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The New 2017 Miss Dior EDP | What's Changed?

The 2017 reformulated Miss Dior EDP is here and I’m really excited to share my thoughts with you! Whenever a signature fragrance is revisited or altered, there is normally always a split in opinion. For those who wore and loved the last iteration, the new change is rarely welcomed.

Whereas for those who were not a fan before, sometimes the change can encourage us to try a fragrance we didn’t like originally.

The new 2017 Miss Dior EDP

 

"Whenever a signature fragrance is revisited or altered, there is normally always a split in opinion."

 

Diorama Sunglasses alongside the new 2017 Miss Dior EDP

Miss Dior is an iconic headline fragrance from the House of Dior. Originally conceived in 1947 by Dior himself, it was designed to embody the essence and silhouette of his New Look, it was to represent femininity, strength, rebellion, confidence. But mostly, it was created to smell like love... if love had a smell of course.

Speaking personally, I find the 2017 version to be quite a bit different to the last update, released in 2012.

The new Miss Dior Perfume in review

Miss Dior has always had a youthful, rebellious connotation. In my opinion, the previous edition was similar to Chanel’s No.5 in terms of strength and with a slight Champagne undertone.  It was relatively strong in scent and with a slight mature note.

The new 2017 reinterpretation by François Demachy is a great deal different, yet the original signature is still there somehow. It's also changed colour, from a creamy yellow to this pale peachy-pink.

Miss Dior EDP 2017 Edition

 

"If ever ‘love’ had a smell, this would be it."

 

Miss Dior EDP new 2017 release

"This particular rose scent has a ‘jamminess’ to it that is youthful but grown-up at the same time."

 

If ever ‘love’ had a smell, this would be it.
Miss Dior’s new top notes are of Grasse Rose & Turkish Damascus Rose. But we aren’t talking that heavy, dated rose scent reminiscent of dusty bars of soap found in gift sets in the 90s! Think modern, fresh, powdery, complex cotton candy. This rose has a ‘jamminess’ to it that is youthful but grown-up at the same time.

Citrus mid-notes of Blood Orange, Mandarin and Calabrian Bergamot give a lively lift. And then the base notes of Pink Peppercorn and Guyanese Rosewood (replacing the prior base of Patchouli)...

The Pink Peppercorn adds a faucet of surprising complexity and is better and more intense the more perfume you apply.

So my verdict –
This fragrance is lightly sweet, powdery, dry, uplifting and yet spicy. It’s not overly floral and has a moderate but buildable strength. It’s heavy and light at the same time. I could smell it on myself all day, and it’s suitable for either day or night.

If you like fragrances such as YSL’s ‘Black Opium’, Mac’s ‘Velvet Teddy’ or even Tom Ford’s ‘Noir’ – I think you might just love the new Miss Dior.

 

New Miss Dior perfume launch

The new Eau de Parfum is available now in 30ml, 50ml, 100ml and 150ml sizes. Prices start at £52.00 for the 30ml and increase to £130.00 for the 150ml. However, these prices are RRP and do not reflect promotional rates that some retailers may offer.

*The EDP and cookies were very kindly gifted by Dior Parfumes - to which I give thanks!

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6 Comments

  • 08 Jul 2018
  • Leanne Wasden

I have worn the 2012 version for several years and am super dissatisfied with the 2017 version. I miss the patchouli base note. Can you suggest anything else that may be similar to the 2012 scent?? Please?

Sophie Shohet

Hi Leanne, this seems to be a common (and very understandable) theme. Those who were avid wearers of the last iteration are not liking the changes and I don't blame you because it is so very different.

I myself didn't like the 2012, but I adore this - and THAT tells me how much it's changed! So I understand how annoying this must be. I cannot think of anything that is similar to the 2012 EDP right now, but if I do I'll let you know (equally, if you have found something please share it here for others to see) xxx

  • 04 Jul 2018
  • Victoria vizzuett

I was in love with the original miss Dior
One afternoon went as susual to buy my perfume to the surprise miss Dior was no longer my favorite perfume I was extremely disappointed now I’m
Using chanel and Louie to this
Day can’t find anything I love as much as I loved the old miss Dior

  • 23 Apr 2018
  • Marianne ayoub

Hi, i’ve been wearing the same perfume Miss Dior eau de parfum for almost 5 years! U bought one not knowing that theh changed it and i hate it!! I want my perfume back! Very diasapointed :(

  • 19 Apr 2018
  • E Fiore

Thank you for the information on the fragrance change. A fan of the previous Miss Dior, I was so disappointed to experience the new 2018 Miss Dior. I am trying desperately to locate lotions, cremes or soaps produced prior to the change . . .

  • 05 Mar 2018
  • Phyllis Addison

I had asked for and received Miss Dior as a gift as it was my favorite perfume and could tell from the minute I put it on something was wrong. I do not care for the new fragrance and am heartsick that I can’t get the original any longer. We returned it to the retailer to exchange it as I thought it was just a mistake made some way. I find out that it was an intentional change and I am so sad. Please revisit this decision, if at all possible.

Sophie Shohet

I understand your frustrations Phyllis, I myself didn't like the last iteration but I think the reason I like this one is because it's SO very different. So different in fact that I question why they didn't name it something new entirly and leave the original as it was.

xx

  • 19 Jan 2018
  • Nicola W

Hi Sophie! I bought this perfume after reading your review. I never liked the original as it was too strong and musty, but I absolutely adore this! I don't especially like florals, so that would have put me off initially. But you say that although it's a rose smell, it's somehow not floral. You are very right, it is such a nice scent. Thank you for such an honest review! xx

Sophie Shohet

I'm so glad you found this helpful Nicola, enjoy your perfume! xx

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