The lemon is gorgeous but weak and doesn't last for more than a few minutes. Then its changes to a weak white floral that smells to me like rotting flowers in a vase for half an hour. The drydown is a vague watery musk with some dirty patchoulli notes. Extremely poor staying power, lasts about an hour on me.
I remember when the new Miss Dior Cherie came out a few years. I was so excited to try it so see how they could improve on the original Miss Dior. Though i would not say they improved on the original it was an awesome fragrance and sold well. It had such a lovely strawberry note and patchouli too. I was hooked the instant i tried it. I also liked the fact that it had a masculine tinge to it too. Then Miss Dior Eau Fraiche has come along. Usually "eau fraiche" scents are just lighter scents of the original. Not Miss Dior Eau Fraiche. It stands as its own fragrance. It does not have that wonderful strawberry note that made the original so appealing. When i first spray it on a get a big blast of what smells like cardboard or a ream of paper (it's the patchouli). It is quite manly smelling. That smell only lasts for a short while and then it turns sweet....citrusey. I've had it on about 7 hours now and i swear i can detect oakmoss and it turns quite powderey after having it on a long time. Miss Dior Eau Fraiche is closer to the original Miss Dior released in the 50's. Overall, it could be a nice men's scent but it's nice enough the way it is.
Although this fragrance doesn't suit my body chemistry or my personality. I can see the appeal to this fragrance it does have a feminine elegant quality to this fragrance. Too strong and pungent for me personal all I seem to get in my skin is the qualities I don't like Patchouli, which is the strongest note I smell first then jasmine, orange oil, and green galbarum.
But on my younger sister this smell quite lovely and suits her, its sweet fresh orange with a stronger musk.
not sweet enough for me, hurts my sinuses. almost astringent. but you know, fragrance is a body chemistry thing. not terrible but not for me. i prefer the original, this is a totally different scent altogether, not a "fresher" version.
I wear Miss Dior Cherie on a regular basis, it's actually one of my fav. fragrances.. this, however, is not. I was disapointed when buying this and trying it. I reallyyyy tried to love it, but just couldn't. Supposed to be a "fresh versior of Miss Dior Cherie for on the go" ... um not so much. Not anything like the original, not nearly as sweet, and just a strange scent overall. Would NOT buy again..nor will I wear it again.
Great unusual, clean, very sophisticated scent for modern Miss Dior. Smells like a very elegant soap. Which is a great plus for me. But not so sure if lots of peoples would like to pay for the soap as much :-) Scent is not overpowering at all. Just clean and elegant. Nothing like original Miss Dior ( too strawberryish for me). I really like it, its my new day scent, more suitable for spring and summer I think, than for colder months. And I love the bottle with the bow, and advert with Natalie Portman!