When someone says the words luxury or high-end to me, the first things that pop into my mind are Dior and Chanel. Obvious rivals, both fashion houses oozes glamour and sophistication in every collection they release. It’s pretty unsurprising then that both have cemented their place in the beauty industry, and in particular the fragrance sector. I mean, what is more alluring than a beautiful scent?
Whilst both brands have their iconic fragrances, one that has always appealed to me is Dior’s Miss Dior. For me, this line seems to combined fun, modern branding with a classic scent and is just much more relevant to my life right now.
By the way, if you need any help decoding fragrance terminology, have a look at my handy fragrance 101 guide.
Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet
As the name suggests, this Eau De Toilette fragrance fits neatly into the floral family. But if floral fancies aren’t your thing, fear not because this is a fragrance with a twist. A top note combination of Orange and Citruses keep the middle notes of rose and peony fresh and light whilst base notes of musk and patchouli give it enough body for it to be a standout. Now I’m not a floral lover, but I have to admit, this one is lovely. Soft and girly, the whole concoction has a bit of a romantic feel to it.
Miss Dior Le Parfum
Remember when I was saying each designer has their icons, well this is one of Dior’s. Created way back in 1947, it’s said that Christian Dior treasured this fragrance for years before finally releasing it on the market. Again, essentially a floral fragrance, Dior has somehow managed to make a warming scent thanks to base notes of patchouli and amber. Mixed with middle notes of Turkish rose, Bulgarian rose and Mandarin orange, it’s somewhat sweet, but refrains from being too sugary. I also feel like I can smell some vanilla but whether that’s the vanilla enthusiast in me wishing it were so.
In comparison to Blooming Bouquet, this is a much warmer fragrance, with the Parfum formulation giving way to a stronger scent which is able to last all day.
Miss Dior Eau De Parfum
Now I know what you’re thinking; “but Jess, you’ve already reviewed Miss Dior”. Well yes I have, but this iconic scent happens to come in all three formulations so I thought a bit of a comparison would be helpful. So as I said, this is the exact same scent as above, but in an Eau De Perfum format. Slightly less warming, I actual think this version has a stronger floral component to it. It’s also a little bit longer wearing than Blooming Bouquet, but not as long as the Miss Dior Le Perfum version.
Miss Dior Eau De Toilette
Last but not least, the Eau De Toilette version; the cheapest formulation out of the three. Much lighter than the Le Perfume and Eau De Perfum versions, this is the best one to opt for if you’re not looking for a statement scent. More of a fresh fragrance, this wears the quickest. It’s super well balanced between floral and fruity, with none of the warmth of the Le Perfum version present.
So who knew that different versions of the same fragrance would vary so much? Personally I prefer Miss Dior Le Perfum out of all 4 mentioned, but that’s just me. Which one grabs you’re attention? Let me know in the comments below!