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A beauty editor selected 5 most iconic Dior perfumes

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Are you looking for the most iconic Dior perfumes? We have narrowed down our top picks from House of Dior’s elegant and sophisticated fragrances. These fragrances are made from the best ingredients and last a long time.

The House of Dior was founded in 1946 and its first venture into fragrances was Miss Dior. This fragrance, which is a green, chypre scent was created to “leave an indelible trail of desire in a women’s path”. It is still a classic but the French Maison has launched many other top-selling perfumes for women including Dior Addict, and Dior Adore.

Christian Dior has a special interest in floral perfumes and many of his perfumes include a bouquet of flowers. Here are some of our favorite fragrances. We also included other less well-known options that highlight ingredients such as vanilla and sea salt. Take a look at the selections, and then take a moment to smell it in person. It may be your new signature scent.


The best overall Dior perfume

  • Style: Fresh flowers
  • Notes: peony, lily-of-the-valley, apricot, rose, musk, sandalwood

There were two Dior fragrances that were competing for the number one spot: Dior J’Adore and Miss Dior EDP. These are timeless classics with distinctive perfume notes. We would be happy to crown them both as the #1 Dior fragrance. If we had to choose between them, the Miss Dior EDP is the better choice. The fresh and floral scent exudes femininity and is characterized by a delicate bouquet of rose perfume, fresh-cut lily-of the-valley, powdery Iris, and an apricot-tinged Peony accord. Comforting musks, sweet vanilla, and creamy sandalwood make a lasting impression at the base.

It is housed in the iconic bottle with Miss Dior bow and reminds us of our teens, when we first explored the world of ‘adult fragrances’. This scent is sweet without being too sweet. It quickly became a favorite. It’s Miss Dior EDP’s latest version that has us captivated. This sophisticated floral take is less sweetened and more vibrant, leaving soft musk behind.

The best Dior perfumes

  • Style: Fruity, floral
  • Notes: Damask rose, sambac jasmine and ylang-ylang

Dior J’Adore remains a beloved fragrance and is still a top-seller for the brand. It has been around for more than 20 years. You’ll see why after just one sniff. The carnal blend was launched in 1999 as a tribute to Christian Dior’s love of florals. It features different flowers from all over the globe. You will find Damascus and ylang-ylang roses from Turkey, Indian jasmine, and jasmine grandiflorum in Grasse, France’s finest fragrance mecca. These blooms combine to create a luxurious, modern scent that is both classy and sophisticated.

Although this scent was too complex for our teenage senses, it became a popular choice as we grew older. We can now appreciate the white floral musky blend with refreshing fruits like peach, pear and bergamot. It is sharp, sweet, and delicate at the same moment. This scent will make you feel well-dressed and polished. This is the perfect summer scent. We can picture you spraying it onto a white linen shirt and pairing it with tailored shorts. It’s so chic!

The best Dior evening perfume

  • Style: amber floral
  • Notes: Mandarin leaf, orange blossom and jasmine absolute.

Dior Addict EDP is addictive by nature and addictive by name. It’s an intoxicating, seductive scent that will keep you coming back for more. This fragrance is not for the faint-hearted. Its lingering blends of floral jasmine, creamy bourbon vanilla, and fresh mandarin leaves are not for everyone. This Dior perfume is one of the best that lasts from dawn to dusk.

Addict is bold, confident, comforting and nostalgic. We love to wear it while dancing. Truth be told, we used it a lot while dancing in our twenties. It’s not a scent that’s only for this age group, but we would probably reserve it for parties or cocktails. We describe this scent as warm, comforting and sweet. The stars of the show are vanilla, sandalwood, and spice.

Best vanilla Dior perfume

  • Style: amber vanilla
  • Notes: orange, pink pepper, lemon, rum, cacao, cardamon, bourbon vanilla, sandalwood, patchouli

Are you looking for the best vanilla perfumes? This gourmand fragrance by Dior will make your nose tingle. This fragrance is inspired by Christian Dior’s favourite pastry, the Diorama Gourmand. It smells delicious enough to eat. The luxurious Madagascan vanilla, rich chocolate and boozy Rum blend make this scent creamy and comforting. You can smell the dessert this fragrance is inspired by. Flaky pastry, dark chocolate and soft vanilla with a slice of orange are just a few of the ingredients. D.i.v.i.n.e.

While many vanilla perfumes fall into the sweet, sugary category, conjuring up the smell of freshly baked cookies and cream, this vanilla perfume is much more refined. It is rich and not sweet. The scent develops on the skin, with a woody, spicy dry down. This one is a must-have for special occasions like birthdays and weddings. You will receive many compliments on how it smells.

The best Dior perfumes for summer

  • Style: Woody floral

Although it may sound cliché, this is really summer bottled one. This scent was inspired by Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, a luxurious and glamorous hotel in the Mediterranean. It is meant to bring back the hotel’s rich atmosphere and beautiful setting with views of white clifftops. Francois Demachy, Dior’s perfumer, used sea salt and minerals to create an aquatic fragrance.

It will develop on your skin and you will notice a sun lotion smell. This is due to jasmine, coconut and other essential oils. The hotel’s gardens are reflected in the dry down, which is green and a bit herbaceous. It’s a sophisticated, elegant scent that is both chic and sunny. It instantly transports us to Cote D’Azur every time we spray it on. Just close your eyes and inhale the scent. Imagine basking in the sun on the cliffs while listening to the sounds below. Heaven!

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