The 12 best Dior perfumes of all time, as chosen by a beauty editor

Our beauty insider picks the very best Dior perfumes that will make you feel eau so sophisticated...

Product shot of Dior J'adore Parfum d'Eau,JOY by Dior Eau de Parfum Intense andDior Hypnotic Poison Eau de Parfum, three of the best dior perfumes on a pale pink and floral background
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Searching for the best Dior perfumes of all time? You’re in the right place, as we have whittled down our favourite finds from the House of Dior, known globally for elegant, sophisticated blends. Crafted from the finest ingredients, these fragrances are complex, refined, and really do last the distance. 

Founded in 1946, the House of Dior made its first foray into the fragrance field with Miss Dior. A green, chypre scent, this fragrance was designed to “leave a trail of desire in a woman’s wake”. While it continues to be a cult classic, the French Maison has gone on to launch many more of the most beloved, best perfumes for women, including Dior J’Adore and Dior Addict. 

With a particular interest in floral fragrances, many of Christian Dior’s perfumes feature a bouquet of blooms. And here, we’ve included some of our favourites. But we’ve also selected other, less obvious choices that celebrate ingredients like vanilla and sea salt. Have a read, pick the fragrance that speaks to you, then go and smell it IRL - it may just be your new signature scent for summer

The 12 best Dior Perfumes of all time

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Miss Dior Original is the very first fragrance by Christian Dior that launched back in 1947. Described as an ‘avant-garden green chypre floral’, this iconic fragrance is laced with sambac jasmine, patchouli and galbanum. "I created this perfume to clothe every woman in exquisite femininity, as though each of my gowns were emerging, one by one, from the bottle,” says François Demachy. 

Is Dior perfume worth the money?

It really depends on what you’re after. If you want to have a signature scent that’s carefully crafted with the finest ingredients from around the world then yes, Dior perfume is worth the spend. All the fragrances we’ve listed here are beautifully balanced and manage to tell a story as they evolve on the skin. 

At Dior, you’re not just buying a fragrance, you’re also buying into the bigger picture – the Dior woman who’s elegant, chic and ever so sophisticated. These fragrances are designed to make you feel like the best, most sophisticated version of yourself. 

Emma Stoddart

Emma Stoddart is a freelance beauty journalist and self-confessed skincare aficionado with over five years’ industry experience. Emma has worked for some of the UK’s top women’s titles including Net-A-Porter, Stylist and Grazia. Her experience spans online and print as well as producing editorial shoots with some of the industry’s biggest artists, including Val Garland. Asides from working with them behind the scenes, she’s also had the chance to interview the likes of Patrick Ta, Pat McGrath, and Sam McKnight for all their insider tips and tricks.

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