I wish I could go back in time and watch perfumers stirring and spritzing their first fragrant scents. I’d start in Paris, circa 1947 when the house of Dior mix mastered it’s first scent Miss Dior to life. Then, I’d drop in and out throughout each decade witnessing everything from 1956’s romantic floral Diorissimo and1972’s carefree chypre Diorella to1976’s sun-drenched garden Dior Dior, 1988’s sultry men’s floral musk Fahrenheit to 2019’s brand new fresh and intimate Miss Dior Eau de Toilette.
Like the 1947 version, this elixir is defined as a floral chypre courtesy of its sweetly fresh yet provocatively intimate effect. Heady rose blooms replace the original notes of jasmine, however and are swirled into juicy top notes of blood orange and mandarin. Crisp and clean smelling lily-of-the-valley remains at the heart of the scent, as does sensual patchouli, which lingers at the base of this eau. The overall experience is one part party girl luminous and light in her frothy pink dress, another part hopeless romantic, reading poetry in the rose garden.
It’s all captured in heavy, clear glass flacon, secured at the topper with the designer’s iconic and perfectly tied silver metal-bow. This time though, the bottle is square shaped giving the 72-year-old parfum a modern look and feel that matches the eau’s pretty pink hue and youthfully wonderful vibe. If only I could have seen it’s creation in action.
Christian Dior, Miss Dior Eau de Toilette, $99 for 50 ml and $135 for 100 ml, available at Hudson’s Bay stores.