Today I bring Dior fans some exciting news: the launch of brand new fragrance Dior Addict Eau Delice, a mouth watering fruity floral fancy from Dior’s fragrance genius François Demachy.
Last year’s revamp of the Addict fragrance family saw Dior Addict 2 reinstated as the bright and fresh Dior Addict Eau Fraiche, plus the introduction of luminous new scent Dior Addict Eau Sensuelle alongside the original, intensely sensual Addict Eau de Parfum. The resulting collection has become an Addict fragrance wardrobe as rich as a colour palette.
This year, Dior is making that palette even richer with another addition: Addict Eau Delice, a voluptuous fragrance inspired by youthful elegance and fun under the Saint-Tropez sun. Instantly charming, it is the sweetest chapter yet in the Dior Addict saga, yet has a sprightliness to it that ensures its development remains light and luminous.
“The name Eau Délice conjures up a precise image of the fragrance. It is a ‘delicious’ perfume that is appreciated once you have ‘tasted’ it.” François Demachy
The core notes of the scent are sweet and sour cranberry, rare ylang ylang from the Comoro Islands, and white musks. This dynamic sharp-and-soft combination feels so modern, and it contradictions give Eau Delice a delicious intrigue.
As it takes a step away from the more floral offerings of the rest of the Addict collection, Eau Delice naturally stands out among its peers. However, it’s not just a token fruity cocktail; it’s a finely composed and considered fragrance that manages to negotiate the line between sharpness and delicacy very well, and with a luxurious touch at that. About 20 minutes after spraying, my skin picks up such a pretty Palma Violet-esque muskiness that I’ve never experienced with another scent. Added Indian and Egyptian Jasmine Grandiflorum add a sultry element to the heart which, when paired with the white musk dry down, create an addictive softness.
As it is an eau de toilette, wear time on my skin is around 5 or so hours without having to reapply. The sharpness of the cranberry note fades to something a little more ‘sugary’ around 2 hours into wear, enhancing the milky sweetness of the heart and base notes. Despite this, the scent never strays into gourmand territory, it stays light and buoyant throughout.
Eau Delice is an incredibly charming scent. Although it doesn’t quite overtake my love of the original Addict Eau de Parfum (it’d take a miracle eau to shift my beloved from the top spot), this sun drenched fragrance is a very fun-filled wear!