I feel like I’ve been hearing about Dior Poison Girl Perfume for so long yet, hello, since January! Yet I had absolutely no outlet to purchase it. It got an earlier release in the Europe particularly at duty free shops but only just recently started trickling into the US. The good news is, Dior Poison Girl was readily available at duty-free shops in St Maarten so, I was able to finally purchase it.
Here are my thoughts and review.
I’m liking this new direction high-end brands are taking because it means I get a more lighter more wearable, less overwhelming version of cult favorite fragrances like Chanel No 5 and Poison. I have personally never held any high regards for Poison but was put on instant high perfume alert when “girl” was thrown into things as that implied it might be sweeter, it might be lighter, and it might just be more wearable for me.
Dior had every intention of appealing to younger lovers when creating this fragrance. I think marketing towards millennials started as far back as Lancome’s introduction of Emma Watson as the face of the brand and later on Lily Collins and Estee Lauder making Kendall Jenner the face of not only their makeup line but also their Muse fragrance collection. It just recently garnered more attention since each of the new fragrances I mentioned above launched consecutively without a short time of each other. Suddenly, you’ll find yourself passing a display, and thinking, “Oh isn’t that Madonna’s daughter? Oh, isn’t that Johnny Depp’s daughter?” The promotional material for these new fragrances very much caters towards a more youthful generation of buyers.
But again, as I said above, this also works in the favor of someone like me who actually doesn’t really love historically cult favorite fragrances like the original Poison. Poison Girl makes things every so much more appealing from an ad stand point but also from a packaging one. Housed in Poison’s original glass burst bottle this raspberry colored juice is simply stunning. It reminds me of something a witch might have on her vanity! An alluring yet deadly love potion of some sort.
Dior dubs this a bitter yet sweet floral fragrance with a heart of bitter orange combined with a variety of different rose notes including Grasse and Damascus. Notes of tonka bean, sandawood, almond, and vanilla give the fragrance its warm, oriental finish.
Have no worry, Poison Girl isn’t a sweet, cotton candy tooth-achingly glorious fragrance. It’s all about complexity. Sure, there’s a burst of sweetness here on the initial mist but there’s a bitter twist to the fragrance that gives it a heady, sensual twist. This fruity gourmand develops into a warm enticing blend as it settles onto skin. I get rose and vanilla at first mist and at the dry down a bitter almond note. It essentials holds the key elements of the original Poison fragrance but has a certain sweetness that makes it lighter and less cloying than the original juice. Think of Lancome La Vie with a splash of YSL Black Opium and a hint of Viktor & Rolf Bon Bon and you’ll have Poison Girl.
The wear time is strong and long. Two mists will get you through the entire day. The fragrance adheres well to skin and doesn’t dry down into oblivion. And if you plan on wearing it in a warmer environment, look out, it intensifies and creates an aura around the wearer. This one is best reserved for evening wear in my opinion.
Dior Poison not your thing? Dior Poison Girl Perfume will be. This sexy gourmand has a youthful twist that makes it deliciously wearable and heady.