This is a fragrance that i shudder when i smell it. I got this as a sample a long time ago....
It's Old fashioned in style, old fashioned in scent. Far too heavy, and pro-longing. Very 80's style and scent. Infact it always remnds me of Fly 'killing' spray!!!! When applied it takes over..far too dominating.
Introduced in '85 and created by Jean Guichard who created Poison for Dior in the same year. The bottle's designer was Pierre Dinand who created the marvelous bottle for Dior's Eau Sauvage in 1966. Poison has a slightly polarising scent. I remember that it had as many detractors as advocates when it was released by overall it has stood the test of time. Still a powerful fragrance it's better suited to colder months given the warm scent. As it's off it's time there are none of the sweeter notes that tend to dominate modern fragrances which can make it seem abrasive. Actually the first few minutes can be hard to take (always the problem with stronger fragrances tested in store) but it does settle quickly (ish). The overpowering spicy oriental gives way to the amber which can still be startling and intense but more manageable. Projection and longevity are strong and as with all powerful fragrances discretion is abvised in terms of usage.
when this launched in 1985 i thought this was going to be the best perfume ever, sadly it didnt live up to its hype, its bland and boring and ive smelthundreds that are much better, i wouldnt buy it just because its calvin klien