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16 Jul 2013

Dior Addict Eau Delice!

I have mentioned before how I love the diffusion scents that perfume houses bring out this time of year. The spin-offs from the flagship fragrances are always lighter, younger, fresher and prettier. Dior Addict Eau Delice is the latest one that I have tried and it fits that description quite accurately both in terms of look and actual scent dry down.

Picture below: Dior Addict Eau Delice and a collection of lip products that gave me heart palpitations.

Now lets get this out of the way first. I don't love the original. It's nice, it's okay but if you asked me to describe what it's like I couldn't tell you. It's just not that special or interesting on me.

So I really wasn't sure I would like this. The rose-ombre bottle is stunning but what about the stuff in it?

I have spent the last 2 weeks wearing it and this is what I have learned:

1) The initial spray on the skin reveals something completely unremarkable. It doesn't smell unique or interesting but instead smells quite generic - musk, jasmine and fruits. It's not horrid but it's certainly not "wow" either.

But...then the dry down happens.

2) The dry down transforms this. In perfume lover terms it becomes something "gourmand". I sat at my desk many a times last week and detected something really, really nice. It's sort of creamy and smooth - red berries mixed with light yasmine and ylang ylang, (the latter of which I never know how to pronounce.)

I think the fruit factor is crucial because that note combination could easily be too musky/Grandma but sweet notes keep it fresh.

3) Longevity is average. It's not a determined lingerer but a spray every 6 hours or so keeps it topped up nicely. And I really don't mind doing that.

This is exactly the kind of product they market to you in duty free when you are killing time before your holiday flight. And for good reason. It's evocative of balmy nights/warm skin and all other vacation cliches. I eat that stuff up so for that reason I would definitely recommend it! :)

Have you tried this?

PS. I don't want to offend anyone with my comments on Dior Addict (original). As you know, it's all about how your body chemistry reacts to the notes etc.!


  1. You are so good at describing scents Laura!
    This sounds lovely, I will definitely have a sniff!
    Please show us those lippies! I'm hyperventilating as well! :-)

  2. I love your reviews Laura, refreshingly honest. I'm loving Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche at the mo!
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo

  3. i rememeber buying a lighter version of dior addict at the dury free in tenerife when i was like 18, it was amazing! i loved it! i don't love the original either...

  4. by the way, please show us your lippies!

  5. Great description of the scent. Would love to see the lippies as well =]

    Aysha x

  6. I love the Dior Addict used to be called 2 now it's Fraiche (I think). It's my favourite summer smell. Therefore must try this :)
    Adela x


  7. I was a bit disappointed when I sprayed a tester of this while shopping but maybe I just didn't give it time to settle down! I was totally drawn in by the pretty bottle, maybe I should give it another chance:)



  8. I have never smelled this, but based on your description, I would order this online right now anyway. Sounds just lovely and that bottle would look quite nice sitting on my dressing table :)


  9. I love the advert for this perfume (I'm a sucker for fragrance adverts)! I will defiantly smell it if I spot it though Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  10. The dry down sounds absolutely delish! I love gourmand scents.

    xo, alison*elle

  11. I have never tried this.The only Dior I love in the summer is Diorella (especially when I keep it in the fridge), but I will try this one ;-)


  12. have not tried this yet but the way you've described it sure makes me want to give it a whiff sometime soon! thanks for sharing your thoughts on it! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  13. This sounds lovely. I need to find a perfume counter or a Dior Counter and sample this.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  14. Like you, I'm not a massive fan of the original, so I'm intrigued to see what this version smells like.

    Lucy x

  15. Also not a fan of the original. Love the eau fraiche version more than this one though! Its definitely worth a sniff!!

  16. ack I get so excited when you haul new perfumes!! I feel like I can trust you!! makes me miss your old youtube videos :(


  17. spin offs are my favourite fragrances too! they are the things i look for in duty free at the airport and i go around spritzing them all in an attempt to find a light and fruity scent that will get me through the dreary, winter months until the next time i can look for a spin off fragrance! and this one sounds delightful! i like that it has two levels, the initial smell and the dried down scent! i'm definitely going to be checking this out for real when i go away at the end of the month! and looking forward to seeing what lip products you have! :) X


  18. great post, definitely going to sample this perfume when it see it in store

    my lifestyle blog - shegoeswear.com


  19. lovely blog :)


  20. it sounds lovely ! the scents are well described !


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  22. Bought it too...as i was curious after i read your post..20% at sephora...and now it s mine..and i love it!!cheers from italy

  23. They sound lovely!