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    Over Xmas I found out my Boyfriend's mother has worn Miss Dior for decades. And then I found out it was discontinued.

    I'd like to send her some samples of similar scents, what do you suggest that she might like?
    I'm currently thinking Niki de St Phalle (Pure parfum), Chamade (EDT), Balmain de Balmain (EDT)

    I suspect that the folks who respond to this thread will be some seasoned perfumistas.
    Merci in advance! (Yes, the Mother lives in Paris)

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    Default Re: Similar to Miss Dior

    Are you sure Miss Dior has been discontinued? I think you can still buy the edt at Saks Fifth Avenue. I know it's been reformulated, as everything else has.

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    Default Re: Similar to Miss Dior

    Miss Dior has not been discontinued and is widely available online.

    On the other hand, as lilybelle mentioned above, MD has been harshly re-formulated and it is a shadow of what it used to be. Very sad.

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    Default Re: Similar to Miss Dior

    It is hard to find in Dept stores. You will have to buy it on the internet, I think, but it's out there.

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    Default Re: Similar to Miss Dior

    ok, but I odn't hink i want to buy a reformulated if she's been wearing it for decads (but not be a good plan, heehee)

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    It's possible your BF's mother has actually worn the reformulated version; it has been around for a while. I frankly like it.

    The fragrances you suggested in your original post sound good. What about YSL's Y? It's a lovely, soft, green floral chypre and is still in production.

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    Default Re: Similar to Miss Dior

    I find Agent Provocateur's Maitresse slightly similar. Here's hoping she won't be offended by the half-naked figure on the bottle.

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    Default Re: Similar to Miss Dior

    Ah, thanks for the Y reminder! I haven't tried Maitresse, I'll look for it at the mall.
    thanks!!

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    Default Re: Similar to Miss Dior

    Here are my suggestions:

    Miss Balmain
    La Prairie Life Threads Platinum
    Amazone by Hermes

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    Default Re: Similar to Miss Dior

    I'd still go for the original Miss Dior (via ebay, plenty of full vintage bottles there) or buy the reformulated stuff, it's quite good, still.

    Don't get wrong and buy Miss Dior Chérie, because this is a FLANKER to Miss Dior with strawberry added (not bad at all but nothing like the old stuff in character).

    Y would be a good substitute, i agree, still it hasn't that gardenia vibe which is unique in MD.
    Others: Scherrer, Paloma Picasso (EdP), No.19, Mitsouko.

    Maitresse is nothing like Miss Dior, i am sorry but i have to disagree.
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    Default Re: Similar to Miss Dior

    Why not go after some of the other absolute masterpieces created by Edmond Roudnitska, the brilliant creator of Miss Dior? I highly recommend and love Diorella and Parfum de Therese (frederic malle).

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    I think that Ayala Moriel's Autumn is suppose to be inspired by Miss Dior. A very nice scent IMO

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    Just a small correction. Edmond Roudnitska was not the creator of Miss Dior. A couple authors make that assertion, as well as one web site, but that is incorrect according to PERFUME LEGENDS by Michael Edwards. The creators of Miss Dior were Jean Carles and Paul Vacher.

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    Default Re: Similar to Miss Dior

    Eau de Soir is a lovely chypre, you might want to consider .
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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    Default Re: Similar to Miss Dior

    Eaude Soir is on it's way to me :-) and Parfum de Terese is on my to try list, I've been wanting to sample that for a while now. Great suggestions!!!

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    I would think Y from Yves Saint Laurent and No. 19 from Chanel would be good alternatives to Miss Dior.

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    Default Re: Similar to Miss Dior

    Quote Originally Posted by BayKAT View Post
    Eaude Soir is on it's way to me :-) and Parfum de Terese is on my to try list, I've been wanting to sample that for a while now. Great suggestions!!!
    Wonderful. It really is a great perfume in every sense- 2 sprays lasts literally all day long. Great quality and much like Miss Dior.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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