Feminine and Radiant in a straplessn dress embroidered with thousands of flowers designed by Raf Simons, Natalie Portman reveals a new facette of Miss Dior, Le Parfum. The reinterpretation of the iconic Miss Dior dress imagined by Christian Dior 1949, Natalie Portman is a flower-woman in bloom, an eternal Miss Dior. Discover her in the fragrance's new campaign and don't miss the 'Miss Dior' Exhibition from 13th November until 25th November, 2013, Grand Palais, Paris.
Miss Dior is a green chypre, the world's first. It was the very first Dior fragrance launched by Christian Dior himself on 12th February 1947, the day the couturier also presented the New Look. Its construction was unique, a masterful balancing act of notes: the citric from a citrus fruit, the floral drawn straight from the garden, and then the woody notes of patchouli and oak moss.
Thus, the citrus is expressed by a neroli (in the Eau de Toilette), a Sicilian mandarin (Eau de Parfum and the Parfum) or a Calabrian bergamot (Eau Fraîche); then jasmine, ylang-ylang and rose alternately form the fragrance's floral bouquet; with oak moss, sandalwood, vetiver or patchouli writing the woody notes.
"When Miss Dior was created in 1947, it was a perfume unlike any other. The green chypre was known at the time, but no one had succeeded in developing the green note in the chypre in a way that produced an harmonious result. Miss Dior is a highly codified succession of materials that in themselves have nothing in common. But it's when these materials are mixed together that the fabled Miss Dior harmony is formed, the one that every woman recognizes," explains François Demachy, Dior's perfumer-creator. Miss Dior is a family and its various accords depend on the compositions, on the different raw materials with which they're made.
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