A François Demachy creation, Dior Addict Eau Délice was concocted to make women happy whenever they used it.
Meant to embody the freedom and joy of youth – its cheery ombréd grenadine hue a physical sign of this – this fruity-floral fragrance is less flighty than it sounds and carries a little gravitas within its charming composition.
As I mentioned some weeks back on Instagram: The sweet fruity notes stop short of being cloying and are anchored by a soft musk base that gives the fragrance a surprisingly sophisticated cadence often associated with classic perfumes.
A finely-faceted cocktail of joie de vivre…
Quite different from the friendly florals of the Dior Addict range, it opens with a fresh, sweet and sour accord of fruity cranberries that lends it a marked berry whiff. Its heart, ylang-ylang from the Comoros (specifically the French region of Mayotte) and jasmine, has a certain milky quality after a while; especially when it melds into the base note of white musk.
It’s not quite gourmand but there’s a distinct sweetness to the dry-down on my skin. It’s delicious, as its name connotes, but more so for its character than the actual jus.
Despite being a natural spray, it lingers quite nicely and often lasts throughout the day on me.