Fresh blooms: The Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming

Fresh blooms: The Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming

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Text: Renée Batchelor

Dior releases its latest version of its enchanting Miss Dior range. And it's a brilliant bouquet featuring the extracts of two kinds of roses

Young, fresh, spirited and lively. It may be hard to recapture your youth, but perfumer-creator extraordinaire François Demachy manages to bottle these qualities in the newest incarnation of Miss Dior: Absolutely Blooming. He says, "Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming opens with a burst. The first fruity notes spring from the bottle, giving it a positive aspect. It's a composition for a joyful woman who loves life."

The opening notes include red fruit, raspberry, pomegranate and blackcurrant accord, Adding layers to the top notes is the spice of pink peppercorn. The real heart of the fragrance is the rose, using not one, but two different kinds of rose notes. There is 
Grasse rose absolute, that contributes the the honeyed and peppery notes that emanates from the rosa centifolia, as well as the more robust aroma of Damascena rose. These mingle together for a complex and harmonious floralcy. Other notes include peony, and a white musk base that ties the fragrance together while still maintaining its light, airy appeal. Like a glorious hand bouquet that instantly scents up a room, this new fragrance never loses its sense of freshness. 

$115-$236. At Dior counters from 1 August