Vintage Miss Dior by J Carles + P Vacher for DIOR 1947

Hi Posse, I can’t stop myself spritzing my Vintage Miss Dior. My current bottle is an Eau de Toilette and it is rapidly diminishing. Even from the very first moment that it swooshes out of the natural spray I am filled with deep swelling happiness. As soon as it’s on I smile and breathe in luxuriantly. Not sure if it smells so good because I love it to bits (I do) or if it’s got an added sparkle because this Vintage Miss Dior is decades old and will never be produced so perfectly ever again. Then I ask myself, “Does it really matter?” and I go back to smiling goofily and enjoying the lovely fragrant ride.

Vintage Miss Dior by DIOR

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Aldehydes, gardenia, galbanum, clary sage, bergamot
Heart: Carnation, iris, orris root, jasmine, neroli, lily-of-the-valley, rose, narcissus
Base: Labdanum, leather, sandalwood, amber, patchouli, oakmoss, vetiver

So this bottle had definitely been through the wars before it came to me. Basically the lid has been melted at some point and doesn’t go back on properly. The label has been dirtied so much that you need to find the exact right light or you can’t read it. Only 50ml but the juice inside is perfect. Pristine!

Personally I can’t pick the notes out of Vintage Miss Dior. Part of me worries that if I spend too much time doing that then the trick will be revealed and I will lose interest in its magical wafts. so lets just say that I can smell oakmoss and a bunch of gorgeousness that makes me smile.

miss-dior-amphora-fragrantica Vintage Miss Dior

Further reading: Now Smell This and I Scent You A Day
I got my bottle from a seller on one of the FaceBook pages
Surrender To Chance has a great selection of samples from the whole miss Dior range, old and new.

Do you have a favourite miss Dior incarnation? Which one and why?
Portia xxxx

 

 

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22 Comments
Grayspoole April 11, 2017

Hello Portia! I'm devoted to my vintage Miss Dior so I of course I loved reading this. And, yes, I also have my stockpile of vintage Miss Dior in different formulations, but my EDT in the houndstooth-era atomizer, just like yours, might be my favorite. Just the right combination of sillage, depth, and longevity. I wore Miss Dior yesterday. It always feels elegant and subtle, but with just the right amount of bossiness.

Ann April 9, 2017

Howdy, Portia! What a treat to read this (a little late, sorry)! But I can see how this makes you so blissfully happy. Enjoy every spritz of it and create some wonderful memories with it. P.S. I would die to have that gorgeous urn-shaped Dior bottle as I do adore classical themes of all stripes.

HeidiC April 6, 2017

I have a gorgeous little bottle of the '60s vintage Miss Dior, and I love it. LOVE. IT. The scent is so chic, with a subversive whiff of funk at its base. The current version is nowhere near it. I'm also a huge fan of vintage Diorella and Diorling -- I keep buying decants of the Diorling because I can never find a bottle of it online that I can afford or that doesn't seem suspicious.

Musette April 6, 2017

I have a vintage Miss Dior (and a more contemporary version) but I confess to it not being My Jam, preferring Diors ella & issimo. But that doesn't mean I don't appreciate its beauty - I do! Particularly the leetle vintage scrab I have. That bottle cap makes me giggle with delight! I totally get it, in the way that only a perfumista can! xoxoxoxoA

eldarwen22 April 6, 2017

I love the vintage Miss Dior and have quite a bit of it. I do have a decant of the current version and have to dig it out and try it again.

Ren April 6, 2017

I have a decant of the modern Miss Dior, and, while I enjoy that, as soon as I found out it's nothing like the original and how good the original is supposed to smell, I knew it won't be long before I get my hands on it. Do you happen to know if the Miss Dior Original extrait de parfum and/or the Miss Dior eau de toilette originale Dior is currently selling are true to the vintages?

Tara April 6, 2017

I ADORE my decant and vintage Miss Dior will forever remind me of you, Portia. I am already thinking about getting hold of a bottle.

solanace April 6, 2017

Very posh and no nonsense, as I remember it. My working class mom clearly got a lot of pleasure from her 'pied de poule' decorated bottle in the eighties, while sporting showerpads, colored scarpins matching the outfit and a big, fluffy hairdo. Hope you have lots of fun with your MD, as well. Happy to know the juice is fine, this bottle looks like it survived the end of Atlantis!

Michelle J Little April 6, 2017

Yes, I LOVE vintage Miss Dior! I got my little mini bottle of the pure perfume from someone on eBay. It's from the 50's or 60's and it is gorgeous. It has so much attitude!! I read that the vintage had a bunch of castoreum in it; but you're right, the whole is more than the sum of its parts. It's a masterpiece.