Rated 4.68 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Mesmerizing
I spritz this cologne on this morning and later went to lunch. While I was in the ladies' room, some woman I did not know told me I smelled great and asked what I was wearing.
I adore this spicy scent; cannot get enough of it. It goes on with a strong anise top note and mellows about an hour later. I think it mixes perfectly with my body chemistry.
For those who want some idea of the endurance of this product, I spritzed some on my neck and wrist at about 10:15 am and got a compliment by 2 pm that afternoon.
This would be an amazing scent to wear on a date. I think the anise-licorice-sandalwood would attract any man. This cologne has a provocative name, comes in a sensual-looking bottle, and just might be a tad dangerous to wear.
I can see one wearing Hypnotic Poison if one wished to play footsies under the table, skip the entree and go straight to dessert!
Most Helpful Critical Review I wanted to like this
I don't like to leave negative reviews on products that are entirely a personal preference in terms of fragrance, but I was disappointed in this. I did purchase this, having never smelled it, just based off of the description and overwhelmingly positive reviews. Based off the listed notes of almond, vanilla, etc. I expected this would be a scent I would love. This scent is very hard to describe in any words other than incredibly strong, so much so that is bordering on nauseating, and I am not that sensitive to smells. I can't even detect any of the notes listed in the product description. I did see another review that mentioned an anise/licorice scent, and I do smell that more than anything, even though that is not listed. In my opinion, the notes do not blend well; it's as if someone just dumped a variety of heavy perfumes in a bottle. I also read some reviews that compared this fragrance to the scent of a root beer float--I strongly disagree with that. I wish it smelled as good as a root beer float.
On the positive side, this fragrance does last a long time! I tried to wash it off my wrist and could still smell it, so no concerns there regarding staying power. I actually feel bad about returning this opened and not entirely unused, as it's my fault for not smelling it first, but it's just so strong that I can't wear it. I figured even if it wasn't my favorite scent, it would be good enough to wear and use it up and never buy again. I have even had a couple friends smell it to see if they liked it, and I would just give it to them but no takers so far! So, my recommendation is if you are buying this scent for the first time to smell it in the store first. If buying for a gift for someone, and you have no idea if they like this scent, do not risk the chance that they might like it. I think this is probably a scent someone will either love or hate with no in-between. But if someone likes this scent and isn't sure if it's long lasting, they will be pleased.
Reviewed by 277 customers Have loved it for years!
Flamingo JEMS from NC
Too many people spray on too much and that makes it take on an entirely different fragrance. The proper way to use this is to spray it in the air in front of you and then quickly walk through it.
I used to work in retail and new if this one person was there the moment I walked in the door. It wasn't Hypnotic Poison but another "popular" fragrance.
A little spray is Ok!
Play Dough/ Jager
Berries from CA
This scent is unique no doubt. First impressions is that it smelled like jager & also black licorice. After 3 minutes, I could only smell play dough & after an hr still strong smell of play dough. I can't understand how this is raved so highly. I would definitely go smell this in person.
All time fave
Mariah from PA
The first bottle of this I ever had was actually my mom's but I loved it so much, she gave it to me. I was in 8th grade-- so 2005, and I am now 29 and only on my third bottle of this! This is something I use regularly, but all you need is one or two sprays at most. This is one of the longest lasted products I've ever used period!
DodgerGirl67 from Wildwood Ga
I use to wear Hypnotic Poison off/on years ago and Absolutely loved it because it smelled like Vanilla Sugar Cookie's & Candy!
I'd get Loads of compliments as well,
Only Negative I can come up with is it's longevity! It doesn't last as long as original poison or the poison remake or the others.
I wish it did because I Love the Sweet Scents like Lancome La vie est bella! It's also a sweet Scent that has one of the longest trail scents around!
But those reviews that say hypnotic poison smells Aweful,, it Seriously must be THEIR BODY CHEMISTRY! No hard feelings but it has to be because anything that smells like Candy & Cookies is so Awesome!
Not a good scent in my opinion
Laura from Michigan
I saw reviews saying this smelled like a cake but to me it smells like play dough I don't recommend but you should smell this scent in store if u can
Great scent. Doesn't last
JD from New York
I love the scent of this. Like a warm vanilla. But I feel like it only lasts an hour.
I am loving this!!
b from Oklahoma
love this so much!! the projection is amazing and the dry down is absolutely stunning!! definitely going in my top 5!!
Monika from Michigan
I got Hypnotic Poison about 10 yrs ago as a gift! I love the smell and can't imagine using anything else!! I got my daughter's and granddaughter's hooked on it too lol even the men in our family like the smell which is really important!!! I just got the bigger size, I hope Dior never stops making it!!!
Tash from Salina, Ks
I used to wear this perfume when I was in high school and in my twenties. The smell is something that I wish I could describe. It has hints of vanilla in it, and it is sweet smelling- but not too sweet. And it doesn't take much at all, to get a strong, but not overwhelming smell on yourself. Or whatever u spray it on. Now, that I've found this perfume again, I will probably wear it, until they stop making it!!!
Everything you've heard is true, good and bad
Bacchante from Alaska
This is a perfect cyanide almost mixed with toasty vanilla. But the people who say it smells like playdoh and root beer are also correct. I love this one the day after, lingering with a bitter dryness on clothing.
Smells so good - that is why it has been around forever
jenfl from tampa bay
This fragrance has been around for a very long time, it may seen strong at first but it melts to just a light vanilla, almond scent - not to sweet
just right and it lasts, it does not fade away
I never need a touch up - try it, it is exotic, and fresh all at the same time
N/A from N/A
I had high hopes given all the reviews that say this smells so great but personally I don't like it it's just disappointing after waiting so long to receive it and not live up to the expectations I assumed it would
Omg this is some gorgeous smell Parfum and long lasting
Miss Pat from Wayne,Mi
Going on date a go to Parfum. Love it one of my favorite
smells like playdough
Gwynnie from Arizona
I've heard so many great reviews about this and I really wanted to love it because I love almond and vanilla but it smells like waxy brand new Barbies mixed with Play-Doh
KyndKrystal from Weedsport, NY
I hated this. I tried to like it so much and wanted to like it. I really wanted the whole line of Poison fragrances to work for me as I was attracted to the names and the general vibe. But nope, just didn't work out that way in my personal experience. I found this one to be like a stale, sour gourmand attempt. I didn't find it attractive and it just seemed like it was stale to me. Oh well I suppose.
Yes I would be this product again
Ann from Georgia
This is a everyday scent for me.
BekahG from Texas
Smell is great!! Hypnotic has a sweet vanilla scent but not like the overbearing sickly sweet smell the jasmine in it really helps calm it down, its a beautiful scent definitely new favorite!!!!
Britt from Usa
It has a very unique scent to it. You can definitely smell the base vanilla but the combination of the smells works very well together.
smells like play-doh
katie from Massachusetts
I don't like the scent, but continued to wear it because it's too expensive not to. I've worn it around friends and family & everytime I've worn it I've been told I smell like play-doh.
I gave it away to someone who enjoyed the smell. Try before you buy!! It is definitely a long lasting perfume...
Favorite perfume ever
Emi from Salem
My fiance bought this for me as a gift a few years ago and it was instantly my favorite perfume of all time. Funny enough when we went to Disney Land the salesman asked what my favorite perfume was and when I told him it was this he was shocked and said that it is widely hated by everyone and I ended up purchasing a different perfume that was more expensive and still very good smelling but didn't come close to this one and didn't last nearly as long. I will say use it sparingly as I can see it being overpowering to some people.
absolutely love it
chloe from colorado
i finally bought a big girl perfume and went for this. bc it's so expensive i did some research on it beforehand and found a lot of mixed reviews. it has all my favorite smells, sandalwood, incense, etc. i was still a bit wary but i fell in love the second i opened it. it's light and sweet but still very present. i find it sticks to my clothing a little better than it does my skin, but still lasts hours. i'm very particular about perfume smelling like alcohol and this one doesn't at all. very worth it if you like the smells that are in this perfume:)
Kyana D. from Michigan
This perfume really lives up to its name. It's warm and sexy without being too sweet! I have trouble with fragrances not lasting long on me but this one stays ALL DAY! I ordered this without smelling it in store first simply off recommendations and was pleasantly surprised. Definitely will be a staple in my rotation of fragrances.
Feminine and Sexy
Marilyn26 from Palo Alto, CA
I bought this fragrance because a friend recommended it to me and I'm so glad I did! This is the most soft, cozy yet feminine and sexy perfume to me, and I own about 20 full sized perfumes and 50 perfume samples, decants and miniatures. As a perfume enthusiast, I am late in joining the Hypnotic Poison party, but I totally get the hype surrounding it. This is such a sexy juice! I get mostly the vanilla, then tuberose and bitter almond. They make up for a well crafted, balanced and soft scent. For an EdT, this radiates strongly so I would recommend 1, 2, 3 spritzes at most. I think this is a great fragrance for going out in the evening. Thumbs up!
Gift for Me
Pam G from Pennsylvania
Dior's Poison (Signature scent) is actually one of my favorite perfumes. Hypnotic has a slight my different profile that is very pleasant. Normally out of my price range but would purchase again.
AB from Colorado Springs
I love the smell, the bottle, the way I can smell it all day, it's one of my favorites!