Miss Dior Exceptional

See How the Collector’s Edition Miss Dior Exceptional Fragrance Came To Be

You may know Miss Dior as one of the most iconic designer perfumes on the market. But now, Dior has given its signature sensual floral fragrance bottle an enchanting new look for Spring 2018 – and it’s called “Exceptional.”

“For the founding couturier, the bow was the punctuation mark of joyful femininity. It has bloomed, mischievously or majestically, to wrap the neck of the Miss Dior bottle since its creation in 1947,” the brand shared on its website, revealing the new design. “First conceived in black grosgrain then powdered satin, the bow, tied on one side and flaring open on the other, is recognizable among a thousand. Having become an icon, omnipresent throughout the House’s universe, the ribbon gracefully lends itself to a new exceptional edition.”

Miss Dior ExceptionalImage Source via Dior, Dacor

The latest bottle-topping bow style is a mix of the modern designs Dior has been sending down its runways – but also a nod to the label’s timeless elegance and longstanding tradition.

“This version, inspired by the Essence d’Herbier haute couture dress, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri with an echo of the Miss Dior dress created by Christian Dior for his spring-summer 1948 collection, evokes an armful of meadow flowers,” the brand explained.

Miss Dior ExceptionalImage Source via Dior, Sophie Carre

In a tribute to is original launch year of 1947, only 47 collector’s edition, numbered bottles of Miss Dior Exceptional have been created. When you see the work that went into making them, you’ll understand why. The same handmade detailing that makes Dior’s couture fashions so intricate also went into this bow’s creation.

Worn by Natalie Portman in the latest images of the Miss Dior campaign, it references Christian Dior’s passion for gardens and the floral bouquet that composes the perfume,” the brand continued. “Thus, the double satin bow was embellished with an embroidery of raffia which has been previously dyed and then dried. Each strand was then divided into four to craft a base of loops of these fragile raffia threads that was then meticulously covered by needle with blue, yellow, pink, and acid green glass beads. This undertaking is carried out by expert hands that produce a precious and strikingly modern bow. In tribute to the dress, from dress to bottle, Miss Dior is the House’s eternal perfume.”

Miss Dior ExceptionalImage Source via Dior, Dacor

Clearly a lot of care and precision went into crafting this lovely new look – and we dream of having a bottle on our makeup vanity!

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