Product Type: Christian Dior fragrances
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I Am A Dior Addict!
Dior Addict Eau de Parfum
Member Name: grown_up_girlie
Dior Addict Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Sensually sexual and unique
Disadvantages: Can be expensive, so look around
A few weeks ago I went into town on a Saturday afternoon with my partner. Of course, we went into the highstreet store - Boots. Like most women are prone to doing… I walked straight off towards the perfume section of the store and started spraying all those lovely scents on display that they have as testers. I have always been an avid lover of 'Christian Dior' products, so when I clapped my eyes on a bottle of perfume that I had yet to come across I was compelled to have a couple of sprays…. Like anyone would do, right?
"I was in love with this scent as soon as it landed on my wrist!"
I didn't have enough spare money to buy myself a bottle; as I was saving for my holiday to Amsterdam. I dropped a very large hint to my partner (As us women do), telling him that for our anniversary I wouldn't mind a bottle… I then left it at that.
Fortunately for me; my partner picked up on my previous hint, so while we were out in Holland he bought me a 50ml bottle of the Eau De Parfum Natural Spray. I was wearing the biggest smile for days after getting this perfume... Lucky me!
This brings me to my review of this spectacular fragrance…..
"Dior Addict - 50ml Eau De Parfum Natural Spray"
**Christian Dior - Dior Addict**
Christian Dior launched a new line back in 1998 (Released in the UK 2002); called… you guessed it, "Dior Addict". Obviously being a new line, it consisted of more than a single product, there were lip liners, lip glosses, lip colours, eye-shadow, eye-liner and matching nail varnishes available and then also 2 fragrances were released: "Dior Addict" - their first floral fragrance and "Dior Addict Eau Fraîche". After realising the success of this line, Christian Dior released additional products to enhance its popularity; the range of "Addict" bath and body products have become a huge hit - a beautiful range of items that I will certainly be trying in the near future.
Wow, this is just so girly… the packaging of this scent is very different from most perfume boxes you see on the perfume counters. The bottle comes packaged in a holographic box, which shines various whites/pinks and purples when in different lights. It stands approximately 4" tall x 2" wide. It hasn't been cluttered with lots of writing - the design is simple and very effective on the buyer… the words "Dior Addict" run vertically along the left hand side of the front panel and are deep pink in colour.
At the bottom of the front panel, there is an imprint reading… "Dior". This is in a matching white font to enhance the holographic effect and then followed underneath is text stating the volume of the bottle and the fragrance type. The front of the box is mirrored on the back of it as well. The outer packaging really will appeal to any girly girl. If you were to describe this scent by designing a box, then Dior have done it just right… simple, stylish, sweet, girly, pretty and erotic yet still being simple.
Standing upright, this simple and yet sophisticated bottle has a square appearance and stands at just over 3.5" in height. The bottle itself is a very deep dark blue and when sitting on a shelf you cannot see through it, yet if you hold it up to the light you can easily see the amount of perfume left inside. The spraying nozzle has been integrated into the upper quarter of the bottle. There isn't a lid to this bottle; instead there is just a very obvious gold protruding round knob which is placed on the top of the bottle. You turn this knob left to right (0-1) to open and close the spray nozzle. To actually spray the perfume you simply press lightly on the protruding knob and the scent simply squirts out. There is only a small amount of text on the bottle which runs up to the top right corner and is gold in colour. It reads "Dior Addict". The bottle sits proudly on my perfume shelf and definitely looks very sophisticated and stylish.
Released in 2002 (Can't believe it took me this long) this fragrance is so very sensual and is perfect for day or evening wear. I find it to be very sultry and sensual so it will certainly make you feel very sexy while wearing it. I also find it to be a very femininely oriental fragrance, which gives you a lovely refreshing energy while wearing it.
Its base notes are: vanilla, jasmine, orange blossom, rose and mandarin yet all the while, included are the warming notes of sandalwood and as I believe, the tonka bean as well. I can't really distinguish a particular note from this wildly combined scent when wearing it… a lot of perfumes tend to smell more of one note than the other, but this has such a combination that it has resulted in an exhilarating scent with a smell that is tremendously unique.
'Dior Addicts' top notes are blends of the silk tree flower, night queen flower and bourbon vanilla absolute. These top note combinations, combined with the base notes just compliment each other 100%, I cannot enhance the individuality of this scent enough… it just rests on your nose all day/evening, allowing you to over-indulge in the moment of femininity and sheer sexiness.
These notes have never been combined before which makes this fragrance unique to Christian Dior. The silk flower is very rare to grow and thus resulting in a very individual combination perfect for any Dior lover. Every time I have worn this scent I have had lovely comments from everyone (men as well), they ask me what it is I'm wearing as it smells wonderful and the females ask if they can have a spray. Somehow I feel this 50ml bottle won't be hanging around long as everyone wants to try it although normally a 50ml bottle lasts me about 12 - 18 months.
As I have the 'Eau De Parfum' of this fragrance I will only comment on the lasting effect of this… I find that a spray on each wrist in the morning is still lingering by early evening although it does wear off a bit. If I am going out I tend to re-apply it to my wrists and have a squirt on my neck as well, this way I know I will be feeling and smelling beautiful all evening with this floral and erotic scent.
**Availability and Price**
As I received this bottle as a gift I am unable to tell you how much I paid for it, however I have done some research for you to give you a good competitive price.
Available from www.boots.com these products/prices are available both online and in-store:
20ml EDP - £24.50
50ml EDP - £42.50
100ml EDP - £60.00
You could also try searching a search bot such as www.kelkoo.co.uk or the 'dooyoo' search facility to return a competitive price as I feel you should be able to purchase any of the above 3 bottle volumes at a slightly cheaper price.
**Others in Range **
Fragrance (Prices quoted are from Boots):
Dior Addict - Extrait de Parfum - £98.00
Dior Addict - Eau Fraîche - £44.00
Dior Addict 2 - Eau de Toilette - £38.00
Bath and Body Products (Prices quoted are from Boots):
Crème parfumee pour le Corps - £39.50
Lait Diortendre - £18.00
Gel Diorpur - £13.00
Dior Addict Plastic Gloss - RRP £15.00 each
Dior Addict Lip Fluid - RRP £14.50 each
Dior Addict Ultra Gloss - RRP £14.00 each
Dior Addict Lipstick - RRP £15.00 each
Dior Addict Ultra Shine Lipstick - RRP £15.00 each
Dior Addict One Coat Speed Dry Nail Colour - RRP £13.00 each
All these products are available to buy online or on the highstreet. Prices will vary.
For further information you can go to one of these following sites:
This fragrance is beautiful, sensual, erotic and sexy, light, non greasy, stylish, unique, modern, funky and has certainly been produced to the highest standards. This fragrance just compliments any woman down to the finishing touch for a night out. It will lay on any mans nose for an evening so as I imagine, it would be a great one to wear out a date.
This perfume is definitely one of my favourites to date. I find it to be very aromatic and sensual not to mention super sexy. It is reasonably priced for a 50ml bottle and should last you quite a while. If you like floral or oriental notes then this must be tried. I would recommend you have a spray from a tester bottle first as all perfumes smell different to each individual person.
4 S*T*A*R* rate from me as a bottle can be quite pricey.
© Copyright of grown_up_girlie, October 2005.
Summary: Unique to the famous name of Christian Dior, sensually sexual and powerful!!