The New Look femininity often inspires me. I wanted to compose a perfume in which rose and jasmine unfurled, like a skirt with an outrageous quantity of fabric and a narrow, slender waist. Heady Tuberose fully expresses this whirling vivacity.
New Look 1947 fragrance notes
- tuberose, ylang ylang, iris, Damask rose, Sambac jasmine, peony, vanilla, benzoin
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New Look 1947 7.5ml EDP Mini Splash by Christian DiorUSD 42.00
New Look 1947 7.5ml EDP Mini Splash by Christian DiorUSD 46.50
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This sleek scent is gorgeous and elegant, but in a very approachable and disarming way. A bright, seamless, ethereal floral melange, softened with benzoin and vanilla to a white and yellow, fluffy, cloudy, but not quite powdery blend, that feels utterly devoid of corners. There is a hint of fire in the benzoin, but everything else keeps it cool and cheerful. My sparest description is a floral vanilla, with neither aspect predominating. No justice in such a curt description.
I loved this in the boutique, but didn't really perceive it correctly at the time, and felt it a bit too femme to wear regularly. There is a timeless retro modernity to it that is very enjoyable. Consider wearing this on fabric rather than skin - the amazingly bright central accords last forever. Alternatively, my skin seems to make it a bit rosier, more "orange" and complex - not bad, either.
As in Chanel Gabrielle, tuberose is beautifully "rounded up" by the other florals, but with further pacification by vanilla and benzoin, this tuberose becomes even more unisex.
There is a floral(ish) vanilla in my collection, beloved by many of the Basenotes ladies, which connects these two reviews. It's a keeper, but New Look 1947 tempts.
Smells like perfume. Benzoin and flowers seem to balance here. It is wonderfully crafted. The flowers and benzoin are somewhat moist, but ultimately kept in check with the powdery iris. Sort of the skin out of bath then hit with talc feeling. All that floats on a soft vanilla. Pretty feminine, so you gotta like that sort of thing. Its a smeller. One of those you just want to keep burying your nose in. The blending here is great. It doesn't smell synthetic. Ingredients smell good. Nice translucent body. Middling projection. It is more of a polite frag that is just letting you know it is there. Middling longevity. As it dried it lost its benzoin and florals in about 5 hours to become a vanilla scent mainly. This has distinct phases and developement. The heart smells the best to me. The opening is pretty floral, heart balanced, base vanilla. I dont enjoy pure vanilla bases much, but this is not meant for me. It is very expensive, at $220 for 4.2 oz. Still, its a small thumbs up. That middle is really good.
This, to my nose, is a good humoured, sophisticated, well-behaved lemony tuberose; its more sleazy and heady aspects neatly covered by a fine dusting of powder. Underneath the prim and proper exterior lies a balmy, almost resinous warmth of vanilla and benzoin, which keeps the scent from turning too preppy or icy. At times this warm base reminds me of Ormonde Jayne's Tolu.
In my line up of tuberose scents, this is the most well manicured one; one you can take home to meet the parents, shall we say. It's also one of the few tuberoses that works better in colder weather.
Thinking back on what I wrote above, and on Darvant's review, I like the quiet confidence of the base of New Look 1947. As we speak, it has survived the discontinuations of several from early in this line. It's slightly daring, but careful not to offend.
I get a feminine vibe whilst wearing it, but it's definitely a unisex perfume. If I could afford a full bottle, I'd buy two.