Dior Poison Girl
Petty gossip, charm bracelets, milkshakes and fries. It’s all here in Dior Poison Girl, it makes think of me of a sweet teenager filled with malcontent.
This was was launched in 2016 as a Poison for a younger demographic. For the 6 years it’s lived in my collection, I’ve barely reached for it but I’m really having a moment with it now. The tonka in the base is kind of a Dior signature, and I’m sure I’ve smelled in other Dior perfumes before, maybe in Dior Addict. Here, it’s pretty but not too sweet, and there’s also something off in the opening, like orange peel that has too much pith on it. Instead of being off-putting, it actually adds interest to what would otherwise be too basic. I’m leaning into the bitterness to enjoy the sweetness.
This EDT is discontinued, but I’m sure you can find it at discounters, and it seems to still be pretty popular. I haven’t smelled any of the other perfumes in the Dior Poison line – let me know if you have! There are also flankers like Hypnotic Poison, and even a flanker to this flanker, called Poison Girl Unexpected, but I haven’t smelled those either. Let me know if you have, and if you like them!
Perfumer: Francois Demachy