I had my eye on Addict by Dior for a couple of years before I finally purchased it and once I did I wondered why I had put it off. I can’t quite put my finger on exactly why I love this fragrance so much but I’ll try. First off, it’s definitely not the ads for it, which are, in a word, tacky. Seriously Dior, this is what you came up with!? I do like the dark blue bottle but that’s incidental. What really grabs me is the juice itself.
To me, Addict is simultaneously fresh and warm. Classified as an floral oriental, Addict has many of the traditional notes that one would expect from a fragrance in this category such as vanilla, sandlewood, and tonka bean and it is these notes, among others, that give it its warm enveloping facets. On the other hand, there are woody and dry chypre accords that make Addict complex, sexy delishesness.
If I spray Addict on my clothes I can smell it for days. I wear it when I’m in the mood for a warmer fragrance but not necessarily a decidedly heavy one such as Guerlain’s Shalimar. The dry chypre notes give Addict a masculine edge making it especially lovely to wear in autumn and winter.
Notes: Silk Tree Flower, Mandarin Leaf, Orange Blossom, Queen of the Night Flower, Bulgarian Rose, Bourbon Vanilla Absolute, Mysore Sandalwood, Tonka Bean.