Miss Dior 1947Eau de Toilette

Version from 1947
Miss Dior (1947) (Eau de Toilette) by Dior
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Miss Dior (1947) (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Dior for women and was released in 1947. The scent is chypre-floral. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGalbanum, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Rose, Gardenia
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, Ambergris, Sandalwood, Patchouli

Ratings

Scent

8.7 (97 Ratings)

Longevity

8.0 (70 Ratings)

Sillage

7.6 (74 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (88 Ratings)
Submitted by MiaTrost, last update on 22.10.2020.

Interesting Facts

In 1992, Miss Dior was reformulated and relaunched.
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Top Review    55  
From the shine..
Christian Dior founded his fashion house in October 1946 and presented his first collection on 12 February 1947, which immediately made him famous. The success can be called historical today; Dior has since been considered the inventor of the "New Look". What many people are less aware of is that Dior, as soon as it founded its fashion house, felt the desire to register its "Société des Parfums Christian Dior". It was registered as early as March 1947.
The clever Christian Dior considered perfume to be indispensable for a fashion house and commissioned perfumer Paul Vacher to develop a first fragrance.
One source of inspiration for" Miss Dior " was in Grasse, where Dior had close relatives.
Paul Vacher combined roses, jasmine and gardenias from Grasse with galbanum from Persia and contrasted them with a strong portion of oakmoss and labdanum.
For the presentation of the Dior collection, the entire fashion house on Avenue Montaigne was decorated with flowers and "Miss Dior" was sprayed.
In the post-war period the green chypre chord of "Miss Dior" was a real speciality. The aldehydes used in the composition and the green tones on a slightly animalistic basis were new in this combination and so completely different from the powdery, heavy perfumes that were popular at that time.
Paul Vacher had already made a name for himself with "Le Galion" (founded 1936). Dior and Vacher knew the style-defining perfume "Chypre" by Coty from 1917 and were both enthusiastic about the composition. That's why they created a modern Chypre, younger and fresher than its idol through galbanum and gardenia, a perfume for women who had regained their freedom.
The green chypre became the olfactory reflection of the New Look: houndstooth, narrow waist, grey and white, swinging, wide skirts. Both the perfume and the silhouette of the diorama were unmistakable, immediately recognizable.
Dior left nothing to chance.
Always fascinated by antiquity, he chose the amphora as the form for "Miss Dior", but he was not the first fashion designer to be enthusiastic about this classic form (see Lucien Lelong 1936 or "Femme" by Rochas 1943).
The amphora is reminiscent of the shapes of the female body, which the couturier knew how to dress in such a flattering way.
The name "Miss Dior" also symbolises femininity. It was chosen as a tribute from Christian Dior to his sister Catherine, who was a German prisoner of war and opened a flower shop in Grasse after the war.
In an interview in 1955 Dior said about his first perfume :
"Like alchemists, we searched for the Stone of Wisdom... and then Miss Dior was born. The perfume was inspired by evenings in Provence, where fireflies are in the sky and where green jasmine plays the counterpart to the melody of night and earth. Because, you know, for a perfume to remain, it must first have lived for a long time in the hearts of those who invented it. "( my translation from French).

And " Miss Dior " today?
It exists as Eau de Toilette under the name " L'Originale" and I still find the fragrance (although carefully reformulated) perfect and beautiful!
Experiences of beauty are a gift. Only where a perfume is beautiful and not just functional can I feel good. By experiencing a fragrance like "Miss Dior"
experiences of beauty could implant themselves in my soul.
In the world of perfume there is always beauty to discover. Whoever moves from mere consumption to conscious smelling and feeling can experience a deep dimension that nourishes the soul, true to Hilde Domin's motto: "We eat the bread, but we live by the shine"
Merci, Christian Dior !

More about Dior and its perfumes :
Christian Dior : Esprit de Parfums
Musée International de la Parfumerie Grasse
Edition Silvana Éditoriale
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Alex1984

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Ode to love!
Miss Dior - 1950’s edt splash reviewed.

Miss Dior was born shortly after WW2, in a moment of devastation, shortages and despair. While the world was slowly picking itself up, Christian Dior launched the famous New Look Collection in a move of joyous optimism, to allow women to feel beautiful, strong, desired and independent. Miss Dior was the perfect first fragrance, an accessory more easily obtained than the more expensive haute couture. A fragrance full of joy, freshness, joie de vivre.

The original incarnation is a beautifully elegant floral chypre, redolent of galbanum, aldehydes, white flowers, oakmoss and hidden animalic notes that lend a gorgeous parfum fourrure feel.
The opening absolutely sings. Overcast dove grey skies, but not melancholic. Early spring. Fizzy aldehydes, galbanum, styrallyl acetate for the Gardenia rendition. A young fresh feel for all women, all ages. The scent of optimism.
The heart starts to get a little darker. Among the flowers, rose, good luck lily of The Valley, Iris, carnation...voluptuous and spicy, with the discreet powderiness of Iris, to cast a veil of sensual femininity. At once, it smells expensive, debutant but mature; while the flowers and green notes denote elegance and good taste, a perfect first perfume for a young lady, there are hidden secrets ahead, making it perfect for a woman that is fierce willed and strong. Leather, buttery sandalwood, civet, most likely ambergris, costus root, nitromusks...notes that don’t scream but instead envelop the fragrance in a bouquet of luxury and naughtiness; silk underwear under a perfectly tailored suit. The desire to be loved, longed for, without being vulgar. The warmth that emanates from the skin is glorious. Hard to pinpoint notes, it simply sings. A masterpiece.

Under the guidance of Christian, Paul Vacher and Jean Carles created one of the most beautiful fragrances of the era, and one of the most memorable masterpieces of the last century. As if the green floralcy of Ma Griffe and the sexual potency of Tabu had a baby, Miss Dior had the pedigree of the house that saw her to life.
Elegant, sensual, powerful. The original has a wonderful tenacity on skin, and a potent sillage that becomes more languid as the day progresses. Easily worn by men, Miss Dior is simply put, an ode to joy and love and life.

Not to be confused with anything bearing the name today; Miss Dior remained integral up until the late 80’s/early 90’s. Ages well, if you find intact bottles on eBay, they are a good investment. What is currently sold by that name is nothing but a sad joke.
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EauMySoul

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EauMySoul
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Miss Dior: The vintage original
Miss Dior is spectacular, it's magical, it's timeless....it is absolute fragrance perfection. For me at least. It is the epitome of all that I love about fragrance.

There is something about it that feels so well thought out, so perfected, and it doesn't even matter what vintage form you get it in. You could choose one blind folded and it's gonna be good. I have multiple forms from different time periods and I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite. I have EDT, EDP, cologne and extrait. Most of my Miss Dior is vintage but I also have Originale EDT which is very well done and smells like "Miss Dior" and I also have the Originale extrait, which is possibly the best current powdery green chypre on earth and it doesn't even have oakmoss. It smells vintage and like true Miss Dior only astonishingly potent. I have the vintage parfum also and I'm telling you, the new extrait is phenomenal. That said, there is something about the vintage cologne that is truly special. There is a softness to it yet a touch of masculinity and the fighting yin and yang of the two leaves me nearly speechless with delight.

I hate to go on and on and hype this like it's the perfume version of the Hope Diamond but it sort of is. If you like old school style, if you like powder, if you like chypre, if you like PERFUME period and haven't tried this yet it is almost an abomination.
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Isabelle1

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Lucky
I was lucky to found a 10 ml miniature of this vintage....first I thought it had turned, so strong, but after 30 minutes a very beautiful smell on my skin...gonna hunt for this vintage. This is good juice

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DorothyGraceDorothyGrace 5 years ago
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My Miss Dior was from the 1970s and came in the houdstooth bottle as shown above. Such a lovely oakmoss fragrance (gone but not forgotten).

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