Excerpt: The design house Christian Dior launches on the market its new fragrance Miss Dior Le Parfum in September 2012. The line of the brand, known until now by the name of Miss Dior Cherie, now simply is called Miss Dior.
Excerpt: Who is Miss Dior ? She is half Anna Karenina , half Brett Ashley . Created for Christian Dior Parfums , Miss Dior appears to be lady-like and soigné, and yet it hints at the worn darkness of leather saddles and the smoke of slender cigarettes. Although one can enjoy Miss Dior for what it is—a gorgeous classical chypre with a unique green freshness, I find that understanding its context heightens my appreciation for its heartbreaking beauty.
Excerpt: Miss Dior was released by Christian Dior in 1947, shortly after the success of his groundbreaking "New Look" collection. It was Dior's first perfume, and was created by either Paul Vacher or Jean Carles (or possibly both), under the direction of Dior's childhood friend Serge Heftler-Louiche.