It’s an early morning in May. The sun has just woken up and lazily stretches across the horizon as it yawns on a new day. You step onto the veranda of Château de La Colle Noire, the Provencal home of Christian Dior, and draw in a deep breath. Your mind come to life as you taste the fresh air, hear the playful sounds of birds tweeting their morning greetings, and feel the breeze rustle your hair as it carries the sweet aroma of blossoming May Roses.
Stepping from the veranda for your morning stroll through the gently sloping hillsides of Provence, you notice dew beading on the petals of the Centifolia Rose. You look out onto a sea of colors, ranging from the deepest magenta to the palest pink. A sensual scent with hints of honey and spice awaken your senses, wrapping them with the exuberant essence of Mother Nature.
The feminine scent of the uncontested Queen of the Roses takes hold next as you wander, and she begins to unfurl her secrets with each ripple bringing a new discovery, a new playfellow, and new intoxicating discoveries for your olfactory senses. The lively and vibrant Queen draws in her sisters, the jovial Damascus Rose and the brilliant Grasse Rose, in a harmonic symphony. The striking notes of fresh citrus and mint of the Geranium Essence entwine with the fruity and juicy composition of Bergamot and Mandarin as the cousins join in the dance of flowers in a vivacious celebration of beauty, creation, strength, and above all, life.
In a final crescendo, Musk arrives, a handsome stranger to the celebrations, and holds the vivacious floral notes together in his firm embrace. You open your eyes as a slow smile spreads across your face. Miss Dior ‘Rose N’Roses’, you are a lady who nows how to throw a sensory soiree.
Miss Dior ‘Rose N’Roses’ fragrance is the latest inspiration from the house named after Christian Dior‘s indomitable sister, Catherine Dior. A French Resistance fighter, the original Miss Dior worked with the French-Polish intelligence for three years before she was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to a woman’s concentration camp. She spent a year imprisoned before she returned to Paris emaciated, ill, and clinging to life by a thread.
Miss Dior found new life, purpose, and strength in flowers. She began to farm roses in Provence for the purpose of creating fragrances. Having always been close, Dior named his first perfume – created from the roses she loved – after his heroic sister. With the intoxicating and delicate scent of roses transporting each person to the flower fields of the Grasse Hinterland, a rose may never be called by any other name than Miss Dior again.