A Love Letter to Miss Dior.. (and a Fond Farewell)

24 May 2013

Every great love story starts with a memorable first date, and me n' Miss Dior (née Cherie) certainly had ours. After spotting this perfume in a magazine in early 2007, described with "notes of popcorn, wild strawberry and pink jasmine", I was intrigued. So, at the age of 15, this kinda thing sounded right up my street..

As I was due to get the ferry over to Calais that summer, I promised I'd track it down in duty-free. Lo and behold, it was sitting there waiting for me in bulk.. Years passed, and each birthday or Christmas I'd receive a new bottle (eau de toilette or eau de parfum). The one thing that sucked was that the formulation just never stayed the same. Those notes of popcorn and caramel sweetness that initially drew me in (grouped as 'gourmand' notes, i.e. scents of edible goods like cupcakes and chocolate!) grew more aged, sharp and homogeneous over the years.. (described now as "a sensual blend of Italian mandarin, Egyptian jasmine, and patchouli ... in a modern, fruity-floral fragrance").

In 2012, Dior changed the Miss Dior Cherie title to simply: Miss Dior. I think that was the catalyst for when my thoughts shifted. As much as I love - and will continue to love - Miss Dior, it just doesn't give me the same youthful excitement it used to when I spritzed it on. Their muse is a girl full of youth and romance, with an innate prettiness and elegance exuding. I loved that concept then, and I love it now. But really, like most teenage romances,  it's time to take off the rose-tinted specs and move on, as the both of us have grown up a lot!

So, now I'm starting the mammoth search to try and find my next favourite perfume. Bit of an X Factor quest, if y'like.. on the consideration hit-list so far: Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb, Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle (said to be similar to the original popcorny Miss Dior Cherie scent!), Estée Lauder's Bronze Goddess and Lush's Vanillary (as a base scent anyway).

Goodbye ol' faithful! Let's hope I don't go from one perfumery rebound to the next..

Anyone got any tips on a new spring perfume for me with a bit of caramel sweetness..?
Let me know in the comments below!



  1. i haven't got anything on the caramel front but what about a chloe perfume? my favourite at the minute is love, it feels a little more grown up than miss dior, also florabotanica is gorgeous! :)
    hope you're well?
    laura x


    1. Strangely, I'm actually wearing Florabotanica today! I'm tempted by a Chloe perfume, indecisive! But yea, a bit more grown up than Miss Dior sounds like a plan x

  2. Oh, I love this perfume...it's a shame they changed the name! I hadn't realised they did. My bottle of Miss Dior (Cherie) ran out a few months back, it lasted me well!
    If you find a perfume with a similar scent do let me know :) xx

    1. Yeah :( so annoying. It just isn't the same anymore. Will do! xx

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  4. I used to love this perfume when I was about 15 too after discovering it in a magazine sample. Haven't had any for years though, such a shame they changed it x


  5. Aww I'm sorry it's not working out for you and Miss Dior anymore, but I hope you'll find love with a new perfume soon!! I've always been tempted by Flower Bomb (partly because it's the coolest perfume bottle ever!) but at the moment I use Chanel Chance for daytime and a Lanvin perfume for night. Really want a new scent though! x


    1. I do love a bit of Flower Bomb.. can see it being my next scent! x

  6. The bottle alone makes me want to go out and buy this perfume lol

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    1. I know! It's so elegant and ladylike

  7. I recently bought Estee Lauder's Limited Edition Bronze Goddess, both the oil and the perfume and have now got other people in my work buying it! I am always getting complimented when I wear it too. I similarly, used to LOVE Miss Dior Cherie when it first came out and noticed it changed over the years. I find it such a shame as it was a beautiful scent! Hopefully one day they will bring it back.



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