The Dior Addict range is having its moment in the limelight, first with the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks (reviewed here), followed by the Dior Addict It-Lash and It-Line (reviews coming soon!)… now the house of Dior introduces the Dior Addict Eau de Toilette!
Composed by head perfumer François Demachy, Dior Addict EDT opens with a top note of Sicilian Mandarin, leading to a heart of Jasmine Sambac and Tunisian Neroli, before coming to rest on vanilla and sandalwood.
I was pleasantly surprised by the blend as it is distinctly feminine yet has a warm creaminess to it to make it more elegant. On a whole, the Sicilian Mandarin lends it a sweetness that is toned down by the Jasmine Sambac, keeping it from becoming too citrusy. It wears down nicely by mid-day, to a warm vanilla with a touch of neroli to keep things interesting. I didn’t get much woodiness from the sandalwood with this, but I’m glad because the ensuing fragrance is really charming!
There was something vaguely familiar about Dior Addict EDT, but it is nothing that I can place a finger on (as if I am a connoisseur!). There have been references to Chanel Chance, even Marc Jacobs Daisy… but I don’t get those at all. Dior Addict EDT may not be the most innovative scent to be introduced, but it is a beautifully elegant floral bouquet regardless. In fact, I am so enamored of it, I can’t stop sniffing myself! It lasts about 8-9 hours on me, fading gently as the day passes. It is currently available in 50ml for $122 (there is a 20ml which is not in stock at the moment and a larger 100ml); and for a limited time, Dior Backstage Studio is able to engrave your name on the bottle for free!