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Several months ago, I bought a set of Dior fragrance miniatures from the airport, thinking it would be a good way to sample a number of different perfumes. I received five in the box and have tried them all substantially over the last few months. Today I'm going to review Miss Dior Cherie.
The bottle for this fragrance is rectangular like that of the original Miss Dior, clear glass to showcase the pale pink liquid inside. It is decorated with a bow. I really like the bottle, which is modern, pretty and feminine.
Miss Dior Cherie is described as a fragrance symbolising the spontaneity and freedom of young women, an intense and playful scent. It opens with a citrusy tang, following on to florals, then to elegant patchouli and ending with musk.
I've worn this fragrance several times and I really like it, particularly during the summer, as it is a light fresh scent perfect for warmer weather. I tend to think of it as a daytime fragrance but it could be worn for a less formal evening occasion too. When I first apply it, I can detect the citrus notes but there is a more sophisticated base to the fragrance coming out that makes it more sophisticated than a simple citrus scent. Over time the citrus fades a little and the floral aspects come out. There is a light spicy kick to the perfume, which I presume is the patchouli, something I really like.
After some time, the musk in the fragrance really comes out. The scent starts to fade after a few hours, though it is still detectable after a full day at work (only just, though).
***Price and Availability***
Miss Dior Cherie is priced at £64 for 50ml, £89 for 100ml and £46 for 30ml. It is one of the pricier fragrances but on the plus side it does last for a long time. You are certainly paying for quality.
The fragrance can be obtained from various stores on and offline, but it doesn't seem to be as widely available as some other Dior scents such as J'adore.
I really like this Miss Dior Cherie scent, as it is a fresh, light, sophisticated summery fragrance. It has a reasonable longevity but unfortunately it is also very expensive. It is very high quality though.
It's going to sound really odd but I remember walking to college and seeing a big poster for this Miss Dior Cherie with a lovely gorgeous model with glossy flowing locks blowing in the wind and a denim skirt the size of a belt. I can't pinpoint but something about the advertising and the poster just really made me want this perfume! It was up on my birthday wishlist and when I received it I was over the moon!
It comes in a glass, rectangular bottle takes with a lovely plated look on the front which says what the perfume is. This bottle is transparent to show a lightly peachy/browny coloured perfume inside.
Miss Dior Cherie is a very sweet and light fragrance which to me definitely appeals more to a younger generation and I loved this much more in my late teens than I do now. Don't get me wrong, it is not horrible or cheap smelling, but is a slightly less mature scent and it's very soft and gentle and not particularly encapsulating when I compare it to some of my more preferred perfumes.
The top notes are a combination of strawberry leaves and mandarin which create a really sweet and exotically fruity smell which appeals to my nose and compliments my skin. It is not overpowering and strong but is sweeter than most perfumes I own nowadays. The heart notes are quite unique and are a blend of rose petals and jasmine which gives some warmth and a lovely light tone to the middle period of the perfumes life span. The base brings patchouli, sandalwood and some musk which give I much prefer as the longer lasting scent as the combination of these base notes to the perfume as it brings out the scent's best quality and can be appreciated a lot more.
I do really like this perfume but I hardly use it as much these days. It is not so much an everyday scent as I can find it a bit sickly to wear everyday due to the sweetness, but at the same time I don't think the quality of it is as exquisite for me to wear it on a sexy night out. As a result I now just use it on the odd occasion I remember to wear it, and appreciate the compliments when people say I smell nice today lol (In other words, different to how I usually smell!). It lasts quite long, and doesn't need re-application often, so this is also another bonus.
Overall, this is a nice scent but definitely more appealing to a young, girly audience who like a sweet and fruity scent. I'm not so sure this is being sold anymore as I am actually still using a pretty old stash but I think a 50ml costs around £50 or so.
I am the type of girl who sticks to a particular perfume until I have used up the very last drop of a bottle. So when my previous perfume finished, I went hunting for a new scent and I was immediately attracted by Miss Dior Cherie, and I am very glad I got it!
Packaging and Bottle
The bottle is just so beautiful! It is classic and girly, made of glass and the perfume is pale pink/orange in colour. I must admit I always have a little problem opening the bottle cap though - perhaps it is just my particular bottle, but it is quite stiff and the silver bow decoration always gets in the way.
You would expect the scent to be very light and airy by looking at the bottle, but actually to me it is quite strong (without being unpleasant or suffocating). The smell is lovely and fresh, flowery with a tint of fruity - citrus, most likely. The overall smell is girly and elegant; it is a scent that you can wear everywhere - both day and night. To me, the smell is a timeless, classic one which will not go out of fashion - kind of like the Chanel No. 5 but for the younger generation!
One of my friends said to me that she didn't like the scent though. I guess, as with most perfume, it is not a scent for everybody. Have a whiff and decide for yourself!
Miss Dior Cherie is a bit on the expensive side. I got the 50ml bottle and it cost me something like £60. This being said, it is eau de parfum so I usually only need to spray it on myself once a day, and the scent will last almost all day.
Every now and again, you stumble across a fragrance that you just know that you are going to remain faithful to for many years to come. For a long time, that fragrance for me was Black XS by Paco Rabanne. Although I still love this fragrance, I have recently been seduced entirely by the delicious charm of Miss Dior, Cherie.
The fragrance has been created to honour what would have been Christian Dior's hundredth birthday and I think he would have been more than happy with this present. The inspiration for the perfume is said to have come from the 'My Cherie Amour' song by Stevie Wonder and from an actual Dior dress named Cherie that dates back to the 1940s.
The adverts are based on a fantasy world that almost takes on an Alice in Wonderland theme. It features colourful balloons, lots of ribbons and big hats and dresses. The adverts are based on the fact that the fragrance is supposed to represent a walk through a spring garden and incorporates all of the liveliness and colours that you would encounter on your way.
The perfume is fun, flirty and whimsical. It has been designed for the elegant lady who is confident, special and decisive. It attempts to capture the feeling of love, warmth and romance with a sparkling charm. The sugary sweetness makes this perfect for women of all ages, who like to seek out the fun in life and who seize each moment in life. The aroma is modern and eternally youthful and fun. It completely encapsulates the expression 'Joie de Vivre'.
The top layer of the fragrance has been created using fruity tangerines and sweet juicy strawberries.
At the heart of the fragrance is a real mixture of sweetness. Violette, Pink Jasmine, Caramalised Popcorn, Vanilla and Strawberry Sorbet combine to make an aroma that smells good enough to eat.
An earthy depth is created using Patchouli while Crystalline Musk brings a delicious warmth.
Packaging and Price
The bottle is classy and beautiful and is perfect in order to represent the fragrance as it is cute and fun yet sophisticated too. The bottle is a heavy glass cube through which you can see the pink coloured liquid inside. Around the neck of the bottle there is a metallic silver bow and when you remove the clear lid, you push down on the silver dispenser to release the fragrance.
This fragrance is one of the more pricey ones on the market and mine cost me £50 for 50ml of the delicious scent. You can also buy the fragrance in the 100ml bottle size although this obviously costs more. You can buy the fragrance from large department stores, perfume shops and also from many online websites and if you shop around you may find it for cheaper.
The initial scent is incredibly fruity but this dies down within just a few seconds. What's left is a gentle and delicate sugary sweetness and a lovely warmth. It is no way childish and it is quite clever how Dior has managed to create match sweetness with sophistication successfully. The musk is very subtle and the main scents that I can detect are strawberry and caramel.
The aroma is gentle and it doesn't seem to increase in its intensity no matter how you apply. It is one of those scents that becomes a part of you rather than being an additional aroma and that's what I love so much about it. It smells warm, romantic and enchanting.
Its staying power isn't fantastic and although it lasts for hours, I need to reapply the perfume when moving from night to day. It isn't incredibly strong from the minute you apply it and it seems to just fade away within five hours. It doesn't really linger on items of clothing either so I think this bottle will be used up quickly in comparison to other fragrances that I own.
You need quite a few squirts of this fragrance to gain an appropriate level of the scent. Due to this fact, I can get a little carried away with spraying it in comparision to the two or three spritzes of my old faithful Paco Rabanne. I get comments about the perfume when people are near me and they are all positive. I don't think it is the sort of scent that could be offensive to anyone and never gets sickly.
All in all, this is a great perfume for women of all ages. It smells expensive and screams sophistication and class but it still has that edge of fun and it flirty and romantic. It is subtle, not in your face yet is definitely there. I wish it was a little more long lasting but other than that I have no complaints.
Is impossible not to come across this perfume while going shopping, it perhaps the most popular fragrance available in any shop, the biggest sell out of all our time I think. One day I came across a miniature bottle and I bought it immediately. I know the full size bottle is a delight to have on a dressing table but the miniature is cute a button besides I definitely could not handle a full size bottle to use on myself.
The bottle is heavy and well made with and silver bow attached to it
To begin with the smell is really easy to love. On my the Eau De Perfume it take a short while for the fragrance to develop. Once it kicks in there sweet fruity smell that remains me or wild strawberries quite a lot. Then there a predominant mandarin and some unknown floral accords to me. As the day progresses this scent will stay and linger on my skin and clothes vividly, I sort of expect a bit more complexity to it but it entirely lacking. the fruity notes have a way of making their presence all trough the day noted
I must say that this scent is not for me at all. I feel that it has an age barrier that I simply can not cross. This fragrance is for 10 year old little girls and it just can't be taken seriously. I do not think is worth the expensive price tag and I don't know what Dior was thinking when they launched this one out!
This is one of the best day time fragrances that I own. Its sweet and girly, perfect for alot of wear, and for those both young, and young at heart.
As I have already stated, this perfume is perfect for those days when you just want to feel girly, when shopping or lunching with friends, or maybe even a date at the cafe or cinema. The perfume oozes femininity.
It sounds strange, but the cute little perfume bottle sits happily on my side and has become part of the decoration in my room. It is to be shown to be flaunted, its something friends when visiting will regulary pick up and have a whiff. There is an air of curiosity about it, and the fragrance seems to always last as long as I need it.
Again, like every fragrance, to much is just sickly sweet. I always apply a little just for that touch of femininity, not for overpowering girlishness.
-= Overall =-
This fragrance is for the young and those young at heart. Its something I intend to buy for good friends birthdays or Christmas. A sweet little buy and I'm happy I have it.
This is my favourite perfume of all time and here's why:
The Miss Dior range was created by Christian Dior to appeal to a younger audience and Miss Dior Cherie is described as being for 'an elegant and spirited young woman in love.'-Source: The Perfume Shop Website. The Miss Dior range was initially designed and produced by John Galliano who has now been removed from the house of Dior on criminal charges.
The perfume comes in a very attractive bottle. It's thick glass in a cube-type shape, adorned with a silver bow. The presence of the bow makes it a fun and girly bottle. This combined with the beautiful font on the label makes the bottle very desirable. The packaging around the bottle is powder pink, also making it very girly and romantic looking. Overall, the bottle is expensive looking and makes a lovely ornament to any dressing table when it's empty.
'Romantic by nature, Miss Dior Chérie inspires an intense and playful love, for which she is also searching. She personifies the spontaneous joie de vivre of today's young women, representing a particular type of freedom and seduction. The fragrance is characterised by an instant and captivating charm.'-Source: The perfume Shop Website.
Personally I think the perfume smells gorgeous and stays on the skin all day (sometimes longer) and I always receive compliments from both men and women as to how lovely I smell.
I have the 50ml bottle and at around £60 it is rather pricey but as it smells so lovely I don't mind paying a higher price for designer quality. However, as it is targeted at the younger market it could be a lot cheaper as most students I know could not afford £60 to smell nice.
I bought this perfume because I absolutely love the bottle. To me this fragrance has quite grown up chic look to it with a twist of youthfulness in it's appearance and fragrance. The bootle is classic Dior, quite timeless and neutral, just a glass cube/rectangle really with Miss Dior Cherie written on it. However, it is the addition of a silver bow on the top that gives it it's youthful appearance and all of a sudden turns it into quite a cute, charming little bottle to have on your bedroom vanity. The bow is a lovely silver colour and really makes the bottle quite sparkly and expensive looking.
The perfume inside has a slight pink tint to it and I think this adds another dimension and feel to the look of the perfume, I think this makes its quite girly and young in my opinion but it's a soft pink which to me gives it quite a romantic look and feel.
This perfume was actually designed by John Galliano who was actually fired by the house of Dior recently for racist comments and unacceptable behaviour. He designed it after the original Miss Dior perfume which is a more classic fragrance and look. This Cherie perfume is described by Dior as an audacious chypre with a citrusy freshness and a jasmine heart sprinkled with fruity notes, underscored by the elegance of patchouli. A chic and impertinent new classic. I absolutely love this fragrance and love the fruity essence it possesses. Mandarin is the top note of Miss Dior Cherie and you can really smell the citrus in this scent without it being too overpowering or tart. There is just a wonderfully fresh fruity fragrance about this perfume and I would recommend this perfume as day wear in my opinion as it is a really fun one to spritz on you when you go out for the day. I think it is a bit too fruity for evening wear and I prefer something a bit more musky and heavier for the evening.
The perfume also has jasmine which is another of my favourite smells and patchouli. This is quite an expensive fragrance, a 50ml bottle will cost you in the £60 region but it's such a lovely look and fragrance that I don't mind paying for.
Christian Dior (hereafter referred to as Dior, is a premium fashion and beauty brand. Whilst the Dior clothing range is popular, the beauty side of the brand is equally as impressive. Skin care, make-up and fragrances are available with new products being introduced.
*~*Dior & Fragrance*~*
Dior offer several fragrances for both men and women. The ladies are given a huge choice of collections including J'Adore, Poison and Addict to name a few. The first fragrance released by Dior, was in 1947 and took the apt title of Miss Dior. In 2005, its sister fragrance, Miss Dior Cherie was released. Created by John Galliano, Miss Dior Cherie was designed to appeal to a younger generation of Dior fans.
*~*Miss Dior Cherie Range*~*
There are currently 8 products in the Miss Dior Cherie range.
*Extrait de Parfum - a highly concentrated, pure perfume
*Eau de Parfum
*Eau de Toilette
*Perfumed Shower Gel
*Perfumed Body Moisturiser
Miss Dior Cherie is classed as a chic and modern take on the classic Miss Dior Cherie. Whilst it promotes feminity, it also claims to respect innocence and is recommended for romantic use. Using the matching body products will allow you to build a longer lasting scent on the skin. The EDP offers a higher strength and depth in comparrison to the EDT.
The EDP bottle takes form in a rectangular shape. My miniature bottle is almost identical to the full size bottle. Its thick glass is clear showing the delicate, peach tinted perfume inside. A clear, square lid comfortably sits on top of a dab hole (or spray) and is finished with a generous sized, silver box around its base. Silver writting is embossed on the front of the glass confirming the perfumes name.
Miss Dior Cherie EDP is classed as fruity and sweet offering itself to the younger wearer desiring independence.
*Top notes - an opening scent of strawberry leaves and green tangerine for a sweet and fruity twist
*Heart notes - an unusual heart of strawberry sorbet, caramel, popcorn and jasmine
*Base notes - fresh patchouli and crystalline musk complete the ensemble
*~*Availability and Price*~*
Miss Dior Cherie EDP is widely available. Dior is stocked in major department stores such as House of Fraser, Boots and Debenhams and here you can test before you buy..this is recommended as scents appear different on different skin. Online, prices are as follows :
www.debenhams.com : 30ml £44.00/ 50ml £60.50/ 100ml £85.00
www.cheapsmells.com : 50ml £45.50/ 100ml £70.65
www.escentual.com : 30ml £42.00/ 50ml £57.50/ 100ml £81.00
Miniature bottles containing 5ml can be purchased from ebay for around £12.00.
Whilst I have a desire for full size bottles of perfume (mainly due to the fact I got through it so quickly), I own several miniature sized bottles which I find ideal for popping into my handbag. I usually pick up my miniatures in job lots of ebay as often people receive sets and don't wish to use every perfume in the set and simply sell the ones they don't want.
Dior ranks highly in my "ultra expensive but so totally worth it" list! It is an expensive brand and one I class to be very luxurious and high quality. I know own several miniature bottles of Dior scents and one which I received recently, is Miss Dior Cherie. This perfume isn't new to me though. For the past 3 or 4 years, I have been admiring this perfume in department stores and have regularly been spotted spraying some in my local Boots store. So far, my fiance has yet to take the hint but I know he cannot afford it so I am making the most of my miniature bottle until such times that I can afford a full size bottle!
The bottle itself is perfectly constructed. It may appear rather plain to some with its straight edges and clear complexion but to me it is sophisticated and very couture. The colour of the perfume inside combined with that added silver bow, add a gorgeous and feminine appearance to what would be a boring but well made bottle. My miniature bottle takes up very little space in my bag and is a dab bottle allowing me to tip it gently upside down onto my wrist and neck. The spray dispenser on the the big bottle is more ideal though. Overall the bottle is very pretty and suits my personal tastes perfectly.
From the day I first sampled Miss Dior Cherie in Boots, I was enveloped into a delicious aroma that stays with me even now. My first sniff of my mini bottle took me back to that Boots store and allowed me to relive that moment all over again like a first kiss. It may have been a long time ago but my desire for this scent has never left me and is stronger than it has ever been before.
Miss Dior Cherie takes onboard an unusual combination of fragrance notes which develop confidently on my skin allowing me to feel beautiful and confident about myself. As you may know, I am an avid fan of sweet and fruity scents and this is so generous in both aspects. The strength of the top notes are impressive and I can notice a higher concentration in comparrison to the EDT. It does overpower slightly but if you appreciate its attempts to provide a natural sweetness then you can handle this strength.
The initial scent is quickly reduced to produce a desirable set of top notes. Here I am treated to a bright and airy aroma. It is very fresh and immediately pulls me in. A generous sweet and exotic twist sweeps in and blends with a citrussy tangerine adding a subtle but detectable sweet undertone. The scent is blended to almost perfection if lacking a little in strength and I would have loved for the fruity notes to merge together more efficiently and produce a stronger scent.
The heart of Miss Dior Cherie is simply delightful and a true treat to be detected by my own nose and those near to me. It is distinctive and I can always detect if someone close to me is wearing this scent due to its impressive heart. The only other scent I can do this with is Angel so its scent clearly offers a lasting impression with my senses! Take a look at the notes and I know you will come to your own conclusion...do you consider it to be ultra sweet and heady sounding? Well I can confirm that you are half right. It is ultra sweet and almost to the point that it is on a completely different level from other sweet based perfumes but it offers so much more than one level of sweetness.
Whilst many scent hearts offer floral notes, Miss Dior Cherie is all about the sweetness with just a very, tender hint of jasmine added for good measure and to appeal to those who may consider the other notes to be too sweet to be worn. The heart offered here is perfectly formed. The main note I can detect is popcorn and it can be rather sickly when the heart notes emerge. Soon enough, the sickly popcorn is joined by a twist of smooth caramel and a sour hint of strawberry. These notes swirl around the popcorn taking the edge of it slightly but never masking its gorgeous sweetness. It is very unusual and unlike no other perfume I have sampled before. There is a gentle hint of woodiness about the heart which I didn't initially pick up on..almost like a burnt toffee aroma and its all very gourmant and dessert like.
The heart remains at a consistent and noticeable concentrate for 6-7hours and in the last hour, it gradually settles down to reveal a favourable base scent. The sweet notes from the heart never fully leave my skin and choose to hide behind the base notes offering a sweeping, sweet undertone. The base isn't too strong and offers a clean, powdery aroma which is made up of a classic, subtle patchouli and a gentle sweep of musk, It does sit close to the skin and despite being musk based, it remains feminine and beautiful. Miss Dior Cherie remains as a base on my skin for a further 2-3hours bringing the total wear time to around 9hours.
Miss Dior Cherie is not for floral scent fans or for those who aren't too keen on sweet scents. Its fresh, feminine and is perfectly suited for younger ladies so it has been aimed well! I would say Dior have pinpointed romantic wear well as its scent will encapture your partner and providing they don't suffer from sweet allergies then this may appeal to them and as it settles, it will gently sweep around you both as you get closer. It is a bit heavy for hot weather but wearing on a cool evening as the sun goes down sounds ideal.
*~*Recommendation and Conclusion*~*
Only a tiny dab of Miss Dior Cherie EDP is needed for a lasting scent on my skin. I fully appreciate its sweetness and this has quickly become my favourite sweet scent up there with Clarins Par Amour Toujours. It is unusual but Dior have picked the scent notes well to allow them to combine and smell stunning but also be able to be picked up as individual notes on the skin.
Miss Dior Cherie is far from being cheap but it lasts so well that the price is so worth it. If you can get an online deal then go for it but certainly try it out in your local department store before you splash out. The bottle is beautiful for display purposes too and would make a gorgeous gift. The perfume is high quality in every way possible. I will keep this on my wish list for such time as I have spare money! My fiance particularly likes this scent on me and comments that it makes me smell sweet and gorgeous and that is a lot for him to say so it must be good!
I highly recommend this amazing perfume!
Thanks for reading x
I was first attracted to Miss Dior Cherie after seeing the amazing adverts of the model travelling around paris on her bike, eating cakes and flying balloons. If you have seen them you will know just how whimsical they are which really appealed to me.
Before I smelt the perfume I imagined it to be young and sweet smelling as this was the image portrayed by the advert.
However when I smelt Miss Dior Cherie for the first time the scent was much more sophisticated and grown up than I had imagined it was going to be. Even the bottle portrayes a younger imagine with it's little bow and this perfume is definately more for a woman than a teenager in my mind.
It is fruity and quite girly but not sickly and there is a heaviness to it that just pushes it out of that too sweet fragrance bracket. It has neroli in it which is one of my all time favourite scents and also contains patchouli.
There is something a little luxurious about the perfume when you smell it on your own skin and the longevity is good and a few squirts easily last the whole day.
Unfortunately my own bottle is nearly empty and I can't see myself getting a new one anytime soon as I am trying to economise and this retails at £49 for the smaller 50ml bottle which is just a little too expensive for me to justify buying when I already own so many perfumes.
I am a very big fan of my Christian Dior perfumes and always am saving up for the next one to buy. However, I just get round to buying one and then another one will be released but one I had wanted for ages and only just got round to finally buying is Miss Dior Cherie. I kept seeing the advert in Vogue and it made me just want to buy it as well as the fact I had received a sample a few year ago when I'm sure it came out and ever since having that and being upset when it ran out, is what got me saving even more.
The Miss Dior Cherie perfume has a very French and sophisticated feel to the look of its bottle. Unlike most perfumes, it comes in a rectangular shaped horizontal bottle with a simple white label with silver writing that says the name. It then has the nozzle on the top and a silver bow tied around it which makes it have a really feminine look as the liquid is also rose tinted so it just looks beautiful and pretty really is the word to sum it up. The measurement I purchased and normally do so is the 50ml which still seems to be a very good size.
This perfume is one that instantly strikes me as having a fruity tone to its scent as well as having a background of florals. It isn't too heavy but makes itself apparent enough when spritzed just ever so lightly. If you want a heavier smell then you just need a couple of sprays but being the eau de parfum that I have it always has a heavier hint to it anyway.
To get a better description of what notes created this to put my mind at rest of sniffing and trying to work it out I searched a few websites which all covered it as having top notes of green tangerine and strawberry leaves which very much clears up the fruity notes to it. It has central notes of violette, pink jasmine, carmelized popcorn (very unusual) and strawberry sorbet, they all sound good enough to eat the sweet notes anyway. Lastly the fragrance has base notes of fresh patchouli and white musk. Having read up now what creates the scent it seems no shock that I would like this as I absolutely love most of the notes singularly.
I think in terms of summing this perfume up, it is romantic and feminine and even though it is this way it has heavier tones and I'd probably keep this one for the evenings more as it would make more impact. It is a fragrance which keeps strong when wearing it for a long time and I never really feel my self topping this up a lot. It is a perfume for all ages, for anyone who wants to smell sweet and fruity and like a woman; this is the magic of Dior fragrances they target all ages successfully.
I would definitely buy this perfume again when I run out but because you don't need too much it does last a good while. It also has such a nice bottle that it'll look good on any dressing table. I think this would be a good gift for wives, girlfriends, family this Christmas or for birthdays. Being a Dior perfume though, they never come with the cheapest price tag.
Depending on which size you get of this you could start by looking on eBay for a real bargain but I'd say get no smaller than 50ml as it'll just go too quickly. I know strawberry net are selling this fragrance 30ml for £51.50 the 50ml for £59 with the bulb atomizer and 100ml for £85.50. Boots.com are selling this for a lot cheaper though they sell the 30ml EDP for £43 the 50ml for 59 and the 100 ml for £83 and the Dior Miniatures Gift Set for £25 which has a 5ml EDT of this fragrance included.
Dior.com has further information on this fragrance and takes you to a mini site for Miss Dior Cherie and you can view the advertising film.
I'm incredibly fussy when it comes to fragrance and tend to stick to scents that are floral, feminine and fresh. Chanels Chance which I've previously written a review on is my favourite fragrance and ticks all the boxes on the things above that I find desirable in a perfume but I do like to have something to alternate it with. For this reason I always have a second bottle of fragrance in use and at the moment this is Christian Diors Miss Dior Cherie.
I first discovered Miss Dior Cherie about a year ago when I received a bottle as a Christmas gift and at first I was unsure as to whether I actually liked it or not. It is fruity and feminine but I also find it incredibly sweet which is something I'm normally not a fan of. Once I actually started to wear it and got used to the sweetness I found it to be a scent that grew on me and I really do enjoy using and wearing it now. So much so that it has been one of the few perfumes that I've actually repurchased.
About Miss Dior Cherie
Miss Dior Cherie is a sister fragrance of Miss Dior, designed to appeal to Diors younger and more modern customers. It was launched in 2005 by John Galliano and its release coincided with the 100th anniversary of Christian Dior's birth. The nose behind Cherie is Swiss born Christine Nagel who has also created fragrances for Lancome, Jo Malone, Armani and many other big names.
The bottle I have at the moment is the 30ml EDP which is very different in appearance to the larger bottles which have the silver bow design on the cap. This one is a Square, transparent glass bottle with a frosted, dog tooth pattern running down each side. The front is plain apart from a small off white coloured sticker with Miss Dior Cherie Eau de parfum printed upon it in silver lettering. The lid is made out of transparent plastic and is pretty much square in shape and has a small CD logo etched in to the top.
Overall quite a plain looking bottle apart from the frosted glass detailing but I have to say, I quite like the simple design. I have also owned the larger square bottles with the silver bow on and think I prefer this over that one. This is mainly because the bottle is easier to hold and is less bulky and also because I'm not a fan of the bow.
Top or head Notes
Green tangerine and strawberry leaves
Heart or middle notes
violette, pink jasmine, caramelized popcorn and strawberry sorbet
Fresh patchouli and crystalline musk
When I first spray Cherie I instantly get a sweet hit. The top notes sound like they'll be refreshing and the scent is described as being a chrype perfume but all I get from it is a very sweet strawberry smell that's a little bit sickly and synthetic instead of being fresh. After the top notes have evaporated I get a hint of the floral notes but these are overshadowed again by the strawberry and also by the sugary aroma which I assume is supposed to be the caramelized popcorn. As the base notes start to come through the sweetness warms a little bit and I get the patchouli and musk which freshens the overall aroma but the strawberry is still the dominant scent throughout.
In my opinion it's not a terribly complex fragrance and I am a little bit disappointed that it's not fresher and that the floral notes aren't more prominent but despite the complaints, I still really like it. It's really quite girly and obviously suited to a younger audience which is what was intended when it was created. It would be nice if it were slightly more grown up and sophisticated and I'm sure this would make it more appealing to a wider range of women but the fact that's it not makes it a fun, happy fragrance to wear.
Lasting power isn't bad. It's not an incredibly long lasting perfume but I get a good four to five hours of pretty strong scent before it starts to fade and I'm left with a much more subtle, sweet aroma. This is actually the time when I like the fragrance the most; it's lovely when I get a little fruity hint of it throughout the day.
Priced at £43.00 at Debenhams and Boots for a 30ml EDP, £59.00 for a 50ml and a huge £83.00 for the 100ml, it isn't exactly cheap. The weaker EDT is understandably less but smells quite different which is why I stick with the Eau de parfum version. There is also a shower gel and body lotion available in the same range/scent which are both well over £20.00 and last time I purchased a bottle of perfume I noticed a body soufflé which costs a whopping £51.00 a tub. I have seen the EDP and other versions available online for a lot less than the price Debenhams are asking but it might be worth checking reviews for authenticity on the scents stocked before purchasing. I always worry about designer perfumes from sites I'm not entirely sure about and would personally rather pay the extra and buy from a department store.
Would I recommend?
I would although it's not a fragrance that would appeal to everyones taste but that can be said about all scents anyway as perfume is such an individual thing. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fruity, sweet fragrances and I think this would be a perfect albeit pricey gift for a younger girl who's just getting in to wearing perfume.
As I mentioned above, in some ways I am quite disappointed with certain areas of the fragrance and feel that there is something missing which prevents this being a truly lovely perfume but what I do get out of it I'm happy with. I have already repurchased a bottle once and will do so again when my current bottle runs out.
I first tried out this perfume as it was part of a Christian Dior gift set. I wasn't too keen on most of them because I felt that everything was a bit too strong. But then when I tried Miss Dior Cherie, I loved it and wore it everyday until I eventually ran out and had to buy a full sized bottle.
It has a very youthful feel to it. It's a sweet perfume but not too sweet, in a way that there is still a hint of sophistication in it. For me, this perfume smells like sweet popcorn. I love it. As it wears on, the sweetness begins to fade a little and it starts to smell a little more floral for me.
This is a long lasting perfume, which I expected from a brand such as Dior. And a little goes a long way. One spray on the neck will be fine.
I particularly like this perfume because it doesn't dry down into a musky smell. I can not stand musk in perfumes.
However, having said all of that, I think that this is one of those perfumes that really depends on your skin. It used to work well on my skin but it doesn't seem to anymore. It smells different when I apply it now.
So test it out at a fragrance counter, walk around for an hour or two, and if it still smells good, get it.
I absolutely adore this fragrance! It has a lovely feminine smell that has just the right strength of aroma (not too strong/ not too faint) and a couple of sprays on the wrist and neckline does last all day (unlike some fragrances I have purchased!)
I was first introduced to this in a magazine a few years ago, one sniff and I was hooked :-) I then purchased a 50ml bottle of eau de parfum in Boots with my Advantage card points- I got a complete bargain as it was reduced to about £30 when in fact it retails for twice that (I think).
If you want to purchase Miss Dior Cherie I would definitely recommend buying the larger size bottle. I have had my bottle for over a year now, though its nearly empty :-( the fragrance is still as good as when I first bought it.
Some of my friends have also purchased this, after my recommendations and a quick sniff, and have done so in duty free as it tends to make the cost a bit cheaper.
I got Miss Dior Cherie duty free which saves so much money. The RRP for a 100ml bottle is £83, but I got mine for £61, which is a massive £22 saving. It's rarely ever found discounted so its nearly always at the RRP. I got the EDP but you can also get the EDT which is a green colour and the EDP is pink. I choose the EDP because I wanted it to last the whole day. The bottle sizes are 30ml, 50ml and 100ml. I choose the larger bottle size because I wanted to use it as an everyday perfume so it made sense to get the bigger bottle. As the perfume is expensive I would suggest getting a sample.
The bottle is quite heavy and bulky and has a glass ribbon on the lid. The cardboard packaging the bottle comes in is also a light pink with sliver writing. The packaging is simple and elegant.
It has been described as floral but for me it smells rather fruity. There is a floral element but its more fruity and sweet. The smell is not however overpowering and is more subtle and so this is why I use it for everyday use. It also lasts throughout the day without fading. This is not like other classic perfumes which I find overpowering. It is light and sweet.
I would recommend this to those who like fruity and sweet fragrances but it is very expensive and there are other fragrances that can be found for half the price.