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Midnight Poison by Dior is one of my favourite scents of all time. I would sum it up by describing it as elegant, timeless and seductive. As a fan of Midnight poison for many years it was no surprise when my mum bought me it in the delicious collector's bottle. The bottle is utterly enchanting and encapsulates the gorgeous scent within. The fragrance of Midnight Poison is exactly the same in the regular EDP as in the collector's bottle. Midnight Poison was launched in 2007 and despite having the same themes as the classic Poison; it is subtler and more contemporary.
==Price and availability==
The regular EDP in 40ml costs £45 and the collector's bottle costs only a fraction more at £48.00. Although not stocked in shops you can still find the collector's bottle online.
==Description and directions==
The bottle shape is exactly the same as the EDP; blue glass with a seductive heart shaped design. The stopper is a dark wavy glass gem that makes the bottle look dark and interesting. The collectors bottle is beautiful as it has detail in black glass on top of the blue glass, it has vines and flowers on it and gives the bottle a very gothic feel. The fragrance is composed of a very simple mix; bergamot and orange to open, followed by the heart of rose and base notes of patchouli and amber. The scent carries such simple notes but smells so interesting and deep. It smells quite herbal and I can detect the creamy orange notes but this settles down into a deep woody scent with the delicate hints of rose adding a touch of femininity to this wooded scent. I find the perfume glamorous and addictive.
This perfume makes me feel more confident when I wear it, it is the perfume I choose for job interviews, nights out and romantic meals. It is one of the perfumes that I wear on a regular basis and because I am so familiar with it as soon as I smell it on another person I recognise it. I find that the perfume lasts a long time on my skin and unlike other perfumes, I like it from the first moment it is sprayed; I do ont have to let it dry down.
If I had a complaint about the perfume it would be that the amber sometimes smells too earthy and like vanilla. My friend had a spray when she came round at my house and on smelling her wrist the perfume smelled really vanilla which is weird as the vanilla does not seem to come out at all when I wear it. The perfume smelled nice but very different to when I wear it on my skin. I love the rich earthiness of the amber and it works hard at creating the overall powerful scent. This is a winner in my eyes.
Midnight Poison is one of the perfumes I currently have sitting on my dressing table and it was a perfume I only acquired a few months ago. I have always favoured Pure Poison, Midnight Poison's sister but when I was offered this perfume by a friend for a quarter of the retail price I grabbed it from her because one sniff was enough to get me hooked!
Like Pure Poison, Midnight Poison is available in three sizes - 30ml, 50ml and 100ml, each one respectively costing £43.00, £59.00 and £83.00. Being Dior, I didn't expect any less in the pricing bands and the current pricing is identical to Pure Poison. It can be picked up in many stores including Boots and Dior department store counters as well as being widely available online.
Midnight Poison comes in a deep blue box and usually these boxes are cellophaned up with a little sticker with a "D" embossed on to it to ensure authenticity of the product. In the middle of the box on a darker almost black background the words "Midnight Poison" are printed in embossed gold with "Dior" in the same manner underneath it. The way the name of the product is laid out on the box actually makes me think of the evil stepmother in Snow White as it is set on this almost black oval with a light blue shading around it. It makes me think of the mirror the evil stepmother looks into and asks "Who is the fairest of them all?".
Out of both of my "Poison" range perfumes this bottle is my absolute favourite. For some reason it makes me think of someone a bit like a vampire, trailing through the night attracting men with her beautiful scent. The bottle when you get it out of the box is a very deep blue, like a midnight sky.. It has the words "Midnight Poison" and "Dior" on it, just like the box but this time it is written in silver and gives the effect of stars against the night sky. As you move up the bottle you reach the neck which has a silver plastic ring around it and then a roundish shaped lid which has little indents in it and is a deeper blue than the actual bottle. The main body of the bottle has lines in it which make the bottle look very pretty whilst remaining simple and sophisticated. It has a spray nozzle to apply it and this is silver to match the ring around the neck of the bottle.
Just as I love Pure Poison, I also love Midnight Poison though I do think it is more of a Autumn/Winter scent than it is a Spring/Summer scent. It reminds me of cold winter nights. The scent is a very alluring and enchanting scent and as I said before, it makes me think of a very unattainable vampire type of woman. It is a very fantastical scent. The perfume is made up of notes of damascus rose, patchouli and amber. It is not an overly complex set of notes. It is a floral scent but it is sweet at the same time and very mysterious. It is a very beautiful scent and one which although not complex is quite hard to describe. It is warming and sexy, alluring, tempting....seductive - even more so than Pure Poison.
Like its sister, Midnight Poison has excellent staying power once it has been sprayed on. Again, I use 4 squirts of this perfume - one to either side of my neck and then one to each wrist and that is more than enough. It is strong and turns slightly more musky when on the skin but this just adds to how lovely it smells. It isn't overpoweringly strong though but strong enough that you and people around you will be able to smell it all day. I actually wore this perfume today and I sprayed it at 8am. I have just got out of the bath and up until I got into the bath I could smell it at exactly the same strength all day with absolutely no need to reapply.
Another perfume from Dior which I cannot recommend more. It is expensive but the cost wouldn't make me hesistate at purchasing a bottle at full price. It is absolutely worth every penny. Highly recommended to all.
When it comes to perfumes, I am more of a musky darker scent wearer. I dont like sweet and sickly perfumes at all. When I smelt this Midnight poison on my aunty last Christmas I totally fell in love with the scent. I made the decision there and then that I had to get my hands on my own bottle of this sensuous scent.
Midnight poison is the fifth offering from Dior in regards to the hugely popular 'poison' range. I have to say I have no real experience of the other poison scents. Although I have heard that the original poison is very intense and overpowering. I do however have a great fondness of other Dior perfumes such as Jadore and Dune and wear both these scents as I personally love perfumes that are not shy and retiring but strong and confident.
The midnight poison, was initially marketed as the poison for the younger sultry woman. I think that this is certainly well represented within the packaging. The bottle is dark and alluring. The navy blue glass allowing a mysterious and passionate impression. I totally love the rather ornate, unusually shaped glass bottle top. Its shaped edges catch the light and enhance the beauty of this gorgeolus bottle. I really believe that the bottle is almost as important as the perfume inside. I like to display my perfumes on my dressing table and therefore its beauty is vital to the perfumes appeal to me.
The bottle is gorgeous, but not as gorgeous as the actual scent. The aroma of this perfume is one which has managed to gain me compliments every single time I have worn it. This perfume does smell very woody when first sprayed. Infact the first intense burst of scent does smell quite masculine as it is very dark and intense. I think this is due to the woody and fruity top notes of bergamot. This coupled with the most delicious smell of patachouli allows for the scent to be quite original and appealing.
There is a very subtle undertone of vanilla, which as the perfume settles becomes more intense. I do think this vanilla makes the perfume more feminine and provides a much needed slight sweetness to the scent. Although it is not overly sweet. The combination of these scents makes for a truly sexy and sophisticated perfume. One which I have no doubt will capture your lovers attentions.
This perfume oozes class and sophistication. It is a perfume for women who like to look and smell attractive. It conjours up the image of strong, confident women who are not afraid to enhance their sexuality.
The price tag that is attached to this perfume is certainly not cheap. But then I seriously think that this perfume warrants an expensive price tag. A 100ml bottle will set you back a rather steep £80.00. While a 50ml bottle retails for around £56.00. There is a 30ml bottle for those who dont won't to buy a big bottle and this retails for around £41.00.
I do think that this is rather a lot of money to spend on a perfume. However I do feel that it is worth every single penny. It has great staying power and you certainly don't need too much. Infact I do believe less is more when applying this scent. I have sprayed this scent in the morning and still been able to smell it on my skin in the evening. I would say that this is most certainly an evening scent. It is strong enough to make a statement and hold it's own within any social occasion. I have worn it too the office, but I do feel this scent is too good to be wearing to work.
I do appreciate that many people will find this scent too dark, woody and intense. If you like sweet girly smells then this won't be your bag. If however you like scents that ooze class and a more mature sophistication then this will be just up your street.
Christian Dior is an absolutley beautiful parfum.
It is my absolute favourite from all the Dior range.
For 100ml it is about £75.00 but they do a smaller one for half that price or so.
Also Midnight poison comes in a gift pack which is normally out around christmas time, i have had this pack before for christmas and it is super for anyone to try before they buy the different fragrances.
This amount of 100ml last a long time because you only need to use a little bit at a time, as it is quite a strong fragrance and so you need to use that much.
It is a long lasting fragrance that can hold the smell.
The bottle is a nice shape, and the colour suits the name.
The top of the bottle has a nice little top to pull out to use.
I usually get it as a gift but sometimes when i have not any left i buy it from House of Fraser or Debenhams. Boots sell it too and other stores.
If you have never tried this product ask someone to buy you it for a gift.
I love and use alot of perfumes but this one is my absolute favourite.
As to be expected with Christian Dior perfumes, the prices are not cheap and this is why these perfumes are best seen as a treat or a luxurious present. With Midnight poison, the scent is so long lasting, that only a very small amount is needed and in fact if more were used, the scent could become overpowering. As the name implies, this perfume is best described as an evening perfume, as its heavier, more seductive scent is not as suitable for daytime use. The scent is sweet and floral, with an slight hint of musk, giving it a stronger undertone. The bottle is good in that it is compact so that it can easily be taken with you, and the deep electric blue of the glass bottle with the silver writing defiantly looks the part on the dresser. keeping it as a night time perfume intended for special occasions, the sense of luxury is really felt in this perfume and now I don't feel ready to go out without a couple of squirts!
I remember first watching the stunning advertisement for Midnight Poison and falling in love with everything about it without even taking one whiff of the perfume itself. The ad features the beautiful actress Eva Green swooping into a fabulous ballroom wearing a dazzling ultramarine blue rhinestone-encrusted gown, a playful grin on her face while every one's favourite rock band Muse plays in the background. Even the name harbours such a sense of mystery and magic a seduced customer might go out of their way to buy it for that reason alone. This Gothic take on Cinderella is so captivating and so near perfection that one might think that, like a lot of perfume adverts, these images have nothing to do with the overall purpose of the product, the scent. Surely this enthralling and divine eye candy is too good to be entertained in the actual fragrance? The answer: well actually, Midnight Poison pretty much lives up to its expectations.
To begin with, I snuck into Debenhams each day with no intention of making a purchase, only to spritz myself with that wonderfully seductive Dior perfume I had longed for watching the advert. The combination of oriental Patchouli, Damascena Rose and sensual Amber made Midnight Poison one of the most powerful and easily recognisable fragrances I have ever had the pleasure of dousing myself with. Each day, like a sneak-thief I would 'borrow' a squirt, inhale deeply its passionate scent then leave feeling like a seductress. Eventually, I couldn't resist finally getting a bottle for myself.
The deep blue bottle with its black swirling top and shadowy twisting glass is in itself another reason to own this perfume. The dark, sinister yet enticing little thing sits on my bedroom table and blends in well with the other strange and mesmerizing trinkets I have hoarded over the years. And at the heart of the bottle, the poison itself.
Yes, the somewhat overwhelming scent may be a little too much for those who prefer the lighter, floral fragrances, but if you are an outspoken, sensual person this perfume really draws attention. When in a room of women I can instantly decipher if one is wearing Dior Midnight Poison. However, being such a remarkable product, a lot of women, especially, I find, students and young women, wear the perfume. The popularity of the product often waters down the effect if you are trying to make a statement about yourself. Saying that, this is the only problem I have ever found with this product.
For a sassy rock chick like Eva Green, this perfume is perfection in a bottle. I highly recommend it to everyone who is on the verge of buying Midnight Poison but is unsure. Whether to draw mystified men to you like a magnet or if only to stash it away in your room and take pleasure in smelling it once in a while, this perfume is a must have and gets a fragrant five stars from me.
When I first saw the list of ingredients used: mandarin, bergamot, rose, amber, patchouli, vanilla, I was a bit wary, but Midnight Poison is a truly wonderful scent. Being a fan of Christian Dior's Dune myself, I looked forward to this new fragrance and it has indeed lived up to its standard. The face of the advertisement campaign was French actress Eva Green. Green seen dressed in an electric blue Cinderella gown was climbing up the stairs of a building and waiting in the balcony as the clock strikes 12 midnight. The bottle is Midnight blue and the cover was black.
For those looking for lighter scents though, this is not for you. It is a very intense and powerful, fruity smell. A lot of people have claimed that Poison Midnight is a very masculine scent but the mixture of fruit and spice can be very seductive and mysterious. Midnight Poison could be a chypre with its bergamot-rose-patchouli accord, I would say it's rather a fresh floriental.
I have to admit this perfume, Midnight Poison by Christian Dior, is one of my little treats in life. Having never been a fan of the Poison range i was pleasantly surprised whilst killing time in Duty free at the airport on our way to our summer hols. Normally as a mum of 2 young children i don't spend much on items like perfume, instead opting for cheaper brands or a fragrance from the range at Next clothes shop, but i have to say that this bottle is always at the top of Christmas and birthday lists! And one squirt does last all day, even when i cant smell it no longer i have been complimented on my fragrance by strangers at the end of a long day at work. It is quite a strong vibrant fragrance but throughout the day it seems to "ripen" and smell sweeter and sweeter, the bottle is absolutely gorgeous and i think if your looking for a treat for yourself, or to buy as a gift for someone, Midnight Poison is the perfect choice!
Dior midnight poison was launched in 2007 and joined the already infamous poison range. Being quite young i have never been able to afford any of the range as the cheapest i have ever found them for is 30 pounds i always felt it was a bit much to spend on perfume alone.
However the poison range is one of my favourites and i always make a beeline for my local debenhams or house of fraiser just to steal a sample ... i know im naughty lol. Midnight poison is the most sensual of the range as it has quite a mysterious scent to it that is much to strong for an everyday perfume but perfect for a hot date or going out partying. The smell is not for anyone that likes girly fragrances as it is quite deep and almost like a mild form of aftershave however it never seems to get old and i love it for it.
Of all the perfumes i have even owned i must say the presentation of this is my favourite. The bottle is a rich blue in a rounds yet distorted shape, think an apple with ridges. The top is black and easy to remove yet still tight enough to safely protect your perfume being squirted if you take it out in your bag.
Onto the price, a normal 50ml bottle will set you back around 45 pounds but i found a cheaper alternative. I asked for a bottle from my partner for christmas but due to money problems i did not get it so i went out in the sales and purchased a boxset with a dior bag, 50ml of the prefume and even 100ml of the satin body wash with the same fragrance, worth 70 pounds in all but i got it for 33.
The fragrance is amazing but if you are unsure go to you local department store and ask for a sample. i would recommend trying it 5 or 6 times before jumping into anything as i have had the problem where i like an initial smell butthen find the 30 pound i spent would have been better off else where.
alltogether a beautiful perfume for going out, but not for everyday use.
This is one of my all time favourite scents. To justify the cost of a luxury fragrance, it has to tick lots of boxes. For starters, the apple shaped bottle with its deep blue colouring looks and feels indulgent, satisfyingly weighty and nicely curvy.
Most importantly, the perfume is heavenly. When you first spray, the elegant floral and citrus top notes come to the fore. Whilst being heady and light, there is no over-flowery slap in the face. These blooms are far more sultry.
Then the exotic hypnotic heart of the perfume comes through. It's the type of scent that makes me close my eyes and inhale deeply and slowly. This is how I like rose used best - its strength and sensuality brought out by a wonderful partnership with patchouli. There is a sweetness but nothing saccharine - rather a lazy, dark and decadent air. Think of reclining on a chaise longue in flowing silk in a candle-lit room.
The beautiful spiced base notes linger long after application of the perfume. They continue to give little uplifting traces throughout the day or evening. Although this is a complex and layered scent, it is wonderfully balanced. It is heavy, grown-up and rather serious. It is also elegant, seductive and rather addictive. Although it does present as an 'evening' scent, try wearing it during the day - it turns you into a mysterious, poised and alluring creature, enclosed in your own sphere of hedonism.
If vampires had rose gardens they would smell like this.
I was given this perfume as a christmas present, and was very pleasantly surprised by the perfume. The scent is quite strong, rich with spices and a floral touch, which although makes a beautiful combination, is a bit too much to wear during the daytime. This perfume, considering its price, is pretty expensive to just be a "going out" perfume, as I would prefer to spend my pennies on a perfume which can be used day or night. However, this perfume is gorgeous, and you do only need a tiny amount to get a really long-lasting scent. Be careful not to put on too much as it can be quite overpowering, being quite a strong perfume. I prefer this perfume to the original "poison" perfume which I found too strong. One thing I do love about the scent is the beautiful deep blue bottle that it comes it, which is really sophistcated and looks lovely on my bedside table! Overall, I would definitely recommed this perfume for somebody looking for a slightly stronger perfume for going out, who has a bit of spare cash to be able to afford it!
I was given this as a birthday present in March and I must say it's now one of my favourite perfumes. Personally, I find the price a little steep, which leads me to only use it when I'm going out; not as an everyday scent.
Although the price is quite high, the perfume itself is rather strong smelling, meaning that you do not need to use much at a time, so the bottle is very long-lasting.
The bottle itself is very asthetically pleasing and along with the dark blue colour leaves it with a sophisticated look.
In conclusion, I was very pleased with the perfume. The scent was the perfect mix of flowers and spice and once sprayed, the scent lasted for a long period of time. If anything, my only problem with the perfume was that it was too nice, and being a student, I can't find the pennies for a new bottle!
Launch date: 2007
Group: Oriental Floral
~ Introduction ~
Midnight Poison is the fifth addition to the 'Poison' arsenal, this popular and long-running (since 1985) line of fragrances. I have received it as a Christmas gift. I never owned any of the Poison series so it was unlikely I would have added any Dior Poison to my collection myself, though the beautiful, deep blue bottle tickled my curiosity. Well this one was quite a surprise!
~ The packaging ~
The box follows previous designs of Posion perfumes with this time the main colour being blue. The alternating cobalt and midnight blue coloured round opaque glass captures the essense of the Cinderella theme as it is marketed. Our heroine is a mysterious, enchanting young girl with light curves wearing her stunning evening gown. It has a round black lid like a black rose bud.
~ The fragrance ~
Midnight Poison is a deep and rich infusion of rose, patchouli and amber. It is a quite complex, full-blown composition, which gives out its notes over time changing gradually from one to another, back and forth, while still retaining the same sweet - spicy -woody character.
Top notes: mandarin, bergamot
The first notes I can detect are fleety, fresh bergamot and sweet mandarin that most oriental and floral fragrances start out with.
It's not too fruity though as the even sweeter but less juicier heart notes take over in a few minutes.
Middle notes: rose, patchouli
The heart notes are oozing with rose, the sensual, dark, musky floral note gets complimented by dry, powdery patchouli rounded off by a touch of sweet and soft amber. So what you get is a velvety, slightly powdery spice bomb.. luxurious indeed!
The rose - patchouli phase continues to the base where it mingles with a hint of vanilla. The vanilla here isn't very noticeable here so the overall feeling of the dry down is rather woody and heavy on the spicy amber and still slightly floral.
It's a long lasting Eau de Parfum that may be better suited to wear sparingly in the daytime and more generously in the evening. However it's still a floral and somewhat dry scent I can wear in the office without offending anyone.
~ Conclusion ~
Midnight Poison gives the impression of being a strong essence though it turns out it's lighter than any of its 'Poison' siblings. I mean lighter as in 'heaviness' not as in 'density'. In fact it doesn't resemble any 'Poison'. This perfume has its own character and would deserve its own name. It is floral and oriental, spicy and woody, stimulating and comforting sexy scent. I recommend you use it occasionally as this perfume is quite powerful due to its long-lasting oils.
~ Price / where to buy ~
Fragrance stores, Boots, department stores
£32 30 ml Eau de Parfum
£46 50 ml Eau de Parfum
£65 100 ml Eau de Parfum
Other products in the line start from £16.50 (Bath and Shower Gel) and also include Satin Body Lotion, Body Cream and
Staying power: 5 / 5
Composition: 5 / 5
Value for money: 4 / 5
Overall value: 4 / 5
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