One week ago it was Valentine’s Day and my husband made me a surprise. A beautiful perfume by Dior, Miss Dior. The original perfume was created by the great man in 1947 who named it after his sister, Catherine. The story goes that Catherine burst in unexpectedly when her brother was brainstorming names with his muse Mitzah Bricard. “Ah, here’s Miss Dior!” Bricard said. “Miss Dior: now there’s a name for my perfume!” Christian replied.
The bottle is a beautiful rectangular shape with a embossing design on the bottom of the bottle which gives a 3D effect when viewing from all angles.The cap has a beautiful bow and a frosted ‘CD’ emblem.
It is a beautiful, light white floral scent with patchouli and mandarin right from the start with this fragrance. I feel jasmine and a touch of peach as well. The rose is also there on the dry-down. It is interesting how it compares to Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle which is more citrus of the two. Miss Dior is much the sweeter of the two perfumes.
Miss Dior is a wonderful everyday perfume, it is very feminine and seductive. It can be worn by all ages as it is subtle and discreet. It is a beautiful fragrance and everything about the perfume, including the packaging, is classy.
I like this quote from Christian Dior.
‘That is why I also became a perfumer – to see all my dresses appear upon opening a perfume bottle, and to dress every woman in the scent of desire. Perfume is the indispensable complement to the feminine personality; it is the finishing touch to a dress, and a signature, like the rose with which Lancret signed his paintings’