Topic: The Miss Dior (Cherie) Guide
Timeline (1947—Present day)
1947—Miss Dior is launched
Dior Miss Dior
The fragrance is available in as an EDT.
Notes: aldehydes, gardenia, galbanum, clary sage and bergamot; middle notes are carnation, iris, orris root, jasmine, neroli, lily-of-the-valley, rose and narcissus; base notes are labdanum, leather, sandalwood, amber, patchouli, oakmoss and vetiver. — fragrantica
Also available is Miss Dior Extrait de Parfum.
Notes: galbanum, jasmine and patchouli.
2005—Miss Dior Cherie is launched
The first flanker of the 1947 Miss Dior, Miss Dior Cherie was available in 100 ml, 50 ml, and 30 ml sizes. The 30ml size was long and rectangular length-wise and did not feature a bow. All sizes feature foil writing on the bottles (up until around 2008). Miss Dior Cherie from 2005 was made by Christine Nagel.
Notes: wild strawberry leaves and green tangerine. The heart features caramel pop corns surrounded by violets, wild strawberry, so strong and seductive and pink jasmine. The base is created of fresh patchouli leaves and crystalline musk. — fragrantica
2005—Miss Dior Cherie Extrait de Parfum is launched
Miss Dior Cherie Extrait de Parfum is a concentrated formulation launched in 2005. It is meant to be a seductive, elegant side to the Miss Dior Cherie fragrance line. The bottle design features foil writing on the glass bottle (it is later changed to a white label around 2008).
Notes: Italian Mandarin, jasmine, patchouli.
2007—The first Miss Dior Cherie EDT is launched
The bottle is more square in shape than Miss Dior Cherie 2005 and has a clear bow. The notes are very different from Miss Dior Cherie 2005. Both bottles feature foil writing on the glass.
Notes: fresh Callabrian bergamot, dominant essence of orange, which increases the freshness and sweetness of tones. The scent of freesia attracts with its opulent and intensive floral notes, together with lily, and dark patchouli notes, with a wine-like scent of earth, used in chypre perfume compositions. — fragrantica
2008—Miss Dior Cherie (EDP) changes to flat label on bottle
The notes are unchanged from the 2005 version. The fragrance still came in 30, 50, and 100 ml sizes. The 30 ml size was still rectangular length-wise and didn't feature a bow but had the new label as well.
Most of the labels on the bottles of seen of this formula have been white, however it's been said that there have been light pink labels used as well (perhaps after the first bottles with white labels were released?). Since the 2011 EDP version features a pink label as well the only way to really distinguished through bottle design is to see whether or not there is an indentation around the a label. If the label lies flat on the surface, it is the pre-2011 EDP version (with the 2005 formula). If the label is inset into the glass, is is the 2011 EDP reformulated version.
2008—Miss Dior Cherie Extrait de Parfum changes to label on bottle
Miss Dior Cherie Extrait de Parfum also changes to the flat label. The notes remain the same.
2008—Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Printemps is launched
Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Printemps is a spring 2008 edition of Miss Dior Cherie.
Notes: blood orange and bergamot; middle notes are jasmine, neroli and rose; base note is patchouli. — fragrantica
2008—Miss Dior Cherie Blooming Bouquet is launched
Miss Dior Cherie Blooming Bouquet, an EDT, is first launched in the summer of 2008. It is proclaimed to be the summer edition of Miss Dior Cherie 2007 (also an EDT—the main one at the time). It is primarily launched to appeal to the Asian market.
Notes: mandarin in the top notes, peony flowers in the heart and sensual white musk trace in the base note. — fragrantica
2009—Miss Dior Cherie L'Eau is launched
Miss Dior Cherie L'Eau, an EDT is launched. It is meant to be a permanent edition to the Miss Dior Cherie line.
Notes: bitter orange, which are delicate, fruity, bitter-sweet and delicately spicy. A heart is ruled by gardenia, a vibrant, opulent, white flower, while a base incorporates white musk. — fragrantica
2010—Miss Dior Cherie 2007, an EDT, is discontinued (if not before 2010)
2010—Miss Dior Cherie Eau De Toilette is launched
This Miss Dior Cherie is sweeter than the 2007 Miss Dior Cherie EDT. It is meant to be sold as a permanent part of the Miss Dior Cherie line.
Notes: freesia and lily of the valley start this spring, feminine composition which lines up accords of jasmine, orange blossom and tuberose. Top notes of Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Toilette 2010 are enriched with pleasant and almost fruity accents which lead us into a heart with charming popcorns, followed with pralines and vanilla. — fragrantica
2011—Miss Dior Cherie EDP is reformulated
Confusion, outrage, and curiosity ensue as Dior replaces the original Miss Dior Cherie 2005 fragrance formula with another. The fragrance is less sweet and more closely resembles Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle. The notes still feature strawberry. This 2011 reformulation was made by Francois Demachy
The new face of the new fragrance campaign is Natalie Portman. The label on the bottle is white/light ivory and is inset into the glass. The fragrance came in 30, 50, and 100 ml but the 30 ml is no longer rectangular and resembles the other sizes but on a smaller scale.
Notes: Mandarin orange, wild strawberry, jasmine, rose, vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli, oak moss, and amber.
2011—Blooming Bouquet is relaunched
Miss Dior Cherie Blooming Bouquet is relaunched in summer of 2011 (another summer edition). With the addition of more notes. The 2008 and 2011 versions look identical.
Notes: citrus fruits and Sicilian oranges. Its heart is governed by peony flower enriched with rose absolute. Warm and creamy character of the fragrance is provided by the base composed of patchouli and white musk.
(Late) 2011—Miss Dior Cherie EDP (all versions) is discontinued
(Late) 2011—Miss Dior Cherie Extrait de Parfum is discontinued
(Late) 2011—Miss Dior Cherie Eau De Toilette is discontinued
(Late) 2011—Miss Dior (1947), both the Extrait de Parfum and EDT versions are reformulated and renamed "Miss Dior Originale"
The original Miss Dior is reformulated down to three notes.
Notes: Top note is galbanum; middle note is jasmine sambac; base note is patchouli.
(Late) 2011—A new Miss Dior is launched
The notes are different from all previous versions of Miss Dior or Miss Dior Cherie. Though they most closely resemble Miss Dior Cherie EDP 2011, they are not exactly the same formula. There are fewer notes in the new Miss Dior and strawberry no longer is present in it.
Natalie Portman is the face of the new Miss Dior and all other new Miss Dior flankers. Some of the same ads for Miss Dior Cherie 2011 are used but with the 'Cherie' title dropped in the ad copy. More confusion ensues over the numerous changes to the Miss Dior Originale and Miss Dior Cherie fragrances.
The packaging resembles the Miss Dior Cherie 2011 version but the label is white instead of light pink and 'Cherie' is dropped from the title.
Dior Miss Dior Couture Edition is the promotional bottle design of the new Miss Dior. The notes are exactly the same.
Notes: Bergamot, orange and mandarin, and gradually develop into a floral harmony of jasmine and rose absolute. The final accords of patchouli, sandalwood and vetiver. — fragrantica
(Late) 2011—Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Couture Edition is launched
According to Fragrantica, Blooming Bouquet Couture was launched before the 2011 holiday season.
Notes: Sicilian mandarin, peony, rose, and white musk. — fragrantica
(Late) 2011—(Early) 2012 Miss Dior Eau De Toilette is launched
Miss Dior Eau De Toilette is launched sometime between late 2011 and early 2012. The bow is clear (though the dior website has shown an image of the perfume with a silver bow).
Notes: There are discrepancies about the exact content and formulation of it's notes. The Dior website listed the notes as having a top note of sweet orange essence, a middle note of essence of neroli, and base note of patchouli. Most likely, this version of Miss Dior Eau De Toilette was meant to be a lighter, pared-down version of the new Miss Dior EDP.
However, though an email communication with Dior customer service in March 2012, I was told that the new Miss Dior Eau De Toilette was the same in formulation as Miss Dior Cherie Eau De Toilette 2010. As I never got around to testing the Late 2011—Early 2012 version of Miss Dior Eau De Toilette, I am concluding with the likelihood that the notes did indeed change to the newer, simpler notes reflected on the Dior website in at the time (2012).
(Late) 2011—(Early) 2012 Miss Dior Extrait de Parfum title change
In keeping with the new Miss Dior line, 'Miss Dior Cherie Extrait de Parfum' is changed to 'Miss Dior Cherie Extrait de Parfum'.
Notes: Italian Mandarin, jasmine, patchouli.
2012—Miss Dior Cherie L'Eau is discontinued
2012—Miss Dior Eau Fraiche is launched
Miss Dior Eau Fraiche is launched (most likely in place of the discontinued Miss Dior Cherie L'eau). It is to be a permanent part of the new Miss Dior line.
Notes: citrus notes and green galbanum. The heart of the perfume is traditionally composed around jasmine, lying on the intensive base of earthy patchouli. — fragrantica
2012—Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette Spray (Nordstrom Exclusive) is launched (in the U.S.)
Yet another version of 'Blooming Bouquet', an EDT is launched. This time it is a spring 2012 exclusive for Nordstrom. The notes read identical to the first 2008 (Miss Dior Cherie) edition of 'Blooming Bouquet'.
Notes: Essence of mandarin, peony, and white musk.
2012—Miss Dior Le Parfum is launched
Miss Dior Le Parfum, a 40 ml extract, is launched. It is unclear as to whether or not it is meant to be a limited edition in the Miss Dior line (some online stores such as Macy's list it as a limited edition).
Notes: mandarin, Bulgarian rose absolute, Turkish rose absolute, patchouli, amber and vanilla. — fragrantica
2013—Miss Dior Eau De Toilette is reformulated and relaunched
In 2013, Dior reformulated the (Late) 2011—(Early) 2012 version of Miss Dior Eau De Toilette. There is also new Natalie Portman campaign that features her with roses, a new component to the fragrance. At the present, it is unclear as to whether or not there is now a clear or metal bow on the bottle, but the Natalie Portman ads showcase a metal bow.
Notes: Tunisian neroli oil. The heart merges two types of roses - Bulgarian and Turkish. The base is made of Indonesian patchouli. — fragrantica
2014—Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette Spray is sold as a Macy's Exclusive (in the U.S.)
It is also sold on the Dior Beauty website (Dior.com).
Notes: Both Dior and Macy's sites list the notes as "Sicilian Orange Essence, Pink Peony, Damasus Rose, White Musks".
The composition, according to fragrantica, include peach and apricot on top of the notes listed above.
I am not certain if that is the case or not as peach and apricot are not listed in the notes categories on either of the retail websites.
I will continue to update this timeline as new fragrances are released or discontinued. Information will be added and corrected from time to time. So please be patient with me. I hope this helps!
Miss Dior (Cherie) BATCH code info courtesy of butterbean
Find out what year your Miss Dior or Miss Dior Cherie was made!
"This may help some people as to finding out what year their Miss Dior or Miss Dior Cherie is:
Find the BATCH code on the bottle -- it should match the BATCH code on bottom of box
For the 4 digits/alphabets, fist digit represents the year which the fragrance was produced:
2 - 2012, 1 - 2011, 0 - 2010, 9 - 2009, 8 - 2008, 7 - 2007 and on so forth.
So with the example of 1N02, it would be produced/manufactured in year 2011.
As for the alphabet just behind the first digit (the alphabet that sits in the second place of the batch code (eg. 1N02), it simply represents the month the fragrance was produced. Dior starts with N being Jan. Thus:
N - Jan, P - Feb, Q - Mar, R - Apr, S - May, T - June, U- July, V - Aug, W - Sep, X - Oct, Y - Nov, Z - Dec
Once again, with the given example of 1N02, the fragrance would be produced/manufactured in Jan. (there is no O for months, so not to be confused with 0 as in zero)And finally for the last two digits, it represents the week of that particular month. In conclusion, the example of 1N02 simply refers to a fragrance that was produced/manufactured on the [color=#333333; border-color: #dde4eb; padding: 0px; margin: 0px]second week of Jan 2011[/color]."
[color=#333333; border-color: #dde4eb; padding: 0px; margin: 0px]— butterbean[/color]
Thank you butterbean!
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