Miss Dior Review

It’s the first Saturday of the month, which means it’s Sniff ‘n’ Speak day at Basenotes. March is the month of the Chypre, and Miss Dior is an absolute classic of the genre.

missdiorShe opens with a simultaneously sharp and bitter floral note, as well as something boozy, reminiscent of bay rum to me. It’s loud, but in no way harsh. But whats surprising about Miss Dior is that it comes across as more unisex to me, maybe not so much of the “Miss”.
The heart is powdery, warm, ambery Labdanum with the Oakmoss playing a huge role, with it’s ‘fairytale’ smoky quality. The florals feel scorched and burned, but also dried out and similar to a pot pourri. None of the floral notes are particularly prominent.
The drydown is dry smoky Oakmoss and green Patchouli, with a soft Leather and Vanilla in the background, as well as a downright dirty and almost fecal Jasmine. It’s difficult to imagine this on a “Miss” though, she’d probably be buying “Miss Dior Cherie”.

Top: Gardenia, Galbanum, Bergamot, Clary Sage
Middle: Jasmine, Narcissus, Neroli, Rose
Base: Patchouli, Oakmoss, Labdanum, Sandalwood

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