Dior Miss Dior and I, we go way back (note: Dior recently changed the name back to Miss Dior, instead of the previous version of Miss Dior Chérie). I am not going to pretend this is a perfume “review,” because my nose really is not good enough to detect all the different notes in a perfume. The only things I can tell about a perfume is a) whether I like it and b) whether it smells like “me” or it makes me smell like someone else. Therefore, I am just going to tell you how the story started, and at the end one lucky reader will get the chance to win a bottle of the latest addition to the Miss Dior family, Miss Dior Eau Fraîche.
I met Miss Dior Eau de Parfum in a duty-free shop in 2009. I instantly fell in love and bought a bottle. It’s sweet, clean-smelling yet sexy. Despite the fact that I dislike jasmine as a principle and I do detect a hint of it, it is not artificial at all and is well-blended and presented in this perfume. It is sweet enough to be pleasant yet possesses an edge that makes you feel smart and sharp. I am not usually a big fan of bows, but I like the elegant bottle and the pattern on the bottom.
This is me around the time I got the bottle of Miss Dior Eau de Parfum (after my first year in Belgium), the empty bottle you see in the picture.
After I finished the bottle about a year later, I still loved it a lot but felt like experimenting with something new. I held on to the empty bottle because I loved it so much (it even survived my move last year), but for a while I was wearing Givenchy Very Irresistible Sensual Eau de Parfum. That’s around the time I met Dr. D.
We met in Dutch class. Apparently the first time I walked in the classroom (20 minutes late, all fussy and annoyed. Have I talked about my punctuality problem here yet?) I caught his attention. It took him two weeks to gather enough courage to talk to me, but he had me at hello. We started going to classical music concerts, Christmas market, and took up a dance lesson together. It stayed very tentative for a while. When he presented me with the first present, I couldn’t believe it was a bottle of Miss Dior Eau de Toilette. He had no idea I owned the EDP before meeting him, but he was sniffing different perfumes and really liked this one. That’s the half-empty bottle you see in the middle.
This is me around the time we met.
Perhaps that’s why I have always associated Miss Dior with spring romance. I was 26, and life had almost never looked brighter. I was learning new things, surrounded by dear friends, and finding love.
It’s been a year and a half since we first met, and life has taken many twists and turns. The bottle of Eau de Toilette remains the last part of my morning routine, and Dr. D remains the person I want to go home to at the end of each day, be it exciting or dreary.
Now I have dragged you through my little story (I hope I didn’t bore you), here is the Belgian part of my giveaway (fear not, international ladies, because the international giveaway is coming up in a few hours)! You could win a 50ml bottle of the latest addition to the Miss Dior family, namely Miss Dior Eau Fraîche (it retails for around 71 euros)! I have smelled it, and it starts out being very fresh and citrus-y, but dries down to a very feminine scent of gardenia and patchouli. It would be a perfect scent for the season!
To participate in the giveaway, you must:
1. Have a Belgian address.
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2. Follow me with Bloglovin’ or via E-mail (you can find the button on the right). Like this post if you choose to follow via Bloglovin’.
3. Leave a comment here with your e-mail address.
That’s really it, but for bonus entries, you can:
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The giveaway runs till 12AM of May 6th. The winner will be randomly selected (with Random.org) and notified by e-mail. Please write me back within 48 hours, otherwise I will have to pick another winner.
That’s it! Good luck everyone! Keep your eyes peeled for the international giveaway that’s coming up in a few hours!
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx
Disclosure: the giveaway prize is kindly sponsored by Dior.