Dior Addict 2002Eau de Parfum

Version from 2002
Dior Addict (2002) (Eau de Parfum) by Dior
Bottle Design Thierry de Baschmakoff
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Dior Addict (2002) (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Dior for women and was released in 2002. The scent is oriental-sweet. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Perfumer

Thierry Wasser

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBlackberry, Mandarin orange leaf
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Queen-of-the-night, Orange blossom, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesBourbon vanilla, Sandalwood, Tonka bean

Ratings

Scent

8.4 (443 Ratings)

Longevity

9.0 (322 Ratings)

Sillage

8.6 (287 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (300 Ratings)
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Ela35
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Winter dream
Winter dream

Queen of the

Night ✨✨✨

It's winter... it's very cold outside... i sit in front of the fire with hot cocoa and in my hand I hold a gingerbread fresh out of the oven ... the hot, sweet drink warms my whole body ... and the spicy gingerbread runs on my tongue and shoots its aromatic spices into my taste buds ... ❤️

Under my soft blanket is so warm and cuddly ... the warmth radiates through and envelops my whole body ..

... i'm getting sleepy because I can let go of everything..
Just enjoying doing nothing... i have the feeling I've arrived...

I look out the window and watch how filigree and beautiful the snowflakes ❄ ❄ ❄ dance..

every now and then the sun shines directly on the flakes and you can see exactly how the small glittering play of colours becomes a big spectacle ... all colours dance together as if they were one ... the play of colours is unbelievably beautiful ... the glittering thousands of colours ...❤❤❤

It's getting dark and cool ... the queen of the night won't let us wait much longer for her ... ✨✨✨

This is a fragrance you have to warm up with... it is very intense and spicy ... it can be warmed up very slowly with distance..

It is powerful and magnificent! She strives for life... Her power is tangible and present in every movement. She does not like compromises !!

There she is... the queen of the night... her name - Dior Addict. !! She carries her name with pride!
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Rosaviola
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Rosaviola
Rosaviola
Top Review    10  
The Queen of the Night
I got to know Addict from Dior here on Parfumo while browsing through the fragrances.
When he came out in 2002, I seem to have missed that somehow.
I wanted to get to know him over 10 years later and was looking for a 2002 bottle, which I found and of course got It was a 100ml residual bottle in midnight blue without golden collar. Unfortunately there is not much left inside, but from time to time I enjoy the noble drop. Unfortunately, I have to be economical with the 2002 version.

Dior`s Addict is a heavy, sweet, erotic scent that really fits the night best.
During the day, overdosage risks making you look too "dressed up". Therefore you should be very economical when using it during the day. But best at night as well..

I smell white-blooming plants like orange blossom and jasmine here, the blackberry doesn't get through to me like that. A little rose shows up, but she has a hard time standing up to the white flowers. But here one should not expect a rose scent The queen of the night blossoms with her sweet and swollen flowers. Vanilla and sandalwood give the fragrance even more warmth.
No scent for wallflowers or gray mice as they say...although still waters often have a deep foundation, so this is not quite true. Or better said, no scent, if you don't want to attract attention.

The Queen of the Night (Selenicereus grandiflorus) is a cactus species from the genus Selenicereus. Its name is derived from Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon. There are some species of this cactus and almost all of them flower only for one night, sometimes two nights in a row, in the year. The blossom is up to 30 cm tall, white and smells bewitchingly sweet and intense. Its flower often attracts bats for pollination, but I can imagine that moths also participate in pollination. The plant itself likes to climb, even up to 5 meters high. I know the scent, my mother has such a cactus. Unfortunately I have not been able to enjoy her scent for a long time, since I moved out of my home.

Finally, to distinguish between the individual versions:
The original version from 2002 has a solid blue bottle, only the twist-off head is golden. The inscription "Dior Addict" can be found at the top right next to the atomizer.
The 2012 version has a golden collar, top right is still Dior Addict.
This version is still quite good, but it doesn't last as long as the first one The 2014 version only has the inscription "Dior" at the very bottom, the inscription is missing at the top right. Also the head appears to me now silver instead of gold and the turning device to close it has given way to a normal lid closure to remove it.
I cannot say anything about the latest version 2014 in terms of fragrance, as I only have the first two.

Maybe I'll be lucky enough to get an older bottle again. I'd go for it
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BWE73
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BWE73
BWE73
Helpful Review    10  
The Opera, Wagner & Addict
I remember it so well, even though it was ages ago... I am and always have been the rock chic one! And always will be ♥️
Now I received an invitation from a young man to the State Opera, there was Wagner. For me it was madness! Black evening gown, all the splendour of the opera, Wagner's music a shake of my foundations, a stimulating guy next to me... i loved this evening! But everything faded against the scent I perceived on a lady nearby. With every move she made, a unique scent clouded over to me.
It was hard, intense us so different from anything I knew. I was fragrance paralyzed!
It didn't let me rest the whole evening and I asked the lady on the way out (yes, I followed you!) what an exciting scent she was wearing.
Dior Addict, was your casual answer and she floated away in your heavenly fragrance cloud.
Well, I bought as soon as possible weekdays to turquoise and Addict. The 2002 version.
Great love! Until today! ♥️ I have almost not changed, all these years and now I wear the new version with grudging teeth. It's good too, but "my" addict lasted forever, was still there after a shower or a hot night, still that redefining component that I love so much. Addicted to Addict!
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Marilyn25
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Sexy cuddly scent
This scent has buzz! I like Dior Addict 2002 much better than the current version, which I also like very much, and so I couldn't help but discover this fragrance in the souk and order it. Today the fragrance post finally reached me with a generous filling. I'm testing pretty right now. In the beginning it smelled slightly of blackberry, but already heavy. After a few minutes a flowery heavy note was added, but by no means sultry but very pleasant. In addition, there was a beautiful bourbon vanilla note and something slightly reminiscent of cinnamon. A beautiful cuddly, sexy scent that I like very much. This fragrance is like a racy woman, a fast sports car, a noble horse. As a song I associate it with "God is a Woman" by Ariana Grande. "When all is said and done, you believe God is a woman." Incredibly warm, heavy and seductive. This fragrance exudes its charm best in the evening hours and wraps one in the cold season in a wonderful warm, cuddly Duftaura. This fragrance exudes a radiant golden aura. The heavy scent of flowers and vanilla in the air. God is a woman, or the woman who wears it is a goddess!
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Julyblue
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Julyblue
Less helpful Review    4  
Midnight blue
For a long time I wanted to test this fragrance ..but whenever I have sniffed at the bottle ... it was not so my ...
I don't know anyone who doesn't like this scent.
This beautiful midnight blue bottle however already spoke to me at .
So I gave myself a jolt to test this one, because I had seen an offer and wanted to buy it already blind ...
A sprayer on the wrist...I didn't smell directly, wanted to give both of us some time to get used to each other :)
Hmmm...you beautiful midnight blue flacon...what can I say.... unfortunately, the fragrance pyramid applies 0.0% to me...: I only smell an unpleasant spice...:I automatically had to think of omis...:
I hoped very much that my environment had not smelled me so strongly...it was a little embarrassing ...
I think I'm the only person in the world who can't wear dior Addict... it's a pity...
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Alex1984

43 Reviews
Alex1984
Alex1984
Helpful Review    3  
Diormania
I’ve been wearing Addict ever since it came out, but I never really came around to review it. I guess I took it for granted.
My review is for the 2002 original of which I’ve been lucky (and wise) enough to backup 2 100ml bottles as soon as I got my first and long gone one (September 2002) and for the extrait which I bought the same year for Xmas. As of now, it’s still found on Ebay, though getting harder to.

Addict embodies all that was happening in the turn of the Millenium. In a sense, it’s a scent capsule. While mainstream had a few good years left, Dior didn’t, and luckily Galliano had the opportunity to envision this and Dior Homme as his exit opus. Kind of vulgar, at times trashy, but always addictive, Addict is logomania, glossy bronzed skin, lots of naked skin actually, gloss, neon colored huge sunglasses and electronic music. Everything that was in and cool at the time, and part of what catapulted Dior to 21st century stardom.
Created by a younger Thierry Wasser, this is a vanilla rush; smoky, leathery, sexy vanilla.
The original opening (and this has been lost in subsequent reformulations) is a slightly bitter and green mandarin leaf (all the rage as a note back then) that avoids turning Addict into a gourmand as they are known today. Addict is a full fledged sweet floriental; rose, jasmine, night blooming cereus or night jasmine or queen of the night (take your pick!) that move in and out and all around the vanilla, which is beautifully dark like the Mexican variety, and is surrounded by a smoky veil that leads to adult creaminess. The sandalwood, which was always stated as Mysore is not; it would have been extremely expensive to use, not to mention almost impossible to obtain by then, but it isn’t screechy or sour; it’s creamy, buttery, boozy and it shows how it can feel like phantom Mysore when mixed with care and talent. I never got the oakmoss, but I did get the most creamy florals, in a most addictive way, which every once in a blue moon take a slightly plasticky feel. Weird, but it’s part of the magic that makes Addict a friend of Shalimar, Habanita and Lou Lou, each showcasing the dirtier side of vanilla.

Addict is a beautiful scent. It followed the success of Hypnotic, which took me longer to appreciate, and showed a somewhat younger and more energizing facet; it came at the right time, at the right place, and with the right name. Hypnotic was almond liqueur Femme Fatale while Addict was an intoxicating vanilla elixir, felt like a drug, and had a naughty first add which got banned months after its release in favor of a censored one. In a subliminal way, Addict was Opium for the new Millenium!
The forgotten extrait feels like the heart and base of the edp from the start, has a bit of powder in the middle, and lacks the sense of rush that the edp has. It’s deeper, very oily on skin with a deep amber color that stains, and lasts until you wash it of. Total powerhouse power for both!

As for current Addict, which I tried just for the sake of it, well it does smell like Addict (still) but it’s basically orange blossom and vanilla. The green opening tinge is gone, as is the smoke that surrounds the vanilla, and the sandalwood feels very ‘Le Labo Santal’. Not the worst reformulation out there, but it’s definitely not Addict(ive). It would have worked better as a flanker.
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Serenissima
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Serenissima
Very helpful Review    14  
in search of suede leather
At the beginning of the seventies I met the scents of Christian Dior and fell in love with them.
The nevertheless simple glass flacons were provided only with a banderole in the dog-tooth pattern; in different colors: black-white, dark blue-white and pink-white patterned.
The caps matched in colour.
"Diorissimo" was my favourite with its beautiful lily of the valley note; "Dioressence" was given to me by the wife of my boss at that time.
She was employed in one of the former perfumeries of the former boxer Bubi Scholz.
How great was that - back then?!
As young as I was, I knew that I had quite extraordinary scents for this time.
One notices: I still have them in very good memory today.

In the course of time my fragrant companions changed; the fragrances of Christian Dior were forgotten.
In 2010 I suddenly had to own "Diorissomo" urgently: the lily of the valley lured me very strongly again now that my youth was over.
So I bought a half full bottle and was horrified: what had I bought there?
I had heard nothing about reformulations until I came here.
So I was just disappointed and left the brand Christian Dior out of the picture again.

Through the interesting exchange of experiences here at Parfumo and the many scent samples, we got closer again. I dared again to test the fragrance compositions of this company.
"I already liked "Cuir Cannage" very much; so I also asked for a bottling of "Dior Addict" - and became a seeker.

Here, immediately after spraying, I notice a slight hint of fine suede leather, which I really like. Is it the blackberry that develops so much in me?
I like the dark fruitiness of the blackberry very much, at least since I got to know "Blackberry & Bay" by Jo Malone.
Should this berry develop into an elegant leather note on my skin?
I'm not going to find out, so I'm going back to the Dior Addict fragrance Something green blends into this berry/leather shade; is it the mandarin leaf?
Anyway: now full blossomed jasmine, a little bitter and here again slightly decaying smelling.
A peculiarity I find more often in jasmine.
Her "majesty, the rose", one of the heavy-scented varieties, raises her head; but she has to cede her place at the top of the fragrance to the Queen of the Night: she brings her aromatic sweetness with her.
The flowers of the night all smell so sweet and intense (I only think of the porcelain flower).
Before I am almost anaesthetised by the heaviness of this fragrance, I meet the delicate orange blossom.
This delicate, fine creature neutralizes the powerful fragrance intensity very cleverly.
Sweet and opulent is "Dior Addict" already now.
This aroma increases lavishly as the creamy white Bourbon vanilla appears.
The sweet tonka bean aroma once again appears in her shadow.
For a long time I have had the feeling with her that this addition to vanilla is too much for me: you have to like that!
After all, sandalwood compensates me for this enormous explosion of scents.
Now I can get involved with "Dior Addict" with its opulence and sensuality.

Sillage and durability are enormous; they meet all expectations of a heavy Oriental.
But I also notice that this perfume becomes a bit annoying over such a long period of time.
The need to wash off "Dior Addict" at some point is great, but it's almost hopeless! This fragrance holds and holds and holds with me - felt infinitely long!
Unfortunately, only the light, so pleasant suede leather scent is soon lost.
Maybe it's just me?

However, getting involved with a fragrance and really liking a fragrance are two pairs of shoes!
I think "Dior Addict" is really appealing, but I will stop bottling to continue my journey.
It was nice to have made this acquaintance; but from my point of view it doesn't have to be more than that.
It's nothing more than a little flirtation!
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Kima
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The name says it all
Oh, shit! Not so long ago, I fell in love with Dior Addict. However, in the version of 2014.

Out of curiosity I also wanted to test the original version from 2002, I thought that the two are probably similar. And that the one I have will be enough for me. Because I like it really good.

Well... And now I'm sitting here, 2002 left, 2014 right. And yes, they are alike. But no, the one is not enough for me! :-)

The 2014 begins fresh and so vital, is extroverted and loud. He's clearly yelling, "Hey, here I am!"
The 2002 is no less confident. But he is much more subtle, warm and sensual, somehow melancholic, gentle and infinitely deep. He's like a promise, like a sweet secret...

That's why I love the 2014 no less. But this one's a real hammer, too! Yeah, they're alike. But each one of us also has something so special of his own that I would absolutely like to have this one, too, oh what, *wants*!!!

The name says it all! Then as now! :-)
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CuteChemist

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LOVE it! Great oriental vanilla, and strong!
I love this perfume! First of all, I have a bottle of the old stuff. Yes, I tried the reformulation. It wasn't as bad as people are claiming, but not quite as rich as the older version. For me this scent is extremely strong and I get headaches easily if I overdo it, but one spray (it comes out like a shower anyways, so that's all I need) is magical. The scent lasts forever on the skin and is sexy, rich, and full bodied. Men love it, women love it. It's got a very unique smell in the way that Dior Hypnotic Poison does. They don't smell alike, but to me the idea of them being so strange but yet so appealing is something they have in common. These fragrances come from a different era of Dior- the last great Dior fragrance era (before they started reformulating every single mainstream scent they make within a matter of years). I won't wax poetic on the notes, as they don't do the scent justice. The scent is a vanilla oriental, but nothing "run of the mill". It's such a unique experience that just has to be tried. There's nothing else like it out there... well, except XOXO Heartbeat, but that's another story...
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JSpines

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Dior Addict 2002
I had actually bought and tried the new 2012 version of this first because I couldn't find a bottle of the 2002 original version. It was love at first sniff. Then I was out one day and came across the original formulation! (My bottle was manufactured August, 2010.) Score! This does smell very similar to the new formulation, but it's better. It's deeper, stronger and lasts longer than the new version. There is just a bit more going on with this one. With the new one, there have been notes in the scent that have been removed giving it a slightly watered down effect. I don't know why Dior would do this? Why change a classic fragrance? Maybe this was their attempt at trying to modernize it or an attempt to save some manufacturing costs? I have no idea. All I know is this perfume is a masterpiece! I am totally in love with it! My overall favourite perfume! It's a total knock out! You can't wear this and not be noticed. Very smooth and sexy! I'm a big fan of anything with a vanilla note in it and this fragrance does it better than any other. It's a vanilla lovers dream! If I could only wear one fragrance for the rest of my life, this would be it! If you can still find this discontinued version, don't hesitate to buy it. You'll be glad you did!
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Alex1984Alex1984 3 years ago
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Smoky soultry vanilla, green mandarin leaves, creamy sandalwood. One of the best vanillas post Shalimar, last great Dior b/f flankermania.
LexaLexa 4 years ago
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10
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Best designer vanilla,doesn't matter the formulation.

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