Writer Véronique Lo.
Miss Dior Eau de Parfum
The latest reinterpretation of the original Miss Dior, the 2017 edition has been crafted by master perfumer François Demachy, who took on the challenge to create a fragrance that “smells like love”. He envisioned a scent that is stirring, sensual and suggestive, while staying true to the 1947 classic’s spirit.
The new EDP is available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml versions. The flacon is reminiscent of a precious present adorned with a silver bow, whereas the soft pink liquid oozes femininity.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Said to be ‘an ode to love’, Miss Dior was created with the modern woman who is confident, free and rebellious in mind. It attempts to express the feeling of love through a sophisticated floral composition with Damask rose and Grasse rose at its heart. Demachy has translated the excitement of love at first sight into bright and sparkling notes of blood orange, mandarin, pink peppercorn and bergamot; and instead of dark and earthy tones, the base consists of rosewood and patchouli.
PUT TO THE TEST
The opening grabs your attention with a crisp citrus accord, grounded by pink pepper which provides a subtle, rosy sweetness. As the perfume develops, the floral heart reveals the sensual facet of the scent. It’s slightly sweet and creamy, an elegant bouquet reminiscent of the original, albeit livelier and modern. The dry down is soft and powdery, with rosewood being the more pronounced note.
In terms of sillage, the fragrance lies somewhere between moderate and strong, and easily lasts a few hours on the skin.
All occasions, as it’s rich but not too heavy, thanks to the fresh fruity notes. Those preferring a sweet, delicate, feminine floral will enjoy this edition.
Demachy displays his mastery again in this olfactory celebration of love. The fragrance smells refined and well balanced, and its luminous quality evokes the joy of being in love. It’s a scent that lightens the mood and may well bring a smile to your face. www.dior.com