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  • Poison (1985)

    38 34.55%
  • Tendre Poison (1994)

    8 7.27%
  • Hypnotic Poison (1998)

    45 40.91%
  • Pure Poison (2004)

    7 6.36%
  • Midnight Poison (2007)

    12 10.91%
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  1. #31
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    I voted Tendre (is it really discontinued, or is it only here in Norway they don´t take it in anymore??)

    I have had them all, right now I only have Hypnotic. I love them all, but I can´t recall how the original smelled, I had it in pure parfum, and all I remember is that it was extremely potent...
    Midnight is maybe my least fave.

    I agree that Poison is a genial name (sounds better in French, though...). Opium is, well, kinda silly, IMO)


    Edit: I love the bottle design, too. I hope for a yellow-ish summer version, something fresh, citrussy, with notes of aldehydes, wisteria, black currants, grapefruit, lavender, vanilla and...and...and...
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    Hi,
    I have some questions about original Poison, which I owned and LOVED back in 1985 or '86, but haven't worn for a very long time (until recently).

    Everyone keeps mentioning that Poison was reformulated and I would like to know when it was reformulated. Did it coincide with the change in the bottle design? Or was the packaging changed first and then the juice changed later? How does one know if they are purchasing vintage Poison? I still like the new stuff, so either way I adore it.

    Any info on the change would be MOST appreciated as I can't seem to find an answer anywhere else...thanks!

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    I voted Tendre, as it's the only Poison I've ever worn ... way back in the year of its launch. Would love to hear a little more about its reformulation and availability. Had become convinced that it had been discontinued -- is that correct?

    As for the current flankers, I actually like Midnight the best, though I find it kind of 'unremarkable', which I don't think Poison is at all about!
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    Quote Originally Posted by soirdelune View Post
    Had become convinced that it had been discontinued -- is that correct?
    It's not completely discontinued ... yet!
    It's hugely rare nowadays, I have just
    bought my a bottle, because I'm affraid
    it will indeed get discontinued, with high
    eBay prices to follow.
    I don't like it that much on me, but it was
    my mothers signature scent in the 90s, so
    I have affection towards is.

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    It's almost a tie between Pure Poison and Tendre Poison-both are sharp and elegant-Pure Poison is a lot warmer though.

    I voted Tendre Poison,since it seems to have more life-like flower notes, and is more interesting-smelling to me-but Pure Poison smells softer, and can be wonderful on the right person at the right time-and it seems harder to overdo than Tendre Poison....

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    I voted original, I have a small bottle labeled Espirit de Parufm, but I hardly wear it (and don't give it away) for the same reason -- memories, this fragrance is associated with a particular time in my life. I tried to switch to Pure Poison, and I liked it when I tried it, but something is off with my FB *sigh* I have just recently tried Hypnotic, and it is lovely! Set my sample away for Fall. Tried Midnight and it doesn't smell right on me. And I never tried Tendre.

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    I bet that it will end up with a tie between Poison and Hypnotic poison...we will see...
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    Voted for Hypnotic. Too bloody sexy haha. Only discovered it recently (like last month..). Also tried the original Poison and Pure Poison but Hypnotic was just..Hypnotic! Very seductive and delicious.

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    It surprises me that Midnight dosn't have more fans,
    it's very mysterious, dark, and sexy ... plus it's an EdP
    so it last forever!

    More ppl like Tendre; WTF?!!
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    + 1 for the original Poison , followed by Midnight ...yet Poison ROCK and Roll for me .
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    Pure Poison. Recently got into it. I "analized" more carefuly some samples... smells very similar to an "impulse incognito" deodorant spray. Always wished it was a perfume, not a deo spray, and there I have it... Pure Poison is "impulse incognito", enhanced, and in perfume form. Goody!

    edit: even the colours of the bottle are very very similar to the colours of the spray.

    http://www.magicmix.hu/termekek/b36.gif <-here it is.


    P.S.-the elixir version is even more similar, and stronger.
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    I recently gave Hypnotic to my wife as a present. I now quite literally want to have her for dessert as she smells so good! But I also like Midnight. She bought this when it came out. Sure its stingingly strong at times but it suits her dark, sultry looks perfectly.

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    Respect the original - but I voted for tendre.
    I like that one. Also, the bottle looking so innocently healthy and appetizing at first, then the voluptuous shape in the hand - and then adding that name, Poison Tendre. I think it alltogether matches the scent.
    Im also wondering about the reformulation on this one, anyone know when this happened?
    Im not so pleased with the current version, something is missing. But I have the lotion (wonderful, love it).

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    I don't like floral stuff, my vote goes for Hypnotic Poison

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    I voted for Midnight, it suits me, it's easy to wear, it makes me cheerful. Tendre is second, it's somewhat hair-sprayish but with good longevity, refreshing and suitable for summer. I ended up by giving Pure away, it was too chemical smelling, we haven't 'clicked'.
    Original and Hypnotic are out of question for me to wear since I'm not into gourmands or strong tuberose.
    Last edited by Maddie; 27th April 2010 at 09:10 PM.

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    i like all of them, but my vote definitely goes to the original one is outstanding

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    A little off topic but of the same house; tried Miss Cherie the other day. It's a brilliant perfume!! IMO is VERY similar to Chanel Coco Mademoiselle which is a good thing. I am somewhat still new to this - Is it jasmine that gives Chanel their unique smell? I'm talking about the note that instantly tells you it's Chanel?

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    Hypnotic. I purchased it for my wife, and we both love it.

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    Definitely Hypnotic Poison - it has been my signature scent at a time where I thought 5 bottles of perfume was a big collection! I wore through some of the happiest years of my life. Not only that but it's a fabulous perfume - so warm and comforting. It's my ultimate feel-good perfume ♥
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogsinatub View Post
    I am somewhat still new to this - Is it jasmine that gives Chanel their unique smell? I'm talking about the note that instantly tells you it's Chanel?
    I am wondering about the same thing.
    Even in the greenest of greens, No. 19,
    there is still that Chanel Smell ... what
    is it?! Aldehydes?!

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    Me too, definitely Hypnotic Poison Elixir!!!

    But I have a lady friend that likes especially Tendre Poison (oddly enough for me).
    Well, it seems that Tendre is somewhat hard to find these days (maybe because of its "huge success" ). So does anyone of you know something similar, a frag that can be found these days and reminds of Tendre Poison?
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    The 1985 issue, the original
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    I voted for the original Poison c. 1985. Now I'm craving some. That's what I get for stopping by!

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    I own and love Pure, Midnight, and Hypnotic. But if I must give top billing to one of them it would HAVE to be HYPNOTIC!!! Hypnotic is one of three fragrances that stole my heart at first sniff.

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    Hypnotic Poison used to be a great fragrance, but every year it just keeps getting worse and worse. Its not even intoxicating as it used to be, its just a pale image of a the first generation of Hypnotics.
    I really dont know what were they thinking but im guessing it looked something like this:

    a: "Oooh people have really gotten mad for this Hypnotic thingy, this is selling crazy!!"
    b: "Hmm yes, we are making so much money that we decided to make some more by decreasing the amount of the perfume essence and adding more alcohol."
    a: "Thats a really good idea. And i have a better one! Lets make new bottles with switched gradient in which we will put the old formula and sell them for a doubled price and make even more money on silly people."

    I own an old bottle of Hypnotic and a collectors edition.

    Oh and, i voted for the old poison, which was also reformulated of course. I got a 20 year old bottle thankfully, its the best plum fragrance ever.

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    ^^ LOL ... i hear you ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukothea View Post
    Hypnotic Poison used to be a great fragrance, but every year it just keeps getting worse and worse. Its not even intoxicating as it used to be, its just a pale image of a the first generation of Hypnotics.
    I really dont know what were they thinking but im guessing it looked something like this:

    a: "Oooh people have really gotten mad for this Hypnotic thingy, this is selling crazy!!"
    b: "Hmm yes, we are making so much money that we decided to make some more by decreasing the amount of the perfume essence and adding more alcohol."
    a: "Thats a really good idea. And i have a better one! Lets make new bottles with switched gradient in which we will put the old formula and sell them for a doubled price and make even more money on silly people."

    Seriously?!!
    So I need to start hoarding my HP now, too, huh? Mine's from 2007. I bought it when it first came out, and fell victim to the "perfume goes bad after six months' line. Grrrr.
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    perfume doesnt go bad unless you put it to sunlight or very heated rooms.
    smell the one in production now and compare it to the old one, no chance you wont smell the difference!
    unless you have anosomia )))))
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    Hypnotic > Original Poison > Midnight > others

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    I have never smelled any of the poisons

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