Dior Perfumes
Sixty-Five Years of Creation



"This is why I also became a perfumer: all it takes is to open a bottle in order for my dresses to come spilling out, and for each woman I dress to leave desire in her wake,”  Christian Dior stated. These are the opening words of Dior: The Perfumes,  the new work on the House devoted to its iconic fragrances. Chandler Burr, American author and curator of the Department of Olfactory Art at New York’s Museum of Art and Design, has tapped into all the senses to tell this singular tale of a house of couture and perfumery. The author worked side by side with the House’s exclusive perfumer-creator, François Demachy, to bring this project to fruition. From the floral green chypre ofMiss Dior  to the light caress of Eau Sauvage,  from the impertinent Poison  to that epitome of sensuality and femininity that is J'adore,  via the precious alchemies of  the Escales Dior  and the Collection Privée,  the House’s emblematic perfumes will no longer remain a secret to the reader.

"The perfume that obsesses me the most remains the one created by Edmond Roudnitska in 1949,
  Diorama,” the author admits, adding, “From a historical and aesthetic point of view it constituted a real revolution. For me, this fragrance was a founding work of abstract impressionism, born at the same moment as Jackson Pollock was expressing this artistic movement in his paintings.”  An anecdote-filled olfactive history of the House waiting to be discovered in a book whose cover is abloom with the flowers so beloved of the couturier-perfumer.

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