The first time I smelled Miss Dior EdP in its bottle, I was not impressed. It seemed too sweet and musky. Definitely unoriginal. Even after applying it to my skin, it seemed to be uninteresting. This test was during the winter. Once spring came, I gave it another try… The sullen winter mood craving for something dramatic or the dryness of the winter air must have prevented me from appreciating Miss Dior’s spring/autumn spirit. It is beautiful and it dances with the skin’s chemistry.
Miss Dior is a sweet perfume. Not candy sweet, however, but citrus sweet. It opens with Italian mandarin orange, followed by the classic jasmine and rose pairing. These three main notes make Miss Dior very likeable, but the magic comes from it being centred around patchouli. Patchouli can behave very differently, but in most cases it adds a warm and woody character and depth. Depending on what kind of soap and lotion are used, Miss Dior will gravitate to a specific quality. I wore this perfume atop Philosophy Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion after washing with L’Occitane Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap in Lavender, and was delighted to find a smoky quality in the drydown. Here, patchouli and the fragrance’s warm spicy qualities were accentuated. This combination made Miss Dior a definite autumn fragrance. When I tried using the same soap in Verbena, the perfume became brighter, bubbly, and definitely more suitable for late spring. The citrus aspect was brought forth. I imagine that an unscented or musky soap and/or lotion may highlight it’s white floral or even rose (which is very faint) aspects, but this is merely a guess. Its lasting power is 10 hours and it has a moderate sillage – within arm’s length, approximately.
Miss Dior is at the same time a highly likeable, yet chameleonic perfume. Personally, I love it and enjoy wearing it. It is also perfect for any occasion.
– 1oz (30ml) spray for C$70.00
– 1.7oz (50ml) spray for C$94.00
– 3.4oz (100ml) spray for C$125.00
– 50ml spray for £56.10
– 100ml spray for £79.05