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.