About the Maison Christian Dior collection:
For her, for him, for you; this is a collection of fragrances coloured by the emotions to discover, love and share. The perfumes are non-specific to gender and based on the scent that you fancy. Not only is there a range of perfumes, but they have also released a soap and body crèmes collection. I explored the many scents within this range and instantly fell in love with the Maison Christian Dior Jasmin Des Anges perfume. Keep your eyes peeled to find out why.
The Jasmin Des Anges perfume:
A floral, fruity and flirty fragrance. This fragrance is for the woman that wants her presence to be known, but not to be loud. Jasmin Des Anges is pretty new and was launched in 2018. The floral notes are balanced out by the crisp citrus notes, it’s lovely.
Top note: Bergamot
Middle notes: Jasmine, osmanthus, peach and apricot
Base notes: Vanilla and white musk
My experience at the Dior Sandton City store:
I have never walked into a store where the consultant was so attentive that he/she was able to find a perfume that matches my personality, in just minutes. It was fab! It really intriguing to explore perfumes without having any preconceived notions of gender once you take a first look at the packaging. Women don’t often go into the male fragrance section looking for their next scent and vise versa so this is approach is great. Your choice is just that, your choice of what works for you. They are all packaged in clear bottles with black lids and in white cylinder boxes, for lack of a better description. It totally fits in with the minimalistic aesthetic that I’m leaning towards in general.
My experience was great and I absolutely love the scent but I was disappointed that the store didn’t have stock of the scent I initially fell in love with. Alas, that just means I have to add it to my collection at a later stage when my pockets are a bit fuller 😉
Tips for your fragrance shopping experience
Be sure to smell the scent on a blotter and on your skin. Have a sniff of the neutralizer they have in store so that your senses don’t get confused with all the different perfumes. The consultant had cocoa beans on hand and it made a huge difference. The smell of a perfume can smell slightly different on each person depending on a variety of factors like skin types, hormones and ones natural scent so remember to try before you buy.
I usually share information about more affordable, ‘drug-store’ products because I’m all about being glam on a budget but this was a gift, one that I had to share with you all in some way. Unlike many low-end perfumes, this one lingers on you for most of the day. You don’t have to spray a lot and as a result, it lasts longer. The Maison Christian Dior perfumes make for an amazing gift or occasional splurge. Sometimes a girl just has to treat herself with Parisian elegance, darling. If you’re looking for a Spring or Summer scent, this is one of my top picks.
Comment below if you have tried any of the Maison Christian Dior perfumes or plan to visit a store soon. I would love to hear your thoughts.
I leave you with the Perfumers words:
“I particularly enjoy visiting the Grasse flower fields in early autumn, when the air is filled with the flowers’ fruity scent. This is when the last jasmine flowers are harvested and they provide a delectable perfume similar to a floral liqueur. Composed as a tribute to late summer, Jasmin des Anges is a floral-fruity invitation with aromas of almost-candied apricots.”
– François Demachy Dior Perfumer- Creator
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