digging (into) vintage: Christian Dior Poison, 1985


Perfumer Édouard Fléchier

How naive we were in the 80s!  Poison wasn’t as loud as we thought.   Angel showed us there was still more room on the dial.

Poison is a fetching little spicy floral. Certainly not the bulldozer that I only vaguely remember smelling in the 80s. But then again, I recently thought Lutens’s A La Nuit smelled like a mild jasmine for a moment and then like sourdough bread.

Could I have suffered a remapping of the jasmine and tuberose pathways of the brain?

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