So I went to the cinemas for the first time in a while to watch IT (this was at the end of September), and I saw the Dior ad with Natalie Portman. All was well until the last line in the ad: “Miss Dior, the new eau de parfum, Dior”.
My reaction: HOLY SHIT, WHAT!??
In the words of Kathleenlights, there are two types of people in this world. One is a person who wear just one, signature scent all the time and then there are those who collect perfume or alternate between different perfumes.
I am the former, and once I have found something I love, something that I’ve sort of regarded as my signature/my usual, it’s hard for me to change. I hate change.
Miss Dior (the old version) is the first perfume I bought for myself, the first scent that I feel is “me”. To me it smells strong but not overwhelming, a bit sweet with the floral notes and feels like a confident, classy modern young woman scent. I felt that it suits me perfectly as I can get easily nauseated by scents that are too strong, too sweet, too sexy, etc and Miss Dior (2012) strikes the perfect balance for me.
I first bought it in 2014 when I was in London and have been using the same 100ml bottle up until today. The scent has changed a bit since I have put it under the hot sun before, but I still love how it smells. It lasts a really long time on me as well, I never need to retouch my perfume. Only one to two spritzes are enough. Plus my Soap & Glory soap complements the scent well.
And so I was utterly disappointed when I heard Dior reformulated the Miss Dior EDP and the scent is completely different. I searched high and low for the old one but it was discontinued right after the new one was launched!!
A stroke of good luck came when I was at the airport leaving for Sydney, and I stopped by Eraman. The 2012 Miss Dior EDP was still available!!! I immediately bought one since there was a 10% discount. Should’ve waited because my sister, who works with Malaysia Airports, can get a staff discount of 20%!! Darn. I thought the staff discount was only 10% so it would be the same if I bought it later since that was the last day of sale. Oh well. Later I had her buy me a backup for my backup.
I’m glad I have at least a decade’s supply of my signature scent. I hope by the time this runs out, I’d have found another signature scent…
Here’s the list of notes for this perfume on Fragrantica.
And here’s a review of its scent, which describes it as fragrance as a woman who’s “very sophisticated, very mature for her age; somebody who conveys themselves with professionalism”. Even though I’m not all this lol but I want to identify myself with these qualities, at least.
And I agree with this review that this scent is suitable for a wide variety of scenarios, be it a work event, a day outing and even a night/evening date. I love it. I hope Dior will bring this back one day (hopefully before mine runs out).