Today I come to a Dior Privée fragrance, namely to Mitzah. Now one could ask oneself first of all, what this somewhat strange sounding name should be or mean, if one has never heard it before. Well... Mitzah, or more precisely Mitzah Bricard, was one of the most influential women in Christian Dior's life. She became his source of inspiration, so she was his muse who, among other things, was responsible for the fragrance "Miss Dior".
Well, and since Christian Dior thought a lot of this woman, he named one of the fragrances after her, which has also become a women's fragrance instead of being unisex like most of the fragrances in this series. Which is good, otherwise this fragrance would have been one of those fragrances I could have smelled when a salesman wanted to show me the Dior Privée fragrances. What would have been so bad about it, if I had sniffed at it, you wonder now?
Well,... he sprayed himself the most different smells from this row SELF on, and I should smell to him these smells times... and well,... I sniff so GAR NOT GERNE at other guys, aaaargh!!!
Quite different than when I can snoop around with you women... uh... well... :DD
And quite apart from that I want to try a fragrance also rather on myself :D
Anyway, I'll start with the fragrance description!
I smell resinous incense at the beginning, lots of patchouli, sweety-spicy notes that I think might come from labdanum and honey, and light roses.
A little later the fragrance becomes more spicy and also appears a little drier. There are still sweet notes of honey, now also a little cinnamon and still earthy patchouli. For me, the mentioned dryness looks a bit like straw flowers, at least a little. However, the dry note does not last that long, as the resinous notes soon radiate more strongly again and thus make the fragrance airier, but also softer.
Oh, yes, I haven't seen coriander yet. Of course I think it's all too good, but fans of this devil's weed might be disappointed easily :D
The sweetness of the fragrance later smells more and more like amber, because the sweetish fragrance loses a little of its spice and becomes "lighter", although the fragrance itself remains spicy, argh, that's a bit difficult to describe and I hope you understand what I mean. These spicy notes combine with the incense to create a great fragrance that smells super with the amber. And a pinch of roses. In my opinion, amber is the strongest scent in the later base, the spicy notes gradually fade away, but the resinous scents remain, so that the scent remains soft and somehow even creamy at the end.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is quite good, one (or actually woman!) is wrapped in a nice scent cloud and radiates the scent well, so that it can easily be sniffed at by many without having to get very close.
The shelf life is also very good, as the fragrance smells good from morning to evening. Twelve to fourteen hours is easy in there.
Oh, yeah, the bottle. My opinion about the flacons of this fragrance series is probably less liked by most of you. Of course, the flacons are incredibly high-quality, no question about it, but they are simply too purist for me... The flacons are simply cylindrical, which is okay. But especially the label, which is just white and shows the fragrance name without any frills and doesn't even have a frame or anything, seems ZU simple to me, almost as if the bottle was an oversized sample tube and you printed the fragrance name yourself and stuck it on... well... The lid is at least magnetic and shows the Dior logo on the upper side. So everything is still just so okay, but for me there are much more beautiful flacons, even under the exclusive fragrances of a brand (such as Armani!).
Soo, the scent has become quite nice. Well, actually more than quite nice, because especially later he smells great. At the beginning it is a bit too patchouli-heavy for me personally, but then it becomes softer, spicier-sweeter and smells really great.
It has something oriental-elegant about it, and in my opinion it is especially suitable for going out in the evening, preferably on cooler autumn days or in winter. It also has something mature about it (at least in the beginning), but without appearing old-fashioned. A test would be worthwhile in any case, but as I said, you would have to let the scent work for a little while before you judge it, as it smells much better later than it did at the beginning.
And try to spray the scent on yourself while trying it, otherwise you have to sniff like me at a strange salesman, who is very enthusiastic about the scents himself and who sprays them on constantly, so that the scents all mix, because they are layered... :DD
With that I am finished for today and wish you all a nice evening :)