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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.

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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

oktober
oktober

It's hard to resist this perfume. "let them have almonds". :)

I wear Hypnotic poison very often, it's very cheerful and versatile.

Nov
19
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
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

Ok, long rant. I would advise you to just skip along, nothing to see here.
Unless, you love it as much as i do. Or you love perfumes as much as i do. This is more about how it makes me feel and a rant about how much I love it, rather than a review :)

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!

I've been really ill for the last weeks and I haven't been able to do much else than to watch a korean drama called bridal mask, and to walk my dog in the evening to get some crisp autumn air and look at the stars. And test out my decant of Dior Hypnotic Poison. And even though it's been a though time, I've been blessed to discover some beautiful things too. Bare with me.

I've been really interested in asian culture lately, and especially japanese and korean. This korean show I'm watching, follows a tortured hero, who have faced so many hardships and even though he may have started off on the wrong foot, he became the most brave and good man. And though it might be silly, it moved me so deep. There is just something so beautiful about this man who is broken by life and chooses to use it for good.

Have you heard of the Japanese word "wabi-sabi"? It means a way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay. This has changed my life, and is one of the truest, most beautiful things I've heard. And all of these thoughts, and feelings I've found in these last weeks have been magically put into this perfume bottle. This perfume now reminds me of this time in my life. And that is magic!

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
LaureL
LaureL

Maybe someone who hates Dior Hypnotic Poison wants to swap it away with me for another fragrance??
I love it!

Nov
02
2014
llburris
llburris

Can't get past the marshmallow that attacks me in the opening. Waaaay too sweet for me *boo*

Nov
01
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
verasdfghjkl
verasdfghjkl

I didn't know it was possible for me to find a perfume too sweet. Well, here it is. I almost became nauseous from just smelling it on paper. I can understand other people loving this, as this is either a love or hate scent, but it's not for me, unfortunetely.

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
VP95
VP95

I've heard (and read) sooo many things about this particular perfume and honestly I can't wait to try it! I'm in a continuous search of my absolut favorite fall/winter perfume and I just can't seem to find it! I've smelled this on some people and it's really one of a kind but I never tried it on me to see if it suits me... I'm going to, really soon! I love vanilla, cinammon, sweet, fruity and powedery scents so I'm really excited about it! :)

Oct
21
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 "glorious 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 felt good. Love it. Tempted to get the edp as well ...

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
june7rose
june7rose

Tuberose Ny-Quil. I do smell the almond in it, which I like, but it's overwhelmed by other things. A very unique, and really odd smell.

Aug
30
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
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.
Definately 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
kittybobmeowpants
kittybobmeowpants

I was SO excited to try this because i LOVE almond. I blind bought it on ebay and got a good price BUT it smells like ROOT BEER!!!! I'll try it a few more times and see if it grows on me.

Jul
16
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

To me, or perhaps on me, this smells almost exactly like Play-dough.

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
shivabglr
shivabglr

- original formula

24 hours staying power on me, even after showering, with huge projection,

starts off like a cold wave of slightly sweet play dough, and settles down into an intoxicating floral, almond, vanilla and coconut goodness,

compliments are HUGE!

It's sad when I read the reviews saying that recent reformulations have watered this down

moderation is necessary, but it's really hard not to wanna douse up yourself with it, it's sooo addictive!

it stole my heart forever!

♡♡♡♡♡

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
jolantuk
jolantuk

I LOVE the SMELL of this fragrance but not staying power and not sillage. I know that Ive got original bottle , and then I tried it and saw on fagrantica that longevity and sillage is great I was surprised and disappointed at the same time, because I can barely feel it on my self, and other ppl say they feel nothing on me (unles tuck they nose straight to the place I have applied). I gues that voting in fragrantica belongs to older Hypnotic Poison formulation, maybe I am wrong... Because of these factors I will not buy this fragrance again, but the SMELL still will be one of my favourites.

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
Pepperflower
Pepperflower

I adore the bottle, it reminds me of the apple in snow white. That is where it ends about me liking this perfume. So disappointing because the bottle is so pretty!

I read the individual notes from Hypnotic Poison: Vanilla, almond, rose, plum, tuberose, coconut, etc..sounds absolutly amazing! When mixed all together and I tryng this all I can smell is ROOT BEER!!! Blehhhhhh! Ive tried so many times to like this, coming back with a different mind set, dont think about root beer(although root beer is yummy just not in a perfume!), let the notes and time take its course on my skin, and try them out, but its a failure..... I cant get over that I am spraying myself with root beer-y perfume.

Funny, my boyfriends sister, who is a die hard vanilla junkie wears this and it is her signature fragrance...we live in Switzerland by the way(I am from the US) and root beer does not exist here so shes never drank or smelled it so she wouldnt understand what I meant if I told her. Maybe its my skin that pulls something different or mixes not so good and my boyfriend sister has a better skin chemistry for Hypnotic Poison. Who knows...

May
20
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
Bloodlust
Bloodlust

My boyfriend had originally wanted me to try the original Poison, since that's what his mother used to wear in the 80s... Well, let me tell you, I am a LOT of woman - but the last time I smelled that perfume, it was like a rotting carcass made of licorice, smoking a menthol cigarette, on my skin, from what I can remember. I wanted to love it - and will continue to give it more tries! (Edit - Poison has grown on me, I do now own it!)

Hypnotic Poison, however, I would give 10/10. It's definitely a very "vanilla" scent, but a deep, rich, unique, adult vanilla. Not your high school Pink sugar vanilla. For an EDT, the scent lingers on me for QUITE some time (and I usually have issues even with EDPs having any longevity on my skin), though I would LOVE to have a rollerball for this scent, just in case.

To me, this is the epitome of a warm smelling, comforting winter scent - though I find myself COMPLETELY UNABLE to go through the spring & summer without wearing it here or there. The vanilla, a little bit of almond & Jasmine, but then, like other reviews have said, there is a little bit of a synthetic *something* to it that gives it more of the "typical designer" feel. So it isn't a pure, sickly sweet smell.

I get lots of compliments about this perfume - moreso than any of my others. I've gotten told that I smell like "Sexy marshmallows", and "dark gothic cotton candy" - Sweet, but deep at the same time! I don't know how they do it!

May
06
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
moonprismpower
moonprismpower

This perfume is so interesting, to me it has many facets that all blend together incredibly well. I love that this is not a super sweet vanilla like the new Addict EDP, but like an almond shortbread cookie or a pound cake, sweet but also nutty and slightly salty. It also has a root beer-y and licorice/anise facet to it at times, especially in the opening. And there is of course the prominent Play Doh scent that everyone talks about. I have a 2013 batch EDT and I find the sillage to be moderate, it stays somewhat close to the skin which is appropriate for this scent, it's warm and cozy. Longevity is amazing for an EDT, I was catching whiffs of it on a shirt well into the next day.

Another update: I could smell the beautiful jasmine in this for the first time today, something in the weather must have brought it out and oh my goodness it was such a delightful surprise. The vanilla also became very prominent, gourmand and sweet on me today. This is truly a masterpiece, if you are finding it flat or one-dimensional make sure to try it in different weather, you might be pleasantly surprised!

UPDATE: I sprayed this on a sweater about four months ago and I got the sweater out and it STILL smells like Hypnotic Poison. I am not having any longevity problems with the reformulation.

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 love 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
ummimtrish
ummimtrish

This is *amazing*. I’m pretty sure they took the essence of my soul, bottled it, and called it Hypnotic Poison because this is so me. I’ve never had a fragrance meld so well with my skin; it’s as if it was meant to be there. My life would be ruined if this should be discontinued.

I love sweet almond flavored/scented everything, and that’s all I smell in this fragrance. I don’t understand how sweet almonds could be considered sexy or alluring…But, I guess it is hypnotic because it smells so delicious. It’s a soft, mature sweet fragrance. Although it is an EDT, it lasts a long time and a lot of people noticed when I wore it.

I would consider this as my signature, but for me, it’s not an everyday fragrance – more for special occasions. As much as I love this, I probably wouldn’t wear this in warm weather, either.:)

Feb
05
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
Zeldado
Zeldado

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
TRACTATUS
TRACTATUS

I try to love it but didn't work for me. I have to admit that HP is one of the best vanilla out there but oh well I don't like the idea of smelling like a birthday cake, delicious but why would you want to smell like food. sigh i need to learn how to appreciate the so called youthful fragrance instead of my old lady collection I guess. not pleased.

on the other hand its much more pleasant than the overwhelming sugarbombs out there so I would recommend it to my Juicy Couture loving friends...

longevity wise it stays on my sweater forever but not on my skin WHY

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
mariafr91
mariafr91

Hello,I'm looking for the old version,without the gold cap. I've got some perfumes for swap,or I could buy it (only EU). Please contact me if you're interested!

Dec
27
2013
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 keep 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 beautiful and quite unique, although i have to say it's no longer my favorite and 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
Anatares
Anatares

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!

Aug
27
2013
saintleegray
saintleegray

This perfume is so pretty, full, rich, and inviting. Except on me. I have noticed that Dior perfumes really seem to adjust on the wearer more than any other kind I've tried. In the bottle this smells completely different than on my skin. Fresh out of the bottle I smell vanilla, some woody notes, not any fruit notes. On me it smells rancid, like some generic, choking imitation perfume. Pity

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
connie.o'strand
connie.o'strand

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!!!

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
StellaXYH
StellaXYH

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
katiesimpsonhair
katiesimpsonhair

For me this is very much a warming winter fragrance and i often wear it around Xmas time. Its a very thick creamy, spicy vanilla and it reminds me of sweet brandy butter. It is a sexy smell but i have to use mine very lightly as i can smell it all day long which is great. I do love this but i have to be in the mood to wear it and sometimes get a craving to put it on possibly in the winter months when its frosty and i am eating Christmas foods.

Jun
17
2013
CaledonianChic77
CaledonianChic77

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
sissu
sissu

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
sweetiepea161616
sweetiepea161616

@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
lali29bee
lali29bee

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
freddinos
freddinos

I acquired a new and sealed vintage 20ml refillable oblong bottle off eBay, at the bargainous price of 8 pounds (when the same flacon on eBay 'retails' for over 100!) so first of all yay for eBay! It is a very nice vanilla, with lots of sugary marzipan, but the kind without bitter almond. Very happy to add to my collection, I will wear it those cold days and nights when I need some warmth and comfort to cheer me up. I am actually finding this quite an innocent, not very loud-sexy smell, but I guess that's just down to personal taste

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
tania.sedik
tania.sedik

Forget the eau sensuelle this one is WAY more delicious and raw. The vanilla is more voluptuous and has a more expensive feel to it. This one i find is more simple, gets straight to the point of what is desired in hypnotic poison. Great signature it is HIGHLY memorable.

Mar
17
2013
selinu
selinu

The almond in this is really bitter. Thats why I couldnt love it. Yet it smells really expensive and sexy (kenzo amour smells quite cheap and nothing sexy) I would prefer eau de sensuelle version since it has no almond in it. For almond lovers I suggest you l'instant de guerlain magic. It has same notes with softer and better mixed almond

Mar
16
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.

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
missy.stratimirovic
missy.stratimirovic

I love this on my skin. So gorgeous, it creates sort of physical craving. Fantastic blend of vanilla and almond, with the hint of jasmine. For heavy winter, though.

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
babylima
babylima

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
LoveMeDo7
LoveMeDo7

This perfume is warm & comforting. Sure, men find it sexy, but that's beside the point. The most important thing is the way it makes me feel!

Jan
22
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
EmyPlante
EmyPlante

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
sweetiepea161616
sweetiepea161616

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
simone.fatale
simone.fatale

The sexiest perfume I ever owned... Irresistible vanilla paradise mixed with erotic almond muskiness, the guys just love it. Perfect for hot date nights and moments of passion. THE perfect vanilla gourmand by far.

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
fujii
fujii

I tried a tester the other day and when I got home my younger brother said I smelled like the twisted marshmallows with the clown logo/mascot we used to eat as kids. Most probably the vanilla.

I didn't like it when I applied it to my skin but it sort of grew on me on the way home. And after hearing my brothers comment I'm definitely putting this on my want list and buy it when I get the chance.

Sep
28
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
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

I love this perfume so much. I love getting lost in all it's nutty and vanillary glory. It's so creamy, yet woody, and so sweet yet dark. It's one of the best oriental gourmands out there, for sure.

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
redrosesr4ever
redrosesr4ever

Stale vanilla and root beer. Um, yeah, I don't get it. A thirteen year old chubby girl's idea of 'sexy'.

Aug
02
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
windswept
windswept

Hypnotic Poison is a masterpiece. It has the power to deeply touch you on an emotional level. It is so mysterious, sexy, creamy and delicious.. The reformulation hasn't ruined it. Yes you need more sprays but the advantage is the increased wearability. It's no longer a strictly night-time fragrance as compared to the 1998 formulation.

Jul
27
2012
Woodfaery
Woodfaery

I have had a love/hate relationship with this fragrance. I loved it when I bought it at Macy's one year ago and then during the winter months I tried wearing it and something strange happened...it was just too over whelming for me. Well I put it back on the shelf and this month (July) I thought "Why not try it again" I know everyone says its a winter frangrance but I like to be different. Anyway HP is magical, its sexy and it loves attention. Today at work I could not stop smelling my wrists. I smell a rich vanilla incense, sandlewood and a lovely wiff of coconut. I always suggest wearing your perfumes at different temperatures and experiment, experiment, experiment. What works for some will not always work for me. ;-) (by the way my co-workers have been complimenting the way I smell... all day today)

Jul
27
2012
samloves
samloves

Tried this today and a big thumbs up. Coconut and vanilla beautiful. Can't stop smelling myself. Lasts pretty well also.

UPDATE..... Definitely getting the play-doh in the dry down but its not a bad thing. Longevity is awesome.

Jul
26
2012
banksgirl6
banksgirl6

Just tried this because I love love love Midnight Poison...oh my lord, this one is just as good if not better...so rich, so dark, but a little bit sweeter...one word: WICKED! I'm definitely buying this as soon as I get the funds!

Jul
25
2012
Psyquart
Psyquart

Okay, so my previous review on this - I said it smelled like insect repellent. I recently tried it again, and I have to say, the first few minutes, it still did, but then, something magical happened and it somehow transformed into this incredible scent of vanilla and thick incense. I didn't get any of the other notes though, just warm and full smoky vanilla, but you know what, I didn't actually need anything else.

Jul
24
2012
NaniFiona
NaniFiona

I blinded buyed it based on the massive love reviews here and it was a big disappointment. I tried 3 times but I really detest it and i`m hoping to get rid of it soon online. I just dont know what's the hype about it.

Jul
22
2012
Pari88
Pari88

Monica Belluci! I think she is the most BEAUTIFUL celeb out there, and has the Hypnotic face perfect for this Poison! If you want to chanel the Monica Belluci inside of you wear this at night and Sicily D&G in the day ;-) Men will always stop in their tracks when they get a whiff.

Edit: Higher demands and wholesale production of a single product means less quality of ingredients. Now I knew why I alway searched for "the odd one" or "unique" one out of the bunch....

The "new" bottle has definetely been "reformulated", meaning same scent pyramid but lower quality of ingredients, made in large batches, more synthetic and thrown toghether probably by an automated machine, instead of put together carefully. With 800+ new releases of perfumes per year, and a whole bunch of each, plus all the pure oils being produced, thats like a billion perfumes being produced ever single year, there is just not enough ingredients so now everything has to be synthesized in order to get the "smell' alike.

I wa running out of my"vintage" (still have the bottle with a few drops left, if I open it up I am sure I can spill some out lol) so I bought a new one from Sephora and they are different for sure! The new one is too heavy on the plum and almond, and has a really bad synthetic smell that I dislike! Believe it or not, the "coca cola" smell is not in the new one, which I actually enjoyed in the "vintage"...It turns sourish on my skin.. Absolutely NO sillage and very very close to skin longetivity, I'm talking after 10 minutes you have to stick your nose next your skin and breathe in as hard as you can...
If this doesnt stop I am gonna have to resort to pure perfume oils soons, or run after the newest niche I can find before they start downgrading those too.... I decided the more mainstream a frag is the less "quality" of ingredients it has...honestly...unless it costs 100+ for a 1 oz of course..
Find the old bottle ( its a brighter red and not at all the new ombre maroon/red/black bottle).

Now I see why so many of the greats were discontinued. Instead of "cheapifying" them, they ran out of the true quality ingredients so decided to just stop production altogether instead of ruining their names and reputation. Woods, Resins, and Musks/Ambers are much more expensive and harder to cultivate then Flowers, Herbs and Spices, which is why the Greats like Sensi, Indecence, etc etc have been discontinued.

Jul
18
2012
miss mills
miss mills

The first time I smelt this was in a duty free shop in Portugal - it was hot, sticky and intense - and so was this fragrance. I remember trying it on and thinking what the hell is this?! It reminded me of summers in NZ, baking in the sun covered in Tropicana coconut oil - I knew this was special but didn't know if I was woman enough to carry it off. Turns out I am, luckily!
HP settles after the initial shock wave of sweet vanilla nuttiness into a seductively dense and warm brew, smooth and sexy, like a warm embrace, intimate, private....this will always have a place on my shelf, right next to my favourite Coco where it fights for first place.
PS The gorgeous little deep red cherry/berry encasement is my all time fave bottle, it fits so snugly into your palm as if meant to be discreetly applied, poison indeed....
PPS After years of wearing this, I have come to realise the real reason why I love HP sooo very much and keep returning time and time again is because it reminds me of the smell of old books! As an avid reader since I first learned how to - and an avid sniffer of books, esp in second hand book shops, the kinds with the rickety old wooden staircases where everything is crammed in together, this is my safe place perfume, my comforter, my go to in a storm...

Jul
17
2012
xdollpartsx
xdollpartsx

Dior Hypnotic poison will probably always be amongst my collection of fragrances on my dressing table, It has a place in my heart for life. Here is the kicker-I detest cloying, sugary, sweet fragrances. Ghosts Sweetheart and Fantasy by Britney Spears (bluergh!) to name a couple. What I love in a big way however is the smell of almond, I wear nut based body butters from The Body Shop to go with the majority of my perfumes (brazil nut body butter being my current favourit) this seems to eccentuate what i deem to be the better notes in perfume.
Hypnotic Poison is like nothing I have ever had the pleasure of smelling before (gladly welcomes any suggestions btw!) it is so distinct, so deep, sexy and sultry yet sophisticated and irresistable! The vanilla is controlled enough to not be sickly so that the whole concoction stays at that perfect level of sex appeal and sophistication. I also have the shower gel and body lotion but personally I think that all 3 together can be a bit much.
If ever I wear another perfume to go out and someone is wearing Hypnotic, it induces a completely irrational rush of envy in me! Of course I cannot express disdain at another ladies impecible taste now can I?

Jul
16
2012
ladyimmortelle
ladyimmortelle

It's definitely one of my favourite perfumes ever.

Jul
15
2012
darlingdraven
darlingdraven

On me this smells like an expensive root beer float. :) Its lasting power is very nice.

Jul
13
2012
nikitajade
nikitajade

It's delectable, like a spicy exotic root beer.

Jul
13
2012
5354alice
5354alice

It' one of the few fragrances that I use to but every winter...I feel it too strong in the summer (in Italy it's really hot), but perfect in the night or in fall-winter! this fragrance is sexy, creamy, intens...it's the right fragrance to feel beautiful!!!

Jul
13
2012
bonarelli
bonarelli

i just got this for my girl..its a boner in a bottle its amazing..it also reminds me of rootbeer strangely.

Jul
12
2012
not insolence
not insolence

Не знам защо се казва така.Усещането не е хипнотично.По-скоро топло,близко,предразполагащо.Пищно,но не разточително или прекалено.Дори да живее в разкош,кралицата все пак е жена.И даже възглавницата и да е от най-финия червен сатен,тя може би спи,положила глава на нещо друго.

Jul
11
2012
hermyonee
hermyonee

thank you Sweetnspicey ! ;-) I'm pretty sure of the notes, I've been wearing this one, and only this for about 10 years! I also know that it has been slightly modified these last 4 years, because of IFRA's new laws; it lost a bit of its density & warmth, and some notes seem a bit more metallic & synthetic; but it's still a great one! As someone sayd, the vampire, the black widow, the ultimate femme fatale fragrance! I still wear it mostly by night, to go out, or ... to bed ;-) it's the only one my husband wants on me! And it just drives him insane, it's a real turn on...

Jul
09
2012
cikcik
cikcik

Thank you Janmarianna... Sad to hear the news though :(( had better find a non-formulated one then, when and if l still can.

Jul
07
2012
janmarianna
janmarianna

"cikcik" yes it has been reformulated unfortunetly :(( It used to be my top perfume - Not any more !! to be honest I wouldn't spend so much money on hypnotic as it is now I mean- I believe it would be a waste of money--Longetivity it's now zero,nil,nada and the smell not the same as it used to be! I am very dissapointed from the new reformulated hypnotic :(( Luckily I came across with a bottle of the old prereformulated version and I am happy at least I will have for another year as I didn't open it yet :)) Yupi :))

Jul
07
2012
cikcik
cikcik

l see that the ''allspice'' note has been removed and ''caraway'' has been added. Do any of you HP fans know why? Has it been reformulated? l loooove it and my BF adores it. Have you recognized any change? l had written a review before but had to ask.

Jul
07
2012
KSBelle
KSBelle

The name says it all. It's an enchanting elixir. Dangerous. Sexy. Deadly. The "Black Widow" of fragrances. The Temptress takes her prisoners without mercy. It will entice any man to his death, through seduction and mystery. A siren calling sailors to crash their ships on the jagged rocks. This should be sold with a surgeon generals warning "Use with caution. Death by seduction can be induced when smelled at close range". You have been warned....oh, and buy a fly swatter- the men will be swarming around you. This is lingerie in a bottle, and by the end of the night it will be the only thing you have left on.....A must have, if you can handle being a Goddess. They will fall at your feet from this sweet, spicy, powdered incense, lushness. Be prepared to be worshipped, and remembered, as everyone falls under your hypnotic spell. (Get the lotion too! It's amazing...and its fragrance lasts forever!).

With that said, I must add- this is not an every day fragrance. Save it for those special occasions. Have mercy on the guys, they can't handle the over-stimulation every day! Plus, you'd have a baby once a year for the rest of your life...and that's just crazy! My husband and I have four kids, thanks to this fragrance. Like I said....you've been warned! For now, I've retired this fragrance simply from the fear of having another baby!! He can't resist it!!! ;)

Jul
05
2012
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

I think hermyonee is right--there is no coconut here, I don't know what Fragrantica is talking about.

Jul
05
2012
nightcat23
nightcat23

This scent makes me think of a seductive female vampire! It's alluring, warm, erotic, cozy and comforting. A bit heavy for daytime or summer but it would make a perfect date night scent, it would make your partner want to come in closer ;)

The vanilla and almond are definitely the stars of the show, but the fragrance is designed well and all the notes compliment each other cohesively. An all time classic for any age.

Jul
05
2012
hermyonee
hermyonee

well I just don't know why does they feature here plum & abricot, and coconut?? there's no such thing in there I know it for sure from a friend that works for Dior, an insider; no, it's very simple! Top notes are : bitter almond & carawey
heart notes: jasmin sambac, tuberose, jacaranda wood
base notes: vanilla, sandalwood, musc

maybe the bitter almond-carawey combo migh give the illusion of coconut?
and jasmin and tuberose have a fruity aspect too...
and vanilla and sandalwood give this particularly sensual and warm impression, that I love so much.

Jul
02
2012
amywamywoo
amywamywoo

HG Alert!
I'm in love with this scent, it's so addictive!
I find it quite delicate and super feminine. A boozy vanilla, almond bomb!
Quite foody with out being too sweet, the sandalwood base notes are gorgeous.
The HP without the gold band is soooo much stronger and longer lasting, considering it's an EDT it could rival any Chanel 'EDP' for longevity!
I also find it smells very 'almondy' for hours, yet the current reformulation on me within an hour is mostly vanilla and sandalwood.
Seek out the poison without the gold band, it's beautiful.

Jul
01
2012
mum84
mum84

من العطور التي لها ميزه وتفرد
بودري وهادئ مع القليل جدا من رائحة الفانيلا
لأعجابي به اشتريته أكثر من مره
والاجمل بأستعمال كل المجموعه

Jun
30
2012
StormChaser
StormChaser

I really dont like this... makes me feel sick.. and it is very manly.. more like a sickly aftershave and sooooo not for me.. Horrid..

Jun
29
2012
sweetiepea161616
sweetiepea161616

I REALLY, and I mean REALLY wanted to like this. Straight away, I get Play-Doh. I can't help but smell anything but Play-Doh. Well, actually there's a little rootbeer in there too. If that is what you're looking for, you have totally hit the nail on the head. I absolutely love almond, vanilla and coconut, so this seemed like a no-brainer, but now smelling it on me, it's a cacophonous assault on my senses! Nothing really "works" for me. I'm sad now because after smelling it on paper, I was seriously considering buying it. Now that it's on my skin, no thank you!

Jun
29
2012
johanna.lindholm
johanna.lindholm

I got the 100 ml bottle of this one as a Christmas gift back in 2009. It smells powdery, sophisticated, a bit woodsy and vanillary. It's definitely a more grown up scent, and needs a special occasion or clothing to be worn. The only thing that I'm quite dissapointed with, is that it just doesn't last on my skin. Maybe it's getting old or it's the effect from the Eau de toilette. It's a shame though, because it's a quite expensive perfume you want it to last at least several hours.

Jun
28
2012
snowbunny007
snowbunny007

I gave this another try, and still cannot wear it for longer than a few seconds. I just do not understand where this fragrance is coming from and what it's intentions are.

It says "Hypnotic Poison" which suggests a mature sensuality, yet it smells like circus candy. I find this must be some sort of joke on Dior's part. And, this fragrance isn't to be taken too seriously in the "sexy" department. It certainly does not cross any boundaries, with the Dr. Pepper and Root Beer accords. I don't find candy and soda pop particularly erotic or hypnotic. I read that this is supposed to contain notes of Bitter Almond, Anise, and Pepper. But, all I get is Fennel and Sugar.

This is a novelty fragrance, which consists of many notes that form a single impression--root beer barrel candy. It does not deviate from this single accord and is quite redundant in it's delivery. It gives the impression of being juvenile and immature. I cannot imagine a company that ushered Poison into the world, Miss Dior, Diorissimo, and Dioressence creating something of such contradiction. I am perplexed. This fragrance is insanely accessible for teens with it's circus candy, carousel and calliope accords. I was hoping for a bitter almond note with a medicinal undertone, but the sugar note gives it a candied quality instead. Root beer. That's what you get with Hypnotic Poison. The end. That's all and that's boring for $100.

This is a celeb-quality fragrance at a designer price. I would have expected this from Britney Spears (Haunted Circus Fantasy?), but not Dior.

A dissapointment.

Jun
28
2012
Abby1970
Abby1970

This is my all time favourite perfume. I bought it the year it was released and have been in love with it ever since. This to me smells like rootbear, black liquorice, coconut and almonds all wrapped up in vanilla scented sex! It’s the sexiest perfume I have ever smelled. Men seem to love this one and it’s rare that at least one man doesn’t ask me what I’m wearing, whenever I wear this perfume. I’ve smelled some of Annick Menardo’s other fragrances but for me nothing comes close to this. This is her gift to the world of perfume.

Having said all of that, it’s definitely not a fragrance to blind buy. This is a love or hate perfume. I find it very hard to believe that anyone can be indifferent to it. It is however, one that everyone should at least sniff.

Jun
28
2012
movs
movs

This scent is so yummy! I can’t help sniffing my wrists all the time. And because of some bad tester in a shop once I’ve avoided to smell this perfume for so many years. I bought my Hypnotic about 2 weeks ago, so I’ve only tested the reformulated version but I find this perfume so lovely that it’s impossible for me to imagine how it could ever have smelled any better.

Hypnotic seems almost edible, as it's a pure gourmand vanilla to my nose and I don’t really detect any floral notes. It is true that it smells a bit like Play Doh. It is an almost linear perfume based on a divine vanilla note. The vanilla is blended with a vague exotic coconut and a very nice scent of fresh almonds. I think this fragrance smells a lot like marzipan but not in a sickeningly sweet or cloying way, it’s more cozy and alluring. The scent settles to the vanilla-marzipan stage very quickly and stays that way till the end. In the short opening I too detect the licorice note that other members have been mentioning.

Longevity is excellent. I spray Hypnotic in the morning and can still smell it cleary when I go to bed. I don’t think it has so much sillage though, it’s a close-to-the-skin scent and therefore Hypnotic is a scent to wear for your own pleasure or for your significant other.
I recommend this scent to any vanilla-lover.

UPDATE: This review is for the red bottle. The scent has been reformulated and comes in a red-lilac bottle now. The new forumlation is a mediocre and blant but okay scent. Definitely nothing special at all.

In 3 words: VANILLA – COZY - YUMMY

Jun
23
2012
Meowdidit
Meowdidit

HP is the only fragrance I absolutely must have.
I could never find a fragrance that I really liked until
I came across HP, I always get compliments about how
good I smell & my husband loves it! He tells me almost
everyday that he loves the way I smell, which is nice
after being married 11 yrs you wouldn't think he'd even
notice.

Jun
15
2012
samsara1977
samsara1977

To me this is headache and something I want to run away from. I don't know where the sexyiness in this perfume is... .
It reminds me of those hangers some people use in cars as a car freshner, they smell the same and I cannot stand being in a car smelling like this.
I guess I just don't like vanilla perfumes and better stay far away from those!
I really been trying to like this regarding the reviews, I even purchased a bottle hoping to get used to it.

Jun
15
2012
fishmerised
fishmerised

I love the dry down but the first hour is too sweet and strong for my liking. Still sometimes I will endure those top/middle notes just to luxuriate in the base which is very warm and sensual.

Jun
13
2012
rubianeko
rubianeko

A beautiful almondy vanilla with a little bit of coconut. I can't detect the top fruity notes. Very warm, very conforting, and not too sexy as it may seem. It's sensual and seductive, but it can be worn daily since it's not too loud... but you have to be in the mood. If you're not feeling like some dark marzipan vanilla all day long, you'll end up hating yourself...

It's long lasting, it's well rounded, not too sweet, not too foody, not boring vanilla, it's unique.

Jun
13
2012
PricklyAndHot
PricklyAndHot

Delicate enough fragrance.

The most noticeable notes in this fragrance are the almond coconut, jasmine, vanilla and musk notes. It's soft and just a little bit sweet. Musky enough. And even reminds typical hand cream scent, only with a light hazelnut like scent.

Polite and feminine. Nothing provocative or... hypnotic! Even it seems to me unpleasant, actually. I don't like this fragrance.

Jun
08
2012
hermyonee
hermyonee

this is more that a perfume for me... it's just The one, it's "me" no matter how many I may try or change now and then, this one is the one that really fits on me; there's something magic about this perfume, a real love potion, that makes me feel like a temptress, seductive, sexy, sensual, lile no other perfume, it's just part of myself.
I only regret that it has been modified some years ago, it's clearly "lighter" now, it lost some of its density and warmth, but it's still very unique and really sensual, bitter-sweet, intoxicating. I know I'll always have one at home ;-) but I mostly wear it for evenings or special nights.

Jun
08
2012
acavicchi
acavicchi

I don't know what it is about this scent but I both love it and hate it. It's instantly identifiable to me, maybe because I've had a few friends who wore it as a signature and, from a distance and in small doses, I've found it really pretty but if you overdo it with this one...yikes! It definitely leaves a scent trail as you walk around, and it lasts forever, so be kind to those around you if you wear it, okay?
To me this scent is like sweetness on overdrive, the almond and vanilla are very strong but I can definitely smell the rose, lily of the valley and plum as well.
I agree with some of the other reviewers- maybe there's a licorice smell there too. Anise?

Jun
06
2012
apetropulos
apetropulos

No matter where I am or what I am doing, as soon as I spray this I just feel so dang sexy. This sweet vanilla perfume transforms me into a sensual vixen. I only need one spray and I can smell it all day, so make sure you don't put on too much ;)

Jun
04
2012
Bellacake
Bellacake

i LOVE this perfume. I first smelt it whilst in a supermarket and then wandered around until i found who was wearing it and what it was - bought it the next day! I find it truly hypnotic! Very vanillary to me - too sickly sweet for some people - i was driving my gran in the car and she pulled a face and asked what the 'horiible smell' was?! She thought it did indeed smell like poison! Strange how our noses are so different. I adore the scent - so sexy / sensual to me - i imagine i'll wear it for years

Jun
02
2012
leda.el k
leda.el k

My best friend has this and i think it is very nice. As a smell, it is warm and has something sweet, without giving you a headache. And yes, there is something hypnotic about it!

Jun
02
2012
LisaLovesPerfume
LisaLovesPerfume

My signature fragrance. I have worn Hypnotic Poison for years and I still get compliments on it. To me it has a sweet, fruity, almost cherry smell to it. It was love at first sniff. I hope Christian Dior will keep this fragrance as a staple.

Jun
01
2012
matchboxchik
matchboxchik

It smells a lot like root beer on me, only a tad sweeter and warmer. Think cozy winter evening. I wouldn't call this sexy or seductive, but just warm and relaxed. Perfect for an evening in. The smells that I pick out are the Allspice, vanilla, and coconut. The smell isn't overbearingly powerful, but it has staying power. I don't notice much fade. Hours after I spray it on, I'm still walking in a bubble of the scent. It stays close to me, and I like that. I can see how some people wouldn't enjoy this scent. It's not one of those generic fresh scents. I recommend a tester, because it is a bit expensive.

**Added note: I shower in the mornings then spray this once during the day. It is the ONLY perfume I've ever had that I can still smell on me the next morning before I shower 0_0. Longevity is out of this world.

May
31
2012
fath1ma
fath1ma

I am the lover of sweet scent! If I'm not trying to get this Hypnotic, it is a strange thing!! just a personal opinion.LOL!!
I have to wait patiently to get this perfume, 3 months for me is a long time! But it's equivalent of what I received. I am really happy since its scent came to my life :)
Hypnotic is sweet but not cloying, I mean, this is not the same perfume smells like perfume others. Is it because of Dior? (Expensive) I do not know. I think used on the hot days does not matter, just do not too much, even in cold temperatures it smells better.. Vanilla, tonka Bean, Woody, are dominating. Flowers are in perfect amount. I don't smell coconut. The vibe of POISON is present.
PERFECT BLIND BUY!
Deserves its name, Hypnotic Poison

May
30
2012
Bettany87
Bettany87

HYPNOTIC POISON is like a sensual embrace on the skin ... sweet, appealing and lasting. I smell the warm vanilla and almond with a hint of ambrosial spices the most, but the blend is so complex that it's quite hard to describe.

I received this as a Christmas gift from my hubby and I fell in love with it the first time I sprayed it on me. I thought Hypnotic Poison would be perfect for the cold weather since this fragrance is full-bodied and warm, but I actually enjoy it even during the hotter seasons. I tend to reach out for this beautiful red bottle anytime I want to feel luxurious, it's just like a lavish blanket you want to envelope your entire body.

May
30
2012
misschococat
misschococat

This is a great sweet and spicy smell.
And i really loved it UNTIL my kids emptied the entire bottle spraying it on everything in their room. I will say this, the scent sure does last...lol
Now, in small amounts. Not so bad. Does tend to give me headaches though. Pity.

May
23
2012
Zafira
Zafira

Hypnotic Poison me recuerda a mi abuelita, pero no quiere decir que huele a viejita sino que me recuerda a esos momentos que pase con ella en su jardin. Este perfume me encanta por su olor a vainilla y lo recomiendo mucho porque dura todo el dia y es muy chismoso, asi les digo yo a los perfumes que se huelen a una gran distancia.
En una ocasion, un tio que odia los perfumes que marean, me comento que este perfume olia muy rico y se me acercaba mas para olerlo. Dijo que es uno de los pocos perfumes que no lo marean. Pero como es un perfume muy chismoso con poquito que te pongas tienes para que te dure todo el dia y a veces hasta el dia siguiente.

May
18
2012
kkw80
kkw80

I expected this to be a yummy spicy vanilla scent, but it had the strangest medicinal toothpaste quality in the heart of it. The drydown is a bit better/smoother, but this is definitely not for me.

May
17
2012
sonora.banas
sonora.banas

To me, this smells alot like a tanning salon, especially in the dry down.

May
16
2012
windhill
windhill

This fragrance make me completely hypnotized. On first spray it smell like mild, sweet vanilla ice cream and it so comforting. So, i'm quickly decided to purchase. As far as i'm a fan of vanilla fragrances. To me, no one can top HP.

On me HP smell like a vanilla cola or vanilla root beer. I must say that i don't like root beer but this smell amazingly delicious and dry down to soft musky vanilla. This fragrance very special and strange. Not too spicy, not too sweet but creamy and classy. Sexy and mature. Just heavenly for vanilla lover like me.

This is strong EDT and very complex scent. Not recommend to wear this on a hot weather.

May
15
2012
HilaryAppleFace
HilaryAppleFace

Eerie? Sweet? Weird? Snuggly? Hypnotic Poison is so many things wrapped into one, but the adjective that stands out the most is: Bewitching.

Hypnotic Poison is a unique blend of vanilla, almond, caraway, and a strange menthol note. Hypnotic Poison can be related to a tempting dessert, but beware... you don't know if someone might have spiked it with something dangerous. The notes come together to bring chaos to the nostrils at first, but then settle down into a sultry, snuggle machine.

Hypnotic Poison is indeed strange, but it is also sexy and intriguing. It also happens to be my favorite out of the Dior Poison collection ;)

May
11
2012
PoisonDado
PoisonDado

Love it or Hate it, You are Hypnotically Poisoned and I'm loving every scent of its mysterious spell.

May
11
2012
andronicos
andronicos

It starts with a burst of vanilla and almond with a hint of white flowers and ends with coconut. VERY sensual!

May
10
2012
selenehdez
selenehdez

Estoy tan de acuerdo con cykcyk, esta fragrancia en mi caso, la puedo usar todo el año, en mi huele al inicio, a coco, a almendra; y al final vainilla, pero no cualquier vainilla, esta vainilla es sexy. Es verano, la acabo de comprar y no la siento pesada, sino sútil, no se si la reformularon, como tanto mencionan en otros comentarios; pero si lo hicieron, me da gusto, a mi me encanta! y me dura todo el dia! Por cierto, todos mis perfumes Dior, estan fabricados en Francia.

I'm so in accordance with cykcyk, this fragrance in my case, I can use all year, I smell the beginning, coconut, almond, and vanilla at the end, but not just any vanilla, this vanilla is sexy. It's summer, I just buy and do not feel heavy, but subtle, not if the reformulated as both mentioned in other reviews, but if they did, I am happy, I love! and lasts me all day! By the way, all my Dior perfume, are manufactured in France.

May
07
2012
cikcik
cikcik

l like it, a lot! lt smells like Bailey's :) The sillage on me is not good, though. On others, great! l can get pepper, milky coconut and a bit of a burnt something (?) in the beginning. The pepper is not too much, just the correct amount to make it classy. (l usually avoid peppery ones.) Then, it smells slightly of almond, wood and bitter vanilla. lf it were EDP, it would be great, as my skin eats up EDTs and many of the EDPs. But as it is so light on me, l'm thinking of it as a summer indulgement.

Apr
29
2012
Baldric
Baldric

Sadly this didn't work on my skin. It sounded like everything I would want in a perfume but it ended up being 30 minutes of playdo followed by hours of generic sweetness. Sigh, will have to give this another try at some point and see if it cooperates with me more.

Apr
26
2012
misschic
misschic

The name suits this sexy fragrance well. It is by far the most hypnotizing and mysterious fragrance ever. Definitely a head turner!

Apr
23
2012
cathy.halk
cathy.halk

This is not just a perfume.It's a fantasy! Sexy sweet special and inviting, definitely a femme fatale signature fragrance.

Apr
20
2012
queen_jeeves
queen_jeeves

I know that this is supposed to be a sexy nighttime fragrance, but it seems so comforting to me.
Perhaps that is because it reminds me of my best friend's mum, who has never worn this perfume. Funny how our noses do this.
If I was to wear this myself, it would be with the knowledge that I am a unique and beautiful creature, like this fragrance, and like my friend's mother.
Until then, I am afraid I am not worthy.

Apr
18
2012
patriciar22
patriciar22

This is one of the most beautiful fragrances! I really love it!

Apr
17
2012
rosecat
rosecat

I do adore this perfume. I bought it when it was first released, way back, and I would only ever wear this AT night or special occasion, as it was so unusual and indeed hypnotic. I have probably received the most compliments ever when wearing this. I recall that on me it's incredibly heavy Insence, sweet, dark fruit & tuberose. Dark & mysterious for sure, not for the faint hearted. The projection is big & longevity incredible well into the following day, spray wisely!

Apr
17
2012
kloobnika
kloobnika

I remember smelling it 5 years ago and absolutely hating it. But a week ago I received a sample and decided to try again and what a pleasant surprise!
Vanilla and jasmine are the first notes I can smell the moment I spray it, pleasant and a little spicy. Some minutes later it's milky (coconut) vanilla and almonds.
Apricots, plums, roses, lily and tuberose are pretty much nonexistent (and personally, I prefer it that way).
It doesn't last very long on me but there's a really nice sweet scent that lasts a few hours, as if I applied some vanilla body butter.
Now I want it for winter. It's the warm blanket of perfumes.

Apr
17
2012
iokasti
iokasti

I had this perfume.It's nice great staying power.A bit strong for my taste.

Apr
15
2012
starlight47
starlight47

I love, love, love, this perfume! This is one of my favorites. When I wear this I receive so many compliments. I also recommend the Hypnotic Poison satin body lotion it is so awesome it makes your skin feel so soft. I think that this fragrance is very sexy and mysterious. This is my second bottle of Hypnotic Poison and I will continue to wear this wonderful fragrance!!

Apr
14
2012
Mushana
Mushana

trully hypnotic, sadly a very common scent in my country. I think men must love this one. There is a woman in church who wears this distinct fragrance and its really hard to pray when she's sittng near you...hypnotic!

Apr
11
2012
Tailor-Made
Tailor-Made

I received so many compliments for this perfume. It was very original when first showed up but now it doesn't make me the impression once did. However it lasts long and although it's strong, it's not annoying to the ones around you. Nice choice if you want something warm with character.

Apr
10
2012
The Swedish girl
The Swedish girl

I used to love this with all my heart.
But nowadays it only smells like burning gasoline and plastic, with very harsh liqourice melting on top.
Don`t waste your money on the reformulation.

UPDATE: Sniffed it again in the store today, and I think I`m back in love with HP after all... It seems I can`t be without it. She got me in her hooks.
But it`s soooo weak, almost no sillage or longevity, not even when sprayed on clothes. :-(
VEEEEERY expensive for such a watery and thin perfume.

Apr
10
2012
hitchie
hitchie

For this perfume I received most compliments. It makes women and men comfortable. It goes well with smoke though meanwhile I am very glad that smoking in gastronomic facilities is forbidden in Germany.

Apr
05
2012
iuliagh
iuliagh

I love this perfume ! It is my favorite one !

Apr
05
2012
Pierina
Pierina

I popped up a review/question here questioning a reformulation of this juice. I was given many answers in the affirmative.
Yesterday I bought a lush Vanillary solid perfume stick. $11 for 12grams...
I have layered the stick with HP and found this to be successful.
I am sitting in a nutty vanillary cloud and just pleased as punch!
Much closer to the scent I found in a cloudy bottle a few years back!
One could say its its.... HYPNOTIC!

Apr
05
2012
nikkirose
nikkirose

Being the realist me, I was attracted to the bottle at first. Visual. A human HEART that is deep red and it's AORTA. I have refrain from reading reviews about Hypnotic Poison in the past. I want to find out the mystery behind it myself and blame no one for the consequences. I'M CURIOUS.

I think fragrances are created to form a certain mood, it acts like a medicine , a drug perhaps and thats how the success of HP was born. This fragrance unveils the the dark and delicious side to the olfactory. Sometimes, I feel it is overly sweet and then again puts me in the mood . Keep in mind that it is aimed to leave traces for us to cross that line of curiousity (hypnotic effect- towards the opposite sex-in a bottle perfume. ). Does experimenting rings a bell ? Hmm, I would leave it that way.

Use Hypnotic Poison to its purpose.

Apr
01
2012
atv315
atv315

This stuff is honestly very offensive to my nose. Although there are definitely certain types of scents that I prefer, I can appreciate any TYPE of scent. So if you told me "this smells like playdoh but is delicious," I could imagine a funky sweet, cloudy perfume. Lolita Lempicka for example, not my thing but I can appreciate how someone would like it. THIS STUFF, does NOT fall into that category. I just wrote a review on Lancome Hypnose saying a very similar thing (I used Thierry Mugler as an example instead of Lempicka) because both of these appeared in my search for a vanilla perfume and I tried them the same day. Sorry to those of you who like either but, to me, both smell incredibly cheap and fake.

Mar
30
2012
anettelove
anettelove

A couple years ago hypnotic poison was a love at first sniff perfume for me, my husband bought me the big bottle for Christmas because he knew how much I loved it and he also liked it on me.On me this is a very warm spicy concoction with a nice vanilla dry down. I now smell freshly ironed shirts when I smell this?!? Why who knows....but it's a nice homey scent.

Mar
30
2012
guest_
guest_

this has an amazing smell..marzipan and sweetness, im more of a spicy person when it comes to perfumes but this has to be a definate favourite..always have a bottle of this at some point throughout the year..

Mar
28
2012
JazzBirdSinger
JazzBirdSinger

@PIERINA: i couldn't agree more.
i MUCH prefer the older version.
this newer version is a pale comparison to its orginal version.
add this tragedy with the now reformulated miss dior cherie and addict....
i'm finished with the house of Dior.

Mar
19
2012
xclairabellax
xclairabellax

I have just tried my new bottle and of course the first change is the bottle! more expensive looking-shiny with a purple/deep red lid.-looks fantastic.
The scent itself is not too different,just perhaps a bit sweeter and not so heavy on the almond.Its definatly not as floral as eau sensuelle,but I feel straight away I will wear this new one more-there is slightly less almond and a little more of something else??I found the old bottle a bit too heavy for me although I loved sniffing it!!
I am glad I have the original and will treasure it!!:)

update- After having this just on my wrist for about half an hour,it is definatly more agreeable with me than the original!! BEAUTIFUL!! I have sprayed this all over now (wouldnt have dared with the old one!)and will enjoy all day :)

Mar
10
2012
Pierina
Pierina

Has this been reformulated? I just got a bottle and it is different and smells a lot like Hypnotic Sensual...
I once pinched a squirt off my room mate and it just seemed to wear differently. Hers was the cloudy red bottle with the black lid.. this bottle is like a hybrid of the original and Eau sensuelle with a purple lid..
I deel like there is a citrus note standing out on my skin... perhaps its my chemistry at the moment.. I have been having allergies lately.

Mar
08
2012
oofragileoo
oofragileoo

I have very pale dry skin and this perfume on me is really disappointing. i smell like cheap (alcohol based) almond extract, No allspice, no fruit, no floral, no vanilla. After the first few hours it doesn't give me a headache anymore but its still just almond with a hint of wood, none of the other notes are showing themselves.
My SIL is thrilled because i'm giving her my bottle.

Mar
05
2012
MademoiselleMimi
MademoiselleMimi

I didn't like Pure Poison at all, so I was surprised I like this one. It's sweet and lovely. Smells like the upscale version of Christina Aguilera's By Night.

Mar
03
2012
Morgane08
Morgane08

I usually really like Dior, but this actually smells very cheap and common.The sandalwood and coconut are very in your face and overwhelming. The sillage is definitely good but this is not a subtle fragrance at all.

Mar
01
2012
nopasho
nopasho

Soft warm female skin. A cashmere sweater. Hot cocoa with cinnamon inside during a snow storm blazing outside and some wood burning in the open fire. A little love note from your sweetheart on the kitchen table. Finding a long lost friend on line in another continent. This is what the legendary 'Hypnotic Poison' 'feels' like for me. Comforting, cozy, a warm blanket... And beauty, unabashedly honest soul baring beauty.
HP, created in 1998 by Annick Menardo, was an instant hit and is still a best seller. It sells even more than it's parent: 'Poison'. But it is also a totally different fragrance. It is not a ordinary second rate B-star flanker, it is as good as its originator. And maybe even better. 'HP' is the upstart, the original flanker who pushed the star aside, the understudy who became bigger than and eclipsed the diva, the Apprenctice who pulled 'the Donald's' hair. Deservedly so.
I sniffed a few testers of HP years ago, but I didn't hit it off with her right away. Maybe it was an old batch, maybe my nose was not ready for the subtleties and sheer beauty of HP. Last week I received some new HP tester vials. I fell utterly, helplessy in love and under her spell. No slow seduction this time, but a ‘coup de foudre’ that still resonates in my soul. Like that crush on the most beautiful but unattainable girl in high school class. Only now I can feel her bottled caresses, gentleness, soothing elegance, sophistication and radiant, warm love. I was- here it comes- hypnotized by HP. Yes. And mesmerized. And in awe. After sniffing hundreds of fragrances, you still can fall like a block of concrete for a 'new' fragrance. That's the beauty of perfume. To put it simply this is a 'crème' of a fragrance. Creamy, discreet yet powerful, very cozy, brings an almost zen-like calm to you. It is like the olfactory equivalent of the certainty that you are loved by some people for what you are. Love is the best, and HP comes close.
It is a vanillic fragrance all right, but contrary to most cheaper vanillas, this vanilla frag doesn’t give you a sugar rush-like fake energy boost, like a meal of 'empty calories'. It brings calm, joy, peace, deep satisfaction. The word 'sensual' has been misused a lot. HP IS unapologetically and seemlessly effortless sensual. Make no mistake: HP is not overtly sexual, not risqué. When 'Boudoir' is '9 1/2 weeks', 'HP' is über sweet US Meg Ryan flick 'Sleepless in Seatlle' crossed with a deep wordy French 'film d'amour'. Like 'homely-intimate-sensual with a twist' contrary to 'straight sweaty hot-love-animalistic-sexual' (Boudoir) or 'lust without abandon, 'Do it to me one more time'-, 'Baby one more time'-sexual' (Bal à Versailles). It is a great fragrance that has absolutely nothing to do with the army of linear vanillic cookie monsters out there. This is a classy, deep, intricate, original, high quality Dior. It is vanillic like Chopards 'Casmir'. Great sillage, impressive longevity, perfectly mixed and balanced. And cozy but ultimately very original.
I love it as a man to smell on a woman. I find it one of the 'real woman' fragrances. It is a very 'physical' fragrance, if you know what I mean. Full bodied, not Japanese-minimalistic or diabetic-sugary. Delicious, gorgeous, not too dark mysterious but definetely intriguing and inviting. HP is a relaxing fragrance, a joyful feast where the plates of delicious foods just keep coming, like here the wafts of delicious vanilla-almond-coconut-flowers-wood-spice weave a hypnotic cocoon of contentment that keep swirling around you like the 'white' ballerina in 'Black Swan', the Oscar winning film with Nathalie Portman, who did great ads for Dior buy the way.

So what makes this flanker of the original Poison, that has become much more successful than his fiery inspiration, ‘da bomb’? What makes this one of the world’s most successful and appreciated fragrances in all ages?
Simple: the genius nose of Annick Menardo (Boucheron's 'Jaipur', Bulgari's Black, many Lolita Lempicka's...). Menardo makes original yet wearable frags. She doesn't descent into niche hell and distances herself from mass market accountant frags. Here she pulled off another class act, built around that most abused note in perfumery: vanilla.

Top: Allspice, mandarin, plum, coconut
Middle: Tuberose, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose, rosewood
Base: Sandalwood, almonds, vanilla.

Menardo plays hook, line and sinker with three strokes of master-perfumery craftsmanship and creative genius. Three bases to score a home run. Firstly she puts a strong dose of almonds in the base. Very unusual, almost never been done before. The result: the almonds give this frag from the first second of the initial blast to the last minute of the long drydown a velvety, sweetisch, creamy, very pleasant, 'soft, cozy, fuzzy' feel. And she links the strong nutty and not too sweet almond (this is no cloying sweet 'marzipan'-smell like in some celeb scents, marzipan being half almonds and half sugar glued together with some liquid glucose and egg white) to an evenly strong high grade natural vanilla. She uses the sweet sandalwood to fuse the vanilla, almond and that sandalwood into a very proud, present and out-of-the closet ‘ménage à trois' that radiates all over the frag with an intense, irresitable nutty-vanillic-sweet-woody warm aura or soft blanket. These three in the base are really a marriage made in perfume heaven. We've seen many bases with sandalwood and vanilla, but never in combination with almonds only. The result is a very strong base that is like the essence of Lutens 'Un Bois Vanille' mixed with his almond -inspired fragrance ‘Louve’, but here broadened to a full base. First base for Menardo the perfumer!

Secondly in the mid-level she lets loose a rampaging gang of flowers-with-attitude: tuberose, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose. On itself each flower is very strong. In combination with each other instead of reinforcing each other these strong personalities pummel each other partly into submission so that they smell less pushy. Each sepeartatly is so damn ‘there’ that put togheter they mellow each other out to just the right amount to be there in just the right amount. A carnation or iris would have been eaten alive here by these power flowers. But these strong notes balance each other out and let nobody of their pals take the upper hand. Menardo has the balls to put all these stars into one team and succeeds in forming a collective, balanced, rounded well oiled 'mean' dream team out of it in the middle. For that she used another secret weapon that puts a muzzle on the potentionally overwhelming flower combo and at the same time ads another new great olfactory facet to HP: a strong dose of delicate but effective dry rosewood. Its prevents the flowers from becoming overbearing and running wild all over the fragrance. And rosewood works together great with the sandalwood in the base. The dry rosewood deepens the flower-force, but also to tones the flowers a notch down to just the right amount to harmonise with the vanllia-almond-sandalwood base and the top, that perfectly plays into this middle and base. Stopping here we would have a great but not exceptional fragrance with flowers and almonds and vanilla. But: Second base for Menardo the perfumer!

Time for the cincher, third base. Third genius stroke from Menardo the perfumer! Aaah, the notorius third base, stuff of male exaggerated bragadoccio and outright lies and exagerration. But Menardo delivers the goods! She strikes gold or oil in the third base. Judge for yourself! In the top she positions geniously two not so often used notes that ingeniously complement the base and middle. The notes are creamy, rich, give a rounded feel but also have the capacity to suck up, to absorb some of the excess and force of the flowers in the middle. She at the same time prevents the woody power of rosewood-sandalwood, the strong almond-vanilla, and the flowerbrigade from taking this fragrance hostage. Ladies and gents, here they are, stars of the top: Plum and Coconut! Plum files away the edges of the flower assault and defuses possible flower overload. And adds a juicy meaty, velvety fruit note all on its own. And then the coconut. Creaminess, lube for the other notes to make love together and another dose of velvety cozy heaven. Coconut adds a rich, creamy aspect and also is a barrier if one the too strong flavors would try to escape to try to kidnap this fragrance. If you made a curry with coconut, you know that the coconut at the same time deepens the taste of the spices while keeping the too sharp edges edge in check. And its not over. Time for two cherries on the pie! Two kill shots! To be sure that some of the spiciness stays with all that rounding, creaminess and soft richness soothing around, she adds allspice! Dzing! And the last kill shot: to give some sparkle, zest and freshness to she adds sweet mandarin. Bergamot would have been too sharp, breaking the magic. 'Meaty' mandarin is perfect. Pow! Third base and full strike for Menardo the perfumer! The combo allspice-mandarin seals this fragrance as one of the future all time classics. That plum-coconut-allspice-mandarin goodness in the top blends seamlessly with the flowers-rosewood middle and the almondy-vanillic-sandalwood base to create a ‘wow’ and ‘aahh’ nearly perfect masterpiece. Truly nose candy without the sugar overdose. Only true great noses can pull this off. And hereby Annick Menardo takes over the reign of the undisputed Queen of the Female Noses from Sophia Grojsman (‘Spellbound’, 'Tresor’, ‘Paris’, ‘Eternity’…)

There are contrasts between these notes alright. The combination of the very underrated almond note with flowers and spices and fruits, makes magic. But contrary to a lot of powerhouses, all contrasts and inner workings are on the softer, 'smoldering' side. No spectacular clashes, not 'in your face' drama. This is a soft caress of a fragrance all the way. Bliss. Not interrupeded by a head reeling suprise to the nose, now and then. That doesn't mean that HP is weak. On the contrary. It means subtle but very strong. Totally captivating. The power of gentle, inescapable loving persuasion. And as a whole HP gives you that great blanket of coziness, that 'feel good cocoon', that 'hypnotic' sense of calm and joy and goodness and an endorphin induced fuzzy deep contentment, that you sometimes feels after a massage or a hard workout.
Technically it is Menardo's the best work as a perfumer since Bulgari's 'burnt rubber and vanilla''Black' where the contrasts played out against each other. Here they are played into each other. The almond-vanilla-sandalwood base working together with the coconut-plum-allspice-mandarin top that keeps the flower bomb-in-the-middle (tuberose, jasmine, rose, lily) with the help of the refined rosewood in check, is the key to the magic of HP. Sounds maybe easy when you read it, but it is damn genius perfume craftmanship hard at work.
The result: a smooth über enjoyable fragrance, perfume creativity coupled with mass market appeal, the holy grail of perfumers all over the world. And the praise is deserved. HP is a high quality, creative and popular fragrance: it exists. It is called ‘Hypnotic Poison’. Try it and let yourself be hypnotized, hooked, poisoned and overwhelmed by this fragrance of sheer beauty, comfort and the intimacy of real love. Perfume Magic.

Mar
01
2012
jventura489
jventura489

I have to say that this is the the most amazing smelling vanilla fragrance, it feels like an adult scent. Not a special occassion scent but more of a comfy hangout with the boyfriend and seduce him scent... Not sickingly sweet...I like this.

Feb
29
2012
Margarita1982
Margarita1982

So sexy and mysterious, men love it...

Feb
27
2012
Ronnirenae
Ronnirenae

I love this one. Weird thing is when I smell other perfumes that smell like this I hate them.....I hate lancomes hypnoses

Feb
26
2012
elisabethgenest
elisabethgenest

It smells like cheap hairspray and sugar :S I thought this could be a good night out scent, but the next morning I always feel kinda nautious (thats not from the alcohol) and the scent is wayyy too overpowering ...eek not for me sadly ;(

Feb
26
2012
artsyrn
artsyrn

This feels like its all show and no substance. This is loud and obnoxious, big hair and tacky attire.

Feb
23
2012
DriHonne
DriHonne

I bought a bottle in my birthday. I always loved this scent: vanilla, almond and spices.
One word to define this fragrance: SEXY!!!

Feb
16
2012
hs.9000
hs.9000

Soooo vanilla :)
It's very cold outside and I'm having very warm vanilla-almond feeling because of this heavenly poison ,,poison is not the word to describe this scent though.
I usually wear this on before I sleep :)

Feb
16
2012
adriana.rizzati
adriana.rizzati

Since I've met Hypnotic Poison, for some reason I struggled to make me like it... I don't know why, but I have always had a sort of dislike for it.
Maybe because when I tried it for the first time, the shop assistent wanted at all cost me to buy Hypnotic Poison, while I had just felt in love with The Iceberg Fragrance (my current signature scent), a perfume that she was determined to snub... or maybe cause of all enthusiastic reviews I found everywhere, in every sites, that led me to believe that most people were hypnotized mostly by the name of the brand and by the reviews of others, rather than the true scent.

But the biggest mistake I made was to spray this fragrance on the cardboard: for days and days I've sniffed that cardboard, and all I smelled was a vanillic, gourmand scent with very strong almond notes... very sweet, cosy, welcoming and tasty, but nothing made me think of something hypnotic, sensual and poisonous.

Today my boyfriend gave me Hypnotic Poison for Valentine's Day, so I finally tried it directly on my skin, with no hurry and without any person who urged me to know my opinion about it...
And yes, at last I found the dark, wicked and hypnotic side of this perfume!
Now, as the hours pass, I can appreciate also the gritty pepper, the deepness of plum, the intoxicant tuberose and the assertive sandalwood, that blended with all the other sensual and gourmand notes make Hypnotic Poison a red, velvety and charming perfume.
I noticed that sniffing it's aura is more interesting that sniffing it directly on the skin... so while I'm moving I can even perceive a leathery note, a touch of suede... it's so sensual to my nose!
Has someone else noticed the same thing? Or is it just the chemistry of my skin?

Hypnotic Poison is still not my favorite one, but I'm starting to really enjoy this fragrance, without any prejudice and any complex... I like it.

Feb
13
2012
acv43
acv43

Just an interesting side note,
this seems to be the preferred fragrance out of my collection, at least by my cat.
let me explain- i was very bored one night so i started spraying my perfumes one little pieces of paper and giving them to my boyfriend to see which one he liked the best (turns out he likes pure poison)and my big black male cat meandered up and looked quite interested in what i was doing, so i started letting him sniff them too.
he seemed very unimpressed by pretty much all my fragrances, but when i got to hypnotic poison he really seemed to like it! ( you know- as much a cat can like anything with out betraying their cool indifferent demeanor)
Whether it's a good thing my cat likes my perfume, i don't know o_0

Feb
10
2012
elisabethgenest
elisabethgenest

This is wayyy too sweet, too warm and too much for my liking. I understand the "sexy" factor but honestly I wore it a couple of nights out and the scent really sticks to you. Even the next morning, I woke up just smelling that - And I only sprayed once! Definitely not for me!

Feb
08
2012
catcrowbat
catcrowbat

An all time favorite of mine for life. I will always love it. Mysterious and heavy with lots of coconut and vanilla, and dry musky jasmine. Smells like it has notes of rootbeer sometimes.

Feb
08
2012
mamasgotguns
mamasgotguns

This is a great one for those of you who cannot get enough vanilla. I like it, but its not one I would buy. I think for me, there are better choices. But I like vanilla, I don't love vanilla. Musky and vanilla all the way, which does smell great.

Feb
07
2012
Takhaet
Takhaet

oh wow! I am speachless! Just got couple of samples of it and I really like it . A lot! I am a big vanilla, almond , chocolate and all the sweetness fan so this one to me is like a real treasure I think :)

Very strong on my skin and very sweet. But this is not a playfull, cheerfull sweetness- it is more like wintery, warm , overwhelming sweetness(in a positive way)

Oh yes, I have to buy it this week :-)

Feb
05
2012
lilou
lilou

I am fond of Tendre Poison and I just discovered Hypnotic Poison a few months ago. I love this perfume, it's so yummy and sensual. Its name suits it to perfection.
Vanilla and almonds are very intensive : it's so warm, envelopping, and delightful.
This fragrance is for women over 30 I think. Very good for cold weather. It's a long lasting scent which will give you a lot of compliments.

Feb
04
2012
Gabriela
Gabriela

This is vanilla and almond heaven!

It is an exquisite decadent blend of robust thick vanilla folded into a creamy almond, lightly sprinkled with coconut and given sexy depth with sandalwood and rosewood. I get no flowery or fruity notes at all.

On my skin, the bitter almond is very present but not overwhelming and it is tempered with a nice,creamy vanilla milkiness.

I amp the almond note the most, not that I'm complaining about that. It never goes play doh crazy on me, and it is not a cherried almond either. Yes, the almond is bitter and creamy and these qualities further add to the deep, dark and ultra sensuous vibe Hypnotic Poison projects.

This beauty has an amazing throw, and longevity is amazing too, I can still smell it on my skin the next day after applying. I’ve read many reviews complaining about the reformulation’s lack of longevity, but I’ve only tried the vintage one and a replica that I swear it is exactly the same and its sillage/longevity is as good as old Hypnotic Poison...


Nowadays most women wear fruity florals, which I love and will continue to wear too...but wearing a full bodied gourmand like Hypnotic Poison more often seems like a good idea if you want to stand out from the rest...plus it’s a man magnet...I love it and I always have it in my arsenal!

Jan
31
2012
Jayla_Kent
Jayla_Kent

I really liked this but it had NO staying power! I tried to find this in eau de parfume - but have not been able to as of yet :(

Jan
31
2012
floof
floof

I got a generous sample from a very successful swap with Rouu, and I must say, I should have tried it sooner. I totally forgot about it, I was being to snobby about niche lines, ignoring Dior because it was mainstream and cheaper, and I have always preferred the Chanel counterparts.. I was wrong to do this, this is amazing! I have tried all sorts of niche almond perfumes for over 200 bucks and none are better than this gem for about 1/4 the price on amazon. The price in retailer stores is higher, but still not unreasonable in my book. This starts as a perfect almond, no play dough for me- or weird cherry notes... next you can smell the vanilla and coconut emerge, they mix perfectly with the almond. Good projection until about 6 hours, not too strong or weak. Absolutely delicious, my favorite Dior by far now! Thank you Rouu, I am glad to try and like a non-niche (and something that wont get discontinued soon, or already has been). This usually isn't my experience with mainstream fragrances, beating all niche counterparts by a lot.
I have had it a few days and my fiance loves it. This scent gets lots of compliments!

Jan
30
2012
nicenspice
nicenspice

Beautiful,grown-up,sophisticated and unusual fragrance.Allspice,aniseed and just a hint of powderiness.
Unfortunately I could never part with money for this as the sillage and longevity are weak,rendering it pointless in my opinion.What a shame.

Jan
29
2012
octobersun
octobersun

Hypnotic is just a great scent. Sexy, unforgettable. unique, alluring and naughty. The nose behind it must be very proud of this masterpiece.

Jan
27
2012
jeanbean7777
jeanbean7777

I'm not sure what to say about hypnotic poison. I can't really say what I like about it. It has a rootbeer float scent to it....but there's a chemical underlay to it that lasts in the first 20 minutes it so of spraying that can make maharaja indoors and in the heat. This is another one men really like. But you cant put too much on! It's overwhelming when you do....I think I like angel better as a sexy night scent but this one is really mesmerizing. It's like nothing else and it kinda echoes around your body kinda like lullabying you into a trance. This is a cold weather look at me type scent with axing lasting post on my skin. Amazing

Jan
25
2012
patriciar22
patriciar22

I love Hypnotic Poison! This fragrance is so sexy and alluring!

Jan
23
2012
The heart has reasons
The heart has reasons

There was a time as a new perfumista that I felt I must impress upon anyone within 10 ft with my "scent".
This is when I discovered Hypnotic Poison, gifted with a sample I fell deeply in love with this scent. On my skin- licorice- almond- and rich vanilla and woods . The jasmine is very light & the fruit almost non-existent. I was gifted by my daughter a lovely gift set which I coated myself with in all seasons and very much to liberally. I used it up all too fast and indiscreetly.
But now my nose has changed ...I do not like to assault others with my scent or excessive silage. I still adore this scent but only in very cold weather and only a very small bit . Just enough that one must lean in close and sniff deeply to appreciate.
But today I must tell on myself..I am home alone and it is very cold and snowy out. I had nostalgia for the the good old day's and my "cloud of scent"...no one to offend so I used a spritz on all my pulse points...enjoying my ~lovely~ lovely ~cloud ..

Jan
20
2012
Miss Mego
Miss Mego

This has been my favorite perfume for a couple of years now. I always put it on when I want to feel sexy, I always get so many compliments from men when I wear this. It last all day on me. Love this ♥♥♥.

Jan
19
2012
vanja88
vanja88

I love it forever!
For me it is a perfect scent... smells like passion, nightlive, sexuality. I love love love it!

Jan
17
2012
my2spritz
my2spritz

I got a sample after reading many comments on how it smells like liquorice or root beer.

I totally smell how people get that scent, and liquorice was the first thing my husband said when I asked him to sniff me up, I think it's the way the notes are mixing that give this illusion. Perhaps I would have been mesmerized too, but the coconut snaped me out of the spell.

I still tan the old fashioned way, laying in the sun slathered in coconut oil, so coconut reminds me of suntan lotion, and it's not a note I want in my perfume.

Also, I found there is a powdery flower that mixes with the sweet notes and it smells sorta like cake batter to me.

Jan
15
2012
Angelique11
Angelique11

Rich, thick, creamy, almond vanilla, the fragrance that hooked me into perfume. About five years ago, I sprayed Hypnotic Poison on my arm and continued with my shopping. While trying to concentrate on which shoes would be most comfortable for hiking, something so incredibly beautiful kept wafting up, capturing my attention until I could think of nothing else. OMG! What was this fragrance that was literally taking my will to think of anything else away. I bought a large bottle.

Back then, not knowing how to keep fragrances, I sprayed the entire contents into a gorgeous crystal flacon because I didn’t like the rubbery looking red bottle with the black cap. I then displayed it in a sunny window where it showed off the bottle to perfection...not good. Unfortunately, the fragrance turned bad in a short amount of time and I had to throw it out, lesson learned.

A friend commented on my second bottle and how lovely it was so I gave it to her with full intentions of buying another one. Well, by the time I got around to buying it again, I was excited to find that it came in a gorgeous red glass bottle with a purple lid. Beautiful! But then, oh noooo! It didn’t smell the same. After settling down from the shock, I found that I still loved the fragrance and still find it to be better than any other almond vanilla I’ve smelled. So I will continue to wear and enjoy it.

Coconut, allspice, flowers, and woods are perfectly blended into almond and vanilla creating something so marvelous that even after all this time and through a few mishaps and/or lessons learned, I still wonder at its beauty. Because of its strong, sweet, richness, I think it’d be more suitable for cooler weather.

Jan
15
2012
alyaa
alyaa

The first time I smelt HP was on a makeup artist at the Dior counter in Debenhams and voila I was taken. I bought it straight away and wore it every single day for a whole year. This is loud, but utterly gorgeous and addictive. It lasts all day and I can even smell it on my hair the next day

Jan
12
2012
Mandalila
Mandalila

I do like the smell of this perfume, but unfortunately it smells exactly like this nail polish remover I use - Cutex, the whitening one. So when I smell this perfume, it's kinda sickening..

Jan
11
2012
LadyIris890
LadyIris890

I love this fragrance. It's not too overwhelming, but it does make me smell like a cookie. I have received a few compliments whenever I wear this perfume to work.

Jan
11
2012
acv43
acv43

i just got this perfume yesterday and i have been wearing it ever since. i knew i wanted a new bottle of something and happily i ended up at the poison section while wandering the macys perfume counter. i had a hard time choosing between the original and hypnotic poison, however ultimately i ended up choosing hypnotic poison because it smelled to me unlike anything i had ever smelled before.
when i spray hypnotic poison i smell cocoa butter on warm skin mixed with las vegas casino-smokey sweet, sultry, dark, and exciting. after several hours it sort of fades into a nice vanilla musk which is not at all abrasive and mixes very nicely with the natural odor of clean human skin---it smells to me sort of similar to the bath and body works scent warm vanilla sugar, but lighter and more natural.
LOVING IT SO FAR!
im hooked and cannot wait to collect the all the poisons!

Jan
11
2012
stacia79
stacia79

I'm so very disappointed in Hypnotic Poison. I was expecting....I don't know, something! I may just have the type of skin that just absorbs scents like crazy, but I could hardly smell this within minutes of putting it on. My 4 year old said I smelled like chocolate. All I could smell was a cross between root beer and this odd Play-Doh note that never went away. The drydown was a cross between root beer and vanilla, like the dregs of an ice cream drink. And that Play Doh note. I'm sad. I really wanted to like this, after so many great reviews I was prepared to love it. :(

Jan
08
2012
hollyms
hollyms

I loved this at first. In the store it smelled like a lovely oriental coconut. Yummy! But then on my skin all I could smell was very strong root beer.

Jan
05
2012
sofababe
sofababe

I've been wearing Hypnotic Poison for 11 hours and the full force of the vanilla has only just kicked in!
Up until now the main notes have been the nuts.....bitter almond mainly, and coconut, and the pepper adds just enough spiciness.
I have read sometimes that HP doesn't last long enough but I would say 11 hours and still going strong is pretty damn good. And you really only need a little, as it goes a long way.
I had read so much about HP, mostly here on Fragrantica, and so many people seem to love it that I just had to give it a go. I haven't tried out the reformulation yet, and I'm not sure I want to. I'll stick with the bottle I have, and with this strength and staying power it should last me for years!!

Dec
28
2011
Eicher
Eicher

The vanilla base note is pretty strong and (at least on me) Hypnotic Poison has more a powdery scent than anything else. I cannot feel at all the lilly-of-the-valley nor the plum and the apricot.
I slightly can smell the coconut, which adds a warm touch to the perfume.
Hypnotic Poison is a very sweet and strong perfume and I believe only a bit should be sprayed in order to not to have a headache or make people sick around us. Many people cannot stand such a heavy scent. This creation is anything but discrete.
For nights and in fall/winter time. I recommand it for 35+.

Dec
27
2011
paulared
paulared

I agree with the cough drop note somebody describes down there. I got this from a friend as a xmas present yesterday. There is some kind of licorice note there that I truly like! (so the cough drop is not negative). Obviously vanilla is in there in nice amounts as well. I like the dry down because it remains soft and velvety, but somehow after the head notes are gone it remains somewhat flat, which I do not dislike: monochromatic fragrances can be great no matter what Luca Turin says in his books. Totally NOT safe for work/dinner/movie theatre or any other place you may encounter those "this perfume is giving me a headache" biatches. Interesting... what will happen if i wear this for a date... ?

Dec
25
2011
parfum de l'amour
parfum de l'amour

Hypnotic Poison has been one of my favourites for quite some time now. The reason why this perfume sticks to my feelings like glue is that, as a teenager, I used to adore a pure vanilla scent that a classmate of mine purchased from an exotic country. It was so delicious and enticing, a yummy little cup of happiness. It became my idea of the perfect perfume at the time. Two years ago, I discovered its twin in Hypnotic Poison and you can imagine the delight!

As I already said, the main title of this perfume spells "vanilla". Hypnotic Poison smells just like someone had droped into it one of those tiny Dr. Oetker vials of vanilla essence. Intense, delicious and uplifting! Unmistakably a gourmand vanilla, it does have a background of woody notes and almonds, just to make it wearable. The coconut listed here is very subtly present, lending maybe something of its texture rather than its aroma.

It starts quite sharply and the sweetness of the vanilla may be a bit irritating for some in the first few minutes. However, it develops a wonderfully soft and cuddly texture as it dries down.

I believe it's best suited for teens and young women due to its all-around sweet character.
Be prepared to enjoy it with a mug of hot chocolate in your hands, wrapped in a fluffly blanket (or in the arms of someone special). It fills you with warm tingles of joy every time you get a waft of it.

Dec
23
2011
Colas123
Colas123

Shame on you,dior house!You make copy,not original anymore!It's same story with hypnotic,addict,dolce vita,miss dior cherie,they all have been changed and now they are like cheap fake,actually expensive fake.
Ooooh why,tell me whyyyy?!

Dec
23
2011
adriana.rizzati
adriana.rizzati

I tried it today on a cardboard, and I find it's a gourmand fragrance with a balanced combinations of ingredients of high quality.
I like its floral/fruity notes, and also its warm and sensual base, but I'll be honest: I don't think this perfume differs from many others expensive fragrances in which the sensual characteristic is emphasized.
Hypnotic Poison is lacking of that pungent note which would make it less sweetesh and more gritty and assertive as well as advertising wish to argue.
This perfume is not "poisonous", nor even hypnotic: maximum can be defined gourmand, cozy and welcoming, which is the opposite of what the name might suggest. When I hear the words "hypnotic" and "poison" I think to a strong, intoxicant fragrance with a wicked, dark touch inside. I think to LouLou, or Opium, just to mention some popular examples.
A very enjoyable perfume, but nothing special.
I'm expecting more from Dior.

Dec
21
2011
DancingVeggie
DancingVeggie

Forever in love with this fragrance. It's gourmand without being over-the-top sugary. I personally adore the Play Doh aroma in there. This is a fail-safe gift for me.

Dec
21
2011
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

I've been meaning to try this for ages and with my love for its flanker Eau Sensuelle, I figured it was high time! Well for me, the opening it milky smooth coconut, with vanilla and almonds. It is very nice but unfortunately on my skin this has a play dough hint to it which I'm not impressed with! But as this wears, that play dough scent disappears and the tuberose blooms so that the dry down smells almost identical on me as that of Eau Sensuelle. Very nice indeed and not as sweet as I expected at all. Though I would still choose Eau Sensuelle.

Dec
19
2011
MaggieKat
MaggieKat

As Emi said way too sweet, way too much vanilla. In fact the only thing I can smell is the vanilla, I dont get any jasmine, tuberose or anything else. Definitely not for me. Thankfully I only have the samples.

Dec
18
2011
emi
emi

Way too much of vanilla, too much of jasmin/tuberose, too much of sweetness. Unfortunately it is so cloying. I can't imagine myself wearing this. It would make me sick.

I met lady wearing this perfume once. I have no idea how much of it did she pour on herself but it was unbearable for me to stand next to her. I think that kind of perfume need to be dosed carefully because it really can harm someone's nose.

Dec
16
2011
dina
dina

I've been coveting this "little love" since I first tested it, a couple of months ago.

Where do I start? Hypnotic Poison is unlike any other perfume I have ever smelt, it's very very unique, elegant and classy. It's rather linear on my skin but what I get from it, is an alluring concoction made of almonds, vanilla, coconut and even tobacco, yes :)
All the other notes are still not perceptible to my nose, maybe if I use it more, things would change.

However, many label HP as "sexy" which I don't; quite the opposite, I find it very clean with just a slight masculine edge, a true sillage monster and extremely long lasting.

I would wear HP for any occasion, to go any place, any time of the day, just not very sure how it would develop on my skin in extremely hot Egyptian summer! Maybe then a quick squirt would do.

Really, HP is one of those fragrances, not every perfumista, even every woman should have! Love it!

Dec
16
2011
evy.gc
evy.gc

Well, this is the hardest review I’ve ever wrote! I had never smelled nothing a like! I’ll start by saying that this fragrance is just delicious!... I only detect almonds and extremely delightful peaches with a little tiny bit of vanilla. The mixture is perfect, very cheerful and feminine! It’s a happy bright scent ideal for daytime and night time and fall and spring and oh my God!.... I had never said this about any perfume, but this one is ORGAAAAASMIC! lol!

PS. Not tackyness, not ridiculous sweetness, not annoying notes.

Dec
15
2011
Jannochka
Jannochka

It’s a very sweet vanilla perfume, with a hint of almonds. I would describe it as an almond-vanilla tart and it definitely can be overwhelming if worn during hot days or in the mornings. It’s a night time scent, great for dates and going out. It opens up pretty much the same on everybody; it is very creamy, sexy and vanilla sweet fragrance. I LOVE IT on some occasions.

Dec
15
2011
lily13ana
lily13ana

I love this perfume.It's my signature scent since 2002 and the dusty drydown is what i love most. I think the new version is being reformulated because i feel it very headache inducing and it wasn't like that ...
This is a perfume you love or hate and never buy it before you try it.
Sillage is huge an on my skin it lasts in colder monts more than 12 hours.

Edit: I heard that dior's house change the formulation of their perfumes every year and destroy all the bottles that remain from an year to another.

Edit: I barely wear it, it gives me terribble headaches, but i will keep it because when it;s very cold i do not have this problem.

Dec
15
2011
purepoison
purepoison

this perfume is really hypnotic! i still can't believe how it affects people around you. don't be surprised if someone start following you in the street, or if you in the buss suddenly get surrounded by people who are standing ridiculously close to you. not to mention how it affects my partner...;) i guess beautiful vanilla scent enriched with other mentioned notes in the perfect way creates a poison that people just can't resist. this is quality, passion and power! adore it!!!

Dec
08
2011
iroschqa
iroschqa

Strong, elegant, sexy. But be careful, not for everyday wear. But if you want something different for a special night to turn on someone, yes, it works.

Dec
03
2011
Jellybean
Jellybean

this is the strong and mature scent. warm and slightly powdery. i didn't notice any particular notes listed, all i get is strong floral, mocha latte and ginger.
I think I'll suggest this to my mom. If it's Dior she'll give it a try.

Dec
02
2011
valeria_ms
valeria_ms

I still have a bottle I bought in Spain in 2002. It seems like since then they changed the formula, and I like the old one more, which is more complex. The new formula is mostly vanilla.

Dec
02
2011
Vespertine__Milo
Vespertine__Milo

One of my beloved scents and I really fear that they will change its content. What I love about its old version is this strong vanillic base with a tiger, aggresive ending which reminds me of a burned piece of clothes! It really makes it unique. HP stays on my skin incredibly long and it fades beautifully. It is simply my second skin.

For those who prefer more streamlined vanilla I would recommend HP Sensuelle.

Dec
02
2011
VogueBoy
VogueBoy

Hypnotic Poison was reformulated again and also rebottled these days

Nov
26
2011
Hayven
Hayven

I finally got a chance to try this on. This smells like cream soda with an undertone of almonds and coconut. It seems perfect for winter. The only thing that sticks in my mind and is kind of a "turn-off" is the faint Play-Doh note that several people have mentioned. Not that Play-Doh is an unpleasant smell; it just is very out of place.

edit: Wow, 8 hours later and I can still smell it. Nothing has ever lasted this long. It's not a strong scent, but it's there.

Nov
26
2011
sirop de Liège
sirop de Liège

We have no root beer where I live so I don't know what that smells like, but the smell reminds me of marzipan.
And I love it! I also have the Pure Poison, but it is not something I would wear in the winter. My husband said he could eat me!

Nov
26
2011
Mister Arice
Mister Arice

As much as I want to love this scent, I cannot. I gave it a shot when I was trying to find something warm, comforting, and slightly gourmand but mature.

Unfortunately, it smells too mature for me.

I'm not sure if an older woman in my life wore it when I was growing up, but it smells familiar to me, and it reminds me of my grandmother.

Oh yeah, and it TOTALLY SMELLS LIKE ROOT BEER.

Actually, I kind of like the root beer part. However, despite being composed of many notes I love (vanilla, coconut, almond) it is too powdery and makes me feel much old than I am.

Nov
21
2011
carbocookie
carbocookie

Does anyone else think this one smells like root beer?

And am I the only one that finds this one really weak? I love the way it smells but I need like 6 sprays of it before I feel like I'm wearing enough (and most fragrances I only use 1-2 sprays).

Nov
20
2011
Moonchime
Moonchime

This was a perfume that I loved when I first bought a bottle. But, for some reason I just cannot bear the smell of Hypnotic Poison on me anymore. Therefore, my bottle sits on my dresser--totally beautiful looking, but hardly used.

Nov
18
2011
scav
scav

I wear this every day as an office perfume, but unfortunatelz just does not stay on my skin. I was a big fan of Poison, but this one just don't work for me.

Nov
15
2011
Habanita
Habanita

I guess my taste in scents is changing again or something. I remember that I always thought this is too sweet. Maybe it's the cold winter time or my new liking of coconut that I like the sample I received recently. It stays on my skin quite well, which is rare these days. I like the coconut element and also the sweetness. I guess it would be too much for summer, but right now I enjoy this sample. It reminds me a bit of Toni Gard by Toni Gard, but it's more intense and the staying power is better too here.

PS: Now that I finished my sample, I'm still unsure. I seem to like sweet scents better in cold weather but I'm not yet sure if it's enough to buy it. Sweet scents are something I didn't wear before , so maybe I have to be bold one time and see if my taste in scents changed, so I can wear sweet scents too :)

Nov
12
2011
carinas
carinas

While I understand why it's so popular, I can't wear it. It's too sweet and ordinary for my liking. I could tolerate it (not wear it) without coconut, but alas, I'd rather eat a slice of sweet pie, than wear one.
I also find it to be similar to many other sweet fragrances (Kenzo Amour etc.), they all smell similar to me. I would like to wear something that sets me aside, something to remember me by and I definitely don't want to smell like the rest of the crowd. I don't mean to offence HP lovers here, but personally, HP smells like sweet nothing to me.

Nov
11
2011
SPHINX
SPHINX

This is undoubtedly one of my all time favourite perfumes. I love love love it. Its very sweet but not in a sickly way, its warm and creamy and lasts for hours upon hours. The sweet fruity berry and coconutty top notes burst out at first followed with soft jasmine that dries down into a beautiful warm vanilla and almond smell that lingers and seduces your senses all day long. It lasts for hours on my skin and it really is exactly what it says in the name.. Its hypnotic and it reminds me of a chilhood holidays spent on my granparents farm, between fruit and nut trees and the late afternoon perfumes of jasmine and gardenia in the flower garden, coming in to warm baked ginger and buttery vanilla biscuits. Its like being in your favourite sweetshop. Its worth every penny.

Nov
07
2011
Radchick
Radchick

I tried this for the first time today, so I'm sure it's the new version. To me, this smells warm, soft, spicy, creamy, and sweet. I smell mostly sweet spice, almond and vanilla. I get no flowers from this at all. I also get no play-doh. It smells the best at drydown, when it becomes the sweetest and spiciest. This reminds me of a spicey hot chocolate that's been spiked with amaretto.

Nov
06
2011
Bandit
Bandit

I have a little mini, I guess it's very recent and it smells, well, funny. What is that? My skin that eats of vanilla or the new Cardboard Poison? It's a very strange smell. I actually don't know, what play-do is or smells like, but is that, what you all refer to? Like rotten almonds in a wet cardboard box? I don't detect vanilla. This is what you all love? I only smelled it on others and always remember vanilla...??? Or am I wrong?

Or is this the reformulation? I am totally confused, I need help here.

---EDIT---
The batch code gives manufaturing July 2011.

Nov
05
2011
c3c
c3c

Well I guess I'm opening myself up to the firing squad here because of the mad love for this perfume I see in reviews, but to me it has an incredible vibe of play-doh, possibly play-doh with a hint of rootbeer. It's as if that's the strong main note and there's some vanilla and a thing here or there added for support. This is not a body chemistry thing because it smells like it on paper to me as well. I keep trying it to see if my perspective will change but so far, very expensive play-doh. It isn't awful mind you. In a way I've come to like it, just interesting.

Nov
04
2011
Colas123
Colas123

For me,hypnotic is nice mix of vanilla,coconut,menthol and jasmine.

Nov
04
2011
CozyCat
CozyCat

This one is nice but not nice enough for me to want to buy (I'd happily keep it if I got it as a gift though). Many mentioned rootbeer float, that's also what I get with HP. However, I do understand the appeal with this one, it is quite dark and velvety, an herb-y sort of vanilla, which translates to it smelling sexy and inviting but simultaneously mysterious and elegant. Surprisingly tuberose does not stand out at all, it doesn't even exist here (a good thing if you're not a fan, personally I love tuberose)...still it is a 'voluptuous' scent with good sillage even in EDT, so the worst thing you can do is overspray this scent, it can get suffocating, so a little goes a long way. Definitely not a scent to wear outdoors in sunny weather. I do think it can be worn to the office if discretely applied (that's if you want to), but it's best for evening use or fall/winter. Longevity is not bad but not excellent, it lasted about 5 hours on my skin, longer on clothes, as is almost always the case with fragrances. I actually prefer the 'Eau Sensuelle' version, they're both almost the same scent except that one lasts longer on me inspite of it being softer/more floral, it's also less woodsy and easier to wear for those who are stuck with warm weather all year round.

Oct
30
2011
elisabethgenest
elisabethgenest

I just bought it 2 days ago and...I'm in love! I know this is a reformulated version and all, and yes it does suck because its way better to have the original ingredients and to have all that great quality, but at the end of the day, if you like a fragrance and it makes you happy when you wear it, then all that "reformulated version talk" doesnt matter anymore.

I wore it for the first time yesterday and whenever I had a whiff of HP air, I would smile and wonder "wow, who smells good?" and then I would smile again because it was me ;)

Therefore, reformulated or not, i don't care, i love this fragrance because it makes me happy and I leave it at that!

Oct
30
2011
onimoka
onimoka

I had HP for app 2 years ago. It was new, I used it only a few times, then I swaped it. But the reason, why I have bought it in the first place, was that I was looking for very strong vanilla like fragrance. Unfortunately, it was too much for my husband. Now, i see lots of you writting about this fragrance, and, I guess it is because of a "monkey effect", but i just MUST have it again. Have already order it on the internet. This time i will not swap it so fast :) As many of you mentioned ( and i agree), a few sprays will be more than enough to keep you feel like a sexy christmas cupcake LOL.

Oct
29
2011
vasalisa
vasalisa

This is like no other perfumes out there, it's very original and unique.To me, this is a comfort scent, for others a very sexy one ;) I wear it mostly during colder weather, it's a perfect fall/winter scent. I get vanilla, bitter almonds notes mixed with milky coconut and some a touch of red pepper! It's sweet and bad at the same time, and I like that! It makes me think of Snow White taking a bite in the poisoned apple... Hope this helps!

Oct
29
2011
fanhermes
fanhermes

This is so linear...from the beginning till the end just vanilla mixed with more vanilla. Vanilla makes this powdery and heavy, almost unbearably sweet and sick! I do feel some jasmine, too and it reminds me slightly of Alien, but if there was ever a hint of this ressemblance it is invariably taken over by the monster: vanilla.
I do believe that people who think they like HP, but aren't sure of it could try Lolita Lempicka, the blue glass, for a change. They would be surprised that licorice smells far better and normal than plain vanilla!
However, I would love to smell HP on Christmas day, since it clearly reminds me of cakes, pudding and candles!

Oct
29
2011
Raquel73
Raquel73

I've smelled this today,I'm a fan of Dior Addict.
But this fragrance has been reformulated,and it does not smell as the old HP.I never will buy this,It is a hurt :-(

Oct
29
2011
ltinuviel
ltinuviel

I tried it today, but it's not what I've expected. After reading all positive comments here, I thought that I'll smell sexy and adorable scent. Oh, I wanted to love it. But no - just an ordinary vanilla. I had a deodorant Palmolive Vanilla - it's the same smell, the only difference is HP lasts longer and its sillage is better.

Oct
29
2011
scentedrat
scentedrat

I loved this when it first came out, but I think it has changed since then. ?? Now it is more of a light almond-vanilla. It is still strong, but seems quieter and there is less going on inside it, if that makes sense. I used to smell the vanilla and almonds along with other notes I couldn't identify and that made it unusual (as well as less wearable). Now it is calmer and easier to wear, but less interesting. On me it is not super-sweet or edible, which is a good thing. It is kind of a comfort scent, but not one I use for everyday wear.

Oct
28
2011
zabica
zabica

Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be buying Dior perfumes anymore.

THIS, among other things from Dior perfume line, has been severely reformulated. Yes, the smell is pretty much the same, but on me, this once silage monster, this killer among the vanilla-coconut perfumes, this iconic "seducteur", now lasts for 2-3 hours with almost no aura. It' so sad, it's like one whole legend was ruined and wasted. This perfume represented so much for me, and now I won't be buying it anymore, how sad. The packaging is, as in case of Dior's Addict, renewed and changed, which is obvious, too bad they didn't change their names too, along with the reformulation, because these unsuccessful clones don't deserve to be called like these iconic giants.

Oct
26
2011
guccichic85
guccichic85

Hypnotic Poison is my fall and winter signature. This one never fails to get compliments. Some days it smells beachy, some days it smells like root-beer, and other days it smells like a smokey vanilla. This one is a keeper!

Oct
26
2011
missymary
missymary

Well at long last I am converted to a play-do vanilla perfume, and that is because Hypnotic Poison has added almonds and cinnamon,and then infused the strong gourmand concoction with a wonderful killer note of jasmine/tuberose. Eh voila! It's Alien mixed into Kenzo Amour! It's not a million miles from the more bizarre and exotic Jungle L'Elephant.
There is an edge, an allure to Hypnotic Poison that is very beautiful.
But there is not much hypnosis or otherworldliness about it, in fact there's a hint of naughtiness, like red velvet in a smart tart's boudoir.
It's best used in short doses because it is the type of scent that just won't allow itself to be ignored, and you can get tired of it's ueber-rich sweetness after a while and need some peace!

Oct
25
2011
ffiuqs
ffiuqs

Oh dear, it is NOT for me - cloying flyspray - yuk - I need to go wash this one off before it gives me a headache. Amazing isn't it how personal taste in perfumes is so different.

Oct
25
2011
katiebisme
katiebisme

Wore this to a packed screening of "Paranormal Activity 3" Friday night. Audience was screaming and I was just sitting there enjoying how good I smelled...lol!

Oct
23
2011
Giselle Viz
Giselle Viz

Just like the night blooming jasmine smells amazing at night, when it releases its magical scent, this perfume works the same way. It really is a mystical wonder. The sweet and spicey elements work very well with the jasmin notes. The allspice,coconut, almond and woody characteristics, seem to sing in synchony while you sit back and enjoy the delightful floral composition. I have received many compliments while wearing this perfume from woman, men and children.It could be that it's a good match with my chemistry but, it's one of those perfumes that may have to be experienced more that once to appreciate it's sensuality. Believe me, this scent is beautiful and meant to be enjoyed at night or on a cool and breezy day. Enjoy!

Oct
23
2011
Grottola
Grottola

Amazing stuff - in fact, Hypnotic Poison is my favorite gourmand. The vanilla and almond smell is so rich and smooth, yet satisfying, like a root beer float. It goes on for days and dries down like a Rice Krispie Treat, one of my favorite snacks as a kid.

Guys, if you're into gourmands, try this one. It's just as unisex as A*Men or Rochas Man would be.

Oct
21
2011
chowchow41
chowchow41

I always enjoy wearing this great edt. I always thought that there was incense in the edt but i was wrong. It must be the spices that give me the idea. I love this one very much. Its a strong scent that makes you feel confident and its always noticed. It has a few notes that i personally like, plum, apricot, coconut, almond, vanilla and off course rosewood. I can recommend it if you love strong scents and want to make a statement and it lasts all day. I like The Dior fragrances a lot.

Oct
21
2011
geekgoddess
geekgoddess

This basically just smells nice; an innofensive vanilla scent, warm and comforting.

Oct
20
2011
Raina
Raina

judging by the notes I should love this. In actuality though all I get is an elderly lady baby powder smell :( Huge disappointment of a vanilla.

Oct
19
2011
D_D_T_L_V
D_D_T_L_V

It's one of the more comforting perfumes I know of, while still having enough of an edge to be interesting. I love smelling it on my sheets the days after I wear it to an event (and fall asleep too tired to take a shower)...
It's that imitation (or re-inforcement) of vanilla through other notes that makes it so great. My brother gets high on the smell!

Oct
19
2011
mfc1331
mfc1331

Every time I wear this scent I am stopped and asked what I am wearing.
It transforms into a heady vanilla/amber musk with a kiss of tuberose on me.
It's complexity is unmistakably French and it pairs well evening formal wear or well worn denim and leather.

Oct
17
2011
lisa.m.kasper
lisa.m.kasper

This perfume must have the record, or be close to the record number of comments for any one perfume on this forum. Too funny.

I got my little spray sample from the perfumed court and I can't really add to anyone's comments on this.

Someone mentioned "Root Beer". I detect it too. Root Beer is usually white birch EO, so perhaps there is some of that in here. Though I really think its just the serious vanilla that is happening with this frag.

I can see myself layering HP onto other perfumes that don't have much of a vanilla or tonka bean base. It can smooth out some rough edges for sure.

But all in all, would I put out the money for this? nah. I have too many others that I love. Besides, to me, the whole sweet vanilla thing can be done by BBW's Vanilla Bean Noel. Its more on the cotton candy side of things, but I layer that with everything, so for me, I'd rather spend a LOT less on the basic same scent outcome.

Later that day:
its been about an hour, maybe two tops, and the scent is 100% gone. Can't smell it on my wrist or on my shirt that I squirted.

Oct
16
2011
mcelferr
mcelferr

To talk about this one we have to talk in a low voice, like a whisper, because it's quiet but at the same time it insists and persists. It will mesmerize you with its sweetness, but not that sugary way, the natural sweetness of the sweet fruit the abricots and almonds we have on christmas tables. It's intimate like a warm embrace. It's as if it belongs to your skin, part of you.People say it's sexy. What can I say about it? It can be but in an innocent enticing way.And that bottle? what is it? Kinetic design? It seems it's alive. Touch it and Love it!!!

Oct
14
2011
DorotheaSonja
DorotheaSonja

I can't wear this scent, it smells strange on my skin. But a friend of mine wears it every day and on her it smells sooo delicious!

Oct
14
2011
Annelien1987
Annelien1987

What is it with this root beer thing? What is root beer? If it smells like this heavenly perfume than I want to take a bath in it.

Oct
09
2011
dreambiology
dreambiology

The yummiest root beer float I have ever smelled in my life!!!!

Oct
06
2011
Killercolours
Killercolours

I can't get myself to love this, even though I want to. I get the concept of it and it smells amazing on a close friend of mine, but on me it wears like a wet wool jacket. Heavy and stale, just a big sigh. Eau Sensuelle is better on my skin, but it isn't as beautiful as the original can get.

Oct
06
2011
UrbanBeautiful
UrbanBeautiful

i really wanted to love this! everything, starting from the comments, to the "who likes this also likes..." section, recommendations, ingredients.... everything shouted: this is a perfume you will adore! so i tried to adore...at first i thought its just the strip, and it would smell better on the skin. then tried in on the skin another time, and thought it must be old, try another.... then after the 3rd and 4rth time, i finally recognised, that no matter what i tell myself, and how much i try to "get" it... i just cant. i dont know if it is my skin or my nose, but to me, this is the most dull and boring of the poison-collection (i didnt really like the others either, nothing special, but they really are all better than this one!) i wanted something warm, sensous, addictive, chocolaty... all i got was boring, boring, boring. yes.. it is warm, yes it is sweet, yes it is chocolaty and "sort of -addictive".. and i think, guys or people who just love the scent of vanilla (in a perfume) will love this smell. but to me it really is nothing more than pure vanilla, chocolate, a little amber, and more vanilla. to me it screams "unfinished"... as if it is perfect raw material... but something is missing. its like when you eat something really nice, but you really would need that salat or that something sour.. although the dish is delicious.... your tounge is just screaming for that little variation or maybe lets put it better: addition.
plum - you say? apricot? lilly? rose? where???? i dont really like apricot in perfumes... but in this one my nose was pleading for something else, even apricot would have calmed it...
i have no idea what it is, a little blackcurrant maybe would have made it for me.. a little something.... ANYTHING.... but everytime i smell it, its good, but its raw... im begging for a finishing touch but it never comes, no matter how long i wait for it, and that makes me sick... and makes me somehow nearly hate it. its quite sad actually.

Oct
05
2011
stackedjpeg
stackedjpeg

This is a monster.

I'm not the usual perfume mad girl but, in stead, a guy married to a perfume mad girl.

I can tell you that:
This will rock your guy. this is designed to stick no matter the occasion. A music festival, live show, pub live stage jam... if you want to get noticed through smell, then this is for you.

Very strong to go on from my point of view but, it settles after a short while, keeping its lovely smell and total domination.
It will last anything from a baby shower to a front row mosh pit... ans still keep enticing the one next to you.

Sweet, with a hint of vannila, and the monent I smelled it, I wanted to grab her and take her :-)

If you are going out on the hunt, try this... if you are staying in for a romantic night, try this... if you want to be noticed but, go home alone, leaving him with a that memory of that girl that smelled so hot, try this

it's stunning but, carefull, you might get more attention than what you are looking for :-)

A must have for that odd occasion :-)

Oct
02
2011
jodee
jodee

Deep, warm, creamy root beer ale scent. If root beer is hypnotic, so be it, though it makes me just want to get a root beer float. Does turn more floral on the dry down. Wonderful scent for cooler weather, late fall/winter.

Oct
01
2011
maricuchi
maricuchi

really creamy, sweet and fruity. perfect for the days that you wanna feel sexy and femenine, absolutly seductive and irresistible!!!. i love thats a very long lasting scent.

Oct
01
2011
caydesugar
caydesugar

yes, it is gourmand-like but this is not what I was looking for. It smells like to me what an old/mature lady would wear. but thats just my opinion on it :)

Sep
28
2011
romrom
romrom

love this old classic, I think I had this when I was 18 or 19 years old. It's a very captivating scent with a lot of strong elements like cedarwood and vanilla and hints of sandalwood, it's not a summer scent but a great fall/winter one. A small tip, never ever spray too much of this stuff or you can really make yourself and everyone around you really sick .

Sep
22
2011
CitrusEddie
CitrusEddie

Hypnotic Poison by Dior brings back my childhood memories. I used to love it; this perfume was owned by my aunt. She liked it very much. I remember that I totally LOVED it. When I was at her house, I always tried to sneak into her room and spray a little on me. I was very little, and when I recently tried to find them, I was hesitant if it was misnight poison or hypnotic posion, but I clearly remembered the colour red of the bottle... However, the scent let me down... Maybe it was changed, I don't know, but I didn't really like it. Still, it brings back warm childhood memories. :)

Sep
21
2011
Lydia16125
Lydia16125

This perfume reminds me of Kenzo Amour, maybe a little sweeter. It's beautiful and reminds me of being young.

It's a perfume i'd wear sitting in front of a open fire wrapped up in a fluffy blanket. It's warm and the vanilla is heavenly mixed in with it's other ingredients. I love it.

To put it simple it's worth the money! Get it in your collection!!

Sep
21
2011
jazmam
jazmam

Recntly purchased Bed and Body works 'Cozy Autumn' lotion and spray, it goes so well with this edp ... ad far cheaper than buying the Christian dior lotion

Sep
21
2011
jazmam
jazmam

Every woman's skin shold naturally smell like poison hypnotic! What a gorgeous creamy spicy deicious gem. Cant believe I waited so long to discover this creme de la creme of parfums.. just yum yum yum !!

IF I could I wold buy p every last bottle so that I could personally own this scent...lol

Sep
21
2011
katnis
katnis

Para mí es un olor medio gourmand
LO BUENO: Su duración es monstruosa la he sentido en ropa que tiene semanas de haber sido puesta,se me hace perfume de una sola fase ya que es el mismo aroma cuando te lo pones a cuando van pasando las horas, es dulce, sexy huele mucho a vainilla pero no un vainilla a señora, su nombre lo dice todo es hipnotico lo puedes oler y querer más mucho más. Para una salida en la noche, cena romántica

LO FEO:Ningún contra.

Sep
20
2011
Christie171
Christie171

Oh my goodness this smells so nice! It's like a upscale, sexy version of root beer, licorice and vanilla. And for once, the vanilla isn't artificial-smelling or too overpowering. The only problem is the lasting power. I would have to spray this on a few times for it to stay. Overall, excellent scent!

Sep
18
2011
LadyNatalie
LadyNatalie

I love this! I want it so badly, i can't wait to spoil myself with a big bottle of Hypnotic Poison!!
This a seduction weapon, i adore it, plus is cozy and smooth... One of the most beautiful scents i've ever smelled from a bottle, this will be a miracle for vanilla lovers!! A must have for me!! I hope Dior never stops making and selling it!! It is worth every penny!
So long lasting, even tough is an eau de toilette!
Plus the bottle is divine!! And Monica Bellucci in the ads, perfect! What girl wouldn't like to look like her, she is gorgeous!

Sep
18
2011
domenicamartinello
domenicamartinello

The sexiest thing about this perfume is the confidence it inspires. It definitely smells like a root-beer float when you first very spray it on, and that's very delicious in itself, but as it dries down it gets sexier and more intimate. I feel like the interplay of masculine and feminine make it ALL the more alluring.
It is very strong with AMAZING sillage, but there are no harsh edges, no shrill, to sharpness. It's a lingering, enveloping cloud. You will get warm, reassuring sniffs of this all day and really feel like a queen. I don't care that I've recognized this on many ladies before, I'm just happy that I've been let in on the secret - a beautiful spicy/coconut/almond/vanilla latte.

Sep
17
2011
soonflower
soonflower

Rich, creamy, vanilla and almond with woody undertones.
I love it although I have to be "in a mood" for it because it is very sexy, sensual, feminine, intimate and strong.
Sometimes it can be too dominant when I'm not having day for it.
Perfect for a winter date.
Just love it.

Sep
17
2011
Purrfemme
Purrfemme

This smelled great on paper but once it dried on my skin, it smelled like musk for hours... even after I tried washing it off. It is very stong.

Sep
16
2011
Tulip211
Tulip211

Hypnotic poison is a soft, languid dance of Vanilla and spices. It starts off with a bitter almond bite, that might put some people off, but if you stick around, the almond fades and the perfume melds into your skin. Hypnotic poison will seduce you, and convince you to spend the night. And when you wake, it is still there...soft, sweet and warm..on your skin, in your hair, and on your pillow case.

It reminds me of the holidays, and invokes the song "Baby it's cold Outside"

Sep
15
2011
tiffanykimwagner
tiffanykimwagner

For an EDT, this is really strong and long lasting..

Sep
15
2011
debgrae
debgrae

Maybe it's just my chemistry, but I do not understand the reviews on this perfume. Sexy?? I'm not sure what is sexy about a root beer float. My husband agreed that I smelled interesting and it smelled good, but sexy? He likes ice cream a lot..... so maybe. :)

Sep
13
2011
TiaTia
TiaTia

This one is so beautiful!! so warm and cozy and at the same time super sexy!!
I like this perfume from the beginning to the end!! never got anything that lasts so long as hp does on my skin and never got so many compliments from men.
This is seduction in a bottle.
Sweet and beautiful at first sight, but when you look closer watch out you easily get dizzy discovering the dark and seductive side of that perfumes heart.

Sep
12
2011
Kiyenna
Kiyenna

I cannot even begin to tell you what this smells like to me, but it is something magical and absolutely delicious!! This is a very special scent and I have never smelled anything like it!

Sep
11
2011
mystica
mystica

Hypnotic Poison is heavenly... not an easy one to pull off for sure, but once it's in harmony with your chemistry it's really like no other.

To my nose it's not foody at all, it has way too much depth to smell foody. Rather, it's warm, soothing, comforting and enveloping in a unique way.

Sep
09
2011
tiffanykimwagner
tiffanykimwagner

I love this perfume, it is sexy, feminine and romantic. This is the perfume to choose when you're going on a romantic date with the special person in your life. I have noticed that my boyfriend gets more romantic when I where this, he says it smells like vanilla ice-cream and he can't stop smelling me. This fragrance makes me want to fall in love. It is beautiful, strong but not cloying and the silage is excellent. You can smell this on someone long after they have left the room and from a distance. Its modern, yet it smells very vintage. It is a true masterpiece.

Sep
07
2011
karisma2011
karisma2011

S*U*P*E*R S*E*X*Y!!!!!
Top of my Christmas list every year!
Hypnotic indeed!
No more comments...

Sep
07
2011
Annelien1987
Annelien1987

This is wonderful. It is one of the best perfumes ever made. The lasting power is amazing!!! It's so sexy and special. I get a bit of menthol after a couple of minutes. Still smell this wonderful perfume after more than 8hours. I love this, I wear it only on special occasions.

Sep
06
2011
secamel
secamel

Girls: Use this! ( if it fits U ) but beware if we cross our ways; I might follow U as an idiot just drooling on how lovely U smell.

Sep
02
2011
CKLAUS
CKLAUS

The first time I smelled this perfume was in winter of 1998 when it first came out, I was in New York in a store where I discovered it. I sprayed it on my hand and kept shopping. Minutes later this warm and cozy scent started to take effect, I was away from home and this made me feel closer to my loved ones, because it was sweet and happy, it reminds me of Christmas, It has been on my top 10 ever since!

Sep
01
2011
thatbrownelf
thatbrownelf

Tooth-achingly sweet almond milk with a heavy dollop of vanilla extract. While almond and vanilla are two of my favorite notes, they're a bit too strong here, though I appreciate the fact that despite their strength the notes don't go into a fake plastic stage. If it was a little less sweet and the spices amped a little bit more, Hypnotic Poison could've been a decent dupe for the much-beloved but overpriced Tobacco Vanille. As it stands HP is a bit too gourmand for my taste, and I'll stick with Coromandel for my vanilla comfort scent. Sillage packs a punch, and for an EDT the longevity was quite strong.

Aug
30
2011
queenvic
queenvic

This perfume is the best one I've ever had!! the smell just follows you, it even change smells, its a warm sweet (not to overpowering sweet) absulutly love this perfume!

Aug
27
2011
EauSensuelle
EauSensuelle

Dior Hypnotic Poison is rich, seductive, melodious, exquisite, and you can use any other good words to describe it. That bitter Almonds-Vanilla combination is a mixture of sweetness and bitterness, a bit like the poem “The Tiger” by William Blake. The sweetness and bitterness is in contrast with the tiger’s loveliness and harshness. This fragrance is very unique, very unisex to me. Neither too sweet, neither too bitter, sweet, simple, gorgeous, fantastic in every way. Definitely recommended for vanilla lovers who like their fragrance to be interrupted by a sudden waft of bitter almonds on the side note. If you’re looking for something sweet and at the same time spicy, this is it. If you’re looking for something more dark, mysterious and adventurous, try Midnight Poison.
Hypnotic Poison is a strong scent that will last you a good many hours. The projection of the Eau de Toilette is Godzilla.
4.5 out of 5 for me.
Really very nice and elaborate.

Aug
23
2011
OneScent
OneScent

INITIAL SPRITZ IS ROOT BEER AND MINT. But once it dries it is so sweet and delicious.

Aug
21
2011
FunkyTomo
FunkyTomo

I tested this a few days ago , after wanting to try for a while . OMG ! This stuff is super sexy seductive , outrageous !! Ive just bougth the original Poison yesterdsay but this is next on my buy list. I canno
t belive its been out since 1998! Mind you im only just discovering Orientals ect.

The sales ass also said that "this drives men wild " . i can see why , very seductive scent and i could still smell it on my arm 8hrs later , which is rare for me .

Now this is what i call a proper perfume

Aug
20
2011
mimi_luvz
mimi_luvz

It's one of those "love or hate" perfumes, and I'm in the second group. It's just too heavy, causing headache. Yes, it is a signature perfume, but in a cheap way. Dirty vanilla I would say, with a hint of a burnt rubber. Wearing it won't make you Monica Bellucci.

Aug
20
2011
Mooniq
Mooniq

Absolutely wonderful, soft, warm and supersexy perfume. Fresh, deep and a lot of Vanilla. I think you have to be a Vanilla-fan to really love this one. Good stayingpower on my skin. Fantaboulus and hypnotic!

Helt underbar! Mjuk, varm och supersexig parfym. Fräsch, djup kvinnlig doft med mängder av Vanilj. För att älska denna doften måste man älska vanilj-ton i parfym. Sitter länge på huden. Fantastisk och hypnotisk!

Aug
19
2011
ecerusen
ecerusen

i wrote on gucci rush's page the same comment but this is the truth for both.

"only one word can explain this perfume : SEXY!

but unfortunately most of the woman think the same and this perfume is EVERYWHERE!"

Aug
16
2011
carla67
carla67

It`s a gorgeous, seductive scent for a real woman. The staying power is amazing.

Aug
16
2011
mlle<3delicieux
mlle<3delicieux

This is one completely unmistakable perfume! It's attention grabbing in a understated way and a very unique smell.
There is something sweet and gourmand yet sensual and warm about the fragrance. Definitely vanilla in there but overall, something like aniseed too. It's dark and mysterious and you get detectable tones of plum and jasmine. Would never have guessed there was coconut involved though!
Don't rate the bottle at all. Surely Dior could do a rethink. Doesn't do the fragrance any justice. We need to get jewel embelishments involved and some smooth dark glass like Narciso Rodriguez.

Aug
14
2011
bellahell
bellahell

OH...........MY........................................................................GAWDS! call me lucky that im one of those with a chemistry where most perfumes smell true to self on me. thank goodness for that, cos i dont get play-doh from this. THIS gorgeous magic potion is by far one of the best vanillas ive ever had the pleasure of wearing. strong, lasting and suitable for "sexy time" with your significant other. id probably wear HP all year long even though i might scare others off, but i dont care. i want to bathe in its creamyness and just lay around in bed all day smelling myself. definately a must have. CHEERS to HP!

Aug
12
2011
sofiii
sofiii

Hypnotic Poison doesn’t really smell like a typical oriental vanilla to me. It smells of a new olfactive group, if it exists, I would call it nutty floral with dry vanilla.

Almondy sweetness is the solo player in this perfume in the first 5 seconds, which makes me feel a bit uneasy as if I was literally inhaling solid almond.

Later on, the almond monologue becomes almond and berries(not the fruity juice ones in many post 2000 perfumes, the berry here is more like real life blueberry-out-of-the-fridge scent, which is nearly nothing) plus a hint of jasmine (which isn’t the typical jasmine either, it smells quite dusty, solid and nutty).
The good news is it doesn’t have huge sillage, even as a jasmine hater, I can still wear it. However up till this stage, the mental image HP gives me is rotten jasmine mixed with nuts. :S

About three hours later, it gets really dry, nutty and dusty; and the vanilla comes out finally, but more in an aged-vanilla-cupcake fashion. It definitely smells nice than before to me nose, however the almond-y scent still lingering around and it doesn’t make me think this as something hypnotic at all (well, unless you are a huge almond fan). Worse is that it reminds me of Fancy by Jessica Simpson, just much less sugary vanilla-y on your face.

Then the dry down is actually the stage I really like in HP, it smells like powdery dusty dollhead plust mute-vanilla. Somehow it’s like a nutty version of John Galliano’s John Galliano.

Even as a self-claimed vanilla lover and felt the obligation to have this perfume, sorry I’ve tried and I really don’t like HP. If you are looking for vanilla ice cream type of vanilla scent and hates nutty smell, skip this one, you won’t miss out much.

Aug
12
2011
glamrgirl7
glamrgirl7

My #1 Signature Scent

There are so many reviews on this Dior creation, I wasn't sure I needed to write 'yet another'...
However, it just goes to show that with this particular fragrance, it's a "check yes_ or _no" decision. You either fall in love with it, or you don't care for it to be within 10 miles of your nose.

Personally, there are 3 words that immediately spring to my mind and nose with this scent...
Bold
Beautiful
Empowering

My husband subconsciously becomes more affectionate, and my confidence level nearly doubles.
I could possibly throw "fun" in HP's desciption... there have been too many men follow me around when I wear this fragrance to not give it a glowing review with a smile!

Aug
11
2011
tubita
tubita

OMG!!!! This is the sexiest perfume alive!! I dont own this perfume yet as it is very expensive. Yesterday i sprayed it again at Debenhams and it hypnotized my friend. Every minute he said God this is so sexy. I know i gotta own it asap. Some perfumes out smells good but i cant get the second bottle cos i feel bored and sick. But this perfume is like an addiction. I would buy many many bottles for me and the people i love around me. Ur the best!!!

Aug
10
2011
Kittycat63
Kittycat63

I've never tried Hypnotic Poison before but I did yesterday (along with about 10 other perfumes I spritzed on myself in a department store!) and was very underwhelmed. Having read so many glowing reviews I would have expected it to be more of a standout perfume but to my nose it wasn't at all. It was OK but really nothing special and I smelled a somewhat irritating note in there which may have been licorice but I can't see that listed in the notes on here so maybe it was the allspice or the sandalwood. I also tested Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle and I thought that smelled almost identical to Hypnotic Poison, so they were barely distinguishable from one another. The sales assistant agreed with me about that and said there's not much difference between the two! I personally wasn't impressed by either one of them. They're just OK perfumes but not ones that I would want to smell on myself. I think Hypnotic Poison and Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle must be, along with Cinema by YSL, two of the most overrated perfumes!!

Aug
09
2011
Koukla190
Koukla190

I was really excited to test this based on the notes and the reviews, but I'm sorry to say I was really disappointed. It wasn't what I was expecting. I love vanilla, but this vanilla was WAAAY too sweet, and also, I know it's not a note listed, but I got this super strong anise smell. It may be the almond and allspice mixing with the vanilla to create this effect. Therefore, I felt this smelled EXACTLY like a very strong anise flavored liquor on my skin- like I just poured a bottle of ouzo or sambuca on my skin, that's EXACTLY what it smelled like on me. Now don't get me wrong, I do like that smell, it's not offensive at all, I just don't wanna wear it on myself as a perfume! But hey, if you like that smell and want to smell like that yourself, then buy this perfume! I definitely don't hate this perfume, I don't think it's disgusting at all and I wouldn't mind smelling it on someone else. But it just wasn't what I was looking for, that's all. This perfume does have pretty amazing silage and it lasts forever! It's definitely a well made perfume. It just wasn't my personal style though. I prefer my vanilla a little more warm. I found this to be a more "cool" almost medicinal vanilla, if that makes sense. I think Pure Poison is better for me, or Addict, Addict is PERFECT on me!

Aug
08
2011
Celtrino
Celtrino

I wore this when it 1st came out...totally loved it...but to be honest...it's too sweet for me now...I feel like I've been dipped in caramel. A lovely scent, strong, definitive...but not for me anymore.

Aug
08
2011
Majja67
Majja67

Hail Annick Menardo, the creator of this masterpiece aswell as Lolita Lempicka and Lancome Hypnose-all favorites of mine!! May her creative nose never stop making more must haves for me...... You can actually tell that this is her children all mentioned as they all have something in common, not least the vanilla, yummi!!! All mysterius,deep and complex and all changing their nature every time you were them!

This scent reminds me walking a cold winters day in the shopping street in my hometown when a captivating scent of roasted almonds with sugar and vanilla lingers in the air and i cant resist buying a bag of them, eating the still steaming hot vanilla sugared, slightly burned almonds when i walking down the street looking into christmas decorated boutique windows, snowflakes falling gently through the air and the evening getting closer! Thats what this scent is to me in my olfactory memory...

Aug
08
2011
snowbunny007
snowbunny007

To me, it smells like a root beer barrel candy. I like those wonderful candies, but I do not wish to wear them. It is not for me. I would have like to smell more almond and musk..and less root beer candy- too obvious for my taste. Sorry Dior! I do love the original Poison, though.

Aug
03
2011
ojosverdes
ojosverdes

When I first smelled this perfume when it came out I knew I had to have it immediately. I was in my teens then but I was always captivated my exotic perfumes and strange concoctions of seduction! I wore this for a few years but I still have some left in the bottle. The thing is that I loved this scent for myself as I think back I don't recall ever getting a compliment while wearing it. Eventually it fell out of favor with me but it triggered my quest for the one. Reviews are good and sometimes they are bad in a sense that they spoil your perception of a scent with the various descriptions of what it smells like. I tried this recently and I could not help but associate it with eggs. This thought never crossed my mind, but since I had given my bottle to my sister and that was the comment she got at work, it peaked my curiosity again. This is a complex scent in that it changes quite a bit but I don't find it thick or overwhelming at all. This scent makes me think of a polished middle aged woman, wearing sunglasses and a head scarf sitting on the outside of a cafe in Paris. she is wealthy and has a status in society. She wears expensive clothes and shoes, has excellent taste in fashion. She is happy but not satisfied with her life she needs something else. She sits quietly sipping vanilla latte and eating biscotti while she waits for her friends to go shopping. While she is there somebody next to her a handsome young man is is eating french toast, she can't help but to look that way! When she leaves she gets up and heads towards him. She has a napkin with her number on her hand which she manages to place on his table! She whispers in his ear I'll be waiting for your call handsome!

Aug
01
2011
Iuliia
Iuliia

very female one! for a real woman, seducing, erotic and warm. like monica belucci who advertises it :)

Jul
30
2011
Ana Pavao
Ana Pavao

I got this perfume last year "unsniffed", just reading positive reviews and of course being aware of the strong vanilla notes in it. I'm such a vanilla lover and this is pure, spicy, oriental vanilla with a good hint of coconut. I smell almonds too. Sandalwood and the brazilian rosewood make it perfectly sweet, without being overwhelming. Starting my second bottle, the biggest one. A nice oriental gourmand for vanilla lovers!

Jul
28
2011
hermajesty2009
hermajesty2009

I actually bought it this afternoon... I first smelled it on a colleague and asked what it was. Tried it on as soon as I got home and hanged around for about 15 mins to see how it reacted. I really loved it, as it was as good as I remembered it to be on my colleague's skin, if not better! Then I took a shower, and was amazed to find out that it stayed on my skin even after washing! That's how I became 100% sure I made the right choice!
Yes, I know, scents respond to different skins in different ways. But this is my best perfume choice by far! Will never regret it, and plan on buying more since this 50ml bottle won't last long... !!!

Jul
28
2011
Psyquart
Psyquart

The last time I tried this fragrance, it smelled like insect repellent mixed with hairspray, cotton candy and very sugary, burned vanilla and, needless to say, I hated it. Still, most people are so obsessed with this fragrance and for some reason, everyone thinks it's sexy and seductive. I can't find anything sexy about insect repellent. I really need to try this again to see what all the hype is about.

Jul
24
2011
Vamy69
Vamy69

Smells like a yummy rootbeer float with lots of vanilla ice cream! Delicious in every way!!!!!

Jul
24
2011
eid-althani
eid-althani

eeeh not bad yummey vanilla blended with silkey jasmine good but not groundbraking

Jul
20
2011
sria
sria

I have read most ppl calling it foody which is the reason I avoided it for the longest time..thn on a whim I tried it..yes initially ryt after spraying it may b foody but within moments it takes you for a heck of roller-coaster ride to think of food anymore

I donno wat notes I smell and neither does it matter in this case…its too superior and I m too intoxicated to judge tht..It casts a magic spell on me and how it makes me feel is too inappropriate to explicitly put in words….it makes me weak and vulnerable with its hypnotic trance filled with sweet dark passionate sinful emotions and fantasies that entangle my physique mind and soul and I cant resist anymore…i dn have no choice but submit to this potion…

Out of this world creation!!!! how I wish it was only my little secret to love and treasure ..away form the rest of the world..my one and only hypnotic poison..

EDIT: this gives me exactly the same feeling as when my boyfriend and i eat my favorite choclate mousse cake sprinkled with bitter dark coco powder..

**you will surely lose it all with it on**

Jul
19
2011
skki
skki

Very nice and pleasant vanilla fragrance, the only bad thing is that this is an eau de toilette I wish it was stronger. I love the almond notes, tonka bean and the wood notes , is my favorite by dior along with j'adore.

Jul
19
2011
jena6867
jena6867

I cannot stand this sickly overpowering, non scent, it doesnt smell like perfume to me at all, saying that i dont know what it does smell like other than medicine, yuk, oh and thats not on me, its when i smell it on other people

Jul
19
2011
flaneuse
flaneuse

This perfume is definitely sexy and really has something that appeals to men as confirmed by my bf's continous sniffs when I wear it, but it also has a warm, comfortable and cozy side in that it reminds me of chocolate. Maybe it's my body chemistry, but it smells like chocolate on my skin and to me, wearing Hypnotic Poison feels like drinking delicious hot chocolate in a winter evening when it is cold and dark outside. Like majority of the reviewers below I need to emphasize that it should be avoided in the summer because it really is suffocating in hot weather.

Jul
18
2011
treenhe
treenhe

well let me start by saying i can see why this is both loved and loathed. i can imagine on the right person it is warm, mysterious and deadly :)
personally, i can't bear it. there's a wall of sickly jasmine with a generous slug of vanilla and it's impossible to get over. nothing else stands a chance of getting through the (almost) fog of headiness. it smells stale on me and deeply old fashioned. as soon as i've finished this i am going to scrub it off so no comment on longevity i'm afraid...i can imagine it goes on and on though. not for me.

Jul
17
2011
Mattie101910
Mattie101910

To me, this is just a basic, boring vanilla smell. In the first few minutes after you spray it you might get a tad spicy licorice note, but it is very weak and fleeting. I like vanilla in my perfume, but I'm not a fan of straight vanilla scent. Sexy? No. It is not at all sexy to me. It also has a stale smell. Like a cheap vanilla body splash that has been sitting on a girl's shelf since she was 12 in way back. Girl has grown up now and is moving to college, While packing up all her fragrances, she notices it, takes a sniff and just immediately tosses it in the trash. This is nothing special at all and I don't understand why people are so obsessed with it.

Jul
17
2011
Soutty123
Soutty123

Okay, very disappointingly, the husband is not too keen on this. I asked for his opinion and the first thing he said was, it smells a bit like BO let me smell your armpits. I was aghast and he said he was only joking. Then he smelled me again and said, the bit at the back of your neck smells nice (that was a different perfume, the one I put on first thing this morning). Then he realised I was a bit gutted and he said "it's not bad, it's okay, it's fine, don't worry, you haven't just wasted £50.00.

Oh well, guess I'll just wear it out when I go out with my friends. But I'm gutted he said it smelled like BO - he's never said that about any of my perfumes before. Totally mad - this is such a popular perfume and one that's meant to be a man magnet. Oh well...

Jul
07
2011
Soutty123
Soutty123

I only tried this because of the rave reviews on here (I've never really got on with Dior perfumes before).

I tried it on a paper stick a couple of weeks ago and wondered what all the fuss was about. This morning I tried it on my wrist and a few hours later went back to the shop and bought a bottle. I realise that I have smelt this on other people and I think it's a perfume which can be overpowering and even unpleasant if worn heavily on a hot summer's day when travelling by tube for example. On a cool day or for a hot date though - lovely. Different from anything else I have in my collection as well which is cool.

Jul
07
2011
Marimer
Marimer

I love it! it´s pure, warm, cozy vanilla, but stays linear on me and it quickly dries down in pure Play Doh, so sad because staying power and sillage are very good. I will recommend it to any vanilla lover, a must try.

Jul
04
2011
Animato
Animato

This is a fragrance with two faces to me:
Sometimes its a cozy perfume that fits well together with hot cocoa in front of an open fire.
But sometimes its screams SEX and CONFIDENCE. which sadly doesnt fits me at all..

Jul
01
2011
brusweet
brusweet

This one is PERFECTION! If I were to design a fragrance, I would do it just like this one, it's amazing! Warm vanilla, cononut, almonds, delicious!

Jul
01
2011
Annelien1987
Annelien1987

It's easy to describe this perfume: sex in a bottle.

Jun
29
2011
Doc Elly
Doc Elly

I thought this might smell something like the original Poison, but it does not - not at all. It’s a much softer floral with a heliotrope and vanilla-flavored base, making it considerably more wearable. It has the orchid-like note and the same almondy fortune cookie accord that are in HP Eau Sensuelle, but the opening is a little sharper and has a distinct wet-cardboard undercurrent that I don’t recall smelling in Eau Sensuelle.

I don’t smell caraway at all, but I suppose it’s there in a trace amount that’s small enough to be inoffensive to anyone while just strong enough to subtly modify what is basically a sweet, gourmand, vanilla musk scent, giving it a unique twist.

I really enjoy wearing HP, and would seriously consider getting a mini bottle or decant if/when my sample is used up, which I suspect it will be eventually. One of the best Diors I’ve encountered, definitely worth a sniff if you haven’t tried it.

Jun
29
2011
fgamz
fgamz

testing perfumes are all about trial and error, i thought id give this a try, kept seeing good reviews on here, top notes sounded yummy, but when it went on my skin, major fail.. I really hate saying bad things about perfumes because i know others really like them but this smelt horrible on ME.. Its sucks i dont have the type of body chemistry that any perfume can smell good on me.. I think i will always envy those kinds of people..

Jun
28
2011
flowerbombhannah
flowerbombhannah

If this fragrance makes you hypnotic, I certainly do not enjoy the feeling...

Jun
27
2011
BethPot39
BethPot39

I love this scent but Saldy it don't suit on me! On my skin the smell is too strong and like detergent but it beautiful on my sister & my daughter...

Jun
22
2011
CottonSpore80
CottonSpore80

Once upon a time, I went up to the Dior perfume counter at Myer originally enquiring about Dior J'Adore. I smelled it and then smelled Dior Addict. However, I was put off by J'Adore's price and didn't particularly enjoy Addict as much as I thought I would.

I then asked for something that smelled more like vanilla, as I adore vanilla. The saleswoman, who was unfortunately not the most polite woman I've come across, spritzed Hypnotic Poison onto a testing strip. I shook the strip to develop the scent a little more, then inhaled.

"Mm, it's nice." Was all I said, thinking that perhaps it was too mature for me and I politely told the Dior saleswoman I would look around more for other fragrances. She gave me a sour look and mumbled a: "Fine."

Many weeks later, I find myself wondering: "What if I bought Hypnotic Poison?" It wouldn't stop haunting me and so I recently ordered a 30ml bottle. The smell was so much better than how I remembered it. I'm guessing the other department store fragrances mingled with the original scent when I first tested it, but now, in the seclusion of my own walls, I was able to inhale Hypnotic Poison's true, intoxicating aroma.

At first, my nares were met with the most unusual scent.

"Is that Sarsparilla? Licorice?" I kept sniffing my wrist. "No... it's exactly like Dr Pepper?!"

I was highly intrigued, since I didn't remember this "note" last time. I wondered what the dry down would be like so I waited it out.

The dry down still retained the Dr Pepper odour, but significantly reduced. I honestly didn't mind it even when it was at its peak. Eventually, Hypnotic Poison developed into what I can only describe as a delicious, warm, sultry but not spicy fragrance. It was milky almonds bathed in vanilla and every whiff I got was heaven to my nostrils. Being 20 years old, I can confidently express that this scent is not too mature for me after all. At least, it doesn't smell that way when I put it on.

It is not like any other vanilla-based fragrance I have ever had the pleasure of smelling. This one is defintely, as the name states: hypnotic.

It will lure you, hypnotise you and finally you will realise that you will never be able to forget it.

Hypnotic Poison automatically received a spot on my favourite perfumes shelf.

And we lived happily ever after.

Jun
21
2011
kinsy
kinsy

I love love love this perfume! The scent changes after an hr or so to something delicious! On me anyway! I need another so bad!

Jun
21
2011
tjjbjaeg
tjjbjaeg

First impressions very beautiful, but within ten minutes developed to become over-powering and head-ache inducing. However two hours later, it smells of sof warm vanilla and is still hanging in the air.
I prefer it to Dior's addict which becomes immediately sour and absolutely awful on my skin. Does anyone else have that kind of problem with Addict?

Jun
18
2011
mariaravig
mariaravig

JUust amazing!!!! It´s smells like some kind of chewing gum i used to buy when i was young, very long lasting, and i must admit not much perfums last on me. Its plum and coconut smell just great!... I love it

Jun
17
2011
tommy_girl
tommy_girl

spicy and misterious,but sweet at the same time.It's much better than midnight poison,but I prefer eau sensuelle to this strange perfume.
it's not my cup of tea,but I enjoy wearing it from time to time.the spicy vanilla affect lingers on my skin for hours.to me it's like the evil side of an innocent perfume like kenzo amour.
after 10 minutes of applying it smells a bit like wax mixed with flowers.the first coconut smelling is all gone.now there are similarities with eau sensuelle.
I'm not sure about the sillage,but long lasting is very good.

Jun
16
2011
kathrinaaguir
kathrinaaguir

amazing ! just amazing. One of my top ten perfumes. 3rd bottle and I can't stop loving it . I receive a lot of compliments while wearing it.

Jun
11
2011
Mandana
Mandana

Tried this perfume again recently. It is beautiful, a real classic, worn best though on cool Autumn days I think,as it conjures up for me the scent of fragrant wooden logs burning in the grate, in a room filled with many spicy vanilla candles and huge plush orange and red velvet cushions. It is a warm sensual independent fragrance, full of emotion. The sillage is fantastic; the perfume remains true throughout and hardly changes that much from the first warm introduction to the final lingering notes, like logs on a fire still giving off a gentle warmth hours later, lingering in the spicy vanilla afterglow of the candles. Mmmmm, roll on winter!!!

Jun
10
2011
TankGirl
TankGirl

Hypnotic Poison is warm, sweet, invinting, dusty and misterious.
Not quite heavy as it seems, it has a vintage vibe to it that is really interesting.
Opens up very sweet and intoxicating but develops to a seriously dry vanilla cigarette.
Perfect for special ocasions or for when a woman needs to feel like a queen.
Not for everyone though and not even close to the original Posion, but it is still very interesting in the way it reacts on my skin.
Try before buy as I smelled it on other women and I thought it was to heavy and loud, on my skin it works different so it might work like that on yours!

Sillage: 5
Longevity: 7
Personality: An expensive courtesan in a red velvet dress.

7.5

Jun
09
2011
MsRachael
MsRachael

Sheer adoration, that's what I feel. There is a fresh note (not sure what) that gives the sweet fruity notes some lovely dimension. The combination of almond and apricot put me in mind of an amaretto sour cocktail, which I also love. I delight in the delicious villainess vibe that I get when I hold the bottle - I always preferred the evil queen to sappy Snow White. Great staying power, and it gets more supple and sweet as the day goes on. It bridges the gap between sexy and ladylike.

Jun
09
2011
PerfumePatty
PerfumePatty

I agree Hypnotic Poison's got a Dr. Pepper/Root Beer aroma, and also that it's unisex. It's very, very smooth, nothing sharp or harsh about it. Smells like a quality perfume, not cheap. It reminds me of a soft, sweet 'n spicy men's aftershave that I'd want to borrow cause it smells so good, like a sweet, Root Beer scented Old Spice! I owned the original Dior Poison and can smell Hypnotic Poison's similarities - the plum and jasmine are there in the background, like in the original, but the vanilla is more prominent here in Hypnotic. The one criticism I have is that I was hoping for a richer vanilla. I smell the allspice, rosewood, almond, coconut and vanilla; they're well blended, the notes are in harmony. The almond comes across as a sweet amaretto aroma - nice! It's even a little reminiscent of CK Obsession, but Hypnotic Poison's softer, shyer, more subtle. Very pleasant and alluring - no wonder it's such a popular fragrance!

P.S.: An hour later - I took a shower and can still smell it on my wrists - longevity is very good. Also, my hubby loved it, and he's not a big fan of most perfume.

Jun
08
2011
Norgirl
Norgirl

i love this one .
Infact i dident think this was a perfume for me , thought it looked scary in the bottle , and so much talk about it . but i got my hand on a mini bottle , and wam . i was sold instanly:)
I love the top note and the whole playdoh team . if i havent seen what kind off frut it was in the begining i would not have guessed it , but the coconut i detect clearly . and i lik it .
so delicios and warm.
to me it blends in so well whit the flowerteam . The tuberose ,whit the georges honeynote warms the coconut eaven more , the jasmin,lilly of the valley , rose and rose wood is so nice , warm and comforting .
i love the smell of rose wood.
and so to the drydown . Almonds , cedar , and vanilla . Ohh and what a symphoni it is whit the earlyer notes still lingering around . I love this warm Vanilla tocic smell of this . no wander its called hypnotic Poison . this is truly Hypnoticing to the senses in a good way.
Luckely i would get a bigger bottle off this soon . this is a must have for me .
thanks so much to adrienn99 for gifing this to me :)

Jun
07
2011
Grottola
Grottola

Hypnotic Poison is delicious. Yes, it's totally unisex, and to me it smells like amaretto/cream soda, giving off a "Dr. Pepper" vibe. This is a good thing, because Dr. Pepper is my favorite soda, and any fragrance that smells like Dr. Pepper is fine by me :)

As sweet as Hypnotic Poison is, I find it totally tolerable and completely pleasant. That being said, it's quite easy to apply too much; even in the EdT form, so go easy on the sprayer. The combination of soda-like heliotrope and subtle moss is a match made in heaven. Even if you're not a gourmand fan, you should definitely try this one. It projects like a beast and lasts all day for me, and I love the bottle too - straight out of a Disney movie.

Highly recommended if you've got a sweet tooth. Annick Menardo is a genius perfumer.

Jun
06
2011
Stellalucente
Stellalucente

@willfulmissconduct

I have exactly the same problem. After 3 hours, you can hardly smell anything! This is why I didn't make it my signature scent :) I still love it though, only wish it would stay longer..

Jun
01
2011
Jannochka
Jannochka

It’s a very sweet vanilla perfume, with a hint of almonds. I would describe it as an almond-vanilla tart and it definitely can be overwhelming if worn during hot days or in the mornings. It’s a night time scent, great for dates and going out. It opens up pretty much the same on everybody; it is very creamy, sexy and vanilla sweet fragrance. I LOVE IT on some occasions.

Jun
01
2011
ebonyeyes
ebonyeyes

This smells amazing. Nice coconutty vanilla smell. It lasts too. It lasts along while as well. Its definitely a sexy perfume.

May
30
2011
milkyway
milkyway

I REALLY want to write a good review to Hypnotic Poison.
To begin with - the ad is amazing, and the bottle is to die for..the notes listed seem like a dream come true..
I tried it on today. First on paper-it smelled divine:caramel-vanilla-flower with a subtle hint of coffee. what not to like?..However after I sprayed it on EVERYTHING changed..Now, a few hours later I just smell burnt caramel and coffee liquor..a bit plastic-like..tres sorry about that..I ENVY people whose chemistry agrees with this one..lucky

May
30
2011
shannonrenee83
shannonrenee83

Has anyone else noticed that the noted for this perfume that are up on this page are wrong?lol Well this perfume is just like heaven to me, I have been in love from first sniff. It is very warm and edible, yet in a sophisticated seductive way. I don't know why but when I wear this it reminds me of cashmere sweaters I think it's because it is so creamy.lol It has scents of vanilla, caraway, almond, and licorice on me. It kind of smells like a mix of licorice and good root beer, with some vanilla mixed in. That might sound bad, but it is a really good combo. Very unique, because I don't think any of today's perfumes smell like this. I have the vintage formula of this so I have no idea what it smells like after the reformulation. I love this perfume and nothing could ever replace it in my heart.

May
29
2011
bubblem3
bubblem3

Veneno hipnotico... Magico sensual y atrayente.
No puedo evitar halagar este perfume *-*
Chicas comprenlo, a los hombres les encanta este olor.. CONQUISTARAS A TODOS!

May
29
2011
gracious
gracious

I am a vanilla lover, so I like very much HP

May
27
2011
aelias
aelias

No matter how hard I try, I never want to wear HP for more than one day. The vanilla is just not that great. I received my bottle as a gift, but I doubt I will ever buy another bottle. Too much money for a somewhat sharp vanilla scent.

May
26
2011
mhho
mhho

i dream about this parfum.. i wish to buy it one day

May
25
2011
Stellalucente
Stellalucente

I never thought that I might fall in love with this fragrance since our first encounter wasn't pleasant at all. As for now I have to admit that this little number has become one of my favorite perfumes and will always be in my collection. It's an intriguing, warm and inviting oriental scent and a must-have for vanilla lovers.

The first notes are all about almonds, caraway and vanilla. The opening is very heavy and thick but not in a headache inducing kinda way. In fact, the first half hour after application feels like you're being covered in a cloud of vanilla and butter ! On me it's a creamy vanilla that is very sweet and warm. What I love the most about this perfume is that it has a unique buttery quality that makes me think of a hair mask you apply after washing your hair.

HP bring us one of the most beautiful jasmine notes I've ever smelled: for me it's more of a green, salty (?) jasmine and is not heady at all (which is often the case with perfumes that contain jasmine). Annick Menardo knew what she was doing when she combined the vanilla with jasmine and moss notes: this combination is flawless and adds more character to the whole composition.

As HP dries down, I notice that that unique buttery quality fades away, however, it never really disappears from your skin, it stays in the background and makes room for some spicy delight of musk, amber and woody undertones.

I love every single bit of this poison from the opening untill the drydown. This composition is really special and what I admire the most is that all the notes blend so well together that it's hard to tell where one begins and one ends.

May
18
2011
manosp3
manosp3

one of the sexiest perfumes for women...

May
17
2011
CurlyWurly
CurlyWurly

I love this one since my first sniff in 2002. I´ve sprayed bottle over bottle of this stuff and felt good with it. But since nearly 5 years every teen girl uses it. If I walk through the city I meet this scent 10 times a day. That´s really wiry and has nothing individual anymore. The magic of this fragrance is gone. What a pity! But anyway: I love this scent! Bitter almond and vanilla at its best, heavy, magnificently, sexy, intoxicating. A milestone in perfume history.

May
15
2011
scorpiosheep
scorpiosheep

I'm not doing very well with the house of Dior, another scrubber for me - again a jasmine and vanilla concoction which made me nauseous. This is a big, strong perfume, please if you are going to wear it, go easy, one spray is plenty.

May
12
2011
Asmaa youssef
Asmaa youssef

just caramel in bottle like fancy a lot but good choice to who loves vanilla and caramel:) I'll choose fancy ...because of price :)

May
11
2011
Louw
Louw

I really want to like this perfume. On paper it should be perfect for me, and I've given it a few tries over the last few years. Sadly, I just can't take it - to me it always comes over as a jumble of competing spicy notes that actually make me feel quite irritable. Even the undertones of vanilla don't seem to soften cacophony.

I guess it's just one of those things - HP and I are not meant to be!

May
11
2011
jessc45
jessc45

I like this sweet perfume. Although it smells like root beer, coke, and playdough it's very sweet, sexy,and vanilly.
The silleage is pretty good and it lasts for hours. I think its best for fall and winter because its very strong.

May
10
2011
coconutpixie
coconutpixie

a nice fragrance, but almost every girl/ woman seems to be wearing it. if it was not that popular i would also love it, but i do not wanna smell like everyone around me. nevertheless, i think the eau sensuelle is way better!!

May
09
2011
stacy11
stacy11

This smells "rubbery" to me for some reason. It was the first perfume my husband ever bought for me and I used up the whole bottle because he loved it, but I really don't care for it for myself.

May
08
2011
bluetulips1
bluetulips1

This perfume is extremely sexy, warm and magical. But it is not for everyone because of the body chemistry.
It is very strong and powerful at the beginning then fades into very smooth and appealing smell. One spray goes a long way.
I found it more sensual if worn on winter nights to enjoy the whole charm. You crave for it by sniffing repeatedly and gives you the luxurious feelings. Indeed very HYPNOTIC. I love it and I will always have a bottle in my collection !

May
07
2011
etmpewo
etmpewo

Yes, I agree with the previous writer; This scent isn't suited for everyone!

Still, I liked it a lot when it just came out and I passed someone who was wearing it and therefore I asked what it was.

I usually don't like the strong vanilla scents and sometimes I literally get ill (migraine) from it, but this time I was curious. So I tried it out by spraying it on my jeans, to test it and I still liked it after a few hours.

Eventually I bought it (special edition with the beads) and I still like it. I'm sure I'll buy a new bottle after I've finished this one :-)

May
06
2011
Pinni
Pinni

I tried this once in search of a nice fragrance with a sweet vanilla base as vanilla normally smells awesome on me.
For a little moment I liked the scent. It felt elegant and expensive. Even at that point I was still somehow doubtful and scared that it might turn out too old for me. After an hour or so I was convinced that I'd been right. The scent was way too heavy and I felt very awkward sitting in my school auditorium. The overwhelming smell was all I could concentrate on and I was sure everyone else smelled it too. I couldn't wait to get it off my skin!

The vanilla scent did indeed come out but it was not the nice sweet powdery scent I was after. Instead it felt very dusty and stuffy on me. It really didn't blend well with the natural scent of my skin.

I also noticed a hint of ylang ylang that I've always associated with the fragrances for old ladies. Hypnotic Poison has been called a sexy scent but for me it was just old.

Don't buy this without trying it on as it doesn't suit everyone! It's also very strong so it won't suit every personality or situation.

May
06
2011
arimegahot
arimegahot

Como hacia falta un comentario de este perfume en español pondré el mio: De nota de salida siento mucho el coco, como un olor muy satinado y elegante, y cuando se seca el perfume queda un olor muy fuerte a vainilla, definitivamente el mejor perfume de vainilla oriental que jamas haya olido, es muy rico y sobre todo es sexy y elegante, a las mujeres nos gusta oler asi, da mucha confiana, y creanme, a los hombres les fascina!!! definitivamente un 10 de calificación es este perfume!!

May
05
2011
lizzie81
lizzie81

I don't know what happened i used to adore this fragrance but now i have a whole bottle sitting there and i never reach for it. I find it really hard to wear, spraying it is a commitment as i know i'm going to smell like it for hours and hours and hours! I love the smell of it and I love the scent on others but
I find it somewhat suffocating these days and i can only wear it in winter if at all. It's very sweet, vanilla and something that i can't put my finger on. It's not sugary sweet but warm sweet. Perhaps one day i'll appreciate it again :(

Apr
27
2011
Gigifst
Gigifst

I'v to reviwwe this one again!
As someone already said, i didnt like it for 1st or 2nd time...but i tried it again today...and I'M IN LOVE really...i dont know how can this be possible, but this time the scent is completly different. Its just PERFECT. Its a PERFECT VANILLA.
OMG this never happened to me before, its crazy i know but its true:)
I'v to buy a huge botlle of this

Apr
25
2011
Siv55
Siv55

I really like this a lot. I used to wear it at Christmas parties, partly because I think it's a heavy winter scent and partly just the red bottle. However, somehow, occasionally, my body chemistry contrived to make it smell like playdough on my skin. And I mean exactly like playdough to the extent that people would ask "why do you smell of playdough?" and so I was forced to give it up. It's very nice when this doesn't happen though :/

Apr
22
2011
Gigifst
Gigifst

I tried this one today for the 2nd time...i cant like it...at 1st isnt too bad but after dry down...to my nose smells like old lady. It remembers me a bit passion by elizabeth taylor.
My bf hated it too...
Pitty :(

Apr
13
2011
Detroitcolognereview
Detroitcolognereview

I know that i asked a good friend of mine what perfume she wore at one point in time or another but i must have forgotten. Today i had lunch with her at around 1:00 and i asked her what she was wearing. She had sprayed it on in the morning before she left for work and it was still going strong. It smells incredible. Just delicious. Not in a nibble on her way nor in a remind me of cotton candy kind of way but in a very want to tell her that she smells good kind of way. I now know why so many women list it as their favorite perfume.

The woman I smelled was 33 years old but she wore it when we met and she was about 28. I do think that it’s a mature smell but its for a mature acting woman not a old woman as some suggest. I can see how someone would just find it nauseating though.

The reaction to the sweetness in this fragrance is sort of like the reactions people have with onions. Some people like me love them raw in a salad or burger or cooked into meats and think the more the merrier. Some people only can eat them in dishes like spaghetti or soups. Then there are people like my brother who if an onion even touches his tongue gags and makes a spectacle of himself without shame no matter what. The sweetness of this fragrance might be too much for some people but if a woman wears the appropriate amount of this it can turn heads! My friend must always have the right amount on because it always smells great on her.

Apr
13
2011
SilvanaMo
SilvanaMo

Na minha pele, destaca o coco e a baunilha (muita baunilha) e notas de madeira. Mas há algo estranho, azedo na saída, não posso identificar.
Eu gostei, mas bem depois de algumas horas,

Apr
12
2011
LaPetite
LaPetite

This is one of those scents which i love the smell , but wouldn't wear it , because it doesn't fit me, my personality .
But it is a VERY seductive scent , for a seductive woman , sure of herself and wants to be noticed .
Better on mature women 35-40 and up, and for night/evening wear.

Apr
12
2011
Angel10
Angel10

I feel a little sick to my stomach when I wear this. There is something "off" in the mix for my nose and/or chemistry. It seems very thick and cloying...I can see where it would be very popular, but something in it is "queasy".

I DO love the Pure Poison Elixir (and Original Poison) though.

Apr
08
2011
duskangel101
duskangel101

This perfume makes me think of a sophisticated woman wearing a tight red dress eating cake and drinking wine. The smokey sweetness of it is a little too heavy and cloying but overall it's very well-made. Since i'm still in highschool it is much too mature for me, although i usually like mature scents. but this will be great for a lady going to a fancy dinner.

Hyponotic poison is my second favorite of the poisons, after pure poison. I don't like scents that are too sweet but this will be great for those who do. Afterall, the charm of HP is the intoxicating smokey sweetness. Althouhgh i personally wouldn't buy it, i would definately say it is worth the money.

Apr
07
2011
HeavenlyScent
HeavenlyScent

THIS IS MAJOR. My signature scent, my one and only, my baby! This is the most delicious perfume I've ever experienced. Marzipan and angel food cake. Sexy, seductive, warm, delicious and daring. Your man will LOVE you if you wear this.

Apr
07
2011
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