Christian Dior Miss Dior (The Original) Giveaway

Today we have a wonderful giveaway thanks to a Bois de Jasmin reader Sandra. Sandra would like to find someone else to appreciate a bottle of  Christian Dior Miss Dior (the original floral chypre, Eau de Toilette, 1.7 oz, 50ml, sprayed only a few times, no original box). She bought it at a garage sale but didn’t love it. Sandra says that it smells good. She prefers to send to a reader in the continental USA. I will be happy to share the Miss Dior love further by sending a sample to a non-US reader. My contribution won’t be a full bottle, but rather a 5ml sample of a vintage version of Miss Dior.

miss-dior.It goes without saying that we are not responsible for leaks or damage during transit or for lost packages.

To participate, please answer these questions.
1. Where are you based? This is only to allow me to separate respondents into the two groups for the purposes of our draw. You’re welcome to reply only with your general region. I don’t need more details than that.
2. Do you think of perfume seasonally? Why or why not?
2. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win?

The contest will be opened till Sunday is now closed. I will contact the winner via email and will post her name in this spot. Rafaella and Amelie, congratulations! I will contact you via email.

If you would like to find a new home for your unloved perfume, please feel free to contact me via email.



  • Josie: Long time lurker, first time poster! 🙂

    1. Based in the UK
    2. Yes, I absolutely do!! The changing scents of the seasons are one of my favourite things about them, and I also like to wear perfume that echoes or conjures a mood for me… so spices for Christmas, and summer teas and roses—and now, as the weather begins to get cold and the tops of the trees turn to gold, I find myself turning to the smoke and warmth and crispness of Hermès Eau des Merveilles.
    3. Absolutely! October 7, 2016 at 7:33am

  • Solanace: Miss Dior was my mom’s perfume as I was growing up, so if I happen to win, it’s hers! Thank you for the draw, Sandra and Victoria.

    1. I’m in South America
    2. Nope, I don’t think seasonally because we have no proper seasons here, it’s just very warm and humid for most of the year, and since I love orientals and big, classic perfumes, I just ignore the weather and wear whatever I fancy.
    3. Of course you can contact me using my email. Thank you again, girls! October 7, 2016 at 8:14am

  • Sandra: I live in the USA
    I don’t change my fragrances depending on the season, whenever I’m in the mood for is what I wear. And actually you could see how some of the fragrances that are more suited for winter actually smell different and blossom differently in the summer.
    Yes you can contact me via email
    Thank you for your generosity October 7, 2016 at 8:15am

  • Bastet: I live in the US, definitely feel that certain types of fragrances best suit particular seasons, and would be happy for you to email me. October 7, 2016 at 8:18am

  • BirdyAnn: I’m in Illinois, where we have a temperature spectrum from blisteringly hot to Arctic, so I definitely wear perfume seasonally. It’s finally starting to feel like fall here and I’m excited to start wearing warmer, spicier scents that tend to be too overpowering in heat and humidity.

    I haven’t tried any by Sonoma Scent Studio, and am excited for them to come back from hiatus so I can test out some new woodsy/incensey scents.

    (and yes, you may contact by email!) October 7, 2016 at 8:21am

  • Rebecca: I live in the US.
    I wear most fragrances year round.
    Yes, you may email me.
    Thank you for this giveaway, I so enjoy this blog!! October 7, 2016 at 9:30am

  • Colleen Boudreau: 1. I live in the US
    2. I don’t usually change perfumes seasonally
    3. Yes, you can contact me via email

    Thank you! 🙂 October 7, 2016 at 9:49am

  • Brenda: 1. I live in the US, specifically CA.

    2. Yes, I do think of perfume seasonally. However, that being said, I use heavier scents when I get dressed up and go out. I also tend to use the heavier scents during our winter months (say December through February) and much lighter scents the rest of the time.

    3. Yes, please email me. Thank you for your wonderful blog – it has been inspirational and so helpful in finding new treasured scents! October 7, 2016 at 9:52am

  • Joanne D: I live in the UK.
    Yes, I see perfumes seasonally. Autumn is the smoke of bonfires, incense, velvet and mist. Winter for me is crisp, white and evergreen forests. Like Tauer’s pentachord White.
    Yes, please email me if I am lucky enough to win. October 7, 2016 at 9:52am

  • Gina Tabasso: Thanks for the giveaway. I have not tried this one.
    1. Where are you based? U.S. in Ohio
    2. Do you think of perfume seasonally? Why or why not? No, I wear what i am in the mood for and what gives me what I need. Sometimes, I need oud and amber confidence in summer.
    2. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win? of course! October 7, 2016 at 9:54am

  • Kathryn: I lived in the US and would be very happy for you to contact me.

    I don’t think of fragrances as being seasonal, exactly, but do think they are somewhat weather dependent. If it’s very dry, whether I’m here in New England in the winter or in Morocco in the dry season which I was once, I’ll wear my strongest, most diffusive perfumes, trusting the lack of humidity to keep them in check. If it’s very humid, I wear something more restrained, knowing that kind of weather will bring out facets that are invisible to me when it’s drier weather. The notes I like (resins, roses, light white florals, vanilla, woods, spices, especially cardamom) remain fairly constant all year round, but I wear them in different intensities depending on what the weather brings. October 7, 2016 at 9:54am

  • Amanda: 1. I’m based in France.
    2. Yes! Just like food, I find some smells to be more comforting in cold weather (fruit and spice remind me of hot apple cider or mulled wine) while others (fresh florals, green scents) seem to be more at home in the spring and summer.
    3. Yes, of course. October 7, 2016 at 9:55am

    • Amanda: Some of my winter favorites are Nina by Nina Ricci and Fig by Aftelier, while my summertime favorite is L’Ombre dans l’Eau by Diptyque. Coach EdT is a close runner-up. October 7, 2016 at 12:13pm

  • Karen A: Thank you for the generous giveaway Sandra and Victoria! Please do not enter me in the draw, but the question is a fun one. I now do think of fragrances a bit more seasonally. Recently I received some leather perfume decants thanks to Limegreen and they just didn’t quite work in summer heat, but are exquisite in our (somewhat) autumnal weather. I also connect Coco with winter, but that may just be me. All my beloved roses though work year round! October 7, 2016 at 10:05am

  • Bela: Not taking part; just commenting. 🙂

    Two of my dearest French friends wore Miss Dior. I’ve always loved it, but could never wear it because of them. I have a tiny vial of it, which I sniff when I’m feeling nostalgic for my youth. It has an innocent name, but it’s potent stuff. October 7, 2016 at 10:07am

  • spe: What a lovely offer!
    1. I’m in the U.S., pacific northwest.
    2. Absolutely. In fact, I think of my collection seasonally as I add scents and replace others. The more woodsy spicy ones (Dioressence, Caleche) come out in the fall. The greens and irises (19, Cristalle) come out in the spring. The aldehydes and marine notes (chanels, eau de merveilles) in the summer. The powdery scents (Guerlains) in the winter. Oh, yes. And I look forward to these changes the way I look forward to a change in clothing. When I go through my collection with my family, they all totally understand and support 6-8 fragrances for each season!
    3. I’m blessed to have many fragrance options. It would make me very happy to have someone else benefit from this generosity. October 7, 2016 at 10:18am

  • Diane: I’m in the US. I do change scents with the seasons–when the weather cools off I want to snuggle up to deeper, stronger, and spicier scents. But some scents I do wear year round. Yes please email me! Thanks for the lovely giveaway. October 7, 2016 at 10:20am

  • DP: Hello and thank you for the kind give away. I live in the Midwest US and you may contact me. Seasonal perfume use is what lets me organize my thoughts around my collection. It is not only the four traditional seasons, but vacationing to a warmer spot in the winter type fragrance, etc. I know what I will wear leading up to Christmas; my colognes sit in a lovely green row waiting for summer; fall brings back all the delicious fragrances that were “too much” for summer. So in my seeking a new scent (they seem to find me, I don’t really have to shop for them!) I usually do so with a time of year in mind. Or a person. Or a person/people to spend that time of year with. October 7, 2016 at 10:20am

  • DDJ: My SO would love this; we’re in the US South.

    No, I don’t worry much about seasons or anything else. I wear what I want when I want. Life’s too short for rules.

    Yes to email, of course.

    Thank you, Sandra and Victoria, for your generosity. October 7, 2016 at 10:45am

  • Susiebelle: I live in the US – New Jersey. Yes, you may contact me via email should I win. Thank you so much for this giveaway! Good luck to all.
    There are some fragrances I wear year-round, but I just put away all my “warm weather’ perfumes and pulled out fragrances I love for fall/winter. October 7, 2016 at 11:01am

  • Phyllis Iervello: I live in the USA, state of Maryland.
    I do think of certain scents as seasonal.
    I may be contacted by email.

    Thank you Sandra for this generous giveaway. (I don’t own Miss Dior and haven’t smelled it in years but liked what I smelled at that time.) October 7, 2016 at 11:01am

    • Karen A: Hi Phyllis! I just commented on Gretchen’s post as I, too, am in Maryland. Perhaps we can have a BdJ “chapter”! October 8, 2016 at 7:53am

      • Phyllis Iervello: Hi Karen…perhaps we can but aren’t we lucky tog has BdJ! October 9, 2016 at 2:27pm

  • Lily: Not interested in the giveaway (bc I don’t know the fragrance and want it to go to someone who will definitely enjoy it) but wanted to answer the fun question!

    I have been interested in perfume for right at about a year now, and these last few weeks changing from the oppressive heat of a southern (US) summer to a bit of fall, have made me realize that I do look at scents seasonally, at least some of the time. I have perfumes that I wear in all weather but others that just don’t feel right for hot weather, or cold weather, or the sort of crisp energy that accompanies spring and fall….I have suddenly been craving warm/spicy/ambery/smoky scents. Things that smell like fall to me. And suddenly my summer scents didn’t feel right anymore (Sicily and l’eau de Chloe). It was actually really unexpected…this is the first season change I have really noticed that sudden taste shift, rather than a more subtle transition to just pulling different perfumes more often or less often. I think what made it so obvious was a lack of fall in my scent wardrobe. Winter, spring, and summer all have representatives already. Fall did not. In the process of being remedied! Lol. October 7, 2016 at 11:10am

  • Liz: What a wonderful way to recycle and reward readers! Just visited the Perfume Museum in Barcelona and drooled at all the vintage Diors!

    1. Malta, EU.
    2. Yes, scent is most definitely seasonal in my book. Just that in Malta, we’ve two seasons only – summer (a dry heat) and late summer (awful humidity); and winter (mild but wet sometimes). Is that 3 seasons then?! With body baring all in those summer months, scents are volatile and need some restrained thinking if not to overpower others. In winter, the damp humidity needs a warming bois de something to kindle fires we don’t have in our homes!
    3. I love hearing from you, win or not! October 7, 2016 at 11:12am

  • jane: I’m from michigan and we get all 4 seasons, but sometimes you think we are in the throes of 1 and then suddenly a new one appears. Therefore, I do like to change my perfumes seasonly, but one day may be a cold November one and then the next you are in shirtsleeves. I also like to mix things up for a little thrill. For example, if I’m sick of cold weather I may wear a spring floral. Or some heavy perfumes on hot skin take on a nuance that can be quite attractive. Please do notify me via email if I get lucky. I don’t usually wear Dior other than Diorissimo, but have started to explore their library. October 7, 2016 at 11:12am

  • Madelyn E: Oh thank you Sandra and Victoria
    I Love Love Love the original Miss Dior ! I would buy it from you . It was my favorite !! I I would just be thrilled to win this as this scent is a link to my beloved recently deceased mother .
    I live in New York .. I do change fragrances seasonally wearing the florals in the summer and the more orientals in the fall winter . You may contact me by email .
    Thank you so much ! A dream come true to win this !
    Madelyn E October 7, 2016 at 11:18am

  • Gigi: Thank you for the generous giveaway. I’m in the US. I have a handful of fragrances that I wear regardless of the season but there are a couple of that I rotate seasonally. Would love to add this lovely fragrance to my collection. You may contact me by email. Thank you again. October 7, 2016 at 11:25am

  • kristina: I live in the upper left corner of the US. Fragrance IS seasonal! White florals in the spring, rose in summer, chypre in fall, and smoky Rose 31 all winter! Yes, please email me! October 7, 2016 at 11:30am

  • Ellen M.: Based in the USA. Lovely giveaway. Many thanks. I’m not a seasonal fragrance person at all. In wear what I like. You may certainly contact me. Again many thanks. October 7, 2016 at 11:41am

  • Laurie Brown: 1. The US

    2. While different scents will make me think of different seasons, I don’t reserve them for that season. I pick my perfume of the day by mood.

    3. Of course! October 7, 2016 at 11:53am

  • Giovanna: 1. Switzerland
    2. I do, actually, but my ideal would be a warm season signature scent and a cold weather signature scent… still searching
    3. yes, of course October 7, 2016 at 11:53am

  • Monica: Thanks Sandra and Victoria for this wonderful giveaway.
    1. I live in USA.
    2. I think of perfume seasonally. I love flowery, light, refreshing fragrances during Spring and Summer time. I enjoy heavier fragrances during Fall and Winter to feel myself cozy, warm and comfortable.
    3. You can contact me via email. October 7, 2016 at 11:55am

  • Gretchen: 1. I’m in Annapolis, in the US
    2. I do think of seasonal fragrances, but then I “color outside the lines” when I choose each morning….however, after overdosing on L’Heure Bleue one hot, humid summer day, I learned my lesson on certain fragrances. It’s like pulling out your seasonal clothes, switching fragrances each season….something to look forward to, something to wear obsessively at different times of the year, and something to match mood/weather/colors!
    3. Of course! Thanks so much for this offering….this would be a gift for my daughter, who’s finishing her last year of college, applying for work positions and grad school, and breaking up with her long-term BF. This is her favorite fragrance, and would be such a treat. October 7, 2016 at 11:56am

    • Karen A: Hi Gretchen! I live near Annapolis, if you are interested perhaps we can meet up for coffee and share/perfume stories. I am happy to share some decants and samples if I have some you’d like to try! October 8, 2016 at 7:49am

  • cerulean sky: 1.I live in the US
    2. I do think of perfume as seasonal for I deal with extreme climate change and I prefer to wear different genres in different types of weather.
    3. yes, you may contact me via email. October 7, 2016 at 11:58am

  • Viktoria: Howdy from Florence, KY!
    I do not rotate perfumes seasonally. Every scent i own is in my collection because it is an extension of what i like no matter the weather. Although one thing i noticed, most fragrances exhibit different qualities worn in different temperatures. I can’t seem to notice and enjoy violets based scents in the summer, yet for me they stand out and open up in the the cooler weather.
    Feel free yo contact me. October 7, 2016 at 11:59am

  • Marzipan: I am in the United States.

    I prefer to change my fragrance wardrobe based on the season…light florals and citruses in the warmer weather and ambers and gourmands for the cooler weather. And yes, by all means, do contact me via email if I win! Thank you for this lovely draw! October 7, 2016 at 12:00pm

  • Cerulean Sky: I am in the USA and live in an area that experiences all four seasons which is why I like to have a different fragrance wardrobe for each season… yes, I do think of my fragrances seasonally. I would be happy to hear from you via email should I be so lucky as to win 🙂 October 7, 2016 at 12:04pm

  • Siobhan: Thanks for the giveaway! Miss Dior is currently top on my wish list.
    1. I’m in the mid-Atlantic US.
    2. I somewhat think of seasonal scents, but find that I like dark, warmer (fall/winter) scents year-round. They just suit my personality. From there I make only minor changes for the season because it does get me excited for the new weather.
    3. Absolutely! October 7, 2016 at 12:09pm

  • Ariadne: Thank you Sandra! I live in the US. I just read V’s review of this perfume and am very intrigued. I honestly never considered Dior perfumes before, not sure why but this one by the creator of Tabu…oh yes!
    I change perfumes with the seasons bringing out my ‘opulent’ ones in the fall & winter because I love to smell them left over in my heavy wool garments. Am going to start spritzing the insides of my gloves too. Please feel free to email me. Good luck to everyone in this draw and to Sandra at future garage sales October 7, 2016 at 12:24pm

  • Christine Corretti: I live in Boston, Mass. USA
    I like to wear seasonal fragrances b/c they set certain moods for the season.
    But I still use all-year round fragrances on a regular basis.

    Yes, pls contact me via email. October 7, 2016 at 12:41pm

  • Theresa: what an exciting contest – I would LOVE to win Miss Dior!

    I live in the US, in the Pacific Northwest, and would love to be contacted via email if I were only to win. Our seasons are somewhat muted, but I do find that I pull out different perfumes dependent on the weather. In the fall I like to cozy up with the warmer, cuddlier scents. on the other hand, certain scents, such as Chanel’s Cristalle, are good for any time of year: refreshing in the hot weather, or scintillating in the winter. and any time I want a hit of “happy” I pull out the Chamade. October 7, 2016 at 12:55pm

  • Vani: Thank you for your gererosity Sandra. I heard really good things about the original Christian Dior Miss Dior and I have been looking forward to experiencing it.

    1. I’m based in the East Coast, USA;
    2. Yes, I absolutely love and look forward to switching scents according to season. I love my warmer, spicier scents in the fall & winter and fresher ones in the spring & summer; it allows me to be more in sync with cold or heat and humidity.
    3. Yes, please email me if I am lucky enough to win. October 7, 2016 at 1:02pm

  • Jane: I live in North Carolina. I do like to change my fragrances with each new season….because to me certain fragrances are stronger and warmer for fall and winter and light and airy for spring and summer.

    You are welcome to contact me. October 7, 2016 at 1:05pm

  • Hera: 1. I am in Canada
    2. Yes and no.. I can’t wear heavy scents during summer, only colognes and light perfumes but I can wear my summer scents during winter.
    3. Yes, please e-mail me October 7, 2016 at 1:12pm

  • Caro: 1. I live in El salvador but i have a Florida address where ti receive my parcels 😉
    2. In a certain way, no, because in the tropics we only have two major changes of weather every six months, rainy or dry seasons. In a certain way yes, because of course we have micro weather changes and we get cooler cloudy days, crisp sunny days, rainy, hot,,, but mostly I use perfumes according to moods.
    3. Absolutely yes! October 7, 2016 at 1:15pm

  • Amy Orvin: Based in Charleston, SC USA.
    Yes, I prefer wearing gourmands and sweeter smelling notes in the fall and winter because of the cooler weather. There are so many wonderful fall scents out there and I like to mimic that. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Yes, you can contact me via email.

    P.S…If I win and If I am late to respond, that will be due to losing power. Hurricane Matthew is lurking and not sure when I will be able to get back online. Anyone who reads this…please pray for the East coast! Thank You! October 7, 2016 at 1:28pm

  • Robert H.: Thanks so much for the great draw Victoria and Sandra. Really generous!!

    I’m in the US and of course you may contact me via email.

    Yes, I fall into the change the season/change the scent camp, in the very same way I pack away the t-shirts and flip-flops at the end of Sept. and pull out the scarves and heavier jackets. I love wearing spicy/leathery/woody scents in the winter, and am always ready to switch back to lighter and fresher as the spring arrives! Thanks for the chance! October 7, 2016 at 1:44pm

  • Alison Dubin: I live in New York City. Yes, I like to wear different scents seasonally.
    I like a fruity, citrus fragrance in warmer months & warm, woody ones in cooler months. I find citrus invigorating & I like scents which have sandlewood & remind me of cinnamon.
    Yes, you can email me. October 7, 2016 at 1:49pm

  • Jennifer: 1. I am on the east coast of the United States.

    2. I do think of my scents seasonally for the most part. Lighter for the warmer/humid months and richer, full on for the cooler/winter months!

    3. Yes. E-mail by all means October 7, 2016 at 2:01pm

  • Jennifer H.: I live in Orange County, CA.
    I believe some fragrances are definitely seasonal but I have always loved Miss Dior and I wear it when I want added support to meetings and presentations. It’s more like an armor for my power suits. It helps me to feel more feminine and stronger. I own the latest version but I have always wanted to experience the vintage version! I would split it with my mother since we share a passion for fragrance. 🙂
    You may email me. October 7, 2016 at 2:09pm

  • Erika: 1. I am in the US – Pacific NW
    2. I don’t think of perfumes as being seasonal although I definitely reach for some perfumes more frequently at certain times of year. Although, after months of a grey winter, I frequently reach for my ‘summer’ perfumes to help lift my mood!
    3. Yes, you may contact me via email. October 7, 2016 at 2:26pm

  • Ksenia: 1.I live in Poland, EU.
    2. Partly true, I think seasonally about perfumes. Winter is time for vanilla, anise, patchouli, spring is for lilly-of -the valley and lilac, summer – fresh and light smells, autumn – spices. But against all rules this summer I could not live without Habanita.
    3. Please, contact me via email October 7, 2016 at 2:28pm

  • Susan Hood: Based in the US. Since I live in New England, my fragrance “wardrobe” changes seasonally.
    Yes, you may e-mail me. Thanks to Sandra for her thoughtful give-away. October 7, 2016 at 2:40pm

  • Eleni Routsi: 1. I am based in Greece.

    2. No, I believe if you find a perfume you truly love, you can wear it no matter what season. You can easily change the intensity of your perfume just by pairing it with some lotion, so you can make it lighter for summer.

    3. Yes, you can e-mail me. October 7, 2016 at 2:50pm

  • Jenniter: I am continually learning from this site, so thank you for that!

    1. I am on the east coast of the United States…4 seasons so…

    2. Yes. My fragrance choices will vary with the weather. I keep it lighter and simple in the spring and summer (verbenas, lemon splash, tuberose) and look forward to my richer scent/s (A.E yum)! in the cooler and winter months. So many scents to choose from, why NOT change it up?!

    3. By all means, feel free to e-mail. Thanks! October 7, 2016 at 6:09pm

  • Brittany B: 1. I live in Oregon.
    2. I think of perfume seasonally in the way it reacts to my skin. A lot of my favorite perfumes like Shalimar react really poorly with my skin when I sweat in the heat. So even though I personally prefer perfumes that would be classified as fall and winter, I am forever in search of perfumes that will agree with my skin in summer.
    3. Absolutely!

    Thank you! October 7, 2016 at 7:00pm

  • Troy: This is such a nice thing to do. I live in western NY state. I do wear perfume seasonally. I treat it like putting on any other article of clothing. I keep a collection of feminine (and masculine) perfumes in our half bath so guests can try them and so I can enjoy them too. This would make a nice addition to my wall. And feel free to email me. October 7, 2016 at 7:25pm

  • MerryRower: 1. I’m in Los Angeles, California

    2. Even though Southern California is often accused of having no seasons, I absolutely think of fragrance in distinct seasonal groups. The scents I crave change with the day’s length, the temperature, what’s growing on the hills, the foods I’m eating and the clothes I’m wearing. My body reacts differently to perfume depending on the time of year it is. Plus, putting a favorite away for awhile presents the pleasure of discovering it all over again!

    3. Happy to be contacted!

    Thank you. October 7, 2016 at 8:34pm

  • looloolooweez: Wow, what a generous giveaway! Thank you!

    1. Where are you based? – USA (Texas)

    2. Do you think of perfume seasonally? Why or why not? – Generally, yes. Some cold-weather scents can be too strong in hot weather, and some hot-weather scents can disappear when it is cold. But I live in a pretty temperate area (it’s 90F today!) so… whatever, I do what I want.

    2. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win? – Yes, please. 🙂

    *crosses fingers* October 7, 2016 at 8:40pm

  • EileenS: 1. I live in the US
    2. Not really – I wear scents that match my mood more than the season. There are only a few scents I won’t break out mid-summer, for fear of scaring the neighbors, but most scents do well throughout the year in our climate.
    3. Yes, you may e-mail me. October 7, 2016 at 8:53pm

  • Ann: In the US, you may email me. Scent is mood changing for me. Thanks for sharing, Ann October 7, 2016 at 9:05pm

  • Jane: I live in the US
    I do think of perfume seasonally because of the heaviness of the scent I feel heavier scents belong to winter lighter to summer if eel a too heavy overwhelms with the heat of summer
    Yes please contact Via email
    I have fond memories of miss Dior it was the first expensive perfume I owned bought as a gift by mom my first year of college. I wore it to many a college party October 7, 2016 at 9:37pm

  • Adrienne: Grand Rapids MI . Absolutely I wear my perfumes seasonally. Deep warm spicy or rose perfumes in the cooler months, and light citrusy, florals in the spring and summer. I’m very careful everyday when I choose which fragrance to wear that day. How am I feeling, what am I wearing, how is the weather going to be, will I be inside or outside. It has all become instinctual really, I just know which one leaps out at me. Yes Victoria, email anytime. October 7, 2016 at 10:18pm

  • Amelie: I’m sleepy in the USA.
    I wear perfume seasonally, even though there are no real seasons where I live. I just like the idea.
    Please contact me via email. October 8, 2016 at 4:27am

  • CristinaM: Thank you for the generous initiative!

    1. I am based in continental Europe.

    2. Yes, perfumes are seasonal for me. Right now it’s Chergui, Fumerie Turque, Ambre Russe and Sacrebleu.

    3. Yes, you can contact me in case I win. October 8, 2016 at 7:13am

  • Alison: Greetings! What a kind gesture. I would indeed love to experience the original Miss Dior. I have the current version and it is one of my go-to favorites in my collection. I’ve always wondered how the original might be even more delightful and have yearned to get my hands on a bottle. So, please count me in your consideration.

    1) I am in the U.S., the Washington, D.C. metro.

    2) Like life, I believe perfume should have no boundaries. So, no, I do not consciously think of perfume in terms of seasons and will wear even the most warm fragrances (like Miss Dior) in the Summer – just because I can!

    3) Yes, you may contact me via e-mail.

    Have a lovely time reviewing all of these great submissions and stories! October 8, 2016 at 7:50am

  • flowergirlbee!: 1. Australia
    2. Yep.i tend to prefer lighter fragrance in summer.Also heat and cold bring out different aspects of a fragrance.The same fragrance can smell and feel so differently depending on the weather.
    3. I welcome your email with open arms : ) October 8, 2016 at 9:08am

  • Loric: Miss Dior was my first real perfume way back when.
    I live in Texas, so I tend to wear my fragrances seasonally. It is so overwhelmingly hot in the summer and I just can’t bear some of my heavier scents then. It is always nice when the weather changes and I can wear a treasured favorite again.
    Of course you can contact me via email.

    Thank you for the opportunity! October 8, 2016 at 9:15am

  • Angel P.: 1. Where are you based?

    I’m from South East Asia but I’m living in Europe currently.

    2. Do you think of perfume seasonally? Why or why not?

    Not really. I wear perfume based on my mood and feeling at the time, regardless of the season.

    2. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win?

    Sure! October 8, 2016 at 10:53am

  • Jane: For me too, Miss Dior was the beginning, over fifty years ago.
    I live in Canada and yes, having seasons I have seasonal loves, though I remain constant all year round to some.
    Please do email me! October 8, 2016 at 10:56am

  • Iuliana: First of all, thank you!
    I live in London and I definitely rotate perfumes on a seasonal basis (with some, there is no much choice, I am afraid, at least according to my nose, and others just scream “hot days of summer” – Guerlain’s Herba Fresca, or Christmas holidays – Tauer’s Eau d’épices), but there are some that transcend seasons, such as Tauer’s Carillon pour un ange or Zeta or Monsillage’s Vol 870 Yul-Cdg. Please feel free to contact me. October 8, 2016 at 11:20am

  • Nora Szekely: Dear Victoria, Sandra and perfume lovers,

    1. I live in Europe, Hungary. (Also I already own the original EDT but would live to try the vintage one.)

    2. We have the 4 distinct seasons in my country, I tend to switch to lighter scents in the summer but wear my favourites, like Coco extrait by Chanel all year around. If I find them heavy during the day, I simply wait till evening to apply. I’ve worn La chasse aux papillons by L’Artisan in colder weather and it cheered me up.

    3. I’d be glad to share my contact details in case I’m the lucky one 🙂 October 8, 2016 at 11:21am

  • Lynn LaMar: Living here in SW Florida, there is not much of a seasonal change but it is noticeable nonetheless if you are in tune to it. I am obsessed with perfume and will change my perfume according to seasons, moods and personal quirks and passions. Even during different times of day. Light, subtle and clean for work. (Ivorie by Balmain) Dark, sexy, moody for a grand wine tasting. (maybe…Poison? Opium??) Love you Victoria!! October 8, 2016 at 11:32am

  • Lynn LaMar: Oooops. Yes, of course I will share my contact info!!! October 8, 2016 at 11:33am

  • LynneMarie: I’m in the USA, Long Island.
    I’ve never given thought to only using scents at certain times of year. I’ve always just worn what I like no matter the season.
    Yes, I’d be thrilled to be contacted as the winner. October 8, 2016 at 11:50am

  • NanP: 1) I live in the southeastern Atlantic US.

    2) I definitely rotate fragrances based on the season as well as time of day and occasion. During the hottest and most humid days which are just now coming to a close, light florals and citrus are the only thing that will do. In the fall and winter, I keep cozy with vanilla, musk, spiced tobacco, woods and incense. Naturally there are times when I’ve got to break my own rules – spritzing bitter orange for a lift on dreary cold days, etc. There are the few that I reach for throughout the year though such as Le Labo Vanille 44, Tuberose Criminelle, Diptyque Eau Duelle and Tam Dao. My mother wore the original Miss Dior in a bottle wrapped in Dior’s black and white signature houndstooth print which is radically different than the Miss Dior on the market today. She’s been gone for most of my adult life and I miss her so much. I’d love to win the draw for this as a means of connection with my mother through this scent memory.
    3) yes, I’d be delighted if you contact me by email to let me know I’ve won! October 8, 2016 at 12:22pm

  • Floramac: I’m in New England and I do think of perfumes, as well as life, seasonally. It has been so warm here though so I’m still wearing summery perfumes. When it gets cold I’ll dig out the Bois des Iles and when it is snowy, Coromandel. October 8, 2016 at 12:33pm

  • Floramac: Yes, I will share my contact information. October 8, 2016 at 12:34pm

  • Erica A: 1) I’m in the USA.

    2) no, I wear all of my perfumes year around. I change my perfumes based on my moods.

    3) please do! You can contact me via email. October 8, 2016 at 2:29pm

  • Corey: 1. Seattle, WA, USA.
    2. Overall, yes though not exclusively. I am touched by the Japanese principle of 旬, Shun. It refers to awareness and respect of the seasonal energies, foods and atmospheres that most represent the given time of year. I practice this in my own life (not strictly) with perfume as well as tea (oolong in spring, green in summer, pu erh in autumn, Ripe pu erh in winter!) and even wine. It’s not a strict practice – I’ll absolutely drink oolong in the dead of winter, or wear a Lilac fragrance in fall if the mood strikes. It’s all about appreciation.
    2. yes, thanks!
    And PS – thank you as always to this wonderful community of perfume aficionados. October 8, 2016 at 2:40pm

  • Tania: 1. Where are you based?
    I am in Europe.

    2. Do you think of perfume seasonally? Why or why not?
    Partially only. I do wear sweeter, denser perfumes less often in warm weather, but my main point to choose a perfume is my current mood.

    3. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win?
    Yes October 8, 2016 at 4:10pm

  • john: I’m based in Western Canada, though my sis in is Wisconsin and would cheerfully forward a prize if I’m the lucky one…
    I’m a big Dior fan (grew up with Fahrenheit and am never without Eau Sauvage), and would love to pass this on to my teenage daughter, who is hitting all kinds of milestones this year (new school, now friends, taller than her mother, goofy humour surfacing in public, writing voice starting to grow), and is ready for some kind of wonderful amber to trap these memories in.
    On that note, I believe in seasonal variation (and other kinds too), but partly with the notion in mind that each fall (just now) is at once new and old and not the same. With this in mind, I like to welcome surprises and then try to stick with them to find out what I might learn… A serial signaturist? Anyway, thanks for this opportunity, and please do contact me by email if things go our way. October 8, 2016 at 4:15pm

  • Surbhi: Sandra, such a lovely gesture. Thank you Victoria for coordinating. This one I would love to try.

    1) I am in continental US.
    2) Perfumes are definitely seasonal for me. Some perfumes I loved last winter and couple of months ago it felt like why did I even get these, the moment weather turned cooler ..they are just perfect again. Same goes for many summer perfumes. Almost like a hot drink seems like the right thing in winter and too much in summer. Though here and there I select a warm one in summer or vice versa.
    3. Yes you can contact me. October 8, 2016 at 8:42pm

  • Diana: 1. I’m based in the US.

    2. Yes; it gets pretty hot/humid in the summer where I live, so I tend to wear lighter scents and save my heavier/cozier scents for cold weather. Spicy scents and vanilla scents tend to put me in a festive/winter holiday mood!

    3. Yes! October 8, 2016 at 11:32pm

  • MJ Moore: 1. I live in the USA
    2. I absolutely think of fragrance seasonally. I rotate fragrances based on the season and my mood.
    3. Yes 🙂 October 9, 2016 at 12:29am

  • ruby: 1. I’m based in Washington State
    2. Yes! Definitely. I’m actually quite new to wearing perfume. Have been reading your blog to help me navigate through all the wonderful scents. I have been wearing a lot of Serge Lutens La fille de Berlin over the summer. Fell in love with a sample and the perfume reacted with my body heat to produce something almost pungent, which I found quite intoxicating. It doesn’t seem to be as strong as the weather has gotten colder. I’m trying to decide if I want to wear something scrumptious and cozy to match my sweater and scarf wearing mood or if it’d be nicer with something brighter to counter the darker season.
    3. Yes of course! October 9, 2016 at 2:05am

  • Isabelle: 1. I’m in NV, USA.
    2. I do have certain fragrances that I wear seasonally mainly because of temperature differences. I prefer stronger spicier fragrances in the colder seasons and lighter citrus in the really hot days. And some I wear year around.
    3. Yes, I’m open to being contacted via email. October 9, 2016 at 4:40am

  • Hayley: 1) I live in Lancashire uk
    2) I absolutely think of perfumes with the seasons. I love the changing seasons and matching perfumes – e.g. Autumn and winter I like rich, smokey, incense perfumes, Spring and summer I prefer fruit, floral citrus types.
    3) yes please contact by email
    Thank you for a generous giveaway 😀 October 9, 2016 at 5:03am

  • Kelly Commerford: 1) I’m in Alabama, United States

    2) Perfumes are most definitely seasonal & occasional….I love a light, sweet, fruity scent for Summer & a warm, spicy Oriental for Fall/Winter.

    3) Yes, please. October 9, 2016 at 5:33am

  • Sakura: Sakura blossom:
    1. I live in Asia 🙂
    2. Although we don’t have 4 seasons here because I’m in the tropics, I still think of perfumes seasonally because I like richer, heavier fragrances and I can only wear them during colder months (around November to February). During summer/dry season I wear lighter, fresher perfumes that mix well with heat and humidity to keep myself cool and happy.
    3. Yes please contact me via email if I win. Thank you! October 9, 2016 at 8:15am

  • Kate: 1. I’m based in Switzerland

    2. I’m a novice perfumista, but perfume is definitely somewhat seasonal for me. I love cozy spicy scents for cooler seasons, and my favorite summer perfume (which I bought for my wedding several years ago) smells like a juicy gin cocktail.

    3. Yes, email is just peachy. I would love to be able to smell this one in vintage, I’ve read so much about it. Thank you for the generous giveaway! October 9, 2016 at 10:57am

  • Rafaella: I live in Europe and yes, you can email me.

    I like wearing perfume by seasons, especially spicy and oriental perfumes for cold days. October 9, 2016 at 11:14am

  • Kate: 1. I live in Switzerland

    2. I’m rather new to wearing perfume regularly. There is definitely some seasonality in my perfume associations. I tend to gravitate towards spicier fragrances in the winter, but I would say that my choice of perfume usually has as much to do with my mood and my plans for the day as the season. I have realized that I really enjoy wearing woody fragrances when I need to do some serious focusing, for instance.

    3. Email is the best way to contact me.

    I would absolutely love to try Miss Dior in vintage, as I have read so much about it (and almost as much about how the current versions of most ‘chypre’ perfumes don’t stack up to the originals due to reformulation!) Also, please forgive me if this turns out to be a duplicate entry. I tried to submit a post about 30 minutes ago, but it doesn’t seem to be showing up in the comments, and I don’t want to miss out!

    Thank you for the generous giveaway! October 9, 2016 at 11:33am

    • Kate: Of course, now my first comment is showing up for me… ugh connectivity issues. Sorry again for the double-post! October 9, 2016 at 11:35am

  • Hiba: Hi Victoria!

    1. I am based in the east coast of the U.S.
    2. I do think of perfume seasonally! It feels odd to me to wear lighter perfumes in the fall, for example. I’ve just switched over to my wintery scents– my favorite right now is Very Irresistible x Givenchy. It settles wonderfully on my skin.
    3. Yes, you can contact me by email. October 9, 2016 at 12:06pm

  • Marianna: I prefer not to change fragrances with seasons although some of my fav ambers are too saffocating to be worn during smummer.
    I am in the US October 9, 2016 at 12:08pm

  • Cynthia Powers: Hello, Victoria!
    I live in beautiful New England, USA.
    I do think of scents seasonally. We have distinct seasons where I live. My favorite spring scent is Apres L’Ondee, summer into fall is Jicky, and winter is Violette de Madame.
    You may contact me via email.
    Thank you and have a wonderful day! October 9, 2016 at 12:40pm

  • Natalie Chui: How kind!!! Thank you!
    1. Canada
    2. Absolutely! Winter is Jo Malone pomegranate noir or hermes cuir d’ange. spring is channel no19 or sycamore edt and summer is Hermes eau de merveille ambre or coromandel.
    3. Email would be lovely! October 9, 2016 at 2:11pm

  • Josey: 1. USA
    2. Yes! I wear perfume for me, and certain notes make me pleasantly nostalgic in different seasons. Off the top of my head, I’d say woody notes in the autumn and orange blossom in the summer 🙂
    3. Yes October 9, 2016 at 4:52pm

  • Caylee: 1. I’m in the U.S.
    2. I usually think of perfume seasonally, but my opinions don’t always match up with others’. I smell certain notes more strongly on myself than other people, so some scents that are fresh for most are warm and cozy for me (though not often vice versa).
    3. Yes, please!
    Thank you, Sandra for sharing this wonderful opportunity! October 9, 2016 at 6:43pm

  • Eric: Based in Texas!

    I don’t find I wear most of my scents seasonally, though I do have a thing for Shalimar parfum in summer. And vintage chypres.

    You may absolutely email me. 🙂

    Thank you Sandra for your generosity! October 9, 2016 at 11:57pm

  • Ai Ping: 1. I am based in Asia! On a sunny island called Singapore

    2. Personally i do not wear perfume seasonally as in my country, it is basically summer throughout 🙁

    2. Yes, Email would be lovely ! 🙂

    Thanks Sandra, for sharing this fragrance 🙂 October 10, 2016 at 4:01am

  • Notturno7: Silly me! I wrote something to post few days ago but just realized it never got sent and I can’t find it now! And it might be too late.

    Thank you for this lovely offer, Sandra and also to Victoria who is making sure that nobody’s left out.
    Yes, I’m in the U.S. and would be delighted to be contacted.
    I love chypres and vintage perfumes, what a delight this would be!!
    I don’t think of perfumes seasonally and like to pick every day what to wear, depending on my mood and day. However, there’re some perfumes I wear more in the winter as I’m craving heavier, warmer scents when it’s cold out. The only one I can’t wear in the summer is Shalimar, as I wore it by mistake in sweltering heat in the car on a long trip. But I could wear the Shalimar extrait in summer on cooler evenings , now that I’m thinking about it, it just hasn’t happened since that trip. October 10, 2016 at 5:37am

  • Yanet: 1-My area is the Caribbean, specifically Cuba.
    2-Yes, I think of perfume seasonably. I love vintage, and I love Chipres, in La Habana we have some Lancôme, Hermes, Guerlain and Dior, but not all of their classics. I would feel extremely lucky to receive a sample.
    3-Of course! October 10, 2016 at 10:12pm

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