to sniff my wrist as it is just so addictive.

It has a very good silage and lasting power for an EDT, a couple of sprays is sufficient with this one. Hypnotic Poison would be great for a night out or an occasion during the day were you find you need to dress up a bit more than usual. I would recommend wearing this perfume in the colder months (Autmn & Winter).

Hypnotic Poison also makes me feel a part of the beautiful spectacle, drama and genius John Galliano brought to the house of Christian Dior which is another exciting factor for me.

Rating - has to be 10/10 for its unusual and genius mix of notes and development.

Jul
19
2014
smalltownbeatnik
smalltownbeatnik

Just tried Hypnotic Poison at Sephora and it smells like pure root beer, a vanilla plummy dessert and spicy licorice. I don't think I'd want to wear it, but I'd certainly love a big pretty purple candle in this scent to burn at Halloween.

Jul
12
2014
zind
zind

Oh, so this HAS been reformulated?!

My poor sister who wears this perfume and only this perfume was sure she got a cheap copy or fake on her last bottle. I had to agree with her that it didn't smell as complex and good as it had before. To me it was like some of the sweet, mild notes were gone and it was more spicy, less sensual. We actually concluded it might be due to her chemistry and change in hormones as she had just started on a new birth control pill. Such a shame, I've always looooved this perfume!

Jul
11
2014
cheriebeary73
cheriebeary73

Nope, can't do this one. I was at Sephora earlier and tried a spritz on sample paper, and was like yum, let me ask the girl for a sample. Well she was taking forever helping another customer, well thank god, because during that time I spritzed some on my hand, and that's when the true scent came. YUCK! It is so overly sweet, sickening to point it gave me bad stomach ache! By time she got back to me I did not want that sample anymore!

When I got home I had my husband smell it and he said yuck! Told me to just stick with Chanel! lol

I don't get the love for this. To me it does not even smell like perfume, smells more like some sort of candle you would burn in the fall time in your house.

Jul
10
2014
Orange_blossom
Orange_blossom

Delicious, like a chocolate chip cookie, but I'm afraid this makes me hungry.

Jul
06
2014
irenesa
irenesa

Well, well well. My beloved Hypnotic Poison smells NOTHING like it used to smell before. The reformulation is TOXIC in a bad way. Smells synthetic, cheap, like medicine. It's a shame, because this baby used to be one of my favorite perfumes. Not anymore.

Jul
05
2014
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

For those worried about the reformulation, save money, and buy Fiore del Dragone by Tesori d'Oriente.

Jun
22
2014
xemilybx
xemilybx

I love this one! It gives me the dark, creamy, vanilla, coconut smell, its kinda heavy but sweet at the same time, so I think this is more an evening scent.

Jun
22
2014
mystica
mystica

Attention please,

Hypnotic Poison coming in a new box as of today (2014) has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the original Hypnotic Poison launched in 1998 as well as the 2011 reformulation. Hypnotic Poison is not Hypnotic Poison anymore. It is altogether a different fragrance.

You are better to stock up on the 2011 version which is discontinued.

Jun
18
2014
beauty_girl
beauty_girl

Wonderfull vanilla perfume wih creamy lovely almond. Dont get why ppl think this smells like Play-do, cause it doesnt.
Love this! Mine is from 2008.

Jun
18
2014
dahrling
dahrling

It smells wonderful on paper and on *some* people... Unfortunately, on my skin it smells exactly like play-dough (there are two other perfumes that have the same effect on me: Dior Addict & Kenzo Amour)

Jun
15
2014
Sylvie-Aus
Sylvie-Aus

I used to be in love with this. I went though four or five bottles, actually I pretty much lost compte.
Definitely a winter fragrance, it is as wearing a warm, soft, cosy stylish and sexy coat. An oriental / coconut / vanilla blend , HP was / is unique.
Anyway, it is the beginning of winter here ( Australia ) , so I put the summer clothe and fragrances a side. The warm, soft, cosy jumpers and Hypnotic Poison comes out ! The " ice cream " season passed and enjoyed, it's with a lot of joy and manny phews , I tried, all the Jumpers which still fits.
Shock and horror, HP doesn't. It gives me a nauseated headache, I couldn't wear my long time winter companion ? How bizarre !
Anyway to solve this mystery, I gathered ; " I did got onto all those " latest release" fragrances over spring and summer" / or / and way depressing, " I became too old for HP ".
So full of hope and fierce to defy " the ageing " scenario , I went and try the newly released, different, reformulated versions of HP. Same thing, way too overpowering !
I still sniff the bottle , I still love it ! But do I dare a tiny little splash on me, I faint !

Jun
08
2014
Amparo Noir
Amparo Noir

Demachy managed to recreate Wasser's Addict EDP, but he made a new blend, the 2014 version which is all about jasmine and vanilla. Also, he managed to recreate Polge's iconic Dior Homme. But the many flankers that follow for both Addict and Dior Homme has given more confusion than a perfume statement. Hypnotic Poison (1998), J'adore (1999) and Miss Dior Cherie (2005). These trio are Demachy's most difficult fragrances to recreate, that's why we have so many version of HP, J'adore and MDC. No matter whatever names he gives to these fragrances, let it be, 'sensuelle', 'voile de parfum', 'eau fraiche' and many others, these three fragrances made by the geniuses, Annick Menardo, Calice Becker and Christine Nagel, can't be easily reformulate to resemble as close as the original.

Jun
06
2014
Elenose
Elenose

I usually wore this perfume in the 90's and it was oh so beautiful, then the reformulation and it make me sick right now... What a pity

Jun
06
2014
emilianods75
emilianods75

Vanilla, vanilla, vanilla.....booooooring! Cheap and ladies smell like cheap cabaret girls.

Jun
05
2014
Layzie
Layzie

The opening of Hypnotic Poison reminds me of a creamy caramel apple; it's a heavy kind of sweet but not cloying. As it develops, the fragrance shifts towards a fluffier creaminess. It's a bit playful, yet there is an alluring sweetness to it. This one is great when it isn't oversprayed. Eventually, it smells like an unusual amalgam of powdery florals and musk surrounding cream. It doesn't suit everyone, but when it works, it can be a sexy perfume.

Jun
03
2014
Togiii
Togiii

The opening is really powdery and overpowering. But after 2 or 3 hours the drydown is somewhat beautiful; really soft and feminine.

Jun
01
2014
CarrieWhite
CarrieWhite

I don't wanna sound mean, but I think it's too heavy, sweet and above all mainstream! Here in Italy, every girl, every woman wears Hypnotic Poison!

May
31
2014
raunchy
raunchy

Hey Jolantuk, im agree with you. The reason that i love this so much just because smell delicious. This one just keep me spraying and i really have to stop it otherwise i could finish it on 3 days. And for the price quite overly too much for low longevity and sillage.
Anyway, it is Yuummmmmmm!!!

May
31
2014
tenshilove
tenshilove

i got Hypnotic Poison today ,the wrapp gift set that includes the satin body lotion so sexy so femenine i feel
like a dark princess , sweet. spicy. sultry , the coconut and the vanilla ,perfect and deadly potion , im in love forever

May
27
2014
Whiteclimax
Whiteclimax

Heavy, sweet, gothic fragrance!
I can feel the vanilla, almond and coconut scent. Yes, is sweet, but not in a happy way; it smells dark!
When it dries down it seems to smell like Kenzo Amour.

May
27
2014
apricot.porridge
apricot.porridge

So. Much. Sugar. Mixed in with layers of powders. Heavy, deep, lingering. I find this to be one of those frangrances that inevitably overpower the wearer.. which is something I really dislike in fragrances, which should, in my humble opinion, enhance one's personality instead.. not a fan. This fragrance isn't complex either, so not even that department helps it wear any more expensive..
The only good thing about this is the underlying almond, the subtle note that makes this fragrance more balanced and more wearable, if you like it to begin with.

May
26
2014
mozzaa
mozzaa

OH MY G.O.D.!!! What a beauty! You really live and learn. I was a little girl when Dior Poison came out in the 80s and it was a scent that I just hated- too heavy and crass. When Hypnotic Poison came out in the 90s I was in my early twenties. Never gave it a thought b/c of the Poison association. Fast forward to today- I read the raving reviews here at Fragrantica and saw that it had a cult following of sorts. Got it this week- and what a surprise. This is the epitome of a perfume that is sure of itself. It makes a statement without being loud. I find it very balanced on my skin- it's not very loud- stays close to my skin- but there is no doubt it's there. The vanilla is more than gorgeous- not the headache inducing type. This, my friends is what a real woman smells and looks like- a cool classy exterior yet there is a hot volcano erupting on the inside. Hypnotic Poison you have added one more person to your cult following- ME!

May
17
2014
ShroomRavioli
ShroomRavioli

It smells like play doh. Play doh and vanilla and almonds. I was expecting a lot from Dior but this is just an awful smell.

May
16
2014
jenvi
jenvi

I like it, but my favorite will forever be HP eau Sensuelle. But this is a very sweet, warm and inviting fragrance. Longevity and sillage is extremely good. Perfect night and winter scent. Very sexy, sweet and alluring fragrance that really gets someones attention. I mainly smell the vanilla, tuberose and wood-notes and no apricot or blueberry. Probably could detect some coconut if I really focused on it but mainly this is a dark, heavy, warm and sweet scent. Not a summer or spring fragrance.

May
16
2014
duftduft
duftduft

I am a Die Hard Hypnotic Poison Lover.
Here´s why: It´s a sweet Vanilla- Jasmine with a weird plasticky note. I don´t know why but I love that! The sweetness from the Vanilla, Lilly of the Valley and Apricot makes it lovely while Musk, Rosewood an Plum add an earthy, powdery vibe. This is EROTIC in a bottle! It´s like the game of coming close and pushing away. Effect wearing it for myself: warm, sweet, protected, daring. Effect on men: gorgeous.

Note: You have to like Vanilla to like this. There is no freshness in it at all- but hey!- you will smell sexy, seductive and simply divine...

May
05
2014
thais.magrinha
thais.magrinha

It dries down to a very unpleasant vanilla. I never like obvious vanilla and this is the case of the new version. The previous one seemed to be more daring and bold, this one is going on the girly vanilla style, but still in gothic way. Still not for me.

May
04
2014
dan_d
dan_d

I bought it yesterday (produced march 2014) and imo the current formulation is still good. Excellent longevity & sillage (got compliments after 5 hours - 3 sprays).

May
03
2014
carolinaesp
carolinaesp

For me this smells mostly of vanilla. It wasn't as sickening sweet as I expected, but it's a little boring, there's no "mystery" to it!

Apr
29
2014
KJS88
KJS88

The almond-heliotrope note has been reformulated out of it, and it is as such not as special as it used to be. Its lost the edge that used to make it so intoxicating; even the bath soap had a strong, intoxicating edge to it.

Apr
28
2014
XocoFlor
XocoFlor

This is a very warm, earthy vanilla. There is this weird bitter taste that reminds me of root beer or licorice, but I find it to smell quite artificial. It is not a bad scent, but I definitely recommend trying it before buying. It is very gourmand, inviting, and sexy, but not really unique or exceptional. Safe for those comfortable with vanilla scents.

Apr
26
2014
Antares811
Antares811

Sprayed with very light hand it's a gorgeous scent.
I prefer the older version (a modern, original masterpiece) but I like this new EDT too, I find it very original, sweet but not cloying, a beautiful bitter almond-vanilla scent, with a hint of flowers (I mostly detect jasmine and tuberose) and a mysterious and unique vanilla, almonds (bitter almonds smell is similar to licorice), musk, sandalwood and coconut drydown. It's sweet, subtle and, IMO, clean and fresh too. Absolutely feminine and sultry, if you wanna feel sexy wear this.

Apr
26
2014
Nirhtuc
Nirhtuc

I'm not sure what to make of this one. I can't smell a dominant vanilla note on me- it's all almondy, powdery, and woodsy. There's also a slight aftershave-like smell that bothers me a little. I will rate this as 'like' simply because I don't dislike it. If they had a 'neutral' option, I would vote using that. I'm glad I got the opportunity to finally smell this, but I won't be buying a full bottle.

Apr
24
2014
connieiscrazy
connieiscrazy

One of my absolute FAVOURITE perfumes... I remember testing this at the counter in a shop and thinking about how unique it was. It's very sweet - almondy and coconutty - but it has a subtle cool, fresh twang to it, which prevents it from being cloying or sickly. Despite being an eau de toilette, it lasts a nice long time and sillage is sufficient. Also love the apple-shaped bottle. Would highly recommend!!

Apr
22
2014
Liquefaction
Liquefaction

Just bought a refill. Still in love. This scent changes on me so much throughout the day from one world of awesome to another.

Apr
21
2014
ellina1984
ellina1984

I implore you ladies... Wear this sparingly!

Apr
20
2014
blogsimonette
blogsimonette

I used to wear this in high school. I thought it smelled like root beer. My family members didn't like it though: in fact, they told me they hated it on multiple occasions. Either I folded under their influence or my tastes have changed, because I no longer like it.

Apr
19
2014
arrokaj
arrokaj

i got it as a gift. sexy smell

Apr
16
2014
Hrisi
Hrisi

For the first time when smelled this perfume, I didn't like it at all. A few years later I saw it on my sister's desk, and just then I began to like vanilla, so decided that would give it another chance. I can say this is a very sexy scent and when I'm wearing HP, people around tell me that it suits me. I wanted so badly to do my signature scent and just for that reason I almost done it, but It's too sexy, feminine and sensual. And I need more everyday perfume. This is an oriental vanilla fragrance that is not cotton candy, caramel unbearably sweet (it's bitter than sweet by the way). It is rather a sophisticated, totally unique and recognizable and smells of class and sex appeal. I like its bitter-spicy creaminess, but if you overdo, it could be cloying and even obsessive. I like very much the almond-vanilla mix. Plum and rose are some of my favorite ingredients and they fit together very well with the other notes.
What else I can say - good quality, a lot of compliments, but my advice is not to overdo it, because you might get the opposite effect.

Thank you for your attention! :)

Apr
15
2014
Hellenna
Hellenna

This smells of artificial vanilla and coconut on me. So, unfortunately it reminds me of cheap scented candle. Hours later, no new notes.

Apr
12
2014
scentsuelle
scentsuelle

This is a lovely scent, but please, for the love of all that is good, only wear a tiny bit of it. There is a lady at work whom I can smell seven doors down and I avoid her because I get an instant headache when this is dosed too strongly. However, when you catch a whiff of it on warm skin as someone passes by, then it is indeed rather... exciting. This scent is full on femininity, the high heel, stocking and leather skirt type, so be careful to use it like a lady.

Apr
06
2014
liav24
liav24

YEP
This is also the "horny makers" out there.
totaly sexy for the ladies.

i like it - REALLY like it.

Apr
04
2014
BringUsAShrubbery
BringUsAShrubbery

This is simply beautiful. When I first sprayed it, I could hardly smell it, and I thought "Oh no! I must be anosmic!" and I was so sad. But then. . . It blossomed into that creamy vanilla-almond sillage bomb everyone is talking about. Once again, Dior does not disappoint. I hope to own this one day, but my list of wants is getting very long.

Mar
27
2014
happycapybara
happycapybara

I love the name of this scent and the red bottle captivates me. The scent however is a cloying disaster on my skin. At first sniff, the vanilla and almonds smell alright, after about five minutes I begin feeling nauseous. Unfortunately because of the mad love of so many for this perfume I have gone through this exercise three times always hoping and praying for a different result. Alas, the blend of spices, almonds and vanilla do not work for me.

Mar
23
2014
Silkpuppet
Silkpuppet

This fragrance took me several tries to appreciate. An initial sniff a few years back proved too powdery or coconutty for my tastes. After becoming more serious about building my perfume collection, I noticed Hypnotic Poison was often referenced as a vanilla classic, gourmand without being cloying. I gave it another shot at Sephora and once again, I was distracted by certain notes. I happen to hate tuberose and this scent does have a prominent tuberose facet. Oddly enough, my SO totally loved the scent on me and so I started wearing it more consistently. I was perusing reviews and saw on Fragrantica that some find this to smell like root beer. Intrigued, I sprayed, sniffed, and realized that indeed it did give a root beer effect. I do not know why, but this fact made me like the scent more. I think it allowed me to pick up on more of the spicy, sexy qualities of the scent. I know that is a bizarre and largely psychological explanation as to why I now enjoy Hypnotic Poison but it is the truth. On my skin chemistry, I get plenty of coconut and jasmine with more vanilla and apricot in the drydown. Excellent lasting power and good sillage and I cannot resist a bottle in my favorite colors. I foresee this being in my collection for years to come.

Mar
21
2014
coffeex4
coffeex4

I used to wear and love HP in the late 90's. It was very spicy and looooong lasting. It was dark and deep. Then I stopped wearing it when I had my first child. (I never wanted to suffocate my babies with my perfume, so I gave perfume up for a few years) I Love Perfume, by the way. Anyway, HP reformulation is not as nice. Almond and vanilla in a heavy "concentrated" formula. It lost "something" in the reform. Maybe the "spice". I don't know why, but it seems to get on my nerves now, kind of puts me in a bad mood when I wear it. I love almonds and eat them almost every day, and Vanilla is such a nice smell. But in HP, both are "over-concentrated". NEED TO ADD THE SPICE BACK!!!

Mar
16
2014
tr.n.ty
tr.n.ty

I love this scent reminds me of cigar smokey bars and sexy liquors. lasts a long time and brings me to a special place.

Mar
16
2014
Sugarberries
Sugarberries

Usually to me the listed notes do not really describe the scent of most perfumes and I am a perfume addict. But this one is pretty accurate. It really smells like Vanilla Almonds and it is in my top 10 favorites scents along with Juicy Couture, Delices Cartier and True Religion.

Mar
16
2014
Hamano_Chiaki
Hamano_Chiaki

I don't understand all the complaints about the reformulation. I had a chance to test a bottle from 2008 and to me it smelled pretty much the same as the current version. I didn't smell them side by side though, maybe then I could have picked up some subtle differences. But I don't see why people complain that the reformulation ruined the fragrance.

Mar
15
2014
jacksecho
jacksecho

Loved this around 2000 craved a bottle for years ending up buying one a few years back and the reformulation has killed this in the water.

it used to be a warming vanilla scent now it's just pure plastic with no other notes and no drydown just flat plastic.

Mar
13
2014
lapolli
lapolli

@metheperson
Great!!!

Mar
10
2014
MeThePerson
MeThePerson

@bebekesasar
Thou mightst findeth a short hiatus shall soothe thy unfounded casting of the Poison most Hypnotic whence, for wheneth thy findest thy love again thou shall rekindle thy fire once more with ever more ardent bellows.
... n' stuff.
Seriously though, as the saying goes, 'if you love something, set it free. If it is meant to be, it will come back to you.'
Or
'Absence makes the heart grow fonder.'
Etc... etc.(doesn't help when I've been reading 'Twelfth Night' on my lunch break.

Mar
10
2014
bebekesasar
bebekesasar

Dear Hypnotic Poison, mijn liefde, mon amour, my love.

I have fallen in love with thee since the very first time I had thee in this hands of mine. I can clearly remember how I carefully unwrapped thy bottom cellophane so that the beauty of the CD sticker on the box top won't budge.

Next, I hold thee, the flacon, in my hand. Thou art beautiful and, indeed, hypnotic. I admire the creativity of thy rather abstract cap. I admire thy gold neck and thy flaming red flacon. I admire thy packaging as one body.

Finally, I sprayed thy juice, oh HP. It has been 3 months since we last met. I shall never forget the captivating scent of play doh and rootbeer which cometh out of thee. It was suffocating, indeed! But I love thee, so who cares? Until this very day I have not been able to pass a day without spraying thee. Thou knoweth how much I love thee, and thou knoweth how much I adore thy play-doh opening.

As thou hast seen, oh fairest of sweetness and vanillic perfumes, I am not alone to adore thee. My friends went crazy all because of thee. My neck got sniffed like that because of thee. Thou hast surely known that thou hast a very special place in this heart of mine.

But, baby, Hypnotic Poison, you have disappointed me. I have been faithful to you, but how dare you leave me so fast! How dare you not project well enough? Are you ashamed of me? This hurt me, honey. Really.

So, my baby, I sincerely apologize that I can no longer be faithful unto you. I might be looking for a cheaper substitute to you; someone who would not be ashamed to stay and be proud of me.

Sincerely,
Your lover.

Mar
09
2014
nazza28
nazza28

I totally understand the "playdough" vibe, it is a very play-doughy like vanilla, but it certainly has many more redeeming notes if applied in small measure and in the right spots (nape of neck, cleavage, crook of arm etc) I find it creamy, sensual and delicious, it's quite nice warm, comfort scent in my opinion. I can however, also understand why when used in absurd amounts would cause other people's displeasure and headaches...

Mar
07
2014
spiderleenie
spiderleenie

Of all the Dior Poisons I've tried, I think this one is the most wearable, because of its sweet nature. I would recommend this perfume to women who are trying to transition from girly sweet scents to more mature and womanly scents. I would classify this as a grown up gourmand.

The notes that hit me the most at first sniff are the vanilla and the almond. It smells like a slightly powdery and sweet amaretto cocktail, which is quite nice. After a while, more of the sandalwood kicks in with the rose and the musk, and then the perfume transforms again with more "clean" white floral notes (but it doesn't get soapy at all, just a little brighter and more powdery).

Basically, this perfume starts off as a delicious sweet cocktail, and then transforms into something more woody and powdery on my skin (but the sweeter notes are still present). It's a yummy scent with a touch of sophistication. Honestly, I think this is a great scent to wear out to a restaurant, because I think it would compliment the actual foods you're smelling rather than putting your nose through sensory overload.

This scent can get strong if you put too much on, but I find this to be very wearable and comfortable if you don't overdo it. A small amount is all you need to enjoy the ride. I quite like it! I only have a sample of it; I may plan on getting a bottle once I use up some of my current collection.

Mar
04
2014
scentsyco
scentsyco

I had wanted this perfume since I first smelled it when it was released in 1998... however I was slightly disappointed as they have changed the formula since then and to me it smells a lot different then it used to and it does not last as long. it is still a pleasant scent, but has a lot more vanilla smell and to me it does not smell as mature as the first version. for now however it is my signature scent as it was fairly pricy and I don't intend to just cast it aside. I will get my moneys worth lol. like I said it is a pleasant scent but I will not be purchasing it again.

Mar
03
2014
novembertea
novembertea

Man, I sure wish I was in on the Dior love. I've tried all the Poisons and every one of them smelled just awful on me! Like intolerable chemical spill. So sad because I've smelled them on others and really liked it.

Mar
03
2014
MeThePerson
MeThePerson

My wife wore this when we first met 16 years ago, I knew or cared nothing for fine fragrance at the time and she still brings up that I said "it smells like play-doh"... Fast forward through the years and this fragrance represents every argument about pure carnal lust and sexual promise to a man. This. Fragrance. Is. Horny. It's Desire, a sensual, dusky siren with long raven hair and full, sexy hips. Monica Bellucci in TheMatrixReloaded, Salma Hayek dancing on the table in FromDuskTilDawn. This fragrance is for a confident woman with class who does not question her own actions. She knows her decisions are the right choices and everybody knows she has reached her decision eloquently and fairly.
But of course I'm very bias and maybe different circumstances surrounding my introduction to this fragrance would have a very different reaction. I think it is one of the fragrances that got it just right. For me. Excellent projection and diffusion, hold and longevity. My wife loves it anyway and I always try to get her to save it for special occasions just because it has such a, ... well... 'Hypnotic' effect on me(I also get a similar effect from PRADA Amber, but Amber requires patience before it reveals that soft, tangy, vanillin 'heat' that is much more carnal and brutally passionate than Hypnotic Poison).
Hypnotic Poison for the seduction, Amber for the act.

Feb
27
2014
GalInGlasses
GalInGlasses

I have fond memories of this fragrance because it was the first fragrance I independently chose for myself, and I bought it in the Sephora on the Rue Champs-Elysees in Paris as a souvenir of my trip there. That was in 2009, and I especially liked it because it was unlike anything I had ever smelled before. Some people did tell me they thought it smelled like Play-Doh (probably the nutty coconut/almond notes). On the other hand, the vanilla was warm, alluring, and spicy. Definitely mature, not a candy-like smell. This fragrance is distinctive and hard to miss. In fact, I abandoned it a couple years later, due to the fact that suddenly I was smelling it on everyone around me. I now wish that I had kept the bottle... For the serious femme fatale moments, at the very least.

Feb
25
2014
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

i bought a 2010 version old body gold rim and completely black older cap for a good price and i have to say it seems the same as the new EDT version i really don't see a difference its not stale or anything still fresh i think the newer one is spicier and more chocolatey milk like but then again it could be a freshness issue...i only wonder if the older bottles of HP are the same as well..i was expecting more of a punch with projection & longevity but overall i was disappointed in that area but the fragrance is still the same...thank goodness i didn't pay much for it..i am happy to just have an older bottle for collection purposes

Feb
25
2014
xionoula
xionoula

So adorable...! Just a smell makes my day!!! :-)

Feb
23
2014
Shwets
Shwets

When there was the major reformulation in 2009 (dark rich red shiny bottle, gold lining at the neck of bottle and black cap), the juice was shockingly different. More chocolatey soft fluffy vanilla scent minus the root beer. The silage and longevity of this version on my skin was very little compared to the original.

Suddenly I noticed another reformulation with the bottle now having shades of purply red and purple cap. Here the scent doesn't smell chocolatey and the root beer is apparent.
The dry down is at its best after two hours on me, where the scent resembles the original hypnotic poison. This newer reformulation appears to last longer than the previous one and remains close to the skin.

Unfortunately many perfumes these days which have been reformulated, if they smell great they lack the sillage and longevity. This newer hypnotic poison however is very long lasting on my skin and now I get almond notes with the initial root beer notes faded.

The changes to hypnotic poison are confusing I wouldn't purchase this as on going reformulations are quite irritating plus I'd rather avoid future did disappointments.

Feb
23
2014
hanson26
hanson26

I have no idea what I'm smelling anymore. Last time I tried it, I deemed it a tragic reformulation casualty. Then I tried it again, and it smells just like its old self! Weaker, and not as long lasting, sadly, but just as good scent-wise. Was it reformulated again? The sharp, synthetic smelling one I tried was at Ulta for what it's worth, and the good but weaker one was at Sephora. I'm mentioning this because I find that Sephora is much more up to date. Anyway, I ended up buying it, despite the fact that it is weaker, because I do truly love this scent. If Dior absolutely must cut corners and rip of the consumer as much as possible, I'd rather they just make a perfume weaker than make it totally different.

Feb
22
2014
carolynnj
carolynnj

I couldn't figure out what it was about this scent that I stopped loving, until I started reading about the reformulation. Being a perfume newbie, I had no idea how significantly scents could change until I bought a new bottle of hypnotic.

Despite the synthetic, weaker version of its former self, I still enjoy the overall scent. The almond is quite strong, but I find the way it mixes with other smells makes me think of spearmint. Of all of the perfumes I wear, this one is the one I find people asking about most. I haven't yet found an alternative I like more than this, and even when I try to love other perfumes, I always come back to this one.

Feb
22
2014
MyFaveIsGlobal
MyFaveIsGlobal

This fragrance is literally hypnotic! Every so often I go to smell it again, and now I know I need it! When I first sprayed this after not coming across it for months, I had been hooked into a trance! I got vanilla and mostly almonds dunked into an expensive wine. I swear when I sprayed it I almost fell over and went into a trance. It took me back so far into childhood, things I now remember that I never even knew happened before.
It takes over and makes you want more and more. It seduces you! Amazing sillage and lasting power with one spray on my skin that eats fragrances. Definitely can spice up a lacking relationship and if you wore this on a night out with your friends everyone would want to go home with you! But try this first, because on my mom it smelled gross and like play-doh. Not for everybody.

Feb
20
2014
hanson26
hanson26

I'm sorry but this is a reformulation casualty :(

I had it years ago and it was incredible. Deep, sweet, vanilla with the most gorgeous almond and jasmine notes and just a small hint of coconut. It did have a bit of a root beer smell to it but that's what I loved about it so much. Now there's a whole lot more coconut and everything smells much cheaper. Barely any jasmine, much more synthetic almond and vanilla notes, and something goes a bit plastic on me. It smells more like coconut almond cookies than that deep, fuzzy, root beer like scent the old one had. And it has no depth whatsoever in my opinion. What was once an amazing take on vanilla is now just another overly sugary gourmand. I love sweet scents, not sure I like them this foody though. If you love this now, you should really try to get your hands on an old bottle. Or maybe not, because then you'll be as sad as I am that Dior ruined this beauty.

Feb
16
2014
delara
delara

I can't live without this great perfume !

Feb
14
2014
lexiemercado
lexiemercado

Love love love this perfume! As funny as this will sound.. the scent reminds me of play dough. Hard to explain exactly how it smells but realllly a compliment getter fragrance!

Feb
13
2014
MommyMaudlin
MommyMaudlin

One of the most ageless fragrances you'll find. Modern and retro at the same time. It's almond vanilla goodness with a sizzle of spice. A little sweet, but grown-up and sexy. I was wearing this scent 10 years ago when I went on the first date with my future husband. He still remembers that when I wear Hypnotic Poison today, saying "Isn't that...?" I enjoy wearing it and other people enjoy it on me. I save it for evenings out, gatherings and special occasions. Beyond awesome in the autumn and winter, just use a light touch. Do not treat it like one of those mass market teeny-bopper spritzes by loading up. This is a real perfume we're talking about here. A couple of sprays is perfection. Sexy, sexy, sexy.

Feb
12
2014
Femigirl
Femigirl

It's just too much much much. Over powering.

Feb
12
2014
zenbabylove
zenbabylove

I posted a review prior to this one a few weeks ago saying I felt the almond is too strong on my skin with this fragrance...

Flash forward to Macy's this past weekend when I tried it again:
Admittedly it's too strong when I spray it near my face,so I sprayed it on the back of my neck and let it work its magic.

And it was a long wait,try 3 maybe 4 hours for the slow dry down and base notes to come to the surface,but once they did it was truly mesmerizing.

Soft,warm,bewitching...

This lasts and lasts!

I hear Madonna and Adele both wear this one! :-)

Feb
09
2014
Zealous
Zealous

This was the EDT that got me back into fragrances. I bought it for my wife, but found I found I loved it so much I just held on to it. At some point I will likely give it to her, but right now she's not interested in another scent. This scent is fantastic--absolutely memorizing. I can't get enough. I get vanilla, almond, spicy (smells a little like cinnamon). The EDT version is quite watery and subtle. This led me to purchase what was advertise on a popular auction site as the elixir version (I suspect it is actually extrait as it did not have the spray bulb). Whatever it is, it has a much richer opening which I love. The EDT version opens watery, but stays all day.

Feb
07
2014
Deonte526
Deonte526

This fragrance still gives that vava voom! feeling every time I spray it on me! I never get bored with it. I just wish it was a tiny bit stronger, but what the hell I still love it, its still hypnotic, and this guy I'm talking to really loves it on me!!!

Feb
05
2014
the_new_esta
the_new_esta

It's not my fave; but it projects really well and I think people like the young smelling vanilla.

Jan
31
2014
Felipe Peixoto
Felipe Peixoto

Only 1 word: terrific.

Jan
30
2014
burakkarub
burakkarub

I didn't live any problem with sillage & longevity. I tried it yesterday in Douglas. It's projection was really good for 6 hours and it lasted almost 10-12 hours on my skin even if I had shower after 3 hours I applied it.

Jan
28
2014
Hellita
Hellita

I know a lot of people love this, but I just can't help myself finding it's sickening and too heavy. It's nice on others, though. Just not "me" enough.

EDIT: When I tested this some of it accidentaly rubbed off to my clothes and two days after I could still smell some of the base notes lingering and that was fantastic! Something sweet and soft, but fresh and so, so pleasant! If I could remove the notes I find cloying in this perfume, it would have been so good!

SECOND EDIT!
Ok, so I'm amazed how perceptions of a fragrance can change over time. My earlier reviews explains my opinion about this fragrance these last 6-7 years. Last week I was in Italy, Sardinia on vacation and that's where it all changed! I noticed that this frag is very popular there, as I smelled it on a lot of women when we were out dining or walking, 'cause I kept getting whiffs of it all over the place. My bf and I went to an office to book a boat trip and the lady who worked there smelled absolutely gorgeous and I knew it was Hypnotic Poison because I could remember the same smell lingering in my clothes from the last time I tried this. There and then, I immediately knew I had to try this again because on her it smelled divine. And voilà - it is now in my collection and I'm proud to say it - I have grown into this sensual, seductive fragrance. I know about the reformulation and I was hesitant to give the new version a go, but happily it works for me as well. I will take this reformulated baby out on the town and enjoy myself, I do find that it is a night time fragrance, and initially I didn't think the new version was a sillage monster - but on me both sillage and longevity is surprisingly good. I love the vanilla dry down on this one! :)
PS! I will not wear it everyday, but as a going out fragrance I think this will do the trick, as long as I don't overspray. Happy I changed my mind!

Jan
28
2014
xtc_gall
xtc_gall

One of my favourite eau de parfume. Classy,sweet,but not overly distracting and long-lasting.

Jan
26
2014
thinkingmagpie
thinkingmagpie

I didn't like it on my first try… Then after an hour or so, I kind of grew to like it; it’s so sweet & creamy, yet I find it somehow sexy.

Coconut, Vanilla, Almond, Tuberose, Jasmine & Rose stayed dominant on my skin for hours, my friend asked me if I was eating chocolate. I can see why some people get fed up with this sweet smell but personally I think this is a great fragrance, maybe in a small dose.

My husband absolutely hated it though.

Jan
25
2014
pilarrl
pilarrl

Tried this many times and I really want to like it, but I just do not see myself wearing this. It smells nice, but just nice, not anything spectacular. On me it is fairly linear with heavy projection.

I'm sure on other it smells great, but unfortunately, on me it just smells nice.

Jan
22
2014
weijia.li.33
weijia.li.33

Finally I smell the vanilla today when I sniff my fingers after touching my nape.
For my nose, Hypnotic has a strong scent of sandalwood mixed with sweetness when it comes out of the bottle. Rich and exotic. It dries down nicely and is long-lasting. It blends well with my body chemistry.

I bought it a year ago. I loved it at first spray then I hated it for a while. I didn't know why until I found out that the Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector destroyed its charm.

Do not use any scented hand cream or body lotion when using the red posion, ladies! No kidding.

Jan
21
2014
tinaelisa
tinaelisa

Dior Addict.. what's that..??!! Hypnotic Poison all the waayyy!!! Yay!

Jan
21
2014
effect18
effect18

I love this on my lady. I use to prefer Prada Candy on her as a go to fragrance. But now when she puts on this "Poison", I can't control myself. I wish I could live on her neck.

Jan
20
2014
Arlene-Beatrix
Arlene-Beatrix

When I was very young, I didn't like it, but now I find it very nice, and yes, definitely hypnotic fragrance. Good for long winter nights. To be honest, it strongly reminds me of vanilla cake. Using it, you will be edible!

Jan
20
2014
AdrianB
AdrianB

My second review.

My daughter gave this to me for Christmas. I was nervous because when I sampled HP before it didn't work for me at all. But I couldn't disappoint her so I tried it again. And I'm glad I did.

I now suspect that my first HP sample was bad. Because this time? I get a lovely root beer float fragrance. I don't get any coconut, and very little almond. But I'm loving the "root beer float" scent. Sillage and longevity on me is amazing. One spritz on my lower back was all I needed. And for me that's unheard of.

HP has come off my dislike list and is heading towards my love list rather quickly.

In the future I will sample a fragrance more carefully before dismissing it. Thank you to my lovely girl for teaching her momma a lesson.

Jan
17
2014
Centsless
Centsless

It's not a bad fragrance, and I enjoy most of the Poisons, this one just isn't for me. It ended up as a weird root beer with a dash of synthetic vanilla on me. One of those that may not work for everyone's chemistry.

Jan
15
2014
ScarlettX
ScarlettX

I can totally understand why so many people love this one - it has it's charms. The perfume is sweet, spicy and full of volume. I know, a weird thing to say, but that's how it seems to me - this one's a pretty big deal. Like a diva in the perfume world.
Very interesting composition - coconut, almond, musk and mainly - vanilla.
It might seem a little overpowering at first and it must be dosed carefully - too much could be pretty awful.
The musk in it makes it kind of sexy. Perfect for night time.

Jan
15
2014
kati77
kati77

Too sweet,to much stuff coconut ,vanilla and almonds ..all i can detect and its overpowering. A big no, much more adorable and sublte is ysl manifesto

Jan
15
2014
kellymi
kellymi

I smell root beer at first spray and it makes me smile. Then vanilla powder takes over and completely envelops everything. Outside in cold weather, with gloves hat and scarf--it is comforting. Inside it becomes cloying.

I picture Christmas shopping wearing this scent.

Don't get me wrong, it is on my "like" list, I've owned it and will own it again. For me it is just a very specific time and place type of fragrance.

Jan
11
2014
Nimboo
Nimboo

I can't make my mind up on this one.

Initially I found it pleasant enough, but as I've smelt it more (it is a close friends signature) I feel there is a somewhat 'stale' note or feel to it. Almost as though it immediately smells like the few day old remnants of a scent.

A few of the men I work with love it though, one even said it reminded him of play-doh...

Jan
08
2014
Revontuli
Revontuli

On my first try , I fell in love with HP and I was wanting it so badly... Then I tried it again a while later and I hated it. I still wonder how it can be possible...Strangely, the most dominant note that is left in my mind is coconut. Now I'm thinking if I should give it a third chance and buy...

Jan
08
2014
mystica
mystica

Hypnotic Poison is a cult fragrance and it was here way before many of the celebrity scents.
It *is* a unique perfume, that's why it's been copied countless times and there are many dupes of it.
(That was the case with Poison too, well into the early 90s after its launch.)
The huge popularity of HP (or rather its copies) has made it just a very recognizable fragrance.
That said, I truly *rarely* smell the original HP (or even any perfume) on anyone on the street.

Jan
07
2014
wunderland
wunderland

warmly sweet without being juvenile. i feel like i've doused myself with a frothy mug of root beer. my boyfriend commented that i smell like cigars, not in a nasty way, but rather like walking into an empty smoking room where everything smells of smoky sweet leather ... i don't smell it, but i wish i did! i cannot express how much i love this fragrance. it's longevity isn't bad: several hours on me, and a little more if i spray my garments. total love affair

Jan
06
2014
Melsisy
Melsisy

Sexy...Sexy...Sexy....!!!!

Jan
04
2014
chuetta
chuetta

the first time I tried it on I couldn't stop smelling my wrists. It is sweet yet mature. You can't shower yourself with it though, or you and the people around you will feel dizzy. A few sprays go a long way.

Jan
03
2014
nezi
nezi

I'm sorry but this is gross to me and smells like Vicks cough syrup! When I imagine "Hypnotic" and "Poison" together I imagine sexy, mysterious, dark, spicy, almost animal like. This was a shocking disappointment because of how much people rave about it and all the hype. I had imagined one thing and then got nothing but a flash of candy sweetness, like Dr. pepper or Root Beer. I can't stand the taste of those drinks or Vicks to begin with, so to smell like something that sweet/medicine like is an instant turnoff. It's as if this a teenagers fragrance. The in-between stage of growing up. I get nothing mysterious or sexy about it unfortunately. I know lots of people who have this and love it. But when I sprayed it on a card and then myself, my boyfriend and I instantly had a look of disgust on our faces and our heads started hurting from the sweetness.

Jan
03
2014
hedward
hedward

I was crazy about this... until I had the displeasure to sit next to a woman wearing this for over 3 hours. It was unbearable! Way too sweet with way too much creamy almonds not to mention that it smells incredibly synthetic. Please, wear it lightly.

Jan
02
2014
Zelda
Zelda

This perfume has really surprised me, read the reviews, had the odd spritz at the shops but never bought it. I did buy Confetto which is supposed to be like it. My children bought Hypnotic poison for my Xmas present and I really love it. It starts out like Confetto with anise both smell very minty to me. I notice the almond more in Confetto. The beautiful vanilla dry down for me is what leaves Confetto in the dust. It projects very well for 6 hours plus then skin scent 24 hrs plus. I will be exploring more of these poison perfumes

Jan
01
2014
nastyamason
nastyamason

Hypnotic Poison is like a mix between Serge Lutens Datura Noir and Louve. Unfortunately, it did not work for me, as these SL perfumes did not. I think it is because of tuberose. But if you like this note, and enjoy HP, try Datura Noir and Louve and vice versa.

Dec
31
2014
Moonwalk Memorie
Moonwalk Memorie

Lightly spritzed in a cold environment.

While I love rootbeer, I wasn't trying nor expecting to smell like the soft drink.

Dec
31
2014
lisa.flynn.399
lisa.flynn.399

The only notes I can detect in this are vanilla and almond. I can't pick out anything else and it doesn't seem to develop on me into anything more complicated.

Vanillas are always unpredictable on me and this one is not unpleasant, just very strong. Glad I only got a sample- I would never use up a full bottle of this.

Despite it regularly being described as a man magnet, my boyfriend is totally indifferent to it and nobody else has commented other than one friend who said I smelled like cake!

Not bad, just not suited to me.

Dec
27
2013
Toom_Snoopy
Toom_Snoopy

The first spritz is overwhelming vanilla and plasticky. Then it is coconut cookie.

Dec
27
2013
pavel.dumitrescu007
pavel.dumitrescu007

This is one of the best gourmand fragrances ever! When I first smelled it, it smelt like a coconut marzipan cake! Purely irresistible! And now, I can't stop wearing it! And by the way, why is it labeled only for women? A true gentleman would drive ladies crazy if he would wear this magic potion. Contragulations, Dior! I literally can't stop wearing this fragrance!

Scent: 8/10
Longevity: 7/10

Dec
27
2013
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

update since i bought it:
so the fragrance is amazing BUT the sillage goes down too quickly...when you first spray its loud fluffly dark deep true vanilla and almond that is so sexy but then it sticks close to skin too soon...i love it but i am dissappointed in the performance this should be made an EDP permanently...now i wish i had the older versions just to see how rich this use to be...i hope in time with the aging it will be worth the purchase but if not i don't know if i will rebuy this again because Aquolina Pink Sugar does better in performance than this and is just as much a great vanilla scent..it does stay on the skin a bit warm till the next day which is nice but for the price it should be much more dense and louder and longer lasting i mean this is Dior..i am a bit shocked on this one after giving it some more time..Love the scent..even crave it but performance is a definate let down and i feel like i have to spray more of it for it to feel intense and even then i don't feel i'm living in a vanilla fluffy cloud after the first 5 minutes..i want a cloud..i want it to linger dang it like addict does..i hate 5 minute perfume orgasm experiences it cheapens the experience and quality of the perfume..please excuse me for all who love this but..i hope time will make this much richer like what i smelled on the testers

Dec
23
2013
WhiteFlowerGirl
WhiteFlowerGirl

I loved Hypnotic Poison when it first came out.

It was scrumptious, warming, cozy, almond notes. You wanted to eat your arm after spraying it was so yummy and felt like a hug in a bottle. Definitely a go to winter scent.

Fast forward a few years, the reformulation is a shadow of it's former self in my opinion.

No longer a love, more a meh, only just a like.

Dec
21
2013
Mammajamma
Mammajamma

I am enchanted, head over heels! There is not a note here I don't love...fabulous find thanks to fragranticians recommendations! I get soft, smooth sandalwood, brushes of rosewood, lily of the valley, vanilla, soft dried coconut....I do not get a playdoh smell or a root beer, although slightly birch ...beer? Ok it's a little bit there...I get comfort, I get night time, I get the flowers, but very creamy. Very woody/sweet...how could I have missed this all my life and have never smelled it on anyone? It might have to be my signature until I can get ahold of Addict :)
I promise, one spray in crook of elbow, one spray on décolleté only ! I have been warned of overdoing this one!

Ok, I have to say after wearing for a couple days, this is not projecting, but it stays on like crazy I can still smell it the next morning, so glad I purchased this !!!

Dec
17
2013
sanjeewani
sanjeewani

Well I have to admit I did not like this when I first sniffed it and I did not care about it and kept my sample away from me, but I felt HP deserves to another try so I did and I’m glad I did.

Wow yes I did feel how gorgeously grew creamy vanilla with bitter almond on my skin, but you have to be with patient and give it a little time till it settle down on your skin then you will be witness of smelling most gorgeous vanilla with woody (sandalwood) veil around you.

Longevity is about 12 hours on my skin, this is kind of fragrance you should have to wear on your skin but not on your clothes. Sometimes I spayed my perfumes on my clothes but not this, this one perfectly melts with skin and sparks rather than stick on clothes.

I'm in love with this fragrance and I’m glad I gave it another try, my sample is almost finish and needless to say that I need FB.

Dec
16
2013
maria_aaa
maria_aaa

I smelled this at ulta today and sprayed it on my wrist. All i got was this creamy Root Beer scent, in a good way! Vanilla and creamy. I couldn't stop smelling it. But then 3 hours later... Nothing! It was gone. Not worth the price if its only going to last two hours on my skin. But it's so addicting, if I got it as a gift I would be more than happy to keep spraying myself throughout the day.

Dec
15
2013
Vampiris
Vampiris

I re-purchased a 100ml bottle of HP recently

I missed it..its longevity is amazing and I do remember the compliments I received from my husband, my MIL and co-workers when I was wearing it

I like the new packaging with the purple lid, the opening smells a bit off, different, like something slightly burnt, not pleasant..but once I give it a few minutes to settle, it turns into this familiar warm and irresistible scent, this is strong staff..I can smell vanilla, honey and milk around me all day..it's a gourmand creamy scent with sophistication..I am saying this because it smells quite floral on me as well

it's a strong girly scent, don't be fooled by the wicked bottle, it's quite unique, although I don't think I will re-purchase it in the future..it's just a bit outdated for me and belongs to the past

Dec
14
2013
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

i dont know what happened but i tested this again after owning it and now i love this stuff the vanilla is amazing it makes me wanna try the others now

Dec
13
2013
liban23
liban23

It's not that I don't like Hypnotic Poison, but rather that HP doesn't like me. I was excited to try this one because the notes are right up my alley, and the amount of positive reviews it has obtained.

Unfortunately, HP on my skin doesn't deliver the delicious vanilla, almonds or coconut. All that develops on me is the jasmine. Straight up jasmine. Not sure why this happens... but it is disappointing.

I wish I could have the same experience with Hypnotic Poison that many of you seem to have, but I guess it just isn't for me.

Word of advice: test this on your skin before buying!

Dec
13
2013
ION
ION

"Hypnotic Poison", is a contradictory perfume for someone to experience. It has a magnetic aspect (visualize something smoky and blurry like a Hollywood diva from a b/w film) and at the same time a repulsive aspect like a bugs spray.
There is something undeniably cheap on the trace it leaves behind, much like a successful copycat of a fine perfume that you'd buy from a super market.
It creates an aura that it can't fully support, I want to kiss the neck of a woman who's wearing it and when I am so close of doing so, I turn my head away for the first impression has just become annoying.
Like "Coco Mademoiselle" this is a perfume women will buy for themselves not for the men around them who will of course compliment about it as they usually do when they are interested.

PS. first "Poison" is still the king of the line and I find the "Midnight" one to be the best of the rest.

Dec
12
2013
Musky4
Musky4

Hypnotic Poison was launched while I was at University and there was a very quiet, shy girl in my class, the type who would get embarrassed and blush if she was ever the centre of attention. Well, this girl came in one day wearing this perfume and it became her signature scent. I noticed it immediately and thought that there must be another side to her, as if she was using perfume to express her true personality. This perfume always reminds me of her and as a result I don't think it's one I could ever wear or 'make my own'. To be honest, I find it smells quite dated and I don't find it particularly sexy or alluring (a bit tarty though). Hypnotic Poison is an attention-seeker and is instantly recognisable. I love sweet almond and marzipan notes in perfumes but am not attracted by the bitter almond in this. Much as I love Dior perfumes, Hypnotic Poison just isn't for me.

Dec
12
2013
elenian
elenian

Totally agree with @anniemaria down below.. Seductive and sexy, warm and cozy.Just put a little bit with your fingers behind your ears.Men go crazy hahaha..Perfect winter scent.

Dec
12
2013
anniemaria
anniemaria

Perfectly balanced, and you only need one spray for it to last all night. The vanilla is cozy and it makes you feel so sensual and feminine. It really is hypnotic, makes people want to come close to you. It's highly seductive with some mystique to it.

Simply sex in a bottle.

Dec
11
2013
tonkabeanster
tonkabeanster

Masterfully balanced with surprising depth. Bitter, woody almond combined with a desert-dry vanilla to create something unnervingly redolent of exposed, creamy flesh. Possesses a pleasant trace of powder to round out the sweetness and a distinct metallic edge (jasmine and tuberose) to keep things a little dangerous. Instantly recognizable and conveys its seductive intent in perfect manner.

A striking woman in red saunters toward you in a dimly lit lounge. This is the scent wafting up from her generous cleavage.

Dec
10
2013
dkny27
dkny27

Imagine the batter to a rich almond cookie with vanilla & coconut extract; thinned out by a flowery spicy sugar water. That is what the delicious Hypnotic Poison delivers.
It is easy to understand why it may be headache inducing however, since the punch of the scent has quite a bit of power. To some it may be the sweet, sexy gourmand goddess, to others the richly,syrupy sweet scent is overbearing.
With a light hand it is a creamy gourmand delight with a sexy, serious floral and spice to heighten the intrigue.....

Dec
09
2013
yc01
yc01

I like to smell it on other persons but on me, I hate it. It makes me really feel sick, causes migraine pains on me. oh what sillage it has! It's very beautiful but a very problematic scent with the personnes who can't tolerate it for health reasons.

Dec
09
2013
zenbabylove
zenbabylove

I love how it smells...just not on me!

I get a lot of almonds in this one.

It is similar like a sophisticated more expensive cousin to Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar.

I'll stick with that one!

Dec
08
2013
chrissyc15
chrissyc15

After reading all the reviews and recommendations that were pro this fragrance... I was really expecting to smell something that I would just melt into, but unfortunately this fragrance is NOT for me. It smelled of a sickingly sweet black licorice! YUCK! It did not mash well at all with my chemistry. VERY Disappointed!!!!!

Dec
07
2013
burakkarub
burakkarub

I tried the new version EDT. It is still a good fragrance. The lasting power is really good but sillage is weak. The sillage of Eau Sensuelle is better. It is a skin scent I think. Not a corridor scent as like in the past.

Dec
06
2013
Irishys
Irishys

I tried a sample of Dior's Hypnotic Poison today. I liked the way it smelled in the bottle and initially, I liked the way it smelled on my skin...but after awhile, all I could smell was vanilla! It is a very strong vanilla scent - pure vanilla. My husband smelled it on me and actually made a face. He hates vanilla scented things.
I'm still looking for my new winter scent :-(

Nov
29
2013
Antares811
Antares811

I loved so much the original Hypnotic Poison, it was divine, I wore it for years and people always asked me what was that beautiful, mesmerizing, sexy, sweet smell.
The reformulated EDT is mostly a bitter almond-vanilla scent, with a hint of jasmine, lovely but quite plain compared to the original one.
Original and feminine, no doubt.

Nov
27
2013
rachellecunningham
rachellecunningham

Good golly what a deliciously warm and sensual fragrance! I mainly smell the musky, vanilla, and almond notes, like many others, and I just love it. It's very heavy though, so I can only spray it once. And I mean once per day, since it is so long lasting. Definitely my favourite Dior fragrance, and one that'll keep me feeling warm throughout the winter.

Nov
26
2013
Paulina Ostrowska
Paulina Ostrowska

My Mom's favourite perfume for years :) . This chick sexy bottle was always a thing of magic for me as a kid. Today I know I can't wear any perfume with the coconut vanilla combo as I get very tired of it very fast. But besides these two notes which are only bad cause of my personal preference I still have to say the composition is brilliant and unforgettable.

Nov
26
2013
SCBohemian
SCBohemian

Christian Dior, how I love thee!. Hypnotic Poison is a bright, fruity elixir--a direct contrast to the sultry, spicy original Poison. Hypnotic Poison opens with ripe, juicy, peach notes followed by sugary coconut milk. Nutty tonka bean and vanilla comprise the rich base notes. A youthful, summer scent that will garner lots of attention!! Men, especially, are attracted to the vanilla in this one :)

Nov
23
2013
stefafra
stefafra

The signature perfume of my mother.
She gets loads of compliments for it (males and females) and wears it very well.
She used to work in a bakery and smell of vanilla nd baked goods at the end of the day, and this perfume was one of the few that did not clash with the vanilla smell, just blend in nicely and sexily with it.
Now she is retired but still smells of vanilla ;-)

Too strong and persistant for me, I do not dislike it actively but would not wear it. And the powdery/musky dry down is too powdery for my taste.

Nov
22
2013
fayez188
fayez188

عطر خيالي
فانيليا طاغية
وبصراحة لذيذ بالشتاء والليالي الحميمية (اعراس ) و مناسبات شتوية لذيذة

لا يمكن ان تستغني عنه عروس او شابه فاتنة

Nov
20
2013
raw umber
raw umber

HP smells like stillness to me. Read:silence as opposed to stagnation. There is a soft dehydrated quality to it, almost like hibernation, or dormancy. When I first smelled it I thought, "Oh... a whisper!" I don't think it matches its packaging. Just be careful to be extremly, EX-TREME-LY light on the trigger.

Or else,... you'll smell like you fell into a cement mixer filled with hot cocoa powder! I passed a person on the street in the middle of summer who had obviously gone overboard while applying her HP, and I thought to myself, "That poor girl."

I don't wear this around my boyfriend because he said it smells like a teenager covered in baby powder.

Nov
19
2013
sahasz
sahasz

I like this Dior Poison but I know many people around me who can smell me don't like it so I use it mainly when I don't get in close contact with many people. It's a nice warming vanilla scent but not really sweet, rather deep and mysterious. A bit magical smell. But definitely vanilla. And quite strong as all Dior Poisons.

Nov
17
2013
kytikyti
kytikyti

There are so many positives, I have to write my opinion, which is negative so far (and maybe try to explain some of those dislikes). When I smell it, it smells kind of nice vanila to me, but there is something rotting in there. It evokes a bay full of rotting sea grass, or a wett cellar fith fungus on walls. I will try it again, because I have to give some perfumes more opportunities, but so far i have tried twice and it wasnt sexy at all.

I kindly ask everyone to write in english or at least both languages, since I cant enjoy their rewievs. Its kind of selfish, I also dont use Czech here.
Edit: Lukupper, really??

Nov
15
2013
tinaelisa
tinaelisa

Not everyone who is on fragrantica is from the states. We do not know what root beer smells like! Arrrgghh stop saying it smells like root beer and start explaining what root beer smells like...

(Note: I own HP myself and very much like it).

Nov
15
2013
CozyCat
CozyCat

When I first tried HP few years back, I kind of liked it (not enough to buy it though).
Recently (thanks to overzealous wearers), I have begun to hate HP with a passion. I was hospitalized a couple of months ago, and I was unfortunate enough to be under the care of two nurses, one who doused herself in Hypnotic Poison, and another one who doused herself in Pink Sugar. It was awful. It made my recovery alot more uncomfortable than it already was without having them assault me with their toxic cloud of scent. I had to hold my breath everytime one of them came in to take my blood pressure reading. The one who bathed herself in HP smelled very strongly of INTENSE vanilla powder, stale coconuts, marzipan, bug spray and cheap laundry detergent (seriously and truly poisonous), while the other one who bathed in Pink Sugar smelled like burnt cookies, rubber, sugar syrup and a ton of cotton candy...YUCK. Please do NOT wear this if you work in a hospital!!! And please DO NOT bathe in it if you insist on wearing in such settings!! I absolutely cannot stand this scent now, HP-extremists have ruined it for me.

Nov
14
2013
allduygu
allduygu

only one word. this is a "legend"

Nov
14
2013
mystica
mystica

At first I thought that the reformulation was a bit sweeter and less dense than the original, and that was really the case. Yet after 2 years of maturation my bottle of HP smells just like the original I love since years. Indeed I can say that there is now no difference at all.
I thoroughly enjoy this perfume. I wish it had come in an EDP version too, other than the HP Elixir. I think that the Elixir version is just what HP is supposed to be in its all glory.
Still, the EDT is incredibly lovely.
I don't care about the huge popularity of the dupes of this perfume -and that's for a reason so-, I would anyway continue wearing it. I will not stop bathing in this stuff. I would recommend the body lotion to anyone as well.
HP is still one of those perfumes which actually smells quite different depending on the chemistry of the wearer.
and that's why the dupes of it are destined to fail forever.

Nov
13
2013
Angel in the South
Angel in the South

I tried this for the first time today. At first it smelled a little medicinal on my wrist and I could not work out what it was. Some people have said that it smells like root beer, I have never smelled root beer so have no idea if that is similar to what I experienced. That said after about 10 minuets I got the wonderful creamy vanilla smell that I was expecting. I sprayed it on 6 hours ago and for a EDT the longevity is very good. I am going back tomorrow to buy myself a bottle of this lovely perfume.

Nov
13
2013
hardboiledbabe
hardboiledbabe

The initial sticky bitter almond note accord has the most unsavory chemical bite. Dries down to a shallow syrupy alcoholic vanilla, while never quite ridding of that chemical sting that took hold of your nose in the first few hours. Long lasting sure, but cloying and cheap at first sniff- one of those fragrances I have loathed since the day it hit the shelves and can sense as soon as I walk in a room.

Nov
11
2013
MuhannadQahtani
MuhannadQahtani

صحيح هالعطر نسائي بحت... لكن م ساتغني عنة بالجامعة... والله جميل جميل جميل جميل و م فية احد شمة و قال مو كويس الا قليل برضو اشوف هالعطر ممكن يناسب الجنسين لكن مو بكل الاعمار طبعا

Nov
07
2013
LisaMari
LisaMari

I love the bottle and I got a lot of compliments wearing this but it's way too sweet.. it does dry down to a more grown-up sharper scent but still a lingering sickly sweetness. Smells just like marzipan, marzipan overload.

Nov
07
2013
butfly23
butfly23

My perfume moment/explosion,a something that went off in my head was Dior Poison. This lead me to Hypnotic which is my all time favourite perfume. I wear this day and night, day just a small spritz, perhaps I can get away with day wear as I have dry skin.
This lasts on me for hours.
The original Poison reminds me of hot nights at the jazz funk nights I used to go to in summer.
This reminds me of dark nights, having a meal with hubby and friends. Very relaxed.

Nov
06
2013
wistfulmaiden
wistfulmaiden

Like Hypnose, I am getting a very root beer -like fragrance. I enjoy the original Poison when I feel like I want to be a vamp(very occasionally). I might wear this one if I was dressing as Samanth a from Bewitched or Elvira...very dark but with a bit of whimsy.

Nov
06
2013
SucceeD87
SucceeD87

I love most of vanilla scents. This one is mysterious, elegant and sweet.

Nov
03
2013
I_love_perfume
I_love_perfume

My signature scent, nothing else compares or is like it, layer it with the matching body lotion and you will smell like Heaven. Just yummy!

Oct
29
2013
Jovette Paquin
Jovette Paquin

May be this perfume is wonderfull on other but it's really not for me!
If you want it, i'm ready to swap à 30 ml bottle. Excuse my english! I'm a french canadian!
Have a nice day! :)

Oct
29
2013
angeldoll
angeldoll

I had an idea about this perfume :) I thought it would be sexy creamy,exotic scent. But the mistake... Today I sniffed it for the first time & then ? I saw in my mind matured woman. Age around 30. I dont know why but this fragrance didnt take me at all. There are elements that I love but together form a bland perfume. For me, personally and also, for my boyfriend. My BF is 24 years old, and he said "this does not smell good." Older men this perfume more appreciated, I think. Otherwise, the smell is quite nice, heavier, suitable for winter. Full of almonds, coconut and in the background I feel the jasmin. I am not saying that is bad, but for me, its boring and give me headache.

Oct
28
2013
robyn.racicot
robyn.racicot

Am I the only person that smells only root beer? Definitely not what I expected, so glad I tested this one first!

Oct
27
2013
tanzp
tanzp

i bought the new hp and dior with? it lasts about an hour now on my skin , i love it but dosnt last like it used to what a shame ;[

Oct
27
2013
LuciaMarcos
LuciaMarcos

This was love at first smell!! I love it so much, is my favourite perfume of all times, I will never going to find an other like this one, I just fall in love with it. It's sweet but not a candy-chocolate sweet, it's kind of diferent. I never had smell something similar, it's so good, highly recomended.

Oct
25
2013
sophiatwli
sophiatwli

This is my mother's signature fragrance and I adore it! It's very sexy, inviting, warm, and comforting at the same time. It empowers me when I wear it. It makes me feel sophisticated and confident- and I can't stop sniffing my wrists!

Oct
24
2013
SorceressOfTheDark
SorceressOfTheDark

Best of the three, this is a Poison I can survive with on a daily basis. This Poison's fumes expand and grow minute by minute, giving you an ultimately powdered, spicy experience. Reminiscent of true orientals from yesteryear, it delivers a solid, steady wood-filled punch for hours.
I love when perfumes give me images when I wear them. It makes wearing them all the more interesting.
Veils of foggy mists on undulating mountains, overlooking lush valleys interspersed with lakes on a raw, damp day. The air is chilled and the grey skies won't let the sun through. It's a bit soggy underfoot, the pine needles are soft and quiet as I am walking. An occasional branch snaps as I maneuver through the trails. Pillars of evergreens form an open roof above me. That's where Hypnotic Poison takes me.
It's a cool weather scent that I haven't become tired of and reach for regularly.

Oct
23
2013
IceAnge1
IceAnge1

I just tried this at the store and first spritz didnt work with me, it was rather cinnominy and I just didnt like it. After about 30 minutes OMG i really love it. I need this in my collection now. =]
Its sweet but has a pretty complex undertone.

Oct
22
2013
Jovette Paquin
Jovette Paquin

J'ai acheté ce parfum sans l'avoir essayé: grave erreur! L'odeur de vanille me rend nauséeuse!! Et autre chose aussi que je ne peux identifier.
If somebody want it, i'm ready to swap! 30 ml bottle.

Oct
21
2013
Eos
Eos

I wish that Hypnotic Poison smelled as yummy on me as it apparently does on others. Unfortunately, on my skin it smells like play dough roasting over an open fire. Burnt wood mixed with something plasticy-sweet. Its a no for me.

Oct
20
2013
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

This is a sweet fragrance that is not sickly , it smells creamy with vanilla and although I am not a huge vanilla fan this fragrance is interesting enough to have me wanting more! I also love the weird plasticky start that even smells like play doh to me , but for some reason I love it! I love the original poison and this one, they are my two favorites from the line!

Oct
11
2013
Layzie
Layzie

Hypnotic Poison was my ex-girlfriend's signature fragrance. She used to overdo it, though. To her, it was the best perfume to ever grace this earth, so there was always a cloud around her. It's a strong fragrance with a coconut-vanilla-creaminess to it. It can be cloying, depending on how it reacts with your chemistry. Even when I smell it on paper now, I'm still disinterested in it.

Oct
10
2013
radzzzz
radzzzz

I can only describe th s as Heavy, outgoing and sophisticated! Just the way i like. I usually go for more floral scents but this is an exception..smells alot like vabilla and baby powder mixed together. Nice n soothing

Oct
09
2013
AdrianB
AdrianB

Oh how I wanted this to work for me :( It smells divine in the bottle but it just doesn't work on my skin.

The first time I tried it, it was a lovely vanilla almond fragrance with a very slight coconut. However, in less than an hour, it completely disappeared from my skin. Even pressing my nose against my wrist didn't yield anything. I put my sample away & decided to try it another time. Perhaps on a cool dry day it'd work better, since this particular day was hot & humid.

Except the second time was worse. I applied & went about my day. Then I was suddenly overwhelmed by the smell of sour milk. I couldn't figure out what it was...then I realized it was ME. HP turned into old, sour milk on me. Scrub time.

Hypnotic Poison is a gorgeous scent that on the right person will be magical. I am sadly not that person.

Oct
08
2013
Not a Perfume Collector
Not a Perfume Collector

One word: Play-doh. Why anyone would pay $80+ to smell like chemically, rubbery toy is beyond me. The thing i hate most about play-doh is the smell, which is really nauseating to me.

Oct
07
2013
nikkisq
nikkisq

OH MY GOODNESS.
This perfume was just crazy amazing for me. I love how it's just the right amount of vanilla, not too much to be overpowering and common. The addition of coconut just takes my breath away (no seriously I'm too busy inhaling I forget to exhale :P ). My boyfriend loves it when I wear this and wooooo he does show it ;)

Oct
06
2013
Scout
Scout

At first spray, I panicked. I mean, WOW! The STRONGEST scent of anything I have ever ever ever. It was a jumble of almond amber vanilla powder pepper patchouli hazlenut maple brown sugar butter carrots potatoes white pepper doughnuts. All of it. The entire kitchen. Razor sharp. An hour in I got Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar. Now in hours 3,4,5 -- I totally get the Play Doh thing. Absolutely 100% Play Doh, if not chocolate chip cookie dough. Which I hope to heaven there is no way to make a scent out of dough because I have celiac disease & can't have gluten! Lord knows I don't want to have the smell of pastry clinging to my skin either! Might be waaayyyyy too gourmand for me. Will possibly have to shelve this save for a night out caroling and I want to exude some vanilla buttered rum or something.
Edit: On further thought, a man could wear this, especially if he likes Joop!

Oct
05
2013
incantrix
incantrix

Being a Poison fan since the 80s, I was prepared for a strong, heavy, overpowering fragrance. What I wasn't prepared for, however, was Play-Doh!! Even 7 hours on a small dab on my wrist takes me back to being a small kid and smelling that yummy vanilla and 'something else' smell. It's not at all heavy, but a little sweet without being bouncing off the walls in a sweetshop sweet. I'll be wearing this quite often I think and look forward to some comments. No Poison fragrance is shy, it demands to be judged!

Oct
04
2013
Stephprez
Stephprez

Tried a sample of this and all I got was PlayDoh. I feel like if I wore this a group of small children would chase me down and try to poke at me.
The dry down was not PlayDoh but more of a warmed up body of flatness if that even makes sense. Not a pick for me.

Oct
04
2013
Magica
Magica

I love vanilla based perfumes, and really wanted one that smelled a little bit more grown up. Hypnotic Poison intrigued me so much based on the name and fragrance notes alone, that I took a chance and bought it blind, without ever having smelled it. The only thing I regret is getting the 1oz bottle instead of a bigger one. This perfume is incredible. It's so much more unique than any vanilla based perfume I've ever smelled before, and it's quite complex. The main two notes I smell are vanilla and almond, but there's some other notes that I can't quite put my finger on that are what make this so much different than any other scent I own. I've seen a few people describe it as smelling like play-dough, and I can see where they're coming from but it really does not smell bad at all. It's extremely sexy and a perfect nighttime/romantic scent.

Oct
02
2013
nedalovich
nedalovich

I feel I can't live without smelling this scent.
whenever I wear it, I love myself. makes me feel sexy and strong. I'm loving it forever

Sep
29
2013
amandaj1024
amandaj1024

I had heard so many good things about this fragrance, and I could not wait to try it. When I did, however, it was not what I expected. It started off with a cocoa-like smell (the vanilla and almond?) before fading into a scent that reminded me of summer camp (the woods, bug spray, musty wooden cabins). It then brought back scent memories of my grandmother's house (she had a house full of plants and loved narcissus. Her favorite perfume was White Linen and was always cooking and baking- not sure what specifically about this perfume brought on this memory...possibly a combination of scents). Then this scent moved to the other end of the spectrum from grandma and became a smell I can only describe as Las Vegas- the perfumed scent of the casinos (like how the Tropicana used to smell...the coconut?) mixed with a little bit of glamour like a show girl and a Coppertone suntan lotion scent that you would smell by the pool. While I don't dislike this scent, it was not love at first sight either. Hypnotic Poison leaves me confused

Sep
28
2013
cake n' cuddles
cake n' cuddles

Hypnotic poison is an unusual blend of creamy sweets, savory spices, and a hint of saltyness. Upon first spray I get a whole lot of coconut with a hint of other fruits working with spices from below giving me a sharp blast of what sort of smells like yummy rootbeer. The heart is where the fragrance gets the most spicy, but I still smell a creamy sweet jasmin. Maybe this happens because the heart notes aren't really holding their own and the base is leaking through. The dry down is the biggest treat for me with hypnotic poison although I've got to say I love all the stages! Smells like pure spicy coconut, vanilla. almond, sandalwood, cream silk. There is a saltyness to this fragrance that might make some people think of playdoh, but I am only thinking love. This fragrance is one of my absolute favorites. I also want to add that it's nice to get a good creamy vanilla almond scent somewhere! A lot of almond scents I know of tend to get very powdery or smell sharp and cherry like.

Sep
25
2013
vivika29
vivika29

This is definitely not for me. Very strong smell!!!!!

Sep
22
2013
Tulipano
Tulipano

Whenever I inhale this fragrance, I get to hear this song being sung from nowhere and my heart begins to beat fast, I close my eyes and I feel the breeze caressing my skin and I feel his lips brushing my skin and I find myself swept by the song:
All that I am
All that I'll be
Means nothing at all
If you can't be with me
Your most innocent kiss
Or your sweetest caress
Seduces me
.................................
This is my new signature perfume! It is my new and forever love! This perfume winds its way erotically through my senses, passion, & instincts giving me joy, happiness, confidence, and satisfaction!
Thank you Dior!

Sep
13
2013
EnglishCountryGarden
EnglishCountryGarden

For many years, this was my signature fragrance. I wore it layered with the body lotion and strangers would sidle up to me, begging to know what I was wearing. Gradually, it's use spread like a virulent disease, and my home town developed a Hypnotic Poison haze, as so many ladies I taught were wearing it. I moved towns and began loving it all over again, because, of course, it is a powerful little beast which does not take well to being a pack animal. This is a lone wolf of a perfume. Eventually, I, being the changeable little sprite I am, fell in with the bad boys at B Never 2 Busy 2 Be Beautiful for a while, before flirting outrageously with Penhaligons, Il Profumo and Annick Goutal. I tried to wear my beloved Hypnotic Poison again recently, and felt suffocated. I still love it, but like a very weighty coat, it sat heavily, knocking the air out of me. Perhaps it's the memory of the town with the HP Haze which spoiled it for me? I will wear the body lotion only for now, as it is much more subtle whilst still retaining all the unashamed glamour and chutzpah of Lily Von Schtupp.

Sep
11
2013
Antares811
Antares811

Absolutely sexy, feminine and long lasting. It has a strong personality.
The older version was really divine and mesmerizing, with some sort of draw on people.
The reformulated version is a bit different, a bit weaker.
This is my comforting scent, I can mostly detect vanilla, bitter almond and jasmine.
I have the body lotion too, delicious.
Recommended if you love sweet, original and sultry perfumes.

Sep
10
2013
Lali123
Lali123

The first time I've smelled this I was reeeeeeeellly young. I was on vacation with my parents, and this perfume was just came out as the new CD fragrance. Despite my youth, I immediatly fell in love with this more mature scent, and I think was that time in which my nose decided its preference for sweet/oriental aromas, that lead my choice, nowdays.
However, HP stick in my mind until few years later since that first sniff. Eventually I menaged to buy it. I wore it and loved it a lot, my friends like it as well and everyone lived happily ever after....

Until the explosion of HP mania. I never bought a second bottle, but I can keep smell it in the streets, on public transports, in cafes and restaurants, not talking 'bout disco clubs!!! IT'S EVERYWHERE, really! I don't have the pretension to be the only one on the globe wearing a kind of perfume, but this is way too much! Good scent with an exagerate response from the buyers, lucky you Mr.CD

Sep
05
2013
Kimreu
Kimreu

I wore this on my wedding day. It was winter, right before Valentines Day and I was a young bride, only 24. This is a very warm, exotic fragrance, very sweet and dense. Definitely suitable for winter. I have to say, that (evidently) I'm not a very 'approachable' person as I have NEVER been complimented on my fragrance...except when I've worn Hypnotic Poison. The name is quite deceiving as it seems it sounds as though it may be a bit more dark and mature...it's not. Hypnotic is sweet, light and lovely yet can be considered an 'aquired taste'...This fragrance is worth every single penny...I LOVE it. Easily wearable and delicious.

Aug
30
2013
Housebliss
Housebliss

I actually bought this for myself at one point, but I gave it to my mom. She wasn't too fond of it either.

I was sitting next to a woman on the subway, and could straight away tell she was wearing this.

It had a vanilla/powdery vibe going on. It did smell a little dense and stuffy, but still somewhat enjoyable.

Sillage wise it wasn't overpowering at all, it was just lingering. I can't picture a younger woman wearing this. It's not playful, or happy.

Hypnotic Poison is a suitable name for it.

Aug
30
2013
lydilee
lydilee

There is something really vibrating about this perfume. I can smell vanilla quite strongly and then probably the almonds give it a dry vibrating tone..It is a very mystic scent but I don't think i am gonna buy it again..maybe som other Dior perfume. It could be really interesting to wear it under another perfume..I think I missed some note in it..

Aug
30
2013
kirtylou
kirtylou

Ok I’m adding another review:
This one has been a love/hate thing for me in the past. I don’t know what it is, but ever since I’ve turned 30, many perfumes that I used to dislike actually smell quite nice on me. Light Blue, Daisy Eau So Fresh, and now Hypnotic Poison all smell fantastic now whereas in the past they smelled really awful. Hypnotic Poison used to smell light straight-up Play-Do and Root Beer on me, but now I smell creamy vanilla and exotic spices. It now smells like an adult perfume, classy and sexy. There is still a touch of root beer in the scent, but it is not overwhelming or obscene like it was before. I’m so glad I can wear this scent again!

*Another edit - the almond is what makes this smell a little like play-do. Now that I can better identify the scent, it's a lot nicer.

Aug
27
2013
saintleegray
saintleegray

Edited, I think I got a bad batch or something before.

A few years ago I received a bottle of this by request, I loved everything about the notes and the reviews were pretty positive. However on me it was TERRIBLE, a huge disappointment. Seriously all I smelled was something like bug spray, I ended up giving the bottle away just could not make it work.

Flash forward recently, and I received a sample of this in an order. It sat around until I was messing with my collection for swaps and I smelled it again. What a major difference. I have no idea what was wrong with my bottle but this was the real thing, perfect for a gourmand lover like me. I wouldn't say it's a bakery smell at all, but a really lovely sweet vanilla that I LOVE. I ordered a small bottle and I've been wearing it constantly, I cannot stop smelling my wrists and sweater.

I'm definitely getting the root beer, but it's not bad, it's creamy and rich, then the vanilla to round it out. As for the other notes I can't seem to pick them out, especially the coconut, like I smell NO coconut in this. Nor do I care. this is so good. Sillage is pretty decent, it's not a scent bomb but not a skin scent. Longevity on me is excellent, a few hours definitely (for me that's exceptional) and on my clothes it's there until I wash them. Love this scent so much and I'm so glad I gave it a second chance.

Aug
26
2013
dinosgirl3
dinosgirl3

To be honest, I don't know exactly how I feel about this one. I think I like it, but feel like I would never wear it, yet I always come back to test it. On me it smells exactly like a freshly opened bag of marshmallows (powdery residue and all) with some after dinner mints thrown in for fun. Normally marshmallow turns PlayDoh-y on me, but not in this perfume. It's a very realistic marshmallow. Creamy, warm, powdery vanilla. Then I get that slightly minty vibe...it's odd, but intriguing...

Aug
25
2013
darcy2
darcy2

I bought this edp last winter, discovered Estee Lauder's Sensous Noir and wore it almost daily, much to the expense of my Hypnotic Poison. Trying it again today on a cool, rainy evening. It has been highly reviewed, often described as being dark and mysterious; and sexy. Certainly the name is aimed at conveying that image. However, while some people can only smell flowers on their skin with HP, I am getting vanilla and coconut...this smells like a very well behaved full bodied gourmand on my skin, with average projection and average to slightly longer longevity (I could detect a trace of it after 6 hours). I stuck my wrist in under my husband's nose a little while ago and he said, "Umm... vanilla?" but did not try to snatch my clothes off. Sigh....

Aug
22
2013
LolaLoCer
LolaLoCer

Okay this is my second review for it, since I tried it for the second day. I get a slightly different smell now, almost like a slight sour (in a good way), gardenia smell with the almond, vanilla. I was a little bummed out when my husband said it was "okay" smelling. I thought for sure he'd love it, seeing as it's not an overly powerful alc. smell. It's not citrusy, it's a nice sexy and playful warm sweet smell. So, for Christmas this is what I'm asking for. Maybe I'll wear it out on our dates and he'll change his mind :) I think this is one of the best smells i've tested so far and I'm very happy. Now...what is the difference between edp and edt?

Aug
17
2013
incrediblemelk
incrediblemelk

A friend of mine wears this as her signature scent and it smells great on her: warm, sweet and spicy. It's one of those perfumes you smell on someone else and are instantly reminded of the person you know who wears it. (I've always wished that other people would be reminded of me when they smelled someone else wearing my perfume.) It's not for me, though.

Aug
16
2013
LolaLoCer
LolaLoCer

I can't tell if I like this smell yet. It lasts a long time, isn't too powerful of a smell, but also seems a bit too mature for my taste. It reminds me of what an older lady would wear, but yet there's still something inticing about it. I get a very powdery smell mixed with vanilla then a hint of oriental florals. I'm going to try this on a little longer. I'm looking for my vavavoom perfume to wear that won't make my husband throw up!

Aug
16
2013
Pepecantero
Pepecantero

Longevity is incredible. It lasts more than 24 hs. I used it 4 years ago. Nowadays i found it too sweet and i dont like it anymore. It smells like coconut

Aug
15
2013
Melmo
Melmo

This is my absolute favourite smell in the whole world. It IS my signature smell but I do not wear it on a daily basis. This is the fragrance I save for something special, or if I need cheering up.
It scent envelops you in creamy almondy-vanilla-anise cloud and transports you away from the mundane monotony of everyday life.
It is beautifully long-lasting, especially if you use the shower gel and satin body lotion to build up the layers (a little of the lotion goes a long way... too much and you end up sticky!)
It makes me feel seductive, captivating and luxurious.... my other half thinks the name is spot on too as it completely bewitches and intoxicates him.
Definitely one I will buy again and again!

Aug
14
2013
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

I used to hate poison, hypnotic poison and the like. Well, I haven't tried Sensualle yet. So can't say for sure on that yet. But I def crossed off HP a long time ago. But I tried it again the other day at ulta. I can't believe I never let it fully dry down in the past. Still at first whiff, I don't like it. And even when it dries down and I do like it, it's still kinda strange and I'm still unsure if I could wear it. I mean, I definitely see now where people find this sexy to smell on someone. I know what a sex bomb is. And now I have smelled the sexiness I've been missing in HP. I've never smelled this on someone before, but I'm sure it'd smell sensual and alluring..I think it's one of those frags that smell better to other ppl than it smells to the individual wearing it. But all In all, I can actually say I kinda like this now. I never got the vanilla before now and that's why I wanted to love this cause I'm a vanilla freak. Now, I get alllll vanilla-almond and plum. Very sweet, sticky, syrupy vanilla with a hint of almond. There's this syrupy sweetness which I believe comes from the almond, but it actually smells like its the vanilla. Hard to describe. It's a synthetic vanilla, really.. But I couldn't stop smelling my wrist! It was harsh, especially in the heat, but I liked it. I really smell the anise as well.. it actually all kinda smells like licorice combined, sorta. it. But I do like it! And I think I will buy it. Lastly, I cannot see HP ever being worn in summer.. Way too sticky sweet! This is a winter scent , no way around that!

Edit: barf!! Oh my god. I don't know what happened here, but I tried this again at Ulta and this time sprayed pretty heavy. All I could smell was sickly licorice and anise... So so much anise! It was cloying, prickly and sickly! Wow.idk how I could've been so wrong on this one. It's not sexy or even nice. It's really that bad on me;( ugh. I guess it was good while it lasted lol

Aug
13
2013
LeisaSch
LeisaSch

I like this but I don't love it. It it a sweet vanilla sillage bomb to be sure, and longevity is incredible. Unfortunately, I have come to realise that almond notes just don't work for me.

It is very heavy, quite creamy and a bit powdery. If it didn't have the bitter overbearing almond it would def be a keeper.

Aug
12
2013
clickingpenguin
clickingpenguin

I wanted to love this so badly. With a name like "Hypnotic Poison" and a bottle that reminds me of the poisonous apple out of "Snow White", I expected something totally lush and unique. All I get is a high grade root beer. I don't dislike root beer, but I thought Dior would come up with something a little more challenging. I want something deep, spicy and satisfying. This just doesn't do it for me :(

Aug
12
2013
marily
marily

If somebody asks me which celebrity do you want to do the commercial for this wonderful perfume I would say definitely Monica Bellucci.....so elegant woman and so sexy and that is this perfume,elegant,classic and sexy too!!!! Unfortunately it didn't suit on my skin at all although I really adore this scent!!!! It's overpowering and long lasting perfume....this scent captivates all such as Monica does!!!

Aug
09
2013
tropic sugar
tropic sugar

Like most perfume lovers I am very saddened by all the Dior reformulations of their fragrances especially this one.This was absolutely amazing on my skin.I got almonds vanilla spice a gorgeous creamy jasmine and even a touch of cotton candy all dancing on my skin with a dark woody dry down..This was grown up gourmand persection and the bottle was so retro and classy.The new HP is just a shadow of what it once was but I have to say,I would rather wear a reformulated Dior than the cheap junk that keeps coming out at the fragrance counters.For those of us that can't afford niche fragrances we'll just have to put up with reformulation.Maybe someday they will go back to the old formulation.For all of you change agents in the world that say change is good you better check yourself.I'm looking around the world at a lot of change that isn't good especially Dior perfumes!But as they say you can't stop change but no one can ever change my old fashioned point of view that some things should just stay the same!

Aug
08
2013
chimegblog
chimegblog

love it or hate it. for me, I hate it. can't stand it. too strong and gives me headache

Aug
08
2013
*_Lilly_*
*_Lilly_*

Love this one. Not a fan of the others in this line. I also have Dior Addict which I feel resembles it in some ways. Love this in the fall and winter - cozy scent for me

Aug
08
2013
hippiechick13
hippiechick13

This one is the "vamp" on many a woman’s perfume shelf or nightstand. It’s voluptuous and captivating, but if it doesn’t suit your skin, it will end up smelling dusty, and not in a good way, so certainly try this one before you buy.

I don’t wear this all that often at all, but if I’m so inclined, and it’s evening, I’ll dash some on. It makes a great scent for a night out or a romantic date with your loved one.

While I agree it should probably be used sparingly, if you are so daring, some extra puffs couldn’t hurt – if you want to be remembered.

I first smelled it when an old neighbour of mine, back in her goth days, went racing out of the house in a slinky black dress and a bright pink feather boa around her shoulders, the scent lingering in her wake. That's what this perfume captures for me - frivolity, fun, carefree confidence, sensuality. It conjures a deadly beauty from a 40’s noir, a girl with a darker edge or, as the perfume itself, the classic “vamp” – darkly lined eyes and bitten-red lips. It’s seductive on the right girl.

Enjoy.

Aug
06
2013
ronnancy
ronnancy

This is my son's favorite choice for me to wear. I think it's too heavy for spring and summer, though. Perfect for the cooler months.

Aug
05
2013
JMekarwati-69
JMekarwati-69

I love it :)

Aug
03
2013
Tiffany4
Tiffany4

This is such a gorgeous scent. Perfect for a night out and if you want to meet new people *wink* *wink*. Though ot really does smell like root beer, maybe it's the almonds mixing with the coconut and vanilla. Definitely a playful scent, but in a sensual way. Sadly I purchased a fake one online after I tried it in the store (the description before this sentence was about the authentic one tested while in Sephora.) The fake one smells exactly like playdoh and not in any way good. I know the real one smells a LITTLE bit like playdoh, but not as much as the fake. I am waiting for the next time I go out to purchase this perfume. Even though it is Dior, this scent is as mature as the other Dior perfumes. So I feel I could wear this more easily over the others as I am only 14. The only other perfumes I can imagine wearing from Dior are Addict, Miss Dior (Cherie), Pure Poison, and Midnight Poison. Dior makes beautiful perfumes. The only complaint I have is that I don't like all the reformulations going on. If you want to change the formula, just make another perfume! Don't go changing the original and breaking others' hearts :'(

Aug
02
2013
kaejuntun
kaejuntun

After a few months of trying to decide whether or not I should add Hypnotic Poison to my ever-expanding fragrance wardrobe, reading and re-reading reviews, I finally decided to take the plunge and got a bottle for a great price on eBay. I received it this morning and had to test it out immediately.

Hypnotic poison is very much like I expected it to be from reading the reviews. It took me a little bit to really start enjoying the fragrance because there was something very strange in the top notes which I think must have been the apricot (or maybe the apricot/plum combo as another reviewer states below). I often find this to be the case with Dior fragrances - there is something discordant in the top notes that really doesn't work so well with me (prime example being Dior Addict, which is absolutely mouthwatering in the dry down but terrible in the initial stage). However that weird note burned off quickly and left this lovely, warm vanilla, not overly serious or dark, playful and comforting. I do kind of get that Play Doh vibe, but it doesn't bother me. This actually kind of reminds me of Bath and Body Works' Rice Flower and Shea. Of course HP is more complex, but there are definite similarities IMO.

Can't comment on the longevity yet, so I will have to update that part later. Overall a satisfying purchase this far!

Aug
02
2013
ladypigeon
ladypigeon

It's very powerful and full of colourful and interesting notes. The vanilla doesn't drown out the rest of the action, it's a very nuanced scent. Unfortunately it didn't suit my skin at all and quickly smelt like rotten toffee apples - I think that would be the sweet apricot and plum notes with the sandalwood completely disagreeing with my skin. The fragrances in the Dior Poison range are lovely things but my advice is definitely try before you buy! (There should be at least one that suits you, I had much more luck with Midnight Poison and Pure Poison but this was a very clear no-no)

Jul
31
2013
Maenad1
Maenad1

I wanted to love Hypnotic Poison, because all the notes are usually winners on me, but it just doesn't smell right on me. I have a friend on whom this is a sexy, delicious, come-hither vanilla/almond. On me, it dries down to a suntan lotion scent within 15 minutes. Even worse, it makes me feel a bit nauseated. Therefore, I have developed a strong dislike of Hypnotic Poison. However, the Eau Sensuelle version of this fragrance, which lacks the suntan lotion aspect of the original and puts more emphasis on balancing the floral notes with vanilla and musk, is beautiful on me, and I love it. Go figure!

Jul
29
2013
Izumee
Izumee

Im surprised by this scent, it reminds me a lot of A&W rootbeer ;)p of course its not bad (at all!) as i love A&W rootbeer. Even tough its not something i would personally wear, i will be delighted to smell this on other people around. Its fun and 'not taking life too seriously' kind of fragrance.

Jul
28
2013
StephaniaLC
StephaniaLC

This is a attention getter fragrance. PERFECT FOR THE CLUB GOER

Jul
26
2013
mary.dinoface
mary.dinoface

I got a sample of this and OMG Im in love!! I might wear this for the rest of my life lol. I had Poison and I didnt really like it so I thought this one would be the same but was I ever wrong!! It smells soooo good, I must buy a large bottle of this ASAP!!

Jul
26
2013
Michelina
Michelina

A decent but somewhat difficult scent for me; a sweet sexy vanilla with a bit of a bite. On the one hand delicious, yet on the other, a tad too decadent. The occasions on which I could wear this scent comfortably (a hot date/fun night out) are limited, and for that reason precludes this from ever being a signature for me.

Good sillage, reasonable staying power (lasts half a day on me). Use generously if feeling particularly anti-social and you'll clear a room out in no time.

Not bad, but not a favorite.

Jul
24
2013
maraika
maraika

I purchased HP blindly, as i got a great offer and i so much i wanted to like it, but now... I ADORE IT! From many reviews, i read, I was prepared for a strong, too much of everything scent in the beginning and even sprayed very carefully the first time, afraid it would be overpowering. I thought i might keep it for a winter use only. But HP surprised me instantly with its smoothness. No harsh notes, no rough edges, no headaches and heaviness. From the cap it smells more chocolatey to me. I love chocolate, but i don't want to smell like one. On my skin and hair the scent is beautiful, bewitching vanilla and caramel, which embraces and feels extremely yummy, cozy and comforting and at the same time it's delicate enough to not make me sick, even on a warm summer day. I can say is sexy and seducing, because it makes me feel like this. I find myself craving for the scent, as an addict and although i like to wear different perfumes, depending on the day and the mood, for now i can't stop wearing this poison. The only thing, that i would change is the bottle. I have the old package maybe. I guess the new one is in a more Dior "appropriate" heavy bottle and cap...

Jul
17
2013
marywoode
marywoode

You will be hypnoticised with this poison!hypnotic poison feels very smooth on me.I just fall in love with my skin and myself anytime I use it.I love the vanila note!Gosh!you gotta love this perfume..it works well with my skin and it stays for so long on my body..Im just out of words..

Jul
14
2013
aiobhan
aiobhan

First spray: Very boozy vanilla, chocolate notes, coconut, woody.

Drydown: Vanilla, caramel, chocolate notes start to warm and soften, woody notes and resin show up.

After a few hours: Warm, boozy gourmand. Musk and almond are prevalent, with dark vanilla in the background.

It's a pleasant gourmand fragrance, but not my favorite. Not spicy enough.

Jul
13
2013
MilicaaR
MilicaaR

I've noticed that so many people complain about this one. And I really don't know why, it's beautiful and warm. One of the best with vanilla, but that's not the only thing you can smell, after some time the beautiful richness of almond comes in.. I don't know if it's suitable for summer, since it's so strong, but I think you can't find a better parfume than this for cold days. For me, it's like a warm, cozy sweater, but still sensual and sophisticated. And yes, definitely hypnotic!

Jul
10
2013
sapientia
sapientia

I can't escape from this fragrance....Whatever perfume I wear, whatever season, day or night I always want it just to be there..I 'm addicted to HP.

Jul
08
2013
juanamartula
juanamartula

IT´S NO FOR ME. I KNOW IT´S REALLY BUT REALLY LONG LASTING, BUT I THINK THE ALMOND IT´S THE SMELL THAT I DON´T ENJOY.

Jul
07
2013
Sannee77
Sannee77

This is a real gem of a fragrance! Vanilla heaven in a bottle. And what a lovely bottle! I love all the notes except for the caraway which bugs me a little. If not for the caraway this would be my signature for sure.

Jul
04
2013
camarillo
camarillo

I dont know why I love this perfume very much :)

Jul
02
2013
hermyonee
hermyonee

if you want a nice, longlasting niche version, less sweet that HP, try Confetto by Profumum Roma, very similar, just understated; i used to love HP, was my signature frag, but since it has been reformulated, it's merely the shadow of what it was originally, such a pitty, i really loved it, so sexy, dark, almost toxic.

Jul
02
2013
Germany
Germany

This is becoming a classic and its still quite popular , I am surprised that so many people love this one as it is more of a love hate scent as it is so different. It came out in the late 90 's but is still a best seller. I love it's opening a lot. I think it is edible gourmand fantastic in its opening and middle stage. Love the plum and coconut vanilla cumin feel. It's absolutely gorgeous. And to hold the red apple shaped bottle gives a sexy good feel. Now what I am not a fan of is the dry down and it's the combo of the almonds and the wood I believe. Something is bitter or old or just not incredible anymore. Could be the Brazilian rosewood? Because I am a big sandalwood lover , it may be the almonds, but all in all I do like this fragrance quite a bit!!
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Update 2016
Pretty much my favourite fragrance now :)

Jun
28
2013
Jewelsie42
Jewelsie42

I recently purchased the Hypnotic Poison "Perfumed Body Gel" to go with my perfume and it is FABULOUS!!! It is a light, refreshing gel moisturizer that has tiny flecks of gold in it so it makes your skin soft & sparkly :-))
It lasts FOREVER and makes the perfume lasts FOREVER & A dAY!! A REAL TREAT & a MUST HAVE for HP fans!!

Jun
27
2013
alanav09
alanav09

I wish they'd change the picture of this! the new bottle is to die for!!

I've used this only in the summer (just received it a little while ago). I'll adjust this review when the colder weather comes in:


I have not sprayed it directly on myself yet (afraid to be overwhelmed in this humidity). I spray it in the air and walk into it. Its a very... fancy root-beerish smell. the way i wore it, it wasn't cloying at all, and a pleasure every time it caught a wiff of it.

Because it was soo humid today, i also sprayed some gucci guilty onto myself, which worked very well w/ the vanillic warmth of HP.

I think this fragrance smells like an independent female, successful in all her quests... with a hint of danger. But not like the danger you get with armani code.... i almost picture Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen wearing this.

Jun
27
2013
rosagarcia163
rosagarcia163

I am going to have to try this on my skin. At the perfume counter all I smelled was black liquerish. Doesn't smell bad

Jun
25
2013
hansito
hansito

Does anyone know if I can use this frag? like can it be unisex? I love sweet frags and the ingredients in this one blows my mind, any suggestion?

Jun
25
2013
candieland
candieland

I took a chance today and went against the popular vote. I wore HP on a hot, humid, rainy day. I knew this could be dangerous because it is said to be a very heavy, "good for winter" perfume but I just missed it way too much to wait until the winter months to wear it again. I could have worn my HP Eau Sensuelle but I wanted something "more" I felt like I was craving my HP.

In the winter, I get more of a "warm chocolate chip cookies baking" smell but today with my skin being warmer I still got the cookies but it was a sweet coconut cookie. I feel this is a very exotic scent. I don't get as much coconut in the winter as i did today. I too can smell a hint of a root beer float in it at first spray, which to me is always a refreshing summer treat!

I feel the heat brought out the notes beautifully and it was not overpowering at all. This really had a lot to do with the amount I applied though I believe because if done "wrong" I could see how this could send people running in the other direction, which is the opposite reaction this should create. One spray to the stomach is plenty. (Too, I waited until it was dry to get dressed and sprayed it about 1 hour before I had to go to work) This scent is very sexy yet very alluring and mysterious. I too feel it has a nice innocence to it. I feel like it really draws people in because it's so inviting.

As with Dior scents, the longevity is amazing. It has been close to 9 hours and I can still smell the delicious warm coconut/vanilla/cookie scent.

I feel this scent is great for people who are naturally mysterious/alluring. It just compliments the personality very well. I too feel this is a great date night fragrance. With this, I think it is always a great idea to just be very mindful of how much is applied...I feel that is the key to making this work (and body chemistry of course).

Jun
24
2013
stephanie.hamrick
stephanie.hamrick

It's odd to me, that I usually think of vanilla scents as cold-weather appropriate, but on me, this goes bitter in cold weather. On warm summer evenings, though, this opens up into a rich, sweet vanilla thing that's not bitter, heavy, or cloying at all. When it's warm enough for the fragrance to really bloom on me, it's one of the most beautiful scents I've ever smelled, but when it's too cold, I get nothing but bitter almond.

Jun
22
2013
madgefan
madgefan

My relationship with Hypnotic Poison is very frustrating. I want to like it but my nose smells practically nothing, only cold air and the faint hint of almonds. No spice, no creaminess, no nothing. I love the Poison line and I own and love Poison, Midnight Poison, and Pure Poison. I desperately want to add Hypnotic Poison to my collection but I can't buy something I can't smell or use. Maybe I'll have better results with one of its flankers.

Jun
21
2013
Junej
Junej

Wonderful!There is a sort of sharp tangy overtone with the first spritz that reminds me, weirdly enough, of bouganvilleas.It takes me back to Sundays as a child in the South Pacific where my family attended a catholic church surrounded by bouganvillea bushes, of escaping the heat of the church while service was still on and sitting outside while the sea breeze swirled the scent of bouganvillea around you.Totally strange allusions for a perfume called "hypnotic poison". The silage is good, the longevity is better.The dry down is absolutely heavenly. I understand how people might get the impression of play-doh, but I did not make any connection of that sort until I read the other reviews. It does not smell like play-doh on me, it is vanilla heaven that retains a hint of spice. It depends on your chemistry with this darling.To sum up: gorgeous scent!

Jun
18
2013
StellaDiverFlynn
StellaDiverFlynn

I compared Hypnotic Poison and Kenzo Amour wrist by wrist. Yes, the openings of both do share some similarity. I feel adding some rice and a little spice, the vanilla and coconut opening of HP can pass like Amour.

Then they evolve differently. HP does remind me strongly of Play-Doh. I was almost shocked to find it realisitic to that point. Might be the vanilla-almond-coconut combo? It's a little funny to my nose, though I don't think it's the right emotional response to be expected.

Then come jasmine and tuberose. At this stage, I can feel the feminity and the romance throughout the fragrance. However, I really should have put only one spritz. Two are already too much. For the subtlety of the flowers, I have to stick my wrist to my nose, while the strong powdery and sweet vanilla is still dominant and floating in the air.

The longevity is excellent and the sillage can reach far even with two spritzes. I can feel the coziness when it's calmed down. It's really a pity that I should have been more careful while spraying. And don't forget it's a very sweet vanilla scent. Just don't make the same mistake as me.

Jun
17
2013
Caledonian77
Caledonian77

This is about love but in a bottle but with venom sillage, it's sweet, caring comforting with that added sex appeal. I think this perfume need's a chance, everyone is getting put off by the first spray. Yes it's strong and overpowering but give this half an hour and it's like vanilla heaven, accompanied with wonderful structure of the other notes to infuse the over all dream. I can understand why some blokes swoon when they smell this as it is a playful, teasing scent & maybe the woody, mossy notes attract the boys. We all have our own unique preferences when it come's to perfume, some vanilla perfume's will be either a hit or miss, you just have to find your balance. This is winner for me!!!

Jun
16
2013
Boudoir
Boudoir

Absolutely stunning. Buttery, creamy vanilla with bitter almond. Delicious, hypnotic & inviting!

Jun
15
2013
GMK
GMK

Negative reviews????? come on, wear it with your partner(male) and see the magic. dont like to review more than once of a fragrance but this sexy as well as innocent beauty has compelled me to do that again.

every time i get a whiff of this charasmatic and mysteriously beautiful scent , i just want to sniff it more & more.

what else a man wants.........................;)

9/10

Jun
14
2013
naveenhealth
naveenhealth

The scent is a little too strong for me. It's very cinnamon-nee. Not what I expected, but it's not horrible. Hypnotic poison. It was my signature scent. I plan on buying it again soon and sticking with it. I loved it! Well worth the price! I can't wait!

Jun
12
2013
GMK
GMK

Seductive fragrance , volumptous Frangipani/almond accord with a hint of tuberrose, awesome stuff.

I can not resist this beauty.

Jun
11
2013
charmedbella
charmedbella

Hypnotic Poison is a womanly, gourmandish vanilla perfume. The sweet fruits in the opening are a little too much for me. So incredibly sweet and syrupy.

Then comes the almond-vanilla base, completely passing any rose or woods for me. It is like mixing vanilla extract and almond extract into a bowl with the syrup of plums, apricots, and coconuts. And a dash of powder.

HP is just screaming for attention. A big, blaring "Look at me, look at me, look at me!" I prefer understated sexy, a la Chanel's COCO. This is a bit cloying and definitely heavy on the sweetness. HP is absolutely promiscuous, as another reviewer stated. She is trying too hard.

This is long-lasting, a good 12+ hours especially if you spray your clothes. Better suited for winter, with red lips, a plunging V-neck sweater to show off décolleté, and stiletto-heeled black boots.

I've decided coconut is just not a note I can tolerate. In fact, most sweet fruits really aren't my cup of tea (exception being Lancôme's Tresor). But I really think coconut is the killer of fragrances for me.

Jun
11
2013
patrizia.mura.142
patrizia.mura.142

This smells like dr.taffi camelia chic!

Jun
10
2013
patrizia.mura.142
patrizia.mura.142

I love it!!

Jun
10
2013
laurakaye
laurakaye

Vanilla ice cream swirled with almond syrup. I love vanilla, but to me this is not a gourmand vanilla, it's more of a fizzy, bright vanilla, maybe because of the blast of coconut. Having lived in a dorm in the late 80's that absolutely reeked of the original Poison, this was not at all what I was expecting from HP. It's fun to be pleasantly surprised when you think you know what's going to come out of a bottle, though! It's something I would use with caution - one spritz on my arm has an awful lot of staying power. A heavy scent, good for a cold winter evening.

Jun
10
2013
Ariesboy
Ariesboy

TRANSCENDENTAL
and
HEAVENLY

I think of an angel in heaven when I smell this. I feel moved. I fell touched by something of divinity. it has a pureness to it that is innocent yet so powerful at the same time. It is a cloud of vanilla,love and light all wrapped up in an warm toasted, almond bow. It is sweet and kind. The vintage formulation is the holy grail.

My mother wears this and nothing is more comforting in the world than the smell of this perfume. I could almost cry.

In my eyes the halo will never be taken off Hypnotic Poison's crown. It is there to stay.

Jun
10
2013
camarillo
camarillo

love this one... vanilla+musk+almond... this is really nice perfume that I ever smell. I can't imagined when I wear this one.. is really amazing x) I know this perfume when I go to perfume store at changi airport... the smell is so amazing but the price is so expensive -______-" I guess I will buy it when I have a lot of money lol :P

Jun
06
2013
Lidell
Lidell

Woody gourmand, wow. Rich, sweet, but high quality smelling frag, both seductive and distinctive.

Jun
03
2013
WHITEOWLWOMAN
WHITEOWLWOMAN

The only perfume I have loved more than Hypnotic Poison is the original Bakir by Germaine Monteil. I still have some of that and I treat it like a sacred balm.
I tried Hypnotic Poison at the Dior counter at Macy's. I spritzed it on the back of my hand. It was good right away, but as time went on it became better and better. The next day it was still there (despite several hand washings) and had matured into a fragrance having that "I can't get enough of this" quality. I like spicy fragrances. The sandalwood became the dominant note on me with just a little sweet vanilla, musk and powder. I can't smell any almond, apricot, jasmine or rose at all. I am hooked. My complaint is Dior has only lotion and bath gel as supporting products. They should at the very least offer body powder, too.

May
30
2013
punkinfaye
punkinfaye

When hearing about the apricot,almond and vanilla notes, I was super excited to try this on a recent Sephora trip.

Sprayed it on a tester strip and thanked the lord I didn't spray it on myself...what a letdown!

Now I like sweet scents,but this was sweet and powdery enough to make me retch.Totally not what I was expecting,which is probably why I had such a strong reaction to it.

Actually preferred Pure Poison,which to me had no gourmand notes at all (and I rarely find non-gourmand frags suit me).

Sorry HP lovers,this one did not do it for me.

May
30
2013
juan carlos.henriquez
juan carlos.henriquez

unisex tal ves?? no me importa huele bastante a pi de givenchy con toques de almendras tostadas, es francamente un gourmand espectacular, incluso muy superior a mi nariz q muchos gourmand dulces masculinos

May
29
2013
polkadot27
polkadot27

I smell liquorice and strawberry laces with a nutty almond undertone with that warm sweet creamy vanilla scent pouring through, i think it is rather sweet smelling & not at all deadly as some claim it to be. It is a tasty smelling fragrance but i wouldn't say it gives off any particular intense vibe or femme fatale aura as i suspected looking at the bottle. It is pleasant & mouthwatering to smell but heavy and deadly is something it is not. It is very light in terms of having to actually smell my wrist up close in order to get a sniff of it, i suspected for the price and the name and all it would be intoxicatingly strong and overwhelming, it is in fact a soft smelling fragrance. It is non threatening and i believe it is usuable for everyday every occasion wear.

May
21
2013
guest_
guest_

This was the first "real perfume" I owned, given to me as a gift nearly a decade ago by my parents. At the time, I was only familiar with two categories of perfume, "regular" and "grandma". The former was primarily comprised of the generic fruity floral blends favored by my peers, and the latter consisted of anything that deviated from it.
Hypnotic Poison was the perfume that seemed to break this mold. It was far less straightforward and darker than the scents favored by my peers, yet was light and sweet enough to avoid falling into the category of old lady. It seemed to project mystery. One sniff and I was hooked.
For years, this was the sole perfume I owned. I would douse myself in it before heading to school. Initially, it would be perfume perfection- a mixture of almond, sandalwood, musk and vanilla that could perhaps be best described as an adult rootbeer. Inevitabley, after a few hours I would be left with a drydown not unlike the copper penny smell of blood. Yet I persisted in wearing it for some bizarre reason, to stubborn to admit the perfume didn't work on me. Eventually, I wound up giving it up to my sister.
I was at a shop this past weekend and they had this perfume on the counter. Nostalgic, I decided to give it a try for old times sake. To my nose, it smelled quite different-there was no obvious changes is notes, the whole thing seemed to have a different feel (for the lack of a better term). Previously to my nose Hypnotic Poison possesed a slighty nostril stinging, faintly metallic effervescense-giving it an almost carbonated feel. Now it's much more quite-still and straightforward. The mystery is gone.
That being said, I still think that this is a good perfume for people looking to branch away from the typical fruits and florals marketed to women. This is due to the familiarity and comfort provided by the vanilla, with none of the heavy feel that sometimes comes with orientals.

May
15
2013
ArtzGirl
ArtzGirl

I tried a spritz yesterday at a fragrance event at the mall. This is very sweet and has an almond, vanilla base which could be very enticing.

I will have to revisit this one and try along side the original Poison. I think that this definitely has potential, but is clearly in the rage of high octave, sweet perfumes.

From my initial impression, this is in a much higher register than the original Poison, which has a definite smell of tobacco that seems to anchor the sharper high notes. The original Poison blend comes in more like a full chord with some sharp notes (the first hour or so). Where as this newer creation seems to have a much higher Soprano range.

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This was one of the fragrances that the top 3 noses in the department smelled at the fragrance event. I liked it, but the other women preferred Chanel's Chance Eau du Fraiche, saying that they felt like Fraiche went much better with my chemistry than this fragrance.

May
12
2013
nora elia
nora elia

I love it!! it is really similar to Sensuelle but, This is more mature and vanillic

May
10
2013
FranFran
FranFran

I have been wanting this for SO long and I finally got it today! I fell in love with it about a month ago and I got on here to research on it and I found out about the reformulations. It has a few layers, but its not that complex which I don't mind, but all stages it smells like ice cream with almond or coconut slightly noticeable now and then. It's very seducing and I love the bottle but the only complaint I have is with dior instead of the fragrance. Why reformulate something so perfect? This one smells so good but the thing is that all I can do is imagine what the original smells like! I'm only 16 so I didn't really get a chance to smell the original since I was like 2 when it came out. And I'm sure I'd love it, doubt anything would take me by surprise. Nothing can intimidate an angel lover teeheehee. Anyways amazing fragrance none the less

May
10
2013
HypnoticPoison
HypnoticPoison

Vanilla, almonds, coconut... I love everything! Hypnotic Poison turns out very powdery and dry on my skin.
I think one can wear it in summer if one uses it lightly.
Sadly, the longevity is not what i hoped for, about 5-6 hours.

May
09
2013
Snuffeltje
Snuffeltje

I love it!

But you really have to test it on your skin first and wait a few days before you go rush and buy it!

It is a great one in my little collection, but it doesn't go with my chemistry.
*All the dolphins around the world are weeping*
Yes, yes, it begins to smell very plastic-y after a minute already...
BUT I'm stubborn and bought it anyway for I can spray it on my best friend!
(She goes along with it so beautiful and who cares that I'm not the wearer myself?)
Mmm.. Almond..

May
06
2013
Buddhagirl
Buddhagirl

This perfume was just.....not it for me.I was so happy to go to Sephora and smell this fragrance but I was just not happy with the smell.

May
06
2013
LauriD
LauriD

For me, DHP sits close to the skin & works best when used sparingly so that my natural scent can mingle with it. Warm & sensual. Hypnotic.. They named it well.

May
05
2013
mvolta
mvolta

i liken this perfume to the classiest root beer float you will ever encounter. if you're looking for a grown up vanilla scent, look no further than this little red bottle. it's warm and playful--a mix of aforementioned vanilla, almonds, and (on me) a hint of licorice. it's the perfect remedy to the winter blues. it's musky and lies close to the skin. there's something intoxicating about it. wear it and hypnotize someone today.

May
02
2013
icecube
icecube

A strong and very sweet fragrance. After the initial raw smell of sunoil a dry woodnote emerges.
I have the reformulation and are sure the original scent must have been good as so many people love it.
Now it is a very stale and flat fragrance in my eyes.
Do not like it at all even as many of the notes are my absolute favorites.
This ended up being a scrubb off.

May
01
2013
courtney.lirilli
courtney.lirilli

Man, dhp is one hot bitch. Spicy root beer float with roasted almond shavings. Its musty and lingers around forever. She is cloying, slutty, and obnoxious. I absolutely love her. Too much will give me a sore throat but its safe to say she is my favorite of all time. This is probably the only perfume I will ever even consider buying a flanker of.

Apr
30
2013
Neyzen
Neyzen

I'm a man and I love this one!
Girls, believe me, vanila always succeeds in seducing men.And those fresh scents are for casual events.. if you wanna be sexy, pick the sweet ones.

But please just spray small amounts during romantic moments.. do not choke your man to death.

And most importantly, let him feel your own clean skin scent together with a hint of sweetness (I admit fuits and flowers are better during summer).
Nothing can seduce more than your own scent, not even vanila ;)

Apr
30
2013
Hannehoney
Hannehoney

The most sexy perfume ever....but the staying power is very weak.. I spray like 7 times and can still not smell it...Where is it?? Im joking! This is hot stuff! One spray is more than enough :) This is a very nice evening perfume :)

Apr
29
2013
frag-overdose
frag-overdose

The reformulation:

The name says it all, but the current version is tamed and weakened.Made not to cast the spell from the initial blast, but the alluring temptation starts at its middle to the drydown. It has sweet floral accord, quite play-dough'ey' as many would say, yet it is not offensive.

I was quite surprise to see Hypnotic Poison being sold in Malaysia after many years I did my purchase oversea or either online. I was glad but then I realized it is not the one I used to love*. There is the reminiscing trail of the vintage HP in the new formulation. I would say, the current one smells a little bit 'plasticky' while the vintage is more vanilic, and 'sarsi' sweet, and many find this a bit too harsh, quite piercing and an offense to the olfactory, yet that what makes the temptation turns devilish, and seriously hypnotizing which was absence in the reformulation.

But hey, don't despise the current formulation too soon. The bewitching vibe is still present, only that it is not as loud as before, the sweet-floral temptation is made subtle and alluring.

Both vintage and current version has great lasting power, only the vintage has a powerful silage.

I like the current formulation, but I love the vintage one.

*It was back then in 1998 when I had my first HP, then it was informed to be the fragrance was discontinued by Dior, later I learned that Dior stops its selling in Malaysia because it didn't do well.

Apr
27
2013
den1011
den1011

It's a very lovely and sexy fragrance. But as Javi0005 has said below, the key is not to overdo it. It's a very strong and sweet scent that will fill up a room when you walk in. Just the perfect amount of sprays can make a huge difference between a suffocating and annoying smell to a very feminine, sexy and killer fragrance.
Everytime I wear it I get compliments, especially from men, which really boosts you up on a night out. They seem to love it.
It is a fragrance that doesn't seem to evolve much. Personally, I seem to only get almond and vanilla all the way through.
I highly recommend it if you like sweet fragrances and you want to feel like a femme fatale, without feeling trashy. Just be careful with the amount you spray on.

Apr
24
2013
Kiera79
Kiera79

I am not a fan of this fragrance. It just smells like sweet almond cookies, which isn't necessarilly a bad thing, just not what I'm into. It also smells kind of plasticky after it dries down.

Apr
16
2013
Monica lee
Monica lee

I love this fragrence and get compliments ALL the time. It makes me feel sooo good when I wear it. I find it as important to my wardrobe as the perfect purse, boot's, jewelry,etc. It just breathes femininity and sensuality. It is "Hypnotic Poison"!!!!

Apr
16
2013
RyeJoseph
RyeJoseph

I'm very surprised to see such positive testimonials regarding this fragrance. I have been told countless times over recent years everything under the sun about Hypnotic Poison! "it's unisex. a panty dropper. sugar cookies in a bottle. the best thing you'll ever own. worth the price. irreplaceable". You can probably imagine my anticipation when I finally saw it OUT ON THE COUNTER at Nordstrom! One spray, I've been told is enough. This smells like someone poured a liter of almond extract into some coconut cookies. It's enough to drive you crazy!!! It's like that one ex you have that you just HAD to break up with because they suffocated you, and no matter where you went, what you did, it's always IN YOUR FACE. I am SO glad that this wasn't a blind buy experience for me. I would've returned it faster than an expired loaf of bread.

Apr
16
2013
SillySue
SillySue

I am so glad we don't have root beer where I live and that to my recollection I have never tasted or smelled one. I don't think I could bare a perfume my brain associated with a soda. At least that is what happend to me with the Guerlain Little black dress perfume. I could not stop smelling Cherry Cola in that one and it was killing me. But again to Hypnotic Poison. It is truly quite astounding how my taste in fragrances keeps developing and changing. What remains a constant though is my appreciation for "fresh" floral-fruity type of fragrances. That is the type i'm most often drawn to, ever since I starting smelling perfumes as a very young girl. I remember when Hypnotic Poison first came out. At the time I was wearing Ralph Lauren Romance a lot, but I was immediately drawn to the beautiful bottle and the attractive name of HP. I imagined the juice inside this pretty bottle to be something ultra feminine and seductive, which in my mind at that time was something fruity-floral. So imagine my dissappointment when the fumes from this pretty bottle hit my nose for the first time. I absolutely HATED it. Could not understand how ANYONE could possibly find this smell to be pleasing by any means.

Fast forward to today. I have been really wanting to add a sultry kind of vanilla scent to my collection, stepping it up from the child-like Pink sugar. So the good people of fragrantica kept reccommending Hypnotic Poison. The true deadly poison from my past. But today I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try it on. I sprayed Hypnotic Poison on my left wrist and Hypnotic Poison Sensuelle on my right wrist. It seemed that most people that didn't like the original one seemed to fare better with the sensuelle edition. So I was fully expecting to like HP Sensuelle better. HOWEVER, the opposite occured! There is something in HP that I really really like! Who would have thunk it! I think it is basically the combinatin of almond and coconut that my nose mainly picks up.

Maybe its too soon to make this proclamation, since at this point I have only worn it for three hours, but I think I might love it! I however don't love HP Sensuelle. It's missing the precious coconut note and just does't smell as nice. To me Sensuelle smells stronger than the original and not as creamy. I don't understand why everyone refers to HP as a heavy and heady/strong scent. To me it is actually quite light and even now, three hours after I sprayed it on I can hardly detect any scent at all. I still distinctly smell HP Sensuelle on my right wrist but I feel that the scent on my left rist has mainly dissappeared. Maybe this has to do with my apparent difficulty with picking up vanilla notes in general, I dont know. Maybe other ppl smell this strongly on my skin, even though I can hardly detect it? That remains to be seen. But as of now HP is on my mind and I'm pretty sure I won't be able to rest until I get a bottle of my own. A strange strange thing indeed.

UPDATE: Wow, my relationship with this perfume continues to change. I went from really loathing it to thinking I liked it to immidately not liking it (the day after writing this review actually and smelling the dry down on my jacket and finding it VERY heady) to loving it and now obsessing over it! WTH? Well, let's hope it sticks this time. It's official I really really honestly love this perfume. Once it has wormed its way under your skin it really becomes addictive!

Apr
14
2013
lumberjack
lumberjack

This is a sample of a fragrance which can never be forgotten. And If you see a women running after her passions, be sure she's wearing that perfume...

Apr
14
2013
Coconutmusk
Coconutmusk

Ok so here's a long story about how things can smell great one day and terrible the next. About a month ago I was at Ulta and sprayed some Poison on my wrist. It was gorgeous!! So alive and dark, sultry and juicy I kept smelling my wrist the whole day and when I thrust my wrist under my husbands nose and asked if he liked it he said "I do actually". He normally recoils when I do that. I thought about Poison for weeks and was getting ready to drop the coin on it (I normally bargain hunt because that's as big of a rush as the actual perfume buying). About a week ago I went back to Ulta and resprayed it to make absolute sure it was the one.....WHAT HAPPENED?! All of a sudden that dark,sexy juicy love potion turned into pure dust. I'm talking like a super thick dusty stagnant room that hasn't been disturbed for 40 years. I wore it all day but it never changed and grossed me out. I was so disappointed! Fast forward to yesterday and I was out shopping and found a place that had Hypnotic Poison and after reading how many people here loved it I asked for a test strip. My husband said he liked this one too, and so did I, but I smelled the paper of the test strip very strongly. Well, my curiosity got the best of me and this morning I went to Ulta and picked up a bottle (they had Poison, Pure Poison and Addict testers out but not this one. Coincidentally, I retested Poison and it's still dust.) Brought my pretty little red bottle home and took a deep breath and gave myself a generous squirt... This is the part of the review I'm having difficulty with. I smell paper! You know that real thick, white inky smelling paper? That's exactly what I'm getting. I really can't pick out any kind of fruit or flowers or anything associated with perfume.Now here's the really weird thing, I'm loving it! Even though my brain is telling me I'm smelling like Office Max, it's also telling me something about it is sultry and sexy. I'm having a real hard time figuring this one out. I'll probably update this review after I've had some time to get to know Hypnotic Poison a little better, but for now I'm left bewildered. Also something about this is quite familiar but I can't place it. Maybe my mom wore this? I don't think she did, I remember she had Passion, Opium, Gloria Vanderbilt and things along that line.


EDITED TO UPDATE: Unfortunately HP and I broke up and I had to return it. I SO WANTED to fall madly in love and sadly it just couldn't happen. Where's all that coconut and almond everyone is getting? The paper smell on me never went away and I tried this 3 times. Eventually a "perfume" note finally did emerge and it was a sickly vanilla, like a cheap dollar store vanilla lotion on top of hot inky paper out of a copier or fax machine. It was a weird experience that's for sure. So I traded this in for Versace Crystal Noir.

Apr
14
2013
Amalmarri
Amalmarri

headache in abottle . sharp heady opening ends to disturbing dust and sandstorm , nauseating and a gag reflex inducer . this stuff made me ill

Apr
14
2013
balinese_frangipani
balinese_frangipani

Yesterday, I sprayed this perfume on my wrist at sunset time, and an hour before sleep I spray Flower Tag Eau de Parfum Kenzo for women on my chest&neck. feeling comfort blanket with this amazing fragrances, I went to bed. then I dreamt about meeting a handsome charming stranger,who politely said that he has deep attraction to me,and kiss me gently,and want to have a serious relationship with me,but sadly I can only say no coz I think our differences will only make a forbidden affair. when I woke up I thought, "wow,is it cause I wore these romantic sensual scents,then I officially 'hypnotized' by it?"..hahaha..careful everyone,this is high level of seduction stuff here! :D

Apr
13
2013
itsallgood
itsallgood

A little of this perfume goes a long way. There is an oddness to it in the early stages that might be the coconut, but the perfume settles down to a nice creamy almond that sits close to the skin. That last part totally makes my day.

Apr
13
2013
marily
marily

Hey Iremz,I love it!!!!!! Too strong scent!!!! :)

Apr
13
2013
balinese_frangipani
balinese_frangipani

I have to say,this perfume gave me unforgettable moment,new experience while choosing which new perfume you'd like. First time I smell this,I sniffed it from the opened sample bottle&my reaction was 'yuck!too strong!',and with rush,I tried to close the bottle cap as fast as I could.but faith gave me another way: because of my carelessness in haste,I spilled it on my hand! "OH NO! I will smell awfully this entire night!",my hopeless tought said.But in seconds,miracle happened.This perfume reacted with my skin,made a great chemistry:an unique, lovely, flirty, sexy, voluptuous, mysterious,yummy smells,which I looove! Just like after you swallow a delicious vanilla-almond pudding..yum,yum,yum.. Well, I have the lesson from this experience: Sometimes, first impression doesn't give you a clue about which is the best option from many choices. Occasionally, faith has a great role on it. :D
I prefer to wear this perfume just a little amount of spray, to keep the sensual mysterious 'hidden seduction' works. Too many of this will make me smelled like 'too open for everybody' almost near promiscuous female.

Apr
13
2013
bluemlein
bluemlein

oh lordy! hypnotic poison is back to its usual deliciousness!

when, a couple of weeks ago, i thought i'd spice myself up with some hypnotic poison - extrait - i was entirely unprepared for the reaction of poison and skin. yoicks! it was peculiarly nauseating in that help-i'm-drowning-in-a-high-fructose corn syrup way. it hit loud, off-kilter high notes of root beer, maybe a little bit of licorice, and other roots that ought to be left in the ground, there to grow ancient, undisturbed.

well, that was a couple of weeks ago when i was also under considerable stress having to do with ancient family members, and noxious neighbours. looking back it almost appears as though the disturbances to my equanimity were disturbing to my body chemistry as well. not something i notice regularly, mind. but with this particular scent straddled, as it is, atop several mutually exclusive ideas and concepts, it is easy to see how a basic disturbance in one's essence can jog loose one or more of those strands and >whoops!< away they go. there's supposed to be coconut in this scent? never! never, never, never. same with plum. and vanilla is not so enormous a component on me. and where does the strong note of root beer hide when it's just groovin' in the bottle?

it is obvious from the many reviews of this juice that there are serious schizoid tendencies, that the same person may experience several wildly different
notes. we think we know so much. but we don't. we can't even figure out why a cocktail of essential oils, very precisely formulated in batch after batch,
not only smells different on various individuals, but it will vary on the same person.

Apr
07
2013
SnowFleur
SnowFleur

Sweetiepea1616
Darn!!! I thought I had it solved!!!! Ah well, maybe it's the answer for a few people!!!!

Apr
06
2013
fullbottleworthy
fullbottleworthy

@Snowfleur: Just fyi, I don't wear lotion (ever!) and I still get play-doh (and rootbeer). But I actually like the play-doh scent, and this is in my top 3 frags of all time!

Apr
06
2013
mrsu
mrsu

Tested this on a whim in the store as my son liked the look of the bottle.

OH MY GOODNESS - I literally SWOONED at the scent!
I have never fallen head-over-heels madly in love, lust and addiction with any perfume before.

Hypnotic indeed.......

Apr
06
2013
SnowFleur
SnowFleur

Love this perfume !!! I have also solved the mystery of the Play-Doh scent problem many experience. It's your lotion changing the smell. For instance If I wear bath and body works warm vanilla sugar lotion then spray this-Play-Doh. However if I use Vaseline cocoa butter lotion there is no change in the smell. I think too many people have poor opinions on this based on the combination of their lotion and this perfume.

Apr
06
2013
LavangLata
LavangLata

It doesn't wash off! Three days, four showers, and my wrist still smells like this perfume. I'm not specifically trying to wash it off--if I was, I bet dish soap would work. But is this normal?

Apr
05
2013
FranFran
FranFran

Tried this on today when I went to go buy another fragrance, just for the fun of it. Wow, I must say I am speechless. At first, I thought to myself "is this really hypnotic poison, or is it a flanker?" And I'm still confused to be honest. The bottle looks exactly like the one here, but doesn't smell anything what I excpected. I don't get the play dough, I don't get the root beer, none whatsoever, I smelled my coat carely and I got a lot of florals with vanilla underneath. Not sure if it was florals, florals is usually what I blame for "perfumey" smells as others describe it, but this dissappears quite fast. Soon, a creamy radiant vanilla emerges, which smells absolutely georgeous. No florals, just straight up vanilla with a touch of that same initial smell previously mentioned, which makes this truly a masterpiece. Very different from my usual teen celeb scents, but they don't even come close. No where near, and I'm definitely gonna save up for this. The price is frightening though, especially for someone my age who still relies on spending money LOL. 10/10, for everything although I don't think this smells "red" as the bottle implies. A white bottle would be perfect, or maybe a blue with a pink nozzle? I don't know, at least it smells amazing. In fact, I think I've finally found my signature, I love how it gets more radiant and creamy as time passes, and this does not smell masculine at all to me. Can't wait to get my hands on this, and if in the rare case its an HP flanker, I'll be sure to post.

Apr
04
2013
jennifer-auugustin
jennifer-auugustin

I love hypnotic poison...... there's something animalic abt this scent....this is wat my nose experience...i dont know if any of u get my point of vieuw or experience the same thing...... but
i definitely love it

Apr
03
2013
MissLola
MissLola

No positive reaction from me, i don't like it at all, it smells to sweet, to sharp and chemical.

Apr
03
2013
Kalinna9
Kalinna9

This is the first perfume I instanly fell in love with...love from the first sniff.It is very sexy,warm,seductive smell.To me,it smells of vanilla and chocolate-yummy!It's like sex in a bottle!When I had it,I got compliments everyday ,everybody was asking what's that amazing fragrance!Now I'm using Versace Crystal Noir,which is my signature scent,but probably after I finish my bottle I would repurchase Hypnotic Poison.

Apr
03
2013
angela101
angela101

This perfume is such a let down.. on me it smells like DOWNY. straight up downy! it's not a soft smell on me, it's a in your face smell. but my dad smells amazing in it.

Mar
31
2013
Turcker
Turcker

On me this is pure powder and nothing else. Probably no one will agree with me on this, but I think it smells kind of like Kate Moss Vintage. Vintage just has a slight peppery vibe while this one does not.

Mar
31
2013
brianaaaah
brianaaaah

I can't seem to move passed how much I think it smells like root beer! it's cool but I cannot think of any scenario in which I would wear this. when I had my brother smell it he said "I don't know why they would make this a perfume. it's horrible"

Mar
30
2013
iremz
iremz

Hey Marily,my favorite s Escada magnetism but just for winter.

Hey advabart,Hypnotic Poison L'elixir and Hypnotic Poison Extrait de parfum stay stronger.. i think because of notes.

Mar
30
2013
arrode
arrode

Hypnotic Poison is perfection in perfume for me. I smelled it once on a friend and I had to ask her what she was wearing. I rarely ask people what they're wearing unless it's just that delicious smelling. On me, HP lasts 7+ hours and radiates outward a few feet. I get compliments from my boyfriend whenever I wear this. I swear, this perfume is a great attractor of the opposite sex as men love this on ladies. Almond, sandalwood, slight coconut, and vanilla are the biggest notes I pick up from this, but it's unlike any other vanilla perfume I have and I have a lot of vanilla-based perfumes. It's truly a unique perfume.

Mar
27
2013
advabart
advabart

Well, after testing HP twice, and having been wearing it for over 8 hours now, I feel ready enough for my review.
Realizing I can't actually add anything new to all the great reviews down here, and since there isn't much which hasn't been said already, I have decided to do a mini search instead.
To me, this scent can be best described using three key words: plastic, synthetic and medicine. However, it has struck me that out of 748 reviews, only 15 reviewers have found HP plastic-y, synthetic or medicinal! [to be precise: plastic is mentioned 14 times, medicine/medicianl 15, and synthetic 9].
To sum up, this could have been a beautiful scent. What a pity on me it fails to feel like that...

Mar
27
2013
Bandit
Bandit

I also thought of Hypnotic Poison while smelling Crazy Rem. So I do a side-by-side comparison right now of CR, HP first edition and HP recent edition.

Crazy Rem is like the funny sister of Hypnotic, especially in the dry down, where they are very alike.

In the top of Crazy Rem I definatially get a whiff of the original Rem, which means it leans slightly towards Womanity in a way. I find the original Rem revolting, I have to add; I like Womanity and can bear Aqua Motu, just to get you the frame of my taste here. To me this salty smell can give the impression of warm skin at the beach, but it also can smell anti-perfumery if too heavy.

In comparison to Hypnotic CR is sunny and positive and bright, I also get a little suntan lotion. Therefor it is really beachy: Rem ( = hot sea) + suntan lotion (coconut, ylang ylang, tiare, tuberose, vanilla, sandalwood).

Hypnotic on the other hand is very foggy from the start, especially the first edition with the funky stripes on the box (the recent has lost a lot of fogginess, smells more raunchy and much much lighter, especially on the sandalwood). First edition starts like recent edition, but recent gets weaker while first goes stronger with time. Talking of projection monster strong here.

Actually I think the coconut and sandlewood makes Rem and Hypnotic sisters, the similarities are there from the middle to the end. Crazy Rem is a sister of the recent edition of Hypnotic, though. The first edition goes a different direction with it's heaviness and projection.

To me Hypnotic Poison always evokes a melancholic feeling, which stops me from wearing it. It's like HP is holding something back, like a beautiful woman, to whom something happend that was very grave and that let her be warily of life; it is a very serious perfume. This is especially true for first edition, recent is more like sweet "meh".

Crazy Rem gives it a very nice positive twist and frees the perfume from all this gravity; I might be tempted to buy a bottle as a summer frag, but I'll wait until I get my hands on EL Bronze Goddess 2013.

If you are a fan of HP and you are looking for something similiar for summer, this might be a good catch. You have to like the salty sea cream smell of Womanity, though, because this is what you get in addition.

Mar
27
2013
advabart
advabart

KateAnette, you've made it perfectly clear. Thanks a lot!

Mar
26
2013
KateAnette
KateAnette

@Advabart
I think the regular Hypnotic Poison only comes as eau de toilette?
The flankers, Hypnotic Poison L'elixir and Hypnotic Poison Extrait de parfum are perfumes/ stronger ones i think.
(There is also Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle and Hypnotic Poison Eau Secrete, i think these are eau de toilettes as well). Don't be fooled by the EdT tag on these, all the Poisons are quite strong.
All the Hypnotic Poison versions have different notes, so they do smell different from each other.

The differences between eau de toilette and eau de parfum varies, depending on what house/ brand it is.
Some houses make really "light" eau de parfums, other houses make their eau de toilettes really strong.

Mar
26
2013
advabart
advabart

Thanks, iremz.
Did you mean there are two versions of Hypnotic Poison, which differ only in terms of strength and longevity? No other changes in notes between HP edt and HP edp?

Mar
26
2013
Chio268
Chio268

A nice vanilla based fragrance, very strong, complex and definitely expensive smelling. I love the smell of this but to me this is a bit too strong to wear it everyday, I prefer lighter, more wearable scents. Reminds me a bit of Kenzo's Amour, except this one is much more nutty and complex.

Mar
24
2013
iremz
iremz

Hey advabart,

Edp is eau de parfum
Edt is eau de toilette.

One bottle for edp they usin per %15/%30 essential oil
One bottle for edt they usin %2/%4 essential oil.

Because of that,edp stay min 4 hours in ur skin,edt stay 0-2 hours.

İf u gonna try for a first time,u can buy edt (they r more cheap),if u tried and like it buy edp.

My mother used that,so almondy and vanilla notes for me. Maybe just for winter or night. But really long lasting it s stay for 8 hours.

Mar
24
2013
advabart
advabart

I got an EDT sample from a generous saleslady [for the first time in my life! they are not willing to give out samples in my place ...] It's quite a unique scent, but not exactly my taste, although I'm a vanilla lover. I guess the reviews here are of the EDP. Is there any difference between the EDP and the EDT?
Help, anybody?

Mar
22
2013
quackadoodle
quackadoodle

Tried this. As most vanilla scents smell like pee on my skin, this one didn't. It smelled like black licorice. It smells totally different on my sister's skin (was her perfume). I wouldn't wear it, myself, but it IS a good scent. Nothing wrong with it at all, just not my style.


ETA: 20 minutes later, I smell the vanilla. But it STILL does not smell like urine on my skin, which is currently cold and dry (I am normally pretty sweaty). It is an absolutely gorgeous scent. Still not my style, but it is good. As far as vanilla scents go, this is high quality. If you are after a feminine vanilla, this might be the one.

Mar
22
2013
samer007
samer007

hypnotic poison is one worthy successor of the mighty poison lineage. It's extremely sultry, sexy, unusual. Right from the top notes, a synthetic undertone sneaks underneath the fragrance; you can smell the gourmand opening of apricot, plum and coconut. sharp, sweet and sour. A decadent almond and vanilla accord peaks through and grows warmer and more oriental by the minute. It is one beast of a concoction.
5 stars.

Mar
21
2013
andjela
andjela

On some people smells absolutely horrid,so I was avoiding it for years and years....One day I decided to take a chance and give it a try.To my genuine suprice it was totally different perfume on my skin.I am so happy that I can pull this on and not to be affraid that I smell like people in dark ages when covering they BO with a strong scents.Lol

Mar
20
2013
julieanneh
julieanneh

My hubby went overseas and I batted my eyelashes and asked if he would buy this perfume for me. I have wanted it for so long. Then to make doubly sure he got the right one I gave him a picture of it with "Do not get Sensuelle or Secrete version"
He arrived home yesterday with two 50 ml bottles..... 100ml was sold out!
He tested it and liked it!!!!!!!

I JUST LOVE IT......Vanilla....Ahh

I have 2 teenage daughters, one just loves perfumes, the other gagged or sneezed at my every attempt at getting her to like a perfume. I held my arm up to her nose and she held her breath and refused to smell it. (Believing all perfumes are not her thing) Then a few moments later she said what was that, the vanilla had lingered and she immediately sprayed some on her wrist and found her one and only signature scent. Now I have to guard my brand new expensive loved bottles of Hypnotic Poison.

Its sillage is great, not overpowering, but enough for other people to know you are wearing it and appreciate it and not run for the exits.
Longevity is great too, 8 hours plus (sometimes you can smell it after a shower or in the morning)..... I think I tested this way too often.

Mar
18
2013
bluemlein
bluemlein

i'm glad that katiecakes, at least, is getting enjoyment from this perfume as the olfactory version of her favourite dessert. i feel i have to add something further to my odd experience yesterday - as noted below - because my previous experience with it was pleasant! none of the rippin'-yer-throat-out sensations, none of the disconnect between the acrid top notes and the eventual candy-shop atmosphere.

>sigh!< must be because i'm getting old, or, rather, i am, like a fine wine, maturing.

well, the only way to fix it was to rub a bit of esprit de parfum of the original poison into my arms, near the wrists, so that every move would scent the atmosphere but not too near my nose.

this calls up a question.

how many of you have posted amended or outright new reviews because the same perfume no longer smells right? there can be changes in metabolism, one's hygiene (using different laundry detergent can leave residues on one's skin that interact - doesn't have to be a lot), one's perception -

hypnotic poison is one of those perfumes i loved because it was different - sassy, somewhat in-your-face at the same time as it abided by the classical french construction, which, in my opinion, is the only way to go. who wants to smell the same all day long? the progression of interactions among the various perfume components and the skin, the atmosphere etc. exerts subtle influences upon one's mood, and it is sad when a reliable perfume seems to part ways. it isn't a case of heat, or light - my collection is treated almost as reverentially as wine! cold, dark, stable linen press that is not often disturbed, so that the elixirs can slumber until called upon for their duty.

i am far from ready to throw out my hypnotic poison, my partner and i loved it last time, tho at the moment he isn't big on trying it - wait till one may open the windows again! he says - so there might yet be a third take on this complex number.

(c)Daisy Morant 2013

Mar
18
2013
katiecakes
katiecakes

This is exactly a root beer float. EXACT. Deep creamy vanilla bean ice cream with root beer soda. I use this in the fall and it is definitely a night time scent. Root beer is my favorite soda so this is right up my alley. If I have a root beer float I think of this perfume if I spray the perfume I dream of root beer floats. They are one in the same :) Thick scent and long lasting power. Trying to collect all the poisons even though they are extremely expensive. I own this and pure poison which smell totally different. Pure poison actually stinks like granny perfume, smelled different to me in store kind of feel like my bottle was old.

Mar
17
2013
bluemlein
bluemlein

original formulation, black cap.

>ack!< what a choking blast! root beer, sarsaparilla, anise, gentian root bitters, all held together in a caramel web with bitty bits of almond. don't think i would characterize this EDT as "syrupy delight" or "creamy", or "sweet". . . the caramel has been stripped of most of its sweetness, perhaps nearing the point when it will overheat, go black and -

perhaps that is the poison??? no, i don't think you can poison someone with carbonized sugar.

but wait: is that a halo forming over my head or a sign that i'm a hypnotizing, poison-happy she-devil?

or an echo of YSL's notorious suggestion that a french perfume named poison had more in common with fish than noxious substances??? as the sweetness settles into my clothes, i have to say, all that remains this time is the root beer/sarsaparilla edge. bllllerghhhh! definite proof that one can never entirely predict how one's favourites will wear on one's changing(aging) body.

now to determine just how poison itself smells 'pon the bod.

tho i am curious - how different is the old formulation of EDT from the perfume?


(c)Daisy Morant 2013

Mar
17
2013
jivaswood
jivaswood

This is one of those that's almost impossible for a person who likes perfumes don't identify / detect in another person or in his own skin (in a blind test). The focus of this scent is obviously the vanilla. It's here that's all the passion that the hypnotic scent promises. It's a wonderful and delicious blend of vanilla, coconut milk and almond oil (no, I don't speak of bitter almond). A wonder deliciously tempting and lovely. If you haven't tried it, run!


Scent:

4,5* /5*


Bottle: (I love the bloody red color of the bottle.)

3,5*/ 5*

Mar
14
2013
WolfszeitA
WolfszeitA

I would sell my soul for this.

Mar
14
2013
lspreack
lspreack

Male Skin+Hypnotic Dior=Sex in a bottle

Mar
14
2013
treehuger125
treehuger125

I am in love with this! it lasts soo long and smells like heaven in a bottle!

Mar
12
2013
antswife
antswife

Tried this years ago and it was unbearable. Tried it again last year and it was just right. Perhaps its been reformulated, perhaps my tastes have changed. Love this one, unique and the scent lasts 5+ hours. Worth the money in my opinion. A little goes a long way.

Mar
11
2013
hazarose
hazarose

SEX IN A BOTTLE!

Mar
10
2013
Nickypen
Nickypen

I smelled this for the first time just before christmas but made the mistake of only smelling it on the sample card (big mistake) I didnt even give it a second thought!

But after reading the reviews a few days ago on here i thought i would try it on me,as soon as i put it on in the chemist i knew i had to have a bottle,im sooo glad i tryed it as its a beautiful fragrance and only got better the longer it was on.

I use 2 sprays and it lasts for agood 7 hours on me (there arnt many that last more than a few hours on my skin) and gives off the most beautiful soft fragrance.

Great site and great reviews!

Mar
09
2013
hermyonee
hermyonee

yes, this truly is a sexual elixir in a bottle; I still use it, but only when I go out clubbing or for late evening parties... it used to be for year my One and Only; but since they reformulated it, something is missing... and now I also don't feel really confortable wearing it by day or at work; ;-) may be when I was younger I was more provocative and bolder, now at 30 I look for "classier" and subtle fragrances, specially by day, but still quite sensual; now I love Vanilla form Reminiscence, soft, powdery, with an elegant "suede" note, a bit retro', and very similar to Cuir Beluga, just a bit lighter...
But when i want to feel ultra sexy, vamp," poisonous" then I still turn to HP ;-)

Mar
08
2013
John_John
John_John

This is liquid sex.

Mar
07
2013
SHERIF SAYED
SHERIF SAYED

Women Perfume gorgeous and sexy and worth the experience but loses element of consistency somewhat

Mar
07
2013
lvnaris
lvnaris

Love this perfume! I'm new to the perfume-collecting world so can't detect any notes specifically aside from the vanilla, but it smells creamy, woodsy, and sweet. That's the dry down on me and I can't get enough. I'll have to try the Eau Sensuelle to see how it compares. Maybe I can get away with wearing that one during the warmer months as HP is definitely a cold season perfume.

Also, I have to disagree that this is a "young" scent just because it's sweet. But to each their own.

Mar
06
2013
MademoiselleMaya
MademoiselleMaya

It's a great and very distinctive scent but also an instant migraine in a bottle. And I can wear heavy scents - I was a Kenzo Jungle Elephant addict for at least 3 years. But this one is unbearable, it makes me sick, and I actually love this scent, so the only way to feel only love for it not fear and stomach-churning sensation is to wear the Eau Sensuelle version.
ETA: I've revisited the scent last year and thank heavens my stomach tolerates it just fine now! I'm so happy, because it's one of the sexiest and most delicious scents ever made and men love it too. I've the vintage now and the newer incarnations as well and I love them all.

Mar
06
2013
Pace,MioDolceCuore
Pace,MioDolceCuore

I'm a huge fan of Kenzo's Amour. The 'rice' and playdoh note are very similar - but in Hypnotic Poison the coconut note seems very noticable. Hoping the coconut mellows out a bit. I accidentally just emptied out my entire sample vial, MAAAAD.

Might be the only Poison I'll like and if I were to find a good deal somewhere - I'd most certainly snatch up a bottle. It's definitely a bit more woman than Amour, let's see if this will become competition. Will have to try the Eau Sensuelle, seeing that it doesn't list coconut. This might be a little too much suntan lotion for me otherwise.

Edit: The coconut drifted off and left a lovely result behind.
Longevity and sillage seem quite alright to me - even post shower scrubbing I am still reminded of it. Very impressive.

Mar
01
2013
irrrin
irrrin

I really like this perfume. Sandalwood and vanilla make the perfume playful and feminine. It has longevity and sillage. I believe, however, it is a winter perfume.

Mar
01
2013
Blackdahlia42
Blackdahlia42

When I smell this,I pick up cherry pipe tobacco and black licorice mixed with deep vanilla and rootbeer

I love it beyond all others but find it more of a heavier winter scent.

Feb
26
2013
tomerai
tomerai

There is a woman in my office building that wears Hypnotic Poison, only I didn't know the name of the perfume until much later.
It is so delicious. Every time we passed each other and I'd smell that scent I felt like falling to my knees and melting. I kept thinking "I'll follow you till the ends of the earth on my hands and knees with you wearing that scent"

Feb
26
2013
aidie
aidie

I'm not sure why I don't love this perfume. It's creamy, feminine and confident - it's definitely a great perfume! I just think this one is too heavy and powedery for my taste, at least for everyday use. It's just too much of everything for me. I would also like to point out that it's for sure a grown-up scent in my opinion. I usually don't like to label perfumes like that, since people can like whatever regardless of their age. However this just smells so sexy and womanly that I associate it with adult women, not young girls or teens. As I am currently in my late teens, I might like it better when I get older. But for now this just isn't for me. Cool bottle and very long lasting though!

Feb
24
2013
nicolastoll
nicolastoll

This is one of my all time favourite fragrances! I'm wearing this today and while I'm huffing my wrist just now, it makes me think of a woman, maybe an artist, wearing "Hypnotic Poison" as her only accessory to the finest beige, shoulder-padded cashmere wool coat, black pantsuits, creme coloured silk shirt blouse and red lacquered nails, to a meeting with her agent.

This is a striking and powerful statement/signature fragrance.
Hypnotic Poison doesn't please and sweet-talk, she's not about that.
She's not "young", romantic, shy and a seeker of knowledge anymore..., but
wise, determined and smart. She's on a secret mission. A smooth operator.

In my imagination, this is the perfume that the likes of Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong and Tamara Lempicka would have had on their crystal art deco dressers along with Vol De Nuit, Tabac Blonde, Mitsuoko, Joy etc., if Hypnotic Poison was launched in the 1920's or 1930's.

It's an empowering potion exuding an air of strength, self-determination, dominance, generosity and above all ultimate elegance.

I don't think that this is a cosy comfort scent per se and principally not a gourmand, considering that the vanilla and coconut notes, at least to my nose, smell somewhat synthetic, dry and muted, like other reviewers referring to the plasticky smell or that of play-doh.

It's the sweet almond, dark plum and sultry tuberose notes that make HP feel warmer and more approachable to a certain extend.
But that is exactly what I love about Hypnotic Poison and I think, this is where the genius in Annick Menardo's composition lies:
I find this contradictory quality to it absolutely extraordinary and intriguing.
It feels aloof and embracing at the same time.

As with most of the fragrances that I count among my favourites today, I have tried HP over 10 years ago, when I was in my early 20's. Back then I couldn't make any sense of it and it left me pretty unimpressed.
Now I realise, I was too young for HP at that time. I simply wasn't ready for it, yet.
I have revisited this fragrance 2 years ago and now this is an essential in my collection and to my mind, a truly masterful "classic".

This is a 10 out of 10 for me!
Sillage and projection absolutely live up to the standard of this exceptional fragrance. Longevity is superb!

Feb
24
2013
CIOGHIUZEL
CIOGHIUZEL

Back in the line ladies.....MONICA owns this ok???MINE MINE MINE

Feb
23
2013
lspreack
lspreack

Heaven...

Feb
23
2013
G00D_Girl
G00D_Girl

HP + Pacifica Indian coconut nectar = Devine

Feb
22
2013
muskfloral
muskfloral

First, I must say I’m a vanilla hater. I hate all the “edible” fragrances. Second, I have an extremely sensitive nose and often I can smell things that other people can’t, so I am very picky about perfumes. And third, I am of those unlucky people whose sweat stinks like hell, and I had had genuine trouble to look and feel ladylike while reeking as a football team.

Solved by HP.

HP is just a wonderful example of how much a perfume can depend on your own body chemistry. On me, there are no vanilla notes. I can smell fresh milk cream, tingly spices, dark rose, dry sandalwood and bitter almond, with just a hint of musk. It lasts for hours, and on my skin and in my hair for almost two days. The miracle is that my sweat doesn’t exist any more – if I am dancing, it will just add to the intensity of HP. I’ve been using it for 11 years now and often I am told by people that it smells quite different on me, they love it. (I love it too, of course.) My husband adores it – he claims he can feel my feromones and hormones through it.

I’d describe it as warm and deep, with a provoking mix of creamy and dry. Great for winter evenings, even greater for summer nights, and absolutely fitting for your day if you know how to wear it. It sends a strong message of sexuality, so first make sure if it matches your personality. Also, it’s bit demanding when it’s about your clothes and style. Be sure you’re wearing HP, not that HP is wearing you.

Feb
21
2013
Virgoan-hunk
Virgoan-hunk

Hypnotic Poison, is an enchanting, vixen of the night. Her sexuality pulsates through her svelte body, and she exudes a smell that can entrap any man in her path. On a guy Hypnotic is just Amazing, or so I keep getting told whenever I Use it. Being a Vanilla Fan it was not hard for me to fall for this Siren in Red. Hypnotic Opens up with a Plum, coconut fruit explosion and gives way for a party of dark florals and Woody temperaments, The Vanilla and Almond are the Rulers from the start to End with the other notes just adding depth and mystery and preventing this fragrance from going all out girly frills. HP is not a scent of young giggly girls and teens, she is a woman of power, magic Sensuality, ethereal beauty and the power and wisdom of aphrodite and Athena combined.
I feel inferior to wear her, Yet when I do, the spirit of HP works her charm and this time she even tepmts her fellow women to fall to her Powerful Charm.
9 out of 10.
Oh and HP lasts and projects.
Projection-5 hours then lays close to skin
Longevity-10 plus hours.

Feb
20
2013
M.Eisley5
M.Eisley5

I feel like I have searched high and low and NO OTHER FRAGRANCE comes close to my LOVE for this Fragrance (including others in the same Dior family).

It makes me feel sexy, bewitching, and delicious

Feb
16
2013
lyciumchld
lyciumchld

I haven't tried this one on yet. I sprayed it on sample paper and waited about 10 minutes. At first, it smelled of vanilla and mild spice. Then it morphed into root beer. Just plain old root beer. Eh.

Feb
13
2013
mimikins24
mimikins24

Obtained this scent in a 2006 formulation from a lovely Fragrantica member.

Upon first application I get a hint of fruit, in particular plum. The heart notes to my nose are vanilla, almond and coconut. Very powdery and delicious.

It is not until the dry down that I really detect any of the white floral notes, jasmine being the main attraction. The dry down also begins to bring forward woody notes, in particular light and powdery sandalwood.

Overall I find this to be a powdery, comfort scent in the vein of gourmand. There is also a liquor or boozy edge to the almond. I can imagine at the time of its creation it was quite unusual, but in the current market with a plethora of overly sweet gourmand choices, this shines as a delicious and not overdone sweetness.

I do not find this to be a sillage monster as it is frequently touted. I leave a trail, but do not clear a room. I get excellent longevity. It has always been my concern that this scent would be too heavy for regular wear which prevented me from buying it, so I am glad that I took the plunge.

I see no problem with this as a day or night scent, but find it lends itself to cold weather, like a favourite comfy sweater. I am wearing it at work today and a female colleague keeps coming into my office and asking what smells "wonderful".

I also do not find this to be particularly dark or mysterious, rather I think its seductive appeal is due to the homey and comforting nature of the scent. Besides testing has shown men like their partners to smell like food, vanilla and pumpkin pie being particular favourites.

I find this to be the sweeter and younger sister to Cartier Basier du Dragon, which has greater emphasis on the booziness of the almond, as well as more wood in the base and less musk/powder.

Feb
12
2013
fighter
fighter

Very nice, elegant and delicate vanilla perfume. It stands long and helps me to feel comfortable in my own skin.

Feb
12
2013
Mangotea
Mangotea

I recently got this in part based on the reviews of it being a man magnet ;-) in part because of a recomendation from a friend. Years ago I had the Pure Poison which I did like but was not too crazy about. I mostly bought it for the lovely, lovely bottle with the old fashioned vaporizer. In any case, back to Hypnotic, I was pleasantly surprised whn I sprayed this on me. It is a hard to describe smell, i want to lick my self i smell soooo yummy like a a magical coconutty chocolatly pastry. If the enchanted apple from the snow white fairytale was a cocunut this it what it would smell like! Kind of like a spell, bewitching indeed. Still have not tried the "spell" on the boyfriend....will wear this on Valentines day!

Feb
12
2013
tavo
tavo

You can wear this as a man, trust me women love this fragance on the rigth men, when a girl use it, she is the queen of the nigth. Sweet and sexy.

As I always say you cannot go wrong with Dior

Feb
12
2013
nomi77
nomi77

if you want to experiance both flavours which are opposite to each other. bitter and sweet this is it perfect blend of bitter almonds and vanilla 's sweetness reflects a persons bitter side of sweet personality love it like it have it

Feb
08
2013
margoess
margoess

I tend to shy away from vanilla-based scents since I usually find them a bit cloying and can't help but associate them with being surrounded by girls wearing Vanilla Fields back in high school. But this, I really like! And while I know there's obviously vanilla in it, my mind doesn't immediately think "vanilla perfume!" when I smell it.

On first spray, I find myself unable to decide if it reminds me more of root beer or cream soda, but ultimately lean towards the latter. After 20-30 minutes, it starts to veer more into root beer, but more like the hard candies that are shaped like little barrels—yes, exactly like root beer barrel candies! This is the dominant impression I get from Hypnotic Poison. As it settles further, I do get Play Doh, too (though I'm not sure I would've identified it as such if I hadn't read others mentioning it) and occasionally a hint of something like licorice.

This fragrance is so gourmand and evocative of such innocent pleasures (cream soda, root beer candies, Play Doh) that I really can't think of it as sexy or mysterious at all. Never mind, we don't always have to play the vamp. I can imagine this being something that I would happily douse myself in while at home alone or before bedtime—the kind of thing where I don't care whether others like it or dislike it; I just want to keep smelling it! An unexpected pleasure for someone who'd previously gravitated toward your average fruity-floral.

Feb
06
2013
perfumemad62
perfumemad62

Hypnotic Poison is a unique and seductive fragrance.

I know this sounds a bit weird but it smells like rich, creamy hot chocolate with almonds sprinkled on top. It's deep, dark and beautiful, perfect for date night ;) Lasting power is great, about 8 hours and sillage is great too.

Overall, a beautiful, unique and seductive fragrance. Highly recommended!

Feb
06
2013
babypoison
babypoison

a warm and cozy vanilla scent without being overly sweet. smells much better on skin than on paper. even tho i think it smells quite common, i can see why people like it, also it's quite longlasting.

Feb
05
2013
jchaddad
jchaddad

just pure amazing. the perfect blend and combination of ingrediants. always blows me away.

Feb
04
2013
alma maria
alma maria

este sin duda es uno de los perfumes mas selectos y dulces que yo haya conocido mi nota un 11

Feb
03
2013
CORCOR
CORCOR

I NEED TO OWN THIS. Smelt today in Boots and I love it - admittedly when I first put it on I didnt like it. But the drydown on it is gorgeous I can really smell the almonds and vanilla which are my faves.

I love Kenzo Amour and this is VERY similar, apart from this is really long lasting and has 1 more note that is slightly different.

I do understand the play doh smell people talk about but I love that!

Hopefully Ill be able to get a bottle duty free :)

Feb
03
2013
Lushylori
Lushylori

Today was the day that i realized just how great this perfume smells and how much i love it.
The creamy almondy vanilla scent is to die for.
I think this would work best in the fall and winter and in the day and night :)

Feb
02
2013
purrz11
purrz11

I absolutely adore this! The opening is strange to me. Vanilla with a sweet plastic note and some spicyness softened by the almonds. Then comes the playdoh. I keep a jar of Playdoh in my desk drawer at work for aromatherapy so I can differentiate this scent as more floral with a suggestion of playdoh. It's not a kiddy smell. It's interesting to me. The soft vanilla/almond drydown is so comforting and beautiful. It brings thoughts of being all snuggled up in a favorite quilt. I applied this at 4pm yesterday and at 8am this morning, the scent still lingers on my skin. I am truly captivated by Hypnotic Poison and have determined I'm gonna need a bigger bottle!

Feb
02
2013
auroramaria
auroramaria

I had just found out I was a few weeks pregnant when HP was realesed.
I remember going into a Douglas perfumerie to get some skincare and the SA gave me a few fragrance samples one of these was HP.
When I got home I tried it and nearly fainted I fell so ill I thought I was dying but.... that was the immense beauty of HP then, fair enough I was pregnant but I still was mesmerized by this gorgeous larger then life scent even thogh It made feel sick.
HP used to be such a deep mysteriuos even dark fragrance, unfortunately what we have on the market at present is just a pale shadow of it.

Jan
29
2013
rickyrebarco
rickyrebarco

Oh dear, I find this dreadful and more dreadful as in the true meaning of the word, making one feel full of dread. The caraway note in this scent hit me first in the topnotes, mixing with the apricot and plum into a syrupy cough medicine/cough drop elixir that was fairly nauseating and lasted about 30 minutes. At that point the woods began to come in and the almond note became stronger. The sweet flowers overtook the fruits and made the entire scent overwhelmingly sweet. I've smelled jams that were not this sweet. I've eaten candy that was not this sweet. There is nothing to counterbalance the uber-sweetness of the fruits and the white flowers, compounded by the very sweet sandalwood, There is only the weird medicinal note of caraway. Patchouli would have been better or at least some spice. To my nose, this is just a sweet, stonking mess.

I gave it a few hours on my skin and I could endure it no longer. I scrubbed it off and quickly listed it on Ebay. I remember the original Poison as being much darker and more interesting than this one. I deem this one a definite "do not buy."

Jan
29
2013
małgorzata.kurpiewska
małgorzata.kurpiewska

To me it is almonds and almonds and almonds... Sweet an dull. Like smells from the kitchen when you are baking something (you really wanna smell of that?). I didn't really get the coconut and hardly any florals. Maybe an overripe plum in the beginning. There is a lot of vanilla also, but as I usually love vanilla, I didn't like it here. It was a bit nauseating. It is an ok scent, I imagine it on a mature woman, but for me there is nothing going on. Maybe I would've liked it if it had a sparkly beginning or a spicy note in it. It is like a single-note scent on me... Not worth the price in my opinion.

Jan
28
2013
MysticMeg
MysticMeg

Caution it is hot!

If this perfume was available from the beginning of time I would imagine it being the signature scent of Delilah, Salome, Cleopatra and Mata Hari. It lures you into its web of sweet, mysterious allure.

Like chocolate candy you know it is bad for you but it is just oh so damn good!

It is like the proverbial red poison apple in classic tale of snow white or even the apple that tempted Eve.

Hypnotic poison is the perfect name for this poison of choice as it is mysterious, tempting and just...oh so damn sexy...

Jan
28
2013
antswife
antswife

Love it, love it, love it! Light, soft, fresh, clean, unique, long lasting, classy. I could go on and on about this one.

Jan
24
2013
jeffthebarbarian
jeffthebarbarian

I tried Hypnotic Poison, and I found that it is very synthetic. I believe that is the almond note.
It does smell a bit like playdough, but the playdough on me lasts only about 30-40 minutes. After the playdough fades, this dries down to a very sweet vanilla. I smell no florals at all, and the synthetic note stays for the entire duration of the perfume.
On me, there is almost no projection. :-( My boyfriend had to get right up on my wrist to smell it all.
This is not a bad scent, but I didn't find it to be awesome or a classic. On me, it smelled about like Vanilla Lace by Victoria's Secret or Warm Vanilla and Sugar by Bath and Body Works.
Maybe it was the reformulation, or maybe my body chemistry, but Hypnotic Poison didn't work for me. It may work for you though.

Jan
23
2013
julieanneh
julieanneh

I dont get the Play Doh or Rootbeer?

Anyhow I love this perfume, I think it is awesome. I love warm vanilla, almond, coconut, jasmine scents. It feels mysterious and sexy to be wearing it. It last all day , 8 plus hours and you don't have to have your nose touching your arm to smell it either. The first half of an hour could be a little strong for some people, but just wait through it and it develops into this adorable smooth comforting intriguing smell.

Jan
22
2013
MargoCat
MargoCat

This perfume is what I call '' My date night special trick'' If you want your date to get obsessed and crazy about you (even more than he/she will have already been) then have this perfume on. Delicious, provoking, with one word yummy. Trust me. ;)

Jan
20
2013
Kimmy89
Kimmy89

At work today I walked into the locker room to only be knocked down by the essence of PLAY DOH. I knew what is was instantly. I found the accomplice and as I thought it was hypnotic poison. The guys were calling her play doh all day.I felt really bad for her actually. Not the cheapest of fragrances and very popular it seems. But the guys really brought her down today over it.
Like ive said before I think it's the almonds that give it that play doh feel.

Jan
16
2013
wyrdlam
wyrdlam

Years ago, I saw this in a store and was attracted to its red bottle and name. “Hypnotic Poison” just sounds so seductive and mysterious, so I sprayed some on from the tester. And wow. I was not expecting such a strong, mature opening, so I put the bottle back and went on my way. But as the day went on, I couldn’t help from smelling my wrist. It has such a deliciously warm opening and smelled seductive and alluring.

I didn’t buy the perfume at the time, but it has been on my mind since I first sprayed some on. It has a most beautiful dry down in my opinion. I love the almond and vanilla combination—so delicious and inviting. I kept stalling on making the actual purchase because it is a warm scent that I would only want to wear for fall/winter and I kept questioning if it was too mature for me.

But this fragrance is undeniable and irresistible. I admit that it does open with a medicinal scent, as some others have noted. The medicinal smell disappears after a half hour, and then it goes right into the base notes of vanilla, almond, and sandalwood (and a hint of coconut still lingering in the background). My nose doesn't pick up on any floral middle notes, but I don’t mind since the vanilla and almond smell amazing together! The sandalwood also helps keep the fragrance creamy and woody, which prevents the vanilla from becoming too sweet. Spices, florals, and fruits are listed in this perfume, but the vanilla and almond are the star notes, especially vanilla. It’s not a sticky, candy vanilla, but it’s comforting and deep. If you are not a fan of vanilla and the warmth of almond and creaminess of sandalwood, stay far away.

This is truly the strongest perfume that I have ever worn; it has fantastic sillage and is a total powerhouse. It lasts several hours all day. One spritz on the wrist goes a very, very long way, so beware of abusing this scent. And when I put too much on myself, I easily get a headache, which never happens with other perfumes. So, I definitely apply lightly. Like the commercial with Melanie Laurent in which she places a little dab on a man’s lips, that little dab should do the trick. It’s bewitching! I don’t wear this daily just because it’s too heavy. Besides, I like keeping this fragrance special by using it on selective days.

So if you like vanilla and almond, and you want something comforting and inviting for the cooler months, try Hypnotic Poison. It’s one of my all-time favorite perfumes. My younger sister doesn’t really care for this scent—she says it smells like “old lady,” so it isn’t for everyone, but what perfume is? So try this one for yourself! 5/5

Jan
14
2013
bluepistachio
bluepistachio

Smells great but lamentable I get headaches with coconut notes and it doesn't help that it has heavy almond.

I almost love it if it wasn't for that. I do think it's amazing. One of the best and classiest oriental vanillas out there. Has an incredible lasting power >8hrs. If you love coconut with vanilla. I don't see why skip this one. The gourmand from the Poison Collection for sure.

Jan
13
2013
KleineLeopardin
KleineLeopardin

For me, this ist the epitome of sensual, confident feminity. When I first noticed and smelled this scent in a shop, I thought it was too heavy, too in-your-face and too sexy for me to handle it. But I felt a need to try it again and again..., so after 2 years, it got me in the end. It has become one of my favourites! I am a lover of vanilla in perfumes, and this precious fragrance seems to be built from a ton of vanilla, slightly dark but still creamy and soft, mixed with sweet almond and also some nice flowers, who are lingering rather shyly in the background of the composition. My first impression was: instant vanilla pudding! But worn it smells so much better!
I own the un-reformulated version (or a not-so-much-reformulated one at least) with the dark red ring. I love wearing it on dark, rainy and cold days to lift my mood and make me feel womanly throughout the whole day, as its sillage and lasting power is amazing! I also own the flanker "Eau sensuelle", which is more orchid-flowery in the first hours, but I really prefer the original version. It is very distinctive and recognisable.

Jan
12
2013
janamanderson
janamanderson

I've first smelled this perfume on one of my friends. She's been wearing it forever and i really wanted to know which is it. Since that day I've been in loooove with it.
I definitely can smell vanilla, a bit of cocoa and coconut. It doesn't really have that much of floral scents as far as i can smell. It does actually smell a lot different on other people. I tried it on and it smelled alot more fresh on me than it did on my friend. It does sort of change when it's on for a longer time; it becomes more musky. When u first smell it its a bit too heavy, thinking, "oh hey I won't wear this it will make me sick", but actually its really an amazing fragrance.
I can definitely recognize it when someone passes by me, wearing this perfume. It stays on for ages really, if you spray it on clothing it's just gonna stay there, wont fade out, which is amazing!
Would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves vanilla or coconut and would love to try something feminine and sexy :)

Jan
11
2013
Jackson Spines
Jackson Spines

Oh how I wanted to love this! Unfortunately it does not love me! There is a note in this that just does not agree with me. There is a beautiful warmth and creaminess to this fragrance that I love. The vanilla in it is deep and inspired. However, there is something else in it that gives me a wretched headache and almost makes me feel nauseated. It's really too bad. The fragrance is very well done and top notch quality. I will have to stick with Pure Poison, it seems to like me a lot better!

Jan
08
2013
evhely
evhely

This perfume reminds me to a lot of fragrances...yesterday I'm falled in love with Zara Femme and I think definitely is a light version of hypnotic.

Jan
07
2013
kriopell
kriopell

My 12 year old loves this. She says it reminds her of a rootbeer float and I think she is right on the money with that! Good for her, too girlie for me.

Jan
05
2013
yana82
yana82

I can't open it! Somebody help me. The lid is too tight. I have had this perfume for about a year but it's still a mystery for me. I can as well say I have "Poison de Secrete" :)

Jan
02
2013
modernmabuse
modernmabuse

İtiraf etmeliyim ki bir erkek olmama rağmen banyo sonrası sıkmadan duramıyorum. Leziz bir koku!!!

Dec
31
2013
chinna
chinna

I had to buy it again ... can not be replaced by any other ;)

Dec
30
2012
Anywho
Anywho

HP is a very sweet vanilla/coconut gourmand scent that will only appeal to vanilla and coconut lovers, everybody else will probably run for a mile. This stuff is so good I didn't only want to bury my nose but my whole head in it when I sniffed it the first time. Delicious, yummy, in your face, yet soft as well and totally addictive with a foody element to it that manages to just stop short of being too much (if used lighthandedly). HP has great sillage and excellent longevity when sprayed on clothes and tends to stay more linear in the vanilla/coconut stage (which I love). When sprayed on skin it morphes into a soft almond skin scent on me which is also quite lovely but with a much shorter life span. I must admit, though, that a lot of fragrances don't last for too long on my skin. To date this is the best vanilla/coconut combo I have come accross.

Dec
29
2012
luckyrue
luckyrue

This has been my signature scent since I discovered it while on vacation in Toronto with my family, at seventeen years old. I am now a 31 year old mother of 4, and it is still "my" scent. I get compliments every day, and my husband cannot smell it without "responding". I highly recommend this perfume to anyone, however, I am a firm believer in trying a scent, on your inner wrists, for a period of time before committing to it entirely. Body chemistry has a lot to do with how a scent performs. Perfume is chemistry, so it has to blend harmoniously with an individual's chemistry. I describe this scent as deep, sensual and warm.

Dec
29
2012
Kimmy89
Kimmy89

Unfortunately it smelt like play doh on my skin. Was very disappointed. I believe it's the almonds and the vanilla mix that just doesn't work, so will stay clear of them together.
Will try the hypnotic poison sensuelle as it doesn't contain almonds I believe.
Pity though.

Dec
29
2012
rosecityfriend
rosecityfriend

Was excited to try this, as I love plum, vanilla, and almonds. But I was disappointed from first whiff. On me, the vanilla was unnatural smelling (yes, playdough) and heavy, and I didn't detect any plum at all. It reminds me very much of Cinema, so if you like Cinema with your body chemistry, you may very well enjoy this also. If you have neither, then for what it's worth, I think Cinema's golden color and bottle is more attractive than the rather cheap looking apple of Hypnotic Poison.

Dec
29
2012
dskov2
dskov2

On a trip to London, with my School classmates in 1999, I noticed this really indulging scent from one og my female clas's mates. On the ship I saw her but hypnotic poison by Christian dior. I myself have since that autumn Day in 1999 been buying, using and loving this indulging tempting scent "hypnotic poison". It still hypnosises me each time I open the bottle and smell.

Dec
29
2012
divaofdevotion
divaofdevotion

I have been dreaming of this perfume the first day I smelled it...but the price kept me from getting it...BUT THANK GOD FOR THIS AMERICAN RITUAL OF SANTA CLAUSE AND HIS LITTLE HELPERS...because he gave me the BIG bottle for CHRISTMAS and I am so happy!!! I cannot wait to wear it and seduce every man I pass ;-)

Dec
27
2012
Snowfairy
Snowfairy

Super heavy vanilla but drydown is sensual with a small amount of spice.Lasts long

Dec
24
2012
cinnamonswirl
cinnamonswirl

I love the vanilla and almond, but on skin I get the Playdo aspect that others have referred to. It's still pleasant (certainly not unpleasant), but not enough to buy it.

Dec
23
2012
Coffeelover64
Coffeelover64

Not a fan of this one. It's an overwhelming boozy-vanilla scent. It smells like sickly-sweet vanilla ice-cream with strong synthetics appearing in the drydown. Another reviewer mentioned Play-Doh, I smell that too. But hey, each to their own!

Dec
22
2012
Evengelia
Evengelia

this really is poison....this should be re-named "Mans ruin".

Every time i wear this syrupy delight i can feel the male attention burning through my skull...eyes will follow you ladies and cheeky smiles will ensue. I promise you.

Dont be fooled by the power of this smell. I feel like if Ulyssus sirens wore a perfume it would be this, it draws people into you and can be dangerous. Its empowering, it gives you new character and will ignite the seductress in you.

Men love vanilla, we know this. Anything that smells like food. But that paired with the almost spicey almonds note and sandlewood just totally creams it out and spiralls into an uncontrollable spin of all things sexy.

Wear with caution.

Dec
20
2012
apollinne
apollinne

One of the best fragrances of the world, in my opinion. Better than J'Adore. This always reminds me of my sister, and how I used to steal it from her from time to time :) It's for very independent women, strong and intelligent. It's like a wild cat inside a kitten ;)

Dec
20
2012
Ragzin
Ragzin

ok so i bought this on a sale and wore it today for the first time after seeing all the good reviews, but the only thing i could smell was jasmin and the flowers, no vanilla/almond at all :( maybe it still hasn't reached the base notes idk, is my nose crazy?

Dec
18
2012
RGR
RGR

This is my cousins signature perfume. It is very sweet, vanilla and very very hypnotic. Too much of this juice can induce headaches and nausea. But on small doses it is just perfectly lethal.This is the way a grown up gourmand should smell like. You have to know how to handle this kind of perfume.

The opening is sharp and then it starts to simmer down. For some reason the middle stages remind me of root beer and banana pudding! It is so good. And at the end it turns into into a fluffy amber and velvet shawl that wraps itself and coils on your shoulders. It is mysterious, intriguing and sensual. I want to roll in it and let it suffocate me. I understand why Dior uses apples, snakes, smoke and Monica Bellucci in the new ads for the recent formulations of hypnotic poison. This is a perfume for a goddess.

Dec
16
2012
bailarina
bailarina

I love this coconut concoction, is perfect for fall and winter. It is soft, warm and cozy. it has good sillage and longevity. It smells like coconut with vanilla for grown-ups. I get compliments from women when I wear it. I like that is different and it does not smell like any other coconut perfume.

Dec
16
2012
alepoz84
alepoz84

UN MUST PER Yves Saint Laurent....anche se come tutti i profumi puo' piacere o no...come a mia moglie che con gran dispiacere non piace..... :-(

Dec
14
2012
Vamy69
Vamy69

There ought to be a law against this stuff! YES its that good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There are no words....

Dec
12
2012
LittleMousey
LittleMousey

Oh WOW, what a lady! That is one beautiful, beautiful fragrance!

I'm usually not a big gourmand fan, but this stuff is heavenly. I'm always on the fence with vanilla, but the one in Hypnotic Poison is done PERFECTLY. It's not a cupcakey/teenagey/sugary vanilla, but a very warm, sophisticated and womanly one.

I like the nutty notes as well, it's a perfect blend with the vanilla. A very elegant and grown up gourmand.

Love it!

Dec
12
2012
yay4mimi
yay4mimi

So much to say about this one. Because most of the people talk about how they don't like heavy smells bla bla but surprisingly this is like a best seller lol.

I think this perfume would not be that famous if it didn't last very long and it's sillage wasn't heavy.

What I feel about this perfume is that you've eaten extreme amounts of cheesecake and you're extremely full and you want to eat some more. So you feel sick and weird.

As a perfume lover I love to be realized when I put on a fragrance and man I do love heavy smells,oriental smells,stuff that are considered too much that would give you headache but this one is even too much for me. Not that it's too heavy but there's a note that's overly giving you the feeling that it's sickly much of smth!!!

I agree with the comments that say it either suits your body or not and that you either love it or hate it.

On me it smells like pure vanilla and cacao. And not that long lasting either. But on one of my friends i didn't even realise it was Hypnotic Poison! It was a heavy oriental perfume that was kinda attractive actually.

Finally I think there's nothing to be very sensational about this perfume. But yes I do appricate it's sillage and lasting power(not on me). And I think the bottle and the name are important factors for this one's fame too. Try it before you buy it! You never know how it turns out to be :)

Dec
10
2012
caca102
caca102

All I can smell is vanilla, and it lingers all day. If you like vanilla fragrance this is a must try. I personally find this rather heavy, even though I have only spritzed once on my chest. I agree with another reviewer that this reminds me of play doh or other scented toys.

Dec
09
2012
Perfumedsecrets
Perfumedsecrets

I tried to love this for years, but I always think "Play Doh" when I smell it. I tested in on my skin and immediately someone to my left sneezed. I didn't smell any coconut. I wish I did, and I was hoping it would develop more on my skin. Maybe one day I can appreciate this perfume.

Dec
07
2012
honeybee53
honeybee53

I love the fragrance, but a quick story. We had rootbeer floats tonight and all I could think of eating mine with the vanilla ice cream and the root beer was Hypnotic Poison. It was like I was eating it and it was yummy. You definetly smell the root beer and vanilla. This has been my favorite perfume forever.

Dec
07
2012
reema_3ali
reema_3ali

Being a huge Dior fan, which I got from my mother, this was a huge let down. It was so sweet it made me nauseous. I thought that it would be like that only when you first sprayed it, and the dry down would be better, but nope. Stayed like that the entire time.

Dec
07
2012
JediConsular
JediConsular

Delicious with fruity coconut in opening, floral middle and sexy warm vanilla in the base. Longevity and sillage are good. But I prefer the Eau Sensuelle version.

Dec
05
2012
comitatus
comitatus

This perfume has generated my interest in fragrances. My girlfriend used once. Caused an effect on me that I did not know that a perfume could do. Veeeeery sexy. Incredibly sexy. Sex in a bottle.
After that day, I think I bought about 15 fragrances and I'm still buying. I think my girlfriend is happier now :)

Dec
05
2012
nadia11
nadia11

I can definitely smell the play dough in this perfume. I have to agree this perfume is a little over-rated for my liking as there are better ones around with the beautiful vanilla notes and better longitivity. Definitely not for everyone!

Dec
05
2012
guillermostf
guillermostf

Dior has always something good. Hypnotic poison is one of them. Sandy warm coco vainilla smell.Sometimes i like it more than others, it depends how hot is the day. Long lasting scent. Very nice bottle. 3 stars.

Dec
05
2012
annettepe
annettepe

i have a small sample of this and the tiny bottle has been sitting in my collection for ages. i decided to give it a try and i absolutely adore it! its so sweet, like a powdery vanilla. its such a sensual sweet scent, but not sickly sweet which is great. its very warm and pleasant. theres also a sheer white floral note to it at the opening. definitely on my wish list!

edit; i find that the dry down gets very powdery smelling which kind of bothers me a bit... i dont think im still willing to purchase a full size of it since its not my fave and i already have a small sample...

Dec
02
2012
pattyk
pattyk

Bought this blindly on EBAY and I love it! It is light and a little sweet but not too overbearing. After a while I could not smell it and thought...."bummer". However later on my friend told me she loved my scent and she could smell it but I still couldn't. It's a happy scent and worth the buy for every day wear, non offensive. Maybe it's the almond that makes it smell so yummy. I do love that almond smell!

Dec
01
2012
Adiessner
Adiessner

Powerful, dark and heavy, I adore this scent, I cannot get enough of it. I wear this almost everyday, it is the sexiest perfume. The sensuality of Hypnotic Poison has a great impact on mood, I've found especially on men. It is warm, and comforting, but sinister and seductive. You will NEVER go unnoticed wearing this.

The aesthetic is perfection. The bottle truly looks like a poison apple. The forbidden fruit etc..The colors exude luxury and sophistication. The bottle is a wonderful addition on top of any vanity and the scent is the best accessory to any outfit (or lack of) It is the fragrance of a villainess, it's capable of making you feel like a dark, beautiful, tempting, confident, mighty sorceress.

My favorite by far, it is precious...my precious....

Nov
29
2012
sleazenrapture
sleazenrapture

The reformulation is definitely weaker and smells different to the older version. I managed to find a store in London that had a tester of the old bottle (no gold ring below the cap), so sprayed on my left arm - then went to another store and tested the new version on my right. Whilst the notes appear to remain unchanged, newer HP is definitely not as strong-smelling or heavy, and the fruit notes have been brought to the 'front', assumingly to fit in better with modern perfumes. The powdery vanilla and almond are still there, but not in the same dizzying and enchanting quantities. They have essentially made it smell and look more like Eau Sensuelle. Disappointed. Just as i'd started to fall in love with HP after years of umming and ahhing. *sadly hands over horrendous amounts of cash to eBay sellers*

Nov
27
2012
Sangers
Sangers

On first spray, it's wonderful warm vanilla. Then, almonds and wood take over, and it's almost too much for my nose. But about ten minutes after, it calms down and becomes more soft; it gets more powdery after some time too.

Unlike most people here, I don't think it's sexy. For me it's warm and comfortable, for the day I want a sweet and warm perfume. It won't become one of my favourites, though.

Nov
27
2012
Azecirevic
Azecirevic

I love this perfume, but stopped wearing it because every girl has it now.

Nov
27
2012
9-na
9-na

A present. The scent was wonderful for my personal days of laughter: Coca-Cola, lemonade, A&W root beer.

Nov
26
2012
KittyBaditty
KittyBaditty

This fragrance is the love of my life! I pick up on the bitter almond, jasmine and vanilla, with a hint of caraway - everything about it is sensual, confident, and unique.

I don't know how many times this has been reformulated, but it does seem to have lost the play-do vibe I used to get when I wore it back in the late 90's, and the root beer hit I picked up in the early 00's. I will still continue to have back up bottles because nothing compares to Hypnotic Poison for me.

One thing I do find irritating is that the packaging seems to have gotten cheaper looking over time - my first bottle is a deep dark red glass with a heavy black lid, and the box was shiny and foiled, but newer ones are opaque plastic, tomato colored, with a flimsy plastic lid, and a matte red box. All were purchased at Duty Free so I don't think they are fake?

Nov
26
2012
denylove
denylove

I never thought of being able to replace this perfume. but so it was. because in this bottle is missing something .. they took something. no one could take away this thought out of my head! I KNOW 7-8 YEARS AGO THIS WAS A DIFFERENT PERFUME.
THEY WANT TO CHEAT US!

Nov
26
2012
Ina Boland
Ina Boland

My favourite perfume, especially night. This screams one word. SEX.

Nov
25
2012
nadia11
nadia11

I absolutely "adored" this perfume only till a few months ago. I have had bad experiences with it, that I cannot wear it anymore, and will not wear it now due to its re-formunations.
Firstly I bought it on Ebay...big mistake :( It turned out to be a fake.
Secondly I bought a 50ml bottle from Strawberry net.com only to learn that they sell stock that has been stored incorrectly and is 'off' (hence the reason my beautiful perfume smelt alcohol-like and lasted a brief time only)
Unfortunately now I cannot wear it anymore and advise anyone that uses Strawberry Net, to "PLEASE" be careful as I am hearing more and more that they are selling items they should "not" be selling to the general public :( and gaining "greatly" from the process.

Nov
24
2012
somethingbrighter
somethingbrighter

I like gourmand fragrances, but this is just TOO heavy, sickly and cloying for me, too much vanilla, too much almond - it gives me a headache!

Nov
23
2012
Brockmarley
Brockmarley

I just purchased this, sprayed it once on my skin and very long lasting. Really nice on me.

Nov
21
2012
persefoni
persefoni

Pleasure in a bottle!! Men love it! Immense effect on mood and self-confidence, warm sensual presence, qualities of a true perfume, i believe...

Most friends who have it use it in winter, butI wear it mainly in the summer - its sillage is fantastic, and so is its lasting power. .. but i prefer the elixir version, the eau de toilette evaporates too fast from the skin. Why don't they have it in eau de parfum, i wonder.. :)

It used to have a bath oil that could also be used as a body oil and it was marvellous..

Nov
20
2012
iLoVeTHe80s87
iLoVeTHe80s87

God I WISH I could learn to love this but I just can't :( I've given it several chances, and each time it gives off this old, musky, strong incense-like smell that neither I nor anyone around me likes. The notes listed all sound so delicious and I want so badly to like this perfume! I'm glad I was able to sample this for a few days before I went ahead and bought a full bottle because this was a total letdown. Perhaps it's just my body chemistry disagreeing with it.

Nov
20
2012
younqstunnahbaby
younqstunnahbaby

Sexy, vinilla-y, yummy.

Nov
16
2012
vanilla1975
vanilla1975

Ah so good! My guilty pleasure, my lust and my disappointment too. I was so deeply in love with sweet and soft almond-vanilla scent! But the drydown on me was so bad and stinking, I gave up and gifted bottle to my friend. On her is smelt divine and sexy. Eh...

Nov
12
2012
Anja_Karenina
Anja_Karenina

This is the purchase that made me totally fall in love with perfumery.

Before I bought my bottle, I was always envious of my sisters' one which she it as a Christmas present. Since I couldnt afford my own bottle for a long time, whenever I would enter a pharmacy or walk pass by a Dior counter, I would take the tester and literally bathe myself in it.

It is hard to write a review on this perfume when everyone has already written all that is to say for it. I definitely see how this is a either love-or-hate fragrance based on people's reactions of the smell since it is heavy but in that sort of odd good way. I find that KENZO AMOUR (which is often compared to HYPNOTIC POISON) as way too overwhelming so those who find HP too watered down, you will probably appreciate that one.

Whenever I wear HP, I wear it along with the matching body lotion which I bought separately as I don't find the EDT being strong enough (all my other frangraces are all EDP). Even though this is one perfume which I can't smell on myself, others have remarked how wonderful I smell or how headache-inducing it is so be beware of mixed reactions.

I always wondered how the original HP without the gold rim smelled like since I heard a lot of people complain how the reformulation doesn't live up to the original's standards. I couldn't imagine how HP
could smell better than it already did!

Well can you imagine my surprise when I happened to come across a tester of the original one day and to discovere that I did not see what the craze was about. Yes it was still lovely, but I the reformulation available nowadays is way more sensual because of the vanilla and literally, magical.

In the original, I detected the almond note as being the prominent note so if you covet the original discotinued version, I highly recommend that you get the body lotion as I find that it smells very similar.

Even though my 100ml bottle will last me a long time, I know for sure that this one perfume which I will always repurchase. You have phases when you can't wear anything other than this frangrance and then other time when you can't stand it. But when all is said and done, during the times that I am in love with HP I feel very, very special. That's all that i can say about this. :)

Nov
12
2012
HORRIDFRAG
HORRIDFRAG

I love the scent. Very much different from the other EDP for women. The current formulation is not as great as the vintage. Too many almonds, or perhaps, to many 'eau' in the mix!

Nov
11
2012
honeybee53
honeybee53

I love this perfume so much. I can't go into the details on the notes but it is one of a kind. I am heartbroken I bought a bottle on ebay from "linconscents" and it had been opened and another cheap perfume poured in. Please if you are a ebayer be smarter than me and realize that this seller or whtever name he goes by next will rip you of. Be aware he is from Nebraska and had marked this 30 0/0 off. Don't be foolish like me. I knew even before I opened the leaking box. The smell was all wrong. Anyone who loves Hypnotic Poison will know.

Nov
09
2012
nadia11
nadia11

I would like to know which bottle is the original one. Does anyone know? I recently bought a 50ml bottle with the gold rim around the neck of it. Im so disappointed with it..so watered down..it could just be my skin chemistry but am still determined to find the original to see if this is the case or not :( !

Nov
06
2012
nadia11
nadia11

Im TOTALLY confused with this perfume. :( I had tried it again months ago after a long time and it smelt insanely beautiful. So i bought it on strawberry net. IT smelt completely different to how i remembered it and faded almost as soon as i put it on,. The vanilla was almost non-existant and it almost smelt like a cheaper version. It has a gold rim around the base of the lid and is a divine bottle but i am so disappointed that i paid a so much for a 50ml bottle that has no similiarity to how i remember the original poison.

Nov
06
2012
akats
akats

I smell more almond than vanilla. It is creamy, soft but fades quickly and has poor sillage. I agree it is a bit boring, although you can easily like it because it is wearable and unoffensive. I loved its caressness, its modest sweetness but it doesn't drive me crazy. It lacks depth and tenacity.

Nov
05
2012
omixochitl
omixochitl

I have been obsessed about this perfume for a long time. I love vanilla and I have to say that this is my favorite vanilla.

On my skin, during the opening I smell mostly vanilla, a very pure vanilla, not really the foody kind. My nose perceives a lot of almonds as well and I don't think there really is coconut in the scent, but the creaminess of the almonds is what may give that impression. I think I can also smell a hint of licorice here and there. I normally hate licorice but it does not bother me in Hypnotic Poison. The dry down is amazing: woods, spices and even the softest hint of incense… all drenched in the most delicious vanilla essence. It's really perfect, this scent can really be defined as "vanilla and spice, and everything nice".

To me, Hypnotic Poison is not really a femme fatale fragrance (like the advertising suggests or other people perceive it), I consider it to be a comfort scent, cozy and warm, ideal for the colder weather. However, this perfume does have some sort of "intoxicating" quality (in a good way), it is addictive and I can't stop sniffing myself when I wear it.

I also agree with those who say that this perfume smells like play-doh and/or root beer. Yes, it does remind me of those things a bit, but Hypnotic Poison is much more sophisticated than just play doh or root beer, in my opinion.

I own the latest formulation and the scent does seem a little bit watered down but I still get very good longevity (I can even smell it the next day) and a very normal sillage.

Oct
31
2012
SnowFleur
SnowFleur

My guilty pleasure perfume!!!!
At work a few people do not like vanilla...I wear it anyways! I am careful not to over apply as others can smell it even when I can't anymore!!!

Oct
30
2012
starvega
starvega

The vanilla is heavy and a little cloying, and the almonds come on so strong I would almost describe it as nutty to start with. It dies down to a kind of medicine, musky base, with what seems like a tiny hint of pepper underneath (this might be one of the wood notes?). Longevity can't be faulted though and it's of the usual Dior high standard. I would put this as an evening perfume, for wearing something rich and sultry - definitely not for every day use.

Oct
28
2012
la_beba
la_beba

This is warm & rich vanilla, too strong & heavy for me. Not something i would wear on daily basis. But i like to wear on cold night it give nice comforting feeling. Mine is edt version.

Oct
24
2012
Senzadite
Senzadite

i like it a lot, i wore this today the downside: projection and longevity on me is quite weak; very unisex smells elegant and refined.


90/100

Oct
23
2012
susana75
susana75

I'm in love with this gorgeous ruby bottle... it's sweet but not sugary very mature ,sexy and posh, cant't describe my feeling, one of the best seductive perfume .

Oct
22
2012
lilac
lilac

Now this perfume has driven me nuts! It is everywhere, it paralyzes my nostrils, they litterally burn with pain when I smell it. You know the smell of the old drwers of our grannys, where they use to keep ala kind of syrups and medicines? That is the exact smell I get every time someone wears it. It is obnoxiuos, vulgar, cheap smell (sorry that's how my nose reacts to this fragrance)
Only once, when I worked in a pub, a girl enetered the door and filled the room with a strong, hypnotic, peppery but fine and expensive smell. She was wearing this perfume but in 10 years she was the only one that wore it beautifully.

Oct
22
2012
burgundyaltima
burgundyaltima

a cologne version of Hypnotic Poison? GIVENCHY PI..Man this stuff smells very similar to Hypnotic Poison's dry down..first spray i get powder but 10 minutes later i get that sweet vanilla almond..kinda like a root beer or cream float..reminding me of Poison ...YUMM!!!..very unisex cologne in my opinion..

Oct
21
2012
guest_
guest_

Dior's Hypnotic Poison made its debut in September 1998. From the start, it stood out from every other perfume on the market, and still today, nothing quite comes close. My mom bought this the week it launched, and it will always remind me of fall '98 and all of '99. I thought it was from another planet when I first smelled this all those 14 years ago. At that time, it was very original with its vanillic, almond and sandalwood character. Even though it starts off extremely sweet, it falls back into place once the bitter jasmine and sandalwood kicks in.

For me, this works best on the coldest winter day with overcast gray skies and snow covered grounds. I like a good thriller, warm blanket and a spray of Hypnotic to go along with this scene.

Oct
21
2012
deliberateangel
deliberateangel

Pure awesome in a bottle. On myself this smells like waffle cones, vanilla, sugars with a touch of bitterness that is licorice, almond and caraway. It reminds me of a fairy tale. It's sexy, bold, mysterious and slightly dark. I love this. It's a comforting scent.

Oct
19
2012
Elianik
Elianik

Well, this perfume is amazing!! even though i dont like much sweet fragnences but this one is so special and attractive, i cant even describe how much i like this perfume, but on myself it's not so good.

Oct
17
2012
fullbottleworthy
fullbottleworthy

I think I misjudged this fragrance. After getting completely weirded out by H.P., I fell in love with H.P. eau sensuelle. Odd, I thought. How could this be? They are so close so how can I like one and not the other? The "essence" is the same! So I revisited this odd, pasty, rootbeer flavored play-doh concoction. Bizarre, yet somehow strangely irresistible. How is this possible? Granted, the new formulation is but a watery shadow of its former self, yet its current state is rather wearable as it is much more subdued and lifeless. This is not such a bad thing if you like your perfumes to last long but not slam you over the head with sillage. Overall, I'm really starting to like and appreciate this odd mixture. Quite intriguing.

Oct
11
2012
hermyonee
hermyonee

strangely my husband adores this one, and only this! For him it's a real turn on, it's almost "me" ... and usually he can't stand any other I have, except may be Crystal Noir Versace, quite sexy to him too. he's very difficult when it comes to perfumes & smells generally!

Oct
11
2012
hermyonee
hermyonee

there is something really mysterious about this scent, almost toxic,devilish & sexy ... the bottle just perfectly matches the feeling. it's fascinating, provocative, and I could see the effects on (male) people around me, it has a strange power, really a potion, a sex call. So beware... as it certainly does not suit everybody!
this one probably is a love it or hate it-fragrance for some.
The Bitter Almond gives it that "dangerous" twist, intoxicating, delicious and devilish; just remember that cyanuric acid had that "bitter almond" smell.
Yet the sweetness here it's just a way to mislead, imagine a sort of poisoned candy apple... looks so inviting, just take a bite of it ... and you'll be totally under the spell! So if you dare wearing this one, and are not afraid of its "sexy vixen" style, it's probably tha One for you. This is more than just a fragrance... 'm sure I'll always own it, can't imagine being without, though now I rarely wear it at work or by day, but it simply reflects the darker, sexy, sensual, part of myself, the temptress.
Staying power is still very good, not as incredible as before reformulation, but yet it lasts 8h! before it was even better, warmer, fuller, deeper, but anyway, it's so unique.

Oct
10
2012
harikaevre
harikaevre

the most amazing perfume of all times! it smells 'passion' ;)

Oct
02
2012
4downtheshore
4downtheshore

anomie et ivoire..Your review gives me a devilish grin. Perfect!

Oct
02
2012
anomie et ivoire
anomie et ivoire

Menardo's genius on fullest display, this is a sex grenade: a modernized and de-sane-itized L'Heure Bleue without any of that one's cumbersome class. A brunette bombshell (or a blonde with dark roots?). It may be widely worn and a designer scent, drowning in the most used note around--vanilla--but damned if this isn't pure magic. The slightest breeze animates Hypnotic Poison as a slinky villainess. Cruella, the Queen of Hearts, The Black Queen from Barbarella ... all the great meanies could wear this, but at once a girl's night out cuteness keeps things barely tamed. Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch Cherry Bomb! Suburban rebellion in torn fishnets, Cherie Currie as chainsaw artist. Hypnotic Poison's overstated naughty-but-nice angle is high camp gold: the point where saccharine almost rots and is sinister and treading the sex/death divide with the tv trope of cyanide poisoning leaving the smell of bitter almonds on the last breath. Commonly sexy but weird in a way that is very Twin Peaks. All of this for the older formula edt. The new lacks some spice and metallic bite and seems censored, but it still bests the rest of the department store pack.

Oct
01
2012
K4tr1n4nf
K4tr1n4nf

I had this perfume for a few years now and I still love it. Most of the time, when I think of a perfume, I think something that's like a white floral and it just sits on top of my skin. Not only Hypnotic poison works with my skin and converts it into a wonderful vanilla, it also breaks the mold by being bitter & sour in taste. I can smell the almond in this without spraying it out of the bottle. When spritzed in the air, I am able to get a whiff of the florals but then the scents settles to that wonderful "old book smell" vanilla. I don't know if the combination with the sandalwood helps make the vanilla smelled aged, but I commend for the genius behind that aged smell. This is a powerful perfume and I recommend one spray at the base of the throat. The progression from top to the base notes is relativly quick, but the middle notes linger as the base blossoms. Eventually the base takes after an hour or so and sustains for most of the night. I wouldn't recommend this for a workplace because it's strong in a cubical environment, but this is awesome if you're working outdoors or traveling through cold weather. Because of bitterness of this perfume, I feel this would be suitable for night time.

Sep
26
2012
sarinacarina
sarinacarina

My mom had the original poison when i was a little girl.20 years later...and i'm in love with Hypnotic Poison.I have the old version,before the reformulation i mean.Oh My God,what a chic vanilla-almond perfume,every time i use it,i feel so feminine,so powerful,so confident.A perfume for a mature nose,for a mature personality.It's not girly at all.If you are not a grown up lady,stay away plz!

Sep
26
2012
burgundyaltima
burgundyaltima

LOVE THIS!.when i smelled this on a paper strip it reminded me of a powdery Jergens Cherry Almond lotion..But on my skin ..at first spray I smelled root beer and licorice then later on the "jergens lotion" i smelled initially on paper .the longer it stay on your skin the better!..This will be in my fragrance collection FOREVERRRR!

** UPDATE***..My sister said i smelled like PLAYDOUGH! (this was maybe 5 minutes after spraying)....then later on male co worker said I smelled REALLY GOOD like vanilla and that he LOVES vanilla (this was in the mid dry down)...

Sep
21
2012
Caz71
Caz71

My absolute favourite of all perfumes. Mysterious, and gothic comes to my mind when Im wearing it. Have worn for over 10 years.

Sep
19
2012
4downtheshore
4downtheshore

This is an outside the box fragrance for me. I usually gravitate toward the safe, clean smelling perfumes. I was in Sephora looking for something different. I smelled this and, wow! amazing! I always wanted to find a sweeter fragrance that suited me without being overly sweet & too young for me to pull off (i'm 39). I knew right away this was it, my "not so safe but not overly perfumy" scent. I had to have it. My husband loves this too. The best part is it attracts people but doesn't offend. lasting power is great. I am so happy I found this classic gem. Perfect for the fall & year round I think. I love the bottle, looks like a poison apple, perfectly naughty in a sweet way.

Sep
17
2012
dadulka82
dadulka82

I love vanilla/oriental fragrances and love this one!
I was bit disappointed to find out it only comes in Eau De Toilette but after using it I discovered it lasts on me.
Very warm scent, it dries down to more musky scent.
I adore it and will buy again!

Sep
16
2012
s_athena
s_athena

My grandma sprayed me with this once when it first came out (she's a slave to trends and loves her gourmands - her other go-to is Mugler's Angel). All I got was play-doh with vanilla ice cream on top. Ick. No thanks.

Sep
15
2012
mippymuppett
mippymuppett

I was so excited to try this. You ladies LOVE this juice and I love the notes listed but on my skin and with my body chemistry all I get is play dough. Ugh!!!!! I wore it for hours thinking/hoping it would morph into this beautiful intoxicating scent everyone is so fond of. I even went to another department store and tried it on the other arm thinking that the first store must just have a bad tester. Nope. Play dough. What a bummer. Thank God for testers!!!

Sep
15
2012
jillywoods
jillywoods

I found the caraway to pack the biggest punch (smelled of licorice at both the moment of spray and after it settled down on my skin). I didn't notice anything fruity about it, it was more dark and warm. I do love this scent, smells sexy and mysterious.

Sep
12
2012
Migalex
Migalex

I profoundly dislike this type of scent. My insolence is very similar to this to this one and both seem to be at the far end of a continuum of almond concentration which goes on through Ange or Demon and juicy Couture,Cinema with less almond and Línstant Magique, with the to me perfect amount of almond. I do love L'Instant Magique but a concentration of almond superior to the one found in Cinema makes the perfume to me very cloying and unpleasant. I have the same reaction to male svents with a lot of almond, like Pi and Hypnose. This type of scent seems to be very appreciated by other people these days though. It is just a matter of taste. Hypnotic Poison, like My Insolence, does have a twist.

Sep
11
2012
Platinum_girly
Platinum_girly

I finally caved and bought this perfume, it has now become my signature scent. The only thing that i am slightly disappointed in is that it is not nearly as powerful on me as on paper and it takes as least 3 sprays before i can even smell it and it doesn't last very long at all. It hasn't the 'loud' power of original Poison and really it is a vanilla scent from start to finish, i do not detect any of the other notes that are listed and i most definately do not detect any almond as others seem to. All of that being said i do recommend this as a perfect autumn/winter fragrance and it really DOES drive men wild, my hubby can't get enough of it on me and i see no reason why this perfume should not be worn by women of any colouring, age, etc... Also i am prone to headaches with some perfumes and yet this doesn't bother me at all.

Sep
11
2012
floralfragrance
floralfragrance

İ think fragrances are not always made for everyone. This one is definately for a brunette. İt would be soft, sexy and intriguing on a darker skinned person. İ am very pale and whenever i try this, i smell like an old lady trying to wear an oriental vanilla scent trying to be younger. But in both ways, it smells classy..

Sep
10
2012
rm11212
rm11212

one of the best fragrances ever made. verrryyy long lasting lasts all day. has a unique smell, smells like a delicious cinnamon chocalate and vanilla treat. very sensual and perfect for a date or night on the town. guranteed to make any woman feel sexy

Sep
08
2012
dasparfum
dasparfum

Hypnotic Poison çevremde ki bir sürü kişi için imzam oldu ama ben artık sıkıldım.

Sep
07
2012
mzfiguer
mzfiguer

I do get the bitter almond paste, the jasmine, the vanilla, when I smelled my wrist after about 10 mins I did get the "play-doh" note and I wanted to laugh so much because it's true! I'm going to try to get myself a bottle before the reformulation, the one I tried today has the gold ring under the cap and new box packaging. This new EDT doesn't seem to have longevity on me but I'm interested. It's a well-balanced gourmand fragrance that is not cloying (even considering the "play-doh" element). There's something to it that you want to smell it again and again.

I saw the new ad with the lovely Mélanie Laurent and Nina Simone covering "I Put A Spell On You", and I thought Nina's Voice was too deep and soulful for the advert. I think the more universal beauty, Monica Bellucci, embodies the essence of Hypnotic Poison better. Although Mélanie's eyes looked absolutely stunning.

09/19/2012: I received the pre-2010 50 ml EDT, yesterday, I was so excited.. There is a big difference as far as the potency of the smell in comparison to the bottles with the gold ring. My kid sister could smell it from a distance. I llove it.

Sep
07
2012
JessKat
JessKat

I kept going back to smell this everytime I would find myself looking to buy a new scent. I almost bought Vera Wang Princess, I was becoming so sold on it - but then I decided to try it and it turned into the most horrid thing on my skin. So I didn't even bother trying Hypnotic Poison in the store; I bought it. And it is amazing. Warm, rich, deep, sexy, vanilla - it's a scent for a super hot bitch! This is the second Dior Poison perfume I have ever owned and it's another one I have fallen in love with.

Sep
03
2012
babyrose
babyrose

too strong and overpowering couldn't get away with it i had to throw the bottle in the bin after only using it a couple of times . it gave me a headache. hypnotic poison indeed big no no for me

Sep
03
2012
Ashreger91
Ashreger91

I love this perfume and want to buy it. I think it would smell really good on a very cold fall or winter day. However, this may be strange, but when I first smell this i get a hint of playdough? That doesnt last long though lol! Love it, smells so yummy and warm.

Sep
02
2012
mimilli
mimilli

There must be something with my chemistry that doesn't go with this. I keep reading all this fantastic reviews and even A to Z perfume guide highly appraises this. But I would sooo much like to love it, based on notes it sounds the perfect perfume for me. But no. I don't mean to offend anyone who likes this and I'm sure it can smell really good on someone (actually based on my own smelling I can't but I believe all these great reviews), but for me it's one of the most disgusting scents I've ever smelled. It makes me wanna throw up. It smells like something sweet gone bad and rotten, something stinky. I cannot understand how I it's so deeply bad for my nose... I've tried three times now and every time it gets worse, so I just need accept that this one isn't for me. It's not only my nose. After it settled for about one hour I got a friend to smell it from my skin and she thought as well that it was pure awfulness. Strange and unfortunate.

Aug
25
2012
sleazenrapture
sleazenrapture

I spray this on my wrist every time I visit a perfume shop as I feel as though this should be my perfect scent, yet something always stops me from buying it. There's always one note that sticks in my nose and makes me think twice; a bizarre, sweetly-bitter, almost rough-feeling accord (bizarre how scents can provide you with sensations). I've realised today from looking at this page that the note I don't like is almond! I absolutely loathe it, and although it certainly isn't at the 'front' of this perfume, it seeks my nose out like a homing missile. A shame, as I love the other notes/accords, and the bottle is gorgeous.

Aug
24
2012
Lulaw
Lulaw

This is one of my all time favourite scents and I always receive compliments when I wear it. However, my 4 year old son always says I smell like custard when I wear it?! lol

Aug
24
2012
Azrael
Azrael

This is such a beautiful scent. It's hard for me to find the right words to describe this perfume.
Hypnotic Poison is very warm, oriental, mysterious and delicously sweet. Dont youse too much though, it is very strong (and longlasting).

Beware! Hypnotic Poison might hypnotize you. :)

Aug
23
2012
Osrockoo
Osrockoo

Personaly i cant realy pick up any other notes than candy licorice and vanilla, its an awesome fragrance and one of my favorites

Aug
22
2012
Platinum_girly
Platinum_girly

I don't know what to say about this fragrance- it is like a love/hate with me. It really is a vanilla-y scent (something that i wouldn't normally go for due to the fact that i usually find vanilla too sweet and sickly on me)and i do not get coconut or almonds from this scent at all, just literally vanilla, sandalwood and other 'woody' notes so you would think that i would run a mile in the other direction (and trust me- i have not actually purchased a bottle of this fragrance yet!) but i keep going back to my samples and sniffing, and on one hand i go 'Ugh- too much!' because it IS a strong smell but on the other hand i am soooo drawn to it that i cannot stay away and i see myself going today and buying a bottle and God knows why because it isn't one that makes me go 'aaah, heaven!' like my beloved (and unfortunately dis-continued 'Gloria' by Cacharel) but i guess that it really does live up to it's name because i feel like i have been hypnotized by a poison :-)

Aug
20
2012
artemis27
artemis27

This is simply MAGICAL! I imagine this is what Hermione Granger would have worn to the Yule Ball :)

Aug
19
2012
Nenalata
Nenalata

I remember when this came out. I was nine years old at the time. I liked to go to the perfume counter at the department store and admire the many beautiful perfume bottles sitting in rows on the shelves. One day, I came and saw a small table draped with red satin and covered with strings of red and black beads. In the middle of the beads was a red, pumpkin-shaped bottle with a black cap. I picked it up and sniffed it, and my nostrils were filled with the most beautiful scent I had ever smelled; it was rich, dark, and gorgeous, with just the right amount of vanilla. For me, it was love at first sniff. Ten years later, I finally got my first bottle, and it was a gorgeous as ever; sweet, musky, woody, and floral all at once. I have seen people say that it has been reformulated, but I sniffed a tester the other day, and it smelled as good as ever. Maybe I'm just rubbish at detecting reformulations. Still, I may grab a big bottle, just in case...

Aug
16
2012
hermyonee
hermyonee

no matter how many i might like & wear, i know i'll always come back to this one! truly hypnotic, sensual poison.

Aug
15
2012
perfumebox
perfumebox

Let's just say this is to date (Aug 2012) the ONLY perfume I have ever finished a full bottle of.

I'm not sure if the notes listed here are accurate because I've never read about or detected ANY fruit notes, even though it does have a slight "coconut-y" effect.

I've been wearing the original juice for about 10 years now, and I'm so disappointed Dior has changed the formula, though the new juice is probably similar enough for everyone but the most die-hard fans. Of which I'm one, obviously. Here's what you're missing.

The original HP has topnotes that are darker, more nutty, and more lusciously-toxic (it does smell almost metallic). The loamy and now-removed oakmoss makes the vanilla heart just a touch dryer, smokier, and less cloying than the current. And what many people don't realise is that as you move your nose closer to the skin, the aromatic sambac jasmine and glorious sandalwood takes over, singing softly under the vanilla-musk.

The new version is still good but it's simpler, sweeter, and the top and base notes have been watered down. It's still got "plenty of heart" and I do use it occasionally when I crave that bitter-sweet metallic almond tang, but I've stuffed all my precious backup bottles of the original juice into the darkest recesses of my cabinet, for carefully-rationed doses the rest of my life.

Aug
15
2012
Aysu
Aysu

I recently grabbed a bottle before the reformulation (WITHOUT the golden ring around the cap) and the staying power of the juice is extreme. I generously spritzed in the morning and my bedroom smelled Hypnotic Poison for two days...
Comparing the todays production, this version is strong like a pure perfume concentration. Scent is still same though, but it is so sad to see how they dilute the perfumes nowadays..

Aug
14
2012
SophieJ
SophieJ

When I was young, from age 10 or so on, I would always sneak a spray of this perfume on when I was shopping with my family in a department store. I was attracted to the bottle initially and then found that I loved the scent. Sometimes nice sales associates would give me a sample; but I didn't dare ask for it as a gift, because of the price and the "adult" vibe it gives off. Now that I can afford to buy this for myself, I will always have a bottle on hand. This is for sure on my Top 5 Fragrances I Couldn't Live Without list! On me, the almond note stands out, along with a bitter vanilla. Its quite simple and linear, but that's what I like about it. What you see is what you get with Hypnotic Poison.

Aug
13
2012
vanillafreak
vanillafreak

I am a vanilla freak, and a oriental lover, but this for me is too much, it's like an overdose of odor... even a little bit nauseating honestly.
later edit : ok, so officially this perfume is the first to achieve the feat of making me feel extremely nauseous! I had to actually put the tester strip in a bag and throw it away because the slightest hint made me feel like i'm gonna throw up any minute...
i am not the type of person to feel nauseous from perfumes, and rarely from odors, but this creepy concotion has done it
smells exactly like the name : it is poison...like turpentine, like almond overdose, like it's gonna give you a seizure :))

This is the perfume i imagine witches might wear! no offense

Aug
11
2012
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

I so wanted to like you hypnotic poison but your licorish,too deeply burnt vanilla,partially smelling like playdo had the most horrid smell right out of the bottle and then had me down for the headache kill...i had to sadly return you..one day i will get poison again but i have heard it doesn't smell the same as it did when i was growing up...such a shame :(

Aug
10
2012
Dittnergirl
Dittnergirl

Am I the only one that smells root beer when wearing this? I love it, but dont see anyone else picking up this note? Scent?

Aug
06
2012
arabbel
arabbel

I have always described this as "creamy," even everyone seems to agree. Possibly too sumptuous and rich for a some people, this is definitely a later fall and winter fragrance. There's nothing fresh or light in it, but it's also not gourmand at all to me. I think it runs true to its name - it really does smell like a hypnotic poison. Not at all something you'd want to eat, but something so richly appealing that it makes your mind swoon a bit. Also, the staying power is absolutely ridiculous. Clothing I was wearing the same day as this will still hold hints of it even after a run through the wash.
If you can handle it, get it. It's brilliant.

Aug
06
2012
kehkeh1
kehkeh1

I would like it better, wear it more often if the smell wasnt so powdery.

Aug
04
2012
gmhmilenio
gmhmilenio

This is one of the most sickening and overwhelmingly sweet fragrances I've ever smelled. Right there with Angel (gah!!), Aquolina pink sugar (yes I thought it was this bad), just horrid. I dont understand all the wonderful reviews, but then again it seems a huge percent of the perfume-wearing female population love vanilla and sweet SWEET fragrances. even men seem to love it on women. This wasnt hypnotic, just revolting. Now, the longevity on this baby is quite something and unprecendented for an eau de toilette. This is great if you love it! Got yourself a winner! But man did I suffer and regretted that light spritz on my left wrist. The unfortunate application occured around 5:30pm, got home, then Washed and rewashed and still could smell this nightmare going into bed hours later. Why cant my favorite fragrances last like this?!? Good lord

Jul
30
2012
TheCountess
TheCountess

The beautiful thing about perfumes is, that as your skin changes with time, your mind also changes perspective about things. You gain new experiences.

I kept putting off writing a review for this, because at first I hated it. I couldn't understand this fragrance. I have all Poisons, except for the Tendre version of the original Poison. Hypnotic was at first cloying, heavy and way too sweet, and I hate sweet fragrances. At least that's what I thought. Almost a year later I bought the Eau sensuelle, because it went well with my skin. That warmed me up to try the original. It smells just like it's name, hypnotic. I wore it and the people around me were going crazy over it. I'm a store clerk, and the men I helped were asking me what I was wearing and that I smelled amazing. I had to buy it.

So yes, it's worth the money you spend on it. The sillage? No words. It lasts forever. I took a shower before bed and I still smell it on my wrists and neck. 10/10!!

Jul
29
2012
Dittnergirl
Dittnergirl

I love it, but does anyone else smell root beer candy?

Jul
28
2012