Rated 4.46 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review sexy in a bottle
This perfume was given to me as an anniversary gift by my husband. He knows I'm not TOO picky with fragrance as I'm a perfume lover/collector lol but man oh man...I was stunned by how beautiful this scent is!! and he picked it out for me so I had never smelled it before, which comes to say, as a man, he really liked this one!
The description on here about this perfume is SO accurate!! It just has the PERFECT amount of sweet, spicy, woody, sexy, feminine, intrigue, and seduction. It is seriously one of the best perfumes I own. And it lasts!!!
I would save this for night or special occasions as I like to wear lighter fragrances for the day such as Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet, Prada Candy, Dolce n Gabbana Light Blue, etc. However, this is a hit anytime, anywhere.
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 210 customers My signature scent
MzTeTe from Michigan
Been using this since it first came out in 1998. I absolutely love it and get so many compliments. Everyone's body chemistry is different which is probably the reason for the Rude reviews, I mean come on people "play doh" that's juvenile and plain rude. It's a sexy adult woman's scent. I also like to switch to Good Girl by Caroline Herrera, another great scent. Let's try to be nice on here kids.
Fragrance is so personal
Jen the MUA 💋 from West By God
This fragrance is very different. I don't know I have words to properly describe it. According to the notes it seemed like a scent I have been on the search for, unfortunately it just didn't work well with my body chemistry. I see so many reviews for fragrance just bashing the heck out of a scent, which is a bit much I feel because fragrance is such a personal experience. Something that smells great on your friend may smell horrible on you, all because of how it works/reacts to your body chemistry. It's best to purchase travel sizes of scents to try out before you splurge on a full size bottle. When you return stuff, most often they can't put that product back on the shelf and tbh it's wasteful. Go to the store or purchase travel size bottles first! See how it works with you before you say such horrible things about these products. So much work and careful consideration goes into creating them, and when it doesn't work for you personally, it's most likely because it doesn't mingle well with your body chemistry.
Scentista from Oregon
Smells wonderful and lasts a long time :)
Jji388 from Virginia
Thought I would like this because of the vanilla. But I was not a fan. It was grossly sweet. Too sweet. And it had a lingering smell of kids play-doh which might be from the Almond. I wanted to like it but I had to return it.
Happy Mama from Boston, MA
I love this EDT! Lasts all day .. shocked! Gorgeous vanilla at the base. And the vanilla is the final note I smell at the end of the day. It's just a gorgeous gourmand creamy scent! It's somehow unique as well. Love it!!
I Wouldn't but Hypnotic Poison again.
Pinky from MI
Doesn't last, thought it would be better. I really like the first Poison though
Sexy and warm!
LauLau from Boston, MA
This is gorgeous, warm, creamy and a little sweet! I love vanilla based scents and this is so subtle that it definitely makes you want more. I'm stunned for an EDT how the lasting power is so good!
Suze from Oklahoma
I have used this cologne for 15+ yrs. I love it. Not overwhelming. but this scent may not be for everyone.
Geekalicious from Dinwiddie, VA
I honestly never give reviews but I felt like I needed to with this one. I have been looking to get away from the bath and body works smells and I went to ulta hoping that I would be successful in my mission. Just as I was giving up I sniffed this one and I was in looooove. I bought it without hesitation and I just love walking around with this scent on my skin. The smell is sweet and you can really smell the vanilla but it's not too sweet and is definitely the grown up smell I was looking for. I feel sweet and irresistible wearing this.
Make It Uniquely You!
LeLe Mixture from Georgia
I purchased this a while back and did not Love it but after thinking how can I stack the odds in my favor? I used different shower gels & lotions then I'd spray it on my clothes before getting dressed & then again afterwards and one day I fell in Love with it so now today I am ready to reorder and see what other mix I can come up with.... I am thinking of mixing with another perfume or body spray.
Gave me a headache
PrincessK from Bloomington, Illinois
Smells beautiful on the paper strip but not on the skin. I agree with the last reviewer. Being honest here, it really does smell like playdoh and it gave me a serious headache. Love Dior in general but this is a big no. Returning.
smelled good on the paper on store but gross on the skin
arob from iowa
smelled good on the paper on store but gross on the skin.... i saw another review saying it smelled like play dough and honestly that's spot on.. it smelled beautifully of almonds and vanilla on paper but so so so disappointing on the skin definitely will have to return
Smells Good to ME
TikiJ from Jersey
Several people mentioned play dough I wish I knew what they were talking about because all I smell is a sweet scent and you do get a vanilla scent but not a juvenile vanilla i.e. pink sugar but a nice mature vanilla scent. I enjoy wearing this scent.
TikiJ from Jersey
For the reviews that label this as disgusting that is going too far. This perfume is sweet and very pleasant and I don't get this play dough that others are getting. I love it because while it is sweet it is more of a mature sweet smell I don't mind wearing.
dor from nj
The description of this was enchanting. I'm on the lookout for a sexy fragrance, something seductive. This is not it!!! It smells exactly like play dough, and it last forever, that's the worst part! If you're looking for a sexy fragrance, this isn't it, I recommend pure poison instead.
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.