Okay . So if I’ve got this right, Miss Dior was created in 1947 and Miss Dior Cherie EDP in 2011 (The EDT in 2005). The people at Dior then saw fit to replace Miss Dior with Miss Dior Cherie, which smells totally different to Miss Dior. Just to really mess with us, they then decided to call Miss Dior Cherie plain old Miss Dior and then make another scent called Miss Dior Cherie. Please write in if I have this wrong.
Look here Dior, it’s not big and it’s not clever. You’re looking like a fickle glory hunting crowd pleaser. What’s going on? Well Miss Dior (1947) was full of lovely stuff like oakmoss and galbanum and bergamot, all of which makes me want to buy it right now. However, as we know, the fragrances of the Noughties are all about the candy, the caramel and the fruity floral. So what did Dior do? They sneaked in a fruity floral caramel scent, named it as their flagship, and pretended they’d been down with the kids all along.
But there’s poor Miss Dior Cherie in the corner quite overlooked in the midst of my perfume’n’ politics rant. What’s it like, this Miss Dior Cherie? Well it’s a pleasant bouquet of water colour roses with a bit of strawberry jam in the middle of it and a hint of caramel. It’s not too clumsily made though and is blended so seamlessly that it doesn’t offend. The bottle is gorgeous but I don’t want it because I don’t know if this is the new Miss Dior or if the new Miss Dior is something that smells like the old Miss Dior and… no, it’s too confusing. I’ll pass. !
PS Don’t EVEN get me started on the flankers
NOTE I must explain a rather embarrassing faux pas. Whilst I was on holiday last year, my dear friend Lisa Wordbird wrote a knockout article for this blog on Miss Dior (used to be Miss Dior Cherie, now Miss Dior) . Unfortunately I wrote and posted this article up above right here ^ before realising, and reading back, I see that Lisa and I are of the same view. However it’s worth reading her review as frankly, although we come to the same conclusion, hers is very funny and makes a good point: do you actually know anyone who buys the ancillary body lotion unless its in a gift pack? Nor me. Forgive me dear friend. Even I have been halfway through a review before realising I’ve already written one. Hazard of the job when you’re at 399 reviews! In fact, Lisa is going to be a guest here soon so I hope she forgives me or I’m stuffed.