This is such a beautiful fragrance! Normally I'm not one to praise mainstream scents marketed to the under-30 set but this is definitely worth purchasing. I just wish it didn't seem so blatantly marketed toward teenage girls and felt a little more sophisticated and mature.
Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Parfum 2005 (the version I own and love)
Top: Pineapple, Cherry, Strawberry, Mandarin
Heart: Popcorn (!), Caramel, Jasmine, Rose, Violet
Base: Patchouli, Musk, Amber
Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Parfum 2011 (boo!)
Top: Sparkling Citruses (Mandarin Orange);
Heart: Rose Damascena, Intense Jasmine;
Base: Patchouli, Vetyver, Sandalwood, Moss, Amber
It’s probably not a very good perfume. But it’s tied to a very specific, very happy time for me - early adultolescence in Moscow, visiting Karen in Paris. Liquid consequence-free bad decisions. A Kylie Minogue song in a bottle. Now they’ve taken out everything that made it trashy and fun and there’s a tasteful new ad starring Natalie Portman. I smelled the new version at Bloomingdale’s and there’s not even a hint of unicorn or teenager. :(
I am reviewing the former version of this perfume, as there is a new reformulated version that I do not own. First, let me explain the bottle. Depending on when you got the perfume, the bottle may have the “Miss Dior Cherie” writing etched in silver on the bottle or the more modern version has the sticker label that says Miss Dior Cherie in smaller print. Either one has the silver plastic bow around the bottom of the cap, which is near the neck of the bottle. The color of the perfume is a slightly darkened peachy color. The bottom of the bottle has a textured houndstooth design. The cap has CD engraved on it. The shape of the bottle is basically a small rectangle. The bottle is pretty simple but elegant. As for the actual smell, I love it more than anything else in the perfume world! On Fragrantica.com, they described this scent to have strawberry leaves and tangerine as top notes, caramelized popcorn, violet, strawberry, and jasmine as middle notes, and patchouli and crystalline musk as bottom notes. Like any perfume, it smells of very strong alcohol at the first spray. Then after a couple minutes, it starts to smell like fresh strawberries mix with pretty florals. I forgot how actual strawberries smelled like because I seldom eat fruits, but when I finally smelled the real thing, I was like “how come it smells exactly like my perfume” (except without the flowers of course) haha. I am not familiar with how the other flower notes are supposed to smell like, but all I know is that it mixes well with the strawberry. It continues to smell like strawberries for the rest of the day but of course it’s a complex elegant strawberry scent. I don’t notice the tangerine scent at all because it definitely does not smell citrusy to me. My coworker said that it is supposed to be very sweet, but personally I don’t get that at all. I guess I am referring to the vanilla type of sweet, but this perfume is definitely not that. This kind of sweet people are referring to must be the fruity fresh fruit sweet. I never get sick of this scent because it isn’t a very strong smell. It isn't faint like cheap perfumes but it is still on the soft side. I doubt most people would be offended by this scent. I would spray six times total around my chest area and arms/wrists. It fades about six hours or so while getting softer and softer. At the end, I think I smell strawberry candy. Perhaps this is the caramelized popcorn, but I am not certain how caramelized popcorn is supposed to smell like haha. A lot of people seem to dislike the smell of patchouli, but to be honest, I have no idea how patchouli is supposed to smell like either. Like mentioned, because the scent is so soft, I do not smell anything outstanding during the drydown. I think anybody, no matter what age, could rock this smell anytime during the year. It is pretty pricey though, but that’s just how designer perfumes are. Overall, I think the majority of people that tried this perfume would at least like it. I can’t stand a day without spraying this on! I am so obsessed with this perfume that I got two 3.4 oz bottles of this scent because I know if I ever run out and get a new one, I will be getting the reformulated version, which I do not like. If you like a perfume that smells like fresh strawberries mixed 50/50 with flowers, then I would definitely recommend you get this perfume.
Again, to avoid any confusion, this review is for the 2005 version. The earlier bottles had “Miss Dior Cherie” etched in silver on the bottle without a sticker label. The sticker label that you see on the current bottles now is actually the new design that came out even before Dior had reformulated the actual perfume. Now the perfume is reformulated in 2011 in the same bottle with the sticker label on it, so for those that may make a new purchase, there will be a chance you bought the new version. You simply cannot tell by just looking at the bottle. The difference between the initial version and the 2011 version is that Dior took out the fruity strawberry and caramelized popcorn notes, which makes the new one smells more mature. To me, the new one smells like bitter flowers for the first couple minutes and it does not smell like fruits whatsoever. However, I think that people that are older would enjoy the new version better without smelling all fruity. I hope this review would be helpful for those that were confused between the old/new version of the perfume in the same bottle. I sure was hella confused, so that is why I did all my research and now trying to help others straighten it out.
The following bottles are both the previous version but the top one's the old bottle:
I've been wanting this since it initially came out, but kept getting sidetracked, I finally sprang for a bottle. The scent contains notes I don't normally wear-I'm not a fruity, floral girlie sort, but what really attracted me was the caramel note....no popcorn, but after the initial fruity slightly floral opening, the drydown is the star. This scent goes a long way with a small spritz....this is not a scent you want to drown yourself in, It lasts forever, and just gets better. Although it does smell like caramel, and has a sweetness (unknown as to whether the floral or fruit notes are causing this) I wouldn't call this foody, It won't appeal to all, but I find it a nice change from my heavier scents for spring...not sure this will make it thru the summer-it may become cloying, but right now, it's perfect.
Initially I hated this perfume because the smell was too spicy and mature. A year later I tried this on at sephora and I kinda started liking it again. The staying power is ok.
Wow. What a knock-out scent on me! I couldn't stop smelling my wrist after trying it on. After time, it just gets more alluring. I had to go back and get it. Pricey, but a little goes a long way! This is my new signature scent.
There are very few fragrances that make my stomach turn. This is one of them. I sprayed it once on my wrist while shopping at Boots, and was nearly knocked out by the horrifically strong floral/strawberry sweetness. It's not even a fresh floral/strawberry scent, but rather a musty, unwashed body covered in cheap perfume-type scent. It's really hard to believe Dior would create a fragrance that has the same quality as the perfumes available at my local 99p shop.
Love this fragrance - sugary sweet but not sickening so. In my opinion it'd be best worn in the warmer seasons (including spring and fall) - spring it'll leave a vague hint of floral sweetness, summer it'll go perfect with a date out in the sun, and fall as just a touch reminder of the warmth that still lingers. Got this 100mL from a friend and was honestly shocked when I found out the price - it's pretty expensive for a perfume that's (more so) oriented towards young adults! My other perfumes used frequently are Daisy (Marc Jacobs), L.A.M.B., and Burberry Weekend (for men....yes) to give you a profile of the category of scent this fragrance appeals to.
LOVES IT!!! Not a day goes by when I enter/exit our elevator at work, a man will tell me I smell 'beautiful' or 'lovely' today- Women simply ask what it is that I'm wearing... (translation: you smell pretty but I wont choke out a compliment)... very pleasant fragrance!
I work with perfumes so i personally feel that i am aware of the new perfumes that are always coming out. So i feel that this is the best perfume around. I think that this suits old and young and its fresh but still feminine! Although this isnt cheap it would be stupid not to get this! i love it!