Launching a fashion line right after WWII and then subsequently launching a perfume line to go along with it, Christian Dior revolutionized both the fashion and fragrance industries. His designs and perfumes not only became loved around the world, but they also helped to place Paris back to the center of the fashion and perfume world. Today, Christian’s inspirations live in over 235 of the perfumes that bear his name.
Of course, 230+ perfumes are a lot of perfumes for the average consumer to consider. After all, they could never hope to try all of them in this collection. Fortunately, they won’t have to try to figure out the best ones on their own, because we’ve taken all of the guesswork out of buying the best Dior perfumes. In fact, we’ve listed their 10 best overall perfumes, so now anyone can enjoy one of these lovely scent profiles.
Best Dior Perfumes
10. Dune By Christian Dior For Women
Anyone looking for the best Dior perfume available need only look as far as Dune by Christian Dior for Women. Although this fragrance has been around since 1991, there’s a good reason for its longevity and that reason is that it is the best perfume available. This fragrance is warm and vibrant, so it’s perfect for spring or summer wear but can actually be worn all year round. And it can also be worn to work during the day and then easily be used as an evening perfume for heading out on the town. Its notes include the bright notes of Mandarin oranges, bergamot and peony, as well as the floral notes of ylang-ylang, jasmine, and lily. And it’s all supported by the more sensual scents of amber, sandalwood, and vanilla.
9. Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior
Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior for women is a perfume that was released in 1998 and has never really lost its popularity over the last 20+ years. That’s probably because this scent is a combination of fruity top notes that are coupled with floral heart notes and musky base notes. When it’s first applied, this scent smells very much like a combination of coconut, plum, and apricots. As those notes fade, this fragrance’s heart then begins to peek through—a combination of jasmine, tuberose, roses, and caraway seeds. And as it begins to fade, the scents of sandalwood, almond and musk are then allowed to bubble up.
8. Dior Homme Intense Eau de Parfum Spray for Men
Although this Dior perfume for men isn’t for everyone, it is an unusual scent that conveys an urban sense of style that’s mixed with an intense aura. This scent has top notes of iris and orange blossoms, heart scents of roses mixed with leather, and base notes that include a combination of a number of different woods. These woods include cedar, sandalwood, agarwood. And this entire concoction is then undergirded by the slight but distinct scent of musk mallow. All of this completes this fragrance as a scent profile designed for the modern male.
7. J’adore By Christian Dior For Women
J’adore is a Dior perfume for women whose bottle is almost as iconic as the fragrance it contains. Okay, maybe not as iconic, but pretty close. This curved bottle is unique and easily identifiable, just like the perfume contained within it. This perfume was released in the late 1990s and has a fruity and floral profile that sets it apart from other perfumes. This scent has top notes of bergamot, pear, and peach. Middle notes that include freesia, orchids, violets, and plums, as well as base notes that include the fragrances of blackberries and vanilla intertwined perfectly with musk and cedar.
6. Dior Addict For Women
This fragrance comes in a simple, yet iconic blue bottle and has a scent profile that’s fruity, flowery and sensual all at the same time. Released in 2002, this fragrance has top notes that are a combination of Mandarin leaf and blackberries. These notes are then quickly followed by the flowery bouquet of roses, orange blossoms, and jasmine. This scent’s base is a little bit simpler, however, and only contains notes of Tonka bean and sandalwood. It’s a sophisticated and sensual fragrance designed for sophisticated and sensual women. And it’s also one that’s perfect for wearing for a long night out on the town.
5. Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet
Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is a perfume from 2014 that has a scent that many people have called the epitome of spring. And it’s easy to see why once you examine it’s unique scent profile. After it is sprayed on, Mandarin orange is the first scent to greet you. This is followed by the fragrance heart notes—a delightful combination of peach and apricot that’s mixed with rose and peony flowers. After its heart notes settle down, and this fragrance sinks into its base notes, the velvety smell of white musk is then allowed to slowly seep to the surface and gives it its sensuality.
4. Dolce Vita By Christian Dior
At one point in time, this spicy fragrance was considered to be the perfume of the 1990s. Designed by Pierre Bourdon and Maurice Roger and released to the public in 1994, this perfume was extremely popular. Although its popularity waned a little in the early 2000s, it would appear that this perfume is set to make a comeback. Which isn’t too surprising considering how great it smells. This perfume has top notes of peach, lily, bergamot, rose, and grapefruit. It’s heart notes smell like a combination of apricots, lily, and cinnamon. And this scent’s base notes include the scents of cedar, sandalwood, and coconut.
3. Diorissimo By Christian Dior For Women
Diorissimo is a fragrance that was first released in 1956, so it very much has that 1950s sensibility to it. It’s full of dainty notes that would’ve been worn by the social butterflies of the time and went over quite well. Although some people may not like this floral combination, for other women it’s a dream come true. This perfume starts off with the slight scent of green leaves and bergamot before sliding into its heart notes of French Lilly-of-the-valley, jasmine, lilac, amaryllis and lilac. And finally, the bottom of this scent cocktail contains base notes of sandalwood and musk that hold it all together.
2. Christian Dior Poison Girl
Dior’s Poison Girl has only been out for a few years now, but it has already received critical praise for its combination of sweet florals that are well received by young women. Released in 2016, this fragrance has tangy, citrusy top notes that include lemon and bitter orange. This perfume’s heart notes include several different types of rose along with the sweet scent of orange blossom. And its sturdy base includes a variety of notes which include almond, vanilla, sandalwood, Tonka bean, and heliotropes. It’s definitely a fragrance designed for independent women who want to take charge of their world but still maintain their feminine side.
1. Christian Dior Forever & Ever
Originally released on an eager public in 2006, Dior Forever & Ever was a perfume that caught the world’s attention. And now thanks to its rerelease, it can do the same for a whole new generation. This limited-edition Dior perfume is a blend of unique floral notes, musk, and spices. When initially applied, it has top notes of jasmine and freesia. As its heart notes pick up, the fragrances of geranium, rose and almond blossoms then begin to shine through. And as it settles into its base, the wearer can expect to smell amber, musk and most of all, vanilla.
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