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La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Mitzah Christian Dior for women

La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Mitzah Christian Dior for women
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Dior launches a new exclusive collection of ten perfumes named La Collection Couturier Parfumeur in 2010., signed by the perfumer Francois Demachy. The collection illustrates the life of the founder - the famous Christian Dior.

The collection consists of re editions of three male fragrances: Eau Noire, Bois d'Argent and Ambre Nuit , and seven new ones: Mitzah, Vetiver, Granville, Leather Oud, New Look 1947, Cologne Royale and Milly-la-Foret. Vetiver and Leather Oud are masculine perfumes; Cologne Royale is suitable for both genders, while the rest are intended for the ladies.

Mitzah is named after Dior’s muse and friend Mitzah Bricard. Mitzah is an elegant, feminine and mysterious oriental fragrance with notes of coriander, rose, spices, cinnamon, labdanum, vanilla, honey, patchouli and incense.

The fragrances from Dior La Collection Couturier Parfumeur are available in bottles of 125 ml, 225 ml and 450 ml.

Perfume rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 240 votes.

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Coriander Cinnamon Spices Rose French labdanum Incense Patchouli white honey

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La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Mitzah Fragrance Reviews

mellene
mellene

I brought Christian Dior MITZAH out today to celebrate the returning autumn weather which is competing with Indian summer in San Francisco. I couldn't say it better than my friend LANIER. I met him with our fragrance godess Hilary at the opening night for the Christian Dior boutique at Neiman Marcus. I immediately bought my bottle (and a couple of others) that night so many years ago. It is from it's original launch so it is strong & gorgeous.

Sep
28
2016
nazrul.kun
nazrul.kun

"Spiritual and enigmatic... probably Dior's most bold modern-day fragrance."

Mitzah is a 2010 fragrance by Francois Demarchy, and is part of Dior's La Collection Couturier Parfumeur collection. It's considered somewhat as a myth/legend in the fragrance community because it's been discontinued (or sold only online; it's debatable) a few years ago. Perhaps to me, the other reason it's regarded as a myth is because it's a very "non-Dioresque" fragrance that dares to try something different as a major designer label.

Mitzah opens on my skin with wafts of incense and spices. Incense-smoky and spicy, it invokes images of being in a temple and thus creates a soothing yet lively atmosphere. It smells a little like MFK's Absolue Pour le Soir because of the similarity in spice notes but Mitzah's honey-cinnamon combo makes it more palatable and pleasant. Plus, the labdanum and patchouli gives the fragrance a more amber (slightly vanilla too) and down-to-earth property. The only note I don't detect is rose, which a few other bloggers claim to get.

It's quite a shame how this fragrance is discontinued or simple extremely hard to get these days. In the exclusive collection by Dior, this is perhaps the most daring creation by Demarchy. Is it my favorite in the line? It's hard to say for now, but I really recognize how original it smells. A fragrance originally marketed for women but smells more masculine to me, it's very unisex in overall and is a must-sniff for fans of balsamic/spicy fragrances.

Sep
22
2016
Basey85
Basey85

Christian Dior’s Mitzah is a gloriously elegant fragrance that I am lucky enough to own, I first had a 10 ml decant of this work of art and I am ashamed to say that I didn’t know what all the fuss was about. Yet, I was still willing to see if Mitzah could convince me otherwise.

Now after finding myself a bottle, I am pleased to say that I adore this fragrance for its oriental femininity that it so opulently shows through majestic aromas of rose, cinnamon, vanilla, honey and smoky incense. The rose begins Mitzah’s journey so beautifully that you don’t want it to end, but then spicy cinnamon takes the floor dancing hypnotically with your olfactory senses to have you craving for more. The softness of the honey sweetens you up as the creamy vanilla subtly joins in, while the incense lovingly teases enough to calm you as you gently close your eyes allowing you to sleep in amber-incense exquisiteness.

Longevity and sillage lasts about 6-9 hours which is great for such a stunning fragrance, and if sprayed on clothes longevity can last up to 12 hours. In all honesty if Mitzah was a drug I’d be coming back again and again while upping my dosage each time.

Overall, Christian Dior’s Mitzah is a beautifully well blended fragrance. I recommend this to anyone who adores sweet, spicy and smoky incense fragrances, if you don’t find the aroma addictively fascinating at first, give Mitzah a few more chances and I am sure you will change your mind.

Sep
19
2016
ccat9
ccat9

To my nose this is painfully animalic up close. An almost pungent honey pierces trough an enveloping spicy sweetness that is, as a result, both inviting and off putting. But from a slight distance it's a warm, sweet, slightly smoky rosy composition with good projection and incredible longevity.

Sep
04
2016
jinnah.ali
jinnah.ali

Absolutely regret buying this. I'd like to sell or swap my bottle (250ml) if anyone's interested please message me.

Mar
26
2016
landshark321
landshark321

Love at first smell: Dior Mitzah is a case where the reality of this now-discontinued Dior Prive fan favorite was met by reality. Cinnamon, incense, amber, honey, and vanilla make up the main portrait of the fragrance. Rose is involved but not prominent and the coriander is similarly used in only a small quantity, fortunately. Perhaps the honey and amber are most dominant for me in the blend, which stays relatively linear, but the cinnamon and vanilla contribute to the gourmand and the incense adds its characteristic ashy darkness to the mix that grounds the otherwise foody mix in something less playful.

Mitzah is smoky, sweet, and slightly spicy. While it leans toward cold weather due to the incense and cinnamon, this certainly strikes me as something that could be worn in warm weather, as well, perhaps simply with fewer sprays.

Performance is excellent, as a small sampling of this on my wrists projected significantly for several hours and then closer for some hours beyond that.

Attributing value to this, given its discontinued and increasingly rare status, is difficult, as prices seem to soar to double the current Dior Prive costs ($210 for 125ml) on the secondary market, but if you love it, and even this smallest offered bottle is a big one, it can surely last as long as you want it to.

Scent Split is where I obtained my sample, so I'd like to credit them with still offering this, along with a variety of other discontinued scents from a handful of houses.

10 out of 10

Mar
14
2016
Tambourine
Tambourine

My favorite ambery perfume.
Bery expensive unfortunatly, but a so beautiful variation on the amber 83 base.
More flowery than Ambre Sultan (Lutens), with the rose, less aromatic, also spicy, on a delicious and sensual labdanum vanilla base.
Not really original, but that fragrance blends so much beautiful raw materials. Definitively bewitching.

Feb
16
2016
Cochlea
Cochlea

Mitzah By Christian Dior

This is one of the most beguiling scents I have ever known! On my skin, I smell rose, incense, labdanum, cinnamon most of all.

The first spray on my skin is a blend of rose and soft incense, it is so warm and seductively smoky. The rose is very pretty and feminine, it is building up in strength on my skin.

After a time on my skin, the rose softens as the balmy labdanum joins in causing the rose to become so sultry smelling to my nose. The incense-labdanum accord is my favorite part of this fragrance, labdanum is prominent on my skin. I get teasing wafts of the rose throughout the life of the fragrance. The sweetness from the honey is blending with the labdanum.

Earthy, woody elements from the coriander and dark patchouli adds more depth to the scent as well as providing a balance to the sweetness. I sense cinnamon underneath the honey-labdanum accord.

I wish I bought a bottle of this beauty when I had a chance!

I recently fell in love with Mitzah and Eau Noire, now I find out that they are both discontinued. Christian Dior seriously needs to stop putting out beautiful, expensive smelling fragrances and then discontinuing them!!

Jan
15
2016
bigjakeriz
bigjakeriz

I dont write a lot of reviews. I must either really love, or really hate a fragrance when i write a review. And this is a definite love. Unisex for sure. This is amazing. So glad to have a bottle of this in my collection. In the opening i get the mix of spices, incense, and a touch of rose. All perfectly blended together. The spices are not too strong, the incense is not too churchy, and the rose is subtle. Just the way i like it. And as it dries down the honey comes up and this turns almost gourmand on my skin. It gets better and better the longer you wear it. A 10 out of 10 fragrance in my opinion.

Jan
12
2016
Calvini
Calvini

Smells like a woman who's not afraid to voice her opinion or sensuality, who's wise and well-traveled..
Although most talk about the spice, incense, and amber/resin, I find the floral aspects to be equally prominent. A true oriental amber-floral in the market of heavy westernization (with the likes of Guerlain's new offerings)

Nov
24
2015
LeonieB
LeonieB

Splutter splutter cough cough! Tons of woodsmoke and acrid incense, a holy bonfire! There might be something else lurking in there but I'm not risking choking to hang around and find out. A scrubber for me. My husband commented; "fags" (that's cigarettes to you).

However, for those that love that effect, one spray lasts hours so expect the huge flacons to last.... eternity. A decant would be an excellent investment if you can find one.

Nov
02
2015
perfumesniffer
perfumesniffer

Dior Mitzah is my favorite 'most wearable' amber oriental.

I own a lot of amber perfumes; but many of my favorites are intense and edgy so I feel I cannot wear them outside of my home (such as Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe and Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche > both of these are stunning but not exactly Office Friendly).

Anyway, Mitzah is an amber oriental which manages to utterly please me and keeps me enchanted all day long but somehow isn't so unusual that I feel that it's too odd for Office Wear (or anytime wear around anyone). I actually think this is a feat! Dior created an amber oriental which is interesting and gorgeous and still wearable.

I also find that a "musty or dusty" note emerges with most amber orientals. I find this musty/dusty quality with another of my top ambers, namely Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114 and Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan. Even though I love these two (the HdP and the SL) I find they begin to grate on me with this musty quality after a few hours.

The only other amber I would put in the highly wearable category is Hermes L'Ambre des Merveilles. I adore L'Ambre but it leans a little too sweet and a little too soft for me. It's really nice though.

Dior Mitzah is a GEM. It's a complex and perfectly balanced oriental - perfectly layered labdanum, incense, dash of patch, and some vanilla cinnamon, spice and everything perfect!

Mitzah is easily my favorite of Dior's La Collection. I cannot believe it is discontinued (well, it does appear on Dior's website from time to time, so it seems they are still making little tiny batches of it?)

Gorgeous. 5 STARS.

Sep
23
2015
theladymay
theladymay

Mitzah is a perfectly blended incense and light rose oriental beauty. Gently spiced, smoky and slightly sweet. It's sumptuous and rich in an elegant, understated way. This is not loud at all. I love Youth Dew and Opium but see absolutely no resemblance to Mitzah except for the fact that they're all Orientals. Sillage here is modest to soft. Mitzah doesn't shout, she whispers in a soft sexy seductive way. For me longevity is all day. I feel like a woman wearing this, but I can easily imagine it on a man too. I don't know why Dior would discontinue this one, but at least they didn't make a completely different perfume and put it in a Mitzah bottle like they've done with so many others recently.

Jul
07
2015
blauriche
blauriche

What kind of a madman would discontinue such a beautiful scent? Probably the 3rd best scent in the line, in my opinion.

Jun
12
2015
Citrus2014
Citrus2014

This is a marvelous potion of labdanum, incense, amber, cinnamon and dusty rose.
The start notes are incredible - the most gorgeous smoky fragrance I ever smelt, I wanted these notes to persist throughout life fragrance which does not happen, the perfume will evolve in dusty-powdery-smoky aura, a very exquisite one, also.
Mitzah was created by Francois Demachy having as inspiration the Mitzah Bricard personality, Mr. Dior muse.
I agree with other reviewers that Mitzah and Bois d'Argent is a redundant presence in the same collection but I think Dior has committed a grave error choosing to quit Mitzah, even if it's not as versatile as Bois d' Argent, I found it more memorable .
If at the first test I considered it an eminently feminine fragrance, my opinion has changed on a longer and more careful analysis, in fact I found it completely unisex and one of the best perfumes I smelt.

Fragrance 10/10
Projection Medium
Longevity 12 h

May
12
2015
kristinare
kristinare

Well blended. A blast of patchouli , white florals, musk and eastern spices. Utterly elegant, high class and very mature. Same density of ingredients and oiliness as found in Shalimar. I believe this is going to be a delight for all patchouli lovers…but not for me. The only bit I am fond of is the final, sweetened with honey drydown.
Notes I am missing are: incense, labdanum

Apr
25
2015
Moonlitknight
Moonlitknight

I got a decant of this. If I didn't know what it was I would've sworn it was a Serge Lutens frag, because amazingly, to my nose, it has the SL backbone. A mix of Chergui and Ambre Sultan. Super warm fragrance, so warm that you may not need a jacket on snowy, below zero weather, and SWEEET, cloying, tooth roting, vomit inducing sweet!!I detected some faint notes of amber and incense in the opening, but for a little while, less than an hour, then they faded away, and all I was left with was the intense sweetness. This, unfortunately for me, is a beast mode scent. It reminds me of John Cougar Mellencamp's lyrics, "Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone", and so does MITZAH. I put it on in the morning before going to work, one spray on each side of my neck, it was fine at the beginning, I was expecting it to morph into someting nicer after the harsh opening, but no!, 4 or 5 hours later it kept going strong and linear and the sweetness started to bother me, I was at work, so I went to the bathroom and tried to wash it off my neck at no avail. 7 to 8 hours later I started to feel sick to my stomach (I work 12 hour days)It even made me lose apetite, I was unable to eat anything all day! I was literally choking on it. It stayed strong and warm for the whole day. I was even afraid a shower wouldn't wash it off. Fortunately it did, and right after I put on some Millesime Imperial to refresh myself before going to bed. No wonder it has been discontinued. I like sweet fragrances, but with this one they went too far. I'll give my almost unused 10ML decant to my worst enemy!

Jan
31
2015
smile4thecamera
smile4thecamera

I adore this scent.I think it's absolutely perfectly blended. The incense and honey are beautiful and not too bold. The labdanum makes it even more beautiful. I love the sweet earthiness of the beauty. A shame it has been taken off of the Dior website. I'm assuming it's discontinued. I'll buy big decants of it as long as I can, but a true pity it seems to be gone since it is definitely full bottle worthy despite the cost.

Jan
09
2015
Chicago Tony T
Chicago Tony T

Incense, honey,patchouli and cinnamon are the key notes on my skin. All notes that I like/love but they are too delicate in Mitzah. It feels more fem than masculine. No oomph in it. Longevity is good but silage is very tamed.Much better in the fragrance world for cheaper!

Sep
20
2014
HazelMae
HazelMae

In retrospect, I probably didn't need to buy this given that I already have Ambre Sultan, but the Dior salesman really rocked, and I love frankincense. It kind of reminded me of my beloved Aveda pure-fumes from the 90's. This has a very nice longevity and is probably a little less weird than Ambre Sultan. The Dior salesman said something about how they were having trouble sourcing the frankincense, whether true or not, it totally worked on me in that it made me want to buy immediately. I just love the way this note is rendered in this particular perfume.

Sep
11
2014
curvealert
curvealert

This is a very pleasant honey/amber/incense scent. I enjoyed my sample a lot but...for the asking price on a full bottle I found the lasting power a bit poor and the overall impression, dare I say, blah? There are more interesting and a lot cheaper oriental perfumes out there.

Aug
28
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

Honey (a ton, but not too sweet, more on the earthy side), spices, patchouli – a nice, bold, really spicy, vaguely resinous but at the same time, dusty and dry opening. Kind of "roasted caramel" vibe. Also with a strong herbal/medicinal balsamic feel. I get an amber accord even if it's not listed. Then it slowly evolves into an incense accord with a rose heart and honey, with just a touch of vibrant green notes (bitter like an olive from times to times). Must admit I quite like the "blend" overall, all is well made, well developed, with good materials which smell just as they should. Not exactly anything "distinctive", but sometimes fragrances are good just being "good" even if they don't have much of a personality (like this one). The spicy drydown reminds me of Eau Noire. Perhaps the best among the exclusive line.

7,5-8/10

Jun
15
2014
ParfumFetiche
ParfumFetiche

This review is based on a decant. It's very similar to Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens except that Mitzah is not as herbal/spicy. Moderate projection and good longevity on my skin.

Mar
23
2014
yvashche
yvashche

A balm for the soul: incensy, smoky, sweet and spicy, this is a smooth crème brulee. Astounding.
Wish it could last through the night, though.

Mar
09
2014
Kain
Kain

I don't know why they put this fragrance in women section because this could be perfectly a unisex fragrance or even a masculine one!
Definitely has much more masculine feeling than many fragrances out there with masculine name on them!
The opening is a semi sweet rose note with huge blast of patchouli and incense and some spices.
The rose note is not overpowering, but it's not weak either.
The patchouli note give the scent a sharp earthy and green/herbal feeling and incense give it a light smoky aroma now add some spices .... you have a beautiful opening.
In mid the patchouli note and spices came in front and kicked the annoying rose completely to the background (I'm so so so so happy about that you sucker!)
The scent in this part is great and very masculine in my opinion.
The patchouli note has a very brutal and earthy aroma and also give the scent a wet feeling.
The spices are pretty strong and they're challenging your nose. I can clearly smell strong black pepper note that give the scent a warm and beautiful spicy feeling.
I can smell cinnamon too but it's much weaker against pepper and patchouli and give the scent a little more depth and bitter aroma.
The scent has a slight amount of sweetness in the background too and I can ensure you this is not a sweet fragrance.
In the base the scent only gets smoother. no big changes in the scent.
This is the only fragrance with rose in it that I liked very much!
Because the rose except a few minutes at the start is completely in the background and only play a small role but you can smell it always though.
Projection is good and longevity is around 8-10 hours on my skin.
The scent is not very different and daring but the smell and balance of the notes is great and I loved it.

با اینکه این عطر زنانه ذکر شده اما خیلی راحت میتونه یونیسکس و حتی مردانه باشه
مسلما حس به مراتب مردانه تری داره به نسبت خیلی از عطرهایی که تو بازار هست و اسم عطر مردانه روشونه. نمیخوام اسم ببرم شر بشه
رایحه ابتدایی این عطر با بوی نیمه شیرین و البته کاملا مشخص گل رز شروع میشه که رایحه قوی نعنای هندی و کمی رایحه های تند و ادویه ای کمی رایحه بخور اونو همراهی میکنن
رایحه گل رز خیلی قوی نیست اما ضعیف هم نیست و بخوبی به مشام میرسه
بعد از گذشت چند دقیقه خــوشـبـخـتـانه رایحه نعنای هندی و رایحه ادویه ای قدرتُ دست میگیرن و رایحه گل رز مزخرفُ با اردنگی پرتش میکنن اون پشت و شخصا از این قضیه خیلی خیلی خیلی خیلی خوشحالم
رایحه نعنای هندی حس گیاهی ملایم و البته بسیار تند و تیز و خاکی و کمی مرطوب به عطر میده
رایحه ادویه جات بیشتر شامل فلفل سیاه هست که عطر بسیار دلپذیری داره و حس گرم و تند و فلفلی به عطر میده
دارچین هم میشه حس کرد اما خیلی خیلی ضعیفه و فقط یه ته بوی ضعیف تلخ به عطر میده
بوی عطر در مجموع خیلی جزئی شیرینه و فقط در حدی که بگه منم هستم
با گذر زمان رایحه تغییر چندانی نمیکنه و فقط ملایمتر میشه
فکر کنم تنها عطری که رز داخل اش داره و من خیلی خیلی دوسش دارم اینه چون بوی رز فقط در چند دقیقه محدود ابتدایی خودشو نشون میده و در باقی طول عمر عطر کاملا در حاشیه هست ولی به هر حال بوش همیشه حس میشه
پخش بوش خوبه و ماندگاری بین 8 تا 10 ساعت روی پوست داره
در مجموع بوش خیلی خاص و متفاوت نیست. خصوصا که این جزو سری عطرهای حرفه ای تر دیور هست و قیمت بالایی هم داره. ولی بوی بسیار دلپذیر و کیفیت و بالانس رایحه های عالی داره
در ضمن نمیدونم چرا ولی تولیدش متوقف شده متاسفانه

Jan
01
2014
lyolya
lyolya

Oh, how I love thee...
Sampled from a tiny vial, this scent is bound to become my signature once I receive the full bottle!
This is amber, this is incense, this is beauty and comfort, sophistication and understatement.
Very similar to Ambre Sultan indeed, it is more feminine, elegant and classy. Great lasting power, too.
Incredible, simply incredible.
Oh, and yes, a great deal, too! 8.4 oz=250 ml for $250 - that's less than $30 per 1 oz (30 ml)
I got my stash now that it's discontinued! :)

Update: this perfume is a DRUG. I am officially addicted.

Dec
08
2013
NoiBoi
NoiBoi

The prominent notes in here for me are the Labdanum and incense, with a touch of honey sweetness. I don't get much rose or patchouli, at least for now.

Overall, I belive this would satisfy anyone who is fond of amber and/or incense based fragrances. I personally find Labdanum a more wearable version of amber. Good stuff, and right in the middle of unisex.

Oct
20
2013
judyk
judyk

Oh, this is so gorgeous! An eiderdown comforter of spice-dusted incense, just sweet enough to soothe the soul. I'd swear there was amber in it but the notes say no. But, oh, it does remind me of another perfume... My nose will be stuck to my wrist all day while I try to remember which one. I can think of worse ways to spend the day. :-)

Edit: I've got it! Ambre Sultan. Must be the labdanum that gives it that amber quality. They're similar but easy to tell apart - Mitzah has noticeable cinnamon and a sharp floral base.

Jul
24
2013
lloydbruno
lloydbruno

At the opening I took a ton of incense, cinnamon and honey, pungent aroma and very sweet, warm, very powerful projection. After ten minutes the skin he referred me to the Louve Serge Lutens (amostrinha wax).

After about forty-five minutes, the incense will be taking and I am now a honey delicate floral, but still sweet, creamier, and now at this point, since the projection is average in my skin. The aroma lingers in this way until the end, getting a little more intimate, but the setting is great.

Honey dominates the fragrance from start to finish. Good for the winter.

May
30
2013
deadidol
deadidol

This is a bright, clamorous scent that draws some parallels to the other fragrances Demachy put together for the Couturier line. There's an opulence to much of the series that can cause them to come across as trying a little too hard, but this particular one isn't pushing any envelopes with its composition; Instead, it's clearly aiming for pleasantries—and in that respect, it's somewhat successful.

There's an initial blast of Damascone Beta (presumably in order to cite Dior's 1980s powerhouse scents), quickly giving way to a rich honey/vanilla that's slightly tempered by the spices. Patchouli peeks through and adds a snippet of freshness to the mix as the scent attenuates. What results is a semi-fruity, honeyed-rose aura that sits relatively low, straddling between "nice" and "mundane." Although the listed notes would disagree, I do pick up a hint of animalic dirtiness that's probably coming from labdanum. Sadly, I get virtually no incense at all as it's simply subsumed by the sweetness of everything else that's going on and the somewhat sickly base that's carrying the whole thing along.

Projection and longevity seem slightly below average: it sits relatively low in comparison to other Diors, and lasts around 4 hours on me. Pleasant, warm, rich, but ultimately boring, it's frankly not that far removed from the slew of honey/rose/vanilla synths that have plagued the market from cheap celeb scents to designer fruit-bombs. Despite this, I get the sense that it's created for absolute marination (which is probably why it comes in a ridiculous 8.4oz bottle) and is probably well-suited for such purposes. I'd list this as sniff-worthy if you happen to be in its presence, but aside from that, I wouldn't recommend seeking it out—specifically as there are plenty more scents out there doing what Mitzah is attempting, but with far more grace.

May
04
2013
Tovah
Tovah

Kind of like I always used to read Janet Reno Loves You instead of Jean Reno Loves You and Maggot instead of Etro Magot, I kept thinking I was reading "Mitzvah" wherever I saw this scent advertised. So, I felt obligated to try it...hardee har har.(Sorry) Mitzah is a dreamy incense fragrance, the likes of which we experience all too rarely. It's not as smokey after awhile as it lead me to anticipate, but but it haunts with a labdanum and cinnamon warmth. It's for a woman that makes turbans, bold leopard prints (faux!), and a string of pearls the size of golf balls seem effortlessly stylish. I think Mitzah is gorgeous, and it's the kind of fragrance I admire, but it's black hair, tall and voluptuous, and I'm a redhead, short and boney. Mitzah is several sizes too big for me, in the way that I could never play the part no matter how brilliant are my acting skills. If this came in something other than a vat, I'd probably buy a little bottle to have purely for the thrill of sniffing it.

Jan
31
2013
Assiduosity
Assiduosity

If a perfume ever felt it had a divine right to be considered beautiful it could be Mitzah from La Collection Couturier Parfumeur by Dior.

Formed with the easy precision of a skilled pattern cutter's hand, it is an apparently simple composition that only assumes its true form when worn.

From the start it is mainly smoke in the couturiers' mirrors, in all directions billowing clouds of incense take their time to clear. The clouds come from cones heavily flavoured with coriander, cinnamon and cardamon, meaning they are rich and spiced in their swirling.

When the dust does finally settle our newly dressed gentleman lacks only one thing: a floral buttonhole. A mistake rectified with the quick provision of a rose, one that continues to emanate its Damascene scent the rest of the day.

Only one element now remains: a sweetness to add humour to this show of the dark arts.

Here come the bees in their honeyed hoards to bring a sepia tint to the scene.

An icon is an icon and has sexuality rather than a sex.

Mitzah is the first icon of the silent screen.

Jan
31
2013
johngreenink
johngreenink

I was fortunate to receive a sample of this perfume from a friend. First and foremost, this is a unisex scent, no question about it. Guys, don't be afraid of this one, it works very well on men's skin. Secondly, I come so close to wanting to call this a masterpiece. It's one of the best perfumes I've tried in ages.

Mitzah grabs you by the shirt collars immediately with a sweet and gently spicy opening. I first detect coriander and labdanum, and bright hints of rose and a melange of spices. About an hour or two later, this astounding middle appears: warm wood, cool incense, smoldering nuts and berries, rubbed patchouli leaves. Not far after begins the epically long ending, where honey/beeswax plays the solo, surrounded by the echoes of other spices. Rose is prominent in the base notes, too. Every element of this perfume slides in a long horizontal line from one to the other so the experience lasts a very long time, and its changes are subtle, smooth and slow... like the unfurling of an enormous flag in a gentle wind.

There is a deep red heart to this perfume, hinted at by it's gentle rose color. Such a careful hand combined these elements into a rich scent experience - sublimely stunning.

Jan
21
2013
melancholybaby
melancholybaby

A wonderful, promising warm spicy opening. Then, a strange blast of overripe fruit - a moment of panic! Then, on to the notes that dominate, on my skin, the linear development: honey, vanilla and a hint of incense. The sweetness of these notes on my were disappointing. The spices all but disappeared, swallowed by the honey-vanilla. Good thing this was just a sample!

Nov
19
2012
LANIER
LANIER

Deep in the most ancient part of Istanbul, a honey yellow Turkish crescent moon of midnight creeps over the walls of the Topkapi palace. Summer dreams on the Bosporus are heady with the heavy exotic fragrances of the Grand Bazaar that linger in the serpentine streets as they waft toward the incense filled gardens on the edge of the city. In such gardens on just such a night as this lovers have met ever since scandalous Theadora danced before the infatuated Emperor Justinian at the dawn of Byzantium.

Rare and sensuous this night is filled with promise and sweet delights of desire tinged with danger. Women of ripe beauty peek in the moon glow from behind screens of carved ebony. They whisper to one another that the night is never long enough when He is near and always unending and eternal when he is not. That is the song of longing, of loves promise never fulfilled. Desire and dust wrapped in silk put away to save for the thing that can never really be. It is the dream of love.

This is all and everything I have found in the glorious perfume from Dior called Mitzah. Named for Christian Dior’s muse and friend Mitzah Bricard it is heady and hypnotic but never overwhelming. It is what I would call deep and multi layered in its design, a real stunner for me that never shouts but rather insinuates and seduces the one who wears it. And in so doing casts a spell of enchantment beyond the wrist, or from behind the ear out into a waiting world of yes.


Mitzah opens in a temple garden loaded with incense where a smooth coriander feeds and supports an ethereal velvet red rose. Then suddenly oriental fresh spices scatter across the skin as if spilled from huge terracotta jars in the bazaar at Alexandria.

It is so well made that the middle notes slowly unfurl like Cleopatra wrapped in an oriental rug that lay for years on the floor of a cinnamon warehouse. The highly erotic labdanum snakes over this rug and licks like a cat the creamy warm vanilla within this bowl of golden scent. You dare not close your eyes or you will be lost in a sumptuous whirlpool.

There is a long lazy luxurious slow stretching dry down where the thick honey still sticks to the honey comb and drips down over a layer of pungent patchouli. All of this majesty and resplendency is carried on the remaining whisper of that first incense from ancient temples dedicated to pagan gods of love.

Mitzah has a stable and long lasting silage that speaks of quality and lasts on my skin a good seven to nine hours. It comes on strong but don’t let that scare you. It is an oriental with a genteel soul and the longer it lays languorously on the skin the softer it becomes. It never powders down but rather wafts on with that incredible smoky slightly sweet incense. Mitzah is listed as a woman’s fragrance but in my experience it is remarkably masculine in a smart Near Eastern manner. When I wear it men invariably ask me what it is and where they can get a bottle. Mitzah is a sly seducer that works well on a man and is his equal on a woman and will blend with both chemistries. The chemistry it inspires is of skin upon skin that sparks the heart to a sweet madness. This meeting is in fact the Algerian love knot fragrance that two lovers could wear. Smelling of each other when they are apart and bending into a kiss of fragrance when they meet.
FIVE GOLD STARS *****

Nov
16
2012
mocha43
mocha43

For me, this is too intense, too reminisent of youth dew and opium that I remember from their vintage days. The incence, spice and patchouli that many love, simply give me a headache, a profound headache. That being said, I received this as a sample of La Collection Dior, so it is only one of many that I will be sampling.

Aug
29
2012
cleo cupcake
cleo cupcake

Mitzah must have been a wonderful woman if this perfume which she inspired is anything to go by....It is a striking, strong blend of incense, roses and spices. I believe I also smell tobacco with the honey. As she was Dior's muse I imagine a super stylish french woman, slightly eccentric, 'jolie laide', wearing Le Smoking with a silk cravat and high heels. She has deep red lips, artfully styled hair, a cigarette in one hand and a glass of brandy in the other. She has a deep throaty laugh and fierce love of life. I agree with Sheerapop that the huge bottles are too much perfume but I do so want one very badly.I will wear this when I want to be as bold as Mitzah and feel as elegant and inspiring as a Dior muse.

Apr
17
2012
originaldeftom
originaldeftom

For me "Mitzah" is the more curvy and voluptuous sister of "Bois D'Argent" (who is the slim, slick and suave Librarian).

Mitzah is warm, loud,full bodied scent full of sweet, ripe, sun kissed rose and honey.
The spices and francinsense dominate the core of the fragrance.

I can imagine this to be very nice in the cold of winter around Xmas time for it will radiate well in the cold and cheer you up.

Very sweet and balmy. Somewhat linear, meaning you will either love or loathe this big sister from the very first moment.

I find "Bois D'Argent" more intriguing.

Apr
01
2012
alfarom
alfarom

After all the fuss I've heard about Mitzah I probably expected too much. Mitzah is a good spicy/woody oriental with a sweet edge. Incense is detectable but I honestly wouldn't classify this as an incense cmposition. Rose and honey perfectly blends together to assure a warm drydown while patchouli adds a "classic oriental" quality to a well crafted composition that's neither particularly original nor interesting.

Said that, if you're into this type of stuff, give a chance to Herve Domar Diamant Noir which does exactly the same thing at half the price.

Rating: 6.5/10

Dec
07
2011
Tigerlillian
Tigerlillian

Unusual and mysterious. Opens with cinnamon, rose, incense and the musky amber scent of labdanum.

Then something extremely dry pierces through: coriander--biting and almost metallic. Discordant I think for such an otherwise buxomly incensed fragrance. A dry, smokey rosewood would have punctuated the notes better, or even peppery caraway.

Finishes as a sweet, earthy, honeyed incense but still with the sharp grating edge. It doesn't play nice on me, so I think I will pass on this one.

Mar
06
2011
sherapop
sherapop

Dior La Collection Couturier Parfumeur MITZAH is a truly gorgeous incense perfume! All day I have been sniffing myself in delight and even considering the possibility of buying the large economy-size bottle.

Which brings me to a small digression and mini-rant: why are prestige house putting out jugs of juice? In this case, there can be no doubt that the juice in question is perfume--probably edp, to be more precise. MITZAH has great longevity and sillage. So why in the world would anyone of human body size need a 450ml vat? This trend we have seen chez Chanel and Guerlain, and I have to say that I don't comprehend it at all. The price per milliliter of these sometimes splendid creations is often less than that of low-brow chemical soup! But the consumer is expected to make a large volume commitment. So you cannot buy 1oz of MITZAH, though I do believe that 1oz would last a very long time.

That said, MITZAH, a sumptuous oriental featuring incense, honey, rose, labdanum and patchouli, among other notes, is breathtakingly beautiful. Please pass the jug my way!

Nov
23
2010

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