It is getting warmer where I live, and I realize there was just a sudden freak snow storm in the US a couple of weeks back, but summer is surely not far away now. And I find myself continuing to reach for lighter, fresher fragrances day after day. I have been a fan of Miss Dior Eau de Parfum for many years now, but never really explored the full range until recently. And I would like to rectify that, starting with Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet & Miss Dior Hair Mist.
Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet was initially launched in 2008 specially for the Asian market. It was later released globally, and the bottle was redesigned last year to feature a chrome bow on the cap (a touch that I absolutely adore!). Blooming Bouquet is the perfect springtime floral musk perfume, light-hearted, fresh and easy to love. It starts out with a slight fruity burst of apricot and peach, just the right amount to grab your attention, but nothing overly tart nor fruity. It integrates well with the Blooming Bouquet’s floral heart, which despite its name, is not an ostentatious bouquet. Peony has been used here in honor of Asia, and beautiful as that flower is, it does not bear a strong scent. So, it is strengthened by just a hint of damask rose, and white musk in the base.
There is a soft sweetness to Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet, and I am very happy to note a lack of fruitiness that tends to plaque such “fresh” fragrances. The overall effect is a very easy to love, everyday wearable scent that manages to be rather youthful yet elegant at the same time. I only wish that it lasts much longer on me, because it dissipates within minutes of application, and I feel like I need to douse myself liberally to be able to enjoy this for any meaningful time.
Dior recently completed the Miss Dior family with the Hair Mist. It shares the same characteristics as other Miss Dior fragrances – citrus top note, floral heart, white musk base. However, it still manages to be distinctly unique with the use of bergamot, Egyptian jasmine grandiflorum, rose, musk and Indonesian patchouli.
Scenting the hair is a very old tradition that is coming back in fashion. It is another avenue for fragrance layering, and can be a very sensual and intimate gesture. Miss Dior Hair Mist comes in a sleek palm-sized bottle that is handy for carrying around in the purse to refresh throughout the day. I especially like spritzing this on after work, before heading out for dinner. It makes me feel re-invigorated somewhat, ready for what the evening may bring.
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This post featured products that were provided to me for my consideration by Dior Singapore. Regardless, the views expressed here are my own honest, unbiased opinions.