Midnight Poison is the fifth fragrance in the Christian Dior Poison saga, which began with the release of the original, now-iconic Poison fragrance in 1985 and continued with Tendre Poison in 1994, Hypnotic Poison in 1998 and Pure Poison in 2004. This year’s entry was created by perfumers Jacques Cavallier and Olivier Cresp, and features notes of mandarin orange, bergamot, black rose, patchouli, amber and French vanilla.
The fragrance is fronted by actress Eva Green, best known for her recent starring role in Casino Royale:
Green said she dislikes what she considers strong “old lady” scents and often goes without fragrance, but noted she’s smitten with Midnight Poison. “It’s quite fresh compared to the other Poisons – it’s younger, fresher, like the commercial,” she said. (via Women’s Wear Daily, 6/1/2007)
“Younger” and “fresher” aren’t necessarily positive attributes in my book, but in the event, I found Midnight Poison much less young and fresh than Pure Poison…