Miss Dior



I've always been intrigued with the emotional power that a certain scent can carry. A specific smell can sometimes trigger a series of memories, instantly taking us back to a place and time. Whether it's a beloved grandmother, a favorite teacher, or an old friend, an overwhelming amount of memories can be associated to a single scent. For the past few years my mom has made it a tradition to give my sister and I our favorite perfume for Christmas. In the weeks leading up to the holiday, my sister and I pretty much become a staple at all the department stores, sampling each scent, searching for a new favorite fragrance. Living across the country from my family is never an easy thing, so this new tradition lends to a nice reminder of my sister and mom each time I reach for my perfume. I've made it a habit to change my fragrance each year. Now whenever I smell Paris Hilton's perfume, I instantly recall my senior year in college or whenever someone's wearing Juicy Couture, I remember the year I moved across the country. It's sort of like my own memory catalog, which keeps things fun and interesting. 

Build a selection: I always try to avoid testing more than two fragrances at a time. Overloading your senses is never a good idea when it comes to accurately testing perfumes. Build a selection of samplers that you can refer to later that night, but don't forget to label your blotters. 

The final test: After you've decided on a favorite scent, sample it once again, and leave it on your skin for at least 30 minutes allowing the top notes to wear off. This is when you will be able to tell if this fragrance is the perfect match for you. 

Make it last: Unless you're planning on hitting the gym or running a marathon, your perfume will generally last between 4-6 hours. To make the most of your new scent be sure to apply your fragrance to your bodies main pulse points, like your inner wrist, behind your ears, and the base of your throat. 

My go-to scent for 2012 is Miss Dior and thanks to Fragrancenet.com, I've had no problem replenishing my stock. Their site has a massive selection of fragrances including over 15,000 designer brands of perfumes & colognes. Once you've found you're favorite fragrance, be sure order it from Fragrancenet.com and save 15% off your entire purchase by using the coupon code, FBVD3.

What's your latest perfume crush? 

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66 comments:

  1. I love miss dior cherie, but this is nice parfum, too!

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  2. What a cute family photo!? Gorgeous ladies!
    Loved this review/ tips too, gotta try out the perfume, I've been stuck with Mugler's Alien for a while now :D

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  3. Beautiful family!
    I've heard so many good things about this perfume, I guess it's time I should test it (:

    Xo
    Tailored Seams

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  4. Awww such a lovely family photo! :-)

    My go to scent for 2012 has been Nina Fantasy by Nina Ricci - but Miss Dior Cherie is definitely on my Christmas wish list this year (I've wanted to try it for so long!)

    Em
    x

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  5. I'll have to check out the site. Sounds amazing. Thanks, Anna. Have a great weekend. xoxo

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  6. I can only wear that in winter - love it.

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  7. You and your mom and sister are too precious. I have miss Dior too and it's so sweet smelling. Thanks for offering a coupon code, now I can shop this weekend. I hope yours is great. Xo, Yo

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  8. My father has a tradition of purchasing a new favorite fragrance for me for Christmas too and several years ago he purchased Miss Dior for me from this exact same website! :)

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  9. Haha my latest perfume crush is actually Miss Dior! Thank you for the nice tips! Have a great weekend!
    kisses chris

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  10. nice...love Dior :)...http://krmenslife.blogspot.ro/2011/04/miss-dior-cherie.html

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  11. How have I not heard of fragrance.net? Love this pic of you and your sis. You are so beautiful, Anna.

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  12. I just bought Miss Dior and I'm addicted. Great minds think a like.

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  13. This is one of my favorites, too, along with the original Cloe perfume, Gucci Rush and Hypnotic Poison! Great post! :)

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  14. I absolutly love Miss Dior Cherie! I have the perfume and the L'eau. I think its great for both evenings and day time! xx

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  15. mine are coco mademoiselle chanel and Body from Burberry!

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  16. I've been meaning to try Miss Dior! I also love the packaging- its simple and feminine with that cute bow.
    The perfume I always wear is Coach "Poppy"- it smells amazing and always makes me happy :) Perhaps this year I'll switch it up a bit and get a new scent!

    XO, Pear

    VanityPear29.blogspot.com

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  17. I always wear Prada Candy...so me!
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
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  18. Such a pretty bottle!! What does it smell like?? Scents always remind me of times in my life!!

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  19. I love Miss Dior Parfum too. I have a lot of different parfum at home. I collect many of them. In my vacation in L.A. I buy two new one. One from Abercrombie and one from Victoria's Secrets and both smell so delicious.
    Have a great friday, Anna
    xo, Petra

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  20. miss dior is a great parfume :) but my absolute favorite is from kenzo :)


    sammie
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  21. Miss Dior is one of my absolute favorite scents, for me it brings me to fall of last year right when I came off internship and became a big girl nurse (terrifying). It always reminds me I'm stronger than I thought I was. Lovely post dear!

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  22. I am also a fragrance addict! I love Vanilla Lace and Amber Romance from VS and Burberry Touch for Women. :)

    Fash Chronicles

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  23. I also associate the fragrance with memories. it's amazing!
    now I'm loving Dior Pure Poison ... is truly amazing!

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  24. I adore Miss Dior! That was the latest addition to my perfume collection. Other staples: Juicy Couture and Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue.

    Chelsea
    www.hautechildinthecity.com

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  25. The bottle looks so sweet!

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  26. My all time favourite perfume is Coco Mademoiselle and I don't really give any others much of a chance, but I've been tempted to try Miss Dior a few times :) xx

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  27. Love Miss Dior Chérie, the scent is awesome! ♥
    Happy Friday xx

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  28. This is so interesting because for some reason I am never inclined to try new perfumes... I've been wearing Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue since 7th grade! It's great because everyone always knows it as "my scent" but I'm so used to it that I don't know if I could ever switch.

    xoxo, Ally
    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

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  29. Good advice (I work in the industry)! I also love layering, since you can achieve a new sense of depth with the varying fragrance notes.

    xo
    Alison

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  30. What a cute tradition!

    Amberly
    www.asliceofglam.com

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  31. I love Miss Dior, it's a nostalgic scent to me- whenever I smell it, i'm reminded of the first time I bought it in Paris!
    Following you!

    Rachael xoxo
    myprettylittlelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  32. Miss Dior is the best! Love the bottle too:)

    www.McKennaBleu.blogspot.com

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  33. Thanks for this post! I am going to be in the market for a new perfume soon. I have worn Escada's "Into the Blue" for years, but it seems to have been discontinued at Nordstrom and everywhere else. I purchased three more bottles on overstock.com, but when those run out, it's over!

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  34. I use to wear this perfume too!^^
    Very interesting post and very nice family! :D
    xxx

    S

    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  35. My bf got me miss dior cherie on our first christmas together and I just LOVE it. The scent always remind me of him.

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  36. Awww what a wonderful tradition! You three are beautiful :)
    I just saw the Miss Dior commercial two nights ago but have yet to smell it.
    I like having different perfumes to choose from but right now im sticking with the body mist "soft & dreamy" by Victoria Secret Pink. I don't know why but I'm so obsessed with it! It's strong but soft at the same time.
    One I love and wish to get again is Viva La Juicy! I'll never get tired of that one.

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  37. I love Miss Dior! What a cute picture!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  38. Dior has the best smelling perfumes! Looking great! Xo Inna
    http://www.bakingincouture.typepad.com

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  39. So true, every single time I smell DKNY apple I remember my first week being away from my home country! Beautiful post dear!
    Xo
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  40. You are so right about a scent taking you back to a particular memory. Funny how our senses do that! My fave go to at the moment is Marc Jacobs Daisy. I need to find a new fall/winter scent though so I need to get to looking! Thanks for the tips on finding a new one. Happy Friday!

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  41. I have Miss Dior and I LOVE IT! It's such a girly scent :) I'm not sure what it reminds me of, but I find that it's a "happy" scent. I guess it will always remind me of my boyfriend and his mom because they got it for me <3

    xoxo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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  42. I think you made a great choice =) I have Miss Dior as well, but just for those special days - love the tips, enjoyed your blog!
    - Che

    style-che.blogspot.com

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  43. My fave is definitely Chanel Chance, don't want to waste it though! Too good to use on a daily basis! xoxo

    Fashions Beauty

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  44. Though I love Versace's scents, but I'd love to try this one from Dior.

    *hugs*
    -Maudleen
    www.dafashionfreak.blogspot.com

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  45. I have this perfume and I LOVE it just as much as you do! Great fragrance post!

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com

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  46. Miss dior is defenitely one of my favourites, but I love Givenchy's Ange ou demon the most!
    xxx
    fashionstiletto.blogspot.com

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  47. I have this perfume. got it as a gift when I had my baby. absolutely love it. thanks for the tips and what a great pic of you there! gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  48. I really like fragrancenet I bought my boyfriend some cologne from there recently for his birthday.

    Cute family picture.

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  49. LOve Miss Dior, it's my favorite fragrance ever!
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  50. You have such a nice family tradition!! it's really cute!
    thanks for visiting my blog come back anytime!
    Bisous de Claudine,
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  51. Omg, we have the same favorite! I couldn't live without that perfume, it's so chic, but not too heavy. Which is why I love it. It's simply perfect for every occasion :) xoxo ♥

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  52. I haven't tried Miss Dior, but as soon as I finish the one perfume I'm trying to use up I'm going shopping for a new scent or two. Great tips!

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  53. I love perfume! I would love to try Miss Dior Cherie, which I think is the younger version. Also, did you know that the bow doubles as a ring?

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  54. I love Miss Dior Cherie!! :) Such a lovely smell. I also love Light Blue by D&G.

    xo - Sheila

    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  55. Nice post...made me Smile! I have some of the same sentiments about perfumes.I found out the hard way_that sometimes you can't go back to recapture a once beloved fragrance.A couple yrs back ordered my college lovey_"Rive Gauche" a lovely fragrance then_BUT_now my allergies say NO!At least I still have my "Vintage Rive Gauche Scarf"in classic blue & black colors for memories pass.After 6 yrs,I'm still in love with "Burberry Brit WeekEnder"!Namaste,~The Sage Book Whisperer~
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  56. My go to perfumes are Miss Dior (yes me too !), coco mademoiselle from Chanel and Dream from Ana Sui !
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  57. Sweet write up and great suggestions!!

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  59. I really like Hypnotic Poison by Dior. I recently ran out and haven't yet replenished it. Thanks for the coupon code :)

    xo

    www.catwalksandbabybumps.com

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  60. This is our favorite purfume too! We have been using it for years!!

    xo, Brittan & April
    www.evokela.com

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  61. Cute post! My favorites right now are Chloe for night and Coach for daytime, which I mention in the posts below. They're both lovely!
    http://helloobsession.blogspot.com/2012/02/something-sweet.html
    http://helloobsession.blogspot.com/2012/06/pretty-easy.html

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  62. My lattestr perfume crush is eau d'Adrien by Annick Goutal. i've done a blog post on this. It's a kind of unique citrus perfume in a really classic and gorgeous bottle.

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