|Miss Dior “Le Parfum”|
A few weeks ago I was in Nordstrom on my red lipstick quest, flitting about from cosmetic counter to cosmetic counter. I was standing at the Dior counter waiting for the Sales Associate to sanitize a tester for me to try when I remembered I hadn’t applied any fragrance that day, so decided to help myself to a spritz. I thought what I’d picked up was the Miss Dior Eau de Parfum,* which is a nice light scent for day, but when I sprayed, my immediate reaction was, within the span of a nanosecond: “hey-that’s-not-the-Miss-Dior-I-know-OMG-WHAT-IS-THAT-I-LOVE-IT!”
When it comes to fragrance, I’m an uneducated nose. Ask me about sillage or flankers and you’ll get nothing but a blank stare in return. But I know what I like. What I pick up in this one is amber, vanilla, patchouli, rose and some other stuff I can’t identify. This is an old-fashioned fragrance in the best sense of the word. Not “old-fashioned” like a fusty aunt, but like that woman you knew who was always so well put-together, could order off the French menu and mix a proper drink, knew Klée from Kandinsky, and yet would kick off her shoes to wiggle her toes in the grass on the first warm spring day. Polished, worldly and elegant without taking oneself too seriously.
And men seem to like this fragrance. I’ve received two random compliments in the last week. It seems to last quite a while (which can be a blessing or a curse, but in this case it’s the former).
If you’d like to read reviews from those whose knowledge of les parfums is far greater than mine, try these:
Have you tried this one or discovered any fabulous new fragrances lately?
*I’ll admit I find Dior’s fragrance naming conventions irritating and probably confusing. There are several(?) fragrances out right now with some variation of the “Miss Dior” moniker, none of which seem more than vaguely related scent-wise.
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