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.
"Whenever a signature fragrance is revisited or altered, there is normally always a split in opinion."
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.
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.
"If ever ‘love’ had a smell, this would be it."
"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.
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!