Dior Ambre Nuit – Smooth and creamy throughout. Starts off slightly rummy (I’ve seen favorable comparisons to Kilian’s Straight to Heaven), with a bit of rich orange and a hint of bright patchouli. A touch of fruit and roses joins the mix before sandalwood and birch seem to blend in with the amber. As far as ambers go, this is very elegant and could work well in warm weather. [***]

Dior Bois d’Argent – Everything I hoped Odin 03 Century would be. Honeyed birch over a dark muted patchouli. The honey and patchouli combine for the faintest sweetness and beeswax. Doesn’t seem to project a ton. [** 1/2]

Dior Cologne Royale – Classic AdC. Light herbs and airy dry citrus over a soft herb and musk base. Very natural smelling, but fairly conventional. [**]

Dior Granville – Wonderful herbal citrus opening with a bit of minty eucalyptus lift that takes over the heart. This then dries down to a more standard amber-woody base, but the eucalyptus leaves its mark. Wonderful, but longevity is suspect. [**]

Dior Milly-la-Foret – Orange blossom, iris, jasmine, musk, sandalwood. Soft touch. [**]

Dior Mitzah – Amber, incense, patchouli. A sweet oriental, with amber cloaked in honey, rose and high-toned patchouli dominating the topnotes. Picks up some spices as it dries down to a soft patchouli base, but incense doesn’t seem to really show itself. Interesting, and definitely unisex. [**1/2]

Dior New Look 1947 – Tuberose, Ylang ylang, Iris, Damask rose, Sambac jasmine, Peony, Vanilla, Benzoin Lots of tuberose on the top – soft powdery floral. The focus of the florals seems to shift as this dries down, eventually settling on a pure rose and jasmine. [**]

Dior Patchouli Imperial – Bright patchouli with an orange twist on the top, dries down to a muted patchouli with a distinctively soapy vibe. Interesting, but nothing too special. [*1/2]

Dior Vetiver – Topnotes are green, soapy and slightly citrusy, although this is less spicy than Guerlain’s rendition. Somewhat simple and linear; a quality addition to an overcrowded genre. [*1/2]

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