Alas, Miss Dior (in your 2016 incarnation), I really wanted more. I hoped for a lush, glowing orange/rose/amber along the lines of the old-formulation J'Adore. I was also most curious about how the promised vanilla and patchouli would figure in to the composition. You were so great on paper.
Whatever my expectations, in person Miss Dior comes across as a straightforward sweet fruity floral fragrance, albeit one made from pretty good materials. Its sweetness seems to come from honey rather than sugar--pleasant enough, as these things go--but after a striking honeyed orange start, the rest of this fragrance feels confused. What follows is neither a striking chord of rosy-ambery-vanillic sweetness or a clear development of these stages. I do think I smell violets, which aren't listed in Basenotes' pyramid. A little trace of very fruity patchouli is occasionally discernible, but in the end, this fragrance seems to transition from orange to vanilla without much in between. I love Creamsicles, but I leave it up to the reader to decide how much she wants to pay to wear their scent.
I'm not really sure why Dior chose to release this particular fragrance in Parfum formulation. Its heavy concentration weighs down this ebullient fragrance, and masks the rosiness at its heart. The overall effect is a little like a young girl's wearing too much makeup. That said, the opening is *very* pretty, and lasts longer than usual--the only benefit I can find to this being a Parfum rather than an EdP.
01st April, 2016 (last edited: 07th May, 2016)
While the scent is to die for. I have to spray and spray to get the concentration on my body that I personally need with perfume. This leads me to often forget to take my time with miss Dior, and go to the more heavy scents that I own.
This is definitely an early morning scent that should be replaced with other perfume as the day goes on.
Yes, an expertly blended combination of fruity/floral notes, resins and balsams in which the note of mandarine provides a really dynamic and "carefree" orangy top side well connected with indolent rose, mild spices, a touch of earthiness and probably bergamot (affording complexity and refinement). Overall is assembled in to a bright hyper-feminine accord gradually encompassed by a mellow embrace of "chyprey" amber and vanillic balminess. The rosey-hesperidic accord sets down a sort of classical background connected to a glorious chypre french tradition. Rose, amber and patchouli perfectly merge in to a really elegant sweet glorious accord (never heavy or overly "loaded"). The balance is perfect since the dry down is warmer but still fruity, freshly floral and barely soapy. Miss Dior Le parfum is not a masterpiece but a modern versatile (and "polished") floral-chypre with a refined patchouli, a chic aura and a sensual amber backbone.
23rd April, 2015 (last edited: 24th April, 2015)
A delightful trail of undeniable magnetism.I simply love this perfume. MISS DIOR LE PARFUM is a distinctive and luscious without being cloying.a blend of florals for a young girl's whimsy with a sophistication that pleases the mature woman.this perfume is a great mixture of mandarin,rose and patchouli blended together to create this lovely delicious scent.it is better than MISS DIOR(NEW)and Sure to get a lot of compliments with this one. Sweet,Rich,Chic,Modern,Charming,Evocative,Feminine and Appealing.
This fresh floral scent presents a delicious mix of fresh mandarin orange over a sweet heart of rose. finally patchouli,vanilla and amber bring up a warm base as the drydown to this enticing and adorable mixture.in fact it has a rich dry down ooze femininity and draw compliments constantly.This is a strong enough sent to wear going out at night,but subtle enough to wear to work or out during the day can be used daily or for special events.a great gift for Valentine day.highly recommended.
Longeviy?Excellent on my skin.
The marriage of the depth chords patchouli and vanilla to a somewhat unreal orange produces an off effect at the heart of this perfume. It’s as if it were a spinning top that has entered its wobbling phase before it will roll over and lie on its side, except here it is doomed to wobble on and on.
The rest is pretty assured if not terribly original – a soft luxurious blended quality, demure florals, edible sweetness – the mainstays of countless recent ‘feminines’. Once the arrhythmia at its heart calms down, one is left with a pretty nondescript mushed up sweetness.
A nice orange top notes leads a drydown that is a rose-lovers delight. Very pleasant and bright, the serious business starts after that phase, and very nice bright amber with a good vanilla, the sweetness of which never overwhelms. A patchouli being added, this is a well designed overall impression that is nicely balanced, substantial without being overwhelming, rich without being heavy. A much more interesting composition that most of the lightweight MD flankers, this one is a seriously substantial creation. Good silage and very good projection, and the very good longevity of seven hours cements the positive impression.