Poison by Edouard Flechier for Christian Dior 1985


Post by Joseph Sagona



Review #300

I have a history with Poison, it’s one of my Mothers all time favorite perfumes, she still wears it to this day, every time I wear it, it reminds me of her. I can remember being nine years old and going into my Mother’s bed room and on top of her dresser would be that beautiful purple bottle of Poison, I would steal a few sprays here and there, I loved the smell so much, it was so sweet and fruity.

My Mother has no idea that I do fragrance reviews, she would probably wonder why I do them, so I never told her, but she does know I love fragrance. This review I will show her, I want her to know how much I love her and what she means to me, and for her to know that Poison is the fragrance that started me on my love, passion and amazing journey of fragrances today.

Poison by Christian Dior 1985

Poison by Edouard Flechier

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Brazillian rosewood, plum, wild berries, anise, coriander
Heart: Carnation, jasmine, opoponax, African orange flower, tuberose, white honey, rose, incense, cinnamon
Base: Virginian cedar, heliotrope, amber, vanilla, vetiver, sandalwood, musk

Dior’s Poison is the type of fragrance that you have to have attitude and confidence to wear, it is strong, classy, elegant, charming, sophisticated and bitchy.

I get the Plum, White Honey, Incense, Wild Berries, Tuberose and Cinnamon it opens up with a lush, dark plum and a tart, sweet wild berries, the dark plum and wild berries are strong. Then after thirty minutes the plum dissipates, the wild berries soften, in comes a dry, aromatic cinnamon and a whispering, creamy tuberose, the cinnamon is soft, the tuberose is mild.

After three hours the cinnamon dissipate and the tuberose softens. In comes a golden, silky white honey and a warm incense with a touch of sweetness, the honey and incense are mild.

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Poison reminds me of Jeanne Arthes Cobra, and Christian Dior’s Poison Extrait, Cobra is spicier, citric and stronger woods, Poison Extrait has stronger florals, softer spices and comes off soapy.

Poison is very fruity, sweet, dark, floral, syrupy and unisex. It leans more towards the feminine side, with soft woody and spicy undertones: a floral fragrance. This can be worn all year ’round, it would be better suited for the Fall and Winter, I get good projection and good longevity, a Christian Dior masterpiece.

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Further reading: Yesterday’s Perfume and Black Narcissus
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What is your Poison? Have you ever worn it?
Joseph Sagona

5 thoughts on “Poison by Edouard Flechier for Christian Dior 1985

  1. CONGRATULATIONS on 300! Amazing.
    I love that you have such strong memories of Poison Joseph. Mums make great scent memories.
    Portia xx


  2. Hello Joseph,
    300! Wonderful!
    What is my poison? My favorite in Dior’s Poison line is Hypnotic Poison – the earlier versions are the best but the latest is very good too. I still have a bottle of the original Poison as well and will take a sniff now and then.
    Azar xx


  3. I love Poison. When it was first released it was unavailable in stores and I remember filling out the slip in the magazine and begging mom for a check to mail with it so I could get my bottle weeks later in the mail. I don’t know how many bottles I went through. I’m actually glad it fell out of favor for a bit because now when I wear it I don’t smell like everyone else and most people seem to know the flankers better than the real thing. I have both original and modern versions. I also have a light cologne version.


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