Poison represents a turning point in Dior’s record. At first, this feminine fragrance introduced in 1985 was the first in the company history that did not bear the word Dior in the name. Second, this floral fragrance developed by perfumer Edouard Flechier was aiming to refresh the offering in the olfactory department of this classic brand, because until that time, their best seller was 1947’s Miss Dior.
Advertised in the official website with the tagline “Dior’s ultimate weapon of seduction”, Poison is characterized by a lavish combination of fruits, spices and accords of amber, offset by notes of musk and honey, in order to create an authentic floral with an unmistakable oriental facet.
The initial notes from Poison feature coriander as the dominant produced in Russia and juxtaposed to other accords of orange blossom, cinnamon, honey, pepper and plum. Then, as the perfume advances slowly into the mid development phase, the soft floral accord of tuberose fights for prominence in a blend that includes as well rosewood, wildberries, rose, cistus labdanum, carnation and jasmine. When the fragrance dries down after a couple of hours, you will perceive a distinct aroma of opoponax, presented “as the balsamic base note of Poison, affording the fragrances its enchanting mystery”. The other listed base notes encompass cedar, sandalwood, vetiver, musk, vanilla and heliotrope.
At the time of its release, Poison was far more expensive than any of the previous fragrances developed by Dior and in 1987 it received the annual Fifi Award in the category “Women’s Fragrance of the Year – Luxe”. The bottle that contains the fragrance is made from purple transparent glass and exhibits some nice curves that reminds of a precious jewel, while the stopper is transparent and looks like a crystal.
Dior Poison Perfume Details
- Poison by Dio is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Floral
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 1985
- Perfumer: Edouard Flechier
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
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