Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A Treasured Find: Dior Tendre Poison

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When I visited my parents over Easter, I did some scouting around for perfumes for a future post. There are many nooks and crannies in their house and the bathrooms in particular are a veritable treasure trove. I was mostly looking for perfumes belonging to my Mum and Grandma but I happened upon this bottle of Dior Tendre Poison which I very much remember being mine...no matter what my Mum claims!

I did a little research and apparently Tendre Posion was created in 1994. So I was right in my recollection that this bottle dates from around the time I went off to University. It's moved around a bit since then (and evidently changed owners!) but thanks to the fact that it's been kept in the box and out of direct sunlight, this perfume smells exactly as I remember it. I really can't describe the fragrance and do it any justice: it's an unusual blend of sweet, floral and zesty and it works really well with my skin chemistry. It is a strong scent but I don't find it over-powering and headache inducing which unfortunately my Mum does. Obviously, you can see why I had to rescue it.

Whilst the scent does evoke fond memories, I don't think of it as particularly dated and I was sad to see that it has been discontinued. I know I'm going to be caught between wanting to wear it all the time and trying to conserve it. I will make a point of trying some of the newer Dior Poison spin offs to see if I can find a suitable replacement.

10 comments:

  1. Ooh I spy Tuscany per Donna! I used to adore that fragrance and now, seeing the bottle, makes me think I would get hold of some and see what I think now. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. You do indeed! I didn't bring it home, I have to sneak things out slowly and carefully ;)

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  2. Oh and I am pretty sure Tendre Poison is still at the Dior counter and even if it isn't you could always get a good-sized decant.

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    1. You can definitely find it via Amazon and Ebay but there was no sign of Tendre Poison on the Dior website or the department store websites. I'll have to check next time I'm near a counter too.

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  3. I wore it as well and loved it. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

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    1. Oh you're welcome NeenaJ. I'm glad you enjoyed the post :)

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    1. Thank you! It's one of my Mother's and I thought it looked nice against the bottles.

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  5. Oh I loved this too in my student days Jane... it's a beautiful fragrance. Was always so gutted that it wasn't just called Tendre as it couldn't be more different from the original Poison!

    We def have some perfume twinning going on! ;)

    Nic x

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    1. Spooky! It is a beautiful fragrance and I'm very pleased it's not changed over time. Wait till you see all the other bottles I found lurking in the house! x

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