Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet has existed on the Asian market since 2008 (formerly as Miss Dior Chérie Blooming Bouquet. It has been reformulated as well), but it is not until very recently that it is being repackaged (with the bow going from transparent to chrome) and released in other parts of the world. Since I got a sample during my trip to Taipei last year, I thought it’s a great time to blog about it!
Fun fact: apparently, Dior introduced Blooming Bouquet as an Asia-exclusive because the general feedback of Dior scents there is “too Western.” I am not too sure what that means, but it is true that I never wore fragrance consistently in the heat and humidity of Taiwan. I also know that “fresh” and “light” are major selling points there for this reason. When I go back nowadays, I pack the lightest scents I own, as everything else could be overwhelming.
If you know this is how Blooming Bouquet came about, this pleasant light floral fragrance that doesn’t develop much might make a lot more sense to you. Unlike the other members of the Miss Dior family, Blooming Bouquet features peony as the star ingredient as a tribute to Asia (instead of jasmine and rose). It is also less of a chypre than the rest.
The construction of Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is very straightforward. The top note features Italian Mandarin essence, although right off the bat it is mixed with peony. Instead of being tart, the mandarin essence here has a toned-down and sweet edge. Peony is the single most prominent note in Blooming Bouquet, and this is what you smell for a couple of hours before white musk starts settling in. By then, the fragrance has become much quieter as well. All in all, it lasts on me for 4-5 hours, which is below average for an EDT. It is not completely gone after that, but it does become very faint.
All in all, Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is a pleasant and straightforward fragrance. It would work well in summer, warmer climates, and for people who don’t mind reapplying once or twice a day. If you are forever and ever worried about your fragrance being overwhelming, this might be something for you!