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I asked for Christian Dior’s Miss Dior eau de toilette for Christmas last year from my other half.
~ Price and availability ~
This fragrance is available from Boots and larger department stores such as Debenhams, John Lewis etc.
It is available in 50ml and 100ml bottles.
The 50ml bottle costs £53.50 and the 100ml bottle costs £76.50 at Boots.
I was treated to the 100ml bottle.
The scent is very strong. I first tried this in Boots a good while ago and I really liked it.
I first wore this fragrance on Christmas day and I had sprayed a few sprays per wrist and more on the neck in the morning. During the day I actually considered washing it off because it was so strong and the scent was irritating me.
I think this is a fragrance that you really have to be in the mood for.
It has been compared to Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle and I do see the resemblance between the two, but this one has a slightly harsher note in it that seems to dominate and I must admit I much prefer Chanel Coco Mademoiselle.
The top note is Tunisian neroli oil.
The heart notes are Bulgarian rose and Turkish rose.
The base is Indonesian patchouli.
It is a light and feminine scent. It has quite a harsh floral note that you can’t really get away from. I think the harsh note in this must be the Tunisian neroli oil. I struggle to pick out any of the other notes in this fragrance individually. The rose and patchouli seem to be dominated by the harsh note.
The more I wear this fragrance the more I get used to its sharpness, but I wouldn’t say I have come to like it and I still don’t spray more than once per wrist as I don’t think I could handle a larger dose of the sharp note. I find this fragrance bearable sometimes, but it takes a while before it starts to fade.
I feel bad about this because I asked for this fragrance and it was expensive, but I’d liked it when I tried it in the shops. I know there are a few versions of this fragrance in very similar bottles.
There is a version called Miss Dior Blooming Boquet and there was Miss Dior Cherie before it was retired and I keep thinking that it must have been one of those that I sampled as I can't have ever liked this harsh fragrance!
I’m hoping that it will grow on me a bit more, but it’ll never be my favourite.
As it is quite strong only one spray per wrist is required and I find I notice the fragrance on myself quite a lot during the day and it lasts on my skin for about 8 hours before wearing off.
I don’t hate this fragrance. It is nice as it fades a bit, but I feel sorry that I asked for it.
Miss Dior EDT
I have for a number of years used a range of Dior products, this was since being given a huge and I mean huge basket of Dior products as a Christmas Bonus when I was 17. Thus begun my love affair with all things Dior.
One of the perfumes permanently on my gift list is Miss Dior, at times it suite my mood so well... I really like the smell, love the quality of Dior products and at times the EDT is just right to hit the mark, when the perfume would be a bit too much.
I do use the whole range and in some of my other reviews have mentioned how I like to layer the perfume for a night out. Although not necessary due to the strength of the fragrance, that is partly why I sometimes prefer to use the EDT. Eau de Toilette is a much milder, dilute version of the parfum and in dilution it does seem quite different. Seeming fresher and better suited to day time wear especially in the sun. The fragrance still retains its wonderful feminine Miss Dior floral blend of delicious Jasmine with notes of citrus and the musky green perfume of gummosa coming through at the end. It seems fresher and younger somehow. But I like the EDT for things like summer barbecue's or pool parties. I like to try and get a mist onto my hair, so that when I flick it or move it around the fragrance is released.
The bottle is quite different to the EDP too, it is more oblong in shape and has the appearance of the beautiful young coltish daughter next to the old Italian Mama of the EDP on the dressing table. It is distinguished on the shelves in the shop by the pale pink chequered outer packaging and the chequering is carried forward as a watermark feature on the label of some of the bottles.
The toilette is accesed via a gold coloured pump dispenser enclosed under a clear plastic lid. The colour of the liquid is lighter too which portents the lighter fragrance.
Anyone who wants a milder, younger version of the Parfum. It is surprisingly different and obviously cheaper too.
Miss Dior was inspired by a beautiful, carefree young woman and that is probably who the perfume is really for. Due to the strength and complexity of many Dior products including this one, it's sophisticated fragrance will suit a wide range of women young and old.
Buy her some EDP or EDT, she won't be disappointed and neither will you!
Price & Availability:
Priced at around £76.00 for 100ml from John Lewis and other department stores as well as larger Boots and some perfume outlets.
Conclusion & Stars:
I do love Dior products and I also love the fact that they have a perfume for my every mood, I like that this milder version is easier to swop about as it does not linger quite so much on things like scarves and coat collars. I have friends that travel and the Dior range is well worth looking out for in the duty free departments. I frequently get bought Dior as a gift when I have looked after friend's pets or gardens. It is always a gift I am delighted to receive.
Miss Dior perfume
Packaging - A light pink cardboard box, with silver accents around the edges and on the writing which is slightly embossed. On the sides and the top there is a engraved houndstooth print, which is lovely and subtle in the same shade pink. The box is sturdy and I tend to keep the packaging as it protects the bottle and scent from going off.
The bottle is square shaped, with the houndstooth pattern on the base of the bottle too, using a frosted glass to accent it, which looks gorgeous. It is made out of clear glass and has a silver spray top. There is a Miss Dior sticker on an indented part of the glass, fitting perfectly, and is white with silver writing like the front. The bottle looks stunning and super cute especially in the size I have, (50ml). The lid is also square, and has a beautiful silver solid bow, on the actual lid. On top of the lid is an engraved 'CD' for Christian Dior, in a circle.
Unfortunately my silver bow came off the lid after a few weeks of purchasing it, but it looks like a ring with a bow design, and if the ring was the right size I would be wearing this as my own Dior ring! But it's way too big to fit and the bow is too big for my taste anyway haha.
Scent - The most important thing is the fragrance, and I'm telling you it is gorgeous. Sweet and flowery, with slight citrus hints. It's always hard to explain how a fragrance smells, but I can imagine most women will love this. I could smell it all day. The scent also lasts for quite a while, I usually top up throughout the day, but I do with most perfumes.
I don't use much because its expensive and so lovely that I don't want to use it all up, so it will last for a while.
This is a fragrance that is chic and sweet, but sophisticated too.
The bottle is beautiful to look at and you can see a lot of effort has gone into making it so lovely. I can understand why you pay a bit extra for Dior perfume, obviously it's mostly for the brand name, but they do make sure their products are quality as well. Will definitely be purchasing again once I've used it all, and if I can afford it :)
Overall - I love it 💕💖💕
I'm seldom without a bottle of Miss Dior. It's one of those scents that is hard to encapsulate. Perhaps it's easiest to start by saying what it's NOT.
It's not brash, in-your-face or look at me. It's not what you'd wear to make a restaurant full of people turn round at your entrance. It's not a summer spritzy-citrussy scent, or a heavy winter perfume. The top notes are the aldehydes and a touch of gardenia, but it's more complex than that. As it develops there are notes of jasmine, I think, and possibly rose, but it's one of those scents that I find hard to pick apart. I'm not a particularly flowery person and I think there's possibly a bit of sandalwood in there, too, which I find appealing, and I also pick up a citrus note. I also get a slightly biscuity note as it develops even longer: a good biscuit, I should add, not an old-lady talcum powder biscuit.
I used to prefer the eau de parfum version of this but now I think I like the EDT better. I certainly also prefer it to the over-sickly (in my opinion) Cherie version. Although it's sometimes classed alongside its sister scent, Diorissimo, Miss Dior is far superior, as far I'm concerned, lacking the sickly overtones of Diorissimo. Imagine someone with a good soprano talking to you while someone with a high-pitched baby voice burbled away: that's the kind of contrast I feel between the two scents.
It's what you'd wear if you wanted someone to wonder what you were wearing and try and stand a little bit closer to find out. I wear Miss Dior when I want to feel comfortable and myself. For me, it's the perfect office-to-the theatre scent: fresh enough for work and yet with a touch of something enticing for the evening. It's a chypre, with a flowery middle note. You'd wear this for a Saturday lunch out, or for a work presentation. If you were in Paris in spring, this would be the perfect perfume to pack. Wear it with Capris and ballet flats.
Just a last note for anyone who suffers with sensitive skin, as i do. I've never had a reaction spraying Miss Dior onto my pulse points. I usually spray a cloud and walk through it, but when I apply it more directly there have been no problems.
When I was about eleven or twelve, my mother gave me a little handbag sized sample bottle of perfume which I think was a free gift she'd received from a magazine. My Mum was strictly a Chanel No 5 type but I thought this little bottle contained the most gorgeous perfume I'd ever smelled. It had the same effect on me that catnip has on cats in that I just couldn't get enough of that wonderful, aromatic scent.
Long after the perfume had all been used up, I kept the bottle and would open it occasionally just to reacquaint myself with that glorious, though now slightly faded scent. It was the beginning of a lifetime's love affair with Miss Dior, which has been one of my signature perfumes all of my adult life.
Obviously, in my teens, the cost of any couture house fragrance was way beyond my budget but once I began working for a living, a bottle of Miss Dior eau de toilette was one of the things I bought with my first month's salary. I've had brief flirtations with other scents since, and indeed, nowadays, I also wear other fragrances from time to time, but I always seem to return to this one. Miss Dior is my 'going out somewhere special' perfume.
Miss Dior was the first fragrance from the Dior couture house, originally created in 1947 to coincide with Christian Dior's first fashion collection which heralded "the New Look", the longer length clothing created by Dior as an antidote to the long years of austerity that had been endured during World War II. Christian Dior claimed "I created this perfume to dress every woman with a trail of desire, and to see emerging from her small bottle all my dresses". Well, I've never owned or worn a Dior dress in my life but I've frequently dressed myself in his wonderful perfume.
This perfume was originally created by Jean Carles and Paul Vacher and was slightly reformulated (not for the better in my opinion) in the 1990s by Edmond Roudnitska.
Back when it was first marketed, the box was an elegant black and white, dog-tooth check. Nowadays, the packaging still has a dog-tooth check embossed into the cardboard but it's all white with a simple and stylish grey logo and edging. The packaging, like the perfume is elegant and beautifully understated. The bottle also is elegant and is redolent of French chic. It's rectangular in shape, created from frosted glass, again embossed with the dog tooth check design which echoes the packaging.
This is a chypre perfume with sharp top notes of gardenia, galbanum, clary sage and bergamot. Once the sharpness wears off the middle notes hit, this time with a floral blend of carnation, jasmine, neroli, lily of the valley and rose, before giving way to the warm and sensual base notes which include patchouli, amber, vetiver, sandalwood, leather and oakmoss. This combination of scents produces one of the most alluring perfumes, not too heavy but full of warmth with a delicious floral heart.
I suppose, if I'm absolutely honest, nowadays this fragrance could be regarded as rather old fashioned, though I prefer to call it a classic. It certainly lacks that sugary, watery nothingness that seems to define more modern scents. This perfume has a great deal in common with Chanel No 5. Although it lacks the heaviness of No 5, it bears many of the same timeless qualities of that other great couture house fragrance.
As you would expect from a perfume of this quality, it isn't cheap. A 100ml bottle will set you back anything from about £40 upwards, although it is also available in the smaller 30ml size which would be cheaper and it is possible to find it for slightly less on the internet. However, whichever size you decide to buy, you'll find it's worth every penny.
If anything this perfume should be restyle 'Ms' Dior because it epitomises independent women who don't define themselves by their marital status. Miss Dior is definitely a grown up and sophisticated perfume intended to be worn by mature women rather than young girls. It evokes memories of a bygone age of elegance and sophistication and has a depth and sensuality to it that is largely missing from modern perfumes designed for younger women.
Miss Dior is another classic ladies fragrance that I just can't do without. To me no dressing table is complete without a bottle of Miss Dior! There is just something about it that is so gorgeous, its sharp and green and its one of the fragrances that I always have in my collection. It harks back to the days when ladies dressed with real class and gentleman were, well gentleman and even though its been around a long time, it seems timeless.
In the words of Christian Dior, "I created this perfume to wrap each woman in exquisite femininity, as if each of my designs were emerging from the bottle one by one." Miss Dior was created in 1947 and was the fashion house's first perfume creation. Christian Dior succeeded in blending together fresh green chypre with a mix of galbanum and sensual jasmine, into what became the Dior signature fragrance.
I think that Miss Dior just exudes class and style from the moment you mist it on. To me, this little bottle of classy fragrance, has the capability to transform a woman into a throughly modern Audry Hepburn or at least make her feel like she could be.
The range of products comprise a 15ml extrait de parfum, which is the most powerful blend of the fragrance, its not cheap to buy, but is long lasting, as you need to use very little, on the wrists and neck to give good results. The eau de toilette comes in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml sizes and I have found that even the 50ml bottle can last many months, as you need literally one light touch on the perfumes push down spray applicator to give a lovely effect.
The complimentary range of products for Miss Dior, include the Lait Diortendre Body Lotion, which is amazing in terms of its fragrancing power on the skin
Its a body milk type product that is enriched with moisturizing ingredients whilst being perfumed with the scent of Miss Dior. It leaves you smelling gorgeous with soft and smoothed skin.
I find that you don't even need to wear the fragrance when using this as it gives such a light but lingering scent, that it doesn't always need any thing extra added. Its long lasting too as it comes in a 200ml bottle and only needs to be used very sparingly.
There is also a complimentary deodorant spray that contains 100mls of products which is ideal to use with any of the other product in this range.
The Miss Dior range is presented in textured plain white packs, with understated gold text and gold highlights in places. The simple design and lovely textured rectangular perfume bottles are sturdy and heavy enough to make sure they are not easily knocked over. I am sure there used to be a shower product too, but I haven't seen that for ages.
The galbanum plant used in Miss Dior is from Iran and Afghanistan. Its gum is collected and distilled and its essence is used in a blend of green chypre, which gives the lovely fresh green signature tang to the fragrance.
Soft and sensual Jasmine is used as it gives the fragrance real heart and form when in worn on the skin. Its used not just in Miss Dior, but also in Miss Dior Cherie and Diorissimo.
Patchouli is used to give the fragrance a really long lasting base, its essence obtained by distillation of the dried leaves of the plant. Its distinctive aroma gives strength and sets the tone for Miss Dior and is also used in several other Dior perfumes.
Price wise Miss Dior is not a cheap fragrance to develop a penchant for, as it sits amongst the high end couture brands. The 30ml EDT spray can be bought for £30 or so. I have at times managed to pick up the 50ml size for between £35 to £40. The 100mls can set you back £55 to £60 and the 15ml extrait de parfum is really very pricey.
In summary this fragrance exudes class, is long lasting and timeless and whilst you do pay a bit more for it, I feel it more than pays for itself, in the enjoyment and compliments you get when you wear it. A big fragrant 5 star rating for Miss Dior!
A classic fagrance,whenever I catch its fragrance it is always,seemingly,on an elegant well,dressd.well heeled lady.....the perfume therefore speaks for itself and the image and fragrance it portrays is an image which I,and my friends like to emulate.....I suppose Iassociateit more with the middle-aged lady than the younger set as it is so well established.nevertheless,it is more a statement of a personality than age.For me it has a lemony air,a little seductive,and one which I would personally use more in the evening.
As a classic over many years it is interesting that it is still to the forefront of every cosmetic counter, of every large store,in the world.A statement itself of its ever-lasting appeal.
When wearing itone feels a boost,rather like buying a new outfit in which you feel good,really ready to be noticed.
A classic,for me far superior to its sister counterparts which have withstood the test of time.An outstanding classic
Christian Dior is a classic perfume maker. Traditional and elegant, these perfumes are globally popular. Miss Dior is Christian Dior's best release (my opinion) into the fragrance world. This is simply i believe a faultless fragrance and one i wear all the time
Miss Dior is like marmite and is a fragrance a person will or won't like I happen to be one of them. I live by trying different perfumes and usually change what i am wearing regularly. This however is a staple perfume of mine as it is difference.
The scent of Miss Dior is neither floral or zesty and is very hard to describe. I could use the words citrus with less zest. This is what is so great about this perfume, you just have to try it to know what it is like.
Miss Dior is actually quite an expensive fragrnace. Its costs around 30 pounds for a small bottle and 50-60 pounds for a larger bottle. It however is great value for money as it lasts on your skin and smells great.
I would recommend this perfume, try it!
Miss Dior is a classic fragrance that has been around since the 1940s. it was apparently the first perfume that the famous Coco Chanel ever brought out.
Dior is a name synonymous with glamour and quality perfumes, and I think that's why I ended up even trying this perfume. Having heard of Chanel no 5 even as a child from my granny, when I first started wearing perfume, I immediately tried that one first. That is a very strong and heady perfume and all wrong on a teenage girl (at least I thought so) and so I tried others in the Dior range. I happed upon Miss Dior, and given the name I suppose I vaguely assumed it would be for younger people, and bought it.
Now I adore it, and it is my favourite perfume, even thogh I'm an old bag now, not a teenager! It has a slightly talc-y smell to it, with hints of citrus, moss, and woody, cedar-like notes. The scent itself is complex, but not musky, sickly or overpowering. It contains roses, gardenia, sage and patchouli.
It comes in a timeless, frosted glass bottle with old fashioned gold lettering and everything about it is reminiscent of a by-gone age. It has a glass cap/lid which I always lose.
The smell is very long lasting and is better in my opinion three or four hours after you first put it on, as it reacts with your skin and gets more mellow and less heady over time. if I put some on my wrists in the morning I am often caught out by a lovely smell in the middle of the afternoon and then I realise I've just wafted my arm across my nose and caught a whiff!
It is quite an expensive perfume, but I do love wearing it am and always have a bottle for special occasions. The 50ml bottle is around £40. They also make a lovely range of other products in the same scent, like deodorant and shower gel, so if money is not object you can smell all homogenous. Chanel have just brought out a new version of this perfume called Miss Dior Cherie, and I'd be interested to try that when I get the chance, but that's another review altogether......
It would have to be good to beat the classic Miss Dior in my opinion.
I am divided in my opionon of Miss Dior. On the one hand it evokes the era of Audrey Hepburn; glamour and sophistication. It's a debutante perfume which is very individual and classic. On the other hand, I tend to mostly use it as a room spray - and very good it is too - and when my friend came over she asked if the smell was Charlie. Hardly the most glowing recommendation. I'm not too sure why I don't tend to wear it, I guess I just find it a bit over-powering, too strong for the day, and I guess a bit sweet for the evening. So now for some facts, Miss Dior is the first fragrance released by Christian Dior back in 1947, and it has lasted pretty well since. It is pretty expensive, but lasts well. The packaging is very good and fitting with it's age and the sophistication, in an old fashioned style glass slightly frosted bottle with a gold and white label. The scent itself is quite complex, it is marketed as refreshing, woody and mossy - and to be honest that's not a bad description. It contains roses, gardenia, sage and patchouli. It is quite sweet and musky. I would definately reccommend that you hunt this one out, and try it on your own skin. It's quite original, with that touch of glamour.
MISS DIOR CHRISTIAN DIOR This was the first perfume I bought when I started buying good perfume. (I have to correct that; it was when I could afford to buy good perfume.) I was as pleased as punch and couldn’t wait to spray some on, I was walking round the shops and this lady came up and asked me what perfume I was wearing as she thought it was lovely, well this just made my day because I was still trying to justify spending so much on it. To me Miss Dior is a winter one as it’s quite husky but after it’s on a while it mellows down and you’re left with this delicious smell which wafts around the room after you‘ve left it. Definitely a good buy.
How can one dscribe Miss Dior. It is one of those perfumes that doesn't smell 'scenty'. It isn't flowery, it isn't oriental, it isn'n green or lemony. Miss Dior is simply a fragrance that you will either love or hate. It's been around however since the mid 40's so there are plenty of women the world over who do like the smell of it. I happen to be one of them. As a woman who only uses 4 perfumes (Miss Dior, Diorissimo, Madame Rochas and Femme) I have to say at a push that this one is my favourite - simply because of it's uniqueness. The smell, without trying to put you off is remaniscent of sueade or leather with a hint of citrus. It is *extremely* difficult to pu into words. The only way to really find out of you woudl be prepared to waer such an individual perfume is to try it out at the perfume counter. I did and have been wearing it ever since. It's not the *cheapest* fragrence by any means (around the 25-30 quid mark from quite a small bottle) but in my opinion it *is* worth every penny. Wait till you start getting asked "What *is* that perfume you're wearing. Isn't it unusual" :-))
A dazzling spring floral interpretation of the classic Miss Dior Cherie, this fragrance opens with a lilting fruity note for a fresh and joyful first impression. The heart's floral bouquet evokes the sense of a garden full of flowers. An elegant, signature base note completes the captivating essence. With notes of Freesia, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Popcorn, Vanilla, Caramel, Patchouli.