It isn’t that I dislike Dior Addict 2, it is just that I can’t get over how it totally defines like 5-10 years of main stream perfumes. Spritzing on Addict 2 is like a 10 year time warp to 2000. It is a time capsule in a bottle. It is everything that was the rage. I felt like perfumes were only being made for “young” people through 1999-2006. Everything was young, “flirty”, and mostly “pink”. Dior had to jump on the bandwagon as well in 2005. And they know there are dated. How many freaking limited edition flankers have they created since launching this stuff? And how many “lighter” versions have they made to compensate for this “gum smacking 14 year old mall rat with a fake hot pink Coach bag all up in your face” fragrance?

Addict 2 is hissy but not offensive. It smells “light”, “young”, and “carefree”. It is an aquatic, fruity citrus, with a hint of white musk and hissy flowers like freesia. It contains all of the pink fruits such as grapefruit and watermelon.It is meant to be “energetic”. It contains notes of grenadine and it does smell of alcoholic fruits. At initial spritz it is citrusy with notes of bergamot and grapefruit. Then it is all fruity-floral from then on. It is melon-y, grenadine-ish, and super floral freesia (one of my least favorite floral notes). It is made aquatic by “water lotus” and other super obvious chemical experiment notes. It is grounded and dries down to a white musk. For the last few hours it is like a bergamot, white musk blend on me. (Actually, that isn’t too bad. But, it is that white musk that is sooo 2000.) It isn’t a poorly blended fragrance and for a fragrance marketed to “girls” it isn’t so bad. It isn’t a Dior masterpiece but it sure made them some money in the new millennium. I also feel they should of dropped the “Addict” namesake and just named it something else, something younger. You’re not getting any of your Addict clientele with this one. Move on Dior.

I was shocked when the ad campaign hit. I mean a 12 year old wearing makeup in their underpants selling a “sexy” and “intoxicating” product. And our society wants to hate on pedophiles when companies like Dior hyper-sexualize minors. But, that calls for an entirely new post. The company states, “Inspired by the Dior Girly collection, this tangy fruity-floral incarnates a bubble of optimism and mischievous femininity for the innocently sexy girl.” WTF? A slightly naughty but naively happy fragrance for the slutty little girl tease that doesn’t know if she is attractive or not and that hasn’t quite figured exactly why that “Blondes Do It Better” tee is inappropriate to wear to youth group meet-ups? I had to attach the ad and ask you “Do you know where your 13 year old daughter is at tonight?” Hopefully, she is not purchasing perfume.

For a hissy EDT it wears OK. It lasts an entire work day on me about 7 hours. I can see people like this if they are 14, like Lancome Miracle, Victoria Secret Garden fragrances, Victoria Secret Pink, YSL Baby Doll, Gucci EDP II, Clinique Happy In Love, and/or J.Lo Love at First Glow. The 1.7 oz. is $65 and the 3.4 oz. is $85. A Shimmer Body Lotion is also available.

The Band Wagon

OK, So I will never have her legs or sexy moves but I can have Cyd’s makeup. And her hair if I really wanted and if short hair didn’t make my face look so round 😦  I love pink lipstick but I haven’t been wearing too much of it since I dyed my hair red. I still do it but plums look better on me. But I do get tempted by “pink” looks.

To get this look apply foundation and concealer where needed. Use a light formula such as Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation and Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen. Lightly dust skin with a large fluffy brush using a lightweight powder such as NARS Sparkling Loose Powder. Every bombshell has perfect brows, so tame brows with something like Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in your shade of choice, it would be Espresso for Cyd like brows. Use the neutral colors with a hint of pink found in Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow Compact in Earth Reflection 609. Dust the top left shade all over the eye, from lashline to brow bone. Dust the center pink shade from lashline to the crease of the lid. Take the brown from the top right and blend into the crease. Take the lightest shade, the bottom right, and highlight the brow bone. Take a thin brush and line under brows and blend. Line eyes with Lancôme Artliner Liquid Liner in Noir. Slightly go out, creating a “cateye”. Coat top and bottom lashes with a volumizing mascara such as Benefit BadGal Lash Mascara in black. Use a pretty, healthy looking pink blush such as Lorac Powder Blush in Pink. This color provides a great “healthy” hue for pale skins. Line lips with YSL Dessin De Lèvres Lip Liner in Fuchsia. Apply a hot magenta shade of lipstick such as YSL Fard À Lèvres Rouge Pur Pure Lipstick in Fuschia Pink which is a perfect satin fuschia. Dab a little bit of Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve onto the bottom lip to create a “plumpy” look. Since you aren’t dressed until you spritz with perfume, I’d have to choose something fun and not too serious for this look. Something like YSL Baby Doll, a nice flirty floral.