The luminous couture bottle has prime position on my mantelpiece. Elegant, romantic, an absolute classic; Miss Dior is a perfume I coveted for ages before finally making it my own. Miss Dior is one of my favourites.

Come on a journey with Miss Dior as ‘she’ searches for an intense love, spontaneity, freedom and seduction.

Launched in September 2012, the fragrance is the latest addition to the Miss Dior collection. Inspired by romance, Eau De Parfum is for an ‘elegant and spirited young woman in love’.

The legendary Original Miss Dior was launched by Christian Dior in 1947 as his first couture collection was released. Dior created the concept of Couture perfume and established Miss Dior as an icon of the fashion house.

“I wanted to bring something precious and luminous to the composition of Miss Dior Le Parfum. Like an oriental jewellery set or the reflections of shimmering fabric.”» FRANÇOIS DEMACHY

Described as an “audacious chypre”, a sophisticated muskiness lingers when wearing Miss Dior. Appealing to a youthful woman, the fragrance carries a citrusy freshness with notes of mandarin essence and jasmine. The notes of patchouli essence ensure the fragrance is at once modern and elegant.

“Le Parfum densifies its floral notes to the extreme.”


Le Parfum is more concentrated than previous Miss Dior perfumes, highlighting its leather notes. To convey notions of romance, sweet vanilla is prominent and topped with fruity notes of Mandarin and floral accords of Turkish and Bulgarian rose. Francois Demachy chose to emphasise the oriental aspect of this new addition for a stronger sense of sophistication, making the perfume more mysterious than earlier interpretations.

The glass bottle encasing the fragrance is simply stunning. Marked with the signature hound’s tooth pattern and textured metallic bow, Miss Dior remains timeless. Perfume by Dior is the fashion house’s “finishing touch” for elegance and absolute luxury.

Natalie Portman is the face of Miss Dior, possessing a naturally playful elegance perfectly capturing the essence of the fragrance. Past campaigns used Riley Keough, granddaughter of Elvis Presley.

So will you be similarly entranced by Miss Dior’s sensuality and accept its invitation to “an evening of seduction?” I sent my RSVP long ago to enjoy the intense femininity of the stunning perfume.

A cult classic, Miss Dior remains a longstanding favourite.

Available from David Jones and Myer; 40 ml $130.

Images courtesy of Dior


About The Author

A Melbourne city girl through and through, Olivia is a Communications student at RMIT. After dreaming of crossing international waters her entire life, she has spent the last six months studying in Leeds, England. As cliched as it is, she believes travel really is the only thing that makes you richer and intends to spend the rest of her life exploring and discovering the world. A lover of the arts, good food and quality wine she realises the importance of being an enthusiast in life. Because honestly, lukewarm is no good for anything. Twitter: @oliviawindsor Blog: