Dior Pure Poison: Scary Name, But Very Well Behaved.

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 With a name like Pure Poison and a nuclear sister like Dior Poison ( see my earlier review), you would expect Pure Poison to smell sort of “Back away and put down the baseball bat”. However, it is about as scary as a librarian .

Whilst this is not my personal cup of tea, I do like it and was sufficiently intrigued to wear it two days in a row just to be sure of what I wanted to say about it.

It opens with a hint of citrus: almost to the pint of being astringent.  For a few seconds it’s vodka, then it turns into Cacharel Noa (mm, I love that one).  After that an aura of sophisticated Jasmine, Neroli and Gardenia kick in, making this a delightful heady floral, though a rich one rather than a refreshing summery one. It makes me think that older women should wear it, rather than young women, even though this goes against the grain of my belief that anyone should wear anything if it lights their fire.

Image There is, however, a definite whiff of the 80s about this, and I was reminded of the notoriously unapologetic Giorgio Beverly Hills. 

This is not for me, but it is not half bad.  If you had sat next to me wearing this rich white floral, I would never have guessed it was Pure Poison.  As always in the world of fragrance, smelling is believing.

4 thoughts on “Dior Pure Poison: Scary Name, But Very Well Behaved.”

  1. Dearest Iscent
    You seem a little conflicted about this one my friend.
    Perhaps the perfume needs another outing for you to get the full measure of it… though three days spent on a scent one is unsure of is an awfully long time!
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    1. Dear Mr Dandy

      You are perceptive as ever. This wasn’t quite bad enough to be “meh” but not quite good enough to make it into the semi finals of my ever lengthening wish list.

      Your friend

      IScent

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