The official description of Pure Poison, by Dior: “Once upon a time, there was a fragrance that was innocent yet captivating, sincere yet mysterious… Pure Poison incarnates seduction in its purest state by exploring its duality and irresistible alchemy. Based on orange blossom, jasmine, gardenia, amber and sandalwood, this delicate yet generous modern potion reveals the seductress within”
Fragrance Notes: The top notes are Orange, Sicilian Mandarin, Bergamot & Jasmine, the Heart notes are Orange Blossom & Gardenia, and the Base notes are Sandalwood, Cedar & White Amber.
My Review of Pure Poison
Poison why are you called poison? You are not poisonous, you are rich white floral. Pretty and strong.
Pure Poison is a white flower bomb! Stay away, if you are not a white flower fan, specially jasmine. It is a beast of a fragrance, though not as strong as Poison, or Hypnotic Poison, but very strong, so spray carefully. If you like Poison, and are looking for a more wearable and a day time scent, try Pure Poison. Or if Hypnotic Poison is too erotic for you, Pure Poison is the bet.
Pure Poison starts off cool, strong and a little distant. It is a heady floral concoction, and is absolutely divine. Creamy, strong white florals, gardenia and jasmine! But there is also a screeching sweet note, I can’t quite place, which can make it a bit headache inducing. This could be due to its synthetic nature, like artificial flowers. This could also be the reason, it stays cold, and never really warms up to the skin. But saying that, it is not a bad scent at all, but very very glamorous, smooth and an absolute head Turner. There is something special about Pure Poison, which makes it both soft and strong at the same time. The notes are soft, tender, and delicate, but the juice and the potency is strong. A little goes a long way. The scent transforms after a few hours, and turns powdery. At this stage, it resembles a lot to the purple Ponds talcum powder on my skin :-/ The scent is woody and sandal, with the remnants of flowers, mixed with amber. It is pretty, but this costs too much to smell like Ponds.
The bottle is similar in shape to other Poisons, and is a delicate iridescent white in color. Very pretty indeed.
The sillage and longevity are exceptional, and you can smell it for days on clothes. One or max two sprays are enough for the entire day. Even though it is priced quite high, it comes with the Dior quality, and the bottle will last ages.
Will I recommend it?
Definitely, if you like florals. But do test it on your skin, and let it develop entirely, as the dry down is quite different from the opening. This is not for me, as I prefer something more warm, and creamy. But saying that, if I find a small bottle somewhere on discount, I will snatch it up, I do love my Jasmine.
Price: Around 8500 for full bottle.