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Miss Dior Originale (previously Miss Dior) (1947)
by Christian Dior


Miss Dior Originale (previously Miss Dior) information

Year of Launch1947
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 293 votes)

People and companies

HouseChristian Dior
PerfumerJean Carles
PerfumerSerge Heftler Louiche
PerfumerPaul Vacher
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Miss Dior Originale (previously Miss Dior)

Miss Dior Originale (previously Miss Dior) is a feminine perfume by Christian Dior. The scent was launched in 1947 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Paul Vacher, Serge Heftler Louiche and Jean Carles

Miss Dior Originale (previously Miss Dior) fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Miss Dior Originale (previously Miss Dior)


A sophisticated and luxurious scent that evokes images of the epitome of feminine elegance and style, the whisper of fine silk in motion,opulence of cashmere and magnificent furs.Yes MISS DIOR.wonderful memories are associated with this fragrance. Legendary,Ladylike,Stylish,Classical,Unforgettable, Romantic,Generous and truly Timless.

It is classified as a luxurious,gentle floral fragrance that immediately diffuses from the skin because of its aldehyde aldehyde notes,a expertly bouquet heart including carnation,lily, jasmine and neroli and a warm mossy base of woods with labdanum creates a harmonized blend that is both fresh and sensual and also utterly feminine.

MISS DIOR is in the true sense of the word a ladylike's fragrance.I would recommend this fragrance out on a Dinner date or a Romantic evening.The fragrance can be worn year round especially in the Autumn/Winter. In conclusion a wonderful choice for a real lady.DIOR means CLASS.


Longevity?Remarkable for a EDT.

09th July, 2015
Barbara Herman describes Miss Dior as "bruised flowers on a base of leather, moss, and patchouli, sliced with something sharp and green." It also has an animalic "dirty" note that makes it extremely daring and interesting for its time.

Dior always wore Coty's Chypre, which has a healthy dose of the tar noted Castoreum. It was this that inspired Miss Dior. Information provided by Roja Dove.

Top notes: Gardenia, Galbanum, Clary Sage
Heart notes: Jasmine, Rose, Neroli, Narcissus, Orris, Muguet, Eyelet, Carnation
Base notes: Patchouli, cistus-labdanum, Oakmoss, Ambergris, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Leather, Castoreum

The original is a masterpiece of florals emerging from dark, animalic, leather. The re-formulation smells like a lightly floral spice scent. Like night and day. Seek out only vintage.
20th October, 2014
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
A gorgeous combination of galbanum and jasmine, both on an aldehyde blanket, make for a lovely traditional opening. Later on a balanced, soft patchouli is added that at times takes on a leathery note and gives the whole scent its chypre character. There is always elegance present, ands the quality of its components is unquestionably top-notch. Good sillage and projection with five hours of longevity. The newer reformulation is less dense, less rich and less complex, but still a respectable product.
04th September, 2014
Genre: Chypre

Don't let the name fool you - this is not a scent for little girls! Miss Dior goes on green, green, and green, with an intriguing bitter edge and just a hint of dry, aldehydic florals in the sillage. Floral and aromatic notes come quickly to the fore, but the crisp green edge on the scent endures. The accords brighten bit by bit, but without growing measurably sweeter.

Miss Dior's heart remains brisk, yet deep. Soft woods and powerful moss provide a firm foundation as the opening green notes begin to fade, but never becomes heavy. By the time I've worn it for a couple of hours Miss Dior has evolved into a very pleasing, dry, classically constructed chypre. Though it enters its drydown quickly, Miss Dior persists as a subtle skin scent for a few hours.

19th June, 2014
This review is for the vintage EdT that comes in the houndstooth bottle.

The ghostly remains of a once charismatic chypre set against the toasted peanut backdrop of a statuesque sandalwood. The top notes are all but gone, and the aldehydes are hiding, but what remains is a delicate arpeggio of moss, sandalwood, and soft leather. Apparently, this bottle’s from the ‘70s, and the perfume is beyond fleeting on the skin, but it’s still pretty gorgeous. What’s left in this bottle may be long in tooth, but I imagine that it served up some real attitude in its heyday.
25th April, 2014
This is my absolute favorite perfume!
I have smelled/tried many different perfumes but this has never been beaten in my book.

Every time I smell this, I relax instantly and feel out of this world good.
Whenever I put this on, I get compliments from people I know, people I don't know, friends, and family. My immediate family members are not exactly all that interested in or like perfume, but genuinely describes the scent as "pretty". (and believe me they are pretty blunt and honest with me and my perfumes)
Admittedly, this smells better on me than in the bottle, so it must work with my body chemistry somehow.

Also, a little goes a long way with this one. It is not an overpowering scent, but it stays with me for the whole day. I can also smell it faintly on my scarf and coat as well even on days I am not wearing it, and it is really nice.

I find this to be good for fall and winter, so I use a different scent for spring/summer.

16th March, 2014

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