After reverting the name back to Miss Dior in 2012 and adding an intense Le Parfum version, the Miss Dior family recently welcomed yet another new addition, Miss Dior Eau de Toilette. Long-time readers might remember that various editions of Miss Dior have been my go-to for the past 4 years. Despite the fact that I personally wear it all year round, this perfume is especially great for spring!
The packaging of Miss Dior EDT is almost identical with the previous Miss Dior Chérie EDT, except for the bow. The bow on the new one is metal-looking, which I like because it adds more class.
On the right: my 2-year-old bottle of Miss Dior Chérie EDT. There isn’t a lot left anymore!
Scent-wise, the new Miss Dior EDT stays in the chypre family (citrus top notes and mossy base notes, though many variations exist). It begins with a burst of blood orange, which is pretty mellow for a citrus note (sometimes citrus gets too sharp for me). The floral heart is composed of Tunisian neroli essence and Bulgarian/Turkish roses. I wouldn’t categorize myself as a big fan of floral perfumes, but Miss Dior has always managed to do it with complexity as well as freshness! Last but not least, Indonesian patchouli lingers on and on on the skin. It’s green, it’s mossy, but at the same time there is something undeniably feminine about it!
I compared Miss Dior EDT with Miss Dior Chérie EDT, and my impression is that Miss Dior EDT is a slightly lighter and less gourmand version (Miss Dior Chérie has vanilla, popcorn and the like as heart notes). However, the Miss Dior signature is there, and the new version is a beautiful rendition in any case. I showed Dr. D my wrist and told him it’s a new perfume, only to have him ask:” isn’t this the one I gave you two years ago?” There you go. Unless you compare the two on each wrist, you will be hard-pressed to spot the differences.
Bottom line: Perfumes are very personal, but if blood orange, roses, and patchouli sound like your thing, or if you have owned other versions of Miss Dior and like them, you are unlikely to be disappointed by the new Miss Dior EDT. I think by now everyone has seen the beautiful new commercial (with Natalie Portman!) and know that Mr. Dior asked for a perfume that “smells like love” to be made. Let me just say François Demachy succeeded in interpreting love with a perfume again!
Have you tried any of the Miss Dior‘s? Is this family of perfumes your thing? What is a perfume that you associate with spring or being in love?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx