Darvant's Review of Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet (previously Miss Dior Chérie Blooming Bouquet) by Christian Dior

Blooming bouquet is the new Miss Dior's modern musky vest and a u-turn while compared with the original Miss Dior 1947 (the great maison's approach to feminine perfumery with a bold animalic floral-aldehydic chyprè old-school creation performed by perfumers Paul Vacher, Serge Heftler Louiche and Jean Carles). While the original bigger pre-Ifra "massive" Miss Dior used to turn out green, grassy, mossy, hesperidic, sombre and assertive with its magistral sophisticated balance of diverse mossy-grassy (cistus, oakmoss, galbanum), floral-aldehydic (a complex floral bouquet mostly focused on gardenia, orris, narcissus and jasmine), ambery-animalic (amber, castoreum) and woody (vetiver in particular) elements, the new Blooming Bouquet is a far cleaner and brighter soapy-neutral peony-centered chic floral-musky accord with just a faint chyprè aura and a joyful "sparkling" musky-soapy twist. Yes, a bold, bright and soapy floral focused around fresh citrus (mostly orange), gracious rose and (most of all) starring peony (the brighter most diaphane/dreamy floral note of the nature), overall surrounded by this extremely clean and sensual white musk. The soapiness is rosey, musky and green, indeed. Yes, this juice is a blast of sophisticated "rosey" simplicity but "watery" peony is the musky star of the olfactory fatigue. Clean and with a sort of "cleansing milk or nourishing moisturizing cream like" cosmetical vibe. Blooming Bouquet is ideal for the hot weather since it seems to provide a permanent cool-dry sensual feminine aura around the (joung) wearer (it is the typical daily hostess-fragrance, clean, graceful, balmy and dry). The initial citric presence is well modulated, delicate and never intrusive or angular. I detect orange and a faint green presence while the original Miss Dior opening was yet sombre, angular, grassy, massive and aldehydic. The balance between rose and peony is simply perfect as real core of the formula while the faint fruity elements (citrus, peach?) are barely adumbrated as well as patch (just minimal and lost in a general balmy soapiness) which reinforces structure providing balance in the middle of soapy muskiness. The latter (initially bright and sparkling) provides (as connected to patchouli) a final sense of sensual musky "more shadowy" intimacy. Sillage is more the "presenceful" while longevity is medium on my skin. Recommend.

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