Poison (1985) Esprit de Parfum

Poison (Esprit de Parfum) by Dior / Christian Dior
Bottle Design: Véronique Monod
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Poison (Esprit de Parfum) (Dior / Christian Dior)
Poison (Esprit de Parfum) (Dior / Christian Dior)
Poison (Esprit de Parfum) (Dior / Christian Dior)
Poison (Esprit de Parfum) (Dior / Christian Dior)
Poison (Esprit de Parfum) (Dior / Christian Dior)
Poison (Esprit de Parfum) (Dior / Christian Dior)
Poison (Esprit de Parfum) (Dior / Christian Dior)
Poison (Esprit de Parfum) (Dior / Christian Dior)
Poison (Esprit de Parfum) (Dior / Christian Dior)
Poison (Esprit de Parfum) (Dior / Christian Dior)
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Poison (Esprit de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Dior / Christian Dior for women and was released in 1985. The scent is oriental-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It was last marketed by LVMH.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAniseed, Coriander, Orange honey, Plum, Pimento, Rosewood, Wild berries
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnation, Jasmine, Neroli, Opoponax, Rose, Tuberose, Frankincense, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Heliotrope, Musk, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.9 (387 Ratings)

Longevity

9.2 (275 Ratings)

Sillage

9.2 (255 Ratings)

Bottle

8.1 (274 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 11.07.2018

Interesting Facts

The fragrance won a FiFi Award in 1987 in the category: Women's Fragrance of the Year - Luxe.

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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
First day of a new year
January the 1st 2016... I start this new year by wearing my favourite scent which is Poison, I have just just put on poison eau de toilette and poison esprit de parfum( all vintage)..I start the year with the things I really love..and I feel gooooood...
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    10
Deleterious dilettante...
The only thing distinguishing whether any given substance is either a poison or a remedy is the quantity taken. And the only exception to this rule I've met thus far is Dior's purple chem grenade. Warnings like "Beware! I saw Poison in her toiletries!" before visiting some girl's private... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 6.0/10
Helpful Review    3
Powerhouse scent, indeed!
The opening has the same offputting and pungeant sweetness as black licorice & root beer. Luckily, it quickly settles into something a little more spicy and complex. There is almost a 'damp' or dewy quality, like the mustiness of old books or vintage clothing you'd find sitting untouched in the... Read more
Scent 5.0/10
5
The Zoo
Stepping through my collection, I have this on my right hand. Initial impression? Smells exactly like the lion and leopard cages at the zoo. Of course, I'm wearing a current formulation. Assumedly, it didn't always smell like this. It settles down a bit as time passes. Enough to ever spray it... Read more
Scent 9.0/10
Very helpful Review    7
Death by Fruit
Ah, the pleasure of a scent that envelopes you and stays through the night. No need to spray more than twice. No concern arises over layering on lotion: this baby sticks. I just discovered it recently through my mother-in-law and it has quickly captivated me with its addictive personality. But... Read more
Scent 4.0/10
Helpful Review    4
Dangerous legend.
It's a legendary perfume. My parents went to a New Year's Eve party just after it went on sale in the 1980s. One of the ladies there had clearly received it as a Christmas present and was wearing it that night. "It was like she'd had a bath in it. She reeked of it." My mother's... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    9
Dangerous Beauty
This likely makes me a hypocrite, but I love this perfume (along with Lou Lou and a few other 80's and 90's sillage monsters) while I can't stand some of the older ones like Tabu and Youth Dew. It's probably because it was popular when I was starting to notice perfumes, cosmetics and fashion... Read more
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Helpful Review    4
My Bad
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... Read more
Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    7
The original and the best
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... Read more
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Alex1984 9 months ago
Poison quintessence; deeper, richer, smokier, animalic. Not everyone can handle Poison, but the esprit is out of this world stunning!+4
Bottle 10.0
Sillage 10.0
Longevity 10.0
Scent 10.0
Jazzy76 10 days ago
Bitter, strong like a love potion :this is the character of Poison. My mother wore this scent in winter and I didn't like it. Now I adore It+1
Bottle 8.0
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 9.0
Scent 8.5

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