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I have been wanting a new fragrance for a while. I do not wear perfume everyday, but I do like to indulge every now and then. My scent of choice is easy but irreverent and preferably a balance of floral and clean with a touch of fruity. Dior Addict Eau Délice fit the bill perfectly. Even though this is more of a spring/summer scent, it is not supremely fruity or floral, so I think I’ll feel comfortable wearing it regardless of the degrees outside. Notes are of cranberry, ylang ylang & musk. Balanced, I must say! This inspiration behind the perfume is the mythical harbour of Saint Tropez, enough said!
The first impression of the perfume on the skin feels like a potent fruity cocktail – too happy and well, too much. But thankfully, it is quick to settle down on skin and within an hour or so, calms down to an inoffensive mix of berries and floral with the base of musk. Cranberry makes the scent extremely playful and well, irreverent. Ylang Ylang provides the right distraction from the slightly louder notes of cranberry and adds a bit of softness and femininity. The note of musk adds in a lot of depth to the notes, especially as it settles in. Despite the musk, this fragrance is never woody, just warm and fizzing like a cocktail made out of champagne. This quality makes it an excellent transitional fragrance from summer into fall. It is not particularly fresh, nor is it warm but a balance of both. I’m a big fan on how effortless this fragrance is. I simply adore the notes and how they blend into my skin – just like how I’d imagine suntanning in the south of France on a breezy late afternoon would smell of.
It lasts a respectable number of hours on me, very detectable for four to five hours and thereafter remains, but barely. Not the longest lasting scent, but I do not mind as I think perfume is more about how it makes you feel rather than how long it lasts. If you believe more in the latter, reapplications are recommended.
The bottle is statuesque, simple and beautiful; typically Dior is how I’d describe it. Suddenly, I feel myself falling for Dior again – it was a favorite during my college days. Not to mention, just exactly how loveable the advert for this perfume is. The model is a goddess. And well, now I can at least smell like her
PRICE – $107 CAN/3.4 oz, $82 CAN/1.7 oz, $49 CAN/.67 oz