Perfume Reviews

Reviews of Miss Dior Chérie (original) by Christian Dior

Total Reviews: 72
I wore the original Miss Dior in the 1980s. It was very delicate and feminine with fresh green and floral notes and a smidgen of leather. Miss Dior Cherie smells like a candy shoppe--very sickly sweet and sticky smelling. Personally, I do not want to smell like a candy shoppe, but for those who do, Cherie will give you what you want.

Dior has reformulated Miss Dior yet again. This time they have called it Miss Dior Le Parfum, and I must say I like it so much better. The new formulation is a sophisticated, sexy, womanly scent with wonderful rose and amber notes. The Le Parfum formulation is nothing like the original however. Le Parfum cannot be described as delicate, but it is still very nice, very long lasting with projection of easily three to five feet and a nice sillage.

Ratings for Cherie are as follows.

Fragrance: 4/10
Sillage: 6/10
Projection: 6/10
Longevity: 6/10
17th April, 2016
I'm wearing this lovely perfume on the first day of 2016 because I'm a firm believer in the old adage of Start the way you want to go on...and I want this year to be happy, cheerful, optimistic and fun. Like Miss Dior Cherie. Not sure why so many think this scent is only for teenagers. Just because you're over 30 doesn't mean you must constantly be draped in oakmoss. Sometimes I want to smell dark and mysterious, sure, but other times I want to smell like strawberries and popcorn. If you like a perfume wear it. And have a happy New Year!
01st January, 2016
A fruity-floral melange, similar to Angel, but without the latter's strength and powerhouse sillage.

As Tania Sanchez notes in her four star review, its essential three note center of strawberry-rose-patchouli is better balanced and more nuanced than the Mugler classic, Angel for the teen-aged girl, who wants to have fun with her perfume, not announce her presence blocks away.

A perfect gift for that 14-18 year-old, who wants to smell trendy like her girlfriends, but knows the value of being able to flash a "Dior" bottle at sleepovers.

For that audience and that genre, a subtle sweet concoction.
10th December, 2015
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rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The leitmotif triad of mandarin, strawberry and jasmine - citrus-fruity-floral - makes for a winning combination that is hard to find elsewhere in such a fashion. The base adds a nice sweetish caramel touch that is counterbalanced by the restrained tartness of patchouli.

Overall nice and well executed. I get moderate sillage with good projection and five hours of longevity. 3/5
09th May, 2015

If you are a Huge fan of Fruity and Fresh fragrances That are Cheery and Crisp then MDC is your New Signature fragrance.This is composed of a Delectable Fruity that results is an Elegant,Sweet,Youthful,Unforgettable, Unique,Independent and Actual scent.

MDC is so different from any other fragrances.It is Predominate Strawberry scent at the Top notes that combination with Jasmine in middle notes and makes a Great balance. it will lift your spirits,Freshen you on a Spring day and Sweeten the air around You wherever Your walk.

Perfect for a Beautiful BRIDE,Great surprise for VALENTINES day,So Yummy for SPRINGTIME,Ideal for wear when You having Cute clothes with Sweety Accessories that Surely You get so Many compliments.

Tottaly I Adore it and i Would highly recommend this EDP to a Young Lady (20/30 years old) who wants to Get notieced without having to shout. Please repeat MISS DIOR CHERIE is FANTASTIC.


Longevity?Magnificent on my skin and this is just what i was Expecting from DIOR.

Thank You DIOR.

22nd April, 2015
It's flowery, classy, lady-like, bit powdery but not to overwhelming like No.5. It is not a recommended scent for young girls. But perfect for seductive woman in the 30s like me. Would definitely repurchase any perfume that my husband love :)
09th May, 2014
I absolutely love this, and was very dismayed to learn that Dior have changed the formula. Apparently there were people out there who confused the Miss Dior with the Miss Dior Cherie & the Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet, so to make it easy for the numpties, they changed the name to Miss Dior and now have the parfum and the toilette (or so I was told by the lady at the Christian Dior counter at Myers). Neither of these smell anywhere near as nice as the Miss Dior Cherie did - I really hope that they go back to the original formula, it was just gorgeous.
14th January, 2014
Just bought this today it is so beautiful to wear and I keep smelling my arm as it is very yummy it..
02nd October, 2012
Sounds like everyone is reviewing the reformulated 2011/2012 version. The original was so yummy! The caramel and pocorn notes are long gone, and now it smells like any other "girlie" fragrance. Shame on Dior for reformulating such a unique gourmand scent!
16th September, 2012
When I wear this, I don't get the sweet, the carmel corn, fruit, etc. On me this goes straight to the woods, with a little floral mixed in it. Very complex with a distinct top, middle, and base note. Lasts a really long time and is definitely cold weather wear.
02nd September, 2012
Miss Dior Cherie is so lovely!
Fragrance full of life, so joyful and bright, it could be great antidepressant!
Can't imagine someone wearing MDC and being sad or in a bad mood!
It's very sweet and creamy, like a candy :)
I don't actually smell cherries in it, but strawberries.
My hb (and friends) always says I smell like a drunk when I wear it, but I don't mind. At least I'm a happy "drunk" ;)
19th July, 2012
A sweetly plummy transparent floral that wears quite well if 'pleasantly nondescript' is your preferred mode. There is a certain ascerbic brightness to MISS DIOR CHERIE that grates on the nose a little but thankfully it subsides as the scent descends into its fruity-patchouli heart. Fruity florals is a well populated genre. But if there's a contest for fragrances that yell (or giggle rather) "I'm a cute little girl", this would make a strong contender especially with its mouth-wateringly fruity popsicle vibe.
03rd April, 2012
Now I have to say first of all that it's the EDT I have, not the EDP. I found the EDP cloying and sickly. I loved this EDT when I bought it, and I'll use what's left of it, but all I get from it now is strawberry jam. I love strawberry jam, but not to wear. I think that from the people who created the stunning J'Adore, this is a real let down. Shame on you, Dior.
25th January, 2012
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An extremely sour, botanic and  fruity-floral fragrance. The pungency of some fruits is so realistic that smells like something edible under your nose. The smell is citrusy (mostly orangy) alcoholic, viney, mossy, sophisticated  by flowers and fruity of grapefruit and cranberries. Among the flowers i smell a lot the lily of the valley, iris and gardenia. This combination of floral notes surrounded by citrus is transparent and almost aquatic. Elegant and very feminine because of the combination of projectful aldehydes, the utterly womanly flower of narcissus and patchouli. There is an extremely shadowy, almost dark woodsy atmosphere produced by the powerful chord of oakmoss, labdanum and resinous galbanum. I detect the final touch of vetiver that is not rooty and realistic but watery and aqueous as well as in Encre Noir. This fragrance is a beautiful concoction for dynamic and self confident women all around tue world. Better worn outside in warm  climates.
04th January, 2012
I am wearing this today, and still cannot for the life of me LIKE it. It's just toooo fruity! It certainly lasts a very long time, wish I could say the same for some of my favorite fragrances.
01st January, 2012
Like every other perfume that contains pineapple I really don't care for this one. I can always smell the pineapple note like crazy in every fruity floral that has it, and it's not a scent that I care for on my skin. I was really kind of disappointed with this perfume though. I absolutely love the way Miss Dior Cherie smells in the bottle. The scent is almost divine! It's just really not that great when I wear it!
13th October, 2011
Very "artificial" fruit and flowers. Really smells like sour candy on me. All pineapple and sugar. Thank goodness it faded away in a couple of hours.

This may be great on some, but I really don't even like to eat artificial fruit flavors. Certainly don't want to wear them.
13th September, 2011
The opening is fine, sweet and fruity, but the drydown is too acidic for me...I think my sample may have turned though, so I will update after I try a fresh one, to make sure.
01st September, 2011
As I was testing this, there was a sweet yet sour note in the top and middle that I could not put my finger on. I eventually realized that it was a tart strawberry I was smelling almost like a sour strawberry hard candy with sour powdered sugar coating. There was not very much depth or variety during my wearing. The scent overall seemed to fade very quickly on my skin. I actually forgot that I had it one at one point. It smells nice...but not very memorable to me. I agree that this scent would smell just right on a teenager.
16th June, 2011
I do still like this fragrance, I always have, but there is something about it that isn't urging me to buy it.

Miss Dior Cherie is most definitely fruity and sweet, and certainly aimed at a younger crowd. The scent itself is quite complex and strong. The pineapple and strawberry wine like notes seem to dominate in this fragrance. Surprisingly I consider Miss Dior Cherie as being a boozy type of scent; something that would blend in well at special occasions or bars.

Unfortunately I don't see myself buying this because I have far too many fruity scents, and I'm needing a more sophisticated wintery scent for the colder months.

26th April, 2011
Miss Dior Chérie

Playful, sweet and fresh.
Lovely opening notes with Orange Sanguine. This scent is warm and fresh at the same time and most importantly it is NOT clowing.
The Patchouli, balances the orange and the Neroli in a beautiful harmonic way.
Public for this one - Young - I would say 20 till 30 years old, Silage is good , projections as well - thumbs up again Dior!
09th February, 2011
Dior last decade use one of the most powerful perfume to reinvent, the one who caused great sensation in the 40's(Miss Dior).

Miss Dior must have an heir and give birth to a fragance for this new generation,taking some risks,changing but keeping the essence.

So 58 years later, Miss Dior cherie born and blow away my mind with these irresistible notes.. is like gluttony sin in a fragance bottle. This smell really represents the scent of youth being sweet .. soft.. breezy.. hopeful.. elegant..

And the best of all the power lasting is just precious without overwhelming..
28th January, 2011
There is an old movie with Tony Randall and Debbie Reynolds called The Mating Game. In the film, Tony Randall is the most promising "bird dog" at the IRS sent to investigate an ornery family who refuse to deal in cash and only barter. Debbie Reynolds is their wild, cheerful, tomboyish teenage daughter who pistol whips the neighborhood boys and rides her horses hell for leather. Of course, it is love at first sight for Tony Randall, especially when the family gets him drunk on good bourbon and sends in Debbie Reynolds, wearing a charming pink dress that accentuates her tiny waist (she was down to 90 pounds in this movie following her famous divorce from Eddie Fisher) and a French perfume of her mother's called "Orgy" (pronounced hilariously with a hard G.) In my mind, Miss Dior Cherie smells like this. Rambunctious, yet ladylike. Chic and unpretentious. Innocent, yet wise because she was brought up well. Kindhearted and mischievous. Like Tony Randall, you might wonder why you like it so much and suspect you've lost your mind. It's pure Frankenberry at first. But it is a well done fruity chypre. If it helps you any, Christina Applegate and Dolly Parton are fans.
27th December, 2010 (last edited: 07th January, 2011)
Hairspray, white florals (jasmine, freesia, lily of the valley?), red berries and citrus on a base of patchouli and popcorn. Hm, I'm thirty and felt like this is something I would've outgrown by the time I was thirteen. But then (shudder) fruity florals was never my thing....
17th December, 2010
Very sweet and summery scent, altogether yummy and irresistable reminiscent of youth and warm summer days.
24th April, 2010
For those who think that Miss Dior Cherie is just another stupid girly fruity scent, I suggest to compare it with Patou Colony, a beautiful vintage fruity chypre with a pineapple effect, from the 30's... They are nearly the same, with the Dior a little bit more sparkling! I am a vintage fan, but Miss Dior Cherie is good!!!
16th April, 2010
smh78 Show all reviews
United States
This is girly, sugary, and not unpleasant, but nothing I would buy for myself or anyone else. The sugary fruitiness does pull away fairly quickly, leaving a decent patchouli base lingering on its lonesome. But there's the rub; who needs another fruity, sugary, patchouli scent? Nobody. But because it's Dior, it is bought by hordes of young things, or people who want to smell like sugar-coated young things, although for the life of me I can't imagine why. One of the delights of growing older is being able to grow into more interesting perfumes than concoctions such as these. Too expensive to be worth it.
08th April, 2010
You can throw Miss Dior Cherie into a giant bin of fruity florals that are rampant at all corners of the retail fragrant world. However, I'd say it's a top notch offering. Cherie's longevity is superior. We were pitting it against D&G Anthology La Lune 18, Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel, Squeeze by Lilly Pulitzer, etc. Coco won for having a more dressed up elegant edge. D&G 18 won for having a more distinct floral top end, although it underperforms in longevity. Squeeze beat Cherie for being the declarative uber fruity parfum. Throw in Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy for a dark fruity sexy parfum, and Ralph Lauren Love which has a moodier sophisticated dark construction, and Cherie just comes up not only redundant, but not voicing anything unique other than it is the same quality as Coco Madem, but perhaps more playful.

If you don't have any of the others, it's a thumbs up in my book.
23rd March, 2010
I treated myself to this sweet perfume for my birthday. Really nice, light, fragrance which has good lasting power and a very feminine smell.
Quite floral and sugary.
12th March, 2010
This is currently my absolute favorite mainstream fragrance.

I find it to be a beautifully joyful blend of sweet, ripened berries and soft, romantic flowers. I will admit, however, that I have a strong affinity for gourmand fragrances, and Miss Dior Cherie is very dangerously close to being one. There is just enough floral to pull it back from that edible edge, and the experience of that initial burst of summer strawberries drying down to a softer, flowery fruit experience is intoxicating & mood enhancing - not just for me, but for the many strangers that compliment me on it as well.

Is it as adult and sophisticated as other Dior fragrances? Absolutely not, but that was clearly not the goal here. The strong berry notes are carefree summers and warm sunshine, they are memories of a youth spent in your best friend's backyard or the strawberry vines on your grandmothers fence - they are the "Miss" in "Miss Dior Cherie".

I understand how and why it might be too sweet for many, but for me, she is a joy. I welcome her carefree innocence and I do not hold her youth against her even one, tiny bit.

07th January, 2010 (last edited: 02nd March, 2010)