Christian Dior Dior Addict was released in 2002, created by Thierry Wasser. It has a lot of feminine features on the open and in the base - vanilla and white flowers - but interweaved through it are notes of woods and incense that take this away from a way too feminie big ole oriental. It is charming and well worth a visit.
It is an oriental fragrance with notes of silk tree flower, night queen flower, bourbon vanilla, sandalwood and tonka bean. This is the edp, eau de parfum.
Reviews of Christian Dior Dior Addict
From Bois de Jasmin - "Life is full of ironies. The more I smell Dior Addict, the more I admire it and the more I realize that I will never be able to wear it. The contrasts between a languid floral oriental and an assertive dry chypre that fascinate me on a technical level render the fragrance very sharp. The impressive sillage of dry woody notes and rich vanilla drapes around me like heavy velvet. Russian women, whose tastes in perfume run the gamut from classical floral aldehydic to high calorie orientals, embraced it, but according to market research, they are the only ones who did. …"
From Basenotes - "Addict is such a weirdo. Some days, a mellow Organza-esque floriental, all orange blossomy vanilla goodness with a slightly woody/boozy undertone. Other days, an imbalanced lactonic monster firing on all eight burnt-plastic-baby-vomit cylinders. At which point it reminds me of that line in Hole's 'Celebrity Skin"': 'It's too early for that dress.' So I mostly save Addict for nighttime, when it becomes the perfect perfume accompaniment to velvets and silks and heavy lids and blood red lips and overindulgent dinners and obnoxious club music."
From Basenotes - "In composing Addict Thierry Wasser has executed the same brilliant gambit that Olivier Cresp did a decade earlier in Angel; pushing an intensely sweet floral/gourmand composition through the looking glass of vulgarity and into a realm of alternate dimension beauty. While the two fragrances smell nothing alike, the trick works just as well for Dior as it did for Mugler. Addict may smell dumb but beautiful, and it’s easily as loud as an Airbus on the runway, but examine it with care and you’ll find a very clever and subtly executed construct."