Christian Dior La Collection Privee Gris Montaigne : New Fragrance

Christian Dior has added a new fragrance to La Collection Privée. Gris Montaigne, developed by perfumer François Demachy, is a classical mossy chypre with notes of bergamot, jasmine sambac, Turkish rose, Indonesian patchouli, moss, and amber.


Gris Montaigne is currently available at Harrods in London, alongside the England inspired makeup collection:  Claridge’s 48 eye shadow palette and lip gloss, My Lady powder, Windsor nail polish. Gris Montaigne will launch at Dior boutiques worldwide later this spring. Via and



  • sara: if it’s a chypre, i need to smell it. i tried only mitzah from this collection and it was boring. March 20, 2013 at 10:04am Reply

    • Victoria: I liked Mitzah enough to drain a big decant, but apparently it’s going to be discontinued. I look forward to trying Gris Montaigne though. March 20, 2013 at 10:37am Reply

      • Hunter: Mitzah (along with Vetiver and Eau Noire) have been going through these dicsontinuation rumors recently, but I doubt most are true. The SA’s at the Dior boutique in Vegas claim that they will simply be limited to Dior boutiques from now on. March 23, 2013 at 7:19pm Reply

        • Victoria: I hope so! They are some of the best perfumes from the collection, and I would miss them, especially Eau Noire. March 24, 2013 at 8:44am Reply

          • Hunter: Victoria, I feel the same. I read on basenotes (nowhere near a good source for anything like this) that Eau Noire was getting axed, and I just could not believe it. Easily one of the classiest and most unique scents put out by a major designer firm. I plan on ordering a bottle of Oud Ispahan soon, and will be speaking at length to the staff at the Las Vegas boutique about these rumors. If and when I get an update I’ll leave a new comment. March 24, 2013 at 2:19pm Reply

            • Victoria: Oud Ispahan is another favorite of mine!

              Thank you, please let me know if the boutique confirms the discontinuation rumors. March 24, 2013 at 4:29pm Reply

  • solanace: A real chypre, with moss? The notes sound amazing. I’m dying to read your review of this, V! March 20, 2013 at 10:37am Reply

    • Victoria: I look forward to sampling it, and if it’s truly mossy and not fleeting like half of the fragrances from this collection, I will be very happy. 🙂 March 20, 2013 at 10:39am Reply

      • solanace: Fleeting is a dealbreaker for me. March 20, 2013 at 10:48am Reply

        • Victoria: Same for me. I don’t mind delicate or subtle, but fleeting is never good. March 20, 2013 at 6:55pm Reply

  • Claudia: I’m going to Paris next month, hopefully the Dior boutique will have it then! March 20, 2013 at 2:43pm Reply

    • Victoria: I believe it should be available in Paris by then. March 20, 2013 at 6:54pm Reply

  • Nancy A.: Dear V,

    So far, none of the new collection by Dior “agrees” with me. However, I still will look into Gris Montaigne out of interest.
    I received two Tom Ford samples the other day of his Oud and Jasmin Blush. By combining them equally nice! Love his Oud — it’s as sensual as he is! March 21, 2013 at 2:02pm Reply

    • Victoria: The combination of Oud and Jasmine Blush sounds really wonderful! I don’t have samples of Tom Ford’s perfumes on hand, but I might try it with some other ouds and jasmines I have around. March 21, 2013 at 4:56pm Reply

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