For some time, I meditate to buy Miss Dior extrait de parfum Original. Can anyone tell me if it is, more or less, the original or a worthless reformulation?
Well, it is clearly meant to smell like the original 1947 floral-chypre, but it's simply not at all as good - I wouldn't buy a bottle. It reminds me of one of those drugstore "If You Like..." versions - recognizable but completely unsatisfying. I would say that if you once knew and loved Miss Dior, but haven't smelled it in ages and remember it very fondly and long to smell it again, Miss Dior "Original" might trigger a memory, perhaps, but I doubt you'll find the bliss of deep nostalgia that you were seeking, sorry to say. Rather devastating, actually.
However, if you're not familiar with the vintage, the new stuff really isn't bad ...it's actually pretty nice ...a touch boring, but still much better than most new releases I've smelled, which is the least I'd expect from Dior. It's just not Miss Dior.
I have not smelled, but as others were saying, the "original" was created when Dior decided that Miss Dior Cherie should supplant Miss Dior. Except that, unlike the Coke example, the formula of the "original" is not the same as the old one, in part because of IFRA restrictions. So I'd be very hesitant to buy.
YEP! And eventually all of the vintage Diorling, Diorella, Miss Dior, etc. will be scarce and not available as much at estate sales, antique shops, online, etc. I'm ADDICTED to Oak Moss!
I'm quite addicted to oak moss too, and the current Miss Dior (originale) incarnation is so insipid compared to the bottle of 1980s parfum that I use. I wanted to get some more EdT to use for layering, but the stuff I just smelled from a tester bottle is missing all of the depth that I'm used to. It just doesn't have the reasons that I like Miss Dior any more. Picture me sad.