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Forbidden fruit from the house of Dior, Poison is the revolutionary fragrance that became a legend since it has been launched in 1985. An unrivalled alchemy; spicy, fruity, woody fragrance of enigmatic profoundness that mesmerizes the senses…forever. Top notes include coriander, wildberries, orange honey, tuberose are at perfume’s heart, while base note features opopanar. This dark, mysterious and elegant perfume, which won a FiFi award in 1987, was created by Edouard Flechier. In 2006, the house of Dior released the Poison Amulets. These are limited edition 15 ml purse sprays available in Poison, Pure Poison, Tendre Poison and Hypnotic Poison; each comes with 2 refills and is packaged in a satin pouch with funnel. The bottles are very elegant while following the style and colors of the originals.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Coriander Plum Wild berries Anise Brazilian Rosewood

Middle Notes
Carnation Jasmine African Orange flower Tuberose Opoponax Cinnamon Incense Rose white honey

Base Notes
Vetiver Musk Sandalwood Virginia Cedar Amber Vanille Heliotrope

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Poison Fragrance Reviews

armacoonsum
armacoonsum

This was MY scent, in my teens. I didn't know anyone else who wore it, and my love for it had nothing to to with the name attached to it.
I loved it, genuinely, for the way it made me feel. I don't know why, but I never got this "BOLD 80'S POWERHOUSE" sense that everyone else in the world gets from it- love it or hate it, the consensus seems to be that it is "in your face".
I treat any intense fragrance with respect, especially Poison. One teensy pulse, distributed from wrist to wrist and then back of neck, is the only way to enjoy Poison.
On my (pale, black-eyelinered, adolescent)skin it took a turn away from shoulder pads, big hair, giant gold earrings- and toward clove cigarettes, candles and leather jackets. This was not a "power" scent for me... it came across very natural, warm, ethereal... and, yes, purple.
Nothing in the world smells like it. The drydown, on me, was this completely undescribable abstract, floaty, soft, dark *feeling*.
I haven't owned a bottle since the early 90's, and am a bit afraid to spring for the newer formulation, or a possibly rancid vintage... but, it is inevitable. It is just wrong that I do not have a bottle of Poison, in whatever incarnation.

Nov
21
2014
MadeiraD
MadeiraD

Just like I remember it from the 90s, it is a beautiful cool dark scent, absolutely wicked, and HUGE. I love it, it's wet and lush and sexy and I'm going to try layering it with Lalique Amethyst.

It's glorious.

Nov
21
2014
aleveglez
aleveglez

Beautiful memories come to mind... I was in junior highschool, 8th grade, when I got my firs bottle of Poison, back then it was fashionable for girls to wear perfum, good parfum, my first was Oscar de la Renta "Ruffles" when I was 12! I guess I was so spolied! The following year, 1989, I was 15 years old, a big deal for Mexican girls. Instead of having a lush party, I opted for a very simple dinner and A BOTTLE OF POISON EXTRAIT DE PARFUM, which I got that summer, and it was GORGEOUS!! I used it a few, very few times, and after that, my love affair with the original Poison ended. I've tried all the Poisons, except the green one, it was not very appealing for my nose.
After reading the reviews I realize that I haven't opened the Poison bottle in almost 10 years, it is sitting in its box, with the golden thread around, looking sadly at me. Maybe I will try it again, now that I am almost 41, and really appreciate its beauty and sexiness, I've been looking for a sexy, appealing fragrance for the night, but none has pleased me enough. I think Poison will win me again, this time forever.

Nov
16
2014
Rosalind34
Rosalind34

I got a bottle of this recently and could not believe how different it is from the one that came out in the 80s. The tuberose in it is overwhelming. The berry/grape notes that originally gave meaning to it's name Poison are very now muted and subdued. This scent has morphed into a white floral fragrance. The vampy bottle no longer suits this new scent. The manufacturer clearly received a lot of complaints at how potent the original was, so they reformulated it to make it more floral and friendly to the masses. They lost the beauty of the original fragrance in doing so. This perfume is now just a shadow of what it was. How sad.

Nov
15
2014
Penny Urn'd
Penny Urn'd

Let's say you're out and about-- just doing your thing when all of a sudden you notice a middle-aged woman looking at you, her lips curled in a dreamy smile. It's a little weird-- uncomfortable, even. She says nothing (relief-- you thought she might initiate conversation and you don't have time for that). Maybe she was coming on to you?

Or maybe you're wearing Poison. Maybe she recognized it instantly and remembered what it was like, back then when all the fashionable girls (and their fashionable mothers, for that matter) wore this. Back then, not only did she not like it, she loathed it. Wished to God that she would never smell it again. Okay, so why is she smiling?

It's been nearly 30 years since Poison came out. In those decades, this smiling stranger has grown, loved, grieved and most important of all, learned. Learned the hard way to be careful what you wish for.

No pink bottle. No bows or feathers. No apologies. Poison doesn't seek to please you or anybody else. Ironically, because she doesn't need your approval, she gets it. Nearly 30 years later, without ever asking for it, she gets it, finally, from me.

I still don't like her-- won't wear her. But I've learned to respect and appreciate her. If you're wearing her, you, too have my respect, which manifests itself . . . in a smile.

Nov
11
2014
VieuxCarre
VieuxCarre

Dark, seductively unforgettable

Nov
10
2014
agnieszka.scislowska
agnieszka.scislowska

So sexy, so passionate, so... MINE. From the beginng till the end this perfume are different. I does not remind anything I know. I absolutely love them. Warm plum and honey, jasmin, roses and cedar. Those scent is very powerfull, It makes being remembered from the first met.

Nov
09
2014
theperfumedveil
theperfumedveil

How is it that I missed Poison all these years? I know: because of all the annoying flankers that are being sold in stores these days. You'd be lucky to find the original Poison. But I came upon it by chance: my mother-in-law had an old bottle of perfume on her dresser and I tried to spray some on and saw that the bottle was empty so I figured I could replace it for her, sneaking it into her stuff when she was not looking. Boy, I really discovered something special when I smelled Poison. It feels like an old world perfume. Even though it is so fruity and synthetic, it reminds me of something very comforting from childhood. The woody notes are mesmerizing and the berries and plum go well together. My favorite part is how strong this is. For an eau de toilette, the lasting power and sillage are simply amazing. The price is not bad either. I really feel like I am in another place and time with this perfume. I tried some on a rainy day and it was pure heaven. There is something seductive and hypnotic here and I am addicted. Even my husband, who is very sensitive to smells and usually hates my perfumes, inhaled deeply when he smelled me and said he loved the this candy smell. So now I am getting my mother-in-law a bigger bottle and keeping the small one I got at first all for myself!

Update: So I got the large bottle of Poison and placed it on my mother-in-law's dresser. As I was doing that, I saw that in the top partly-opened drawer was a bottle of Poison exactly like mine! Further back was the old one I had seen before. I said, what is going on here? So it turns out someone else had just given her a brand new bottle for her birthday, so now she has two! :)

Nov
04
2014
stephchang86
stephchang86

I am always coming back for more.

Nov
02
2014
mrolfhus
mrolfhus

I have smelled this on women and wondered what it was and I am always shocked because the smell wonderful. On me, it is fruit rotting in the high summer sun. I fellow I liked called this his favorite, so I bought some scent unsmelled and put it on before we went somewhere. It was so bad it made me nauseated and he was like "what is that!?!" Needless to say, I showered at his place before we went to dinner. So gross on me. Years later I tried the flankers Tendre and Hypnotic, and they smell lovely on me--especially Hypnotic.

If Poison smells like sex and candy on you, congratulations! Much better than rotten fruit ;-)

Nov
02
2014
houstcs
houstcs

my wife thinks this is gross. She gets annoyed when I spray it on in stores. I love it, and I am dropping hints that I need some for Christmas. The opening is dark and dirty, maybe what the below comment means as erotic. I can say, that the silage is insane. When putting in on seems strong, walk outside and the wind hits it and the whole world will smell it. After the heart kicks in I can still hint the top notes for a while and they are the best part. The heart and base, to me, smell like smarties (the US candy, not the Canadian candy). Those who don't understand this probably want to smell like a princess, this is not for a princess type.

Nov
01
2014
Justabug
Justabug

I like the notes and ought to like this but something (the strangeness, the potency, and association because of the name no doubt) about it reminds me of bug spray.

Nov
01
2014
lanzsu
lanzsu

I always choose those parfumes which aren't good with every type of skin, and make men wanna have sex with me. :D
For me, Poison is like heaven. Deep, sweet, veryvery dark, strong, heavy, and most erotic. It became my mark.
Some weeks ago I had date with a guy, who took me home with his car. Next day he called me, and asked what parfume I wore the night before, coz he can still smell it in his car - and it turns him on. :) This is Poison :)

Nov
01
2014
EduardValform
EduardValform

I find this quite interesting as a scent, it's very unique. However, as a perfume (for someone to actually wear), it comes off as "too loud", to me.

Oct
28
2014
framorena
framorena

this perfume is superbe; if you try this, you ask yourself why Dior House tought it was necessary to make so many variations, splendid, pleasant, but... its dogsboys. I love the complexity, the dozen of notes perfumes had in '80, they made you dream and "listen" to your perfume while changing during hours, during the day... not during seconds. Yes, we live in decadent era even for perfumes, I'm afraid.

Oct
25
2014
MRowe
MRowe

I loved this from the minute it came out in 1985! My grandmother hated heavy dark fragrances but I loved the "grapyness" and dark character but since I was only 14 it was considered way too mature for me. Like a mini skirt or stilettos it wasn't so much mature but too sexy for a teenager but a sympathetic salesgirl slipped me a couple of sample vials that I managed to secret in my purse and use on the sly for months like a 6th grader sneaking lipstick.

Oct
10
2014
Bublegum
Bublegum

This was the signature perfume of one of my teachers in highschool. She was in her middle 40s. She was wearing this all the time, day, night, summer, winter. It is kind of annoying when people don't know that you cannot wear some perfumes all the time. She was kind of classy. Luckily I wasn't traumatized by her in order to hate the perfume, but still when I hear its name my mind goes straight to her. Anyway, the perfume had more of a pharmacy scent on her than it has on me. Everyone in the classroom was saying that she has a pharmacy scent. On me this is sweeter than it was on her, but still I can detect the jasmine from km. So much that for me it even has an Alien vibe. But I don't dislike it as I do with Alien. In fact I could wear it if someone was giving it to me but I wouldn't pay to own it (normal price). But it is kind of a heavy perfume and I cannot imagine a girl younger than 25 wearing it. To me this is a more mature perfume. It has a woman vibe on it and not a girl.

Oct
06
2014
Vicarious Reality
Vicarious Reality

I can not express how great a smell this is
The moment i use it i am entranced by its power
No perfume even comes close to the original
I would pay so much for another old bottle

Oct
04
2014
grrrly
grrrly

This was my first "real" perfume, and oh how I loved it; decadent and intoxicating, deeply complex and instantly recognisable. Unfortunately, Poison no longer loves me. It still smells divine on other people, but it's terrible on me.

Oct
03
2014
P0IS0N
P0IS0N

Dior Poison really brings up childhood memories for me. My mom used to wear this all the time in the '90s, and I can remember seeing the green package with the Poison bottle in the bathroom cabinet. I think this fragrance actually made me love those warm, spicy and head-turning perfumes I adore these days.

Last week I tried it on myself. I'm so delighted that it turns out to work great with my chemistry!! Next week is my birthday and after that I'm going to buy myself a bottle of this precious Poison. At first I thought I was too young to wear Poison (I'm turning 22), but after wearing it I changed my mind. With the right attitude, this perfume is not age-related.

I read a lot of comments about the reformulation being less intense and beautiful than the original Poison, however, I must say I haven't noticed the difference at all... Probably because I was still a child in the '90s and my memory of Poison is not that accurate because of that... I still love it in its current reformulation!

Oct
02
2014
brynandoskarsmam
brynandoskarsmam

Poison is the Marmite of the perfume world.....you either love it or hate it. I LOVE it! Definitely one for nights rather than day and it has one hell of throw.....darkly delicious.

Oct
01
2014
Elizete Araujo Moura
Elizete Araujo Moura

I bottle poison is beautiful; perfume fantastic!!I love poison

Sep
30
2014
dioraddictfan
dioraddictfan

I found a bottle from 1997 recently of Poison in 30 mL EDT. I like it much better than the version they sell on counter these days, which seems to be really screechy but still somewhat decent. This is a very rich scent that is complex, something I think Dior and other companies are missing in their current formulations or new fragrances.

I never look at fragrances as having a gender, I'm a guy and I love wearing this, it's somewhat dark and a bit fruity, but it has a masculine edge to it. I get a lot of plum and orange blossom.

Sep
30
2014
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

A beautiful bewitching classic ! If poison likes your skin, you win!

Sep
20
2014
Venusia
Venusia

I tried this today. A first strong wave of jasmine and tuberose, then comes coriander, cinnamon and plum to end in incense, cedar and sandal wood and berries all envelopped in a light sweet veil of smoked honey and vanilla. A beauty that lasts now for more than 8 hours on me. I absolutely want this poison!

Sep
20
2014
sjam3295
sjam3295

Starts with sparkling tuberose and jasmine, sweet and faintly smoky, then a delicious undertow of spicy, smoky woody amber and rose develops. Amazing sillage and longevity.

I always get compliments on this, and people are often surprised to know what it is; perhaps it's not worn much anymore. I love it.

Sep
17
2014
bethqueenofdarkness
bethqueenofdarkness

I am running out of this fast and wanted to replace it but it is too much.
Recently purchased Fatal snake classicby Jeanne Arthes

lots of people say it is like this so I can't to try it out

Aug
26
2014
PLUMPIE
PLUMPIE

My chemistry doesn't play nice with berries (other than raspberries and very minimal amounts at that) it also amps up honey notes - both of these notes turn on me, wickedly sour and sweet at the same time, then in comes the cinnamon which is another not so favourite note for me, then there is the aniseed- it truly has a medicinal note to it like a cough tincture from a herbalist full of green decaying herbs think wormwood and sarsaparilla root, maybe some homeopathic remedies mixed with wine to extract the 'goodness'- the whole thing combines and forms the most repulsive scent I have ever come across. I am no lightweight when it comes to perfumery but this is not the scent for me. It smells bad in the bottle and even worse when applied to the skin. One of the few heavy on the honey scents I have ever truly hated.

Aug
24
2014
Capricorngal19
Capricorngal19

Oh my God.

Never in my 20 years have I been floored and intrigued by a fragrance.

I was in Macy's yesterday doing my usual shopping. Perfume smelling is therapeutic to me and I've become a pro. I always have coffee beans on me.. That's how bat shit crazy I am when it comes to fragrances.
So there I was, minding my own business and then something told me to stop and check out the Dior section. Now when I first smelled poison and hypnotic poison, I HATED it yet that was 3 years ago. But I decided to give it another chance.
When I first smelled it, right away I hated the sticky smell of incense and I immediately got turned off but I decided to be a big girl and keep it on for the remainder of the day.

Later on that day I was smelling more perfumes until I got a whiff of my wrist.
I'm in love
Whoa.

Blueberries? Honey? Incense? White floral? My nose was so confused but I love everything about it. The dark sophistication of this really blew me away. It stays on forever. There's a darkness and smokiness in here that just takes my breath away. I can see why some people wouldn't like it. It's daring.It's strong.Only the brave and aggressive can handle it. Even men can!
Beware: This is not for the innocent. If Maleficent had a signature scent,this would be it!
This perfume is sexy yet sophisticated.oh my goodness this is one that will be wonderful in the winter because of it's richness.

Aug
24
2014
fiouu
fiouu

What a masterpiece. When I was a little girl I rummaged through my grams perfumes and she had two coffrets with minis that my grandpa brought from trips overseas. One was YSL and another was Dior. Well my grams always enjoyed herself some Yves Saint Laurent, but never wore much of the Dior minis since most of them gave her Major headaches (only wore Diorella and Dune, and some Diorissimo) so I always endulged myself with some Miss Dior and why of course Poison! To me it smelled like an incense stick of grapes! Delish! I dabbed a little on my wrists and went on fiddling with her other perfumes. To be honest the fragrance nowdays smells the same to me, perhaps not so appealing to me since I have access to a bigger range of perfumes, but back in the Day, those four dior perfumes (Diorissimo, Miss Dior, Poison, Dune) where most certainly the prettiest things I had ever smelt. Then I got minis of rive gauche and Champagne (Yvresse) and yeah, things took a tumble towards aldehydes and chypres. Long were the days When I enjoyed Poison, I might have had a biased opinion because of the pretty purple bottle and clear stopper and blueish hued liquid. But it was very good, intriguing, deep. And of course STRONG! I work at a bakers shop in a noveau riche district of Buenos Aires (Palermo) and there's always the old money lady Who overdoes with her beloved bottle of poison and melts our noses with her stench, but I guess money can't buy you the knowledge of how to really work Poison. You're see, it's not about being a cold hearted bitch wearing stilettos and fur coats with Gold costume jewllery, it's more about poise and refinement. After all, the prettiest most delicate flowers are the most dangerous ones. Like poisonous orchids. Oh and btw the reformulation is sweeter, with a lot more of tuberose, whereas the old version was spicier, coumarin and cinnamon sure did a number on your skin!

Aug
08
2014
LunaTaylor
LunaTaylor

I shouldn't like this based on the notes and the persona but I do. This is the typical 1980s power woman (office bitch?) who pushes her way into the middle of every scene, big padded shoulders and omega necklace. Yet that appeals to me, maybe because Im usually the opposite...demure wallflower. I think THIS should be called Alien because its so different from most perfumes.
I suppose I can imagine a cool looking but deadly flower to smell like this in Sri Lanka.
It accomplishes what it was meant to, impress=intimidate. I don't like any of its flankers but I cant help respecting the original.

Jul
29
2014
jdokicfan
jdokicfan

Blind bought this beauty and i love it!
When i first sprayed and got a whole huge whiff of pure smoky incense and i was worried!
The opening is very Harsh and strange but it quickly settles into a beautiful sweet smoky very pleasant scent. I love the sweetness of the Plum, Honey and Tuberose mixed with the incense!
Glad i bought it!

Jul
24
2014
kittybobmeowpants
kittybobmeowpants

blind bought poison.. i know, i'm nuts. after smelling hypnotic poison, poison isn't so bad. it does smell like grapey musk but i'll give it a chance. these poison are VERY unique so buyer beware.
i blind bought hypnotic poison too and it's AWFUL.. smells like root beer!

Jul
18
2014
Chiquis
Chiquis

Get up right now. Go to your kitchen pantry. Take out coriander and grape cough syrup. Now mix the two. Stick your nose in it. Do you like that?? If so, purchase a bottle of Poison.


No one gave me those instructions before I blindly purchased a small bottle of Poison from Sephora’s website. After reading the reviews of either extreme disgust or affectionate nostalgia, I knew the $59 was worth the gamble. A scent so polarizing MUST be in my possession. My package arrived last night and I’ve had Poison for less than 24 hours. My verdict is still up in the air- I’m not quite repulsed but I’m not at all in love. Poison is very, very, very sweet. In my opinion it’s sweeter than what I would consider the sweetest perfume I’ve ever owned: Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy. However, it has good qualities: long lasting, potent (aka don’t need many sprays), and unique. If you loved Poison then you could be certain that not many others smell like you. The same can’t be said for lovers of Light Blue, Flowerbomb, Angel, etc because they are so, so popular right now, and therefore those fragrances lose some uniqueness.


I won’t write off Poison. It is summer where I live and fragrances like Black Orchid and Angel that I previously despised for some reason smell phenomenal to me in this intense heat. Poison’s grapey coriander notes might smell much better in the fall or winter or springtime. So, I will try it again and again before I reach an ultimate conclusion.

Jul
18
2014
smalltownbeatnik
smalltownbeatnik

Confident, undeniable, dangerous. The white flower accord at Poison’s heart is maniacally seductive and venomous. The sultry tuberose, the indolic jasmine, and the heady ylang-ylang all beckon with a siren’s song in scent. Yet lurking below the surface lies an inky, bitter, portentous woody accord.

Has there ever been a fragrance so perfectly named?

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Notes according to Fragrantica:
Top notes include coriander, wildberries, orange honey, tuberose are at perfume’s heart, while base note features opopanax.

Notes according to Dior:
A rich blend of spicy, fruity, and amber notes warmed by honey and musk accords. Coriander, Tuberose, Opoponax.

Jul
16
2014
belissena
belissena

Exactly the same has just happened to me!
I've always hated Poison with passion, feeling almost ill everytime I've tried it in my skin...
Now...I don't know if it's the reformulation or my skin chemistry...but I absolutely love it! A beautiful sweet and fruity tuberose, with a spicy undertone and a sensual, soft and bewitching drydown, really long lasting but never too much. The perfume of a real temptress, smooth and dark. I cannot wait for fall!

Jul
13
2014
SayakaP
SayakaP

I can't believe "I" the long term Poison hater actually bought a 50ml bottle and wearing it!
Long ago I posted a negative review here... I said "That evil Grape gives me a shiver."

Recently I've been re-trying all the perfumes that used to scare / disgust me in my life.
Today I tried Poison.

I first got a spray on a card. The big bang of Tuberose & Jasmin with a hint of Parsnip (must be Anise) didn't repel me at all. I walked around with the card in my hand, waiting for the 'evil Grape' comes out. It didn't... I did smell Plum or Purple/Red Fruit, but I quite liked it.

I went back to the CD counter and finally got a spray on my wrist.
I roamed around several hours and reached a conclusion;
Ok... This is utterly womanly, beautiful perfume!
What sort of 40 something perfume junky have I been without a bottle of this icon?
I went back to the counter again and bought a bottle.

According to many reviews this is softer than original EDT. Probably, the re formulation worked miracle for me. I honestly love every bit of this.
It's still powerful though. One spray on my chest before getting dressed should do.

Jul
13
2014
twolmichelle
twolmichelle

Whow, how many reviews can one frag possibly have?! I guess for Poison, it's endless. I remember the first time I tried in an elegant downtown department store. I was actually a little frightened. It evokes such an immediate, intense response and takes you off into another dimension for a moment. There is absolutely nothing else like it, period. Intense, swirling, heady flowers and none too sweet plums evoke a dark purple vapor mist. It's as if all the lights go out and you are deep in a forest at midnight; thrilling, exciting, frightening, heart pounding. Then you think, it's all too much, can't take this anymore and you try to walk away from this sensual bombshell of a scent. But you keep returning for another whiff. Powerful, heady stuff. Poison is the perfect name. As many others have mentioned, Maleficent is the physical embodiment of Poison, in all aspects of her magnificense, good and bad. If you're not up for a little femme fatale, power-charged goddess of the night role play, then its ok to skip this one. We can't ALL be Angelina Jolie, now can we?

Jul
11
2014
boheme_maras
boheme_maras

As many said this is a hate or love perfume... I am one of those who loves this poison so mature and classic smell.. Heavy, strong, long lasting. On my skin incense, cinnamon and carnation sounds the most.. Very beautifull perfume ... give it a try before buy it.. !

Jul
08
2014
antihero
antihero

Love or hate Poison , I think most of us have or will try Poison sooner or later. Strong and magnificent, I love the amazing dark tuberose, incense and plum that is present all the way through. I also smell honey.
Poison requires confidence to wear.

Jun
26
2014
Elite Gentleman
Elite Gentleman

Perfect for dark personalities. I for one love a lady with secrets. This poison is very potent for the right man.

Jun
15
2014
dahrling
dahrling

There is something really strange, creepy, and timeless about this perfume. I don't like it, personally. It smells like something Maleficent (the witch, not the fairy) would wear. Very dark. "Poison" is the correct name for this fragrance.

Jun
15
2014
mystica
mystica

Can someone really give a nightmare to another by merely writing a review?

Yes she can. Thanks to StealthAngel's review on Poison, today I was almost about to throw up soon after applying a generous amount.

Perception is truly everything... it is what defines how we react to a scent as well. And I've never before thought about the malefic nurse scenario, infected wounds, and the smells of an hospital complete with iodine, as well as the medical waste I happened to smell from a distance. When I actually thought about these, Poison really became a poison!

I really had to pull myself together to appreciate that it is just plums and tuberose, in the opening stage well into the beginning of base notes which are lovely and dominated by incense/benzoin. After I re-programmed my perception to its previous state, I am now happy wearing Poison again.

It is strange that I had written a totally opposite scenario involving Poison, referring to 1001 Nights tales... If you happen to suffer a symptom like me, you may well refer to it to reverse the effect.

Jun
02
2014
willfulmissconduct
willfulmissconduct

This scent brings me back to 1987. My first year of HS. Big hair, shoulder pads, fluorescent clothing, spandex pants, acid washed bluejeans, Madonna plastic O-ring jelly bands in every color, Aqua Net and huge leather patch pocket books.

As much as I love this grapey syrup, I cannot bring myself to wear it. Along with scents like Obsession and Escape and Angel, it is just too well known. Everyone knows what it is, right as they walk by you. Sometimes, too much of a good thing ruins it. I like to wear scents that are not well known.

Jun
01
2014
piahellgren
piahellgren

I just tried it and am to stunned for words. A perfect fragrance. How anyone can find this obnoxious is beyond me. It´s like a plum marmalade with Christmas cake additions and YET there is something light and happy about it! I tried it in the store and went back home and I tell you all, this potion has an effect on men!

Jun
01
2014
SeReZhka.Ca
SeReZhka.Ca

A splendid masterpiece!

I cannot imagine a more provocative perfume than Poison. Every time I wear this mysterious beauty, people have comments which range from:
"what are you wearing that smells so strong" to
"why is there a smell of a pharmacy/pain reliever in here" =)))

Apparently, this perfume evokes medicinal associations every time it's on me, but it's nevertheless pleasant and exquisite as it develops into a very piquant, gentle and spicy incense.

I'm not sure I can call this smell "sexy" (unlike the other Poisons), but it's definitely alluring and attractive. People ALWAYS notice you when you wear it, for better or for worse....

Finally, I can only agree with the previous author who mentioned the perfume's EDT label. It's utterly strong and long lasting! I put it on in the morning, and it's very much present throughout the whole day till you get to shower :)
Quality juice in other words :)

Definitely recommended if you want to entice people to talk about you, but you should UNQUESTIONABLY try it first before buying since it's far from being a neutral scent that everyone can relate to.

May
21
2014
Bloodlust
Bloodlust

Ah, Poison. One of my new favorite Black Beauties. Everything about this fragrance just screams "velvety darkness". It smells like tall, twisted, waxy burning candles inside of a dimly lit, damp stone corridor. Figuratively, of course.

Literally speaking, on my skin, Poison skips right over the medicinal fruity freakishly-plummy opening most people mention below, and makes a bee-line straight to nothing but incense and a clove/cinnamon scent in the middle notes. It only takes about 5 minutes (for me) to get to the heart of the perfume, which is, conveniently, the part I love the most. I was most worried about the plum, and it turned out to be a breeze to get through for me. I can see how this would make some people gag, but the feeling of this fragrance is very calming and comforting to me.


Also as mentioned, the sillage/longevity in a word is "grandiose" - don't let the stamp of EDT fool you into thinking that more than two sprays is ever necessary. Even by yourself. On the moon.

I honestly cannot wait to wear this during the month of October - the thought of it actually makes my heart leap.

May
20
2014
Michelle71
Michelle71

Poison brings out the sensuality in me.
Have loved this fragrance since my mum first bought it in the eighties stealing a try here and there.
Love it sexy, heady, confident and mysterious.
You will either love or hate it.
Think Angelina not Jennifer!!!

May
16
2014
sheridanellis
sheridanellis

I put a dab of Poison parfum OIL on my pulse points and then spray on my Miss Dior Cherie. They go together really well IMO. I like poison. My aunt received it for x-mas in the 80's and it brings back memories of her & my feelings of jealousy that she had such an amazing husband that spoiled her with such luxurious gifts as Dior Parfums! lol It's amazing to me how strong our sense of smell must be to be able to remember a moment captured by a fragrance camera from that long ago. A very unique scent that only certain body chemistry can pull off, or else you end up smelling like what I can only imagine rotting figs, saffron & honey cough syrup in warm grape Kool-aide must smell like. It's moody, heavy & delicious. A perfect fall scent that I can picture working well on a warm summer night if worn judiciously.

May
09
2014
Antares811
Antares811

This is a beautiful, sophisticated classic. I detect mostly tuberose and incense on a gorgeous, very complex base.
The drydown is divine.
Feminine and longlasting, This scent is not for everyone. Spray it sparingly.
I love this masterpiece.

May
08
2014
alpestremonte
alpestremonte

Poison is my private perfume love. Or should I say my forbidden perfume lover? She has everything that I find wrong in perfume: she's overly sweet, overly sticky and cloying to the point I'm never able to wear her outside. I trace Poison's legacy in every sticky-sweet fragrance my nose catches on the street and that would be enough for me to banish her from my wardrobe, since I was never able to enjoy the sweeties. I don't even dare to try the application tricks that some fellow members taught bellow, because in fact I don't want to be caught wearing Poison, it would seem so unusual, yes, it's that uncomfortable! I must admit with Poison I'm a complete social hypocrite who can only have her as my concubine and nothing else. To me, berries feel always wrong in every other fragrances, but never on Poison. She's the one who feeds me by the bed with luscious berries and intoxicates me with the most beautiful and unexpected tuberose accords. Then all that's left for me is to wait for a time when I'm home alone and enjoy her company, as the secret lover who has entrapped me in her spell.

May
03
2014
moonprismpower
moonprismpower

Vintage EDT: 5/5. Mostly I just get a blast of tuberose and purple note that reminds me very much of berry and grape flavored purple fruit snacks or grape flavored Big League Chew gum, or the ubiquitous grape cough syrup. Sillage and longevity are nuclear. I sprayed the vintage on a test strip 4 days ago and stuck it in my pocket. Just pulled it out to smell and it dried down to the most gorgeous sweet, fresh, resinous scent, the sour grapes note is gone, I believe it is the opoponax and maybe a bit of tuberose remaining. This should never be worn in warm weather. Poison is not a warm-feeling perfume even in cold weather. Poison is a cold 80s power-dressing bitch.

Modern EDT: 5/5 I think Dior actually did a very good job staying true to the scent of Poison, although they have cleaned it up a little and made it a bit more wearable. There was a blast of something strangely extremely fresh (tuberose?) to me the first time I smelled the new Poison. Almost like detergent fresh. This note exists in the original but it seems considerably fresher and more laundry-like in the new EDT. It is still a powerhouse, if slightly less intense than the original. 24 hrs+ on a card in my purse and over a week later my purse still smells of it. My mother has not smelled Poison in 25+ years and she instantly recognized the scent of the new EDT on the card, I think people are greatly exaggerating when they say that the new formula smells nothing like the old. They are very, very close to my nose with the new formula being slightly more wearable and fresh but most definitely still Poison.

Vintage Esprit de Parfum: 4/5 Oh my. This is still Poison for sure, but the sour facets cut through much more strongly in this concentration. This is Poison stripped of all the brightness and freshness of the EDT. This smells like vintage French perfume. A Victorian-era lady of the night's boudoir. Dark, musty, dusty, damp. I suspect that there is civet in this concentration that is either not present or very diluted in other concentrations. This is the most mature and dated-smelling and my least favorite of all the original Poisons, but it's still great.

Overall, new or vintage, please use this with caution and in the appropriate conditions. I find it smells divine to spray a shirt and fold it up and let it dry in the closet for a day before wearing it, this stuff is truly powerful.

Apr
28
2014
Akarui_hana
Akarui_hana

In the kingdom of perfumes this one will always be the Queen. Its sensuality is bold and unapologetic. This perfume empowers female sexuality in the most raw and edgy manner. Its darkness is tempting and mysterious, giving you the ultimate seduction weapon. Poison treats you like you treat it - if you love it then it fills your heart, if you hate it then it slaps you fiercely. You must have an educated nose in order to embrace it but once you do you will realize there is no other quite like it.

Apr
26
2014
joe70062
joe70062

LOVE it! I'm 46 and a child of the eighties! Graduated high school in 1985, wore this loud and proud! Move over you cheap, weak, and overly expensive current fragrances! There's a vintage bi-otch in town!

Apr
21
2014
magnolia_xx
magnolia_xx

Coriander, plum and a huge, huge tuberose make this fragrance stand out among all the other Eighties perfumes.
It is beautiful but very loud and powerful, this is why everybody within 10 metres will know that you are passing by. The sillage is enormous and so is the staying power.
Certainly unsuitable for an evening at the cinema...

Apr
21
2014
ameliunim
ameliunim

The classic one. Real heavy classic. At the first sniff I thought I'd love it, but after a while I couldn't handle it at all. It's like a sweet incense which doesn't evolve to anything else. Flat and suffocating nightmare.

Apr
20
2014
Beccaru
Beccaru

I agree with the previous reviewer in that you do need a lot of confidence to pull this scent off, there are days when I wear it loud and proud and days when it covers with a blanket of insecurity and I imagine that I'm literally choking people if I sit too close. Enough to burn your nose initially but it drys down beautifully on me, I've never wanted to love a perfume so much but for years it just wasn't working for me. I've realised now that I needed a little patience and probably the confidence to go with it. Iconic, loud, sexy, gothic, you need this in your collection.

Apr
17
2014
marthapurvis
marthapurvis

It's certainly not for everyone, but I absolutely love it when I pass someone on the street wearing this.

I'm a musician, and this is my go-to for late-night concerts. The incense I suppose makes me feel mysterious, and the tuberose (I am a total sucker for tuberose) makes me feel extremely strong and feminine. I should be more polite, but I don't give a damn what the person next to me thinks of this perfume. I wear it for myself (but just a spray on my sternum and none on the wrists; I am polite enough to not wave it about). I think you have to have high self-confidence to wear this in the first place, but Poison really makes you strut.

Never wear it for events involving food, which eliminates a lot of situations.

Apr
17
2014
wildwitch67
wildwitch67

A friend wears this & I just cannot bear the perfume. Obvious zoom back to early 80's & power dressing. I find it fowl smelling. It's one of those marmite perfumes, you either love it or hate it. Vile.

Apr
12
2014
mufulia
mufulia

strong too strong too "artificial" NOT in the meaning
cheap and sinthetic, just a creation that is TOO MUCH,
something that can cause me terrible headache! A kind
of fragrance that, even sparingly sprayed, can be too
much.

Apr
12
2014
Hallonix
Hallonix

Oooh! After a while on my skin this smells like glögg! Warm, soft spices, dark berry juice (cherries, plums, blueberries and stuff) and something sparkly to make it a bit magical! I would love to wear this in a chilly autumn night while sitting on my balcony in candlelight, wrapped in a wool blanket and drinking hot glögg. Yum.
But no way I see this as sexy, more like cozy.

Apr
10
2014
nikoleta1
nikoleta1

I used to have it, it was a Thing is late 80s. Perfume, my mom bought it for me, a splash, opulent, complex, it lasted for days.
What is now on the market not even recognizable, but goes under same name.

Apr
02
2014
black_orchid
black_orchid

Unlike many people, I find more interesting,complex, sexy, mysterious and dark than Robert Piguet Fracas. Absolutaly Fracas amazing but I love Poison more than Fracas. I think that Eduard Flechier is an creative perfumer and he uderstand the flowers. He created best floral perfumes abot rose, lily and tuberose. Une Rose, Lys Mediterranée, Poison one of the best floral on the World.

Apr
02
2014
CaledonianChic77
CaledonianChic77

This is a uplifting time capsule in a bottle & takes you back to the 80's, only certain archive scents last and capture a future generation. It is a love hate relationship & it is strong but distinctive maybe gothic and over all classic. I come in mind of the movie The Graduate & Mrs Robinson as all the notes capture all her qualities. Its hotter than marshmallows toasting on a open fire, the plums & berries give it so much sweetness but can be soft like a kitten.I get 8 hours sillage due to the woody vanilla dry down. At least you'll be in a league of your own with Poison as it brings out the hidden temptress in you. If budget is tight i found Fergie's Outspoken from Avon a slight replica but poison is the real glamorous lady.
=]

Apr
01
2014
zalc
zalc

This is a fragrance that means business, its dark deep and incredibly sexy in a very full on femme fatale way. If I had to sum this fragrance up in one word it would be 'intoxicatingl'! its what I imagine The Evil queen from some gothic fairy tale such as 'snow white' would wear and it is her ultimate weapon of seduction. Its absolutely beautiful in a strange, intense, dark, deep and mysterious way. I love this fragrance and this may sound a little weird but I cant wear it as it makes me feel strange every time I smell it, it puts me in a trance like state where my brain is trying so very hard to figure out which memory it associates this smell with....maybe one from a past life...who knows alls I know is that if I wear it I cant concentrate on anything! If you want somebody to remember you forever...even possibly in the next life lol.....this fragrance is for you. As for describing what this smells like in terms of notes, I cant! Its one of the most unusual fragrances I have ever smelled and the hardest to describe for me. If you like dark, heady mysterious fragrances and are considering blind buying this fragrance I seriously doubt that you will be disappointed. Longevity and projection are about as good as it gets.

Mar
28
2014
louanna
louanna

I love Poison and Poison loves me! :) That's all folks!

Mar
27
2014
deda147
deda147

Well, well, well what do we have here..... I began my search for a Tuberose centered fragrance after I bought Truth or Dare. I really liked the buttery, smooth aroma of the Tuberose in it but the Gardenia was just too much and it gave me a headache eveytime I applied it, which is a shame since I was kind fond of the dydown. I just couldn't handle the opening, so I gave it to my friend.
So I began my search for a Tuberose centered fragrance and I eventually ended up by Poison. I didn't want to buy a the current formulation, so I looked around the internet if I could buy a vintage one. I happened to stumble upon a seemingly vintage 30 ml EdT on a second hand site for a low price, so I decided to buy it. The anticipation was rather high: I expected a high volume, no mercy perfume with killer sillage.

So my bottle just came in and I sprayed it on: First impression is mainly the spices with a hint of tuberose/honey/plum. Those are the only notes I can make out for the moment. It doesn't seem very strong; in fact, it seems like it has mellowed out. Maybe my bottle wasn't kept very well, but I like it a lot so far. I definitely get the red wine impression: it's starts to become smoother and rounder. It's like a spiced wine with tuberose floating in it. Not uberly feminine on my male skin though.

Mar
22
2014
sati77
sati77

Oh my!I forgot how lovely it is. The initial cloying blast settles into a beautiful creamy skin scent (but better). Just like No5 or Shalimar it needs about an hour before you can really appreciate it. Perfection. Last and lasts.

Mar
19
2014
Lillitth
Lillitth

Poison (the original) is not for the faint of heart. It's a dark predatory scent. This is the perfume for Mistresses, Strippers, Succubi, Vampires and other dangerous creatures of the night. This perfume is all about the hunt - easily the sexiest perfume I've ever come across if you are brave enough to carry it off. I've never found another perfume that even begins to come close to it. It starts with a giant blast of incense, clove and plum and mellows to a mesmerizing tuberose and incense that wraps itself around you like a lover's arms and lasts for hours and hours and hours. Anyone who comes close to you will never forget you. The ultimate perfume legend and one of my two all time favorites. It makes my heart skip a beat just to think about it......

Mar
15
2014
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

this review is for the Esprit De Parfum Vintage version:I have bottles from 1986 & 87 and let me tell you it really does matter how one has stored these perfumes..in the vintage EDT version of poison in splash or natural spray you get this juicy plum with the creamy tuberose that is just fantastic..but what surprise it was when i opened a boxed mini of the original ESDP Poison from 1986 that had been taken care of..in this version it had no light and was covered and you can smell top,mid and bottom notes i had not noticed or had the chance to notice before..in these versions it smells more citrus sour and then its actually a bit spicier and that spice makes it sweeter like you would think obsession's spices of the vintage versions makes it sweeter...i think the only difference between the ESPT and the EDT is that Esprit was a tad deeper,sweeter,spicier and sour but not that far off and i think the EDT has more of the tuberose in the forefront...i actually think that the Esprit is a tad bit better but not by much but i do like it better but the prices for it can be much more than the regular vintage EDT so i don't think its much of a difference more to spend that extra price unless you are a collector and just want to have the package and the bottles..if your in for the scent just go for the vintage EDT..its still gorgeous and juicy as it ever was..the newer versions of poison are not that far off either its just more smokey and less in depth as the vintage but if that doesn't matter to you than just go with the newer version you will still get the heart of the fragrance..if your looking for more depth get vintage EDT its wonderful..if your a collector than get ready to pay a penny for these little treasures but if that is not an issue enjoy!

Mar
14
2014
donimili
donimili

If Ursula (Little Mermaid) had a perfume this would be it. The bottle looks just like her and scent would suit her perfectly

Mar
04
2014
Brock
Brock

Like a lover who slaps me around. And I can't quit it. Because I don't want to. Still as powerful and commanding as I remember it as a child. (My sister used to wear this to middle school, if you can imagine.) Poison is, at the risk of sounding cliche, a must — even for those you who can't wear it.

At the very least, buy it for its iconic sweetness and brutal strength. (Just having Poison around will make you feel safe at night.)

Mar
01
2014
Rosamelia
Rosamelia

Yes! Yes! It's dark, it's elegant, it's mysterious...but it smells way too heavily, it's sickening.

Mar
01
2014
FloridaMom
FloridaMom

My all time favorite. Cant really describe it, other than it is just a beautiful, intoxicating scent. A classic that even though it came out in the 80's, seems like a legendary perfume. Feels like something that all kinds of women could wear successfully, of all ages and walks of life, from a burlesque dancer to a housewife,from a 20 something to a retiree, shy or outgoing, if you can wear the scent with confidence and love being a woman, it will work for you, so long as the body chemistry is right. Can be sexy or classy, fun or mature, all depending on how you feel when wearing it, can suit any mood. A true classic for a strong woman who loves her femininity and wearing a classic yet intoxicating womanly scent. As a little girl I would try on my Mothers and feel like a Queen. Will always love and be my number one.


I love using a variety of perfumes, but if I could only have ONE, this would be it.

Feb
28
2014
yvankraft
yvankraft

Poison is heart stopping in the way Julia's heart ceased beating slowly when, seeing her beloved Romeo forever gone beside her, she drank the last drops of the powerful potion. It's fatal love, but still love. Dark and mysterious like real poison. The bottle is evocative: it's a blackened heart whose circulation has been interrupted by the deadly elixir.
A masterpiece.

Feb
27
2014
SmokinBetty
SmokinBetty

I am 46 so remember this well when it first came out in the 80's. Back then I loved it on other people but on me it just stank, and not in a good way either. Anyway,recently I decided to try it again. This time around it smells amazing on me, just wonderful. I don't know if it's my skin chemistry that's changed or the formulation but whatever it is I am glad that after so many years I decided to try it again, it is beautiful.

Feb
27
2014
Rawannnna
Rawannnna

This is fruit done right, no, not right, perfect.
The legendary poison is able to really intoxicate people around you; warm, deep, creamy. can I dare to say its gourmand? yes, sort of, very special gourmand perfume.

The fruit is ripe here, mature and feminine, the essence of fruit is there without the stickiness of sugar, but honey adds to the fruit depth and warmth without creating that sugary-candy like sense. This is why this perfume is so perfect.

Incense is there, some spices and woods are there too, all intensifying and balancing the core notes of the perfume, you can feel them in the background, they are all there creating this masterpiece. Longevity and sillage are perfect too.

Feb
26
2014
thatjacksonchicck
thatjacksonchicck

Wow this fragrance is very awseome I don't have negative comments to say about this perfect and lovely perfume.
It has many notes,especially the brazilian rosewood,the anise the plum and the redberries remind me of the smell of my grandmother's cabin in the mountains.
This intercection of notes(brazilian rosewood anise plum and redberries)makes the fragrance very misterious pepper and feminine,with a touch of vanilla in the middle.
I wear it especially in a spring-day and my friends tell me always good compliments!!!
Thanks to its powerful aroma I feel more happy,I bought it at a price really expensive about 102,88 in Italy for 100ml but It was worth it ;)

Feb
26
2014
ScarlettX
ScarlettX

This one is kindest for me from all of those poison line fragrances. It's woody and spicy, but not sharp at all.
When Pure poison was too bitter and sharp for me, Hypnotic poison was quite alright, but still not my thing and midnight poison was just all over the place, this one is just right.
The best of them in my opinion.
At first it seemed to me even a little old-fashioned, which is also very nice. Then the enjoyable woody notes appeared. Incense is also quite fine in this one.
This poison is bold, but still tender, I am amazed!

Feb
26
2014
Izumee
Izumee

First time i smelled it in a duty free aiport, i thought this is certainly different, unique, somewhat bold, all in a good way. In short, this perfume definitely has a character! Oh, its unforgettable too imho. I would not personally wear it, but i would love to smell this scent whenever i get a chance.

Feb
23
2014
Revontuli
Revontuli

I got a mini bottle of this as a gift from a very lovely and generous eBay seller today. I've been wondering what's that smell that I get every time I walk by my dresser.. . Then I realized that it's Poison, opened the cap and put a small drop on my hand... Oh dear God. This is pure shock: It goes straigh up to my brain before I can even detect a single note. Such intense honey with lots of incense and cinnamon. I think Poison deserves all the other titles of its own line: Hypnotic, pure pure Poison.

Feb
21
2014
canadianpetite
canadianpetite

Wore this back in the 80s and loved it so much. I didn't know I was probably killing others who could smell me but back then I was conscious of the sillage so always undersprayed. I didn't get any compliments but neither did I get reproached. My boyfriend then was with me when I bought it and he thought it smelled good on me. My cousin (who didn't like me) gifted me a new bottle for Christmas and was very disappointed when I said I loved it. Somehow my skin makes this fume sweet and gorgeous rather than poisonously strong. Thank goodness!

One small spray on me
Sillage: about a foot
Longevity: about 6 hours
Rating: 4/5

Feb
17
2014
Contessa01
Contessa01

When I was growing up I used to smell this beautiful fragrance on women and though to myself that one day I wanted to smell like that intoxicating fragrance. It has always reminded me of grape wine, but with a sweetness. It is definitely a powerhouse fragrance and if you wear it I would spray it lightly or just one spray and so it is not to overpowering. It is a classic fragrance and I absolutely love it.

Feb
17
2014
HB-C
HB-C

I love, love, LOVE poison! It feels like a perfect match for me. It is definitely not for anyone who doesn't want to be noticed, but for me it feels so warm and sexy I feel like I can do anything!

Feb
15
2014
SweetTxGal
SweetTxGal

Not a fragrance for the faint of heart, nor the afraid-to-be-noticed, it's quite a grande dame of a scent. I love it on others; unfortunately, on me, it turns sickly sweet and all I smell is grape jelly.

Feb
07
2014
Roselorien
Roselorien

I'm moody about this scent. Sometimes I find it too sweet and fruity to suit my personality; other times it carries just the silly excitement of a girl in her late teens to early 20s who wants to be young, sexy, and a little mysterious. It's much, much lovelier after it has dried down. I would buy this again if it wasn't so expensive.

Feb
06
2014
eileen71
eileen71

As a teen when out shopping with my mum, she sprayed a sample on me in a store. I had to rush to the toilets and wash it off and was actually sick. My sister in law loved it , and had it on when visiting and again i was sick. Hate it and its the only perfume that has given me those reactions.

Feb
06
2014
Deonte526
Deonte526

So I finally ordered the new formulation and vintage edt I'm so excited!!! But its actually funny how I met poison. So I went into Macy's and during that time I was so wrapped around Hypnotic Poison that I completely forgot about Poison even after spraying it. So I went back a week later to really appreciate it and I sprayed it once on my wrist and it facinated me how strong it was and how it was rising all in my nose. Ever since then I fell in love. This is what I need in a fragrance a bomb shell that will have any passerby wondering what I have on and something some people will find intimidating to wear. Thank you so much Dior! Mwah!!!♡♥

Feb
05
2014
lanuitblanche
lanuitblanche

The alchemy that this perfume weaves with my skin is truly magical. The vintage EdT is slightly medicinal in the opening, then I get mostly dark berries smashed together with resins, a narcotic tuberose melded with grape liqueur, and smooth lines of sweet incense running throughout it all.

A reviewer below said that Poison is Eva Green as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale. That is exactly it — specifically, the scene with the poker table, and not just because she happens to be wearing purple! :-P If any fragrance was created to embody a woman who makes men frothily and rabidly obsessed with her, it is Poison. This is the beautiful young Medusa before Athena turned her hair into serpents, those glittering eyes rimmed with gold and dark smoke…

I wear it both casually during the day dressed like a tomboy and also at formal evening galas wearing backless gowns, but I always, always wear dark red lipstick when I wear Poison, no matter where I am. I’m almost glad so many women hate it - it just means there will be more Poison for me, and the men who seem to love it on me!

Feb
04
2014
almondbreakfast
almondbreakfast

POISON

Talking about French perfumery, there are 3 names that come to my mind: Guerlain, Chanel, Dior.

Talking about legends, we have Shalimar, No. 5, and Poison.

Here are their differences:
1. Shalimar: she is the most noble of all 3, sweet and kind. Her weapon: wok.
2. No. 5: she is the classy rich lady everyone wishes to be, married to a rich husband too. Her weapon: lipstick.
3. Poison: she is the best in bed among the 3, hands down - tied - and cuffed. Her weapon: aphrodisiac and moves.

We have The Housewife, The Lady and The Burlesque Dancer.

Poison can either kill the wearer or the looker. On Dora The Explorer, Poison can easily kill Dora by the fourth spray. On Dita, Poison can easily kill her watchers.

Poison is beautifully cloying and overwhelming. It is so complex that it leaves you blind and speechless. It is so suffocating that it leaves you breathless. All can only be achieved by a true masterpiece.

I honestly think one cannot call him/herself a perfume aficionado if they don't know how to appreciate Poison. Each layer is a detail, beautifully crafted into a mystery.

The vintage version is darker, deeper and more dangerous, haunting and warm. The reformulation is brighter and colder. The Esprit de Parfum is sweeter, thicker and less haunting.

The verdict:
Some just die before anything, some kill until the last drop of blood.

Either way, Poison is a real killer!

-AlmondBreakfast-

Feb
04
2014
foulandfragrant
foulandfragrant

I wore this in my late teens. I guess I liked it. I remember it smelling very powdery at first and then more spicy and warmer later. But mostly top notes of cough medicine. Yes, that's it: Benalyn.

Feb
01
2014
nitschevo
nitschevo

Creamy and smoky white flowers - lots of them. That's what Poison smells like to me, if I had to sum it up. I never tested it before - no idea why. But when I went shopping with my mum a couple of days ago I finally did. She hates it with passion "oh my - back in the 80ies this was poison! People ran from it!" well, I was a baby then so I can't verify that... ;) While I would not buy it for myself I cannot confirm all the horrible and bipolar things I heard about this scent. It is heavy - yes, but it's also nice. If you love tuberose and really want a tuberose frag that is not beachy at all - try Poison. It is still contemporary and not dated. Besides of Midnight Poison, which I love, I think that this is still the best of the Poison range - It's the mother after all :)

Jan
27
2014
galaxy86
galaxy86

This fragrance has sentimental value for me. It for gift to my mom from her mentor which became her signature scent. This fragrance brings back all the memories especially ones we shared with her mentor. I was finally allowed to use it when I was 16. I felt more confident and responsible like my mom whenever I wore it.
Though I have moved on to many other fragrances 12 years since first owning this, this will be my staple.
Now talking about the fragrance itself. I had smelt original poison and I know the ones sold today are nothing like original. I can smell this even in my dreams and I know it right on, there is less plum, less creaminess and less of fruitiness (not the cheap kind though). Reformulated version is more powdery and smells like it has chemical components in it. It doesn't last that long either. I have no idea why does company reformulate anything if want to make it worse eventually.

Jan
25
2014
nyalta77
nyalta77

This is my second review for Poison Edt...

My beloved Poison, what have they done to thee??...The formula is the same? Of course not, the notes maybe superficially but the source of certain ingredients has changed.
The soul of the fragrance, that's what is missing!! If only it were possible to return thee to thine former glory... Well, it is, if you buy the vintage formula... Which I have been lucky enough to obtain :)
I bought two original samples and was rapt to find the scent that I believed I would never have the chance to experience again, albeit not in pristine condition, was that of which I hadst been pining for...
I was not entirely convinced on my theory of the reformulation being a soulless version of it's predecessor...but I definitely am now.
Opulent, audacious still...just not the Poison that I fell head over heels for...(May) flights of Angels sing thee to your rest!

Jan
21
2014
Arlene-Beatrix
Arlene-Beatrix

As a teenager, I did not like it, regarded it too strong. Looks like sometimes it takes time to grow to some fragrances, cause now I like it very much! Even if it is dark, oriental and balsamic!
Now I find it very sophisticated, elegant, ladylike and totally amazing. A good company for a little black dress. (or, in my case, dark colored dress, as my pale skin does not go well with black)
Sweet poison. In small doses, it is perfect.

Update: after second test, it has bewitched me. It is amazing warm spicy scent, so good that no words can describe it!

Update2: final test from a sample: I still think it is amazing scent, but... I find it too potent for me.

Jan
20
2014
LeggysMum
LeggysMum

For those who like me, are entranced by the magic and beauty of this creation, but are unable to take its power on their skin, I have a solution.
Not a new idea, by any means, but one that I hadn't thought of for myself, or for such strong fumes, ... but spritz the air and walk through it. The gentle application means I can enjoy this beauty (original formulation 100ml) without the toxic effect.
If you've read my original review below, you'll know what I mean, when I say I wish I'd tried this earlier (duh!), and I really only tried this method by mistake... digging for other fume in cupboard, decided to spritz interior of cupboard, to enjoy fragrance, and got overspray on my shirt.
I have never applied perfumes to clothing, except by overspray when applying to skin. Yeah, I guess I am a little slow, as I know many other fragranticans regularly use this method.... Still it makes this more accessible, for the many, who like myself, get a little overwhelmed by 80's classics.

Jan
20
2014
imawallflower
imawallflower

This is the strongest perfume that I own, so: one spray will do it for a whole day. Plum, berries, cinnamon, jasmine, is what I can smell the most. Dark... sultry.

Jan
18
2014
HollyBiani
HollyBiani

Does this unravel with time? My boyfriend and I tried it at the store and couldn't smell much. I don't see how everyone is saying this is strong.

Jan
15
2014
Sherihan
Sherihan

I use the new formula and the one from first years of production(vintage bottle). The new one has more citrus accord,it is very long lasting and although it differs from the old formula,it is still Poison and even wearers from the 80's could recognize it immediately. I can say they are tow different liquids,something changed a little, but till now I didn't find it. My vintage bottle was kept in excellent condition, so it smells fresh and exactly as it was. I just hope CD keep Poison in production forever,I'm not prepared for its disappearing.

Jan
06
2014
leathermountain
leathermountain

I would like to wear this once a year, on my birthday. Me me me me me me me me me, I shall sing along with my scent.

Edit: after wearing it on my birthday, in a rather prodigious quantity since it was, after all, MY birthday, I noticed something strange: people kept leaving catfood around for strays. In my colleague's car, in the classroom, on the bus. Oops. That was me. Note to self: even on your birthday apply with common sense.

Dec
30
2014
ira.singhal
ira.singhal

I love Jasmine, I love strong perfumes, I only ever like florals, hence, I LOVE Poison. I do not like any of the variants. Its an amazingly strong, grab attention, sexy, demanding kind of perfume. When you wear it, people around you KNOW you have it on. In crowd of people wearing all sorts of awesome perfumes, this is one that stands out and tells others to walk behind it. It is strange how this perfume gives you confidence but then, at the same time, if you are not the kind of person who handles attention well, you should stay away from this. I waited for a long-time before buying this cause it was a little more than I was willing to spend, but ultimately I had to. And I love it. Its a Jasmine base, fruity plum and mildly spicy perfume. Its mysterious and exotic and complicated all the same time. I don't think its for the teens and below 20-22 year olds cause it is a grown-up scent. But being very clear, it is not an Old-people scent. Something this powerful and this plain and simple "lust" in a bottle, could never be old-people. It lasts for days on clothes, hours on skin and has a dramatically huge silage! Best to wear it for a few hours after a store try before buying it. Its a love or hate perfume. No one can be neutral to it. It is my special occasions when I want to stand out perfume. I absolutely LOVE it.

Dec
27
2013
sofababe
sofababe

I'm trying again with Poison. I've had some horrible experiences with it, down to other people not knowing when to quit squirting, but I still remembered when I was so young and loved to sniff the bottle in the stores.
I have a decant and today is a dark, dingy wintery day which I felt would benefit from a squirt of Poison. It worked! I feel happy, festive and cosy. And a bit sexy! When I said "a squirt" that is exactly what it was, squirt, singular.
I have taken back Poison from those evil over-squirters who tried to ruin it for me.

Dec
24
2013
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

I finally got to try the re-formulated version and I have to admit it wasn't half bad..but..being I have the vintage version I can tell the difference between the formulated and reformulated versions with the reformulated version its the same poison but it is less creamy and more dry and powdery whereas the original formulation is more juicy with the plum and more creamy with the tuberose and just an all around more dense fragrance it's pretty close to the reformulation and had you not tried the original poison you probably wouldn't tell the difference but if you have tried the original version you can tell there is a drastic difference its lost about 35 percent of what is used to be so its not that bad of a difference I probably would buy this again in the reformulated version because its not that bad but I do miss the density of the original if I go to the reformulated version so I'm going to enjoy my two vintage bottles while I have them

Dec
18
2013
nyalta77
nyalta77

My first true love perfume... The beginning of my obsession :) I received an empty bottle from my mum's boss at the time. Her husband often bought her fragrances from duty free when on his overseas business trips. She gave a couple of fragrances to my mum becuase she had so many. Blue grass by Elizabeth Arden, Youth Dew by Estee Lauder and an empty poison bottle, for show I think. It was the early 90's so all those fragrances were the original formulas. It may have been empty but I was initially intrigued by the bottle. Heavy, purple hued brown "apple" shaped bottle with an inerestingly shaped transparent lid which revealed a golden spray nozzle. I was instantly drawn to it, captivated by it, it was unlike any perfume bottle I had seen before. The scent was still strong, eminating, encapsulating...I was in love. For me, it was richness and opulence that I had never experienced in my life. That's how I would have described it. From that day on, I knew perfume would become something very dear to me and a part of my life that I would never be without :)

Dec
18
2013
Englishrose77
Englishrose77

Whoa, Mama! This is VERY potent stuff! Just as I remember it from my college days in the 80's. I couldn't wear it then, and I can't handle it now, but I definitely appreciate the enormous complexity and appeal of this parfume for the women who can wear it. My sisters and my mother's friends love this, so she gets it for them every Xmas. A Classic. This is one of those very intense fragrances that makes me find myself nodding in complete agreement with both the positive and the negative reviews. Definitely not safe and never boring. You either love it or hate it. My advice: never buy it for someone without first making sure they like it. A very heavy, sexy, potent scent. And definitely no worries that it will lack silage or longevity!!!

Dec
18
2013
LorettaMartin
LorettaMartin

The perfume that made the biggest impact ever on me. I still remember in 1985 when I smelled it for the very first time. It had been released only 2 weeks earlier and the shop assistant sprayed a bit on the inner skin of my left wrist and told me to wait until it dried and smell it. I left the shop and after a while I put my wrist under my nose.... oh dear Lord... I couldn't remove my hand from under my nose anymore. I was immediatly addicted to it. I went the whole journey home with my hand under my nose! If I had to chose only one perfume for my entire life, Poison would be it. I don't wear it anymore, as after quite a few years of wearing it I just wanted to try something different but never never ever a perfume has made such an impact on me anymore. And I still adore it. It's beautiful beyond words.

Dec
13
2013
cheeseplease
cheeseplease

This was the first perfume I ever wore since I found a tiny bottle of it when I was snooping around in my mum's makeup bag at age fifteen. Extremely powerful stuff. Strong berry smell. Deep, rich blackberry notes. I wouldn't wear this again unless I was heading out for dinner in the city wearing a long black dress with a dark red lippy. Think Eva Green as Vesper from Casino Royale. This is what I can imagine her wearing. Extremely powerful and very long-lasting. Definitely a special occasion perfume.

Dec
04
2013
windhill
windhill

Here's come. I'm going to expressed what I feels about 3 versions of Poison that I'm own.
I never been smelt the pure parfum, vintage EDC and pre-reformulation before 2012 though.

1.Newest formula of Poison(current version)
The juice inside still "Poison". But tamed and much lighter. The scent itself not as strong and resinous as vintage 80's EDT. Grape-y note quite dry and a bit sweeter. Tuberose more dominant but its not thick, Quite transparent. New Poison developed from top notes to the base very fast. Unfortunately because I want to enjoy top and heart more. Lasting power much weaker but still powerful. This version sure can be more approachable to younger generation(like me) and people who can't wear the old one. Still complex, has it soul. You can recognized its Poison. But losing it depth, real qualities. Does it make sense?

2.Vintage 1986 EDT
This one was heady strong. Imagine the newest formula with sexy red wine notes and concentrate it 3 times. Very resinous and strong incense-y. Grape notes in vintage formula smells more like wine or grape liquor than grape juice, fanta soda in the new one. Last very long and have powerful sillage. Tuberose was thicker and colder but playing behind the sexy plum notes. Unfortunately again. After several times I've tried. I can't put vintage EDT on my own skin. Oppopanar overpowering everything and I can't stand it dusty, pure resin smell. But still, its magical absolutely.

3.Original 1987 Esprit de Parfum
Real Poison. The legend. Thanks to my mom's friend for giving this precious 15ml bottle to me(she's still have 30ml untouched bottle from 80's stock for herself) When comparing to another versions I have its sweetest, sexiest, pure seduction in a bottle. In this version you will smells demonic tuberose swirl in honeyed berries and plum. The scent was a little bit different from another version I have. More on honey,animalic-powdery side than resinous like in EDT. Thick and creamy. You don't need much drops to put on your skin because it has legendary sillage and lasting power. I can smell real, fresh honey on my skin after an hours. Oppopanar not overshadowed radiant honey and its draw compliments. I'm in early 20' and this is mature scent, mature experienced.

Dec
03
2013
Debiq
Debiq

When I was a kid, I HATED playing with 'Playdoh' because I couldn't staand the smell of it. Playdoh has a distinctive odor that for me is sickening. To me personally, Dior's Poison smells like Playdoh on steroids. I was given a good sized bottle for Christmas once and bad as I felt I ended up giving it to someone else...no one in the house could stand it!

Nov
28
2013
Mortazuma
Mortazuma

My experience with Poison:

Was back in the early 90s when I was just a teen misfit. My babysitter at the time had brought a drunken friend over who passed out on the couch to sleep off a hangover while I was on the way to school. I walked over to her inebriated skanky person and noticed she had left her purse open. I looked in to make sure she didn't have drugs because the LAST thing I wanted is to leave to school wondering if there were drugs in the house where my brother (who was still a child at the time) might get curious and accidently ingest some.

I looked around her bag...
condom
wallet
cigarettes
very nice zippo lighter
something which I think was a pregnancy test (could have been a spermicide applicator)
keys
loose change
ripped paper with an unknown number on it
and...


a most intriguing dark purple bottle.


It was fairly new, for the bottle was mostly full and I can smell its magic faintly from the sprayer. I went ahead and spritzed some in the air and was immediately wrapped in a fog of seductive complexity. It was sweet but far from "girly", it was the scent of mystery and ambiguity...sophisticated and distinctive. I turned the bottle to view its name and realized, ironically, I had been...Poisoned. After the smoke weakened and lingered...I looked over to the passed out woman and looked back at the bottle.

It was then when I knew, I had to save this perfume from the clutches of this unworthy bimbo. So it was then, where Poison became my potion. An untypical action of mine that I felt was a necessary evil.

On my skin (then and to this day) the scent seems to repel females but attract males (or those who are Two Spirited)...which I certainly felt was an advantage. I wore it mainly for myself, because it made me feel really good and whenever I spritz it on I remember our dirty past together. It seduced me into doing something I was told not to do. But how could I resist?

It was Eve...
the apple...
and the serpent.

Nov
26
2013
windhill
windhill

Third review for EDP
The original Esprit de Parfum was a real deal. Love it or hate it you cannot deny the brilliance complex blending of Poison. One of the strongest fragrance I've ever met.

The 80's EDP was super rich. Very creamy and sexy sweet. It does have an enigmatic character. Feminine but masculine. Floral but very smoky and have a fruity gourmand touch too. Hard to understand. Smell quite different from Edt(both vintage and new formula). Sweeter like ripe berries dipped in honey flavoured with plum and tuberose. Thicker and round with smoky opoponax. Applied with a very light hand(for EDP 1-2drops only) and Poison can be magic potion. Sillage was unbelievable. Little drop and it dwell to everywhere I go for a while. Very powerful. Lasting power from night to night.

One of my all time top5 favourite

Nov
10
2013
indorm
indorm

On my skin, but also straight from the bottle, the top note is unmistakably Fanta Grape. Maybe their target group is teenagers, or nostalgic baby boomers that don't recognise the flavours of their youth and are taken back to a distant past by smelling this. The dry down is vanilla, which is nice.

Anybody who compares this with red wine has never had red wine in their entire life.

Nov
06
2013
Hagakure
Hagakure

I am sorry ladies, but come one, this is one of my biggest dissapointments, one of the worst and most overrated fragrance I've smelled ever. Simply synthetic forest fruit-scented bathroom refresher...and what is more, after doble check (in two stores) I must also admitt I can't get over it's weakness and poor lonevity...

Oct
23
2013
irisjetaime
irisjetaime

C'est vrai que dès le premier "pschit" c'est un bouquet digne d'un feu d'artifice à Versailles pour les narines.
Toutes les senteurs s'entrechoquent, la prune, les épices, les fruits rouges, l'encens, les bois précieux etc... Tous s'assemblent et se croisent pendant des heures....
Puis... Miraculeusement.... Venue dont on ne sait d'où.... La voilà conquérante et capiteuse.. Qui ? LA TUBEREUSE !!!
Madame vient calmer et assagir ce Chef d'Oeuvre même si elle fait de Poison une fragrance capiteuse sans être lourde, puissante sans être violente, ténébreuse sans être sombre, aristocratique sans être snobe...
Superbe ! Unique !
Pour femmes et non pour petites filles.
Brunes, blondes, rousses, Poison parle à nous toutes !!!!

Oct
23
2013
plaintain1
plaintain1

Another powerful smell. In fact, it's too powerful and it's not just knocking those who stand within some inches of my space but it even knocks me out. This was another gift given to my by hubby but I've told him not to get this one for me again.

Oct
22
2013
kelleysmall
kelleysmall

Well, I've fallen in love all over again. I bought the original Esprit de Parfum in the 80's and loved it. The scent is not for everyone though, as I'm sure you know by now. So I bought a bottle recently and then decided to put it in the "for sale" group for eBay. I buy and sell my favourite scents there. Well, I changed my mind! Apparently it's been reformulated but it still has the huge plum/tuberose rush that I remember, fantastic sillage and a delicious, magnificant dry-down. I only sprayed a tad on my arms last night and am still enlyoying it this morning! *hearts* Tania Sanchez and Luca Turin, the great perfume critics, gave it five stars for their book, Perfume. I'm in love again and keeping it ;) I can't stop sniffing my arms!! Might I add that the dry-down is so exquisite and delicious that I want to eat it. Truly lovely <3

Oct
22
2013
Lucida
Lucida

My mom used to have this fragrance when i was a little girl. I was four or five and I remember trying to reach her boudoir and get a sniff of this masterpiece. I thought i wasn't allowed to, so I would do it secretely. It was the very first time in my life that I discovered the world of perfumes. The little plum bottle in its green box still brings tears in my eyes. I still consider it one of the best scents ever produced by man.
I believe it takes a lot to successfully wear this fragrance. You have to be a strong, independent and powerful woman. It is not for everybody.
This smell is sacred.

Oct
20
2013
lauren.schwartz.902
lauren.schwartz.902

Too strong!!! What if envision a witch wearing! So gross and heavy!

Oct
14
2013
blackw0lfx
blackw0lfx

i tried this today and i hate it. ugh. i get this overly sweet incense. at first spray it smelled good but then it really settled into a very very sweet incense. it almost has a licorice quality. its so sweet when i driving home i had to have the window down and air blowing because i seriously thought i was going to vomit. its kinda like candy shop meets hippy incense burning shop. i dont get the berries or floral at all. in the beginning it smelled like vanilla sweet incense, but the vanilla died down and then its all sweet. i cant stand it. maybe it works on others, but on me its aweful. i only sprayed myself once and dang once was most definately enough. it may be good if you had like a roller ball of it and could apply it a lot less, like a tiny bit. then it might be tolerable on me.

my husband thinks it smells really sweet.

okay i washed it off a lot and now it smells okay. its still overly sweet incense, but toned down i can smell the vanilla and tuberose. it doesnt smell as overpowering sweet. so yes if i was to wear this again i would definately decant some into a roller ball and only do like one dot of this. and i would wear it out at night to like a smokey sexy lounge. still not for me but a lot more tolerable.

Oct
11
2013
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

This, like many classic fragrances is dependent on BODY CHEMISTRY! If it works for you it is heavenly and if it doesn't its horrid! Bottom line! I love this fragrance and I have got so many compliments from men , its like honey to a bee. So you will either love it of hate it! I love it , or should I say poison loves my skin!

Oct
11
2013
DivotDiva
DivotDiva

I reviewed the vintage version a few months ago, and as so many had already written about it, drafted poetry about it, and numerated its many charms, I kept my remarks brief. Many comments stated the new formulation is a pretty good version, so I decided to try it for myself.

Poison’s new version is meant to smell like the original 1985 fragrance, and I would agree that it’s not bad. Unfortunately, it isn’t as good as the original. When I apply a spray (lightly, it is still pretty powerful stuff!!) I am immediately hit with the incense note and a strong tuberose. The opening is extremely strong but in about 10 minutes Poison settles in. It is totally recognizable as Poison, but something is missing. I get the plum, the berries, the spices, the wood, and while they are heavy-hitters, the drydown comes faster than the original formulation and wears off sooner. The notes are not quite as well blended. If you never had experienced the original, you’d probably never notice what it lacks. Don’t get me wrong – it is still seductive, addicting, intoxicating, and an amazing, complex and beautiful composition. It can still be haunting and draw you into its spell. You can picture a sorceress concocting Poison on a dark windy night, brewing an elixir to draw others to you. There is nothing light or carefree about Poison, whether vintage or new. Poison was a dark brew from inception.

However, Poison has lost her vivacity. It’s now just a purple tinted liquid with a Poison-y smell, albeit a very, very good smell. It’s a bit like a Stepford wife – beautiful to behold, poised, talented, seductive – but then she turns around and you are staring into those black eyes that have no soul, and she has become a shell for someone’s idea of perfection. The original WAS perfection. You could sense its presence. Poison had intrigue, it nearly had its own life essence – but, alas, no more.

I am not one to dwell on things that once were. My romp of nostalgia was brought to closure and I realized that as much as I once loved Poison, I have changed and so has she. After several attempts at wearing the new formulation, I suddenly realized I really wasn’t enjoying wearing it, even though I tried very hard to still love it. I kept going back to the bottle, smelling the cap, spritzing it lightly at different times of day/night, trying to recapture its former power and letting it settle on my skin, seeking to be smitten once more. I finally, sadly decided I no longer want to smell like Poison (this new Poison), and it was a difficult and startling conclusion, one I did not expect to reach. The new version came so close, but in the end it wasn’t enough.

I can only hope that in 2015, when she turns 30, Dior will issue a limited edition to bring back the true personality and glory of Poison. She deserves no less.

Oct
10
2013
dadulka82
dadulka82

How many positive comments about this fragrance?

I can`t stand the smell, it is horrid!
I just don`t get it :(

Hypnotic Poison all the way

Oct
10
2013
SayakaP
SayakaP

I hardly HATE a fragrance but this one.

My ex-husband's sister used to wear this. A LOT of it.
It was a hardship for me to be in a same car with her.
I miss her, but I still resent the smell.

That evil grape scent gives me a shiver.
It's not about strength of the fragrance. However faint, I'd run away... politely...

Oct
10
2013
deCourtnay
deCourtnay

Boy am I a happy bunny right now! I have just scored myself an original bottle of Poison from ebay & I am in old school heaven!

In the late 80's I not only wore Poison religiously I was poison & poison was me - talk about signature scent, I was addicted. Time went by & no longer an 80's teenager I experimented with all sorts of perfumes....settling on many of Caron's beautiful french options, but longer being identified with particular fume.

A few years ago I smelt the reformulated version of Poison & was so very disappointed ... had I really been so easy to impress back then? This new stuff was so dull, thin & forgettable.

But I need not have feared - the original arrived today & it is the bomb!!! It is so lush, so sexy, so unique & still feminine...wow, that teenage me really new what she was about.I've spent the entire day sniffing myself & getting flash backs of my gothic-like 'new romantic' teen-self, who surprisingly knew who she was & had the whole world ahead of her.

This scent sum's up a lush fashioned fuelled period of the late 20th century & it's seriously divine. Any young girls reading this I dare you to try the original, I think you will actually love it (as long as your mothers didn't wear it), it is so sexy & beautiful...so complex and alluring.

Poison has a slightly rebellious undertone that keeps it from ever feeling like an old perfume....and the scent itself will simply never smell "mature" it's way too passionate & individual for that!

Oct
08
2013
EYEDEA
EYEDEA

This is one of the perfumes that smells good on anybody else but me. It does not work with my body chemistry. I quit wearing it after a class mate commented I smelled like a beer is poured on me.

Oct
05
2013
macheprofumo
macheprofumo

This is "Thee Perfume". I started wearing it in 1989 and still do. It is a unique fragrance, "love it or hate it" and only a few women can pull it off. Suited for the "woman with a presence" because it gets you recognized wherever you are. I Love It!!!

Oct
05
2013
maurissa Cato
maurissa Cato

Be there some experinces that should be a secret? Most definitely!!! This is one. It is the most intoxicating fragrance I have ever owned.....It's sultry and majestic all at once....sometimes I pretend to forget what I'm weariing when asked.....lol....not everyone will understand. There should be a bath oil in this....Christian Dior himself will have to drive me to rehab....I shall never be over this....I wear this everywhere. Like I said.....this is in a class all of it own.....it's no accident the bottle is a plum....it bespeaks of the spell cast on it's wearer.....

Oct
01
2013
naomin
naomin

I finally got around to buying a bottle and....not quite what I remembered. It seemed much stronger back in the day, so I'll assume this is a reformulation. I guess my new quest is to find an older bottle. This is nice on me for the most part, but it really doesn't last long, and really nil on the sillage. It might just be me, my skin seems to eat up a lot of scents that are supposed to be strong or longer lasting. But I second the person who mentioned the onion smell, it's really weird. Also, this reminds me a bit of Tresor on the drydown, but not quite as edible. I found this Poison is kind of helped along if I layer it with a dab or two of JC Couture Couture (I have this in the tiny little parfum version). But who wants to do that all the time...

Now that I've talked all sorts of crap about it, I have a nearly full (Sprayed 10x at best)1oz edt; if anyone would like it feel free to pm me.

Sep
30
2013
sotto_voce
sotto_voce

A friend of mine tells me this actually smells LIGHT on me, and I agree. On my wrist, I smell a delicate swirling mixture of plum, incense, and sticky midsummer flowers. Each note is exquisite. I don't find it overpowering, either in the bottle or on my skin, which surprises me, given the majority of reviews. It just smells like a beautiful, enchanting elixer to me. (whereas the ever-worshipped Chanel No. 5 smells like toilet cleaner to my nose) There is a smoky darkness, a mysterious gothic quality, to Poison; but it is also voluptuously refined and classic. I can imagine my stylish, ultra-feminine great-grandmother wearing this as her signature scent. (This review is for the vintage 80's formula for edT and edP)

Sep
19
2013
SummerSkies
SummerSkies

Super Rich Sexy Feminine. Use very little and watch men swoon

Sep
07
2013
Museumgal
Museumgal

Smokey spiced plums at the opening, the plum blends into a thick, heavy tuberose. Smoky all the way through but it's never overwhelming just adds depth to the composition. Sweetness from the honey and resins in the background, the tuberose takes the center stage. Delectable and strong and heavy, seductive and sensual. Not an every day scent, night time scent for going out when you want to make an impression. Apply with a light hand -- it'll really fill the room if you overdo this one.

Sep
06
2013
Renata tang
Renata tang

this is really great, elegance and classic, I am really young but I love it just spray twice each time, smells right and last long

Sep
01
2013
Musselille
Musselille

Where is the smokers old couch note? I want to vote very intensive on that!

I was shocked when I tested this. Bought it on sale unsniffed. Very smokey! Like furnitures in a smokers home. I was SO disappointed!

And then I was shocked again!

After an hour, it turned to a very sweet honey and plum. Lots of other notes I can't detect, but it is much more wearable.

Not my favorit, though. But I will test it the next few months. If I never learn to appreciate it, I know my mom would like it :)

Aug
30
2013
bluebellinthewoods
bluebellinthewoods

I wore this formulation in the Eighties. Spritz and leave those of a nervous disposition in your wake.

Aug
28
2013
mullingdge
mullingdge

My mom still has her original 80's Poison and I tried it. It's in eau de toilette and it lasts so long (like one day to my hand) but it was so good. I like it.

Aug
23
2013
Cams
Cams

I was able to get my hands on the original Poison; it brings back great memories and it smells even better than ever. Wonderful, feminine and very well made fragrance.

Aug
21
2013
sotto_voce
sotto_voce

My boyfriend and I have been trying like heck to nab a bottle of vintage 80's issue Poison on eBay. I haven't smelled the latest reformulation, but based on the reviews, it's not good!!
I can give a sanguine review of old-school Poison, circa 1987 or so. When I take the glass top off my mini bottle of esprit de parfum, I smell plums, heady incense, and heavy, deep, sexy flowers. To me, it smells like a classic, ultra-feminine CLASSY fragrance...and yet, something about it just screams ultra-vamp. Wardrobe-wise, I pair this perfume with Stevie Nicks-ish romantic goth-wear; flowing skirts and bosom-hugging bodices, icy silver neck jewelry dripping into voluptuous cleavage. Poison evokes deep purple fruits and blooms (the bottle color is so appropriate), with touches of spice and wood to round it out and make it not-too-sweet.
Basically, it's brilliant.

Aug
10
2013
AUNZBOX
AUNZBOX

Oh Poison, my all time favorite and signature perfume. I have wear many perfumes and I have to return to this one. It is the best complex notes for somebody who love perfume in floral group.

Remind me of white flowers blooming beside the temple wall at full moon night, where the place full of the air of smoky incense.

Aug
06
2013
Alexandre
Alexandre

Poison is literally intoxicating, inebriant! A harem, an orgy, an invitation to lust in a room with purple walls! At first it's weird, but it develops showing various notes, a mix of heady flowers, sprinkled with lots of cinnamon in a witch's cauldron!

Aug
05
2013
blueangel0313
blueangel0313

wow!!! I am so happy with the reformulation. I was not able to wear the original back in the 80's except the parfume mini. Now this one smells great on me and lasts and lasts!!! Happy Vixen!!!

Aug
02
2013
kaku222
kaku222

I adore this perfume ... on someone else.
On me, after about an hour, I am told that I start to smell like onions. Unpleasantly like onions.
Oh well.

Jul
31
2013
Mistress Eva
Mistress Eva

Oh, how I tried to love thee, Poison. I love Dior frags. Addict is one of my all-time favorites, as is Midnight Poison. However, the original Poison is just not for me. I realize this may be a body chemistry thing, so I would not discourage anyone from trying it for themselves. That being said, the notes were jilted and discordant on my skin. Confusing, directionless, and ultimately bad. My husband is used to me wearing a different perfume everyday and tends to be very open-minded. This is one of the only times I got a negative reaction. I'm a bit disappointed -- anything called Poison seemed like it would be right up my alley, but it just isn't.
Like I said, don't let my bad experience prevent you from trying it. I envy those whose chemistry meshes well with this bizarre and unsettling blend.

Jul
28
2013
isabelamattarelli
isabelamattarelli

Poison is my favorite parfum but I can't use because it's my mom's parfum hahah. Brings me great memories like xmas when I was a child. The sillage and longevity are excellent! It's elegant, rich, sexy... you feel powerfull... and dangerous, in a amazing way! I can feel jasmin (one of my favorite notes), incense, honey, cinnamon, and a deep and warm vanilla with woods.

Definitely a night essence.

Jul
21
2013
velvetpeony
velvetpeony

I wish I could love this; it was the signature scent of a beloved relative. Unfortunately, it smells like Welch's grape juice on me (it was much smokier and more resinous on her). I think it's the plum, honey and tuberose combo. I will however, remain envious of ladies who can wear it.

Jul
18
2013
HeavyBeatsUK
HeavyBeatsUK

I love it! It reminds me of my mum taking me through Lewis's department store in my pushchair - she was so glamorous and all the ladies behind the counter were so glam x

Jul
14
2013
Ivanete Bampi
Ivanete Bampi

It was my trademark for years, I think more than a decade. When I won the sprit parfum d', extremely concentrated, gave me allergy, then with alcohol and placed in espirava lamps for the whole house smell. It was intoxicating. I adored him, worshiped by rsrsr, was addicted to Poison.
I still love, love, although I do not use anymore, but I get rid of it, old love rsrrs.
For women who like perfume and striking trace.
Difficult to vote in the notes, I can not distinguish them, but one thing is certain, if he does not clogged, water is a daunting setting and exudes a beauty that is hard not to notice.
It seems that the current was reformulated, is not as poisonous, ever heard until remembers the smell of Ploc, old gum OMG, the Poisonous Poison smelling gum child should have this happen to very dilute rsrrsr
What I'm still here, more concentrated over the years, have to use half drop not to suffocate.
Became a classic, binding in a collection, powerful Poison!!


Foi minha marca registrada por anos, acho que mais de uma década. Quando ganhei o sprit d'parfum, extremamente concentrado, me deu alergia, então colocava com alcool e espirava nas lâmpadas para a casa toda cheirar. Era inebriante. Eu o adorava,venerava até rsrsr, era viciada no Poison.
Ainda gosto, amo, embora tenha, não uso mais, mas não me desfaço dele, amor antigo rsrrs.
Para mulheres que gostam de perfumes marcantes e deixar rastro.
Difícil votar nas notas, não consigo distingui-las, mas uma coisa é certa, se não entupiram ele de água, é de uma fixação assustadora e exala que é uma beleza, difícil não notarem.
Parece que o atual foi reformulado, não é mais tão venenoso, já ouvi falar até que lembra o cheiro de Ploc, chiclete antigo OMG, o Venenoso Poison com cheiro de chiclete infantil, devem ter diluído muito pra isto acontecer rsrrsr
O que tenho ainda aqui, mais concentrado com o passar dos anos, tem que usar meia gota para não se sufocar.
Virou um clássico, obrigatório em uma coleção, poderoso Veneno!!!

Jul
12
2013
Liebchenn
Liebchenn

Poisonnnnn yum! This is either a love or hate perfume, but I love it.

Poison is virtually smushed black grapes, smokiness, and suntan oil for me. I don't know exactly what I find so appealing about it, but I love it so.

I've never found this to be strong at all, but this is one of my favorite night time/going out scents that has always stood the test of time.

This is dark, mysterious, seductive, and brooding all at the same time. This is a scent that makes me feel like a woman!

Jul
08
2013
tini.milburn
tini.milburn

I loved Poison,was my first grown up perfume buy and used to swim in the stuff (not literally,lol) Fabulous scent,would love to get another bottle just for old times sake :)

Jul
04
2013
tyekristopher
tyekristopher

oh poison... My aunt loved to drown herself in this stuff... well one time I was very sick and she was around me and I just smelt this and threw up everywhere!!! So everytime I smell it now it really makes me sick... when I smell this on somebody I run the other way it is that strong...

Jul
03
2013
Radchick
Radchick

I am reviewing the current version. I am a long time Poison hater, but after hearing about how tame the current version is compared to the vintage, I was tempted to try it. I like it! Actually, I like it quite a bit. I found the original Poison from the 80’s to be so strong, so sweet, so loud and cloying, so over the top, it was always unwearable for me. But today’s Poison is a mere shadow of the original. I know many loyal Poison lovers are heartbroken over the reformulation, but for those like me, who are admittedly more faint of heart, it’s now a pleasant wearable scent, more pleasing to the masses, thereby less pleasing to the loyalists. I still smell the plum and tuberose at the opening and throughout, which is similar to the original but toned waaay down. As this dries down, it gets so pretty, worth the wait even if you’re undecided on the opening. The incense becomes more noticeable, the sweetness continues to develop, and there is almost a powderiness in the drydown which I never noticed in the original. I have never tried the formulation prior to the current one – I had no idea it had been changed so never bothered, thinking I’d dislike it. I like the comment made by KSGarner – that this new version should be called “Poisonette” or something similar. I agree - it is really is not the same perfume as it was in the 80’s. The name poison conjures up an image to me of something daring, adventurous, controversial, very fitting of the 80’s version. Today’s Poison is like a whisper, where the original was more like a shout.

Jul
02
2013
naomin
naomin

I've never owned a bottle of this, but it has always been a favorite to test every chance I get. I think someone below called it a "powerhouse", and I'd have to agree. This one has always spoken volumes to me, such a rich and heady scent, sweet yet spicy, but juicy and bold. This perfume, in name and scent, screams "I dare you". I like it; simply put it's intense. This is definitely one I will get around to buying eventually.

Jun
30
2013
KSGarner
KSGarner

I wish they had a different entry for the different re-formulations. I didn't rate my "like" for this perfume because I would give the different formulations different ratings. They are not really the same perfume. What is out now and called “Poison" by Dior shouldn't have the same name. If they dramatically change the formula, it's NOT the same perfume and Dior should just acknowledge it by giving it another name (like "Poisonette" or “Poison’s Little Sister”).

LOVE - Original Poison: I am one of the privileged. I have smelled the very first original formula in the 80’s. It was my first expensive perfume purchase - I knew nothing about it and it was actually a blind buy. The moment I opened the bottle and caught the first whiff my head almost floated off. It was euphoric, and I fell in love. I was obsessed and addicted, and I've never forgotten this scent. It is indescribable. This perfume is as much an experience as it is a fragrance. I read somewhere that it took 3 years and cost 15 million dollars to create the original version, and it smelled that expensive. Most of the ratings here are for one of the older versions. This perfume has a strong hold on people's memories and imaginations - for good reason. This perfume was a symphony.

LIKE - Early Reformulation: During the 90's there was a reformulation. It still smelled exactly the same in the top notes, the middle notes were a bit weird, and the dry down was pleasant. I kept buying it so I could smell the top notes (like I had a drug addiction and craved it to make my world right).

DISLIKE - 21st century Reformulation: I apologize to those who like this version (but have not experienced the original). If you haven’t smelled the original, then you might think this is OK (I suppose it is).
If the original smell reminded one of grape kool-aid, it was like expensive grape kool-aid liqueur. The modern version is just diluted grape kool-aid - it is thinned out not just in scent but doesn't really smell like Poison. It lacks depth and complexity. It smells like one of those knock-offs that were at every drugstore. Imagine it... Dior did a knock-off of one of their own perfumes.
Although I might have worn it, I'd have never fallen in love with this version and would have soon forgotten what it smelled like. “Forgettable” is an apt name for this version. It may be OK but this one won't haunt you for decades. A simple tune compared to the original symphony.

It seems to be getting harder to find those fragrances that give you that "out of body" experience when you smell them. I'm lucky if I find one that can really grow on me. I've found a few that I like, but the longevity just isn’t there (anyone else encountering tons of perfumes that last about 10 minutes on your skin?). At present there are several perfumes I like (maybe even really like), but none I really love and obsess over. Certainly none that I would go without lunch for a week so I could afford to buy it. That perfume out there that will knock me off my feet and make me fall in love again? I'm still searching...

Jun
23
2013
Germany
Germany

Yes I agree. They have done this to all Diors , they are still good and I love most but they are all not as strong anymore. It really is a shame. You have to resprays yourself and its not a punch. With non of them. Even hypnotic . Addict, Miss Dior etc. literally all !
Lately I love Mugler. Because they have the punch!

Jun
17
2013
HypnoticPoison
HypnoticPoison

This is for the reformulation:

Why, Dior, why? Why did you destroy this beautiful fragrance? It used to last 12 hours, now only 3! The depth and darkness has disappeared...

It feels very "thin" in some way, it's boring and dull. Some spice and tuberose is left, the plum is gone!

I am disappointed.

Jun
17
2013
NicoleO
NicoleO

This was my first grown up perfume back in the early 90s. I wore it out clubbing 3-4 times a week. I still have the same bottle but it's been a long while since I've worn it as it now induces sneezing fits. I still do love the smell though. One spritz in my bedroom in the morning and I can still smell it on my sheets at night, that's as much as I dare use it now.

Jun
14
2013
thunguyen
thunguyen

It's very old, not good for young woman and its a poison for girls.

Jun
10
2013
DivotDiva
DivotDiva

I loved this and wore it when it first came out in 1985. I was graduating from college so it was a "grown up" perfume to me. I wore it sparingly because it was so very strong but so many of the 80s perfumes were like that. I seem to have parted with my original vintage sometime in the last 20 years, so I will have to try the newer release, although still sparingly I'm sure.

Jun
09
2013
ArtzGirl
ArtzGirl

The more I wear this fragrance, the more I LOVE IT!!! I wrote a much longer review earlier, but just felt like this fragrance deserves another mention.

No wonder this was so popular during the 80's! It is truly a fabulous fragrance and wears fabulously well with my chemistry! Love it!

Jun
09
2013
bourgeoismisspiggy
bourgeoismisspiggy

Just finished a sample of this glorious gem and must purchase a full bottle soon. It has been increasingly difficult to find Poison in stores, with its flankers flaunting themselves hysterically, much like Cinderella’s evil stepsisters.

But oh, the princess herself, Poison, shrouded in mystery, atop a grand staircase, basking in all her radiance! Incense intoxicating, cinnamon seductive, vanilla vivacious. She commands all attention, yet with elegance and beauty, charms and soothes the soul. Her scent playfully lingers for hours, perhaps a hopeful promise of return? So mysterious and yet so inviting. It is the scent of secrets.

I love how long this lasts. It lures me into a dark fairytale and holds me captive. Simply breathtaking!

Jun
08
2013
Soignee
Soignee

I absolutely hate this perfume. It smells overpoweringly like incense. Yuck!

Jun
08
2013
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

Oh how i love thee and midnight poison..so pretty on the inside and out with your beautiful purple and blue bottles..i can't help myself..i'll even spray you both on at the same time..lol..i don't think i am ready for the reformulated version of you..so instead of upgrading i will find you where ever i can get you online and since i have enough of this old juice for now i went and got myself a new coach purse,LOL i can't move forward on this one..i can't, i can't handle discontinuations and reformulations..and because of it i have become a Miss Dior Cherie & Poison hoarding junkie..LOL

Jun
04
2013
shannonny
shannonny

With a name like Poison, I was expecting some Theda Bara-ish, ultra-vamped, brothel-y thing. Or something a steel-hearted, serial husband-poisoner would wear. Or maybe I'm just stupid and this is what "vamp" and "femme fatale" smells like! Smells like tuberose and honey and a note like the residual scent of incense in a room; but I'm also picking up on roses big time, which it looks like the majority of reviewers do not.

It reminds me of a boozy mingle of Diva and Femme, like a tipsy but well-mannered Parisian tripping down the street, the market basket on her arm filled with bruised plums and wild honey and so many stems of rich, redolent blooms that some passers-by make a stink-face, but what does she care? She bought them to please herself.

I guess something this sweet and intense could be considered sexy. I just smile because it's so over the top. I suppose a lover could get sort of drowned and drunk on the vapor of this, as long as the lover enjoys the reek of tuberose and a nose full of roses and honey (and I just got the EDT). I can only imagine how potent the EDP would be.

This might be overpowering for some women, but I do like my perfumes strong, rich and deep. To please myself, that is. I mean, I love Amarige, Diva, and Youth Dew, so you know where I'm coming from. And the guy who composed Poison also composed C'est La Vie!, another one of my ridiculously rich, sweet, and spicy faves.

When I first smelled this today it was like, bam! and I saw myself standing on Canal Street in NYC, one icy day, staring at the cold blue sky: I guess Poison must have been everywhere in the mid-'80s, even Chinatown. It would be perfect to wear on a clear winter's day. But it was weird to be so instantly removed from time. Perfume can do that, though, I know.

May
29
2013
tbjetta
tbjetta

Ah, the original Poison. First time I experienced it was @ the D. H. Holmes Dept. Store. From there I saved up enough money to purchase a bottle and wear at my first "real" grown-up job in my mid-20s. It always made me feel confident and professional, granted I only dabbed on a tiny bit, or put some on a cottonball in my pocket ;-) Bad thing was, over the years of not using it and being a "dab-on decanter", air got to it and made it stale, so the fragrance turned bad and had to throw it out. Still, I'll always love Poison and treasure my early 90s memories as a business office "power blonde".

May
27
2013
Libran
Libran

In the 80's I saved up for weeks to afford this. I remember wearing it on a night out and I felt like a million dollars and so grown up! It was heady stuff then and now so full of memories for me. My friend said she just kept getting "wafts" of my perfume and she was so jealous! I adore this fragrance, it is so complex and hearty in its make up, so sexy and deep! It's powerful stuff and not for the women who love light delicate floral type fragrances. Apply with a light hand and enjoy the warm balmy gorgeous fragrance that will stay with you for hours. I haven't worn it for ages and I feel inspired to try it again, here's to memory lane ladies! enjoy!

May
25
2013
Aaredhel
Aaredhel

I was 15 when this was launched and it's been my first important perfume.... I still think this is a very unique fragrance, it has introduced a new idea in the world of frangrances.

May
25
2013
HypnoticPoison
HypnoticPoison

Inside the Poison bottle lies a true masterpiece...

Behind the plum hides a smoky incense that shows you how powerful Poison is. Intensive spices adds sharpness to the scent. Poison is not for the weak, it is dark and dangerous.

A very mysterious fragrance...

May
23
2013
madgefan
madgefan

Arguably my favorite perfume of all time. The blending of the plum and tuberose is intoxicating. I've never smelled anything like it. Truly original and arguably the boldest perfume ever made. This is the stuff Catwoman would wear.

May
23
2013
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

This review is for the vintage version...Ohhh man..now i remember why Poison was good enough for me to use all of my mom's vintage bottle..i never heard the end of that one..lol its a wonderful fruity floral..you instantaneously smell the plum..my husband was like it smells like grapes and now i want to drink grape juice..its funny how this fragrance everyone connects it to grapes when its actually plum..i can still smell it on my clothes this stuff is so good...then there is the creamy tuberose..i really like tuberose more and more..when i think of this fragrance i think of all the scents that remind me of it in a way that make me feel the same like Versace Crystal Noir..same color and feel..nice and rich but Poison..this girl is so special it has everything i love about a perfume..a loud attention getter and not ashamed to do so..you have to be confidant to pull this off because its not for everyone..i just got two vintage bottles of this stuff..and its just like what my mom had..i don't think a woman is complete without having a bottle of this stuff it is such a game changer in the world of perfumes..there is none like her..i haven't tried the newest version but if it does not smell like this i would be disappointed because this is so unique to me its so well blended..i don't know why but i feel like i smell a slight chocolate on the base as this is fading away after the dry down it might be the cinnamon and the vanilla blended together with the plum..its really nice though. I am going to prolong these vintages for as long as i can..alittle goes a long way with the vintage splash dabbers.

May
21
2013
odie
odie

This perfume is heady and sensual. My parents owned a bottle and I would wear some off and on. However, I think it is for grown ups! There is a heaviness and worldliness about this scent that suggests age and experience. If one does not like floral fruity fragrance then a perfume like Poison may be for you.

May
14
2013
rzetzm
rzetzm

This is IT - the first fragrance that I ever remember smelling and being absolutely wild over. I was probably 8 (generously, probably younger) when I first starting attributing this amazing perfume as the smell of upper class functions. All three of the important ladies in my young life wore this, my grandma, mother, and aunt. But never casually ... this was saved for Country Club outings, almost always on all three for Thanksgiving, Christmas, church (ugh) goings...

And I recall being a little ashamed at liking this so much! I can picture getting to my grandma's house and running to the back of the house, toward her bedroom, to pull open that crystal-spritzer to sniff the cap. I remember something super sweet, nostalgically, I related it to the sweet grape taste of Dimetapp.

Now I realize Christian Dior would be less than pleased to hear my comparison, but hold on - I was a quirky kid, and I enjoyed different smells. Let's just say it was a fruity - sweet scent that I just loved, and I was always a momma's/grandmomma's boy. I loved being around my ladies.

I read Fragrantica randomly when I'm bored and looking for something to do, and looking up old scents of my youth is an easy pleasure. It does make me sad to hear that this giant has been reformulated. I don't want to even smell the 'new?' version, for fear that it's been changed.

I'm spoiled with two bottles that my mother and aunt still own from DECADES ago and I like to think that that little purple bottle has aged and acquired it's own attributes - or perhaps the scent has faded in time. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. Both bottles that my mother and aunt own smell the same to me. Perhaps I'll have to go sniffing at a department store, eventually.

Smelling it now I still get a grape "feel" in the very opening but it quickly becomes dominated by a very feminine musk with powder. I do feel the dark, juicy plum but it's behind the powder for sure. And then the tuberose - that's usually front and center for the first hour. That combined with the powdery scent can most likely give the "old lady" feel but the scent is far too deep for me and takes me down a different path.

The musk is strong and reminds you that this is a scent from a while ago - it almost smells as if there's civet lurking way in the background.

Utterly unforgettable, deeply enchanting, nostalgic, romantic for sure, and beautiful. Quite possibly one of the (my) most appealing scents.

May
12
2013
ArtzGirl
ArtzGirl

Poison - Passion's Love Potion - worn with the right blend of chemistry.

Passionate, mesmerizing, hypnotic, delicious... sensuous... sexy... slightly grape...with the depth of tobacco and warmth that draws you in. From this first sample spray - I think that I'm head over heels IN LOVE!!!

This is the kind of thing that you read about in fairy tales as a little kid, and somehow considered this a fable, questioning its position as a fact and reality - until actually smelling this perfume. You can imagine this being brewed to lure and seduce love and adoration from all those that smell this.

This fragrance dances the line of raw attraction and total repulsion - as you will see in the reviews on this fragrance. For those women who have the chemistry to wear this- and wear this well, Poison becomes a potent love potion. However, with chemistry that does NOT blend with this... Poison could become totally toxic and nauseous... you will know within the first three hours of wearing this, if this is YOUR thing, or not. This fragrance should also come with a warning to remind people that only a few people can wear this scent without being completely WORN BY IT. This is NOT for wall flowers. Wear this ONLY if you dare!

If you read the reviews, you will quickly see that this is a very polarizing fragrance. Very few people are luke warm on this. They will either LOVE THIS... or HATE IT... they will not ride the fence down the middle (most likely). Probably the reason for this polarization is that the essence of this fragrance could easily turn completely toxic or into a vile scent for those that do NOT have that certain blend of chemistry to pull this off.

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My History with this fragrance...

This fragrance launched when I was working the counter at a major department store in my college town. This had such a huge popularity (at that time) that although I totally loved it - and was quite mesmerized by the smell of it - the over popularity drove me away from allowing it to become my "signature scent" simply because too many people were hooked on this, and they were all wearing it -- at that time... so it was not the unique fragrance that it would be now, revisiting it.

Years have passed since its launch, but from the reviews on this site... it is clear that it must be revisited. A lot of people either LOVE or HATE this perfume... so it is a bit more polarizing than some of the other fragrances that I have seen.

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Poison and Alien - seem to be fruits from the same tree... very similar, but both have different qualities. I think that there is a place for both in your wardrobe. They could be interchangeable, but are enough alike where it would create a very strong "signature" - if you truly love these blends.

Some have compared Alien to Poison. I can see this, particularly comparing the two side by side in a sample. Alien is a much lighter, less intrusive derivative of some of the same notes that are found in Poison. Both have a slightly purple or "Grape" type aroma to them. Poison is much more grounding, with a depth and dimension to it that is less present in Alien. I think that they could both be used as a "signature scent"- together. You could wear Poison on days when you are needing to establish more presence-- and wear Alien on days when you are going to be in more crowded spaces and need to have a lighter, less obtrusive presence.

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Sampling:

I'm sampling Poison along side Alien, Petit Fracas, and Madonna's Truth or Dare. This has a depth and dimension that is not present in Alien or Madonna's Truth or Dare.

With Poison - from the first spray, I can detect a strong medium alto note which draws me in, this smells like a tobacco base, which has always worn extremely well with my chemistry.

About 3-4 hours into the wear, Alien and Poison trade positions, almost like 2 horses running a race. Although the first of the race determined that Poison was the more potent of the two - at the 3rd and 4th hours, Alien is more full-bodied and actually remains more true to form... however, the last lap of the 8 -hour race, Poison comes in the strongest leaving more of a trace on my arm than the slight impression that Alien left.

Poison has passed the "signature fragrance" for me. It has the length of wear that I require and would be a more economical buy in the long run, simply based on the fact that it would require less re-spraying!

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The Eau du Toilet is the predominant form found in the department stores now. I reviewed the Eau du Toilet - so the perfume and eau du parfum are probably much more intense.

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Description found on another website:

Poison by Christian Dior.
A fragrant potion of bougainvillea and orchid, lily and violet, wound with notes of honey, plum, and amber.

My signature fragrance has been Beautiful by Estee Lauder, which is in the same family of floral bouquet-like fragrances. Poison is a bit of a higher chord than Beautiful. Beautiful registers in the alto expression and this is a chord that is just under a soprano expression... but in the same type of family... almost as if you are running a scale from one chord to another chord before hitting the soprano register. The lower tobacco scent grounds the chord with a richness very similar to Beautiful.

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The more I wear this, the more I LOVE it! It is truly a fabulous fragrance! I'm so glad that I decided to give this a try again! No wonder it was so popular during the 80's! This is AWESOME!!!

May
10
2013
windhill
windhill

Lately I just got the 30ml 1986 original EDT formula of Poison from my mom's friend as a gift so this will be my second review. I have to be honest that this original EDT was much better than the newest reformulation I have. No powdery floral but has stronger power,sexier and darker. More "real" with qualities ingredients. The first burst is out of this world. One of the most euphoric and melancholic scent I've ever smelled. The scent it self much more complex and more subtle than the current reformulation(you can tell it easily, big difference) which it really sad that it discontinued...

Perfect combination of fruits and exotic spicy smell. Plums and tuberose in Poison added sexuality. Berries and honey added the sweetness. Opopanax wrapped you with mysterious aura. And all this become a Poison which dare any people to come. This scent will mesmerizing them and whispered "Look at me". You should be aware while wearing it as Poison will wear you instead. It's very dangerous scent.

Despite it's EDT. The lasting power and sillage are legendary. One little split on my wrist and filled entire room. Lasting over 11 hours on my skin thought.

I'm a 90's born so it impossible to buy it myself when it was launched. But now I'm proud to have this. I'm proud to be the one who's ever smelt the classic 80's legend and appreciated what true Poison is.

I'll try the original Esprit de Parfum later. My mom's friend have this but it was her signature perfume 'till this day.

May
10
2013
Beepert
Beepert

Picture this: a girl of about 15, with long, dyed black hair and eyes ringed with kohl, wearing cheap silver rings that have stained her pale fingers green, smoking a badly-rolled cigarette. She is draped in a dark green scarf that is a little frayed at the edges, and her arms jingle with bracelets. She is drinking cheap red wine and listening to the Cure.

This is the smell of Poison to me. It was my best friend's perfume in secondary school. She used it like other girls used Impulse body spray. Everything she touched smelt of it. I thought it was the most glamorous, exotic, exciting fragrance I'd ever smelt.

This smell brings me straight back to my gothy teenage years. I love it - it's heady, dangerous, tacky and exciting, and I use it when I'm feeling my most witchy and weird.

The only negative thing I can say about Poison is that I wish they hadn't changed the box - that incredibly 80s crushed satin has a special place in my heart!

A sublime fragrance. I will always own a bottle.

May
08
2013
Darkfemme
Darkfemme

This is THE ultimate dark scent I have been looking forever now. I shall stop looking.

May
02
2013
guest_
guest_

Poison is, truly the ultimate weapon of seduction. A magic potion, one of a kind, extremely daring, outspoken, dangerously carnal and indeed, a 'poison'.
So alluring and captivating with its fruity-spicy and floral accord, heady, strong sweet incense, and everything 'dangerously' nice!

May
02
2013
Mansour Hamad
Mansour Hamad

a powerful legendary fragrance that is unique and shining like a distant star, and if I smell it on a woman, she is like the "DC" comic character "poison ivy" because the scent will give her a super power,beautiful,poisonous and overwhelming aura that surround her body,and lure every one around her without thinking to her,and branding them by the scent that can not be extinguish. only time can.

May
02
2013
Iris_it
Iris_it

This is a real perfume , not one of those watery floral/fruity scents which are so-called perfumes in my opinion . The opening is very fruity on my skin and I have to say that Poison is the only scent with strong berry and plum top notes which I really love , certainly because it is a rich blend with wonderful incense . I love to wear at night and I dare do it in Summer as well but just one spritz . This is the most longlasting perfume on my skin which unluckily tends to "drink" scents . So , if you are faced to the same thing , try Poison , maybe it is going to last several hours on you as well as on me . Lucky me , I really love it .

Apr
25
2013
Beatrixel
Beatrixel

this is dirty and enchanted. very witchy and quite perverse if you ask me. the plums, their sweetness and the mysterious cloth of frankincense make this perfume a must.

Apr
23
2013
bookerc1
bookerc1

Wow, this is one of those perfumes that I just can't stand. To me, it feels like a gut-punch of overly sweet and strong fruits and spices. I don't think it is just my skin chemistry, either, as this is a perfume I can recognize instantly at much more than an armslength. It is truly headache inducing, and there are few perfumes that have that affect on me.

I catch very little of the honey or floral elements in this fragrance. To me, it is more redolent of a mass of overripe fruit. We've dabbled a bit in winemaking, and it brings to mind the stage in which the fruits have been mashed and are beginning to ferment. It is dark, heavy, and concentrated. I've tried to like it for my husband's sake, as he named it as his favorite perfume, but even he agrees that on me, it is just awful.

This one has no place on my shelf.

Apr
20
2013
HankyPanky
HankyPanky

Starts to be alive at the middle of the 80's, and it never stops present days. All time classic, but not for everybody.

At the time of beggining in 1985, with one brave name what is called "Poison" Dior won every sales records.This fragrance born to be a legend, and 28 years after the launch time, it become.
Symbolize everything what is called woman power, fight and victory, stunning the world, breaking hearts.
Bitter sweet magic in a luxurius bottle. Bitter like dark teardrops on the witch's face, sweet like torrid passion on the claret velvet. Smoky dark temptation with envenomed fruits and spicy dark flowers. Fragrance of poisoner Black Widows.

In my childhood I don't understand why and what is this fragrance poisoning. What is the secret?After so many years I was grown up... Now I maybe know.

Poison is the most beautiful venom of mens heart.
Enchant, seduce, kill.
There's no secret anymore.
There's no other fragrance like this.

( PS.: My ever biggest heart pain, it can't be working on my male skin... So I only marvel on ladies. )

I think with this action of reformulating the Posion, Dior sat on to the timed bomb.
Became thinner, little bit powerless, but the experience is still in.

Apr
20
2013
nightcat23
nightcat23

Some may consider Chanel No.5 to be the Queen of fragrances but Poison is definitely the DIVA of fragrances. I was quite young when this came out in the 80s but I still remember my initial impression of this scent. That's why when I got a bit older I had to own a bottle because of its effect on me. It symbolises everything that the 80s was famous for: Power fashion complete with high shoulder pads, red lipstick, high heels, red nails holding a cigarette.

It is intense, strong and definitely not for the faint of heart. You need to be confident and not shy about announcing your arrival. The timid cannot wear Poison!

This scent arrives in the room 10 minutes before you do. It's pungent and should be applied with a light hand. It's a very heavy and complex scent. Its a bit heady when first sprayed but after its had time to dry down and blend with my skin chemistry, it's a bit more subtle but still a powerhouse.

I imagine Joan Collins from Dynasty wearing this perfume, beautifully dressed, alluring to men, dangerous in business and a real bitch to boot!

Apr
17
2013
liiva
liiva

I like this perfume after about two hours when it is on my skin. After two hours this perfume start giving very sexy, warm sweetness, maybe it is honey and cinnamon duet. But before that, this perfume is too cold and strong for me. Interesting. Hard to describe this perfume..

Apr
17
2013
RedLady
RedLady

The Vamp, the Queen Bee, the Black Widow of Bitches.
That’s what Poison is.
I simply can’t pull this off but I admire anyone who can. This not only announces your presence, but reminds people loudly and constantly that you are still there and still the most important guest at the party. Poison is confident bordering on arrogant and sexy bordering on whore.
A masterpiece, yes, it most certainly is. But just hope for god that you’re not trapped in an elevator with someone wearing this.

Apr
16
2013
lyciumchld
lyciumchld

I smelled this on a tester strip some time ago, and got a strong whif of a heavy, medicinal, herbal syrup. From my experience with Shalimar I know a perfume that smells horrible in the bottle may smell divine when developed on the skin, so I went back and gave Poison another try.

Sadly, I think this stuff would be more aptly titled Noxious Poison. It just does not work with my skin chemistry at all. On first spray, I again get that strong odor of heavy, medicinal, herbal syrup. Waiting for the dry-down yields spiced berries, honey, and... baby poop. Yuck! Not for me!! I wanted to like it, I really did, but this stuff is truly toxic.

Apr
12
2013
Kiera79
Kiera79

I got a huge hit of jasmine when I first put this on. It then dried down into smoky incense and sweet plum. I'm also getting a lot of cinnamon. It's certainly not linear, I will say that for it. I really can't make up my mind if I like this or not..... I'm leaning towards not.... But I keep going back for another sniff. Sometimes I smell grape jelly, sometimes I smell Christmas, sometimes I smell head shop. This is all over the place!

Apr
11
2013
Peachply
Peachply

I loved the original, everything about it! The bottle, color, scent, the headiness of it all...an 80's classic. I'm guilty of indulging in Poison and inflicting it on those around me. Those were the days!

Apr
08
2013
benpaul12
benpaul12

I am a guy and was intrigued by a few people suggesting that guys could wear it if they pull it off correctly.

Well I just sprayed some on my wrist and Poison has to be the most complex and amazing scents I have ever smelt. It compares to nothing in my collection of masculine scents or even other female fragrances I have smelt before.

But it's far too sweet for me, and is giving me a bit of a headache. I love it, but would love it on a lady more.

One of the best.

Apr
07
2013
rc9097
rc9097

If you want to smell the good stuff, try to find the original formula. The original comes in a different box and bottle. The box will be green with a black medallion surrounded in gold and the bottom of the box will have a black stripe and the bottle will be oblong not round like the new one. If you find the original, you will fall in love and it is stronger and longer lasting compared to the new formula. The best places to find the original are drug stores, I just found one at Walgreens and my mother found some at a Rite Aide. Trust me, the original has such an alchemy that draws you in and you will not find anything like it. Dark, sexy with a lot of class is the only way to describe it.

Apr
05
2013
Inesis
Inesis

I was very drawn to Poison for I am a lover of attractive, classic, seductive and dark fragrances. I tested it on a paper strip a couple of weeks ago and then it smelled a little old-ish but fruity and interesting at the same time. Today I finally tested it on my skin and...

It smells bad. On my skin it smells really bad. It's like something very earthy and woody and spicy at the same time. Nasty. No plum, no flowers, no sweetness. I am so sad that I don't have the chemistry for it! I was so ready to love Poison and I already imagined how classy I would have been using it. What a disappointment... I still can't say I hate Poison, it's just not for me. I don't want to smell dirty.

Edit. I was washing dishes and after that Poison smelled lovely. Apparently dish water works miracles!

Apr
04
2013
tonkabeanster
tonkabeanster

Possesses a pungent opening that's strangely reminiscent of, as one reviewer already mentioned, Bic pen ink, but dries down quickly to grape lollipops and smooth incense. A bit bipolar, to be sure, but certainly not the olfactory bitch slap it's purported to be. I can only assume it's been extensively reformulated.

Apr
03
2013
tterekhova
tterekhova

The perfume you cannot forget. Our school principal was wearing it in late 80-ies and we had always knew where she was and just left off...

Bought it out of need to get back to those times again. My mom uses it sometimes.

Mar
22
2013
russian.red
russian.red

i have tried this at dusseldorf and it smelled amazing..i kept smelling my wrist all day long!then i returned to athens and bought it from a department store and i must say it is not the same perfume...WHEN I spray it,it smells ok but after 20' it turns disgustingly SWEET and looses all this "medicinal" and poisonous notes that i loved when i first tried it....sooo disapointed..

Mar
20
2013
janalednova
janalednova

Original and unique. These are the words I was looking for.
For the first 10 minutes I couldn't decide if I like it or not. I've never smelled something like this before. It wasn't bad but not amazing either. And it was very strong. But after a while the scent developed and I fell in love with Poison. I could not stop sniffing to my wrist.

Mar
19
2013
soulflwr
soulflwr

This definitely smells purple. Despite what most people seem to think, I always thought this one smelled rather light. I also never really understood this fragrance, initially when I sniffed it years ago I thought it smelled like Robitussin. Now I smell mostly honeyed berries and incense.

My mother actually has two large, full vintage bottles in her cosmetics closet, the kind of flatish ones with the glass stoppers.... and strangely enough, I have no interest in snatching them up!

Mar
16
2013
napiergirl
napiergirl

OK I have read the reviews that talk about reformulation and how poor it is compared to the old school poison , so today I tried the new brew on my wrist from a department store . The start was ok , but here i am sniffing my wrist a few hours later ...no sexy plum notes ...more like a empty plastic bag that once held grape lollies .....wtf ???..the poison i loved is gone ...the dry down was to die for ..but this , this is poison not even as half as good as the orginal queen .

Mar
09
2013
Scent mystery
Scent mystery

power bomb. Mysterious and sexy. well settled on man too. Its among few of the fragrances, which shall be remember for ages.

Precautions : Just two sprays and than the mystery begins.

Mar
09
2013
John_John
John_John

This must be what the devil wears indeed.
Only 3 perfumes classify as evil in my book
Egoiste
Poison
Angelique Noire

Toxic beauty. One of a kind. Needs a strong person as a wearer .
Or just a bad bitch.

Mar
07
2013
TanteSimone
TanteSimone

Whenever I smell Poison, all I can think about are wine and white flowers and grape juice. It is a powerful and very potent concoction. I have smelled this enough to know that there are those who wear it badly so it smells flat and annoying. However, there are those who wear this very well---chemistry and dosage wise so the smell becomes enchanting and simply intoxicating. On the right person, this is rounded and has no sharp edges. It makes you think of an exotic drink that a rare fruit bears.

I have to say that Cobra is a very, very close dupe. It even comes with a cobra bracelet. My aunt wore it when I was a kid and it smells yum---like grape jam. However, Poison has something special---the name is perfect and the bottle does the juice justice.

This is for the vintage Poison.

Mar
03
2013
Lanlisa
Lanlisa

I have an unopened sample of this and one of Addict that are so strong in the tiny decants made for me at a mall store the other day that it has given me an upper respiratory infection. Powdery strong. This formula must still be decades old as I thought the new French guidelines changed the type of chemicals allowed in a perfume for this reason. So strong it's suffocating. I hope no one wears this around me as its not just poison its toxic. The women who can wear these must have bionic lungs! Just keep in mind others when you wear this as its truly not fair to those who can't breathe in the presence of this fragrance. I had no idea when I asked for samples.

Feb
27
2013
nicolastoll
nicolastoll

I fully see why so many people are not liking this at all, almost loathing it passionately.
It starts off with a real creepy and fairly unsettling opening.
As "starvega" in a review imo accurately commented: it has a Bram Stoker - vibe to it.
The first whiffs feel very antiquated, dusty, boozy, revolting, medicinal, just very scary! :)

Poison has a true top-down development. It changes drastically and all notes come into play at a time, until it completely dissipates after 15h or more!

I own a bottle of Poison and I love it!
I got so used to the dramatic opening, that now I find it rather "entertaining" or amusing, shall I say.
I make sure, though, to not leave the house after I've sprayed myself (2 sprays: neck and walk-through) for the first 1-2 hours! :)

BUT THEN I'm all in for the bewitching and addictive smell of Poison, after it has settled and melded with my skin. It's incense-y, balmy, spicy and vanillic with a dark, mysterious and gloomy air. Very sexy and melancholic.
I'd love to smell this on a man!

Intoxicating and intense stuff! Although I don't how the vintage Poison smells (I own a bottle of a more recent batch), it's a true masterpiece for me!

Feb
27
2013
anomie et ivoire
anomie et ivoire

The current market version really is nothing to notice: a rare case of the vintage snobs being right. But who is really a snob about Poison? It has the glorious distinction of being pretty vulgar and hedonistically luxe at once. The vintage esprit de parfum is truly a bitch's brew; sour, harshly chemical, but yes stunning. When I wear it I actually get nightmares, but that's certainly impressive enough to warrant owning some. The vintage edt in the ovular instead of pumpkin-shaped flacon is still pleasingly intense but not shrieking; a tannic damascone cloak of dark indulgence and a flawlessly executed linearity. Tuberose is demonic in the esprit de parfum: haunting in the vintage edt. Shoulder pads and warpaint makeup almost make sense if everyone was wearing this in the 80s: it makes me feel like a warrior, but in that confidence boost way a mass market thing can become a powerful fetish object of simultaneous closeness and impersonality. I would very much like a cake, a dress, a song ... that tastes, looks, sounds like Poison smells, so singular and enveloping it is that absurd immersion in the texture and brilliant ad-product illusory world of Poison seems like the only sensible thing to do when wearing some.

Feb
26
2013
loonad
loonad

i currently have a headache because of this.however my husband found it to be very sexy-he said-this is an aphrodisiac.it depends on one's level of tolerance to this potent brew.i wish i could wear it if only to please my husband but poison and i are not meant to be together.

Feb
25
2013
anne.donald
anne.donald

I had a similar experience to Molliepops in that I was sprayed, by an eager sales assistant,(in the days when they didn't ask first!) and the stench hung around me all day. I had SUCH an adverse reaction to it I still heave just thinking about it and this after many years!

Feb
24
2013
Bazrob
Bazrob

Despite being a perfume addict this is one perfume that I really,really dislike. I can detect it within a 5 mile radius (well- perhaps I exagerate) but it gives me a headache & it seems to stay in my senses for hours. It's a shame because it is very long lasting & distinctive & I know lots of people love it, but sorry, this one's not for me.

Feb
21
2013
shahab.zaidi
shahab.zaidi

Dark, mysterious, gothic, vampiric. I am a guy and into dark haunted things. Thats the reason its compatible with ma skin.

Feb
14
2013
nomi77
nomi77

if u want best results spray on your dress put it back in your wardrobe wear after 24 hours its win win situation

Feb
06
2013
calaira.maria
calaira.maria

I don't really like fruit in perfumes. On my skin they always smell rotten or cheap or synthetic. The only exception is a plum in Poison. It doesn't smell the way the other fruit do. It's very dry, but not like wine. It's pure, but I can smell what the incense does with it - makes it noble. But not baked, not smoky. I don't really smell the cinnamon in it, I can smell plum, incense and opponax in the first place, and tuberose and sandalwood in the second. That makes this fragrance strange, but also unique. I don't consider it as my favourite one, but I always come back to it. When I have a really special occasion, I don't use my favaurite Chanel No.5, but this poisoned plum. It fascinates me and makes me wanting more and more.

Feb
05
2013
deadidol
deadidol

I have to side with what White said below -- this is one that guys should consider, if for no other reason than that it's just a very well-done scent. It's floral, but dark and engulfing. The plum hits you hard, but not in a sugary sweet way as it's tempered by the incense. The whole thing is balanced out and carried by the honeyed tuberose that maintains throughout. Poison's more of an aesthetic statement than a perfume and should be worn as such by either gender.

Feb
03
2013
sygrid29
sygrid29

poison gives me an impression of having a perfect bone structure like natasha poly, slim body and wearing a dior couture by john galliano..

Feb
03
2013
princesszaida
princesszaida

This smells like a headache. Not only does it give me one, but it, in and of itself, smells like a headache. Pen ink. Strong pen ink. And dead flowers. Vampiric. I dislike it. And curse anyone who would wear this in the summer

Jan
25
2013
perfumery123
perfumery123

I smelled cobra first and it was nice but there was a strong tea type of note in it and i hated it, i always said if it didn't have that then i would wear it and poison smells exactly the same but without the strong tea!! so happy!!! Can't believe how they are identical i thought they would be slightly similar but no!!! :0

Jan
23
2013
A. Rose123
A. Rose123

I recently decided I needed to start wearing a perfume that reminded me of the late 80's, but not too garishly. I wanted something that smells like jewel toned taffeta and gold lame; glossy, brick red lipstick and mustard-colored button ups. Something that smells like liquid "over the top" and I've found it in "Poison".

It's liquor and fresh grapes with currants, lush orange blossoms dipped in honey. A mentholated amber emerges from the beginning and keeps strong until the end. Deep, tweedy greens build a mysterious background. It's like hard, anisette and grape candy, sucked by lips plastered in lipstick. Avon tried to capture the same liquid gold and flowers vibe with "Pure Gold". The Body Shop had a lush oil blend called "Ananya" that had the same thick, distinctive vibe. But "Poison" really is one of a kind; a flashy, deep, plummy-sweet number that is hard to mistaken for anything else and a good example of what can be done with lab created notes, with a new wave of fanciful potions following in "Poison's" wake.

Jan
18
2013
samer007
samer007

poison is the queen b**** of perfumes. heady, bitchy, sexual, uninhibited... nothing to do with today's cute sweet silly stuff. Poison is anopologetic and does not leave indifferent. it really feels naughty, kinky, wild. a signature for sexually adventurous people. nothing to do with old women wearing it! i feel it can be pulled off by women and men if they are the right persona. Forget the new "noir" and "black" fragrances, doesnt get more "noir" than poison! the reformulated is a bit softer but still has the characteristic accord that makes Poison so unique. My favourite.
5+ stars.

Jan
18
2013
Guramrit
Guramrit

My mom used to wear it and I recently got it. It smells great and I feel empowered wearing but gives me headaches and i sneeze a lot.

Jan
14
2013
ainakib
ainakib

i love this perfume so much..so sexy..

Jan
14
2013
DariDahlia
DariDahlia

This launched when I worked at a fancy retailer, it was HUGE! Models dressed in purple, green & black waving the fragrance on long peacock feathers. It was so 1980s over-the-top. The fragrance still reminds me of the 80s, shoulderpads, too much makeup, hairspray & perfume. This fit right in. I loved it then, but now I'd rather wear Miss Dior Cherie.

Jan
13
2013
bluepistachio
bluepistachio

This is a lovely smoky creamy frosty mysterious fragrance. It's floral but its also fruity. The woody and resinous notes make it sophisticated not overpowering green. It's a strong fragrance that lasts all day. I love it but don't identify myself with it. For someone that is into more grown up-exotic type of scents. This is perfect for this time of year. Winter/nights.

From the Poisons this and Midnight Poison are my favorites.

Jan
13
2013
massimilianoinquieto
massimilianoinquieto

Ma come mai questi capolavori degli anni 80 sono stati riformulati e resi così inferiori, banalizzati, privati della profondita' e del potere che avevano? il poison che ora e' in commercio e' solo un ricordo del poison originale. e la stessa sorte e' toccata anche a opium , loulou, roma,e tutti gli altri.

Jan
12
2013
Jacster
Jacster

Poison hit Australia in the mid to late 1980s.

And when I say 'hit', I mean 'bludgeoned'.

At the time I had two small children, one of whom was enrolled in an elementary school in a rather posh suburb of Sydney. Each afternoon there would be a cavalcade of BMWs, Mercedes, Jaguars, etc, lined up outside the school. The women behind the wheels were invariably air-brushed to perfection.

I, on the other hand, would turn up in an old Toyota ("not that there's anything wrong with that!") and gaze upon these Stepford wives, marvelling at how they managed to appear so perfect.

A few minutes before the school bell rang out to signal the end of the day, these extraordinary creatures would emerge from their cocoons and the entire street would be filled with ... you guessed it ... Poison.

I swear they *all* wore it!

Even from the security of my old Toyota (I was too intimidated to leave it) I could detect Poison in the air.

I didn't like it then and I don't like it now.

Dior is my absolute favourite fragrance and make-up house, so it pains me to report that to my nose Poison smells like Glade Air Freshener in the Country Cottage (I think that's what it was called) scent.

Not only that, but I have not liked a single Dior fragrance that has been launched since that time.

Oh, how I yearn for the days of Edmond Roudnitska!

Jan
09
2013
HopeFloats72
HopeFloats72

There is a reason it's called Poison.

I wore this for the greater part of my early 20s...it was my go-to date frag...and boy did it make my early 20's FUN! This is a bold, warm fragrance that essentially wraps the wearer in a wonderful deep amethyst velvet embrace.

I find that I am almost always drawn in by amber/sandalwood/vetiver notes in a fragrance, and the amber and sandalwood in this brings the fruity notes some needed sophistication. Were it not for these, this would be a cloying, syrupy mess of a frag. I like the fact that it lasted me through the night and if the desired result ensued then the lucky guy whose shirt I had to sleep in could catch a whiff of that sweet scent all day long after I was gone! It is unforgettable. This stuff is a "love potion" in my book and even though I haven't worn it in years, just a hint of it on the air makes me a little frisky!

Jan
09
2013
Nea94
Nea94

i am not normally the type to throw around the term old lady but this one kind of makes me think that... i love mature scents but this one is way too strong and it smells like cleaning supplies. on me it doesn't have a spicy dry down like i would like it smells more like whole made licorice hand soap mixed with alcohol... i'm sure it's great for some but just not for me...

Jan
06
2013
tubereuse
tubereuse

There is nothing like Poison - she is in a class all her own. Completely unique, almost from another world. Vintage potion for me only. Incredible, amazing, it's always been loooooooooooove. The new formulation struggles to compare. Nice, however lacking the depth, the mystery, the passion of the true poison.

Jan
06
2013
Reverie78
Reverie78

I used to have a tiny bottle of this classic long time ago. I don't know why and i continue to wonder, every time i used to open the bottle and smell it, started a strong headache..Ok, it's strong, i admit it but there are so many strong fragrances and only this has this negative impact on me. However, it's a very nice scent.

Jan
03
2013
lovingthealien
lovingthealien

I am now a proud owner of vintage Poison Esprit de Parfum. This is quite a different beast from the current offering. This stuff is deep, rich, and uncompromising. This is richer and darker than any designer fragrance I've ever tried. I would guess it was a vintage Lutens by sniffing alone, but I like this better than any Lutens I've sampled. The rich, sweet mulled wine opening is offset by a dark, moody incense. Tuberose comes in and out while the rich amber base smolders its way to the fore. Musk and sandalwood fix the composition, which lasts long after I've tried to wash it off the next day!

Sillage is legendary, even with just a tiny dab from the stopper. This is niche quality for sure.

Dec
31
2013
VintagePro
VintagePro

What have they done to my beloved Poison? The reformulation of this fragrance was very unfortunate.

The original Poison was deep, warm, and soothing. This new-fangled incarnation is sharp and harsh and fake; like a two-bit floozy woman trying to masquerade as a lady and succeeding only in being loud, crass, and annoying.

The "new" Poison opens much like the old one, only with less body. After a few minutes, a coconutty-suntan-oilish undercurrent shows up and lasts about an hour, at which time it is replaced by a putrid chemical smell I can only compare to cheap hairspray. Eau d'Aqua Net! It has the lasting power of a cheap purfume, too. The original lasted 24 hours on my skin and forever on clothes. The new one only lasts 3 or 4 hours on skin and only slightly longer on clothes.

I get the impression this was reformulated so it would fit in better with the other fruit bombs that permeate the market today. But with all the other fragrances in the Poison line, why couldn't Dior just issue a new release instead of tampering with a classic? They've totally ruined a legendary fragrance.

Dec
30
2012
Tracyarts
Tracyarts

I first made my acquaintence with Poison when I was in high school, via a magazine tear-strip back when it was launching in the '80s. I was captivated. It smelled like NO fragrance I had ever smelled before. I immediately ordered a small bottle through the mail and as soon as it became availible at a store in my city, I splurged on the Esprit de Parfum, and it became my signature scent for the remainder of the decade.

A few years ago I was browsing the fragrance counters and decided I missed my old favorite and bought a small bottle as a nostalgia purchase. It's not the same. Which might well be due to it being EDT as opposed to EDP. But also might just be because of currently availible ingredients, or changes in my body chemistry. But what I bought recently is much harsher than what I remembered wearing back in the day.

It is strong, strong, strong! I don't remember it being so strong, but then again so many fragrances were that way when I first wore it that I may have never really noticed. There is the deep wine-y sweet fruit note I remember that overshadows all, then some sweetness, florals and spice comes through in a pleasant way. But the drydown is bitter and harsh and way too chemical on me now. And it doesn't fade to anything better as the day wears on. Which is just sad because I have so many good memories of it.

The only way I can wear it now and actually enjoy it, is to spray once into the air and walk quickly through the mist. Actually spraying onto my skin is just too strong and harsh. Misting gives just enough of the fragrance, and having it land mostly on my hair and clothes helps it stay true.

Dec
28
2012
juan manuel ferrer
juan manuel ferrer

si poison fuera una cancion, esta seria "tu calorro de estopa" esta es la canción que representa el olor de poison....

Dec
26
2012
juan manuel ferrer
juan manuel ferrer

si poison fuera una cancion, esta seria "tu calorro de estopa" esta es la canción que representa el olor de poison....

Dec
26
2012
windhill
windhill

From the first spray, This smell very familiar to me but i can't remember where i've smelled.

Posion is full-bodied fragrance with strongly vintage feel. To my nose it opening with some incense(or resin),strong very very ripe fruit and "cold" aroma of white flowers. Beautiful.

The heart of Poison really intense. Spicy with strong flower and resin-like but doesn't gave me a headache or anything. Just a bit strange to me.

Then the real Poison aura awake. The dries down make me completely understand why Poison become a legend. All the notes blended together in very complex way. I smell an expensive, sophisticated sweet smelling and unique. Brilliance.

Dec
25
2012
Snowfairy
Snowfairy

Powerful Grape Juice

Dec
24
2012
tigsi
tigsi

I remember my first encounter with Poison. I was 14 or so and I was visiting a friend of mine at that time, and she told me about this perfume she was in love with. She told me that her grandma had it and we sneakily went to smell it. In my childish mind I thought to myself- what's so great about a granny perfume? I totally thought it would be something powdery, soapy, rusty... Boy, was I wrong!
Poison captivated my mind and heart in a nanosecond! So rich, so sensual and it teased my senses to no end! I had never smelled anything like that before and I can almost feel the euphoria I felt back then 7 or 8 years ago. I really crave that feeling,that Poison gave me, but sadly I can't find it here where I live, It's a shame they don't sell it. This perfume is just delicious, more on the oriental side, but trust me- it's perfection. I really hope I'd find a vintage version of this magic in a bottle. *Sigh* memories

Dec
22
2012
Kysyona
Kysyona

OK, am new to this one and being a child of the 80s with a "made in USSR" birthday stamp, I probably got an accidental sniff or 2 of this stuff back then, because it does awaken a memory, a memory of being small and everything around - veery big. And the smell of Poison - even bigger. I waited out until I could get esprit de parfum at a bargain price off ebay ( since pure perfume is imho what a scent is actually meant to be ), and here we are, two 5ml dark purple bottles with glasstops sitting on my dresser, and I was almost calling my hubby to come and be on standby while I test it in case it levels me with the ground as soon as the first poison molecule pops out! What can I say, it is heavy artillery, but all complex scents are, so 3 golden rules for those, who want to learn to help it develop into a heavenly elixir instead of having a bulldozer effect on anything with a heartbeat in a kilometer's radius: 1) 2 DABS for dry skin, 1 DAB for oily like mine: then WALK AWAY from the bottle! 2) APPLY 30 MINS - AT LEAST!- BEFORE enetering an inhabited environment. 3) Apply on the hidden UNDER THE CLOTHES skin, not necesserily too far away - like the bottom of your cleavage for instance, or on the top "knuckle" of your spine just below the dressline. When these rules are observed, POISON will reward you in a most amazing way! The headache-inducing qualities dissipate after about half an hour, for some - after a full hour, and then the magic happens. This perfume needs to be applied in such small doses not even because it is so strong - it just has the expanding multifold effect and it needs you to give it a vast room to do so, and then, like a smoke cloud after an explosion, after booming out, it gathers itself again and then sits tight around you, but not too tight, so when you walk, a whiff of it will still reach the chosen target. :) I cannot imagine what a post-chemical war effect this scent could have if one - GOD FORBID!! - sprays it! When done right, this is a femme fatal perfume, incredibly alluring and it doesn't loosen its grip once it catches attention. A very powerful weapon in knowing hands. I will use it purely for seduction: the best scent for the task.

Dec
11
2012
Ce11estion
Ce11estion

A gay friend used to wear this when it came out, but like everything he ever did it was overdone to the point of headache inducing nausea.. I liked the scent don't get me wrong, just never actually smelled it less than 6 sprays at a time.. ah memories.. not smelled the re form yet.. curious!

Dec
05
2012
guillermostf
guillermostf

well, Poison is a changing parfum, suddennly floral but in the next second you can smell grapes, fruity scents and some flower again. Woman must be ready to wear it or the parfum will wear she. Super high long lasting. 3 & 1/2 stars. I like it pretty much

Dec
05
2012
FoxyVixen
FoxyVixen

It's a very strange scent. It has very long lasting power and it smells like very rippen fruit on me, like plum or grapes? It smells sweet. Some moments I kind of like this perfume and other times I don't like it at all. It's a scent I'm having a hard time to describe.

Dec
03
2012
Mozartiana
Mozartiana

I use to adore this fragrance back in the nineties, but my mother would not allow a me to wear it being only a teenager. Finally when I had enough money to buy it, the reformulations made it completely unrecognizable. I was truly disappointed. Today, it smells NOTHING like the real, original Poison, more like a diluted eau de cologne and tooth paste.

Dec
02
2012
Glam Sham
Glam Sham

Very demanding! My girlfriends love it on me!

Nov
30
2012
stacey.donovan
stacey.donovan

Oh my gosh, it's so strong! How do you wear it? Even with the spritz-and-walk-through-it method, I think you'd wind up with too much. I could imagine a badly behaved female rock star wearing this. It smells like grape juice, cheap incense, and glitter. Definitely one of a kind.

Nov
25
2012
ColubineCola
ColubineCola

I adore it!
The Opoponax is strong and heady. The incense note is one of the sweeter kind. Very lofty and exotic.
There's also a soft, tiny chocolate-like scent that comes out of nowhere at times.
Absolutely ravishing <3

Nov
25
2012
Heliotropea
Heliotropea

27 years ago, I received a large bottle of extrait de parfum as a gift, lucky me. I had it for years as just one spray got me through the day. To me it's a "one in a lifetime" scent and if I could have the original again, it would be on my shelf already. No idea what the reformulations are like and I don't really want to face the disappointment. I'll just cherish the memory ... I do remember though that I didn't like the edt, it wasn't anything like the extrait.

Nov
25
2012
sammy23
sammy23

Esse é impressionante como fede! Muito ruim, horroroso!
Sinceramente eu nao entendo como há pessoas que gostam desse perfume.

Nov
25
2012
princessoftarts
princessoftarts

This is what I would call candy of the earth. It's sickeningly sweet, but I want to be sickened by it. It's like the most rich spiced plumb candy, and it lasts FOREVER! I remember when I bought this, I bought one of the last original bottles at the store, and I thought the worker who had hidden the bottle behind the counter was going to spit nails at me. So worth making someone mad. I am hording my bottle.

Nov
23
2012
HORRIDFRAG
HORRIDFRAG

Okay, I have never get the chance to sniff the vintage, or the many other previous reformulations. I know this is a one of a kind fragrance, but I have never wanted to even take a sniff, let alone to spend on this.

Yet, I bought the fragrance online early this year simply because I want to make my Poison collection complete (with the exclusion of Tendre Poison), and what was more, the selling price was half of its retail.

So mine is the current version. The bottle is somehow bigger than the previous one. It looks more like a blooming rose than a pumpkin shape. The initial P is slightly bigger than the other lettering.

The scent? Oh my God! Even though I know that the one I bought is way watered-down, less-kicking, no vibe etc to many others who have the chance to smell, or to own the vintage one, BUT to me it is still strong, heady, 'incensey' and absolutely intoxicating!

Only after few hours I could smell the nice floral, with a grapey, berry-like scent. I happened to enjoy this fragrance a lot. Only if I could own the vintage one, I am pretty sure that the smell must be thousand times greater and 'darker' than the one I have.

Lasting power and silage is damn great despite that it is just an EDT.

Nov
19
2012
celebrity89
celebrity89

Reformulated version is less bang for your buck. Two dimentional instead of lush. Lasts half as long as original.

Nov
12
2012
ramaeil
ramaeil

Really strong,sophisticated and rich. I like it, it's mostly for women not teens..

Nov
12
2012
RugosaAlba
RugosaAlba

I remember stopping at the Dior’s counter accompanied by a middle aged Scorpio man back in 2000: we both had a sniff of Dior's Poison. According to this man, Dior’s Poison is a true woman's smell.
Let's do not forget that Scorpios just do not stop in the middle, they usually go all the way and more, it's just never enough of a good thing for them. Poison is a true incense+ bomb matching the tastes of someone insatiable. This fragrance is unbound.
It's perfectly dramatic, attention grabber.
There are times I find it's strength legitimate and just right (on paper) and there are times I find it's intensity simply indecent. Sometimes I find myself on the verge of addiction to Poison, sometimes I do not find it naturally smelling.

Due to above reasons I have never bought a bottle of Poison, although I always thought that it was unique and largely beautiful fragrance.
It's quite entertaining having a card sprayed with Poison somewhere on the desk (among other cards sprayed with other fragrances), while checking e-mail, sitting at the desk. All of a sudden, when I completely forget that I have any fragrance card on the desk, Poison stands out of the crowd, shooting in the air a big portion of incense. I start looking around as for the source of this hotness and I realize that the culprit was a Poison(ed) tester card.
The fragrance on the card lasts for weeks. The very last breaths of the dragon with the name Poison contain mostly musk, this is not my favorite part.
And so I was always confident that Poison could not be confused with any other fragrance and nobody would dare to copy it.
But strange things happen all the time. On a cool November night I decided to revisit some of Chanel’s fragrances. I smelled new Coco Noir, #5 and original Coco. Of the three, Coco original smelled more pleasant and familiar, it smelled like Poison, but the tamed slightly softer version of it on the day 5th of the Poison’ s dry down on paper. Yes, Coco is more rounded if you will, next day almost evaporated, but dry down of Coco is not so musky, it’s greener and biter and it dies much- much sooner.
Strange, before that last encounter with Coco I have never found any connection between Dior’s Poison and Chanel’s Coco. In fact I have always had a mental block between me and Chanel’s fragrances.
I found that Coco Chanel was launched in 1984, Poison was launched in 1985. Strange.
To the credit of both fragrances it's almost impossible to distinguish separate notes, in this respect both demonstrate perfect behavior, all the notes are inseparable throughout the dry down and it does not feel boring. Based on comparison with other fragrances ( fruity floral orientals)
I can say that what I love in Poison and Coco is when opoponax stands out blended with amber, honey, just a bit of carnation, rose, jasmine, woods. I love labdanum in Coco, it rounds the smell, I mind tonka bean in Coco, I would rather have heliotrope+anise from Poison.

Nov
10
2012
killer_kitty
killer_kitty

Worked at Bloomindgdale's in handbags when the scent was first introduced. They sprayed peacock feathers with it & handed them to customers. I swear, over 20 years later that scent is still in my nose. It was TOOOO much of a good thing & just a whiff of it makes me ill.

Nov
07
2012
casimone
casimone

An exotic harvest. Ripe berries and other sweetness. Touches of florals without overriding the fruity feast.

Nov
01
2012
cinnamonswirl
cinnamonswirl

I wore this in my teenage years and loved its drama. I moved away from it, but would love to have a bottle again to wear when I'm on my own and nostalgic.

Oct
30
2012
AddictedToLife
AddictedToLife

Too spicy for me, reminds me of my mom's cobra from 90s, but cobra was more fruity and delicate, in poison i can only smell spices, the bottle is cute, but i cant use it, would be happy to get rid of it

Oct
29
2012
picisziv
picisziv

Poison is the perfection of superiority.
This scent is about intoxication, pleasures. One wearing Poison will never be unobserved. It is the scent of a femme so captivating, cold and eery that it scares people.
Besides me nobody I know uses Poison – except my friend. On her it smells like spicy grape flavoured gummy bears, while on me it is cigarettes and wine. It is heaven to catch her intoxicating trail of perfume in the morning approaching to our classroom. We both get tremendous compliments from people with style, once my friend’s date told her that he could recognize her scent from a thousand one. My cousin is a regular complimenter of mine.
The more perfume I try the more I love Poison.
If Dior Poison was a song it would be Twist in my sobriety by Tanita Tikaram.

Oct
28
2012
MatheusPresotto
MatheusPresotto

Poison is my perfume forever <3

Oct
22
2012
pculliton
pculliton

I have a SPLASH EDT from c. 1987, getting fairly empty-- still good and true, no spoilage. The mark of a truly quality product.

Oct
19
2012
diddyscafe
diddyscafe

Absolutely bewitching. Worth every penny. This is my very first fragrance purchase which I asked for my birthday when I was still in junior high school. It caused an uproar in the family!. The fragrance which kicked off my obsession with scents!. Tip: 3 spritzes max!

Oct
18
2012
misschic
misschic

This is something that I either like or dislike....depending on the year.... I bought it about 5 years ago, and wore it for a few months...quickly became sick of it and haven't worn it again since until this past weekend.... and I am lured right back in!

Oct
18
2012
assuom
assuom

A real masterpiece.
A woman wearing this fragrance will have my attention for sure.

Oct
14
2012
starvega
starvega

Went to the store today with the idea of trying out Hypnotic Poison, only to find they didn't have any. I figured it was high time I tried out the original Poison anyway and spritzed away.

Wow. After smelling a lot of cheaper perfumes lately, it is so obvious that Poison just oozes quality and class. There was such complexity, depth and richness in what I was smelling. This smells like a dark, velvet-draped old-timey shoppe selling "curiosities". It's very seductive. Gives me a Bram Stoker vibe.

It's very incense-heavy on my skin, and not for me. But it is gorgeous. So envious of the women who can pull this off!

Oct
14
2012
scentsforme
scentsforme

This is a powerhouse scent, use with a light hand!!!! Beautiful when done like that. More of a fall/winter scent...:) Good luck try before u buy.

UPDATE; AMAZING SENT VERY LONG LONG LASTING :)

Oct
12
2012
Augustarina
Augustarina

Too sweet and overpowering for me. Something in it gives me a headache and years ago I had to ask a girl who worked for me to stop wearing it. This made me incredibly unpopular. No-one sided with me and I feel bad about it to this day! Aside from the physical reaction I had to it, I don't really like the strong fruit smell.

Oct
11
2012
Odenir De Faria
Odenir De Faria

I have always liked Poison. I remember thinking of it as a magical and enticing fragrance. An aunt of mine - an exuberant and joyful woman - used to wear it. I wear it nowadays, no matter if it is a fragrance for ladies. My love for it makes me a Poison addicted. How great it feels when I spray it after a fresh shower! My male skin makes it even stronger and deeper.

Simply marvelous: it starts with strong plum notes along with tuberose. Pure floral fruty. After a half hour it reveals incense and honey which last for hours and hours. The frangrance at this point is more peaceful, comfortable and oriental like. The cinnamon, wildberries, jasmin and vanilla will be there, but only giving scential support to the other ingredients. One will hardly notice them. The very last things we can smell at the end of its action are musk and the woody notes. A perfect finale for such beautiful a composition.

Oct
10
2012
Osrockoo
Osrockoo

Here"s a reality check on age bias, I honestly find scent associations with older younger people biased and ridiculous, there i said it, "Ive seen it a lot here and its now annoying .. What ,wear fruity you"ll smell like a preteen wear vetiver you smell over 50 ? thats nonsense, Stupid perceptions and associations lead to stupid biases and prejudices. Lets make one thing clear, without soap everyone reeks , whether your 6yo or 60yo don't wash and you"ll reek , just because your grand mother wore bad cocktail frags you didn't enjoy dont mean you smell like an older person if you wear it, if you wear a bad frag you'll you smell like a bad frag, not a preteen,a teen nor a 30yo nor a grand mother. A human being"s natural scent is as you know,not pefume , its either tuna casserole for women, nasty B.O for men , regardless of age, so tell a friend :)

Oct
09
2012
shahab.zaidi
shahab.zaidi

Tottaly agree with magrinha...yeah fo sure it smells like true Haunted or Gothic old House. it gives me an impression of witch or count Dracula chemistry.. ma Loving Grandmother used to wear this long back ago...and now i wanna use this gothic powerhouse. POISON..

Oct
07
2012
thais.magrinha
thais.magrinha

This is what an old gothic house should smell like. I like this fragrance to spray on curtains or something.

Oct
07
2012
pisces3774
pisces3774

I kinda like this and always have. It's huge, for sure! I never knew anyone who wore it. I have tried, but it's just not me. On my skin, it doesn't soften at all - it takes no prisoners! I'm a huge tuberose fan, but this one is just too much.

Sep
29
2012
vdxl
vdxl

I love this fragrance: a feminine wearable by a man, even in the latest reformulation. While the character of POISON is retained, now it is more white floral: tuberose, and it is less incensey. I find it a more budget version of Tubereuse Criminelle, it lasts a long time, and it's the reformulated EDT. While the vintage was and still is a masterpiece, I do enjoy more this new Francois Demachy version. I do not understand why this one is in the background of Hypnotic Poison. Hypnotic Poison is a masterpiece, but next to this is just a new flavour, not a revelation. The flankers sit in front of the legendary fragrance, and this is not fair. POISON, I love you!
Another thing I noticed: this is considered an old lady perfume. Maybe the vintage is somewhat different of what we have today, but the reformulation is very sensual ( and the VINTAGE is erotic also), and young smelling ( actually vintage too), making a presence out of any lady. But today's young ladies, they're after fruitchouli or nondescript freshness.

Sep
28
2012
laantjebanaantje
laantjebanaantje

Poison has the aura of a different age. It is so completely different from everything else on the market (at least from new releases), it is so special and unique. And it is a KILLER. Poison, yes, this is what poison might smell like.
It starts with a very heavy tuberose note, heady, intoxicating. It gives me the feeling of being in a room with no air. I has sprayed some on in the shop and I had no problem getting seats on the bus home :) Absolutely deadly.
Then, the dark, fleshy tuberose becomes a little bit greener, fresher and also sweeter and Poison becomes more perfumey. Just like I imagine old fashioned perfume to smell (and I don't intend to insult, I like old fashioned things). Slowly the fragrance softens down, no longer intending to kill, but calmly watching and enjoying the slaughter she caused.
The drydown is a lot closer to the skin and on my skin, it is a very deep, dark, rich honeyed plum with spices. Quite lovely but very very sweet, thick and heavy.

Poison is a fragrance for a diva. I imagine a pantherlike woman, dark and mysterious, with an evening gown of a deep purple or a deep green, so dark it's almost black. Or a dark hippie woman, the kind with heavy make up, dark clothes and red hair.
I doubt there is another fragrance with a personality so different from mine.
And yet, I really love and appreciate this killer, but I doubt I'll ever be ready to wear her.

Sep
28
2012
LeggysMum
LeggysMum

Its a cool rainy day, so I reached for something warm and somehow found myself reaching for Poison. I haven't put it on for ages, because its such a powerful beast. I thought today was perfect weather for it, but I had almost forgotten its powerful sillage and lasting power....4 hours later, I can't stand it any longer, have the beginnings of a headache from it, and will have to re shower to scrub it off. This is why I don't wear it...sooooo powerful.
I can't decide if there's a particular note that annoys me,(possibly the tuberose...just won't die down) but everyone around me loves the smell, but I can't decide if I am ambivalent towards it, or really secretly dislike it. Its such a unique and wonderful concoction, but so needs to be used sparingly...(I did, but not sparingly enough)
Decidedly feminine, but reminds me of the 90's and tons of women leaving toxic vapour trails behind... Still not for me..sigh...so beautiful, but so DEADLY. POISON INDEED !!!!
Sillage 8-9/10 Lasting power 10/10
The fume left in my clothes...not directly sprayed on (just what seeps through onto outer layers from my skin application) is superb...everything I love about Poison, just tamer...intoxicating, not toxic...how I wish I could get that effect on my skin....without needing to decontaminate and shower after initial application...sigh ; )

Sep
27
2012
Heleniko
Heleniko

This is not just a perfume-this is real poison. You have to feel powerful to wear it. Otherwise, you will look funny, the perfume will wear you. I adore it since I was young girl and I put it on only for house wearing. But in a few years I'll wear it in public.

Sep
27
2012
Caz71
Caz71

Vintage yes. My mum used to wear it 24 years ago. But she would spray a couples times each time.

I know wear Poison but the Hypnotic one. I would not wear this one. its scared me for life.

Sep
19
2012
Kersen
Kersen

to Migalex: i do agree with u 10000% my dear :)
now i'm wearing Poison and i enjoy it haha...

Sep
18
2012
RugosaAlba
RugosaAlba

French, mooooody. And this is how I love my perfume.
It's Christian Dior of 90s of the last century.
Update: I used to think so until I met Paris Yves Saint Laurent, 1983.
This one is the PERFUME. It performs 100 % from the first second to the last. Zero complaints. May be a tiny bit old fashioned, but I do not mind.

Sep
14
2012
cazbell0
cazbell0

love this... keep going back to it and fall in love again
lasts ages, and all notes are impressive

Sep
12
2012
ryal
ryal

It took me a few tries to fully understand this beauty, but now that I do, it is one of my favorites.
After Poison, my taste in fragrances changed completely.
Now everything else seems so... minor...

Sep
10
2012
Berlynn
Berlynn

This was my mother's signature scent when I was a girl and I've grown up to adore it as much on myself. warm and woody that is fantastic in winter and wears well with leather.

Sep
10
2012
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

Out of all the Poisons, to me, the original one is the true classic of the bunch. It's so deep, mysterious, sexy, kind of syrupy in texture, and just sweet enough. It's a peach that has been poached in mulled cider and drizzled with honey. Florals include exotic white flowers as well as a spicy red carnation. The longer you wear it, the more beautiful it becomes. It's bold yet elegant and requires the wrist of a confident woman--not obnoxious--but confident.

As Iron Chef would say, sillage and longevity "reign supreme!" Why can't they make perfumes like this anymore? Poison reminds me how tired I am of sickly, wimpy, forgettable little fruit juices.

Sep
09
2012
Migalex
Migalex

I do like Poison quite a lot and always have. It is strong, has got excellent silage and staying power and I do like this type of scent, to me reminiscent of C'est la Vie, Red Door, and, in the opening, Dolce & Gabana for women. But Poison is unique, as are these other scents. It starts with a plum and berries opening very strong on the anise side, which gives it freshness. The anise scent stays strong for hours, and when it finally went off, what is left is a sweet ambery scent of those fruits, quite pleasant. The opening scent of anise these days is a bit too harsh and crude, and the fact that it takes so long to soften might make it a bit oppressive and tiring for the wearer. It is a very opulent scent and in small doses I find it very pleasant. Now, sophisticated or classy I do not find it at all, quite the opposite. But it does not matter, a scent does not have to be sophisticated, unless you think of its price. And I certainly think this perfume, like lots of others, is frankly overpriced and has in the past been frankly overated as a cool scent, because it can feel very cloying. One think I definitely do like very much about this perfume is its name, I find it very well thought for a perfume, and not pretentious, unlike some of its flankers' names. The bottle is also beautiful.

To Kersen: Well, you already got two from my viewpoint totally correct pieces of advice, but because I like the topic I am also giving my opinion. I think you and everyone should wear whatever you like, independently of the gender it is marketed for. Scents do not have a gender, it is all a matter of prejudice, fashion and marketing. And those factors do heavily limit the variety of scents marketed for men. But why should one care about the gender they are marketed for? In Tunisia, it is the men and not the women who wear orange blossom and jasmine flowers on their ears so that they smell of them all day long. Why can a man not smell of flowers? Is there any good reason apart from the ideas fashion brands want to impose on us about what should be worn by a man or by a woman, for the sake of their profit? Why is the aromatic fougere theme considered masculine? Does it even get close to the scent of a man's body? I find the idea preposterous really. Or why is the scent of wood or spices considered masculine? Does a man's body smell of them? Actually, musk is to me the scent which closest gets to a man's body odour and very rarely scents marketed for men do really smell of musk. There are many more muskier scents for women. It is all a matter of fashion. Anyway, even if it were not, it is down to any human being to decide how to use their freedom. And if a person cannot act freely in such an irrelevant matter, imagine how free that person will feel like acting in relation to matters of much more relevance.

Sep
06
2012
lisann.hogstrom
lisann.hogstrom

so here comes the legend of Dior. a fragrance that either left you with so much adoration or makes you despise it so much. for myself, I found Poison to be one of the few fragrance that bring memoirs of my mother. the sweet scent, not girlish sweet, but maturely sweet. its like sweet wine, we love to take a slight whiff of it and that would be enough

I get the reformulated version, seemed slightly weaker but the legacy and beauty is still here. I can wonder the days when I would be a woman, not a girl. traveling across the globe and venture new things in life. those sweet memories that we hope to never fade, it stays forever, just like Poison's longevity...

Sep
05
2012
BettyNoir
BettyNoir

I just tried this again after disliking it in my 20s. I am now 42 and guess what? It's still horrible! If it was an air freshener I wouldn't buy it twice. It's completely overpowering and you can smell a wearer a mile off. It never seems to fade either.

To my nose it's overpoweringly blackcurrant, plum, cherries, licorice, sickly peaches, dead rose petals and candy floss. You see what I mean? TOO MUCH!

I actually get irritated when other people wear this as the sillage fills a room and lasts ALL DAY.

Sep
04
2012
jaimex1979
jaimex1979

Kerssen, I am a man and I wear it... It's just a matter of personal taste and personality. Wear whatever makes u happy

Sep
02
2012
blueviolet
blueviolet

Kersen; Go for it. Im a woman and I love loccitane vetyver. Crisscross=)

Sep
02
2012
Kersen
Kersen

i love this fragrance. can men wear this Poison?

Aug
27
2012
Platinum_girly
Platinum_girly

I love this perfume because it reminds me of my aunt who sadly passed away a few years ago, this was her signature scent that she wore for as long as i can remember. Infact my mother told me that when i was a child and we would be out somewhere and i would smell this scent then i would ask "Where is Aunty Pat?" because i linked that smell to her, even then. I have a scarf of hers that i tuck away in my storage boxes and the Poison scent still lingers mildly. But i hate this perfume because the smell is so darn obnoxious, to the point that it will give me a headache (even if it is only others wearing it, not me) and to be honest the actual scent itself is too strong, too musky/incense-y and too 80's. I would never buy it and wear it but i will keep it in fond memeories of the vivacious, extrovert, strong and special lady whom i knew loved it.

Aug
20
2012
ViciousDelicious
ViciousDelicious

I really didn't like this fragance. Too much wood. To me, it smells like pesticide along with some exteremely strong flowers.

Aug
14
2012
suhaesa
suhaesa

poison be ware ..from its name you should be ware..poison is an indulgence its a love or hate dilemma ..for me i am mature enough to appreciate it ,and my nose got used to even deeper stronger scents ..so to me poison is a magical journey in to the 80s.. it was smelt everywhere.. where there were nice parties.. and nice gatherings.. it reminds me of the lovely social life of the 80s ..i feel it was the signature scent of that era..yes it doesn't excuse its overpowering aroma, that just engulfs you, and leaves you breathless or poisoned ..in any case it mesmerizes.. and tantalizes.. your senses.. it plays on strange notes.. its so deep.. sweet in a unique way ..it transcends in to another dimension of being..it is unique.. sultry .,magnificent.. mellow despite its heaviness ..it has a character.. and a memory in every lover s heart ..some people swear by it.. definitely not an every day scent,its amazing for those special occasions ..especially wintry ones ,like christmas and new year parties..poison reminds me of all the winter berries,and currents,and love that goes around on those special magical nights..i love it although i didn't like any of the newer poisons, they just didn't do the trick..
poison will always be a characteristic distinguished welcomed guest to every special occasion..its a timeless master piece.. in a class of its own.. its a bit vulgar.. maybe a bit of a harsh word to describe it ..but that's how many might perceive it as..despite everything, poison will always hold a special place in my heart and memory as the scent of celebrations ..

rating 4.5 out 5

Aug
14
2012
boruvka44
boruvka44

Extatic balmy sweet, dark potion, perfect blend of tuberose with fruity nectar, sandalwood, honey, spices and soap. Beautiful like a sin.

Aug
10
2012
kitten_steele
kitten_steele

I tried Poison today, wear it now. I'm so disappointed. Don't get me wrong here, it's a lovely scent, spicy and flowers mixed together. Wonderful scent, but at the same time boring. I think I've smelled this before. I had higher expectations on Poison, but I guess I have the reformulation. I wish I had smelled the original. How do I get hold of the old Poison?

This isn't Poison to me. I expected Poison to be dangerous, but it's like a tamed tiger. Nice and friendly. With a name like Poison, it should be poisonous and seductive, a scent you wear when you go out "hunting". How sad. From what I've read here, the old Poison seems to be THE ONE and that they've killed it with the new reformulation.

I can mention that earlier today, I tested Poison on one arm and on the other arm I had Poison Eau Sensuelle and Midnight Poison. I expected a strong smell from Poison, since the other Poisons were strong, but it was very weak. Could hardly smell it. Then I took a shower and went with Poison to see how it would be alone. I was very generous when I sprayed, since I felt it was weak. It is weak and I'll probably finish the bottle quickly, since I have the 30 ml bottle. I won't buy it again, since they've tamed this tiger and made it friendly and weak, nice enough to wear on a daily basis during daytime. It's office wear now. I guess the old Poison was nightclub kind of fragrance, made for seducing evenings.

Aug
09
2012
Sabrina_A
Sabrina_A

What can I say ..

This is PURE artwork .

My dear Poison , you're the original MASTER .

Aug
06
2012
guest_Vie Cafe
guest_Vie Cafe

I was sad to smell this and find that it has obviously been reformulated. My mom had a bottle when I was a small child and it smelled way more intense and true.

Sad day, sad face:(

Aug
02
2012
Shyn's Release
Shyn's Release

I just took the trip down memory lane and bought a big bottle of Posion.Big mistake dh and dd hated it.I like the way it smelled however I disliked the dry down.It is sad to finally say goodbye to my dear friend Posion.But, I have changed I no longer want a fragrance that screams and demands attention.

Aug
02
2012
Ladyofthe80s
Ladyofthe80s

lluvsmellies...your review of Poison was PERFECT!! You nailed it!! I too remember dressing up in true 80's attire, spraying this one on nice and heavy, and going out with my friends to a place called "The Brass Duck", and dancing the night away to Madonna, Janet Jackson, Debbie Gibson, etc, etc... Oh the good old days!! (And some not so good. :o) ) Looking back I can definitely say that Poison had me under its spell, and I absolutely succumed to this fruity; sweet blast of fragrance. Oh how I loved the 80's...peace.

Jul
31
2012
daisydelirium
daisydelirium

I love this, has to be my first memory of beautiful boudoir perfumes, my father brought this for my mother and she didn't like it at all she threw it at my dad and it smashed, the house stunk for yr s of poison. I guess its the Marmite of scents. I love its heavy sensual notes.

Jul
20
2012
fanny
fanny

This never has been a friend of mine. Must be the combination of anise and honey together with lots of tuberose.
A headache bomb.

Cure: a long hot bath.

Jul
17
2012
gabi07
gabi07

A very strong fragance, and it lasts forever. I can smell plum, incense, vanilla and jasmine, when a couple of hours passed the jasmine notes are more notorious and its delicious, i love it. Its mysterious, sexy and sweet, i feel that way when i wear it.

Jul
16
2012
Lucialuz
Lucialuz

wonderful! It smells like incense, vanilla, MUCH TUBEROSE and MUCH GRAPES.
Amazing and divine!

Jul
15
2012
Bettany87
Bettany87

My love affair with POISON started when I was 18 -- so, please cease from giving appropriate ages for the fragrance, if your body chemistry and personality fit the fragrance, then by all means WEAR IT AS LONG AS YOU LOVE IT!

The notes are blended so well where it's almost hard to discern a single one ... I get the sweetness of the plum and honey along with hints of incense, soft musk and woody notes lending it a highly sensual scent instead of making it a juvenile fruity fragrance.

It's undeniable that POISON has withstand the test of time and will continue to do so. POISON continues to exude luxury and sophistication, and so endure my love affair with this fragrance.

Jul
13
2012
mery09
mery09

Strong,sexy,spicy,unique....in one word SPECIAL.Perfect for evening because it's very strong.Long lasting.I love it.

Jul
10
2012
mrshopkins1973
mrshopkins1973

Cedar, Cinnamon, Carnation. Surprised that Orange Flower exists in it. It's strictly Winter for me. Reminds me of my other strong winter scent, Ciara.

Jul
08
2012
meliquel
meliquel

Ok, when we talk about longevity, we certainly talk about Poison by Dior. It lasts for eternity!
My aunt wore it a decade ago, still wears it and i love it on her! It's not my type of fragrance though, 'cause it's really heavy and in my opinion, only for winter nights and special occasions.
I definitely wouldn't recommend it for young girls/ladies.

Jul
04
2012
lisalgreer
lisalgreer

Love it. Dark, deep, and purple scent in a bottle, if that makes sense. I do smell the resemblance of Kim Kardashian to this, but this one is smokier and more complex. It is also long lasting (KK isn't bad on that front either but this one is a powerhouse). I'm still getting whiffs of it after a tiny spray a couple hours ago. I'll use this one with caution, probably on fall and winter nights. :)

Jun
27
2012
slgonzal
slgonzal

Poison is a wonderful perfume that I had in my youth and am dying to get it again! If you like this perfume, you may also like Guess (the original scent), Obsession, or my recent favorite, Givenchy Amarige. Give them a try!

Jun
21
2012
mystica
mystica

At least in my collection, there is no other fragrance which is so overtly feminine as Poison.
A Middle Eastern boyfriend of mine used to adore this on me, probably because it has a strong aspect to it which reminds the Middle East's bonbon sweets, the smells of an oriental bazaar, plus that very femininity which could depict the smell of a night from 1001 Nights tales: yeah, Shehrazad in bed with the prince in a huge lavish bedroom, green velvets, black veils, red cushions, incense all around, and the dishes of sweets and fruits right next to the bed.. Well, who'd feel like getting out of that bed?

Jun
19
2012
kosmoskukka
kosmoskukka

Zoe, no its not. ;)
Far away is more like bubble gum sweet with oriental hints. This is just georgeous adult scent.

Jun
16
2012
sofababe
sofababe

My friend uses this stuff and one day sprayed me with it. It was a very hot day and we'd all had a few drinks. I got the most awful headache and became quite nauseous. I came home and put all of my clothes in the washer and had a long bath but was still convinced I could smell it for days afterward.

I remember Poison when it came out and I seem to think I liked it but now its just too much. Maybe my tastes have changed, or maybe Poison has. A light hand must be applied when using Poison.

Part of me wants to get a little bottle and try it properly, without being drowned in it by a drunk friend. Maybe I should give it another go, just Poison and me.

Jun
10
2012
Hellokt
Hellokt

Hello 80's! Bullocks, Dilliard's and Souixie Souix

Jun
04
2012
darkangel666
darkangel666

one of my all time fav my mom used to wear it now im addicted to it, well worth the money as the smell lasts and last

Jun
01
2012
LisaLovesPerfume
LisaLovesPerfume

Being that I grew up in the 80's, I love this fragrance. It is strong and so very pretty. Not all will agree with me on this opinion, but that is ok. Poison brings back memories of a much better time in my life and I will never end my love affair with this fragrance. I always thought it smelled like ripe grapes, which I love. Another fragrance that has Poison's essence Kate Moss Vintage Muse. I love that one too. I must admit, I do love walking into a place and I am absolutely sure that the fragrance of Poison surrounds me, whether the others like it or not. I am a bit selfish and sadistic like that sometimes :).

Jun
01
2012
Whit
Whit

I like it, but I don't know if I can pull it off. My mom used to wear it and I loved the way it smelled on her; it smells the same on me. It's a very heady scent and definitely isn't for the faint of heart. You must have confidence when you wear this! It's a very rich, deep, seductive aroma that will turn heads. I would like to own it, but I might have to admire it from afar. I guess if I can wear TM's Angel, I could probably wear this one as well. Very nice frag for the colder months.

May
29
2012
cyprusmum
cyprusmum

Overpowering, sickly! Friends had it and it left a trail of pungent sourness in the air. Definitely not one for the faint hearted!

May
26
2012
beatrix75
beatrix75

it is a Big Classik stil its wonderful stil its elegant and feminine love!!

May
24
2012
PeppermintCrush
PeppermintCrush

I remember getting this perfume when I was very young, at 16 and I loved it then. Now, at the age of 25 I feel like it's much too strong for me.

I think it's very heavy and exotic. Something you would wear at night or for a special occasion, definitely not for every day use. (For me at least). For some reason when I smell this I think of Red Cross tooth medicine, except a sweeter.

May
24
2012
misschococat
misschococat

I have been wearing this since i received it for the first time on my 13th birthday.
31 years later, i still love it.
It is a classic.

May
23
2012
starlight47
starlight47

I just love reading all of the reviews on Poison. This is a beautiful fragrance and I can't wait to add it to my collection and not to forget Pure Poison its a must also! I have the Midnight Poison Parfum and I have so badly wanted to fall in love with it but it does not work for me which really makes me sad. I would have to say that Dior does puts out some very lovely perfume. I am on my sencond bottles of J'dore and Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle I LOVE them!!

May
23
2012
Jernê Knowles
Jernê Knowles

Instigante, precioso, potente, tentador, espetacular, classudo, atemporal, envolvente. Se fosse dar um nome a ele, o chamaria de POISON!

May
23
2012
Pari88
Pari88

This is NOT DARK OR HEADY! Pleaaseeeee people give yourselfs a breakkk! Why so drab always? it is like hearing someone say they don't like PIE because this is what this smells like to me! Of course it can be cloying if you spray it like a hairspray canister!
I have always loved this one, and I smelled it on someone on my way to work this morning, so I decided to revisit my memory and give it a review.

This is a very unique yet veryy familiar frag.
It smells completely feminine and unique. Plums and tuberose dominate this frag. This is in no way a dark or heady perfume, so I do not understand why people find this cloying, I find it more gentle than half of the perfumes listed on Fragrantica. It is, however, a deep perfume, full of plums, tuberose, and spices. Perfect for the outdoors and perfect for fall! Imagine: the middle of the day in autumn, a forest full of maple trees and bushes and bushes of berries; a cabin somewhere deep is burning wood, it is autumn and the trees are changing colors but there are still flowers on the ground, some are decaying. Think of little red riding hood on her way to grandmothers house.

This perfume always comes alive at night and with the moon driven air, it smells delectable! You can always catch whiffs of it now and then out of nowhere.
It is poisonous because men seem to love it and women seem to hate it lol.
A straight forward fragrance with no hidden intentions, but even it's apparent beauty has no flaws. Seductive, YES. It is right there in your face, like an unbrushed photograph of a woman, with all of the little details that make women so desired. I love this perfume and will be ordering a new bottle come fall.
In my opinion, this is the type of perfume that brings out a females Yang without overpowering the Yin, yet still the Yang is slightly dominant. Love it.

May
23
2012
an.jorePipip
an.jorePipip

this is really poisonous, I was at the perfume store thinking to buy either 3 male classic perfume or this one...I gave test on my skin, and this perfume really hypnotized me...I can only smell this fragrance and nothing else. So I picked this one!

May
20
2012
incandescent
incandescent

Personality: Provocative, bold, sultry, sophisticated, enigmatic.

Age: 25-45

Scent: After the strong and jumbled spicy opening, the scent evolves into a dark and heady plum-tuberose concoction (it is reminiscent of grape jam), incense amps up the sex factor with its smokiness, spices and woods gives the scent its depth and complexity.

When/Where: Best for evening/night-time in fall/winter. For romantic evenings, sexy nights out, or everyday wear in winter (if you are bold enough). Not easy to wear as it has to fit your character, for confident, sultry and sophisticated women.

Sillage/Longevity: the EDT has Medium-Strong Sillage, Good Longevity (8 hours).

JUST FOR FUN: This is a scent that seems to have been made for the Scorpion, whether it's your sun sign, or ascendant, or even if you have a Moon or Venus in Scorpio. It's a scent that matches their intensity, their deep dark depths and insatiable passions. This is Miss Scorpio, dressed in black silk, or plum velvet, slinking her way into the ballroom with a smoldering look in her eyes, belle of the night.

May
17
2012
emeges84
emeges84

I´m a big fan of the poisons, love pure poison and hynotic, last week i tried this one and ... i only have one thing to say, fragance taste is different for everyone, and you should never go buy a perfume based on reviews or opinions, thankfully i only tried it on my skin, walked around the mall for a few hours to let it dry, after 3 hours i had to go to the restrooms and wash my wrist, i could not stand the smell. it was so strong, i like strong scents but this one was just offensive, in my opinion,and just too much,so, yeh, never go for a perfume without trying it first!

May
12
2012
CozyCat
CozyCat

Chiselled cheekbones, smoldering eyes, erotic lingerie under a long trenchcoat, the biting cold night air in a city that never sleeps, a somber jazz piece playing in a dimly lit lounge, the feel of velvet under your fingertips, a brooding intellect hiding in the shadows, the cigar smoke rolling off your lover's stubbled lips, hungry hearts that murmur forbidden desires....

Poison is a cold, smoky haze of rich, ripe plums and velvety tuberose, swirling through the deep, dark woods. Uninhibited and heavy carnal lust, painted in shades of enigma and melancholy, with a backbone of steel-cut sophistication.

I may not enjoy the strong and spicy bitterness of the scent's opening notes, but the dry-down just blows me away everytime. I'd wear this scent on a cold night that's begging to be warmed with the fulfillment of naughty promises. Just 2 or 3 spritzes of this heady potion will do. Stunningly beautiful.

May
10
2012
Mooniq
Mooniq

My new bottle of Poison has also text: Esprit de Parfum, does that mean this is eau de parfum, not eau de toilette? This bottle does not have a spray-function, I dab it on my skin with the cap/top. I find this to be so soft, warm and superwomanish, I can't understand that I didn't like Poison when I was younger (scroll down). A masterpiece, and its longlasting too!!

Min nya flaska Poison har oxå texten: Esprit de Parfum, betyder det att detta är en eau de parfum, inte eau de toilette? Det finns ingen sprayfunktion på denna utan det är en öppen flaska som man duttar med underdelen av korken på huden. Helt ljuvlig. Kan inte fatta att jag inte har tyckt om Poison tidigare i mitt liv ( skrolla ner, har skrivit om det). Ett mästerverk som sitter i många timmar på huden.

May
05
2012
diego.lesgart
diego.lesgart

Muy popular a fines de los 80s una gran fragancia, inmejorable nombre una posima o ya veneno ... realmente una delicia y precioso envase

Apr
22
2012
HazelMae
HazelMae

I can't be very objective about this perfume, but I suppose that is unnecessary given there is ample information about the notes. My personal associations here are very strong. My sister had an EDT splash of this in the 80's when it first came out. (where did she get the money to buy a Dior? Babysitting?) The sillage filled our shared bedroom and so it reminds me of listening to The Cure and The Cult albums on our little turntable. It was meant to convey a baroque, gothic mood, and succeeded.

This perfume has an unmistakeable grape Kool-Aid note. Thanks to the world of perfume blogs I can identify this as methyl anthranilate, a chemical which does occur naturally not only in grapes but in some white flowers. So if you are getting a note of Welch's, that's because it's there, and in my mind it links the fragrance inextricably to the color purple.

People lament the reformulation. I have a vintage esprit de parfum as well as my memories. I don't do knee-jerk condemnation of reformulations, change is inevitable and part of life. This reformulation is not bad but it is noticeable. The modern EDT has more white musks and is slightly defanged but still has monster sillage. I'll wear it when I work from home and feel like macerating in a toxic purple cloud, I'm sure the HVAC guy and my dog won't complain.

Apr
22
2012
rachel32
rachel32

is it true that Poison has been discontinued??? they dont sell it in my country anymore, i said to the girl at the store that i see it at usa stores, but she answered to me that it is no longer in production :(
Could someone tell me if it is true?? :(

Apr
22
2012
sofeaabdullah
sofeaabdullah

Poison is my absolute first "real" perfume. It was as a gift to me from my first boyfriend as a teenager. My mother was quite impressed but I didn't even know what it was at the time LOL. I loved it immediately and wore it as my signature scent for about 5 or 6 years. I received many compliments over the years, so hopefully that means I didn't ever wear TOO much of it. So IMO, Poison is a lovely scent in small doses. It is very unique, with a deep plum/wine mysterious feeling about it. I would describe it as a spicy scent. However, it does also have floral and sweet undertones to it. The dry down is gorgeous. I can see how it wouldn't be something everybody likes, but it is one fragrance I will always have in my collection. For a modern day comparison I think Euphoria by Calvin Klein is "slightly" comparable to Poison, but honestly Poison is really in a league of its own. I now wear it (sparingly) at night or on cooler days. Sometimes when I'm just at home, I spray a bit on for the nostalgic, cosy feeling it gives me.... yum!!

Apr
18
2012
pepperclips
pepperclips

So gorgeous, so powerful, so seductive, so elegant, so feminine and so mysterious - everything a woman should want in a perfume. ;)

Apr
14
2012
atiet97
atiet97

This truly is the FLOWERBOMB of that era!
Loud, voluptuous, potent and creamy white flower (mostly tuberose & plum)...

I remember there was time in my life when Dior Poison seems like a sin to wear...and now I wear it lavishly!! LOL

Sillage: Great
Longevity: Great
WARNING: Not for the shy and faint hearted!!

Apr
12
2012
Shyn's Release
Shyn's Release

Just like the review below I was obessed with this perfume when I started college at 19.I just didn't want or need another perfume but this one.I don't wear it anymore but now I feel like getting a bottle for old times sake its truly a wonderful fragrance.

Apr
12
2012
apryla
apryla

This was my signature scent all through college. People told me they could tell it was me coming before they saw me because they could smell me. I always got compliments. I don't own it anymore but for four years I was obsessed with it.

Apr
07
2012
one_girl_rev
one_girl_rev

I got this perfume as a gift from a friend who thought because I am a Scorpio, it would be the perfume for me. Although, I like the perfume and appreciate the gesture, the scent is just too tough to wear. It's strong, overbearing, and intense (Scorpio qualities).

It's hard to find the right time to wear it, as even the breeziest night won't sweep this scent around and wearing it on a warm day is a death sentence!

Mar
30
2012
eruetim
eruetim

I love this perfume a beautiful perfume for a beautiful house.

Mar
18
2012
missymary
missymary

Poison was my glamorous mother's all time Rock Em In The Aisles perfume: I wonder how many other women have said and/or would say that? If I had a dollar for each one.....Rock on!

For all these years I held off from using it myself, so much did Poison seem to belong to her and her generation. And now that I've tried it, WOW!

Seeing as how I independently made myself into a tuberose fan, loving Amarige and Poeme, I don't hesitate to embrace Poison with open arms. What a beaut! I'm in Poison paradise. It's dark/sexy/potent but white flower/tropical/exotic all at once, and the incense is blended so well that it's just a murmur of mysterious naughtiness. It's like a Venetian carnival mask, beautiful artistic and and alluring, with a hint of the tantalizing slightly sinister sad side of carnival

Above all Poison has that wonderful rare rare rare distinction of being an instantly recognizable scent but its own unique incomparable enchantment. Poison lives up to its awesome dark legend. I simply love it.

Mar
17
2012
Annelien1987
Annelien1987

mmm so sweet and creamy. So lush and sexy. So alluring. So powerful. It's everything I need in a perfume. Gorgeous.

Mar
13
2012
goodcupoftea
goodcupoftea

in my young days i hated this parfum. But now decades older i LOVE IT. But the parfum is VERY powerful - one need only a little bit. Get always compliments when wearing it!

Mar
07
2012
Mooniq
Mooniq

When I first tried this one 20 years ago I really didn't like it. I found it loud, edgy and stinky. Today - 20 years later - I find it deep, warm, comforting and very female'ish. It still have attitude and a bold edge, but I find that lovely. Last year I have become a plumnote-fan. I love vanilla, tonkabean, pepper and now plum in my scents. So this turn from Uack to WOW, but it took 20 years..=)

När jag först provade denna för 20 år sen så gillade jag den inte alls.Högljudd, skarp och stinkande. NU - 20 år senare så finner jag Poison djup, varm och superkvinnlig. Den har fortfarande attityd och kaxig ton och nu gillar jag det skarpt. Jag älskar vanilj, tonkaböna, peppar och nu även plommon-noter i mina dofter. Så den här har gått från Usch till WOW, men det tog 20 år...=)

Mar
02
2012
lene002
lene002

I really want to love this fume. initial burst is very lovely, a bit sweet and it enchanted me. However, after five minutes it smelt bitter. Really disappointed. Looking forward to test the vintage version soon

Mar
02
2012
username101
username101

Gives me a stomachache!!! Can't find any beauty or character about this perfume. Bottle is mysterious and pretty though.

Feb
28
2012
89ers
89ers

Poison is just an incredibly powerful perfume that polarizes people into fanatics and haters. Unfortunately for me, I can't stand the stuff and the smell of it gives me a headache and makes my eyes water. Definitely strong and projects very easily. I find the fruitiness to be overbearing,and I have to keep my distance from women who wear it.

If you do wear it, please remember a little goes an INCREDIBLY LONG way.

Feb
27
2012
Lushylori
Lushylori

I find it rather strange that most people didn't comment on the Jasmine.....Too me,thats the most prominent note of this one.
I neither Love nor hate this one most of the time but sometimes I love it and sometimes I hate it.
Regardless of my moods on this scent though...There is something about this scent that lures me and makes me want to keep smelling it.
I love the Name and the bottle though and its one of the only perfumes that I think that the name,Bottle and the Scent match perfectly to each other.
One of the main reasons I love it on one of my "Love Poison" days :):)

Feb
19
2012
mystica
mystica

Poison is STILL very different than the most available (mainstream) fragrances. It's definitely a statement fragrance intended for a strong, confident yet mysterious woman.

Poison is strangely inviting for its lovers whereas guranteed to repel the haters. Interestingly enough, people will either love it or hate it on you. But if that special someone, once he loves it, I guarantee that he will go crazy for it, to the point of worshipping you. (I believe this stuff is loaded with pheromeones.) If he doesn't like it though, don't even push your chance.

Good news is that, men generally seems to like this deep, sexy, gourmand filth which is deservedly named Poison. You should give it a go. Just don't think that it is passe and forget your prejudices. Poison is still sexy as hell and it beats most stuff available at your nearest fragrance store.

Feb
17
2012
honolulumoon
honolulumoon

To me this perfume evokes a tropical storm. Its like a hurricane, dark, wild, mysterious, dangerous.

Feb
14
2012
joyjoyjoy
joyjoyjoy

wild yet elegant.

Feb
10
2012
MMC
MMC

Delicioso,misterioso,sexy hummmmmm Parece com loulou.Muito elegante.Fixação maravilhosa.

Feb
10
2012
ecofreak2001
ecofreak2001

It's strong, spicy, mysterious & sexy...that's why I looooove this perfume. Every time I wear it, I get compliments. My husband loves it (+++++); feel so sexy in it.
I't's not for everyone though, since you need to love strong and over the edge frags.

Feb
10
2012
rachel32
rachel32

I bought about 40 fragraces for selling to win some extra money (it went well;) and the barely moment i smelled Poison a i had to keep it for myself, this fragrance is not for all women, Poison is really powerful, strong sweet and woody, really deep and dark, but not for everyone!!! i looooove it!!!!!

Feb
08
2012
HanSpan
HanSpan

I am on the 'hate it' side of the fence. So much so that I have to move carriages on the train if anyone is wearing this as it makes me feel like I am being suffocated!

Feb
07
2012
franm
franm

Definitely a statement fragrance! Love it!

Feb
03
2012
Narmis
Narmis

One of the strongest perfumes i have ever owned, definitely not my cup of tea!

Feb
01
2012
Lolalemon
Lolalemon

So many incredible masterpiece reviews here - I can't add anything new except to say, that i too think Poison is a work of art. Everytime i wear this perfume I sit in wonderment. I have to be in the mood for it, because it's a bit like going to a haunted house, exciting and interesting but not really relatable. This perfume doesn't speak to you, it puts on a show and you're its stage.
it takes time to relate to at first-- but once you settle into it, it is fascinating and delIcious. If it were a movie- it's be Lurhman's Moulin Rouge.
It is LOUD out of the bottle and i feel A little abused by it till it quiets down.By the end of the evening, I feel like I should applaud. Nice little show magic bottle.

Feb
01
2012
UrbanBeautiful
UrbanBeautiful

yes, I also love poison.
Poison is just so intoxicating with its sickeningly over-ripe plum and the beautiful mix with tuberose and spices. its beautiful, strong and definately poisonous.
everyone looking for a crowdpleaser or a "man-magnet".. this is not the right perfume! if you are wearing this perfume, you will be splitting the room in haters (finding it stinky) and lovers who will be mesmerized, intoxicated and well, you can say: poisoned :)
this perfume is an own world.. a planet to be explored... and this is how you will feel entering a room wearing it.
i wonder how the old poison used to smell before it was reformulated. when people say, its only a faint of what it used to be... im really impressed and puzzled. on one hand i cant imagine it could be in any way wearable... on the other hand, if this one is a planet... the old poison must have been an own universe!

Feb
01
2012
scardenas
scardenas

You either LOVE it or HATE it. It is a very mysterious, seductive, unique fragrance and I will always love.

Jan
24
2012
patriciar22
patriciar22

It's heavy, strange and gives me headache. I feel a strong smell of spice (coriander). I would never buy this perfume! Ugh!

Jan
23
2012
emi
emi

Along with nasty clothes and haircuts there has been invented a lot of nasty perfumes in the 80's. And unfortunately Poison is one of them.

Jan
18
2012
iivanita
iivanita

This is a parfume! so original. for me this is a plum, plum marmelade with spices,and is not so strong as shalimar. This one is wearable in the evenings, but shalimar gives me huge headache. I am happy this one works cause men like it:-)
vanilla is known trigger of headaches...and shalimar has it in large quantities just 2-3 sniffs i get headache from it!...so someone can rate it 10, but if my body cant stand it...i cant enjoy its greatness.....poison is strong but for me it works, i like its sweet smell..and think its perfect scent for seduction

Jan
15
2012
LadyGNotGaga
LadyGNotGaga

Really out there. I only tried it on once. Im not sure whether I like it or hate it, in fact im not sure what to compare it to. Its very alien, I imagine a carnivorous, man-eating alien babe in human guise would smell this way while mating with some hapless Earth male, just before she eats him for dinner.
Definately not something fo rme, maybe Angelina Jolie would be better suited to it.

Jan
12
2012
EauSensuelle
EauSensuelle

Poison by Christian Dior is a mysterious alchemy set off by Coriander, Pimento, Plum, Tuberose, Honey, Cinnamon, Amber, Vanilla and Oppoponax. It is an extremely dark, seductive fragrance, a must for the night. The vintage juice is more dark, sensual and spicy while the modern one is more of a fruity-floral. I've heard that Francois Demachy did have some problems reformulating Poison.

Getting back to Poison, to me, it smells like some sort of high class, high end, top notch gourmand grape juice.

The harsh grape juice is controlled beautifully by an enormous Tuberose. And this is not an everyday Tuberose. It's your spicy, ambery Tuberose. The Plum with Tuberose creates a lovely fruity floral, with Cinnamon added in there for kicks.

In the base I get a little furry animal made of Amber running around in the composition, while the Incense grounds the fragrance to a sensual, caramelized piece of butter.

Poison is actually the very similar to its most recent flanker, Midnight Poison. Both of them are to be used at night, and are strictly for seductresses only.

A marvelous accord hidden beneath the ramparts of an old, hidden castle. Poison.

Jan
11
2012
acv43
acv43

i tried this yesterday at the perfume counter at macys, and all i can say i wow what a scent! it smells so intoxicating and interesting. what impressed me most about this scent was its impressive staying power and how different it smells the longer it is on your skin,it was like wearing 5 different perfumes!my mother whom i was shopping with at the time was not as impressed, as we were surveying the different poison perfumes she referred to it as "stinky poison"--evidently this scent is not for everyone. i ended up purchasing the hypnotic poison over the original, but i'm coming back for "stinky poison" as soon as funds allow!
to me it smells like violet/chocolate/spice with a jasmine dry down...yummy!

Jan
11
2012
fath1ma
fath1ma

I love this POISON since I was in junior high school, but can have it just now. A very saving perfume :) I only need 1 or 2 spray and it make me feel like the most confident woman ! Great longevity, great sillage and one of my perfume that got much compliment, in the right way to use :D You know what I mean.... If I spray it too much, somebody near will get headache..lol.
Boring?? NEVER. Yes it's an old perfume but I think I am the fans that never end to love it. It has dark, mysterious, deep but also fresh..like wet tuberose in rainy night..

Jan
02
2012
dbrii24
dbrii24

This is a hauntingly sexy fragrance. Knee deep in depth and sexuality. I smelled this over the holidays and it peaked my curiosity, I cant wait to try it on and discover if it agrees with my chemistry. Fruity, sweet & mysterious. There's something vibrantly dark about this fragrance. Dark meaning hidden...secrets...all of the taboo's that we're told to stay away from. But aren't those the most delicious ones?

Dec
26
2011
Canelita
Canelita

I had it few years ago, i think it is very deep and intense for my taste, i don't match with it, nothing personal just because we never had a good relationship. it is a great bottle of perfume, and i think if you really like sweet elegant and powerful perfumes this would be a great option, Be careful don't over use it, please never use it directly on you or all around you will be poisoned.

Dec
26
2011
Sukaimi
Sukaimi

This is one classic scent for women...It's called POISON for a reason...The wearer can easily knock us;the men;down and make us get down on our knees...Every women should have it in their collections...I will never get sick and tired with the scent...Double thumbs up POISON DIOR...

Dec
21
2011
Tovah
Tovah

I experienced my first squall downwind of Poison in a hospital elevator, in 1986. The smell was so, so strange to me, it didn't occur to me that it was emanating from a woman sharing the elevator. I knew it wasn't a hospital smell, but it smelled unsettling. After the elevator, the parking lot, the treck home, all I could smell was this strange odor. Somehow it had transferred onto my jacket, and the jacket smelled of it for days. It was almost scary, because I didn't know what it was, and it smelled so odd. I absolutely HATED it. I couldn't believe anyone would smell that way on purpose. Not long afterward, while walking through a department store, I followed my nose and was lead to the gorgeous, weird black bottle, in which this strange, cruel potion was housed. I HATED it. It was awful. It was dark, and depressing, and creepy. Haunting.
So, of course, I wanted it. I wanted it soooooo bad. It would be perfect with my black eyeliner, my black boots, my black coat, my black beret, and my Kate Bush records. But, oh, the price...How would I ever have it?
To soothe my craving, I went to a drugstore, and bought a fragrance spray cooked up by those olfactory geniuses at Parfums de Coeur Designer Imposters, (and saved myself $30 whole dollars),...le jus came in a green metal spray container. It was called "Turmoil". (Because who can resist buying an aerosal can on which is written, "If you like Poison You'll love Turmoil"?)

It turned out Turmoil was actually a vicious, caustic, tenacious scent blend whose notes were moth balls the cat peed on, and radiator fluid. People at the laundramat I used, complained to the managers about using the machines after me, because of the lingering stench on my clothing. They couldn't imagine what caused that horrible smell, and they never wanted to know. They just wanted me banned from the laundramat. I noticed people tended to avoid sitting with me on the bus, and discreetly relocated in the library, etc. etc. I thought I smelled disgusting,too, but if I tried really, really hard, when I was trashed, I could imagine that Turmoil smelled something like that grail of an elixir called Poison.

Within weeks, I was frustrated, because it seemed that I was smelling Poison EVERYWHERE. I wanted it to be "My Potion" and I would be just like the mysterious woman in the ads. My secret, that I wanted to hoard, was now drowning out Lauren, Anais Anais, and even Giorgio, in the perfume pool. At first I thought I imagined it; like the damn fragrance was an obsessive delusion. However, my nose confirmed that I was smelling Poison (the real Poison, not the imposter,) everywhere. It was so cruel that everyone could project its mysterious aura. I decided I must own it. I would simply give up eating lunch, drink coffee completely black, walk everywhere instead of paying fares, and stay home and watch tv instead of socializing with other humans. Eventually I would have the extra money to buy my very own Poison (and impress the masses with how unique I was?).

As luck would have it, the week before I was ready to make my purchase, my sister managed to buy an EDP bottle of it, and she gave it to me as an early birthday present. Her motive, she claimed, was to get me to stop wearing that toxic Turmoil. (I hadn't worn Turmoil in weeks by then, but I think it had contained a Turmoil amoeba that lived in me.) So I had my Poison...after all...plus $30.00 to throw to the wind (I paid my gas bills). Life was great.
Except I HATED Poison. I hated it. I couldn't bear to wear it. My sister pickled herself in Obsession, which I thought I couldn't stand, but she smelled good to me, in contrast to my own reeking self. Poison made me feel depressed, claustrophobic, and bland. I have absolutely no idea what eventually happened to that beautiful, longed-for bottle, but it wasn't used much by me.
A couple of years ago, a very close friend was exploring the world of perfumes, while staying with me for a couple of months. Her first three fragrance loves, and purchases, were Chanel No. 5, Bath and Body Works Moonlight Path, and Poison (EDT). I winced when I saw the Poison. I just knew my whole house would reek of it, and possibly the property management association would fine me or something...
No need to worry. Her Poison wasn't even a shadow of the Poison-ous memory. I didn't even recognize it.
I suppose, by then, I had become so desensitized to extremes in fragrances, and had worn so many different scents over the years, I no longer had anything to fear from Poison. Knowing fragrance notes better, I can say that my memory of Poison is that of a dark tuberose-laudanum-cedar-orchid-oppoponax-turpentine-elderberry wine-labdanum-eye of newt-toe of frog, and loganberry blend.
My friend's EDT smelled vaguely of white florals, noni fruit, and amber. I was a little disappointed that it was no longer menacing, or mysterious. All the turmoil over Poison had merely been a dated reaction. There was nothing left to conquer with this mild EDT.

Dec
19
2011
nopasho
nopasho

Love or hate. This is one of the most controversial frags. And stays that way even 26 years after its launch in 1985. It is also one of the bestsellers of the Dior house and has the most succesful collection of quite original 'flankers' which are sometimes as successful or evn more so than the original version. Quite an achievement. Think 'Hypnotic Poison', 'Midnight Poison', 'Poison Tendre', 'Poison Pure'... a real moneyspinner for the Dior House and a frag that stays controversial tens of years after it's laucnh. An achievenment only reserved for true classics in the 'Premier League of Perfumes' with frags like like 'Chanel 5', 'Opium', 'Obsession', 'Gaultier Classique', 'Coco', 'Shalimar', 'Vol de Nuit' 'Alien, 'Angel','Youth Dew'...
This frag was nothing short of 'da bomb' when it was launched in 1985. And it still is a revolutionary perfume. Love it or leave it! The nose behind this remarkable frag is the relatively unknown Eduard Flechier. 'Poison' was his one true 'moment de gloire and he became sadly a perfumery 'one hit wonder'.
OK, let's look at the pyramid to discover what makes this exceptional 'Poison' tick.
First of all: A LOT of notes! This is an intricate, painstakingly precise made frag with all elements weighted precisely against each other with a micro scale. With that lot of notes you can go genius ('Coco': 17 different notes) or cheap mess 'Naomi Campbell' (23 notes and still garbage). Flechier went the high road of complexity: 22 notes! The hard way.
Top: Coriander, allspice, plum, wild berries, anise, rosewood: Middle: Carnation, jasmine, African orange flower, tuberose, cinnamon, incense, rose, opoponax, honey; Base: Vetiver, sandalwood, heliotrope, vanilla, amber, musk, cedar. A total of 22 notes!!! You have to be a great parfumier with nerves of steel and the painstaklngly patience and drive to perfection to marry all these notes harmoniously together. Flechier chose the 'no holds barred' attact mode for 'Poison'. No demure wrist sniffing, but a whack attack of the strongest notes immideately in your face that fills a whole room with 'Poison'. As a mission statement: this is serious, this is no ordinary breezy forgettable scented 'air', this is me, Poison, you won't soon forget me, I am not going away soon and I am here to stay! Indeed.
So after securing the backbone to hold the frag solidly together with that very strong base, he pushed the middle and top notes together out there in the frotnline with brute force. Actually, I think you have to take the middle and top together here so that 'Poison' IMHO only has two levels: the fullout blow of the formidable middle that joines forces with the strong top. And second level: all this backed up of that imperturbable base, a beacon of stability. So immediately after spritzing, the special forces of 'the spices and resins division' strike hard (coriander, allspice, rosewood cinnamon, opoponax, incense) they go for the throat. The second attack wave is launched simultaniously with the 'flower stormtroopers': tuberose, jasmine, Aftrican orange flower, rose. Mercicless. These two forces unite to go for the kill. It would be too overconfident and bordering on arrogance and madness to not soften this assault of these firmidable fragrance forces a bit and make it more sophisticated and elegant. Flechier therefore brings in some 'special forces' to keep 'the huns' of the spice-wood-flowers tank division in check. There is a soothing plum, a sweet honey and a fresh 'wild berries' note. And to round it all off and bring this masterpiece to perfection there is the not to be underestimated anise note that keeps every other note on its toes and makes it stronger because of the contrast with the strong, syrupy anise in the top. All other notes have to do their utmost best to stand up and shine, first jointly and later apart to give counterweight to that dark very fragrant licoricy anise. All the while the base keep things moving forward and provide the guns and tactical backbone for the middletop to keep firing and developping at the same time.
This is a fragrance blast attack that evolves into an accupation of the body it is spritzed on and the surrounding air, but a very sophistacted one. Flechier was very keen creating an awesome 'first inpression' but to later on, during development, be able to identify the notes separately. 'Poison' is the anti-dote of the linear bottled fruitsalads, liquid flower shops and 'vanilla extracts in a perfume bottle with fake Swarovsky Christals'. 'Poison' also needs no celeb face or name to sell or push the frag. Anyone who has smelled 'Poison' knows it and certainly remembers it. The fragrance is more than strong enough on its own. And word of mouth is still the most effective PR.
The result is a powerful but not agressive blast of strong spicy flowers fortified by the concrete base where the amber-heliotrope-vanilla do an exceptional good job. Other star roles are for 'wonder woman' tuberose, 'juicy' plum, 'soothing' honey, 'stirring' incense, allspice and cinnamon. In fact all 22 notes work seemlessly and effciently together to create that undeniable 'Poison blast' that is part of our modern cultural popculture and made 'Poison' a modern icon. Contrary to so many frags nowadays, after teh inital strong blast, 'Poison' continues and creates a slowly evolving eveolution with extremely strong sillage and longevity. It is one of the strongest fragrances ever. I think Dior made it extra strong and concentrated to counter 'Opium' and the Chanels and Obsessions.
If you like the old school intricate perfume masterpieces like 'Coco' and 'Opium', then this one is for you. If you lean toward a more demure Japanese, aquatic, discreet, almost unsniffable approach, run for the hills. Because you can't escape a 'Poison'-attack. On the other hand, 'Poison' on a skin changes constantly, so you can stand for hours next to a woman with 'Poison' on and never get bored by the smell she radiates and so make the olfactory trip of your life. For many people drugs or alchohol is their personal 'poison', for me it is that dark magical blue bottle. 'Poison' is not a frag, it is a phenomenon. You should at least try it once in your life with a tester and give it time (half an hour) to let the initial stormtroopers of the frag settle down, let the edge wear a bit off, and then enjoy the evolution. I for one love it. Certainly compared to the new fragrances that are launched in 2011, this is still a standout. I wouldn't mind being 'Poisoned' till death.

Dec
18
2011
Decodawn
Decodawn

Poison is a very out there fragrance, if you are shy and hiding your light under a bush, this is not the fragrance for you!! Poison develops on the skin to reveal a hidden depth, my husband absolutley loves it! ideal for evenings and definitely sex in a bottle!! la la la!!

Dec
11
2011
paulie86
paulie86

My history and obsession with Poison is extensive lol So this review will probably be a book lol. My first experience with Poison was when my mom used to wear this in the early 90's she always smelled so good and had many perfumes in rotation but I always loved when she smelled of this. As a child I had no clue her scent was poison until this minute that im inhaling the intoxicating scent of the vintage on my wrist.

My first experience of Poison as an adult was with the modern formulation. I loved it and it moved me but the more I tested it the more I felt like I was missing out on something fabulous. I would always read peoples rave reviews of the vintage jus which made me feel discouraged that the only formulation that was obtainable for me was the modern. One day I went into a dicounter that I rarely shop at, and on the shelf there was a beat up vintage box of poison I was so excited I bought it on the spot. Only to end up extremely dissapointed to find it leaking, had a weak scent, plus the scent itself was unappealing so it most likely went bad, and most of the lettering was worn off the bottle so it was hard to discern it's authenticity.


Awhile later I found a bottle at Walgreens of all places lol but passed because I always go by authenticity of fragrances by matching batch numbers, researching the companies that make the fragrance but mostly by the thin tracking barcodes usually found on the side or bottom of the box if it's blank it's usually fake. It was blank it was also alot of money so I passed.


A few months ago the grocery store I shopped at for years closed down so I had to go to their other location which is on the otherside of my neighborhood in Brooklyn which I rarely go to so after my shopping was done over there I had to pick up some toiletries at the rite aid down the street. I always like to look at the fragrances at different drug stores hoping to find a bottle of vintage poison. That day I found it! I was with my boyfriend and I told him excitedly I found a vintage bottle he was of course underwhelmed and told me I didn't need anymore perfume lol so we left. Today which was a week later I finally bought it! The box is in pristine condition all the markings on the box are correct the bottle is perfect and the scent is fabulous!!! Totally intoxicating and beautiful now I agree with everyone that says the vinatge blows the modern formultaion out of the water!!

I love this scent I can smell the plum and florals with a smoky dark undertone it's absolutely beautiful one spritz on my wrist and im enveloped with a soft but prominant feminine sillage. All the happy memories I had as a kid are coming back and it makes me feel warm inside. It was a long arduous journey but definitely worth it lol!

Nov
27
2011
Grottola
Grottola

Time to review the queen of all tuberose fragrances.

Poison has had quite a run. Over 26 years, it has spawned numerous flankers, and various concentrations that have been lost to time and now sit on eBay for upwards of $200. Unfortunately, Poison has gotten a lot more scrutiny than it has praise, and over time has become one of the reasons for people to think they "hate" perfume. What a shame, as there are some fragrances out there that remind me just how much of a joy it is to be alive. And, wouldn't you know it, Poison is one of them.

I'm going to review the vintage stuff. Gonna be totally honest, while the current stuff captures the "essence" of Poison, it's nowhere near as refined as the original. The current formulation smells closer to (god help me) grape soda, yes. That, and it has this strange "off" note that I can't detect in the original. So, I'm gonna pass on the current one.

The vintage formula, however...

I would describe Poison as a small mountain of tuberose with all the other notes living on top. The creamy fruit notes (plum, etc) are prominent, so we'll say that they are the trees that cover the mountain. A synthetic "hairspray" note is in there, very evocative of the 80's. However, I don't find it unpleasant at all. It's not intrusive, and if anything, it contributes to the character of the scent. Honey helps to give Poison some more sweetness. Finally, the last prominent accord is a stunning, albeit subtle incense/resin smell, which could act as the grass on the mountain. You can't see it as clearly as the trees, but it's there. These accords together, in harmony, create a massive velvety-purple smell that feels like silk. For those looking for a lesson in 3D perfumery, Poison is all about texture. The Poison "smell" as a whole goes on for at least 9 hours on my skin before some musk and a creamy, almond-like heliotrope note round Poison off at about 12 hours. I should also note that there's a neroli/orange blossom note in there, mainly towards the top.

Now, is Poison cloying? Sure. It's strong as hell, but you need to know how to apply it and when to apply it. I am by NO means a fan of strong, sweet fragrances. I can't tolerate gourmands or fruity-florals for the most part. However, I appreciate Poison, because it's decadent and lush. It doesn't pounce on me; it hugs me.

As a general rule of thumb, don't wear Poison to dinner, movie theaters, on the subway, or at work. Wear it in a place where you'll need it to break through all the other smells and announce your presence with a warm, inviting aura of mystery. Wear it at your own risk in warm weather. You do not need more than 3 sprays of Poison. More than that, and people might die.

Bottom line? Poison is a classic, through all the jeers and cheers. I suggest trying the current stuff, and if you don't like it at all, don't bother with the vintage. If you like it but you smell an "off" note, go for the vintage. If you love it, buy it, but also try to get some vintage, because then you'll have a front-row seat to the magic. There are still vintage bottles out there on eBay and laying around drugstores. The current stuff is in a squat, apple-shaped bottle (the one pictured, which was actually the old Espirt de Parfum bottle); the old stuff is in a taller, more oval-shaped bottle. This shows with the height of the box, as well. Poison may be out of fashion to many people, but if you can wear it well, then you'll be a crowd pleaser.

For god's sake, just stop worrying and love the bomb already.

Nov
25
2011
darrshanjvoraa
darrshanjvoraa



a very big sorry to dior cant understand the hype, too strong heady and ridiculous scent, it smells very bad , had a bottle gav to my friend,cant satnd near someone who wears this

Nov
25
2011
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

I love this perfume so much, I miss it in my collection! It makes men crazy! It is an amazing man magnet! I can understand some people not liking this, if your chemistry doesn't work, you wont like it. This fragrance is a seductive gem that is not loud and obnoxious , its smokey sweet beauty is captivating and its a masterpiece to me! LOVE!

Nov
19
2011
marymagdalene
marymagdalene

Unforgettable scent worn by unforgettable woman; a parfume that reflects a real woman: misterious and seductive. My timeless favourite.

Nov
18
2011
candymarie
candymarie

Does Poison remind anyone of Kenzo Kashaya?

I first tried Poison very recently, and kept thinking, "what the heck does this remind me of?" and I think it's the Kashaya.

After hearing this iconic (perfect word for it) perfume mentioned countless times, my anticipation at first sniffing it was immense. With the sandalwood, cinnamon, woods, vanilla, incense, etc., I had always imagined I had a rough idea how it smelled. I did not.

I was not prepared for how floral it is, at least for the first couple of hours. I would even say it's mis-categorized as oriental. Though, after a while it did morph into something closer to what I had been expecting.

Nov
17
2011
TheCountess
TheCountess

This perfume doesn't smell woodsy at all on me. For me, it's a strong floral.

Nov
11
2011
carinas
carinas

Poison is a masterpiece. While I can't wear it (it makes my family gag) I admire it and I am secretly obsessed with it.
It's big, it's poisonous, it's addictive. Whenever I have a chance, I sneak a freshly "poisoned" test strip into my purse and enjoy it that way.
If I have to choose the best of the best of all times, Poison and it's bottle would win!

Nov
11
2011
dezaval
dezaval

This perfume is iconic. It is THE rebelion perfume from the '80s. It brought a great revolution to the perfume industry worldwide. After this, perfumes would never be the same again! So mysterious, so poisonous... A must-have perfume for every woman! Mostly recomended as a night perfume. But then again Mystery is timeless...

Nov
10
2011
OVincze
OVincze

Dior has been really awesome at making fragrances and in my opinion they have made many of the most remarkable, timeless and unforgettable fragrances, among them Diorissimo and Poison. I used to wear both in the 90s when I was in my teens and I love them the same now. Two very different fragrances; one very simple and one complicated genial juices, two ends of the scale but both unparalelled. I have already written a review of Midnight Poison, which is among my favorites as well but recently smelling the original Poison brought back how great this scent is and how current. This seems to be the sexiest, most sensual fragrances ever created to me. The combination is just magical, very warm, very passionate, very inviting but not heavy or nauseating; instead it is seduction locked in a bottle with long lasting power and depth. I am thinking of getting a bottle again for those occassions when I really want to make an impression but not shock someone. Not as mysterious, eccentric, edgy or melancholic as Midnight Poison but what I imagine Glenn Close would wear in Dangerous Liaisons.

Nov
07
2011
johngreenink
johngreenink

It's hard to deny that nearly all the Dior scents seem to create a very distinct mood. You can't just say that 'Dune' smells like this or that, or 'Poison' smells like this or that - they are their own beautiful beasts, each of which truly changed perceptions about scent.

Poison is a seducer. It's a very rich perfume, and seeing just how many elements are used to create it, it's no wonder that it releases a scent harmony that's like a musical chord you haven't heard before. I think it takes nerve to combine frankincense, heliotrope, honey and fruit. Mixed incorrectly and this could be a sweet and smoky mess. Instead, we have a remarkably dense and velvety scent that I like to think of as 'dark floral.'

I've been noticing, reading through many reviews, that perfumes created in the '80's seem to be loaded with tons of different ingredients - this has kept them from being really timeless scents. Poison is an exception to this rule. Just like a witch at a cauldron, adding an 'eye of newt' and a 'strand of maiden hair', Poison is a dark concoction that's always going to remain a lovely mystery.

Nov
07
2011
poppyvanhaarm
poppyvanhaarm

not good - sugary and sickly and overly heavy.
overall, quite unpleasant

Nov
05
2011
Cookie2
Cookie2

Oh my, this is my secret addiction! It's not a perfume to be shared. It is a perfume for me, dark, mysterious, potent and in every way symbolic of me as a strong powerful woman. Chamelion like, it develops, changes, grows and expresses itself as it warms to my skin and my personality and my inner soul. It is enjoyed just by me, the ultimate indulgence, hedonistic, wonderful. And if someone should choose to enjoy it in close proximity with me, then they are welcome. But only if I choose.....

Nov
04
2011
Annelien1987
Annelien1987

Amazing amazing perfume. I thought this was going to be a big and heavy perfume like Lou Lou, Cacharel but when I wore it yesterday evening and today for the first time, I was amazed. This works really good on my skin. It's not as heavy as some of the people here say it is, at least not on me. It's sensual and very sexy. It's for that special occasion, dance night out, date, romantic evening, ... this is my style. I love these kind of perfumes. I must say, I love every poison by Dior but this one is the best. While Lou Lou is very heavy on the plum and cinnamon, this one isn't. I smell honey, rose, incense and vanilla. Very noticable but wearble. Lou Lou can be a bit harsh, this one not. I highly recommend Poison.

The best part about this fragrance is the drydown.

Update: this almost beats my absolute favorite perfume (my signature scent since years: Patchouli by Reminiscence). There are no words that describe the love I feel for this venomous Poison. Sex in a bottle.

Oct
28
2011
SensualistGeek
SensualistGeek

I sampled this at a store today, just to reminisce. It's still... good. But such a pale shadow of what it used to be. Such a shame. I admire it, I don't love it. But mostly it brings back good memories.

Oct
24
2011
lubaina
lubaina

Oh my my....everytime i use it i fall in love with it again.Just try it and give it 30 mins to settle down.I know its very strong and only for the evening occasions.I cant stand heavy perfumes which give me headache.but its an exception.after using 1 year now i love the strong beginning also.i feel like im dreaming heaven....lol.

Oct
23
2011
rose_selavie
rose_selavie

In order to enjoy this perfume there are in my case some rules that must be followed: sprayed carefully from the distance, at least 15 minutes before going out and only 2 squirts maximum. Then it`s not dangerous at all. This is huge, beautiful, dominant tuberose combined with a little bit of everything...overripe sweet plums, resins, flowers and spices, but the best part is when the honey note appears in the drydown.

Oct
21
2011
Creamy
Creamy

Poison is a Witch's potion used in spells for conjuring one's inner seductress. Used correctly, it is said to attract strong alpha males & cause them to willingly submit to a woman's every lustful desire. Upon first spray the potion appears to be rather toxic. The notes coriander, plum, anise & mace cause temporary blindness with its dark mist. In a panic, the initiate struggles to free herself from the mist, but it will not release her. As she fights her way through to the heart of the potion the the mist releases the scent of rose, tuberose, ylang-ylang, carnation, cinnamon, jasmine, lily of the valley. As the mist gets thicker, her body falls to the floor & convulses when nights of passion from her past flash within her mind. "The power lies within" she begins to chant as her body continues to thrash about. Finally, an hour later the vapor is lifted. Her body is left feeling exhausted, but her hunger for lust quickly revives her. Using the moon as a compass, she sets out to the city to find a mate. Along the streets many submissive males become restless as their senses are aroused by the trail of cedarwood, vetiver, sandalwood, musk, heliotrope, vanilla & opoponax when she walks by. They don't dare follow and quietly retreat. She begins to pick up speed & runs toward the trees along the local park. Under a canopy of leaves & branches she stands in the only beam of moonlight & begins to slowly disrobe. He, a strong male with a chiseled body & handsome face steps out from the darkness. Unaware of what brought him there, he moves towards her & takes her naked body into his arms. As her body generates heat, the smell of Poison wafts through the air. His nose catches the scent & now, this once strong man is suddenly brought to his knees with her desires pumping through his veins. At last he looks up at her with willful eyes before he instinctively carries out her only lustful desire.

Getting to the base of Poison can be a brutal process for some, but I find process rather exciting. Now excuse me while I grab my bottle of Poison & run for the trees.

Oct
21
2011
thaocrockett
thaocrockett

I tried this Original Poison on one wrist and Pure Poison on the other. At first, I prefered the Pure Poison; however, after about and hour or more, I started to fall in love with the Original.

Oct
21
2011
id
id

Try before buying. It is a monster - sillage and longevity is incredible. But still this scent is too sweet and unbearable for me even I appreciate it for being exceptional.

Oct
19
2011
galthea
galthea

This is the one I use for all that "forbidden" evenings full of luxury, dressing in evening gown, when I feel like seducing somebody special.
Poison is love, or hate. Nothing in between. But trust me, it´s never "ignore".

Oct
19
2011
Abyss1001
Abyss1001

I remember smelling this on someone in the late '80s and falling in love with it immediately. Love the "grapey" spicy aspect of it...and the mystery. Gorgeous bottle and precious essence... I have had it on and off over the years and am happy to have a bottle on my shelf right now. It brings many compliments...

Oct
16
2011
Jill Merrell
Jill Merrell

I agree with white. Pure grape juice. Not for me.

Oct
13
2011
sweetness10
sweetness10

This is a very 1980s fragrance. Back in the 80s and very early 90s it was my go-to winter fragrance but since then I haven't and won't wear it again. It's very dated now IMO.

Oct
09
2011
iris_iris
iris_iris

cleopatrasboudoir.blogspot.com/2013/05/poison-by-christian-dior-c1985.html

THIS IS NOT SPAM. This is not my blog. Just a bunch of really rare informations about Poison and it's history. Fun to read for Poison-freaks like me. I really encourage you to check it out.

My three proper reviews are below.

Oct
03
2011
salihah
salihah

i dont really like this but at the same time i love it weird innit
its so luxurious

Oct
03
2011
Bandit
Bandit

Man, the eighties weren't that easy, right? I think, I've forgotten. Somehow they got us used to Poison, what a pain, it was pretty normal to smell it all the time, everywhere. Probably easier to pull off, if you haven't actually lived in the eighties?!

Today I used the tinniest of all possible tiny drops of vintage pure perfume and this is the bomb. I simply does not come over all memories attached, I cannot smell it open-minded. I cannot fracture it to notes (if I'm able to that at all), because this is Poison. Full stop.

I don't like it, not a bit and I guess, that won't change in the future. It gives me not a real headache, but a Poison specific symptom, not unlike the feeling, you get, if you eat icecream too fast. A dragging pain over the nose under the forehead. And I know exactly, what happens, if I get in touch with only one more Poison molecule: Nausea, disgust, scrubbing.

I tell you all that openly, because I know, that this reaction is part of the appeal for the lovers and also for the inventors.

Not for the faint of heart. Or for the Germans: Nur die Harten komm in Garten.

Oct
02
2011
Grottola
Grottola

I don't like obnoxious florals or sweet scents.

I don't like tuberose bombs.

But... I finally smelled Poison, and I LOVE IT.

It's the creamiest, most wonderful, most perfectly-executed tuberose I've ever smelled. It has a "grainy" quality to it, like the satisfying feeling of eating a good bread product (e.g. whole wheat toast).

Of course, it lasts forever and projects like a god, but it's perfect. I love it.

Keep in mind, I'm reviewing the original formulation from the 80's. I NEED MORE OF IT!

Oct
01
2011
jtd
jtd

A fetching little spicy jasmine. Certainly not the bulldozer that I don't even remember smelling in the 80s. But then again, I recently thought Lutens's A La Nuit smelled like a mild jasmine for a moment and then like sourdough bread.

Could I have suffered a remapping of the jasmine pathways of the brain?

Sep
28
2011
kellea
kellea

To me it's just way to sweet. To grapey & to fruity, reminds me of a scent an older women would wear & I'm 33 so not a teeny bopper by a long shot. I tried this & wore it all day. It lasted well, but just isn't my favorite scent. I thought once it dried I would like it more then the 1st blast out of the bottle, but that simply wasn't the case for me. Not my favorite by a long shot. Glad this was a gift & not a waist on my part.

Sep
27
2011
lubaina
lubaina

I love love love this perfume.Its so elegent and strong perfume.I use it occationally specialy in the evening.It stays for almost 10 to 12 hours straight.only 2 drops make wonders.Someone gifted it to me almost 3 years ago and still i have some left.I wish it never finishes...

Sep
24
2011
salihah
salihah

the person that made it is a genius

Sep
19
2011
domenicamartinello
domenicamartinello

For a strong, sexually empowered woman. Spices floating in wine and sweet cigar smoke.

Sep
17
2011
trollet
trollet

This is a fantastic perfume.LOVE IT, LOVE IT.Dark, strong,just how I want it.This is one of the few perfumes that lasts.It seems that my skin "eat" most of the perfumes I have,(and I like the strong ones)because they only last for a few hours, but this one stays with me all day.It's very strong in the beginning but it quickly drys down to soft, spicy and warm scent, that suits me perfect.But if you have a delicate nose it's best to stay away from this one.It will blow you away.For me:HEAVEN IN A BOTTLE.

Sep
17
2011
krmarich
krmarich

My review is for a very rare original Esprit D'Parfum from 1985. I have a very precious bottle of it that takes my breath away after 25 years! It was the source of the sensation that was soon to become a phenomenon. You must experienced Poison in its purest form!

Looking back at Dior in 1985, the house was faltering as far a perfume went. Everything contained green floral with lily of the valley. Diorella passed into history...They needed something new and unique.

The mysterious forbidden fruit was the inspiration for Poison. What was this strange and beautiful aroma that wafted down the steets of Paris in the rain. It was nothing short of fine art!

The original formula was how an amythyst might smell like. Grapes? Dense, deep, rosey, tuberose coated in honey? Jasmine, neroli and deep carnation! No lily of the valley! Myrrh and incense fuel the deep dark AMBER musk climax that has many secrets to keep! The original formula kept them well!

The garish fruity EDT released in the USA was NOT what I found in Paris. The fruit was turned up and the delicate florals drowned in alcohol. It flew off of retail shelves like Pop Tarts for a daycare, making it one of the biggest selling fragrances of all time. Then came the endless flankers that redefined the house of Dior. Christian must be rolling over in his grave!

Sep
06
2011
aqua76239
aqua76239

One thing is certain-you will not find another perfume like it, its incrediably distinctive.
For me the saga started when i was 20. I was already wearing Samsara for couple of years and while it was my HG, i wanted to try something else. i tried Poison and really liked it. It did fit my category of oriental, long lasting fragrances. However, i got bored with it and gave my bottle away.
I revisited it recently, at local Macy's. For old time sake, i sprayed it on and just about gagged. I thought it smelled waay too strong and dated. Fortunately, i sprayed it on the card but none the less, i threw it in my purse and forgot about it. At the end of the day, i opened my purse and was wondering what that warm spicy scent was. Then it hit me-it was Poison i sprayed on the card. Over next 2 days i periodically removed card to sniff it like a junkie in need of a fix. I decided to get a bottle only to realize that online is the only option-noone carries it anymore. I finally found one at Long's, of all places and now a proud owner of this complex fragrance
On first spray, i get coriander which is a bit spicy, i don't really smell berries or honey, but coriander and tuberose. Best way to describe it would be tuberose flower floating in a spiced wine. Lasting power is awesome-small spray lasted nearly 6 hours on me and my clothes smelled of it for several days.I always loved the bottle-its elegant and mysterious. I'm actually surprised that number of young women are able to wear and appreciate this scent but that's great. i wish more companies nowdays made unique fragrances instead of generic clones of each other

Sep
02
2011
BlueMoonRose
BlueMoonRose

Tried this in the 90's and only had a small bottle, but really liked it in small doses. I think I would buy it again and wear it sparingly or for special occasions. It is truly original, and it has a very deep feel to it.

Aug
31
2011
TWebb
TWebb

This perfume takes over everything. You know it is there and arrives before you do. Definitely not subtle.

Aug
21
2011
FunkyTomo
FunkyTomo

Treat myself today to a bottle of Poison. I used to love this back in the 80s , but i was too young afford a proper bottle and i used to wear a god awful £1 store "Smells like " instead ! Ive had the odd sniff in shops over the years but this is the first one ive owned. Why did i wait so long ?


I ABSOLUTLEY ADORE THIS STUFF !

I am happy we are going into the cold and dark season now , because i can wear all these dark , gothic scents that are impossible in summer.

I will wear it tomorrow when my BF is back from working away , he usually only likes "light summery" scents , so im hoping he doesnt hate it as im planning on wearing this a LOT this season .PS- I tested the Midnight Poison today too , i prefer this original much more. The MP is a bit too medicinal/boozy for me .

Edit - One year one from above - The BF hated the poison , he went but the poison stays !! I will never fall out of love with POISON , and love quite a few of the flankers too . Worth hunting down the vintage in the green machalite box. I was lucky enough to get a Esprit de parfum and a Hypnotic poison duo for peanuts on ebay. Esprit de parfum is to die for. Its only a 5ml mini. I used it for all partys and nights out over last winter and ive still got half - 2.5ml - left , Thats how TENACIOUS it is !! Only a cpl of dabs needed and your set for a full 12+ hr of wear .

i dont know of any other perfume where 2.5ml would get you through a whole season !! Worth every penny and much more

The weather is gone suddenly autumnal tonight so ive cracked open my precious little bottle so i can wear a dab to bed and breath in its intoxicating dreamy aroma while reading these great masterpiece reviews. Wonderful stuff , classic and timeless. Ultimate femme fatale gothic scent !!

Aug
19
2011
Koukla190
Koukla190

So I finally tested the infamous Poison after wanting to for so long, and...I love it! It smells just like everyone else has described it- like spicy, cinammony, grape wine. I think it's very sensual, soothing, delicious, mmmm. I can see why some people may not like it though. At first spray it is quite strong and intense, even a little stinky, but you let it dry down about 10 to 15 min, and thats when the true scent starts to come through- that sweet spicy smell! Honestly, when I first tested this fragrance it wasn't exactly what I was expecting- I mean yes it was strong in the beginning and then it fades to a nice spicy sweet smell- but after that initial blast, I didn't feel it was as strong and overpowering at everyone makes it seem...maybe they reformulated it? I felt it was kinda soft on me...I mean I could smell it ( I did one spray) but I didn't feel like it was overpowering at all (maybe with more than one spray it's overpowering??) And also, it didn't last as long as I was expecting. It lasted on me about 6 hrs, which is GOOD, but it didn't last ALL DAY like some other reviews say...I was expecting this to be the most overpowering, heady, longest lasting perfume in the world, I was almost afraid to spray it on! Hahaha! But to my surprise it wasn't exactly like that! ( I mean, they actually banned this in certain restaurants for overpowering the smell of the food?!) I guess it's all chemistry..or the amount sprayed..or maybe they really did update it and make it lighter..who knows? All I have to say is I do love this fragrance! I think it's great for the cold weather and fancy nights out, stuff like that. And to everyone else, go out and try Poison for yourself, it's really not that scary! : D

Aug
15
2011
cocobella
cocobella

magic happened. i always used to HATE that one. i thought it was strong, loud and not very comfortable.
but a few days ago, i retested it and... i kind of liked it. what a surprise. it is still strong, but not as disgusting as i remembered it.
still, it is not a fragrance i would like to wear everyday, but i think it is kind of nice to wear during wintertime...

Aug
13
2011
mausketeer
mausketeer

The word "cloying" was invented for this scent. I have always hated it. It is truly horrible. At a certain point in the late 80's, there were basically two different types of girls where I lived: those whole wore "Poison" and those who wore "Oscar" (I bucked the trend and wore "Obsession" - I was a black sheep! Wow, small towns!) The girls who wore "Poison" always wore WAAAYYY too much, and you could SPOT them a mile away. With my apologies to those who enjoy this scent, it reminds me of what I imagine the girls on "Jersey Shore" would smell like!

Aug
12
2011
greydove
greydove

*From a vintage EDP mini

So very heady. Brings to mind those grande dames of my youth with lots of jewelry, animal print clothing, black hair, red lipstick and powdered white skin who could often be found floating on a choking cloud of tuberose. A more is more philosophy. Then it turned so thick with musk it began to remind me of...rotten meat. I'm so sorry to make that association, but that's what I smelled. In the maiden/mother/crone trilogy this one's the crone, Feminite du Bois is the mother, and I guess Lolita Lempika is the maiden.

Aug
10
2011
ION
ION

The bottle is mysterious. Makes you feel like there is some magical substance in it. The perfume is seductive and unique, an instant gratification mixture.
It is so much better than other Poison incarnations, a shame since things should really move forward.
If you wear it, you feel like anything is possible. Really, "makes things happen"! Like real poison it has the ability to "cure" in small doses or "kill" in larger ones.
This perfume is a classic, the female "Kouros" in a way.
I did a test in the streets of Athens sometime ago, (all the silly things I do when I'm bored) holding a paper sprayed with "Poison" and asking people to smell it and give it a no from 0-10.
They either hated it or loved it. It was ahead of its time and still is in a way..
Although a very feminine perfume its strong/decisive edge, gives it a very masculine identity.

An advice: spray it on your clothes not on your skin.

The guy who created it, where is he from? Anyone knows?
A brilliant work!

Aug
05
2011
Elise1214
Elise1214

I worked for Christian Dior several years ago, so I had my fair share of smelling Poison. I must say that I do like it; however, this is a one spray type fragrance. This is not something you spray on each wrist and on your neck LOL It is strong, and it lasts very long. Poison is classy with a big hit of sex appeal.

Aug
04
2011
piapedersen
piapedersen

This is actually the strangest fragrance I've ever come by. I really distaste it. When I meet somebody wearing this, it smells like their clothes have been wet and not completely dried again... Like things in a closet that hasn't been aired for some 30 years... I wouldn't wear it for money

Aug
03
2011
eilismaireg
eilismaireg

further to my review below, I have now used up my vial and am now adding a full bottle to my wish list - wonderful stuff, and my husband loves it too!!

Aug
02
2011
mylancome
mylancome

Sorry to say this perfume doesn't work for me. I smell like heavy jasmine mixed with cheap sandalwood incense.

Jul
28
2011
Buttonz
Buttonz

In the mid 1980's I worked as a flight attendant. Poison was one of those popular fragrances that all of the flight attendants wanted to wear. When you have 14 stewardesses, in uniform, wearing gallons of Poison crammed into a little crew van that drove us to the airport it felt as if I had been trapped in a Welch's grape jelly factory. It was God awful! The pilots in the van wanted to throw up. So overwhelmingly SWEEEEET!!!!

Jul
27
2011
thatgirl1269
thatgirl1269

Ahhh, the quintessential fragrance of my youth! I felt SO mature when wearing this in the late eighties/early nineties (late teens to early 20s) and none of my friends could get away with wearing it, so I felt *very* special LOL. A lot of fragrances have come & gone for me over the years, but Poison is the one constant. I don't wear it as often nowadays, but every now & then I have a few days in a row where I wear it and it always takes me straight back to my younger days. Love it! One of the most wonderful perfumes ever invented!

Jul
23
2011
Scarlette
Scarlette

Queen Vampire Seductress. Sultry darkness at its finest. Insolence EDP + Bite + Dank. Fantastic! Smells just like the bottle color. The only thing missing is a slight shock up through your fingers when you touch it! The vintage is the one to buy; the newer version is more synthetic and screechier.

This is the only fragrance I wear in EDT rather than the EDP.

Jul
21
2011
pippab
pippab

Instantly recognizable. It's a powerhouse and not for the faint hearted. I received a bottle as a gift, but it's not one of my favourites I'm afraid (probably the tuberose - I'm not a fan of that 'rubbery' note). I don't think I'd ever buy bottle. Excellent projection - lasts for hours if that's how you want to smell. It reminds me of something from my school days, plasticine perhaps.

Jul
15
2011
Mandana
Mandana

Spicy, cold, bitter, deep, dark, sensual, full-bodied, unrepentant, dangerous, bold, plummy, violet-creamy, diabolical, heavenly and womanly - the creator should be given a "Poison" oscar for creating this brilliant masterpiece as it is everything a perfume should and should NOT be (if that makes any sense lol). I agree with many of the great reviews on here; "Poison" is such a complex and amazing perfume, either you love it or hate it. And when you love it, you would walk miles on foot, in snow, just to get a bottle of your own! I wore for my neighbour's 30th birthday party back in to the 80's when "Poison" hit its high; we were dancing to Madonna and Pet Shop Boy hits, wearing lacy leggings and matt red lipstick. So cool! My friend and I both were wearing "Poison". Our neighbour's mother tactfully said she didnt like the waves of "Poison" wafting down the food table, she said the smell would put people off the potato salad and told us to please remain seated at the end of the table and she agreed to serve us instead; otherwise she said my friend and I would be moving around too much and infiltrating the air with the heavy smell of too much "poison" LOL! So I guess "Poison" really should carry a Government Health Warning....
It has something forbidden and "gothic" about it, which IMO only enhanced its appeal! Great memories!

Jul
15
2011
eilismaireg
eilismaireg

I was lucky to receive a vial of this in a swap recently, my husband has gone out to the pub so I thought- here goes...One, two, three sprays!!
Yikes! It smells like fruity medicine! But then, aah, something mysteriously delicious sneaks up on you and makes you want to smell more and more ...I really feel that I have to dig out some purple 80's velvet goth gear to wear with this, it has great nostalgic properties but isn't entrenched in those times, I believe that Guerlain totally stole the poison structure and 'purpleness' and put it into their fantastic 'Insolence' EDP. It's a modern classic!

Jul
15
2011
reignydaze
reignydaze

Love it or hate it, you cant ignore it. This is THE power fragrance of the 80s you could smell it everywhere in all different strengths. The edp was where it was at (which is now discontinued I believe). Deep, rich purple berries as an opening that dried down to a sexy musky ambery delight. Great for wintery evening. The edt is much more shrill and aggressive on application. Both have great sillage and last and last and last. Another diva fragrance not for the shy.

Jul
06
2011
kathrinaaguir
kathrinaaguir

I had this one a long time ago and I loved it that time.
I try it now and has the same relaxing, sweet and delectable scent, I still liking it.
In my city (warm and sunny) this one is good for fall or winter time.

Jul
05
2011
Hyponse
Hyponse

I remember this as a bomb! Heavy, heavy for a late night in town. Spices dominate, and now as an adult I probably would get migrains of the scent.

Jul
05
2011
derkargy
derkargy

no1 in the eighties,one of our favourites.I still remember the strong essence of forest fruits and wild cherries.

Jul
03
2011
emre
emre

one word.... poisonous... :) pity they dont have a "man" version :/

Jul
03
2011
glama
glama

OMG! Poison is THICK & STRONG- I have recently bought my 1st bottle (yes 2011) I feel like Im FINALLY old enough (Im 42) to pull this scent off. In the 80s I could not stand it. It is the spiciest perfume I have ever smelled its like someone threw coriander, allspice, anise and cinnamon in a very hot pan & the spices were burning & smoking then threw in plums! It is not for the faint of heart!I do not know of another perfume that has such violent reactions just to the name -both love & hate as Original poison does. 1 bottle will last you a lifetime- do not overspray! Do not overspray & get into crowded elevators PLEASE.

Jul
02
2011
Anup
Anup

If i had to say one thing, and one thing only about this fragrance, i would simply mention that Dior is the most honest person in the whole world.
This scent is POISONOUS!!! I both love, and bitterly hate it.
Me, and my friend Grottola have been discussing it for a while, since i didn't want to jump to any conclusions with my review. He mentioned to me that Poison came to be right at the apex of the powerhouse era.

I completely understand the fragrance in that respect, there couldn't be much more of a better toe curling, ear shattering, hair pulling climax of a women's powerhouse to put the final death knell on the industry.
One of the undoubtedly greatest final chapters in that storybook of horrors. Ironically enough, i wasn't necessarily interested in poison itself, i was drawn to it from my love of Hypnotic poison, and ultimately Annick Menardo.
Boy was i surprised when i smelled the mother of the poison flankers.

I'm not even going to bother trying to break down the notes at this time.
I may try at a later date when my nose has developed more, but as of right now, i'll give it my best.
It starts out with a very WRONG smelling sweet haze. Almost like something instinctively animals will try to avoid. A deceptive sweetness, like the one found in human waste, or rotting garbage. Not that it's a bad thing, like i said, Dior is very honest.
Toxicity reaps throughout as we get random spikes in juniper, and vividly excruciating mixed florals of varying strength.
In the base i try so hard to grasp at heliotrope, for something to lean on, something to put me at ease with this monster.
But like christ on the cross, i am only offered vinegar(artificial grape?????).

With a trembling hand, and a weary nose, i am raped into submission.
I approve

Smell: No comment
Longevity: 10+
Sillage: 10++

Jul
02
2011
junior halston
junior halston

I never view this fragrance as a floral because I can't detect any flowers for the fragrance is so densely packed together.

I get intense sweetness like grape and plum against smokey incense and deep patchouli wood notes almost medicine like. If not the right amount is applied the scent turns very harsh.

I feel its time has come and gone though it did change the face of fragrances at its time.

A male counterpart of this fragrance would be Joop Homme which is also fruity cherry notes against that CD Poison medicine base.

Jul
02
2011
anniebeck
anniebeck

I had this back in the day and loved it..then a few awful copies were worn and I gradually went off Poison.
I still think its one of a kind and just may get a small bottle to keep in my collection although I doubt if I could wear it now.
It is a magical scent

Jul
01
2011
jasminejzhu
jasminejzhu

Poison was the first I tried from this range but was soon replaced by Midnight Poison. It has recently regained favour after I was dismayed to realise that I couldn't remove the nozzle cap of my Midnight Poison to decant into one of those Travalo-style atomisers, but I could do it with Poison, which has now made it the "night-time" perfume of choice for travelling and partying.

While the toxic opening initially overwhelmed the senses on my first try, soon I could appreciate the complex spicy blend that after awhile gave way to a rich, sensual floral.

I only wear this late at night, usually at clubs, and 1-2 sprays (applied to the back of the neck, then I put my hair down after it has dried, so that people don't directly sniff it if they lean in to give me a hug) is enough.

On those nights, sometimes I reapply before going to bed. I especially love the way it smells when I get up the next morning - by then it has died down into a soft, pleasant, comforting scent.

Definitely a love or hate perfume that is different on everyone. Just make sure that you try it a few times and give it at least until the next day before passing judgement!

Jun
28
2011
orchidlover
orchidlover

It was the first designer perfume of my mother in the early 90's. (After it, Givenchy Amarige was the second one).
I think I've started to love the world of perfumes then. My mother appreciated this small splash bottle, used it occasionally, she wanted to keep the liquid as long as possible, so used it only 2-3 drops per occasion. And kept it on the shelf of the bathroom. I loved to see and touch the bottle, and I was amazed how long is the lasting power on her. The smell was also gorgeous, which I've never smelled before. It was hard to get designer perfume (or any other perfume or luxury items)in that era in my country. So Poison was a magic, and now we have a wide variety of perfumes which can buy easily (but still expensive if we count the salaries), but Poison kept the magic for me.
I have now a decant of it, but I don't know that I can use it long term, because the smell is not so gorgeous on me, and I find it a bit harsh in present days.
But sniffing the bottle reminds me of lot of pleasant memories,so I will keep it no doubt. And I'll try to wear it, who knows maybe it will be successful.

Jun
28
2011
Angelfreak4
Angelfreak4

This is a love or hate fragrance. I loved it for a while in the early 1990's. I bought everything in it that was offered, I still have the dusting powder from 1993! I tired of it after a year or so. Once in a GREAT while I wear it, but it's definitely a winter night fragrance for me. My husband likes it more than I do, anymore. Just got a little too sweet for me.

Jun
26
2011
Sourneli
Sourneli

I liked when my friend had it. It was great sent and I bought it for mysef, but I couldn't stand the sent on me:(

Jun
18
2011
4.5 Roses
4.5 Roses

I do not like it!
But I agree it took part in making a style of the good golden age, once.

Jun
16
2011
iamnatty
iamnatty

I Just got it since I had a miniature bottle, Now I'm lovein' it so much.

Jun
16
2011
lucifera
lucifera

hmm im in my 20's but i do love it :) when i was young i owned a fake version of poison,guess what, it was my favorite, and now im ready for the original.

Jun
16
2011
Blood&Vanilla
Blood&Vanilla

Proud to be one of those doomed women who used to wear this entoxicating perfume.

Jun
15
2011
Simbawind
Simbawind

OMG I sprayed it on and had the most horrible migraine for the rest of the day, I gave it another go and it happened again but this time I vomited, and ever since then whenever I smell someone wearing it I very literally become panic stricken! I find it MUCH too strong in my opinion this perfume is likely to be THE REASON for so many restaurants and public places going "scent free" these days...It's aptly named...it fills me with terror...I run just as fast as I can to the other side of the room if someone is wearing it nearby me...it's such a shame as the women who wear it are obviously not wall flowers and would probably be wonderfully interesting but I just can't bare to be near them!Poison unfortunately you literally poison me!

Jun
09
2011
madhatter1
madhatter1

Nice unique scent from back in the day, I liked the berry undertones! Purple was my fav color. It was mature scent. I loved the body creme bottle/jar, it was a collectible.

Jun
08
2011
Suzanne G
Suzanne G

Aha! I knew that Dior must have reformulated this! I fell in love with perfume when I discovered Poison. It was being launched in a large department store, and I was on my way to start a magical romance with the man of my dreams (now my husband of 23 years). I saw all the large billboards, noticed the name 'POISON' and thought 'Who on earth would call a perfume 'poison'!' so I wandered over to the counter, had to try this. That was it...it was truly love at first smell. Same with my love. He just couldnt get over how beautiful I smelt when he met me at the airport. The beauty of it still lingers with me and although I have had many bottles since 1987 , they never seemed to smell the same as that first one! Now I know why...they went and ruined it , didnt they and reformulated it. Now why on earth did Dior go and ruin probably the masterpiece of perfume history! Shame on you! Bring back the original formula and watch your sales soar then!

Jun
07
2011
iris_iris
iris_iris

I can't believe myself, third review...

POISON is: smoking pot in 1964 Rambler and listening to 'I want to break free' by Queen, wild journalism, women drinking jack on rocks, cigarette machines, velour dresses, home made orangeade, benders at campfire, reading your first russian novel, overriped strawberries that actually taste better than fresh ones, smell of cities at night during the first summer days, cowboy shoes covered in mud, Lucky Strike's "It's toasted", peyote with it's fine psychoactive properties, Madonna's ridiculous black eyebrows and white hair, some really fucked up original tales by the Grimm brothers, Angel Heart soundtrack, darkness, gasoline, mystery, death, 1986 Stand by me movie.

So let the good times roll.

Jun
06
2011
ArthurDiabolique
ArthurDiabolique

This is a diabolical, luscious, decadent and mature perfume.Its so comlex and so deep that everytime it smells different and every time it manages to mesmerize me and seduce me and it makes me want to make love to myself.In the winter time it smells like a sinister scent of cold overripe fruit and dark woods and in summer time it smells like dark sultry spicy honey so to me its just perfect.Its a realy contradicting and fascinating perfume and it deserves its name becouse it poisons your senses with its otherwordly beauty.

Jun
05
2011
tigergirl
tigergirl

I had it when I was in the school.I love it.

Jun
05
2011
chuckle_choco
chuckle_choco

im still a teen so i think its a lil bit old for me , for i quite enjoy the smell after an hour , soft , mysterious , romantic !

Jun
03
2011
midnightsun
midnightsun

i adoooooooooooooooore this perfume ! so mysterious..and really stands out ! but i think it's more for night and events than morning ,right???
it's totally ok for me to wear this everytime but i'm afraid to wear in the morning because i think it's powerfull for college. so can any one help me out please????

Jun
02
2011
shannonrenee83
shannonrenee83

This is a classic, and one of the best perfumes ever made. They just don't take the time to make perfumes anymore as good as they did in the old days. It is pure plumy floral goodness. Lasts for a long time and has great silage. A little goes a long way!! I have the vintage formula though, I don't like the modern day formulation at all. It smells flat and like moth balls and pee. If you really want to appreciate the glory of this perfume you really need to find a vintage bottle. I hope to never run out of this.

May
29
2011
vanillabean23
vanillabean23

Poisonous, powerful, perfect purity!! All enveloping, classic, seductive and rare! Easily recognisable and so rich and warm! I haven't had this one in my collection for years and I have such fond memories about it! I must reacquaint myself with it soon!

May
21
2011
bhean_sidhe
bhean_sidhe

As a goth teenager I wore this on a daily basis. 9 am, all black, smokey eyes, long black fingernails, Poison. (OMG, I think now. And I had the esprit de parfum, bloody hell!).

Now I wear it only when I go out in winter. It's really good if you go to the opera e.g. I still perfer the esprit de parfum as all the other modern versions seem a bit plastic and simplified to me.

May
20
2011
onebadbaby
onebadbaby

This was my first real fragrance when I was about 16. So iconic, so 80s, so memorable, so potent! Everything in my wardrobe smelled of this in 1989. Fruity, spicy, rich, heady, deep, exotic. There is nothing else like it.

May
12
2011
Louw
Louw

I love Poison but sadly, it no longer loves me! I remember when it first came out - I was at school and I used to help myself to a spray from my room-mate's bottle before I went to meet my then boyfriend. For years it was the scent of sex and danger for me! Very rich and rounded with plummy floral notes dominant. Incredibly strong and long-lasting - in the eighties you could smell a Poison-wearer approaching a mile away!

It's still all of those things - rich, intoxicating, sexy, floral, plummy and I still love to smell it on other people. On me, unfortunately, it now feels just very heavy indeed and under the top notes I find something unpleasantly chemical that turns me off it.

DO apply it sparingly, though, as there's a fine line between intoxicating those around you and suffocating them!

May
11
2011
LaPetite
LaPetite

A classic of perfumery ! A masterpiece ! Poison puts a spell on you ! It's just bewitching !
I remember that when it came out , my parents were given a sample of it for buying from the shop. And my mother hated it , me (i was more or less 5 )and my granma tested it and we loved it !
For some reason i haven't tested it again until today , and more than 25 years after, i still love it !
Unfortunately , i can't wear it , because it's just not me :-((

May
11
2011
amanita68
amanita68

I fell in love with this fragrance in the 80s. There had never been anything even remotely close to Poison before and has not been since. The first time I experienced it, it was as another woman walked past wearing it. It was so memorable that I still remember the moment and what that woman looked like 24 years later. I thought WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

It is intoxicating, mesmerising, dominant, sophisticated, complex, intriguing, and masculine, whilst also being ultra feminine and sexy in a powerful and confident way. It encompasses what the 80s were about - woman power!

When my last bottle from the 80s ran out, I didn't buy another one for some time, as the fashions had turned to much more subtle scents, but I recently bought a new one and was not disappointed! It is still just as amazing and intoxicating now as it was then, I thought WOW! all over again.

Not for the faint hearted - if you wear this, you will be noticed! If you don't want to totally dominate the room, spray sparingly.

May
05
2011
pmcclure
pmcclure

I was "introduced" to this fragrance by a young woman in our office. She wore too much and her chemistry just didn't work with it. It smelled like someone had heated up smelly soap until it was burning.

Please don't ever wear it around me in an enclosed space! Worst smell on the planet!

Apr
30
2011
krissycat
krissycat

I am a perfume collector and this is the very first perfume I ever bought. Unfortunately whenever I wore it someone in my house would complain that they hated it, so I wore it sparingly. I personally thought it was pretty sweet, and to me the wild berries stood out which made me feel like I was wearing a perfume that resembled fine wine. Problem is I've had my bottle for 20 years now and I smelled it the other day and it has gone bad, bad bad.. what a shame. Fortunately I found a perfume that to me smells quite similar and it's a bit of a surprise. I think Alien by Thierry Mugler smells a little bit like Poison. Infact I wore Alien the other day and my mom thought I was wearing Poison, but it didn't give her a headache.. so, I guess if you kind of like the scent, but it offends people around you, try Alien. Obviously there are differences, but it's kind of funny that not only I but my mom also smelled some similarities between the two

Apr
22
2011
Convict13
Convict13

Another perfume that I used to wear in my 20's, but not anyone, it is now too strong for me to wear. Perhaps I should try some of the other in the Poison range. Beware a little goes a long long way. Don't overdo this one

Apr
21
2011
nora elia
nora elia

Somebody in high school used to wear this perfume, looong time ago, and I liked it!! A year ago I bought it but something happened that it does not smell like I remember, so, now I have it but I dont like to wear it. Too bad because it is really expensive!!

Apr
10
2011
ngreeny
ngreeny

When I was a kid me and my friend used to secretly spray ourselves with Poison when her mom was not around. I don't know how I would have reacted to it if I'd never smelled it before and I got a sample today, but at the time it was magical and I still have that nostalgic connection with it. The small bottle I have now doesn't get a lot of wear, but I still need it in my collection to remind myself of those days..

Mar
28
2011
Jennyke
Jennyke

The bottle is really elegant and pretty.But I absolutely hate this fragrance.Its so strong,for me its stinky.Worst perfume of the Poison series.

Mar
23
2011
Saintkitty
Saintkitty

I can't help myself madly loving this fragrance! I don't care if someone think it's disputable or disgusting. It's my magic potion, which keeps the secret of ultimate sexuality! Bottle smells like grape juice, on my skin Poison turns honeysweet miracle. Very strong perfume with incredible lasting power, not for sensible woman, but for sensual woman!

Mar
22
2011
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

I have to add something that I have noticed with this fragrance, men love this!! I haven't met one man that didn't ask me what I was wearing! It has sex appeal!!! Keeping in mind chemistry is everything with this fragrance! Either you got it or you don't.

Mar
19
2011
iris_iris
iris_iris

Poison is 1982 Joan Jett performing Touch me in Germany, beat genaration of early 70s confused about what to do with their statements after Morrisons death, every teenager not sure about drugs, husbands bored with their wifes, smell of forest fruits during spring, smashed and mixed with caramel and vodka, everything that makes you frightened, hot and out of your mind. Spaceships, Poe's poetry, Spice Girls with high heels, Curtis and his "Isolation" epileptic dance, sweat sweat sweat, emancipation of women, leather skirts, legendary may 1968 in France, restaurants banning this exotic, erotic fragrance, friggin Cujo, Hunter Thompson and his 'message' from the "Rum diary":
"I shared a dark suspicion, that the life we were leading was a lost cause, we were all actors, kidding ourselves along on a senseless odyssey. It was the tension between these two poles — a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other — that kept me going."

this is Poison part2 (first review is somewhere below)


I just can't get enough of it, sorry

Mar
19
2011
Strangeseahorse
Strangeseahorse

My fondest memories are with this scent. dancing in La with my best friend Ann, who is now passed away and she would share her last drops from the bottle with my wrists just so we could smell the same. It is a heady, musky smell of wet plants at night in Arabia that last all day long, unlike other cheap fragrances. I love this scent and get lots of compliments and three people have gotten it after me. I believe it smells different on everyone.

Mar
18
2011
ezdravkova
ezdravkova

poisonous as in strange and addictive.. very classy.. and wearable even if overdone (lucky me with the dry skin).. that said, I tend to prefer the more floral little sister Tender Poison..

Mar
18
2011
niamhGoldenhair
niamhGoldenhair

This is the perfume that the Queen of Sheba would have worn when she went to visit King Solomon, this is the perfume that Helen of Troy would have used to seduce Paris and cause the Trojan War. Cleopatra, when she fell in love with Mark Antony, would have worn it.

It is awesome, inimitable, irresistible, packed with the most powerful poetic feminine sensual PRESENCE of any perfume. It is every woman's birthright and no woman has lived till she has worn it. It leaves Chanel No. 5 in the nursery. Men will be amazed by your womanliness when your wear it.

Mar
15
2011
KasiaS
KasiaS

This is one sexy beast. Intoxicating, haunting, poisonous, vampiric, great. You can either get seducted or run away, nothing in between.
It is a very deep perfume and a very smooth one - it has a detectable (dark!)honey note and the smootheness and texture of honey itself - neither airy nor powdery, a rare quality that I find also in black Coco. In both, I can almost see their glowing surface.
Nevertheless, Poison is rather bitter and definitely dark - the combination of resins, the plum, the cinnamon and the allspice creates a unique, a bit evil hue. It was tailored for a diva, maybe that's why it seems cheap or out of place when not worn by the right woman.
Needless to say, I totally love it.

Mar
11
2011
glamrose
glamrose

Poison is perfect for women who have dry skin and thin ones. For those who sweat much and heavy type, it's really a poison that knocks out every person they pass by.

Mar
10
2011
Miffymuffin
Miffymuffin

I used to work with a woman who wore this. When I say wore it she BATHED in it. You always knew where she'd been and could tell when you were catching up with her by the strength of the smell. When you were stood next to her the headache the Poisonous (pun intended) stench caused lasted all day and the smell some how infused itself into your clothing and hair. Totally spoiled this perfume for me and I avoid anyone wearing it.

Mar
08
2011
Angel10
Angel10

I first smelled Poison in the winter of 1987-88. I was staying over at a friend's house, and it was her only perfume. I sat there in her room smelling the bottle for half the night. I went to a party and actually didn't want to be there as I wanted to go back to her house and smell it again, rather than drink and play with boys!! Poison was my second perfume obsession, with my first being Ciara back in 1978 when I was 8 yrs old! I've always had an "old nose"!

I bought myself the "fake" version called "Fatale" (does anyone remember this stuff? Was purple too, and came in a simple glass btl with a green cap?) Anyways, was $10, so I bought that instead.

Update: I am now wearing this outside the house, and often! I love it, and if you don't like it, you can stay away from me....I don't mind! I am positive it is lighter than it used to be anyway...

There are very few that are this good. I have smelled over 1000 perfumes now, and this is in my Top 20 Bests! That's good stuff!

I have bought my first REAL bottle just last week, and I do love it. My hubby and 6 yo daughter love it too, except the first 5 minutes when it smells like mosquito spray. It is very intoxicating, and it remains one of my favorites, although I know how some people feel about Poison, and love it at home only.

Very, very rich, full & dark. Still one of my very favorites. It is one of my man's faves for sure.

Feb
26
2011
ogofragrant
ogofragrant

100% ABSOLUTELY HATE.
My sister tortured me with this fragrance when it came out & it never grew on me. Every morning I'd have a rude awakening to this choking smell. To me it's really like poison. Quite aptly named.
It may be a classic fragrance but we are enemies.

Feb
24
2011
bathsheba
bathsheba

At long last I've sampled this perfume and OMG it's all it's cracked up to be! It's unique, its larger than life,it screams distinction. Nobody can deny or ignore the really original sheer femme fatale pungency of this stuff. It's just dynamite.

You couldn't wear this perfume and not feel like a million dollars

Feb
19
2011
flowermom
flowermom

not a fragrance for the faint hearted......way too much, if you suffer from even the mildness of mild headaches, avoid this like the plague!

Feb
19
2011
Woodfaery
Woodfaery

I received a mini poison today. I put some on and I was immediately confused. What in the....is going on? Too much for me. NO thank you.

Feb
15
2011
rednut
rednut

I loved this 20 years ago and I still love it now although I don't wear it if that makes any sense! It is absolutely unique and I don't think there is anything quite like it. It was only on here that I found out that it is floral. I always considered it oriental. I think I may have to get a bottle and try it again. It was the love affair of my 20s. Potent and Sexy.

Feb
10
2011
ReinaT
ReinaT

I remember when Poison first came out in the '80s, everybody had it! Everybody loved it and I just "didn't get it". I remember I tried it and it was too much for me and gave me a headache. So, I just bought a mini of the original formula and got it today because I read how some described it as "Opiums little sister", not at all! I do not see this as a relative of YSL Opium at all (and I am an Opium fan). It is a pretty floral, softer than I recall, but that is because it needs to be used sparingly, or else, headache! The dry down is my favorite part, it stays soft and I would say even sweet, which surprised me, as I recall this as being sort of an "oudh" (like Opium). Not at all. Very floral and sweet and pretty. I love the pretty apple shaped purple glass bottle and clear topper and I love the name! Conjures up images of Snow White! I like it and I will find reasons to wear it, maybe I will be successful at mixing it with another perfume so I can make it uniquely mine and like it better, but I will not buy it again, because it is sort of a strange perfume, a strange combination, to my senses. I will stay with the original Opium, original Must de Cartier and original Indecence, which are truly magical and close to being French "oudh"s without actually being an oudh!
Warning: do not use much of it or it can cause headaches.

Feb
08
2011
iris_iris
iris_iris

plums drifting in a glass of whisky, old jazz club filled with sweating people dancing and laughing, women with heavy make up, leather trousers,
cognac, dirt and soil, expensive cigars, berry dessert with tones of ice cream and hazelnuts on top,
young girls with huge bouffered hair dressed in their fathers jeans jackets, punk rock, madonna, hangovered movie stars wearing ray ban sunglasses,
flowers blooming sharply in spring, "green tree cemetery dawns", beat communes full of punks that wanna be philosophers and couples on LSD making
love, housewifes longing for luxury,
our grandmothers lipsticks, passengers seat in old Ford, witnessing bullfight in Mexico while high on opium.


Poison smells like all of this, or like nothing of this.

But now if You won't try it I will be suprised.

Feb
02
2011
beatrix75
beatrix75

steel unbeliveble good feminin and amazing !!!biiigg classic

Jan
28
2011
madge369
madge369

OMG, I can still remember when this perfume came out-I was 14! it really was something new and the name "Poison" so original.I remember going to the department stores after school with my friends and spraying this.At discos and clubs there was always the unmistakable "Poison girl " with blue mascara and white stilettos! I wore Eau de Lancome.....

Jan
15
2011
dayena2003
dayena2003

For me, it smelled like real rat poison. Maybe it's me, I tried it in the store and my sister hated it and told me to wash my arm. From a distance, it was good, but when I got my nose closer, was ugh!

Jan
13
2011
oona noir
oona noir

I love Poison, but I don't want to wear it- if that makes any sense? It's a beautifully constructed perfume but I just don't think I'm the right woman to carry it off. It's very campy, and while I appreciate camp, it's not my defining feature... I was watching the movie Lost Boys the other day and I couldn't get Poison out of my head. Both are very dark, humorous and sexy. I have friends who could wear Poison well. I think, for now, I will leave it to them! :)

Jan
13
2011
Parfumista2010
Parfumista2010

Opium´s little sister, at least if it comes to pro and con opinions :-)
And just as I love Opium I do love Poison´s heavy but aromatic fumes around me.
Let me put it this way : this scent is simply not for everybody and whoever loves it knows why :-)
When I first got in contact with this forbidden apple I was a teenage girl, bewildered by Poison´s opulence and drama feeling and started wearing it quite early.
Now, so many many years later I still love the dark green box, the violet bottle and its heavenly-hellish juice. Dark, sinister even, like a rare flower that only blooms at midnight every 100 years.
Of course, it is important never to forget about its strength and applying Poison with a light hand.
Even though my beloved Parfum de Toilette is not available anymore, I still adore the EdT.
One-of-a-kind, seductive, diva-style - a classic !

Jan
11
2011
boardbat
boardbat

i have always despised this obnoxious, heavy perfume. the bottle is so classy and it is not a cheap toilette water, fine ingriedients have been used, but the scent is just so cloying and lingering. i could never use it.

Jan
08
2011
KateZeGreat
KateZeGreat

I had a bottle of this elixer in High School...still reminds me of that time and as such I don't like it as much as I did then *ah the ability of scent to recall feelings/memory!*

Still, a masterful fragrance - a truly unique composition for the time and place. This is a perfume with throw like no other, a warm, spicy, sensuous, liquor-soaked wave.

Jan
07
2011
mediterranean
mediterranean

The first time I smelt this nearly knocked me off.
It has strong personality and it is very sensual-my husband loves it- but it is the perfume I use only when I know I am going to have to face somebody I don´t like, and I have to pretend I am a different person, a fighter. Anyway, to each his own. It is a masterpiece, beautifully composed and would fit somebody like...Scarlett O´Hara.

Jan
06
2011
napiergirl
napiergirl

POISON FOR ME IS A NEW CHOICE AND FOR A FRAGRANCE FROM THE SHOULDER PAD EIGHTIES IT WORKS NOW JUST AS IT DID BACK THEN .AS ANOTHER ONCE SAID DONT SPRAY ON THE NECK AND IT HAS THE MOST DELICIOUS SEXY MULLED WINE PLUM SMELL THAT LINGERS .DEVINE , SEXY , LOVE IT.

Jan
05
2011
Angelstar
Angelstar

I absolutely adore Poison - i used to wear it in my high school days and still love it to this day. I havent worn it out for many years because I don't know if its considered fashionable any more. I have tried Hypnotic poison but its just not anywhere near as beautiful. So ive decided never mind fasion i might just have to purchase a bottle asap!

Dec
30
2010
Stacy O
Stacy O

I remember when Poison first came out while I was in high school in the 80's. I managed to get a sample vial from the department store, and to this day...and I don't know if it's because of the color or the bottle or the liquid, but all I can think of when I smell it is spicy grapes! :)

Dec
30
2010
bronstein
bronstein

I'm not sure if this is a love/hate thing as some of the comments below suggest, or rather a question of the right environment. It certainly does not suit any woman, and even for the daring the timing has to fit. I usually don't lay out associations I get from a certain scent, but in this case I think Poison works wonderfully with velvet wardrobes, it may suit dark girls or women and/or dark outfits, and almost perfectly will fit with any gothic rock event.

Dec
28
2010
romrom
romrom

poison smells like grape juice to me , I wanted to like it but I just dont want to spend a lot of money and end up smelling like I spiled grape juice on myself

Dec
02
2010
Perfumedsecrets
Perfumedsecrets

Poison won't smell good on everyone. That is not only my theory with Poison, but with all perfumes. Our sense of smell varies greatly, and chemistry with scent is pretty rare. Most perfumes are linear and smell the same on everyone. They only differ slightly. Poison smells different on every single person, so don't judge it just based on your own experience. Perfumes, along with other scents like fresh rain or grass, evoke memories. If you knew someone who wore Poison and you hated them, then of course you'll hate Poison. It would be the same if they wore CK One. I think most people are still on that 1990's clean perfume trend. When I smell a perfume made before 1993, I instantly become more intrigued by it. Around that year designer fragrances became uninteresting, and niche stepped in to save us from common fruity florals and cotton candy perfumes. I almost never find a department store perfume unique enough to surprise me. I spray Poison only on my wrist lightly. If it's any closer to your neck it can be cloying until it dries down. You can't properly detect the notes if you spray too much. Even if you hate it, you cannot deny Poison has personality and strength. It's powerful, seductive, raw, mysterious, and strange. This is unlike anything else on the market. Opium and Poison stand on their own. While I feel Opium can smell too warm and almost dirty with spices, Poison is intense on another level with dark dark fruits and vines that wrap around you. Worthy of it's reputation and power. You will either feel like a queen and people should bow to you, or like you could knock everyone out in the bedroom. I own the original bottle EDT.

Nov
24
2010
thatsmr2usir
thatsmr2usir

This is an updated review. I recently shared my thoughts on this fragrance & while I must admit I had no plans on purchasing this frag again, I was thinking what fragrance can I buy to wear to the dance clubs that will kill off all the A Men, Le Male, 1 Million scents that clutter the club scene?. Well thats when I thought about Poison! This loud, obnoxious beauty will surely dominate all the other scents that may try to take over the establishment. Poison will serve a purpose in my wardrobe after all as it will be my club/bar fragrance for the fall/winter! :)

Nov
21
2010
sweetcookie
sweetcookie

Now that Halloween is upon us-is there any better fragrance to talk about than Poison?
Like "fright night" itself, Poison is chockful of tricks and treats. Sne's the initially loud, screeching witch whose ultimate ruse is to completely seduce and win you over. It's precisely when you are convinced that she's impossible, that Poison offers you her honeyed fruit, exotic blooms and divine spice in a sensual elixir tnat will mesmerize you forevermore. I always imagine Poison being Cassandra Peterson's (AKA Elvira's) signature scent, as she is associated with both Halloween and the 80's, the atypical, camp sex siren.

Oct
29
2010
sherapop
sherapop

As I pen my review of Dior POISON, my soul is consoled by the sonorous sound of bathwater running in the background.

I used to know someone who wore POISON, and that was enough to deter me from ever allowing the aptly named substance to come in contact with my skin--until today, when I took it up in the name of perfumic integrity and in the hope that I might discover that it really wasn't that bad, that, perhaps, I was just a tad bit olfactorily unsophisticated at the time.

Not so, I am prepared here boldly to proclaim. POISON strikes me (violent metaphor entirely intended!) as a direct ancestor of ANGEL--minus the redeeming drydown of the latter. Dark purple fruits--grape jelly or plum jam, as you like (or not...)--and a gob of other stuff that together is so potent that I am frankly surprised that the FDA permits this potion to be sold in spray bottles! Honestly, I am wearing maybe .05 ml of my 1ml sample vial (yep, still 95% full), and I have been laboring under an intense headache since the moment I applied it to my skin. And this is the edt!

Do women really enjoy wearing this? Isn't this about as comfortable as false eyelashes, a girdle, and a beehive hairdo? I now believe that POISON may have been singularly responsible for the rabid anti-perfume backlash of the nineties. Mon dieu!

Oct
29
2010
poison
poison

Salvete,

Although this one I consider to be the supreme perfume, the supreme Goddess among scents, I hesitated so many years to review it.

The time has come for me to talk about it...It is like a beautiful shiny aura for me every time I wear it.

I finally realized that Poison is like my good sweet friend that I met here on Fragrantica,

Striking and very impressing for the incautious, Poison has the power to make you to love it or hate it from the first moment. The same thing with my beloved friend.

Every time I spray on myself Poison I have the same reaction that I had when I first saw and talk to this friend of mine.

So powerful and striking, yet so delicate and heart breaking that you will never want to get the smell off of you. Just like her, Poison conquers your heart forever and for always, it is addictive, as long as you smell it, as much you want to smell it, feel it and be surrounded by it like a cozy warm blanket. The same thing with her, the more I talk to her, the more I want to know her better and enter in her mind and soul.
Poison is one scent that can and it surprises you all the time, since it is so complex. One day it smells like plums and tuberose, another day when I'm horny it smells a bit like wild sex...Oh my...I begin to tremble and my heart beats faster and faster only when I think about it...

There are two scents in this world that just drive me crazy, the smell of a young woman and Poison....Oh..you know that the smell of the human body is so intriguing and Poison in combination with that gives born to the smell of love.

Poison can be soft and delicate but it reminds me always that he is on me and the thing is that even if I don't want, and I don't want people to notice me, everybody remarks that i wear it, and a friend of mine said that first, the scents enters in the room, and then me....

Edouard Flechier, another genius of modern perfumery created an orgasmic scent that will live forever and people will remind of it always.

Just like the good old Homer "gave birth" to Iliad and Odyssey and made him and his masterpiece immortal, Poison and Flechier are immortal.


Gratias ago tibi Edouard Flechier, illum mirabile finxisse unguentum!

Poison is the perfume that takes my breath away

Vale!

Oct
28
2010
Robynlovesperfume
Robynlovesperfume

So I gave in and ordered a bottle of this from Ebay. It came today, and to my surprise, I received the style with the older packaging(with the longer bottle, as opposed to the new round-bottle packaging). This version smells a bit different from the round bottle that I remember from the store... different in an even better way, for I prefer this one *EVEN* more (even though I prefer the actual design of the new bottle more). All that syrupy fruit, floral-powdery-spicey-incensey goodness I came to love in the round bottle, but brought out even more.
I don't know if I can necessarily say that this is stronger than the new version, however I will say that I notice more of the individual notes now, even though it all blends so perfectly well together. This is an aphrodisiac to my nose, I love love love it.

Oct
25
2010
miriel
miriel

A wierd classic. Everyone must smell Poison. But I don't know if it's still wearable.I love sometimes to smell this at home but I don't feel confortable wearing this outside.

Oct
20
2010
arg1971
arg1971

Years ago I used to not like this perfume but as I have grown older I have come to appreciate its elegant aroma.

Oct
17
2010
thatsmr2usir
thatsmr2usir

O Poison... How does 1 adore thee? Well You are of a older woman who is strict, stern, & seductive! You also are beautiful & is full of class! You tumbled mountains when you first appeared on the scene in 1985. Nothing could withstand your loud & obnoxious trail that you leave for days. ( LITOREALLY ) You may be the mother or yet shall I say GRAND MOTHER of all the Poisons, & I do like you, your not as good IMO as your siblings. & I dont think your bottle worthy compared to Hypnotic, Midnight & Pure Elixir! Your still a legend!

Oct
16
2010
adele l
adele l

A totally iconic 80s fragrance..smelled it when I was young and thought it was way too sweet and just too much! But now it seems to have a very woody/herbal undertone on me..such a strange perfume and still absolutely original. Of course use sparingly!

Oct
16
2010
deeannek
deeannek

I hsve always had an instant love for "purple" perfumes. I hope I don't need to explain that-not sure I can but to me most have something in common swwet and spicy yet elegant is the best I can do. I love Poison it was my first "purple" and I haven't had it in years but I bought a mini today in a set with some other Dior classics that I can't wait to try. What I remember about Poison is its lasting power-I feel bad for those who try it on and don't like it cause its going to be with you awhile. No matter how smoky a bar, how long I danced it was with me all night and so were the compliments.
I guess I would compare this to Opium-they don't smell alike but the are strong and can be quite nasty if overdone. If you like your perfume close to the skin then Poison is probably not for you.

Oct
02
2010
Robynlovesperfume
Robynlovesperfume

I purchased this fragrance last Saturday, only to return and it exchange it for Pure Poison the following Monday, because I felt this original version was simply 'too much'.
But now, as each day keeps rolling along, it keeps haunting me, and I find myself craving its spiciness, its richness, and its depth. And as it lingers on my napkins, I feel myself pulled into its presence. It creates a mood,.. sets a stage, if you will.

It is a *very* strong fragrance, but let me say this, it has so much depth that one or two sprays is enough, and no matter what your preference for fragrances are, whether it be spicey scents, sweet/syrupy scents, woodsys, florals, etc(and as long as you're willing to be alittle open-minded), you WILL be able to 'pull' whatever aroma you're looking for in this fragrance because.... simply put, THIS SCENT HAS IT ALL. (and then some)

While I don't regret the exchange I made for Pure Poison, this one is definitely on my want list. It is purely intoxicating. I have a big feeling I will succomb and end up purchasing this sometime in the next week. A definite keeper, indeed.

Sep
30
2010
scent_lover
scent_lover

my mom's favorite scent! i think it is a true poison if you wear a lot of it! but nevertheless, a very very good perfume that made history! definitely for winter nights! you rock dior!

Sep
25
2010
cwasser
cwasser

This is one of my old standby standards and I still love it but you do have to be careful or it will arrive before you do and I would prefer to be seen before I am smelled. Even though I have owned this perfume for 20+- years I still cannot help but to close my eyes and relish the dark/rich/intoxicating notes as soon as it comes out of the bottle.

Sep
14
2010
Lady Love
Lady Love

Poison is an immortal classic that will never die!!

I can detect Plum, Anise, cinnamon and musk notes. The incense part it's JUST AMAZING!

Poison is very long lasting and intense, just like the other 80's fragrances.

Will be a lot of Poison's sisters over the time, but nothing could be compared to the first one.

Sep
11
2010
jedikitty
jedikitty

I like and totally agree with Jonni51's review - wonderful fragrance but use it sparingly as it is a strong one.

Yep, I'd even call it a "strong, silent type", in a good way - a sexy, elegant, "lady lawyer" kind of scent. Why "lady lawyer", you ask? Well... lady-lawyers like to dress in a uber-conservative business suits but underneath, you'd find this lacy, racy, expensive, super hot lingerie. If you wonder where this knowledge comes from? Lady-lawyers I knew told me.

So, back to the scent... I used to have it way back when it first came out. A man gifted me with a bottle as he said it smelled like red poppies, and he loved poppies... I wore it sparingly, usually for a night out, and it made me feel like a sex goddess, and kind of "invincible". Of course, I never actually tried to leap any tall buildings and such, but that's how I felt inside, powerful yet feminine, strong yet approachable. My body chemistry worked so perfectly with this scent but I had to stop wearing it as my close friend was deathly allergic to it... I put our friendship above my personal vanity, but I do miss this scent even to this day.

Sep
01
2010
Chanelette
Chanelette

This is seduction in a bottle!
I guess the bottle characterizes the juice pretty well. It has a shape of "forbidden fruit" which might be , very unexpectedly indeed, sweet plums that dominate the fragrance. It also looks like an amulet filled with poison that makes you feel very powerful. It actually is a kind of poison as it's very intoxicating...and sexy.

Aug
19
2010
RobbieX
RobbieX

A lovely deep dark fragrance. Very potent. Longevity and sillage awesome. I would class this as an oriental though. It's another well constructed scent from Dior

Aug
08
2010
teardrop
teardrop

I wanted to like it, but somehow it remindes me Cacharel LouLou, they both have similar notes. So as I don't like Cacharel LouLou, this one is not for me too. What a pity!

Jul
24
2010
Annica
Annica

Every time I was in a perfume shop my eyes were drawn like a magnet to the shelf where the bottle was. I've tried it so many times but have not been able to make up my mind until recently that I actually like it a lot. Wonderful combination of flowers and spices with just enough sweetness. Feels almost oriental. I think it's best for winter and evening use. When used with a light hand Poison is outstanding. Beautiful!

Jul
17
2010
Nemia
Nemia

People either love or hate this one. A friend of mine liked to call it "Poisson", fish in French, because he hated it so much. (I always say the name in French, I have no idea whether this is how it should be pronounced but it suits the parfum much ze bettaire...)

It's a sophisticated, headstrong, intoxicating, very sexy scent. Sexy in the sense of Hitchcock's sexy librarian - oh so proper on the outside, oh so naughty on the back seat of a taxi.

I agree, not every woman call pull this off. If the difference between your personality and the perfume is too noticeable, it might even detract from your charms.

I felt like an international spy and like living in danger and like a woman of many wiles when I wore it. I was young and wanted to be older. It definitely makes heads turn - if only to have somebody say: what's that, POISSON?

Jul
16
2010
Maki
Maki

My mother used to wear this and I hated it, it gave me a headache, so intens that I even asked her not to wear it when we'd be together.
But now my niece is wearing it and on her it smells great! I won't buy it though...

Chemistry does strange things with perfume I guess...

Jun
27
2010
Catbiscuit
Catbiscuit

I first smelled this wonderful potion while I was on exchange in Europe as a 15year old. It was love at first sniff! So dangerous, so sexy! It still takes me back there. Sigh.

Jun
17
2010
Doc Elly
Doc Elly

This review is based on is a tiny decanted sample sent to me in a swap, so am not sure of the concentration. I’m pretty sure it is a relatively new version. When I tried Poison many years ago, and smelled it every time I would walk past the open doors of department stores, and sniffed its sillage wafting from far too many people, I was fascinated by its strong grape-like note, but it seemed way too strong to actually wear. Whatever I have in the sample is toned down relative to my memory of it because I can wear it without gagging and suffocating, and actually enjoy it. Maybe it’s not reformulation at all, but the difference between spraying liberally from a tester in a duty-free shop and dabbing cautiously from a vial at home. The notes seem pretty much the same as what I remember.

In searching unsuccessfully for information about Poison reformulations, I came across the comment that what makes perfumes distinctive is an excess of one ingredient. In the case of Poison, I’m guessing that it is methyl anthranilate, which has a concord-grape smell, and that it was overused in creating one or more of the flower or fruit accords that went into it. But it turned out to be a brilliant overuse. Poison is one of those perfumes that just smells like itself - a big, loud cloud of artificial flowers and incense and candy grapes, screaming “I am woman in big hair and shoulder pads, and I will seduce you, like it or not”, making no excuses for being what it is. You have to love and respect it for that.

Jun
08
2010
ilikethequiet
ilikethequiet

I will always adore Dior's original Poison. It was my signature fragrance in high school and the first perfume that my Mom ever bought for me (in 1985, the year it was released), so wearing it is a huge nostalgia trip for me.

Yes, Poison is loud, yes, it's heavy. One drop is plenty for the entire day. This perfume is no delicate flower, no shy floral. There's nothing quiet about Poison; it is aptly named. Nor is this fragrance right for the office- it's too heavy, too sensual, for anything but night time wear.

Plum, roses, resin, amber, vanilla and incense are what bloom for me. Then, a few hours into the dry down, the vetiver and sandalwood add a warm earthiness to the roses and spices. Poison is boozy, sweet, spicy, warm, rich, indulgent, exotic and mysterious. This perfume is a heavenly elixir on my skin, a perfect match for my body chemistry- it sings on my skin and leaves me feeling feminine and sexy.

Poison will always be one of my favorite perfumes. I'm so glad I indulged in a new bottle of Poison after all these years without it.

Jun
02
2010
Aren
Aren

This does not agree with me at all, way too overpowering for me. I would imagine it would blend in well on some women.

Should be used in moderation, a few drops goes a long way!

May
26
2010
RRCOOLMAMA2
RRCOOLMAMA2

Poison, my mother used to wear this. AND, it was amazing! I was always hugging my mom just to smell her.

Nothing rotten about this, some of the users skin chemistry turns this rotten. But not Poison. I gave it to her recently, and she laughed saying you still want to hug me? Ah my maman, to kind for words.

Unfortunately, Poison will kill you and everyone around you if you do not know how to use this in the right manner.

AWAY FROM THE NECK! ON YOUR HIPS ONE SPRITZ ONLY. DO YOU HEAR ME?

ONE SPRITZ.

May
20
2010
belissena
belissena

No no no!
I've tried to like it. I find the bottle, the ad, the concept so fascinating, but I can't...
It's a pity because I love plums, forest fruits, anise, cinnamon, vanilla, tuberose...well...maybe not all together!
It's really headache inducing for me, it really makes me sick. I've even changed table during a dinner because of Poison. Sorry!

May
05
2010
Mo
Mo

A fine shadow was flung over the deep green meadow , darkening all.

Snow White was in the kitchen when she heard the sound at the door: KNOCK! KNOCK!
"Who's there?" she called suspiciously, remembering the dwarfs advice.
"I'm an old peasant woman selling apples," came the reply.
"I don't need any apples, thank you," she replied.
"But you need a Poison by Edouard Flechier!" said the velvety voice from outside the door.

Poison is the jealous,wicked stepmother, but very beautiful.

May
02
2010
fragrancestien
fragrancestien

rotten grapes --care for a glass of pruno anyone-- how could dior have made this it was there only mistake every thing else they ever done i thought was beautiful and even if it was one that was not for me i atleast respected it but sorry i can not even respect this one it actually nausiates me its sticky stinky sweet cloying over done and because it is strong i love strong scent i just do not like ones that stink grape kool aid with waaaay to much sugar or wine that has went bad 1980's street walkers that ones that prostitute to cover a drug habbit not the higher class hookers that do it to maintain a certain lifestyle like expensive perfume jewelry uptown condos couture clothing etc . . . discontinue this rotten grape sludge . . .

Apr
27
2010
IamWoman
IamWoman

This is a definite love-it-or-leave-it fragrance. I left it...actually gave it away years ago. I found it loud and overbearing, with an unmistakeable sledgehammer effect. After the initial sharp slap in the face, wearing this scent was like whirling around the room in a continual choke-hold. I couldn't wait to get it off!! This one is definitely NOT for me.

Apr
19
2010
Chantal
Chantal

that last review was from me before I joined. I am wearing poison today; it is a chill, damp day and I have only applied this very lightly today, and it smells like clean warm laundry fresh from the dryer! I am also detecting a hint of grape -- I was never able to put my finger on that note before. Interesting. After all this time, poison still has the element of surprise.

Apr
07
2010
eilismaireg
eilismaireg

After reading these reviews I am going to have to go back and re-sniff this one. Being an 80's teen it's just stuck in my memory as overly strong. I quite like strong scents now and I'm definately not averse to some nostalgia so.....!

Mar
23
2010
movs
movs

One of the two legendary sexy perfumes of the 80's (the other one is Obsession). With the shoulder pads, the big hair and the bright colours in the make up you wouldn't go unnoticed. Poison fits this image perfectly. I think those two loud perfumes, Poison and Obsession, were the essence of the 80's.

Poison is a daring, intense, sexy and dark perfume. From the minute you spritz it, it wraps you in a mysterious sensual scent of incense, spices and flowers. The notes blends so perfectly together that it is impossible for me to distinguish them clearly.
It makes me think of a tropical garden by night with big dewy flowers, and Poison really is a creature of the night. Poison is my "little black dress".

Through all the years this has been my absolute favorite for evening.

In 3 words: ICONIC - MYSTERIOUS - SEXY

Mar
22
2010
bamboowu
bamboowu

I remember many years ago, (perhaps 20 years), I smelled this perfume and did not care for it much. I only smelled it from the bottle back then. Today, I was walking by it in the store while exploring the fragrance counter, and decided to try it, this time on my skin. What a wonderful surprise it turned out to be for me.

Initial spray is most strong, but I did not over apply simply because of the reviews I previously read about this fragrance. Other reviewers have noted not to overdo it, I agree, don't over apply this one. What a beauty this is turning into for me, I've had it on for about 1.5 hours, and I am loving it more and more the longer I wear it.

The notes most detectable to me are the jasmine, the plum, incense, vanilla, spices, and honey. After about 20 minutes, the initial intensity subsided, and what I get is a most heavenly floral type fragrance with some type of nectar smell that is hard to describe...plums, and flowers, a sweetness.

A most certainly intense fragrance, but I am loving every second of it. I am ordering a bottle online today!

Mar
20
2010
perfumepsych
perfumepsych

AT THE BEGINNING I CAN SMELL THE CORIANDER AND THE SPICES AND IT SMELLS REALLY STRONG, IT BURNS MY NOSE, BUT AFTER 15 MIN OR SO IT SMELLS DIVINE ON MY SKIN!
I CAN SMELL THE PLUM, THE TUBEROSE, THE JASMIN, THE INCENSE, THE ORANGE BLOSSOM AND THE HONEY(VERY DETECTABLE TO MY NOSE).
THIS PERFUME TAKES YOU TO A DIFFERENT DIMENTION!
I CANNOT SMELL THE ROSE AT ALL BUT IN THE DRYDOWN I CAN SENSE THE VETIVER,THE HELIOTROPE AND THE CEDAR FOR SURE.
IT SMELLS CREAMY AND FLORAL.
CLASSY AND MYSTERIOUSLY FEMININE...

Mar
19
2010
Frangipani76
Frangipani76

I got this one as a gift from my Mom. And I hate it so much. Like some of the reviews below said it's "in-your-face" type scent. Very complicated and yet very strong. I keep it as a vintage perfume from 80's. To compensate this one. I bought the younger version "Tendre Poison"

Mar
14
2010
Nicole79
Nicole79

Years ago i could not stand Poison...i used to find it so.....strong, in u're face,nauseating, almost vulgar....but now...after test it a few times i think i'm starting to apreciate it ! It's not an "easy" fragrance, takes time to see i's beauty ;)
I don't know how the vintage used to be, i can only imagine..stronger, sweetier, plummier... LOL...and...not so easy to wear !

Poison is defenitely much more "wearable" than Pure Poison( pure strong jasmine)... I was expecting something more heavy...it is strong in the opening, true...
I felt the incense in the top notes, for about 10 minutes,very smokey and dark but then disappeared...and it becomed very creamy-flowery on my skin with a touch of incense !
Also, it remindes me a perfume my mom used to weare, it was not Poison, but very similar thou...
It is nice, kind of sweet-smoky, not "old", very feminine, classy scent and sexy...A fragrance that makes u feel confident and strong . ;)

"Femme Fatale" type of fragrance ;)...80'S Glamour ;)
A great perfume...love it !
A must try !

Mar
04
2010
rotorres
rotorres

WOW! I bought a 1.7 oz. bottle and got a 1oz. bottle as a kicker.I bought this blind/unsniffed due to the fact I like Hypnotic and LOVE Pure.Man, let me tell you!This is one STRONG CONCOCTION - but only at first.It reminds me of cough medicine and grape juice right away, however the way it smells later, on my clothes, is very nice & actually quite pleasant.It also remind me of TF black orchid, which I prefer and love.
Overall I like it and I'm positive I have enough to last me the rest of my life.The bottle is beautiful and earns a place on my vanity, not put away in the dark as so many other perfumes I have.

Feb
25
2010
saso eltaweel
saso eltaweel

it's an old smell i used 2 wear it in the past but i don't think i could wear it now it's tooo strong 4 me now

Feb
12
2010
Peggy
Peggy

My signature scent...The last two years,after a devoted relationship of 8 maybe ten years of coco mademoiselle...
I love it! It is seductive,poisonous;),Femme "mature" but not old!Must for skins that prefer spices...That's the reason that my other love is COCO...

Feb
10
2010
kankine
kankine

Oh, that smell is really a POISON for my nose...too strong and it doesn't fit to me.

Feb
10
2010
Suseken
Suseken

This one is strong for strong women.Its great for evening wear.But only in small doses.

Feb
10
2010
Lady Venomtongue
Lady Venomtongue

Truth must be told ! this fragrance is not that bad atall , yes atall ,,, it Never " stinks " to me Nor have i ever detected "rotten" plums , flowers or animals ,
shocking to say i know , but Poison to me is natural-smelling fragrance & very realistic , paying special homage to each existent individual note .
Yet , it is not into my humble liking or scent preferences , because there is undeniable amount of highletened murky sweetness that is quite annoying / tiresome to my mind magically without being either sugary , synthetic or vanillic one yet quite intolerable to me.
for me the combination of sweetened fruits in the top + honeyed jasmine & buttery tuberose in the heart + apparent burning incense in the base Was , is , & will be Not right to my nose or perception .
anyhow i know i would regret this But with all such sweetness & defaults in the composition of Poison , He is a feminine masterpiece nonetheless .
& Believe me when i say that Poison is much more mellow , tolerable & Merciful than the never balanced so called a fragrance Lou Lou by Cacharel .

Jan
31
2010
PricklyAndHot
PricklyAndHot

This fragrance really brings me associations with 80s, I even don't know why. So I wasn't surprised about the launching date. This fragrance is very strong. I can't wear it for a long time, because it makes me sleepy. First I felt a little bit rotten berries with honey in it, but now I mostly feel the coriander, tuberose and honey notes. The coriander note is really too strong and spicy for me. I can hardly stand it. That is why I decided that this fragrance is not for me.

Jan
30
2010
tee_vee09
tee_vee09

vomit worthy i almost did when i put it on my wrist the other day and could smell it right under my nose.....
just too much going on for me so many notes it also made me itchy i was hoping to find out what made me itch but there is just so many ingredients..
not for ppl with allergies or who like simple scents very very full on

Jan
26
2010
zvoncica
zvoncica

I am certain that out there among you are women who can really succeed to bite the bullet. Meaning, wear the Poison.

It is the thickest, darkest, loudest, meanest, devilish perfume I ever set my nose on. The juice was drained from the gigantic flower grown on a planet outside of our galaxy, where no living creature has set the foot before. Apart from being strange, the juice is growing on your skin, boiling, melting your senses, becoming pile of rotten fruits, plants and animals. Intolerable. There is no antidote I am afraid.

Well, I tried it for the first time and "little" went over the line while applying. I met an old friend after years of not seen each other and we went to coffee. So when we sat, I said
"Don’t be worried this thing which stinks is me, I just put poison on my hand."
She: "What do you mean poison?"
Me: “The original poison from 1985".
She: “Why did you do this???”
Me: “To try how it smells on my skin.”
Before the ambulance came to pick me up I managed to explain to her this is perfume we are talking about.

Jan
25
2010
GrannyBear
GrannyBear

As reviewers have observed, Poison certainly stirs up some controversy! I have worn it on and off over the years since it first came out (well, I'm no spring chicken). I love it, but have to admit that sometimes it can be a bit of a thug, as there is quite a sharp/hard edge to the otherwise soft and warm scents. Subtle application is required, and don't wear it for the office or to a restaurant. I'm a big fan of the spicy/musky scents and I think this appeals to the grown up (but not grown out of it) hippy in me.

Jan
19
2010
mymlan
mymlan

I totally agree with Mellyhellys review further down. Weeeeeeeei! I've just came across some vintage Poison Esprit de Parfum: thick sweet plums (not edible though), intoxicating strange flowers, dark brown rich honey and louds of smokey vanilla. Thats the thing.

IMO Poison Esprit de Parfum is both softer and closer than original poison if used in small amounts (dab 2 drops). There's nothing off-putting in it, not even in the top. You just want to smell it again and again. So addicting, alluring, intoxicating and marvellous. One of the best perfumes I ever had so far.

I was a bit puzzled by "Esprit de Parfum" but found an old article from -89 claiming it's actually eau de parfum and not pure perfum (I really wonder what THAT would smell like?).

Chase it down, try it and be seduced.

Jan
11
2010
APassionateJourney
APassionateJourney

Wow, JMangine. You're just being downright disrespectful. Are you serious with that review? Nobody dislikes this scent more than I do, but I wouldn't go as far as to say a woman who wears this is a tramp or a nympho. You took it way too far. We all have our opinions on scents, but don't diss the wearer. What's good for the goose isn't always good for the gander

Jan
11
2010
soniamcalear
soniamcalear

NASTY! NASTY! NASTY! This should be in storage and have a label that says: "Break on in the event of an emergency!" Im surprised this is literally not "Outlawed".

Jan
09
2010
rithacha
rithacha

One of my first perfumes, Poison will always have a special place in my heart. It's so different from everything out there, so extreme, but also very noble.

The smell seems to change with every application. Sometimes it's spicy, other times sweet; sometimes obnoxious, sometimes tender. For me, Poison is all about spicy plum. I have never ever ever caught ANY of the floral notes on my skin except for an occaisional carnation. Mostly it's dark, opulent fruit, straddling that thin line between ripe and rotten. Bursting with jammy honey and preserved with allspice, coriander, cinnamon, anise and INCENSE. I also smell something similar to burnt cocoa. The dry-down is just as dark, but dry and woody.

I would recommend the 1oz or .5oz bottle, since the occaisions for wearing this devilish perfume are relatively rare, and a tiny dab is all you need all night.

Dec
21
2009
Puppe
Puppe

Poison is a perfume not easy to wear, not easy to like and not easy to leave. It is one of my favorites because it describes my personality very good. It is complex, long lasting (the first time when you sniff it, you feel like intoxicating. Poison is another perfume that brings me to a different world. I don't like Pure Poison, I like Midnight Poison and Hypnotic Poison, but every time when I want something else I go for the first one -POISON-

Dec
18
2009
moonflower143
moonflower143

i just recently bought this perfume..at first spray, its really strong,so i waited a few minutes before i sniffed..its nice at the start but turned a bit sour on my skin..maybe its the plum?..the same sourness i experienced with perry ellis 360..maybe plums (and currants in perry ellis) dont go well with my body chemistry..its a bit disappointing though coz i love the lasting power of this perfume, it lasts very very long..but at least, an additional to my collection.:-)

Dec
07
2009
LadyJedi
LadyJedi

Hardly is there any perfume addict who could stay indifferent to Poison - you either hate it or love it forever. I myself grew up with this scent and it is really special for me. This is a serious, dark fragrance with a strong and spicy opening which might be a bit overwhelming at first. Then comes the sweetness of the plum and cinnamon notes followed quickly by the floral heart dominated by tuberose and honeyed jasmine. This is one of the very few florals that I like as it has complexity and character. I do not like Tendre Poison and I think Pure Poison is not impressive either, but Hypnotic Poison and Poison are among my favourites for occasions when I need to feel special and confident.

Dec
02
2009
Kristel
Kristel

Daring and provocative, enigmatic and mysterious fragrance. Poison is a perfume with much to say. Poison's message is seductive and perhaps even troubling.

Dec
01
2009
bartenderbabe
bartenderbabe

This is by far the best fragrance I have ever smelled. I feel cheated now because I have tested and purchased many fragrances to find this elusive scent. In other words, I had to kiss a lot of perfume frogs to find this prince of a fragrance! From the moment I smelled this beautifully intoxicating scent, it was love. This one is not for a wallflower. Poison is sexy, secretive, mysterious, and strong. It is wild yet innocent too. Lots of jasmine which I love. Dangerously feminine. Everything about Poison works for me. I adore it. My signature fragrance!

Dec
01
2009
juliamarchwicka
juliamarchwicka

Only ever smelled it once, from the bottle, and it seemed too overpowering to even spray on a card, and definitely not on the skin. Instead I stick with Hypnotic/Pure Poisons :)

However after reading so many positive reviews, I must say I would like to try this on my skin one day.

Nov
14
2009
ameskay
ameskay

i remembered wearing this to secondary school after a friend gave it to me... but i remembered the bottle looked a bit different than the one in the picture. anyway, i LOVE it and true to it's name, it can be very poisonous - strangely intoxicating, it's strong & very musky at first but when it's mixed with your body chemistry, it could be really really sensual, warm and surprisingly, soft to the nose...

Nov
03
2009
Trvevil
Trvevil

I wrote a review before stating it was detergent, but today finally I had a courage (ok, I quite a while want to test it again, this time on skin) I discovered that it's not detergent at all.
Poison has a little bit old-fashioned tone in top notes, but it's bright and deep, rich scent that is so enchanting, attracting.. seems my skin matched this perfume very well.
When you don't stick your nose to wrist, later it smells like soft candies with grape flavor that I miss so much (they were very yummy).
When you smell directly you get cinnamon, incense, berries and other stuff mixed into poisonous juice. Careful there..

Sep
23
2009
liquidiridium
liquidiridium

I loved the first impression of deep, plummy deliciousness w/various spicy/sweet notes swirling around. But on me it turns rapidly into a horrible burnt plastic/skunk smell. Horrible! It smells wonderful on my friend.

Sep
20
2009
jatzzie
jatzzie

Soooo dissapointed.In general I love Dior's fragrances and Hypnotic Poison + Pure Poison are some of the greatest perfumes out there, but this...Ok, so I have a tendency to dislike classic fragrances as they tend to have this strange weird not-nice-smelling note in them.And sadly, so does Poison.This really did smell like poison, such a pity, because I would've really loved to like it and the bottle like with the other Poisons, is stunning.

Sep
17
2009
missk
missk

Such an enchanting fragrance! Truly captivating.

Poison is dark, gothic, mysterious and wicked, yet strangely inviting and soothing.

The scent itself is quite dusty, smokey and powdery but with such beautiful intensity. This fragrance is an amazing composition of both spices, florals and sweet vanilla.

At this present time I have been reading Philippa Gregory's "The Other Boleyn Girl", and since Poison reminds me of ancient gothic and medieval times, I can imagine this fragrance suiting such infamous women in history like Anne Boleyn.

Poison is so bold and almost potent, yet strangely and exquisitely beautiful. The scent settles so well on the skin with powdery and spicy bursts of plum, pepper, jasmine, tuberose and smokey incense.

Be wary that this fragrance isn't for the light-hearted. Poison requires its wearer to be strong willed and self-confident. The woman that wears Poison is mysterious, proud, sensuously captivating and intense.

Sep
15
2009
ParfumOui
ParfumOui

To say this perfume is overpowering is an understatement and it made me sneeze like crazy.

Sep
15
2009
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

This perfume is sweet spicy and ever so sexy! My mother used to wear this and I would sniff it and spray it and play dress up with her clothes! Shoulder pads ,leather one piece ensembles and leopard print skirts!She always got mad at me for waisting her prescious poison! Anyways now that I own it, it is strong but not to strong, I get a lot of spices and inscense and berries. Yummy and the staying power is amazing for edt. I admit it may not be for everyone and body chemistry really plays a big factor! I can't wear pure poison at all, it turns sour on me!

Sep
08
2009
allexa27
allexa27

i cant beleive that i havent reviewd Poison yet...Well...thast the real thing!Classique!Luxorous,mistirious,and so different!It reminds me of my mother when i was young,i grew up with its smell.I love it soo much!Some people find it old-fashion but i dont think so.All the men are seduced when u wear Poison,I am serious!It is extremely sexy!The first spray is lil bit overwhelming but dont be scared ,wait to see its beauty and sexiness in the dry down and u will fall in love with it ;)

Aug
22
2009
Metherlence
Metherlence

Strong and darkly sweet.

Aug
19
2009
luz
luz

It is a good perfume, I wish I could wear it. I treid again on my skin today and it is just too much for me. Be careful wearing this.

Aug
16
2009
mrolfhus
mrolfhus

Some people smell like pure sex wearing this--others smell like rotting fruit. Sadly, I am in the latter group :-)

Aug
12
2009
poppy_vanderbilt
poppy_vanderbilt

I was quite young when this first came out...i think i was wearing anaise anaise at the time because it was quite popular and affordable (remember the anaise anaise craze?)..i didn't dislike this perfume but it seemed too "mature" for me and too spicy...then about 8 years ago i had a roomate who always wore this and there was something about it i really liked..which suprised me because i didn't like spicy fragrances...but i couldn't resist... but instead of buying the perfume i wear the perfumed body cream....when i find myself attracted to a heavy or spicy perfume i get the body cream instead...i still get the deep sexy spicy warmth without it being too over powering.

Aug
10
2009
beperfect
beperfect

My Mom's favorite perfume, it's either you will love or hate this perfume! Not my type though

Aug
02
2009
michele23
michele23

I have not smelled poison for years but I use to HATE it but now Hypnotic Poison is wonderful!!I Love Hypnotic poison.Its my favorite of All the Dior perfumes maybe I will have to try poison again but what I remember it was awfull.

Jul
20
2009
perfumes_addict
perfumes_addict

this stuff really deserves its name: poison. you will either love it or hate it. at first, i didn't like it because i imagined it suited for mature, powerful women. now, things have changed because it's on my wish list. however, this is just for special ocasions. you can't wear this on a regular basis. it's very intense and powerful. you could really "poison" someone with it ;)

May
20
2009
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

I love original Poison! Love , love, love! I feel disturbed by all the Poisons that came after, but the original one rulez! It's strange I didn't wear it back in time in big '80s and wore it much later in years. To be honest, I don't like the plum lilac thing they sell today for "Poison". Not the real thing at all! My review is for the original scent as it was formulated at first.
In 1985 also the EdT vial was really strong, powerful and not flat like the new thing. Only 1 drop from teh vial transported me in another dimension and you know what? it directly carried me to Pleasure land. Never before I had tried something so intensely erotical and sexual! This is something I had discovered on my one, because I felt aroused wearing this EdT but I wasn't influenced by marketing ads. So I guess it did contain something special, maybe afrodisiac berries, hahaha!
I've always been into strong, intense scents because I think they are the best thing in perfume and they give their best when dabbed (not sprayed) with very light hand. Only 2 drops of strong Poison make your scent day (or night). Many years after my first encounter with Poison I wanted to find it again, like a lost love I was now ready for. Well, the new version disappointed me. I managed to buy a small round beautiful mini of the Esprit de Parfum... weeellllll! That's the thing! As I wrote elsewhere: Poiosn is vanilla, lots of real smoky vanilla (this is a note that reminds me of Vanilia by L'Artisan), unexpected refined flower notes that are completely sunk in the EdT, strange fruits never smelled before, maybe berries... Poison is like a bewitching forest, very dark but not gloomy, feminine and shining. Honey here plays an intriguing game.
In Esprit de Parfum (dabbed!) Poison is one of the most enchanting, bewitching, powerful and glorious scent, both extremely sexual and refined, utterly feminine and elegant (again, 2 drops at most!) What strikes me in Poison is its strenght combined with sweetness and delicacy. It must be a real secret potion! Wear it on your nights out!
The real original stuff.

May
11
2009
benzippo
benzippo

I felt the newly produced Poison (round bottle packing) smells somehow different and lack ounch from what I remembered and finally proved my suspicion as had managed to purchase a bottle of the old packing which has a more elongated bottle packing in mint condition.

When sprayed and compared side by side, the older version packed as much punch, body and extreme lasting power just as I remembered which made me come to a conclusion that the original formula has been tweaked as with most classic fragrances nowadays, unfortunately.

Apr
27
2009
manitrabe
manitrabe

Very oriental and classify it very strong. If you wear poison please stay away from pregnant woman. It will make them sick

Apr
21
2009
ktv0926
ktv0926

Spicy, warm, heavy incense - that's what poison is to me. It's intoxicating. Should you overspray it though - and its power will burden you.

Personally, I'm placing Poison on the same shelf with Nu, Addict, Agent Provocateur etc. - strong powerful fragrances that I love, but not ready to wear.

P.S. I've tried Poison several more times - and with each sniff it mesmerizes me more and more!

Mar
30
2009
Chatnoir
Chatnoir

Strong, heady and sophisticated, this scent reminds me of the 1980's and Southern California, where I lived for a while as a child. The topnotes are sweet tempered by spice. The drydown is warm incense, and reminds me a lot of "Opium" in drydown. This scent speaks indulgence and luxury to me.

Mar
29
2009
Tala
Tala

I love this one. I think it is the best floral fruity woody scent ever made. I received mine from a male friend during a stay in Turkey in 1988 and whenever I wear this one it transports me to that one year of my life. It is bold, it is sweet yet spicy. It is full of mystery and nostalgia. I love the bottle too. Looks like some secret poison Pandora would have kept in her box for very special occasions. Spell binding.... just try it you will see....

Mar
25
2009
lilith
lilith

What a nostalgic trip this scent is!!! 1985,a year of heavy orientals, big heair, bigger shoulderpads, nipped-in waists with tight black pencil skirts, black stockings and high heels. Everytime I smell it I return to this timewarp. Madonna really knew how to 'express herself' back then. Still makes me smile....

Feb
19
2009
Wildeparker
Wildeparker

Nice. A bit dark and moody, but good from time to time when you're feeling a little dangerous.

Feb
06
2009
dani78
dani78

Oh, yes, it could be a little scary when it’s sprayed for the first time; it’s a dangerous scent, you know. :) Don’t be afraid – it doesn’t take lives, it takes minds. Of course, this doesn’t work for everybody and will take some hours of “poisoning” before falling in love as the first notes are quite long lasting. But when the sweet, thick honey spiced with the creamy, warm cinnamon takes the lead then it’s not so hard to understand why this scent is so alluring and why it keeps its rating for so many years.
The intoxicating sweetness gives the perfume seductive aura but, at the same time, there are notes /I cannot detect them separately/ which make it serious and even a little dark. I can see why the word “fatale” comes often in the reviews.
In my opinion, the scent is not suitable for everyday use; it needs a right mood and a right occasion to reveal its rich beauty.

Jan
20
2009
leonora84
leonora84

I bought this 2 yrs ago, because I collect dark&sensual fragrances, or fragrances, which are not commonly loved. And my mother liked the scent as I was a little girl, I remember that we bought in Greece a solid perfume in a souvenir shop, and this solid had the scent of the infamous poison, and mom loved it deeply. I can't understand why are people "afraid" of Poison, it is a great tuberosey scent with lots of plum-marmelade and cinnamon. It is potent, yes. But that is what I understand under an economic fragrance. Teekanne has got a tea exactly with this fragrance/taste: the tea "Granny's Finest". It's all abut plum, licorice, cinnamon, and other fruits and spices. And the Poison has that big creamy tuberose in plus. But, there is a reason why I can't wear it these days. my dance teacher, who is a man with casanova-attitudes in his 40's, wears a perfume w strong cinnamony sillage since a few months, and I won't have a cinnamony sillage in his presence, just because.:) Don't know what may be his "poison", but I keep my Poison for days off, where I mustn't go to dance trainings. He mustn't think that I ahve the same taste:).

Jan
10
2009
LaLoLa
LaLoLa

I guess my skin is a scent tamer because Poison isn't strong on me. There's something "fleshy" about the drydown/base notes, I can not explain it properly.
Lovely scent, dcent sillage, very sensual.

Dec
30
2009
Robert White
Robert White

Yes, it's very strong, and definitely in the "love it or hate it category" I love it and need to buy it for my collection, but will wear it only occasionally. I used to sneak my roomate's Poison in 1987, and the reactions I got were...interesting. NOT IN ANY WAY a man's perfume, I will wear it because I like the smell. Don't wear this to dinner or a movie, it really takes over. I really fetishize the bottle, brilliant packaging, evil and seductive...hey, there's a chat topic!

Dec
25
2008
Trvevil
Trvevil

One moment almost all Poisons for me smelled like detergent. But I don't know why, I was returning to smell this over and over (Here, what do you think of this smell? - To friends). One day I as usual dragged one of my friends to Dior shelves and took this green bottle. I smelled it first, then gave to friend saying "You know, this actually is good"
Staying power is awesome. This is 'fatale' fragrance. And indeed, smells like poison.

Dec
18
2008
tessture
tessture

Smells like over-scented purple Kool-aid to me and always has. I used to like it for the Kool-aid value: Something that costs this much and smells like a kids' drink? But in the end, it's just too too much and very dated into the bargain. Hello, 1980s!

Dec
14
2008
katyas
katyas

I received this as a gift from my mother-in-law and fell in love with the scent. Sweet and floral fragrance combines with dark and musky overtones to create a scent that surpasses itself the whole time. It lasts a LONG time, and settles into the clothing being worn with it so that they continue to smell of Poison until you wash them. Definitely one of my favorites!

Dec
14
2008
brickbird
brickbird

I used to have this one, but never had a good relationship with it. I found it similar to some insecticide. I gave it away.
Poison, snakes, bitter, not my type...
this was some years ago. Today, my opinion about perfumes has changed a lot. I thing there are no bad perfumes. It depends on your mood as well, occasion, etc., etc..
Maybe I should try it again, and see how it will suit me now.

Dec
09
2008
PR
PR

Strong and heavy scent, but smells 'classic'. First few minutes it even reminded me distantly Chanel's 'Coco' or something familiar. After 40 minutes I detected it developing some unpleasant note, which an hour after spraying became very pronounced animalistic odour. I was convinced civet is responsible for this 'turn' in the smell, but it isn't featured in ingredients..

Really mystic 'case' in a way, as a stories with poison's usually are.
'Poison' gets really deservedly it's name. What are these strange animalistic notes? 'An Unsolved Crime' for me:)

Wow this smell is seriously holding its grip on whatever millimeter it gets. It was sprayed on a textile strip, and i actually threw away it in a bin in a living room. I Was in a kitchen for a while and when entering the room I was surprised by THE GREETING smell of flowery nice perfume.. i followed my nose:) and guess what it was? bin with the strip of 'Poison' on it..impressive..should say and it is after n..number of hours..( 7-8 maybe), no animalistic notes in the air, u get them only in very close encounter or perhaps when sprayed generously

Dec
05
2008
mamamia
mamamia

too heavy to be wearable and i think 1 or 2 spray is ok but if you having bath with it you can kill healthy person in a minute especially babies so be careful it really deserves its name!!!

Nov
18
2008
Carla
Carla

I love Dior but am not a fan of Poison although I do think the name is apropos to what I feel is an undersirable formula for my taste. The embodiment of the herb opoponax with its everlasting sweet lavender scent paired with the woodsy wet cedar aroma make this a forbiddingly intense perfume. A perfume to wear on a dare!

Oct
29
2008
azuriiita
azuriiita

A good perfume, suitable -i guess- for seductive women that likes wear in black, and be noticed :) Men thinks its sexy...
This Poison perfume makes me think about silk, strong liquors and luxury...
I am agree with comments about its not for everyone

Oct
29
2008
PacoGirl
PacoGirl

It as a true magnet for men. Seductive and very sexy... Most provocative parfume in the world. Definitely is not for everyone. You either love it or hate it. I am wearing it for all special occasions since this parfume launched. My first one was bought in Paris in 1987, it was parfume (not EDT or EDP). I never saw the same bottle after this. My husband gives me a new bottle every time I finish one. For him Poison is my signature parfume and nothing sutes me better than Poison (original. Yes, Poison is strong. So do not make a shower of this parfume, find the right amount. True diva scent.

Oct
29
2008
BlackAmberMoon
BlackAmberMoon

This is not for everyone, but if it works for you, it really works. I wear the Esprit de Parfum version, NOT the EDT (this isn't a fragrance to be sprayed on, but dabbed lightly on pulse points). Applied this way, it is never overbearing. The parfum is soft and smooth, like a honeyed, spiced wine. Men love it. One of the best fragrances in the world.

Oct
21
2008
Mitsouko
Mitsouko

Many year has passed from creation this fragrance, but it has nothing lost of magic, beauty and innovation. Beautiful, deep, dark as forest fruits. Sound and sensuality. It adds energy and certitude. It is fine, curing poison.

Oct
18
2008
nodi88
nodi88

I HATE IT....the bottle is nice...the name is mysterious and dark...the perfume is terrible...causes suffocation to the living and wakes up the dead

Oct
16
2008
richa259
richa259

yeah...its such a wonderful perfume....it was my mom's favorite...i remember as a kid i always used to dig in her purse and apply...hhaha....n now it has becum my all time fav...!!

Oct
14
2008
mlinde
mlinde

Poison is indeed a complex perfume. I used this a lot during the late eighties, maybe also at the wrong occasions, but it is truly original. This is one of those perfumes that you can easily detect on someone else, it can't be mistaken for anything else. I think this takes a more grown-up woman to wear, it sends out very strong signals. I still love it though I haven't used it for some time apart from a "test" recently. A true winter parties scent, this won't go unnoticed!

Oct
11
2008
Gwendolyn
Gwendolyn

It is one of my favourite fragrances. In spite of the name it is elegant. Unique.

Oct
06
2008
solocha
solocha

This is a beautiful perfume, I think it has a potential to become one of my signature fragrances, it expresses me so well. I can smell plum and cinnamon, and in general it is dark, mysterious and intoxicating.

Oct
06
2008
Jeanette
Jeanette

To me, it smells like.. well, pure poison. I don't like this at all, not any of them. Way to heavy, these perfumes could wake up the dead and make them flee their graves.

Sep
28
2008
proly
proly

The best scent in the world: sensual, seductive, unique, completely different from all the other perfumes. Is a magnet for men. Strong and sexy...Really, it's a pleasure to use it. To this day I haven't seen a perfume that equals Christian Dior's Poison.

Sep
20
2008
knightz
knightz

Back in the 80's I smelled this on a girl that was working for a friend of mine. It was so nice I asked her what she was wearing and she said 'Poison'. I went out and bought some for my girlfriend so she could smell like this wonderful perfume. I haven't smelled it for over 20 years but back then, when I was much younger, it was intoxicating to me. I don't remember if it was sweet, but I do remember that it was very strong. It filled the whole room the first time I smelled it.

Sep
19
2008
Allegra
Allegra

Poison is the essence of the 80's with its strong, spicy and overpowering notes. Reminds me of pre-teen years, yuppie culture, gigantic shoulder pads, Dallas & Dynasty, first years of MTV and music videos, Walkmans etc... The fragrance itself is evergreen and unique, an instant classic.

Aug
31
2008
Passionflower
Passionflower

I've been to a store today and smelled Poison again. It's weird smelling something so familiar after having forgotten it.
But... I can't believe I (and everyone else it seems) used to love it so much 23 years ago!! It's so sweet, it's nauseating! Wouldn't ever buy it again!

Aug
12
2008
Passionflower
Passionflower

I used to love this very much when I was in my teens! Can't remember the smell anymore now, so I'll go to a perfumestore and revive my memory! I'm very curious to see what I think of it nowadays.

Aug
02
2008
LCadorniga
LCadorniga

It IS strong and sexy. I wore this for my HS grad prom and felt very brave with it.

Jul
29
2008
LoveScent
LoveScent

You hit it on the mark. You will either love or hate this fragrance there is no in between. I must say that I HATE it, and all the other posion fragrances.

Jul
20
2008
Nuppu
Nuppu

I simply love this. Strongly flowers, cinnamon and everything nice. Not for the fainthearted.

Jul
20
2008
scenthound
scenthound

People either love it or hate it. That's the brilliance in it - it's hard to be indifferent about Poison. It's very powerful, so one spritz should do you. More of a Fall/Winter scent. Very unique.

Jun
25
2008

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