Sniff Test Fragrance Review: Miss Dior Rose N’Roses
Miss Dior Rose N’ Roses
Eau de Toilette spray, 100 ml
I’m classic Gen X so this could be my generation talking, but the flanker’s single (and incorrect use of) apostrophe immediately suggests a certain hard rock band and power balla featuring Stephanie Seymour. Which has little-to-nothing to do with Paris, Christian Dior, or this historic perfume pillar. The fashion designer known for exquisite feminine delicacy launched Miss Dior in 1947 named in tribute to his younger sister Catherine (a member of the French Resistance who was interned during World War II and earned medals for bravery; she later became a floral supplier). A few notes of geranium attempt to give it a lightly spicy and slightly herbal dimension but overall this Miss is not so much girlish as immature. All soft rose and white musk, it’s the synthetic bubblegum-pink idea of a rose rather than the real thing—like a more effervescent Love’s Baby Soft for people who feel they have to buy a brand name. Luckily it’s very light and disappears in no time. 2 out of 4
I have a confession to make: I’m flankered out. How many versions of a signature scent can we smell before the original loses its impact? Yes, I know it is easier to sell a new fragrance to a consumer who recognizes and loves a particular perfume. And it can save more than $1 million in development charges to design, perfect and test a new perfume bottle mold. Dior’s perfumer-creator Francois Demachy is clearly one of the world’s top perfumers. He’s particularly skilled at selecting the finest quality ingredients from around the globe. But sometimes he misses the soul of a fragrance. He’s more than competent at writing the formulas but his compositions can miss the true joy of perfumery. Such is the case of Rose N’Roses. I love the original Miss Dior and its perfect balance of ingredients. Unfortunately, I find the rose notes in this edition a little heavy. I would have preferred a lighter, sparkling rose – like the ones handcrafted in Dior’s Haute Couture Atelier in Paris. They appear to dance on air as the models glide down the catwalk. 2 out of 4
Cynthia M SacksOctober 22, 2020 at 2:51 pm
Thanks for TRUE insights. I am still laughing over the misused apostrophe!
Phern SpencerOctober 22, 2020 at 8:32 am
Thank you for the objective reviews, they were very insightful and actually gave a perfect picture of what to expect from this latest Dior scent.
Anna RobinsonOctober 19, 2020 at 10:41 pm
I love Scentlodge
daniela sborliniOctober 18, 2020 at 8:11 pm
oh wow i expected more from Dior the scents i previously smelled were great
LINDA LOctober 17, 2020 at 7:44 am
Heavy rose notes means it’s not for me! Enjoyed your reviews. @linlett60
Rhonda StefaniOctober 16, 2020 at 1:57 am
Have to lol at the Love’s Baby Soft reference. I didn’t care for this when I smelled a sample myself.
GabrielleOctober 15, 2020 at 11:13 pm
It’s like Hollywood’s obsession with “franchises.” Can someone please come up with something unique unto itself? Thanks again for your delightful reviews!
Somia CavalliOctober 15, 2020 at 4:51 pm
I love the original Miss Dior and this does feel like a bit of a sellout but it’s Dior & will probably do well
September DeeOctober 15, 2020 at 11:54 am
This one gets pass from me too! Would appreciate more originality and creativity.
Angela CitrignoOctober 15, 2020 at 10:23 am
Pretty bottle for sure. When I sampled Miss. Dior a few years ago I didn’t understand the whole hype of this fragrance. It wasn’t for me. I was an Office Manager at a funeral home and this could be why a rose scent fragrance makes me cringe. Nathalie, comparing it to Love’s Baby Soft (is a huge ouch)!
Heather SchellOctober 15, 2020 at 10:00 am
I don’t know why I’m surprised to learn that even Dior can produce a dud! It’s kind of encouraging, is that strange?
Catherine YoungOctober 15, 2020 at 8:39 am
I loved both of your comments about this. From the name (really tacky for Dior) to Nathalie’s likening it to Love’s Baby Soft (ouch), I will definitely give this one a pass.
MargaretOctober 15, 2020 at 7:53 am
I can’t smell a ‘rose dominant’ scent without being reminded of funerals and all the red and white rose floral arrangements that are inevitably there.
Lady_ingenueOctober 15, 2020 at 7:53 am
I agree with you both. It could have been so much better and the push for a multitude of flankers is getting so tired. That being said I didn’t mind the dry down. It’s one of those fragrances that if I got it as a gift,I’d wear it, but I’d never buy it for myself…or anyone I liked.
Sherri GelbartOctober 15, 2020 at 12:05 am
You both provide such vivid descriptions, unfortunately the fragrance does not seem up to par with them. Thank you for your insights!