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The 10 Best Dior Perfumes For Women

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Yellow first place 1 Dior Dior Christian Dior Dune Women's 3.4-ounce Eau de Toilette
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Orange best value 2 Dior Dior J'adore By Christian Dior For Women. Eau De
125 reviews
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3 Dior Dior Christian Dior Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming Women's Eau
71 reviews
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4 Dior Dior Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior for Women 3.4
328 reviews
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5 Dior Dior Dior Addict By Christian Dior For Women. Eau
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6 Dior Dior Miss Dior for Women by Dior 3.4 oz
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Miss Dior for Women by Dior 3.4 oz Review and Comparison
7 Dior Dior Christian Dior Miss Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette
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8 Dior Dior Jadore By Christian Dior For Women. Eau De
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9 Dior Dior CHRISTIAN DIOR J'adore Eau de Parfum Spray
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10 Christian Dior Christian Dior Christian Dior J'Adore Eau De Parfum Spray
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A Guide to the Best Dior Perfumes for Women

By Yehuda Posnick

Christian Dior has been a respected name in the fashion world for over 70 years--and their line of perfumes has also garnered much respect. Dior perfumes, for both men and women, have been prepared in conjunction with some of the most famous perfumers over the years. This buyer’s guide will give you some familiarity with the most famous lines--J’Adore, Poison, Miss Dior, and more. You’ll see that there are fragrances for different occasions, as well as for different times of day. There are fragrances for Also, your skin type and even your mood can influence how your wear a particular fragrance.

We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Dior perfume. It'll help you choose the right type of perfume according to your tastes, read reviews, and compare prices.

Types of Dior Perfumes For Women

You’ll see the names “perfume”, “toilet water”, and “cologne” used when discussing fragrances. Actually, each term indicates the concentration of aromatics in the fragrance, and in the intensity of the scent. The rest can be alcohol, water, and other solvents. Many Dior fragrances will be available in many forms--for example, Dior’s “J’Adore” is available in extrait de parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, and even in oils and lotions.

Here is a brief list of the concentration of aromatics in Dior fragrances on the market:

  • Body Mist: 1.5% - 3% aromatics. Body mists would have to be applied more often--even every hour--since the smell dissipates so quickly.

  • Fine Fragrance Mist: 3% - 7% aromatics.

  • Eau de Cologne (EdC): Around 5% aromatics.

  • Eau de Toilette (EdT): Around 5-10% aromatics. These fragrances will typically linger for at least half a day, due to their greater concentration. An example is the Christian Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette.

  • Eau de Parfum (EdP): Around 11-15% aromatics. They last longer, usually for an entire day, and will smell more intense.

  • Perfume: 20% aromatics and higher

A lower concentration of aromatics means that the scent will linger for a shorter amount of time. Perfumes will come in smaller amounts and will be more expensive than body mists and cologne.

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  • Where to apply the perfume: Dior suggests applying one or two drops of their perfume to one of the pulse points (such as your neck or wrist). You can supplement it with the spray or mist of the same fragrance.

  • Refills: Christian Dior also offers refills of their fragrances. This way, you can fill up vials of the travel version of their Eau de Parfum. It is more economical, and better for the environment.

  • A wardrobe of fragrances: Some recommend have a “wardrobe” of fragrances. This way, you can wear a different fragrance every day. Here are some suggestions:

    • It’s recommended to use floral scents for a hot summer day.

    • Another popular category is the spice fragrances, which are more appropriate for an evening out, or for a cold day.

    • For a spring day outdoors, it’s recommended to look for a citrus blend, such as lime, lemon, grapefruit, and freshly-mowed grass.

    • There are also Chypre fragrances: a mix of floral scents with citrus, as in the Miss Dior series. They will also have a “modifier”, such as leather, patchouli, or amber.

Important Features

  • Different notes in fragrances: Fragrances are composed of a number of scents, some of which are noticeable immediately upon application, while others reveal themselves gradually as the alcohol in the fragrance evaporates. You will see a fragrance described as having top (or head) notes, middle (or heart) notes, and base notes. For example, Dior’s “Poison Girl” has a top note of Sicilian bitter orange, a heart note of May rose, and base notes of Tonka bean, sandalwood, tolu balm, almond, and vanilla. Let’s see what that means:

    • Top notes: These are scents consisting of light molecules that evaporate quickly.

    • Middle notes: These are essences that start to reveal themselves from 20 minutes to one hour after applying the fragrance.  

    • Bottom notes: These are essences that consist of the largest molecules, that evaporate the most slowly, and are the scent that remains for hours after application. This stage is called the “drydown”, after all the other elements in the fragrance have departed.  

  • Orientals: There are fragrances called “orientals” which have a base of resins and balsams, such as amber, and tend to last longer with greater intensity.  Dior describes their “Poison Girl” fragrance as an “oriental vanilla fragrance for rebellious young women”.

  • When to wear each fragrance: Dior recommends different fragrances for different occasions and different times of the day. For example:

    • J’adore, Diorissimo: For daytime use

    • Miss Dior: For daily wear

    • Absolutely Blooming: For casual wear

    • Poison series (Poison, Hypnotic Poison): Romantic; the Poison Girl fragrance is for fall or winter wear

Top-Rated Brands

  • Christian Dior--was founded in 1946 by the French designer of the same name. Their headquarters is located in Paris, France, although the company has branches that span the globe. Christian Dior started with a fashion line, but then started with his line of perfumes in 1947. They also sell makeup, skincare products, watches and jewelry.

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