Summary: This fragrance is literally hypnotic! Every so often I go to smell it again, and now I know I need it! When I first sprayed this after not coming across it for months, I had been hooked into a trance! I got vanilla and mostly almonds dunked into an expensive wine. I swear when I sprayed it I almost fell over and went into a trance. It took me back so far into childhood, things I now remember that I never even knew happened before.
Summary: I'm sorry but this is a reformulation casualty :( I had it years ago and it was incredible. Deep, sweet, vanilla with the most gorgeous almond and jasmine notes and just a small hint of coconut. It did have a bit of a root beer smell to it but that's what I loved about it so much. Now there's a whole lot more coconut and everything smells much cheaper. Barely any jasmine, much more synthetic almond and vanilla notes, and something goes a bit plastic on me.
Summary: Absolutely amazing. One of the most ageless fragrances you'll find. Modern and retro at the same time. It's almond vanilla goodness with a sizzle of spice. A little sweet, but grown-up and sexy. I was wearing this scent 10 years ago when I went on the first date with my future husband. He still remembers that when I wear Hypnotic Poison today, saying "Isn't that...?" I enjoy wearing it and other people enjoy it on me.
Summary: I have fond memories of this fragrance because it was the first fragrance I independently chose for myself, and I bought it in the Sephora on the Rue Champs-Elysees in Paris as a souvenir of my trip there. That was in 2009, and I especially liked it because it was unlike anything I had ever smelled before. Some people did tell me they thought it smelled like Play-Doh (probably the nutty coconut/almond notes). On the other hand, the vanilla was warm, alluring, and spicy.
Summary: i bought a 2010 version old body gold rim and completely black older cap for a good price and i have to say it seems the same as the new EDT version i really don't see a difference its not stale or anything still fresh i think the newer one is spicier and more chocolatey milk like but then again it could be a freshness issue...i only wonder if the older bottles of HP are the same as well.