Rated 4.62 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 311 customers Unique
Dawn from Charleston, WV
This perfume is one of the best smelling perfumes I have ever smelled, it has a unique smell and really doesn't smell like any other perfume to me. It's name suits it well, I think because it does have a hypnotic vibe to it.
One of my first expensive perfumes!
Mattie from Wa
It smells like spicy, warm vanilla, and man it smells amazing. Not sure about the longevity of it tho, but overall very good smelling!
Gao from saint paul
if you don't like the smell of play doh then don't get this. It gave me a headache and my guy doesn't like this smell on me. I don't know what to do with this bottle now...
Similar to Ariana's Cloud
DDLo from California
It has a very similar scent to Ariana Grande's Cloud perfume , which I love. I have had one person tell me that I smelled like play dough and then looking through the comments this one does too, but I don't get that! I love the smell, so I guess it's just preference. I think the smell is great and unique. Get lots of compliments too.
compare from Idaho
I get head aches from many fragrances. This Hypnotic fragrance is not bothering me, yeah. I have not gotten any compliments but I like it.
Enjoy the sweet smeel, very appealing =)
Jeannette from Bulverde, Texas
First time i have purchased this product......looks like I've missed out on the sweet aroma.
Bex from Middleboro, Ma
A perfect winter scent.
Test it first !!!
CA from MD
Smells like sweet play dough
rachel from nyc
so I purchased Hypnotic Poison and it smells great. I'm happy to have this fragrance as an addition to my perfume collection. this fragrance is worth every penny! beautiful, unique scent!
Ulta buyer from Salt Lake City, Utah
This smells just like playdough, I don't get the vanilla or any type of sweetness at all. This smells like straight, salty playdough and was the most disappointing from all my purchases because the reviews were overall good and I absolutely hated it.
K'La from USA
I bought this one a whim of wanting to try something new. I had been wearing Jennifer Lopex Live Luxe for years, And i thought i'd give something else a go. I must say this perfume makes me feel so sexy when I wear it. I love how the smells grows with me throughout the day. Not too strong at all, and i like to apply it after a shower.
Root beer float!
Kate from Pa
A few years back now I bought this perfume and it smells just like a root beer float
Real Attention Getter
KaylynB from Georgia, USA
I red and saw many reviews on the different perfumes from the "Poison" line. This one caught my eye as I'm into interesting perfumes. (For reference: Gucci Guilty Absolute, YSL Black Opium Neon, Margiela Coffee Break, Chloe Nomade Absolu) The twist Dior did with this is so sweet and rich; you smell like an expensive vanilla wedding cake. My man absolutely loves this smell; it's going to be a staple for the fall and winter!
rachel from nyc
I smelled Hypnotic poison as a tester and I want to buy it. I like it for different reasons but it's not something I will wear everyday. it's a unique smell. I purchase the original poison scent in oil form and I do like the oil. I want Hypnotic poison to ad to my perfume collection. it would be very nice to have. I'd like to give this a try
I from Ohio
Smells exactly like Ariana grandes cloud perfume
A must have.
Mari from Alameda
The scent is so hard to describe. It's sweet, kind of nutty smell but in the most sexy delicious way. I ALWAYS get compliments when I wear this. At first I was scared I wasn't gonna like it but it's truly a favorite now. It's long lasting and very strong.
I love it !!!!
Bre B from TX
I love Dior Hypnotic Poison. This is a beautiful almond vanilla scent, very gourmand but not over powering or too sweet. My husband loves it because it's a subtle sweetness, perfect for fall and winter because of the warm light sweetness! Highly recommend. Also I know people are saying it smells like play dough, just let it dry down and you will just smell the almond vanilla and fall in love but allow it to dry down on you for a bit!!
My favorite ❤️❤️
Mom from Michigan
My favorite perfume, not a fan of the cost, but every once in a while I will splurge 😊
Gigi from Bridgeport, CT
This perfume is very long lasting and is such a stable for the colder months. Very intense vanilla scent. Definitely a compliment getter !
J from FL
If you buy this without smelling it first, you are going to be disappointed because the almond and vanilla smells are not obvious. It smells more like sexy, musky, play-doh, which sounds disgusting, but is actually amazing. It is also very strong, which I enjoy, but those who get headaches easily may not.
My personal favorite
Ingryd from Knoxville TN
My personal favorite fragrance
Bought for a friend
Liz from Utah
I bought this for my friend. I have a bottle of my own and I love it! I had her smell a few of my fragrances, and this is the one she loves the best.
I love, love love this scent. It is my signature scent!
SAM from Roseville, MN
I always get compliments when I wear this. It is spicy, sweet, soft, strong. Hard to describe. Not everyone can pull it off.
I hope they never discontinue Hypnotic Poison. If they do, I will loose a piece of me! Truly my signature scent!!
Cloud from las vegas
Doesn't smell good.
Gina from Monticello iowa
It smells fabulous