Perfume Review: Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet

I have to admit, I was looking forward to trying out this scent. I have tried a couple of skin care items from Dior and absolutely adored them. I’ve tried out the Dior lip gloss and loved it. I also love the packaging, but the gloss I like as well. But I’ve never tried out any of the Dior perfumes.

I know there is no correlation between their other products and their perfumes, but as I loved the other products and still think of Dior mostly as a perfume company, I was very excited to try one of their perfumes out. Even though I enjoy their skincare (seriously, their Dreamskin Moisturizer was fantastic) I do think of them more as a perfume brand. And I think that is because I see a lot of Dior perfume/ cologne ads. In fact, I am fairly certain I am being stalked by the Johnny Depp Sauvage commercial.

So I spent a week trying out the Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet. And it was lucky that I chose a different perfume for New Year’s eve because skipping a day of use was the only way this sample was going to last a week. There was very little scent in side. Usually I will use one of these samples for a week and have enough scent left over for a few more days, if not a second week. Personally I like that as I use the extra scent to remind me of why I like the scent when i decide it is time to add a full sized bottle to my collection.

at the end of the week, there was nothing but fumes left in this spray bottle. But truthfully, I’m okay with that. It won’t be a scent I pick up for my collection. But we’ll get to that in a moment. First, lets look at the description. According to Dior…

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is a fresh and sparkling eau de toilette fashioned like a dress embroidered with flowers.

The olfactory bouquet of this fragrance pays homage to Christian Dior’s legendary love of flowers. At the heart of Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet lies the tenderness of a Peony and Damascus Rose accord honed by a radiant Calabrian Bergamot. The poetic trail of this eau de toilette is adorned with a lacework of White Musks.

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet leaves behind its springtime floral signature, the olfactory incarnation of a playful and charming Miss Dior.

Dior

I have to say, the description does not lie. This scent definitely leaves behind a floral signature. It is the sort of perfume that you could never wear when committing a crime. The detective would come into the room sniff the air and instantly proclaimed “The murderer is the one wearing Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet!” This is a scent that lingers in the room long after you have gone.

It isn’t a scent that travels ahead of you, though. It won’t announce your arrival. I found this an interesting feature. Usually a scent this big and bold tends to fill the air around you. Let’s people smell you coming from around the corner. This one didn’t travel. It just sort of bonded with the are in the places where you had been.

It was like a scent ghost.

Impressions of perfumes past.

The scent of this perfume is full on peony mixed with rose. There is nothing tender or delicate about it. It is when florals attack. If it does have bergamot in it, I couldn’t smell it. If there were white musks in the mix, I couldn’t tell. It was rose and peony combined. It is overly sweet and floral with nothing to ground or tame it. oddly enough, despite its tendency to linger like a ghost, since rose and peony are used in so many perfumes it makes this scent rather forgettable.

It may stick around long after the wearer is gone, but the perfume itself isn’t one I’ll remember. It is not unique and unbalanced enough to not really be very pleasant. It isn’t unpleasant either. It is just sweet, floral and forgettable. I for one will not be adding it to my collection and I am rather glad the sample is now empty. With Dior, I might just stick to their skincare and their lip gloss. Maybe I’ll have better luck with another Dior perfume, but Blooming Bouquet was certainly not for me.

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