Miss Dior has been through many incarnations during her 66-year life span. Starting out as an entirely different fragrance to the one she is now (a beautiful green, floral chypre now named Miss Dior Originale) before being replaced by Miss Dior Cherie, which has since dropped the ‘Cherie’ to simply become Miss Dior. Have I lost you yet?
It may all sound a tad confusing but the idea is that both Miss Dior (the present and the Originale) represent the DIOR woman of their time and it makes sense that the DIOR woman of 1947 is somewhat different to the woman of today and her tastes in perfume are vastly different too.
Being very much in line what’s ‘in’ the new Miss Dior Eau de Toilette opens up with a wave of effervescent red strawberries. There’s a slightly candied quality to the fruit that mixed with the general fizziness of the top notes gives the impression of a bubbly and vivacious character that succeeds in being both fun and seriously stylish all at once.
At her heart Miss Dior holds a duo of Bulgarian and Turkish roses, both of which are painted a pale shade of pink. The sweetness of this bouquet is amplified by the fruits and berries, which also accent the jammy and rose-water facets of the flowers creating the impression of a diet macaron with a sheer and light texture.
Miss Dior Eau de Toilette is classified as a ‘fresh floral chypre’ and she very much serves as a modern interpretation of the accord, focusing heavily on a clean and slightly bitter patchouli note which adds the contrast needed to keep the fruits and flowers from becoming sickly or too vivid.
A soft base of vanilla follows to round things off rather nicely and emphasises the textured feel of Miss Dior Eau de Toilette, a perfume that is as fastidiously crafted as a piece of Dior couture.
Miss Dior Eau de Toilette is a fun, flirtatious and incredibly pretty perfume. It feels incredibly youthful but avoids smelling tacky or cheap due to the quality of its ingredients and the balance that they create. She is easy to love and difficult to forget, just like the very best perfumes, only time will tell whether she will earn the status of a modern classic.