This is for me a very light white floral - a mixture of jasmine, tuberose and gardenia. The Turin/Sanchez review describes it as a powerhouse, stretching its effect for "three city blocks." It must have calmed down a bit since she reviewed it, quite tame by my standards.
It's perfectly pleasant, but of no distinction, and not worth the four stars Ms. Sanchez confers upon it, in my opinion.
I don't get any of the candied orange peel or woodiness. Perhaps Dior has reformulated it.
Ah, well, even if its decibel level were increased, I wouldn't be compelled to try it again. Decent, but unremarkable.
PURE POISON is one of the best floral perfumes.Surely DIOR style and have a perfect balance of passion and Composure and in my opinion this is something that makes this scent EXCLUSIVE.It is truly Gorgeous.
Artistic,Elegant,Feminine,Classy and Special.The freshness of different citrus is complemented by Jasmine in the top notes However jasmine is dominant in the begining until the end on my skin.Romantic and Charming without being harsh.
Certainly this composition is Subtle and Sophisticated for a floral scent.It is more Natural than most Modern perfumes.A perfume for queen in AUTUMN/WINTER Eveneings.i recommended it for lady between 30/50 years old.ideal for present too.PURE POISON is Enjoyable to wear indeed.
Longevity?Good on my skin.
"Dioresque".<p>A really dioresque one. Easy but well combined mélange of white flowers and musk with hints of sandalwood and classy hesperides affording at once since the beginning modern brightness and classicism. Uncompromisingly feminine and floral. I detect minimal hints of fruits (peaches??) but probably is just an illusion. This fragrance is all about jasmine, gardenia and delicate white flowers with a touch of spices. These elements (combined with bergamot) project a typical classic-luxurious french spark. I detect a final ghosty hint of soothing benzoin or amber that, in combination with musk and spices, arouses an intimate, almost carnal, undertone. Versatile and effective.<p>Pros: Classy and versatile
Cons: A bit too much synthetic"</p>
30th August, 2013 (last edited: 22nd December, 2013)
Beautiful white floral fragrance. If you want a longlasting, unique, feminine scent this is a must have (along with Fracas).
The first time I tried this, I sampled the old formulation and got a blast of gardenia I could only describe as ghastly. Now that I have a bottle of the new formulation, I miss that gardenia. However, I think its disappearance (or at least, the downplaying of it) makes for a better perfume and one that fits into the Poison lineup better. I don't find this to be a warm scent at all; rather to me, it's sophisticated, cool, and slightly aloof.
The strong, sharp topnotes of citrus and bergamot initially play as hairspray to my nose and cut through what could otherwise be a sweet white floral. I find especially in cold weather, the floral goes very soapy, but it's nice either way. Regardless of formulation, this has very little staying power on me, but the warm amber-sandalwood drydown is worth sticking around for. I get zero musk and almost no jasmine by the end.
Sprayed on fabric, the scent is far less linear and has better longevity. Worth trying.