Looking for a Spring Perfume? Try Something that Smells Like Love! New Dior Miss Dior Eau de Toilette

Dior Miss Dior EDT 2013 packaging

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!

Dior Miss Dior EDT bottle detail

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!

Dior Miss Dior EDT Miss Dior Cherie EDT

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!

Dior Miss Dior EDT 2013 box

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

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    Aha so this was the perfume you were talking about 😉 Huge fan of Miss Dior Cherie!

    • Sunny

      Yup I can see why it’s a more spring perfume, but I definitely wear it all-year-round!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    I love the original Miss Dior perfume! I wouldn’t say it’s my signature scent, but it comes pretty close.

    • Sunny

      Yaaay glad to hear you’re also a fan! I don’t tend to explore much in terms of perfumes. I’m fine with a lot of them, but this seems to be the only one I keep reaching for!

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    I’m curious now ! Miss Dior Chérie is a bit too sweet for me. Would love to smell this one. Just the packaging alone would look lovely on my vanity.

    • Sunny

      I think this one is definitely less sweet, but I still love it nonetheless :)

  • http://www.nymphette.be Marijke

    I loove the Miss Dior Cherie scent!

    • Sunny

      It’s interesting how Dior changed the name back to Miss Dior last year. I think it’s their way of paying homage to the tradition!

  • http://www.pinklavenders.com Rainy Days & Lattes

    I’ve always loved the scent of Miss Dior and Cherie! They are both so elegant and girly and the packaging is both whimsical and feminine. I love warm scented perfumes like Burberry (original) and Chanel’s Cocomadamouselle. I’m currently wearing Burberry now. I think I do need to invest in a spring perfume… and I’ll have a look-see at the counters this weekend :p

    • Sunny

      Hey Jen, I hope you’ll like this version as well! It’s a modern classic :)

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    Rats, I thought I had the same perfume in sample but mine is Miss Dior Cherie EDP. I associate the scent with strolling through the department store shopping, which is always a nice callback. 😉 This is actually growing on me the longer I wear it. :)

    • Sunny

      Hey Liz, the Miss Dior Cherie EDP was my first Miss Dior! I loved it so much that I actually still have the empty bottle!

  • http://www.bellachique.be Teri

    Don’t kill me but I’m not a fan of the original, simply because it doesn’t work on me, it’s too warm and my nose can’t take it. The new version sounds better tho, I might take a sniff!

    • Sunny

      Haha no it’s OK! Perfumes are so personal. I still remember the moment I discovered Miss Dior Cherie EDP. That was such a joyful day haha

      This new version is definitely lighter and more floral instead of gourmand. It might be more your thing!

  • Yee

    I’m not a fan of sickly sweet perfumes, but I do love the bottle design! I remember not liking Miss Dior Chérie cos it smelled too sweet. I do hope to sniff and try this one! (I love Coco Mademoiselle by the way…)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Yee, I think the new version is “greener” so you should check it out! Coco Mademoiselle is in a similar vein from what I can tell 😉