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Fragrances - Christian Dior - New Look 1947

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 11/24/2013 7:56:00 AM More reviews by zeynepd

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Red, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

New Look 1947 was released in 2010 among La Collection Couturier line with its huge bottles. It is a pleasant blend of slightly sparkly, slightly sharp tuberose and a blend of soft creamy flowers decorated with just a tad of woods. The first time I sampled it, it was from a little vial so I could only dab and I got this big, candied tuberose that immediately put a big smile on my face. However, I have been using a big, spray decant for some time now and it definitely allows me to experience greener, slightly sharp, sometimes a bit hissy top notes where tuberose is rather dominant. With a spray, I get a candied waft around myself but the scent on my skin is definitely greener. It then settles into a nice melange with softspoken fresh pink roses, amicable peonies and maybe a bit of salty iris. These are paired with the tuberose and woody notes and ultimately create an easy-to-wear tuberose softened with other flowers. I find its drydown floral and creamy but I also feel that it may end of somehow powdery depending on your chemistry.

Dior created the New Look collection to celebrate the end of WWII that had been inevitably dictating a plain, somber style on women. To quote from Voguepedia, 'With a few elegant strokes of his pencil, Dior had swept away the utilitarian and frugal styles that had dominated during the war years: His New Look, as it came to be known, was a “direct, unblushing plan to make women extravagantly, romantically, eyelash-battingly female.” '

The 2010 release New Look 1947 is indeed romantic and even a bit frilly with its rose and peony - albeit somehow not very interesting. When I wear it, I really feel like having some light pink blush on my cheeks, curl my hair, put on lots of mascara so that I can flutter my eyelashes at a well-dressed suitor and whatnot. I also feel elegant in work situations. I like it but I do not love it the way I love my Nuit de Tubereuse which is darker, sharper, deeper and sparklier.

New Look has low to medium sillage on my skin with medium lasting power of 5ish hours. 3.5

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rated 3 of 5 on 2/15/2013 8:23:00 AM More reviews by YoHarajuku

Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel

Wish I wasn't the first to review this as I really don't have an expert nose in the world of perfumes! But here goes, for me its clean, sophisticated and enticing. A very Parisian scent. For the heavy price tag a perfume has to be truly classic for me to purchase and as lovely as this is I'd only buy if I was flush with cash.

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