Miss Dior 1947 Eau de Toilette

Version from 1947
Miss Dior (1947) (Eau de Toilette) by Dior
Bottle Design Guerry Colas
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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 NotesGalbanumGalbanum
BergamotBergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmineJasmine
RoseRose
GardeniaGardenia
Base Notes Base NotesOakmossOakmoss
AmbergrisAmbergris
SandalwoodSandalwood
PatchouliPatchouli

Ratings

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8.7104 Ratings

Longevity

8.076 Ratings

Sillage

7.680 Ratings

Bottle

7.994 Ratings
Submitted by MiaTrost, last update on 17.06.2021.

Interesting Facts

In 1992, Miss Dior was reformulated and relaunched.
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Serenissima
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Serenissima
Serenissima
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dedicated to the sister
"Miss Dior!" exclaimed Mitzah Bricard delightedly as Catherine Dior entered the room.
She was sitting with her brother Christian in the latter's salon, and both were once again considering the name to be given to the first fragrance of the newly founded "Maison Christian Dior".
Christian, always a bit indecisive, liked to rely on the advice of his friends and so this exclamation "Miss Dior" of the always very spontaneous friend Mitzah, is said to have finally been the solution to the riddle.
"Miss Dior!"
Christian Dior was overjoyed to have his sister back with him after the years of imprisonment in the camps; also somewhat disappointed that she wanted to build her own life outside of his newly founded company.
Financially he could support her, but family man that he was, he wanted more:
At the very least, he wanted to create a fragrant memorial to his beloved sister with his first perfume.

He did even more: on the occasion of his own first fashion show on February 12, 1947, he had "Miss Dior" sprayed throughout the house on Avenue Montaigne. From the top of the stairs (where the seamstresses' rooms were located) down to the "show rooms," "Miss Dior" filled the air.
The warmth of the many people scurrying around did its part: "Miss Dior" blossomed into full scented beauty!
The journalist Carmel Snow, notorious as editor-in-chief of the US fashion magazine "Harper's Bazaar", who of course was not to be missed at the opening show, was also deeply impressed when she entered the house.
Not only the "New Look" presented there, also "Miss Dior" began on this day the triumphal procession around the world.

Through the wife of my first boss, who was employed in a well-known perfumery of West Berlin, I also got a flacon "Miss Dior" Eau de Toilette as a gift.
She was a smart woman and knew that this light fragrance variant is much more appropriate for a young woman of 21 than anything heavy and she knew my then already existing preference for the fragrance world of Christian Dior.
I love those oval flacons with the houndstooth band and am still very annoyed with myself that they went missing. Probably the old originals disappeared during the apartment clearance of my Mutti, where I had left some behind.
Also the miniature editions of all the early fragrances in this presentation can no longer be found.
Too bad, but not to change!
Why, on the other hand, I kept diary-like notes that are now a great help to me as I write remains a mystery.
But that's a good thing, and helps me to authenticity; where scent memory is now fading a bit after all.

So I young woman owned one of the most beautiful fragrances from the Christian Dior fragrance world.
He left the creation to friends - as was often the case with him; with Serge Heftler-Louiche, who had worked at Coty at the time, he later founded his first perfume company.

"Miss Dior" was a return to opulence after the war years, a firework of fragrances.
That was the way the "maître" wanted it.
Many beauties of the fragrance world were combined in this Eau de Toilette; much lighter, but no less fragrant than the "big perfume sisters".
Already alone the top note is a pure joy.
The fresh and spicy scents of bergamot and clary sage alternate with the resinous charm of galbanum. Even the picture-perfect gardenia lets itself look briefly.
Of course, the radiant, dancing aldehydes can not be missing. What would be a fragrance creature of this time without aldehydes?
A beautiful bouquet, tied from noble white-blossoming sinful-heavy jasmine, lavishly fragrant roses and noble gardenia forms the top note.
Of course, Diors beloved lily of the valley was also included; that may not be missing of course.
The classic chypre base fragrances also closes "Miss Dior" Eau de Toilette impressively.
Here they are again: rich, slightly scratchy oakmoss (not "Everybody's Darling"), sandalwood and patchouli in their lush slightly earthy beauty.
The "I" icing on the cake formed - how could it be otherwise? - a beautiful amber fireworks!
Just as Christian Dior wished it: women should shine again!

"Miss Dior" is one of those beautiful green chypre fragrances that never goes out of style or is forgotten. Or only temporarily, like it did for me back in the day!
I wore this fragrance beauty at a young age with pride, but also great self-consciousness. What extraordinary (Christian Dior) fragrances accompanied me, I was not aware of:
I smelled good and not everyday - that was enough for me vain little girl!
Only very late (but fortunately not too late) I learned to appreciate their value and wish I had been more careful with them. Then I would have, besides my diary notes, in which Christian Dior perfumes play a role, still small "fragrance samples".
Because I'm sure these fragrances will retain their charm and beauty for many decades, even if the empty flacons are locked away somewhere gathering dust.

"Miss Dior" as an eau de toilette was so beautiful that I later bought it as "Miss Dior Eau de Toilette Originale" to have at least a reminder of what I owned and yet treated quite carelessly.

One thing is certain in the meantime: Christian's sister Catherine Dior lives on in "Miss Dior" in many and younger fragrance variations; she will not be forgotten!
For her original fragrance was created by master hands and love
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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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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 6 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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